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Originally posted by MrAnonUK
Mate, just don't bother. I've seen ample to just sit back with a smirk on my face and accept the fact that the majority will conjure up nearly anything to condone the use of firearms, particular found the comments about the United Kingdom and portrayal of an apparent continual tyranny due to the populaces lack of firearms. Also the stories of how arms must be kept so that they can fend off military attack, would love to see a pistol against a tank personally.
Originally posted by secretagent woooman
reply to post by centurion1211
The only problem is, as any cop, medic or gun safety expert will tell you, is that the opposite usually happens. You are far more likely to injure yourself or enrage an offender to the point of murdering you by firing a weapon than you are to defend yourself. Point blank, people panic in those situations and it is not as easy to play Steven Seagal as it looks on tv, I say this as someone who has been in this situation. I'm all for self defense but please be realistic about it, you would have to see them coming to catch them off guard before they pull a weapon and then it can't even be called self defense in court. As desperate as a lot of people are now they are losing inhibitions about seriously injuring or killing someone else while robbing them so fighting back probably is not the best option in all cases.
Originally posted by Retseh
You know, I have relatives who are still alive and can remember donating hunting rifles to equip your Home Guard units in WWII when you faced the threat of Nazi invasion.
So you'll forgive us if we sit back and smirk when you tell us how nonsensical the notion of you ever needing to defend yourself is.
Most of us can live with that sad fact without any undue concern, but your continued attempts to meddle in our internal politics via the agenda of your liberal media is somewhat annoying. We kicked you people out a long time ago, you still don't appear to have got the memo.
[edit on 13-4-2009 by Retseh]