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  •  Guns aren't the only safety threat (5+ / 0-)

    Someone out on the street could be put into deadly danger by an attacker with a knife, or an attacker with accomplices. Small or disabled people could be in lethal danger from anyone hostile.

    Whatever the gun laws, they're not enough to make the streets safe.

    •  I personally know of quite a few such instances (7+ / 0-)

      in which a gun was used as a justified, self protective threat to ward off an assailant. In only one of those instances was a shot fired and in none of these cases was anyone hit. Such events are hardly ever reported to the police or are they in the news. What some call self defense fantasies are in fact realities of life for many people who do not live in wealthier, relatively safe, adequately policed neighborhoods.

      The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

      by Wolf10 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:06:55 PM PST

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