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  •  In the real world (8+ / 0-)

    It's impossible to create a bubble and remove every possible danger. When we have guests coming over I lock up the two firearms that are not normally locked up (unless it's a close friend I know is a firearms person and who uses safe practices). If there are children coming over I make extra double sure everything is locked up. Otherwise I have to live my life. I can't obsess over every possibility that might occur in life or I'd lock myself in a closet.

    •  So why do you own a firearm? n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      Glen The Plumber, BvueDem

      The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. -Charles de Montesquieu

      by dawgflyer13 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 08:03:31 AM PST

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      •  If I had a farm, I'd own at least a shotgun (3+ / 0-)
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        Glen The Plumber, BvueDem, 43north

        Predators can and do go after livestock; a friend of mine has chickens, and he and his brother had to deal with a couple of mink getting into the hen house.  My uncle had bears occasionally getting into his corn, and though he never had to shoot one, he found that firing into the air was a great deterrent.  

        I don't own a gun because I don't need one.  If I did decide to move to a farm, or I married someone who had a working farm and already owned one, that would of course change.   I still wouldn't own a handgun, though, and I would never carry one around with me.  I know my limits, and at my age it's way too late to retrain myself to be able to use one effectively in a crisis.

        This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

        by Ellid on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 08:16:10 AM PST

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      •  Not an exhaustive list (6+ / 0-)

        I'm a hunter (one month to turkey season!)

        I grew up around them. I got a .22 rifle for my 10th birthday

        It's a very enjoyable hobby. Shooting them, working on them, studying their history.

        It's a dangerous world, less so than it used to be in many respects, but still dangerous and I am responsible for my own safety and the safety of my family. It's good and proper the government tries to assist me in that, but in the end it's up to me.

        •  I have no interest in hunting or target shooting (6+ / 0-)

          Thus, no need for a gun.  

          Same applied when I lived in a crappy neighborhood where my house was broken into a couple of times.  I got a burglar alarm, not a gun.  I know what I am and am not capable of, and figured it was safer for everyone if I didn't.

          Everyone's life circumstances are different.

          This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

          by Ellid on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 10:34:15 AM PST

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