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    So - what do you think of guys in Detroit who

    openly carry guns to the gas station in response to the incredible rash of carjackings that has afflicted the city?

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    Plenty of people have guns with wildly ranging skill levels.

    Expectations of what can be accomplished with a gun frequently exceed what a gun is.

    So to brandish a gun to make bad actors move on to easier prey --- you need a real gun? Really.

    •  Personally, I think you should never carry a (1+ / 0-)
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      gun unless you are prepared to use it.
      Prepared implies trained and understanding the ramifications of its use.

      I don't own a gun, so I don't carry one.  If ever I decide to buy one, I will certainly get trained in its use -- not just how to shoot it, but what to do in dangerous situations.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Sat May 24, 2014 at 09:54:18 AM PDT

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