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  •  Even if I WANTED a firearm (1+ / 0-)
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    ChemBob

    I'd be terrified to go into a gun store because I'd be afraid of having my little Honda Civic, the one with the Obama sticker on the back, would be trashed by the time I got outside.

    These people terrify me.  TERRIFY me.  And I know hunters and farmers who own guns and are responsible, sensible, and obey every single law.  

    •  There is no such thing (1+ / 0-)
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      LucyTooners

      as a "responsible" gun owner. Personal ownership of a gun is an irresponsible act in 2013, period. There is literally no possible way to ensure that a weapon will not fall into the wrong hands (or even for that matter to ensure one's own complete mental stability for all time and situations). Even the act of buying a gun and putting it in a safe (as if that makes any sense) is irresponsible, as it increases demand for guns, lowering the cost and the barrier to ownership for all the other gun nuts out there.

      Take them all and melt them down. It's the only way.

      •  Unless you are one with the gun it is ineffective. (0+ / 0-)

        People that think they need a gun to protect themselves don't always take into consideration that in order for you to protect yourself with a firearm you have to have had many hours of practice with shooting them. It takes a mindset of the gun always being part of your paranoid response to all perceived threats. I have a friend that carries a gun in her purse. One of those big baggy purses. You cannot tell me in a moment of a perceived threat she is going to be able to effectively dig through that big bag find the gun and then use it before she becomes the victim. Stupid response to paranoia.

        •  Of course (0+ / 0-)

          You're right but its's much worse than that. Even highly trained people with many hours of practice can be felled, so long as the attacker shoots first. A Navy SEAL was shot to death on a firing range the other day-- clearly being well practiced with firearms doesn't protect you.

          In order for carrying a gun to be a good defense against gun violence, one would have to be acting as if one is under siege in a war zone at all times, gun drawn, crouched down, peering up into the trees and buildings at all times to be sure nobody gets the draw on you.

          Not exactly any kind of lifestyle you want to live, unless you're an NRA member of course.

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