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Originally posted by jimmiec
reply to post by Loki420th
The incident was a breakin in the middle of the night. The owner had a gun but it misfired. It was 2 drug addidcts (meth) that killed him. Drugs are a problem here. One very bad incident happened to an 80 year old couple. They had no weapon. They were in bed when 2 men broke into their home. Ransacked it and raped his wife while he was forced to watch. I'm sorry but there are evil people in the world and it is wise to have some means of protecting your family. If you can magically make the bad people disapear please do.
Originally posted by SeenMyShare
reply to post by detachedindividual
Please, by all means, keep your children in the country from which you hale!
Many of you anti gun proponents in countries NOT USA have no clue how rural some of us live. We don't keep guns for protection from human intruders. We keep guns for protection for our livestock from animal predators. We keep guns to put food on the table. We keep guns to euthanize livestock that might be suffering from accidents, old age, etc.
And, as far as protection goes, if I did need protection from human intruders ... I live 26 miles (41 kilometers) from the sheriff's department and 32 miles (51.5 kilometers) from the State Police barracks. Gee, I wonder how long it would take them to get here?
edit on 15/12/2012 by SeenMyShare because: (no reason given)edit on 15/12/2012 by SeenMyShare because: fixed my metric conversion
Originally posted by Merinda
Gun control advocates want to give up the protection their guns provide them against invasion or an government that turns against its own people.
Originally posted by zayonara
May I throw out a chart? Let me see if I can finally put an image into a post. If not, can someone else be kind enough to get the chart visible in the post? Thanks.
Take notice of the lowest line on the chart. It happens to be death by firearm except for in the teenage years where of course it is probably greater than death by, say, heart failure for obvious reasons. Now tell me how Firearms aren't just a political agenda?
edit on 16-12-2012 by zayonara because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by LPOPranger
The US Military are Americans!!! Do you really think they would kill there own because of an unlawful order?? You don't know Americans very well!! It's called a coup!! It is unlawful and treason to use the military againist it's citizens!!
Again, there are no Militias....the armed people of the USA are the Militia!!! It is SEPERATE from goverment..can you understand????? Why would you put arms under control of the very system that they are supposed to protect you from??
Originally posted by exponent
Originally posted by MagicWand67
My rant is more directed at the people who want to ban guns all together.
And those that think that guns are to blame when some nut job goes on a killing spree.
This guy could have used a knife and bat and still caused as much mayhem.
Could you list some comparable killing sprees carried out with a knife or a bat? You seem to be pretty convinced this is possible.