Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:48:00 PM
see here in America, you have options, we don't force anyone to own a gun, we have strict limitations on who can legally own a gun (non-felon citizens that agree to undergo a background check, then there is a waiting period to deter crimes of passion}. if you don`t want a gun you don`t have to have one, but if you are a law abiding sane citizen you are more than welcome to buy as many as you`d like, and if someone is in your house in the middle of the night MOST states will look the other way and rule it as self defense, why? because no one breaks into your house for pleasantries, they are in there to steal, and someone who has broken into your house with intent to steal probably has intent to harm anyone in that house to get away.
oh and one more thing, our guns ensure that we as a country will never be simply rolled into a totalitarian state, not over our dead cold bodies.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:25:24 AM
i can see there are some serious debates going on here, but i still could not stop laughing at the first RED text line that states "LOW BLOW: ONE MANS FIGHT WITH PROSTATE CANCER" now that is a play on words my friends, that person deserves a medal and a gun permit, just to keep all of you debaters happy
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 11:36:37 PM
"Ollie, without meaning to insult your friend, and forgive me if I do, but most people don't become the victim of an execution-style killing. Was he involved with dangerous people?"
He was an artisan jeweler. They kicked in his door, dragged him out of bed, tied him up, and ransacked his apartment. When they were finished, they shot him twice in the head with a .22.
If he had had a gun by his bedside, he could have defended himself, but he never believed he would need one -- sort of like you, I guess.
"Did I also mention that the crime rate numbers are bogus in the UK too?"
Again, your point? You'd rather lives be lost than property be lost?
I`m not going to arm myself and risk deadly confrontation to protect my wallet or my television, for pity`s sake. And crossing the street or getting on my motorcycle present FAR more likely risks to my life than any hypothetical Hannibal Lecter breaking into my house to kill me.
And to want to increase a likely risk (accidental gun death, or gun suicide, or gun grabbed during a domestic quarrel) in order to counter an unlikely risk is just plain lunacy.