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Originally posted by Rybo666
And if the criminal does not know? Then the possibilities are that someone is going to get shot and it does not neccessarily mean it will be the criminal.
It's a case of the fastest finger first.
Originally posted by ahmonrarh
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
I don't think its so much about feeling safer................
....Imagine if you weren't afraid anymore. Imagine if you weren't scared of death. Imagine if you weren't afraid of dying.
I'm not afraid of dying. I do not need a gun.
While I share your sentiment, in that:
1)Guns don't automatically make one feel safer.
2) Do not fear death, as its inevitable...
But, After being:
1) robbed by gunpoint in front of my teenage home @ 17y.o, in our upper middle class home. My dad was a cop then, and though we called the on duty law...robbers not caught...hell, the detective got there 1hr later....prolly had other similar victims to attend to.
2)robbed, once again @ 17y.o while working @ a local pizza place in...oops...a "nice neighborhood".
3) Heading to a Braves baseball game & having a drunk/irate driver pull a gun from his car, pointing it in my wifes passenger window(from his driver window), after he swerved and grazed MY car? And her looking at me like "help?" (She's anti-gun too and convinced me to leave it home as: blah,blah,blah anti- gun rant)
4) Finishing a business contract with a partner @ a local coffee shop, and upon leaving we get robbed in the parking lot as we got to our cars...my gun in the glovebox, as coffee shop people get nervous when a concealed bulge is bigger than a smartphone.
I myself do not fear death...but I will not leave its approach up to another humans direct discretion. No thanks.
[edit on 3-3-2010 by ahmonrarh]
Originally posted by Everton
No country should have the public being eligible to access firearms in my opinion. Reason being is they cause harm/distress/souring crime rates and murder. Being armed to protect yourself is a silly idea, just use common sense and avoid gang infested streets at night. I dont see what good can possibly come from owning a weapon.
Originally posted by Everton
Picture this, a young man purchases a gun for self defence purposes later down the line...
"You can't even imagine what it's like when you have to do something like that. You feel sick, sick to your stomach. It's terrible," he told CBS 2.
Augusto said he was sitting at his desk in the back when one of the suspects entered and threatened him with a gun, while he heard another beating up his long-time employee at the front of the store.
"I tried to get him to go away. I told him it didn't make any sense, put away your gun, there's no money. Then he went down there and helped them beat up on my guy," he said.
After his attempts to discourage the robbers failed, Augusto opened fire with the licensed shotgun he'd bought 20 years ago following another robbery....
Augusto said he lost his own son 12 years ago, so he says he feels terrible about what the parents of the dead men are going through Friday.
"I wish they'd left, that's all. It wasn't my choice. It was their choice," he said.