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Originally posted by photobug
I'm not wishing to start the next great gun debate
Originally posted by magicmushroom
Having firearms may provide a feeling of safety and security but in reality it does not, you as an American have a right to bear arms but has that right made those who carry them any safer, no it has not, many Americans who have guns have died because of murder, robbery, drugs etc, it did not and does not protect them/you from harm.
Originally posted by whitewave
2) The only response to an armed terrorist is an armed citizenry. Example: I had my house broken into by some crazed mad-man. I don't know what his malfunction was but I barricaded myself in my bedroom and he took an AX and began hacking at my bedroom door. I waited patiently with gun in hand until he actually broke through the door. When he did, I pointed the gun at his face and he immediately left. Drug-crazed or not, he had enough synapsing brain cells to know you don't bring an ax to a gun fight. I've carried since I was 18 and having a weapon has saved my life on more than one occasion. I've never fired my weapon at anyone. Never needed to. Just having it has been enough.