posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 10:44 AM
Originally posted by lancepk
Im british and i dont really see a need to own a gun i have a family and 2 children and i feel confident that i can defend my family without one.
Personally owning a gun would make me feel weak, having to rely on an object to protect myself dont make much sense to me, im sure there are other
British members here who understand what im trying to say.
It seems like alot of Americans on here think we should follow suit and have weapons in our households but i disagree im proud on the fact that we are
not like the US when it comes to guns, and yes i have had to defend myself before quite a few times and never needed to use a weapon and im proud of
Good for you, but not everyone can be in your position. In my younger years i've been shot at on three separate occasions. I've also been attacked
with knives and threatened with swords while being a publican in Slough and the police never showed up even once.
But now I am disabled and feel much safer being armed at home. About 18 months ago a neighbour (who is unfortunately still a neighbour) pulled a knife
on me and threatened to kill me and chop me up and put me in the boot of the car. I phoned the cops but they never responded at the time nor later and
never took a statement from me. This was on a saturday and this person is well known to the police but they told me they couldn't attend until monday
because that would be the first time they'd have a female officer on duty. Apparently he's not violent with female officers. Needless to say monday
came and went and they didnt visit nor did they ever follow it up with me or him. We have the same social housing landlord and even their anti-social
behaviour guy chickened out of going to see him.
The worst of it is that I still get grief from him, but will have to allow him to stab me before I can respond.
A gun is a great leveller and I'm all for them, not everyone can defend themselves.
edit on 21-2-2013 by merkins because: Many typos