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  •  It would help if your claim to self (2+ / 0-)
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    sk4p, indubitably

    defense had any credibility. But it doesn't. If you could back that purpose up with any statistics you would. But you can't. You are actually less safe with guns in your home, as are the people around you.

     It's a feeling of safety you have owning guns, not a reality. Its like a teddy bear that can kill you when you play with it.

    self defense really?

    A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used in a completed or attempted suicide (11x), criminal assault or homicide (7x), or unintentional shooting death or injury (4x) than to be used in a self-defense shooting.
    A 2009 study found that people in possession of a gun are 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault
    •  Dude (or if you're female, then Lady - sorry) (2+ / 0-)
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      Americantrueandblue, methylin

      you have absolutely no clue or idea what my home situation is, what my area that I live in is like, or my reasonings for having guns are, so quit with all of the condescending preaching to me crap! TYVM

      I'm not going to post, nor do I need to, any statistics that says whether or not I should have guns in my possesion. It is my choice as the 2nd provides me with that right.

      •  Except that you wrote why (2+ / 0-)
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        indubitably, AmazingBlaise

        Which is what I was replying to. And I know quite surely I live in a much more dangerous community than you, with way more crime and way more guns around.

        And yes you are entitled to your false sense of security, provided by your guns, that actually put you and those around at much greater risk;  and your appeal to authority.

        You are not going to post self defense statistics to back up your claim because their aren't any.

        But when the Zombie apocolypse comes, I'll swallow my tongue, and you'll be killing zombies by the dozen.

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