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  •  The reason I chose to own a 12 gauge was for (7+ / 0-)

    home defense.

    A shotgun is one of the most effective, devastating weapons one could have at close range.  Just the mere cycling of the action (chick chick) would likely deter an invader.  In a dark and quiet house, that sound would be utterly unmistakeable.  

    On the flip side, (depending on what type of shot one chooses) there is much less chance of projectiles penetrating through walls and injuring an innocent.  Effective, but controllable.

    "Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." - Robert G. Ingersoll

    by Apost8 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:12:34 PM PST

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