Would having a gun in your home make you safer?

Created by American_Infidel on Feb 15, 2013

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Yes, an armed society is a safe society

Yes, its a great deterrent against punk thugs

Yes, its better than being left defenseless

No, because Obama says guns are bad

No, because I might shoot myself in the foot

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Since: May 11

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#1 Feb 15, 2013
For most people, a gun would do little good, but I'd rather them have one than not. Most people would miss with a handgun anyways, but at least they would have a chance. Even trained policemen miss from four feet away sometimes. I'm against the laws that intimidate homeowners from shooting thieves, because it makes them hesitate shooting a thug. To me, a thug gives up all his rights the second he enters someone else's property.
Pau

United States

#2 Feb 15, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
For most people, a gun would do little good, but I'd rather them have one than not. Most people would miss with a handgun anyways, but at least they would have a chance. Even trained policemen miss from four feet away sometimes. I'm against the laws that intimidate homeowners from shooting thieves, because it makes them hesitate shooting a thug. To me, a thug gives up all his rights the second he enters someone else's property.
OK. So you have provided a complete fictional hypothetical. Now provide a a real world example where a homeowner was charged for protecting his residence against a thug[s].

If you can't, then continue on living in your fictional, hypothetical, world.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#3 Feb 15, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
For most people, a gun would do little good, but I'd rather them have one than not. Most people would miss with a handgun anyways, but at least they would have a chance. Even trained policemen miss from four feet away sometimes. I'm against the laws that intimidate homeowners from shooting thieves, because it makes them hesitate shooting a thug. To me, a thug gives up all his rights the second he enters someone else's property.
Good point. The average cop shoots at a target only 6 feet away and misses 50% of the time. I once saw a scene when 20 cops here were firing away at a moving car on BOTH SIDES of the car and didn't hit the guy in the car. The cops were on both sides of the street firing into the windows and through them just missing the other cops on the other side of the street. NOBODY was hit, not even the driver. Where the dozens of bullets went is anyone's guess...into the houses on both sides of the street. The Captain was yelling at them to stop and to watch their crossfire and it took them 10 seconds to stop. This was on TV here about 2 years ago. How nobody got hit and the cops missed each other is amazing.
Leeward LOLO

United States

#4 Feb 15, 2013
When we hang out at your crib it's cubilicious. So the only way guru sees the world is through the tv
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#5 Feb 15, 2013
Leeward LOLO wrote:
When we hang out at your crib it's cubilicious. So the only way guru sees the world is through the tv
The 6 o'clock news. Ever here of it, moron? Most people have seen the news. Take yer head out and you might learn someone you old hag who is not lolo.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#6 Feb 15, 2013
something. topix!
Pau

United States

#7 Feb 16, 2013
"This was on TV here about 2 years ago. How nobody got hit and the cops missed each other is amazing."

Was it the hit series "24" or was it "Law and Order SVU."

If your fairy tale actually occurred, you would have posted a source or a link, but you didn't.

Since: May 11

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#8 Feb 16, 2013
Pau wrote:
"This was on TV here about 2 years ago. How nobody got hit and the cops missed each other is amazing."
Was it the hit series "24" or was it "Law and Order SVU."
If your fairy tale actually occurred, you would have posted a source or a link, but you didn't.
It was a real event, Moron, It was all over the news. It was a black Suburban, driven by a drug dealer. It was a great example of how things go south once the shooting starts. Guru, we had the same problem in the military. Once the shooting begins, people would expend all their ammunition.

One time I had to run up to a machine gunner and break his ammo belt off to get him to stop shooting. His gun was pointing at the ground and he was hitting the ground directly in front of himself. He spun around, and almost shot my feet off. He had been hit in the wrist and the bullet had traveled up his arm and exited his elbow, tearing his arm open and he didn't even know it.
aloha stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#9 Feb 16, 2013
Stop falling a sleep in front of the tv. Was this another story of a 36 year old.lol
I am dakine

Honolulu, HI

#10 Feb 16, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> It was a real event, Moron, It was all over the news. It was a black Suburban, driven by a drug dealer. It was a great example of how things go south once the shooting starts. Guru, we had the same problem in the military. Once the shooting begins, people would expend all their ammunition.
One time I had to run up to a machine gunner and break his ammo belt off to get him to stop shooting. His gun was pointing at the ground and he was hitting the ground directly in front of himself. He spun around, and almost shot my feet off. He had been hit in the wrist and the bullet had traveled up his arm and exited his elbow, tearing his arm open and he didn't even know it.
All of your made-up stories will come in handy where your going. You might be considered a cop once your settled in the inside? Idiot bigmouth like you are your own worse ememies.

