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Old 11-22-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Nor does it usually help.
Try reading some statistics on that.

I refuse to live in a world where everyone is armed.
Try educating yourself and stop believing every anti-gun bit of propaganda you hear. Firearms are successfully used hundreds of thousands of times every year in self defense in the US. Not every defensive use of a firearm involves killing or even shooting someone. 99% of the time the police don't fire a shot when using their firearm to subdue someone, it's not much different for civilians, but that doesn't get on the news. "If it bleeds, it leads" isn't just a saying, it's how the media is run.


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How many people are killed because of drunk gun owners?
Far fewer than are killed by drunk drivers, and the numbers are dropping almost every year. In spite of the media playing up every shooting and running the story over and over and over, the odds of being shot are very small, especially if you aren't involved in drugs.

Firearms are involved in 0.5% of accidental deaths nationally, compared to motor vehicles (37%), poisoning (22%), falls (17%), suffocation (5%), drowning (2.9%), fires (2.5%), medical mistakes (1.7%), environmental factors (1.3%), and pedal cycles (0.7%). Among children: motor vehicles (41%), suffocation (21%), drowning (15%), fires (8%), pedal cycles (2%), poisoning (2%), falls (1.9%), environmental factors (1.5%), firearms (1.1%) and medical mistakes (1%).

NRA-ILA :: Firearm Safety In America 2009
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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After Healthcare, Attorney General Holder will proably be going after guns next, he is already saying the because of the Fort Hood shooting we need to register all guns.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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I believe in the second amendment.

The problem is that a lot of people who want to own a gun probably shouldn't, and a lot of the people who don't want to own a gun probably should.


alot of cops and feds (like the storm troopers of f-troop) should also be included in that number, you dont see them turning in their firearms like they want the citizens to do.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun, Arizona
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I, ME - I'm primarily responsible for my own safety and that of my family. Not society. Not law enforcement. ME

That is one of the reasons I (and my husband) carry a firearm, in the open or concealed, every time we leave our home.

"Eye Glasses, Handkerchief, Wallet, Keys, Gun"
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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At least, that's what a lot of anti-gun-rights people will tell you while making the argument that "Nobody needs a gun", or "Nobody need such-and-such kind of gun", etc.

I'd like to see them explain that to the woman in this story.

Oops, too late. Well, maybe next time, eh?

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Guarded by police, woman slain - UPI.com

Guarded by police, woman slain

Published: Nov. 12, 2009 at 7:43 PM

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Investigators were trying to determine Thursday how a man got into a woman's apartment and killed her while police stood watch outside, Los Angeles police said.


(Full text of the article can be read at the above URL if you want a laugh)

The cops are always late to any emergency situation and are left many times just to document the crime. I will keep all my guns and my concealed carry permit, thank you.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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Non gun people need to overcome their fear about guns & join...the revolution...
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: California
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I can't imagine living a life where I felt that I needed a gun every time I left my home.

Sorry for you guys and hope you never need to shoot someone.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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Great job with the "serve and protect" BS!

Another good example of WHY EVERYONE SHOULD be heavily armed and ready to protect themselves.

Cops are usually far too busy with more pressing issues to be there when you might really need them.
Many of 'em can't shoot very straight, either.

YOUR life.......YOU protect and DEFEND IT and don't expect anyone else to do it for you, and you'll generally, be a-OK.
It's called.......REALITY.
Something that can't really be controlled.

Proud supporter of the Second Amendment and the NRA!
I have always said " Don't ask your government to do what Our Constitution says you should be doing yourself".
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Central, IL
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the wifey goes to pick up her new .40Cal on wed. she is very excited.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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I can't imagine living a life where I felt that I needed a gun every time I left my home.

Sorry for you guys and hope you never need to shoot someone.

The point is not to have a need ,but a desire...

Wouldn't u feel strong & invincible,if u carried ...?
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