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Old 05-09-2012, 11:15 PM   #15
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@Friday - well written but IMHO most will never comprehend your perspective since it is buried in logic.

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Old 05-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #16
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@Friday - well written but IMHO most will never comprehend your perspective since it is buried in logic.

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Old 05-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #17
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We get lots of US news channels... I don't see many stories about all the 'saves' and 'heroes'... I just see all the accidents, the drive-bys, the postals, the school shootings, the Waco's and wackos.
Some of this is really because the news channels are no longer interested in reporting the news, they want to make the news. Any slant that gets attention or drama will be reported and over reported to exaggeration. I wouldn't watch most news here, between the bias, the editing, the exaggeration and the drive to have the most watched drama, it isn't news any more. It is more like a made for TV drama. Anything that doesn't fit is not aired.

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Old 05-10-2012, 12:20 AM   #18
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It won't do you any good in the Airstream! If your liscensed to carry it concealed, and have reason to do so, carry it.

Read an article recently about a couple who were mugged and hurt badly in a rest stop on I-10 just outside El Paso. They were both liscensed to carry and their guns were in the truck console!
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:09 AM   #19
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Anecdotal, infrequently occurring stories are always shared as supporting examples for why there is a need to carry. Sure there are people that frequent situations/scenarios with a heightened risk of firearm encounters, however, the national health statistics reveal you are more likely to know or be someone who has suffered liver damage or a life threatening toxicity from taking acetaminophen (active ingredient in Tylenol) than needing a gun to defend yourself.
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Always interesting to hear opinions about carrying guns from people who do not have the "Right to bear arms". Invariably, if a person does not enjoy the same rights, they seem to feel that right is unnecessary.
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Friday and others who think the right to bear arms and the shere number of guns held by the population in general has something to do with gun violence, I can only say that guns do not make people commit violent acts such as mass shootings. Its easy to equate the two but wrong nonetheless. Why dont the same people who want to dis-arm law abiding citizens scream at movie makers and violent game makers and all the other bad influences on our society everytime there is a shootng? Thank you fore-fathers for the right to defend myself from crazy people in our society.
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Always interesting to hear opinions about carrying guns from people who do not have the "Right to bear arms". Invariably, if a person does not enjoy the same rights, they seem to feel that right is unnecessary.
I'm with you CASA...and it's absolutely ideal (and prayed for) that my Glock stays tucked away safely forever (except for occasional practice rounds and cleaning).
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Be aware, be well aware of the local laws where you are...Canada and Mexico are not thrilled with US folks bringing firearms into their countries, so I cannot recommend trying to cross borders with one...don't get one within a friggin mile of an airport!

That said, it is much as already been voiced... to me it is a life jacket in the boat probably won't need it, but if you do, you are going to really need it..
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #24
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:36 AM   #25
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Any thoughts out there about carrying a weapon in your AS?
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:46 AM   #26
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I guess I'd like to ask an American if it's worth it. Is the right to arm bears... I mean bear arms... worth the social cost when you have so much gun violence... school shootings, work place shootings, that kind of thing. The proliferation of guns seems to do nothing to prevent these events from occurring, and all the 'I'm gun-ready!' heroes don't seem to intervene in these events... it's always the cops or other professionals. Why?

Why? Because our current laws and most work place rules prevent the armed law abiding citizen from being armed in those situations... Most of take the 'Im armed to defend myself and my family'...IF NEEDED. We're not out here playing cop as much as alot of people woudl like to think.
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As said earlier a very interesting post as the right to own a gun brings out the emotion in many.

It takes a lot of practice to hit where you are pointing. That said one thing I have not seen but was always taught was "when you point a gun at an individual you best be ready to kill them".
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