posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 06:16 PM
a reply to: thedigirati
I understand where the woman is coming from. I don't live in the nicest neighborhood either, and my town has a very high crime rate. In breaking and
entering we are way above the national average, in my neighborhood specifically your annual chance of a break in is 1 in 37 compared to the towns
average of 1 in 56. When I goto sleep at night the doors get barricaded and there's a large knife beside me. Unlike this woman I technically have
the option of carrying a weapon but in practice I don't have that choice because I can't carry at school, at work, or in most businesses I frequent
and I don't really want to either.
In my mind, owning a weapon as protection against the fear of being harmed only serves to reinforce that fear. When I am at home, and especially when
I am asleep I am always conscious of a weapon being nearby and why I may want to have it. Without a weapon, I don't have that reminder and can go
about my business unafraid.
There's actually a good amount of gun control that I agree with, particularly with hand guns. On the other hand, I see zero problem with someone
wanting some home security and am massively pro weapons that are better in that context. The housing authority here that is banning that woman from
owning a gun is 100% in the wrong.
edit on 20-10-2015 by Aazadan because: (no reason given)
edit on 20-10-2015 by Aazadan
because: (no reason given)