Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:50:40 AM
@broizfam, again I agree with all of that which is why I found the original comment ok but not alongside him saying he was anit-gun. to me that is a group that try to limit gun use to avoid the situation you describe. Thanks 5cats, I sometimes begin to wonder if I am sane after a few posts on here - must try harder to stick to inane comments, much simpler, and probably more in keeping.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:26:50 AM
@grimfusion: While I'd tend to agree with @Musuko42 on this in general? YOUR point about "don`t flash a gun unless you intend to use it" is more important. I understand "display of arms" can avoid a violent situation, but if yo "pull it out" it had better be loaded...
@Finker: Don`t worry bro, he does this quite often. While I think @Musuko42 is an "OK Guy" he seems to have issues... like ME! (lolz!)
I think @Finkers`s post have been the most consistent, sane and rational in this thread. Not that the helps on IAB or anything... (@Broizfam gets second place! lolz!)
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:26:23 PM
Idiot and a criminal eh? Well maybe to some, but I tell you what, if you've ever been in a unprovoked & severely violent confrontation which I have, you end up with 2 choices for the future. #1 You become completely withdrawn from life,family,friends etc and never ever leave your little "safe zone" or #2 you do whatever you have to do to feel safe, to feel protected and to best get on with your life no matter what it is you have to do, even if that means being issued a special government issued gun license that permits you to carry a concealed weapon in a country (Canada) that would normally consider it illegal. So if you want to call me a criminal go right ahead, we just have two different definitions of the word, I define "Criminal" as the people that made me have to do this, while you would call me a "Criminal" for having enough self worth and self preservation for getting on with my life as best as I can. I didn`t choose this.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:12:58 PM
Finker, You're right. I wouldn`t say that. What I would say, though, is that this is the kind of situation that people who want to carry guns want them for. A problem with that, though, is that some people will brandish the gun to show how tough they are. Then the other pulls his to show that he`s tough, too. Then they both have to wonder, "Is he going to shoot me? Maybe I should shoot first." If they only kill each other then Darwin is satisfied. Unforunately, there`s no way to control where a bullet that misses its mark, or passes through and still at injuring speed, will come to rest and there are a lot of innocent people nearby. People, children, have been killed in their homes because of stray bullets fired stupidly in anger. In that sense, at least, guns *do* kill people. That`s why I don`t advocate them. They also kill, in a sense, when idiots leave them around loaded, safety off, with children present. Some tragedies are, absolutely, avoidable.