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Originally posted by YouSir
It has absolutely NOTHING to do with feeling safe. None of the weapons that I used to own, (sorry, I sold them all) were to make me "feel safe". I owned them because I love to shoot, it's fun and challenging. .
Originally posted by bellagirl
here in australia i can go to the local pub and walk home at 2am laughing and chatting all the way home with friends without the fear of someone shooting me because they think im about to do a home invasion..steal their car...rob their house etc.
Originally posted by CJCrawley
Not wishing to cause offence but the overall impression I'm getting about US posters - mainly in regard to the gun ownership issue - is of a frightened, paranoid people.
Originally posted by region331
reply to post by Nola213
It sounds like you live in a nice, safe and civilised town.
Does that mean you don't feel the need to own a firearm for protection?
Originally posted by Nola213
But the OP'er idea of what the "average" American's "fear level is" is waaaay off imo. I'm sure there's "bad" areas in every country. Where you'd keep everything locked. Even Australia.