posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 04:21 AM
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
When someone breaks into your house, do you think that shooting them with a rifle is the best plan? Hit the target, go through the wall, hit your kid
or a neighbor.....really?
No, guns are not "toys", not are the "over-compensation" for something. They are for self defense. A handgun, with hollow points, or a shotgun, both
make great home defense weapons.
Didnt want to really respond since I said my opinion on it and wanted to leave it at that. But since I was quoted I'll respond.
If someone broke into my house first thing id do is give em my money and then ask em to leave in a calm rational manner, after all thats more than
likely the reason their doing it, ie drug habit or some other reason they need cash. If they simply want to hurt my family which is far rarer sort of
crime thats when the gloves would come off... thing is in my country where getting guns is tricky, most home invasions done by petty crims involve
people with knives, in which case id simply pull the Shillelagh i keep behind my bed out and brain the twit or break both his arms with it. Crims with
knives tend to be cowards also, the number of times ive seen footage of people standing up to a crim with a knife only to have the crim either scarper
or abort their attempt.
The only time guns tend to be used in my own country in crimes is gang on gang, or robbing a business like a dairy or a bank (although I cant really
remember the last time a bank was robed).
As for my toy and compensating comments I was meaning handguns are to me the gun equivalent of toys, nothing but something to show off with like some
wannabe law enforcer and an assault riffle or some other military weapon is so over the top it borders on compensating for something. To me as someone
that doesnt like guns, the only legitimate gun is a hunting rifle in my mind, it serves a good purpose, which isnt home defence and is only really
needed for a small number of lifestyles.
The problem to me with fighting guns with guns, if the crim has a gun theres a good chance they wont use it once they have what they want its purely
there for intimidation and coercion, if every crim with a gun suspects every victim might be carrying, then all they will do is shoot you first then
simply loot your corpse. If the crim just wants to kill our hurt you then they are just mentally sick, and you should immediately work on figuring out
how your society created such a person in the first place and fix that... not having access to guns however would definitely delay or outright stop
their desire to act what ever it is their sick mind was working on.
And why hollow points?.. so sticking a bullet into someone isnt enough, you have to scramble their insides as well? People seem more interested in
killing the bad guy than incapacitating em and letting someone more qualified deal with them, so many in America still think its the wild west, or
believe it still should be.
edit on 23-12-2012 by BigfootNZ because: (no reason given)