Hi there johnsky,
Regarding your 4 scenarios..
1. Assailant has gun, doesnt intend to shoot, you dont have a gun.
Chances are, he won't fire a shot. He doesnt need to add to the crimes.
How do you know he doesn't intend to shoot you or your friends and loved one's..are you prepared to take that risk?
2. Assailant has gun, doesnt intend to shoot, you DO have a gun.
You pull that gun, he's already got his drawn... now he HAS to shoot you otherwise he will be shot. Youre dead.
Again, you can't read his or her mind. If the assailant has already drawn, in my view they've automatically lost their right not the be taken
3. Assailant has gun, Intends to kill, you don't have a gun.
Which I feel, is exactly what would happen with a gun ban.
4. Assailant has gun, intends to kill, you do have a gun.
He isnt about to give you the time to pull that gun out anyways, Youre dead.
And whilst the lowlife is doing that, there may be another civilian exercising their right to defend themselves much quicker than I can. He isn't
going to be quick enough, with other people armed and ready to fire in order to protect themselves and others.
In what one of those did that gun ever serve you well?
The view that the gun is the only thing standing between myself and a deranged maniac holding a gun themselves. I wouldn't hesitate, I'd pull the
trigger and aim hard. Of course, I too wish for there to be no guns, but in America I do not think that this is going to happen.
Here's a scenario : You break down on a road in Southern Texas. Transient criminals from the border area - armed to the teeth - have made it clear
they want to not only take your life, but the life of your loved one's. They also intend to do other things to them that are too sick to mention..yet
you don't have the right to defend yourself; and they don't give a damn about the law regarding guns.
How do you propose you handle this? You are unable to call the cops and even if you could (as Virginia proved), they may not be capable of getting
there quickly enough. The clock is ticking in the desert heat.
Another scenario: You're asleep at night and someone breaks into your house. They're armed and high on a cocktail of drugs. You've shouted out the
cops are on their way - no reply.
Are you going to lay down and reason with this entity? How do you suggest you keep them at bay? There is no panic room and again, the police can't
get here quickly enough. The person who has broken into your house has a double-barrel shotgun he's loading, that can blow doors off their hinges at
the drop of a hat - you can't find a suitable object to get between you and that person. Then, you hear them coming up the stairs, headed towards
your daughter's room.
How would you handle this?
In fact, in most scenarios, it just adds to the odds of getting you killed.
Can you point to your source? Thanks.
Yes, I think guns are evil but given the society in which we live, I feel that if you take guns away from people who have a right - a
- to defend themselves, then you're giving
further free reign to criminals who don't give a rat's ass about laws, life..let alone property. Not allowing guns on campus didn't help those
poor, innocent people who lost their live's the other day in Virginia.
Thanks for reading.
[edit on 21-4-2007 by Ross Cross]