Since: May 11

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#11 Feb 16, 2013
You have nothing to do all day except sit in Kalihi on your mom's computer and post your whining about what real people do. Go back to your video games, idiot. I think if I lived your boring, shut-in life I would have killed myself long ago.
Francine

Honolulu, HI

#12 Feb 16, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
You have nothing to do all day except sit in Kalihi on your mom's computer and post your whining about what real people do. Go back to your video games, idiot. I think if I lived your boring, shut-in life I would have killed myself long ago.
Keep threatening people Balls. You are already in deep KIM CHEE but your 2 fcking stupid to realize it. Idiots like you never know when to STFCKup.
Pau

United States

#13 Feb 16, 2013
Stumpy - if you or the one you admire so deeply cannot provide a source or a link to the actual event, then you're lying in concert.

[Un]like Alice in Wonderland, saying something is so doesn't make it so.
HopALongCassidy

Honolulu, HI

#14 Feb 16, 2013
With his skill he would probably blow his foot off.

Since: May 11

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#15 Feb 16, 2013
Pau wrote:
Stumpy - if you or the one you admire so deeply cannot provide a source or a link to the actual event, then you're lying in concert.
[Un]like Alice in Wonderland, saying something is so doesn't make it so.
What "actual event?"
District 1

Kailua Kona, HI

#16 Feb 16, 2013
Having a gun, but not practicing to the point of proficiency is much more dangerous to the gun owner than any potential intruder.
"Gun control" means hitting your target, and only your target.

An intruder is in grave danger if the gun owner knows what he/she is doing, and can access the gun and ammo quickly. It is therefore in the interest of the state to allow gun ownership, while also providing opportunities and incentives for owners to become proficient in the use of firearms, in addition to encouraging understanding of the laws regulating guns and gun ownership. Gun clubs and ranges should therefore be supported in every community as a focal point of responsible firearm ownership and use.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Pau

United States

#17 Feb 16, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> What "actual event?"
You've just proven with your inability to comprehend that there is no cure for stupid.

Since: May 11

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#18 Feb 17, 2013
District 1 wrote:
"Gun control" means hitting your target, and only your target.
An intruder is in grave danger if the gun owner knows what he/she is doing, and can access the gun and ammo quickly. It is therefore in the interest of the state to allow gun ownership, while also providing opportunities and incentives for owners to become proficient in the use of firearms, in addition to encouraging understanding of the laws regulating guns and gun ownership. Gun clubs and ranges should therefore be supported in every community as a focal point of responsible firearm ownership and use.
You may no be old enough to remember this, but marksmanship was taught in the schools before, using .22's. I'd fully back a womens' handgun program", and license them to carry and give them liberal legal consideration if they are ever involved in a domestic shooting. It's time to step back in time to when people used common sense. The liberals have over-sissified America for fifty years and the adults need to take over again.
God

Honolulu, HI

#19 Feb 17, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> You may no be old enough to remember this, but marksmanship was taught in the schools before, using .22's. I'd fully back a womens' handgun program", and license them to carry and give them liberal legal consideration if they are ever involved in a domestic shooting. It's time to step back in time to when people used common sense.

The liberals have over-sissified America for fifty years and the adults need to take over again.
Lately you have been making great arguments but you then you go back to your foolhardy antics.
District 1

Kailua Kona, HI

#20 Feb 17, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> You may no be old enough to remember this, but marksmanship was taught in the schools before, using .22's. I'd fully back a womens' handgun program", and license them to carry and give them liberal legal consideration if they are ever involved in a domestic shooting. It's time to step back in time to when people used common sense. The liberals have over-sissified America for fifty years and the adults need to take over again.
I think the lack of government supported civilian marksmanship programs is contributing to the proliferation of "gun crazies" and eroding the Second Amendment.
Keeping guns out of the hands of people like the Adam Lanza involves requiring participation in marksmanship and gun support groups. Otherwise, people self-train and don't secure weapons the way they should. Lanza had access to his mom's guns, and I'd be willing to bet if she had some outside support in securing during the weeks leading to the shooting at Sandy Hook, she'd, he'd and they'd be alive, and none of us would have heard of Sandy Hook Elementary.
The gun laws being proposed now would not have prevented this tragedy.

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