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  •  You already have that (4+ / 0-)

    Unless you're doing something that justifies the use of lethal force against you, it is called murder.  Thank god we have laws against that to keep it from happening.

    "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

    by blackhand on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 10:25:44 AM PDT

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    •  A law against murder is really going to (1+ / 0-)
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      comfort me after getting shot because of our stupid legalization of guns.

      •  Will a law (0+ / 0-)

        against guns comfort you when you get shot?

        "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

        by happy camper on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 06:56:53 AM PDT

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      •  Guns are not needed for murder (0+ / 0-)

        So, the "stupid legalization of guns" statement makes no sense.

        In the US, the SCOTUS has ruled that police/government has no duty or responsibility to protect any individual.  In reality, police could not protect individuals because violent crime takes only a few seconds and they are minutes or more away.  So, reasonable people understand that they are responsible for their own protection.

        Now, are tools necessary for your protection?  Well most of us can not stop multiple gang members (high on dope) from harming us without them.  So, for the vast majority of the population, tools are needed.

        There many tools to choose from, however, the one that is universally accepted as the most proven is a gun.  That is exactly why studies show a very large number of times every year (2.5 million or more) a person with a gun stops a violent crime.  

        For me the only people that can be denied gun ownership and carry rights are people that the government has taken the responsibility for their protection, namely those locked up in facilities or have Secret Service protection details.

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