Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by LSUMASTERMIND, Dec 14, 2012.
Back in the mid-90's, my ex bought me a gun, which I never learned to operate, because he didn't think I was safe without one running around Baton Rouge.
When we were in the process of getting divorced a year later, I woke up in the middle of the night with my gun pointed at my head. I talked him out of killing me by groveling and lying that I would stay with him. I left for work the next morning and never spent another night with him again.
I suppose he still has the gun. But I don't want to ever own one again. Like you've been saying, the closest I ever came to being shot was with my own gun.
* Researcher Don Kates reveals that all available data now indicates that the "home gun homicide victims [in the flawed study] were killed using guns not kept in the victim's home."(16)
* In other words, the victims were NOT murdered with their own guns! They were killed "by intruders who brought their own guns to the victim's household."(17)
Correct. The most likely ing is nothing happens. But disaster is more likely than heroism.
Perfect round house op.
Okay, seriously, usually it's the exact opposite. Most men who get their spouse a gun end up being THE ONE looking down the barrel.
I'm not so much worried about home invasions. The 2nd amendment wasn't just meant to provide for self defense. It was also meant to keep an oppressive govt from going rogue. And when you look at these fucktards in Washington, Obama, Clinton,jarret, Reid and holder. Yeah. It was meant for them.
I agree gyver and unfortunately it is now obsolete. The explosion of modern weapons and the attendent power of a modern armyover the past 200 years wipes out any potential for a citizen militia to overthrow a standing government. As Syria and Afganastan show it takes the accumulation of powerful weapons to stand up to a modern army. To keep it effective we would need to be able to own fully functioning weapons equivilant to what the armed forces have.
I submit no one wants that. I don't.
and i think if we examine our anecdotal evidence we will find situtions where guns created more danger instead pf preventing it. i know once i was shoving a motherfucker and his loaded gun fell out of his pants. and my friends were terrified that what might have been a fun fistfight could have been so much worse. and then of course my japanese exchange student friend yoshi hattori was killed by an idiot who brings his gun to answer his door. and there are numerous other instances where white trash morons brandished guns and made things so much worse than they should have been. if you want to be safe, dont own a gun, and generally avoid people that carry them.
i should note that the goal of life isnt to be safe, and i want a gun. but i know they are dangerous as fuck.
correct. we are at the point now where to overthrow a regime takes either an a proper army or almost universal political pressure.
You're using as examples two nations that have histories of government by force over the people. Armies in that part of the world are much more likely to blindly follow the government. I submit that if America would ever come to the point of an uprising by the citizens, the buildup to that point would include a great deal of attrition in the military, and the President-Dictator at the flashpoint would not have a blindly loyal army eager to follow him and crush the rebellion.
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