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  •  I find the concealed carry unsettling (1+ / 0-)
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    marina

    Because you can't see where they are and take precautions like getting out of the line of fire.



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    by splashy on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 08:37:11 PM PDT

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    •  If you don't know about it (0+ / 0-)

      then you can't be worried, unless you are someone (and I don't think you are) who would worry all the time about what others are hiding.

      I've had friends I've known for years come out and finally mention that they are carrying. I never would have guessed, and they are people who have stayed at my house, people I've worked with or hung out with. One of my best girlfriends carries a small pistol, and I never even knew. All very responsible and, most importantly, not crazy.

      •  Why can't I be worried? (1+ / 0-)
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        It's the old "what you don't know won't hurt you" argument, which is bogus IMHO. People have been using that for cheating sexually for a very long time, spreading STDs to their other partners.

        What if it had gone off at you, injuring or killing you, because they had it in their purse? It happens. Would you feel as fine with it?



        Women create the entire labor force.
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        Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

        by splashy on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 05:44:30 AM PDT

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        •  The point is, it hasn't happened (0+ / 0-)

          And I don't waste my energy worrying about it. The chances are much greater that I would be hit by a car while crossing a street.

          I'm not arguing for undisciplined people to be carrying guns to sneak up on you with. I'm stating the facts, that CCW people have been around forever. In my county, one must apply to the sheriff's office for a CCW permit, so they have a record and your info. That in itself is more secure than if someone buys guns casually through a gun show.

          I'm not a gun lover. In my view, you can't be too careful about handling guns. Thankfully, most gun owners are cautious.

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