originally posted by: hiddenlight
#1 - I'm not your Enemy or your friend.
Nor am I yours...but I never claimed either one, although my general approach to people is to like them by default until I have a reason not to.
#2 - If you're looking for a fight, I'm not the one.
Nope, not looking for that, either, I was just asking questions and making points. I just tend to be very direct...it's a "fault" to some people, I
#3 - We can agree to disagree.
Sure, but if you're unwilling to openly discuss the differences in viewpoints, agreeing to disagree is tantamount to apathy and an unwillingness to
attempt to understand.
#5 - I don't answer to you.
No one said that you did, but for someone who doesn't answer to me, you sure are making it a point to respond to my comment...
#6 - This isn't about you.
Nor is this thread about your opinion of the OP's desire to purchase a firearm. That's a two-way road, Hiddenlight.
#7 - This isn't the end of the world.
Agreed, so let's not claim that "fear has already defeated you" if someone want's to buy a gun and is seeking input about recommendations on which
#8 - Gun owners and their reasons are a dime a dozen.
Again, you are correct, yet you generalize the OP, saying that fear has won and implying that he hasn't thought through his right and desire to
purchase and/or carry firearms. Using "fear" as the generalized scapegoat for gun ownership is, simply put, lazy.
#9 - I have excellent reasons for my reasons.
Good, as do I, as I'm sure that the OP does as well. I never said that you shouldn't believe what you believe, I asked why you felt it necessary to
preach to someone in the way that you did. That's a valid question, because your entire response was off-topic.
#10 - If you have any other questions, please start at #1.
Nah, you've thoroughly summed up your level of willingness to discuss this topic, so asking any further questions would be a lesson in futility on my
Also, nice reason for your edit, I guess.
Gun owner-ship logic deals with safety, thus, fear is a connected element.
So, generalizing the reason behind gun ownership again is appropriate how? What happened to the reasons being twelve for ten cents?
Sorry, that was a 'further question'...I retract that question before I have to look at number one again...
I'll just leave you with this: Being prepared for a very small, but possible scenario, has nothing to do with fear for many, many people.
If you want to discuss intelligently and rationally, I'm game, otherwise, this "Monkey Boy" is done here.
Best regards, whatever you decide.