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Do you keep weapons in your household? For self-defense or anything else?
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shadow_grey wrote:


I know what you mean. Many people think that if a person were to commit a murder, they could stop that person with a pistol in hand. But even if the potential criminal wielded only a knife, you wouldn't be able to notice until a few hundred milliseconds before that person thrusts it into the victim, especially if the victim is you. That's not enough time for you to unholster, click off the safety and chamber a round, much less aim and fire the weapon.

There are cases though where guns can stop potential murders. There have been many reported cases where off-duty or plain clothes police personnel have stopped hostage takers, hijackers or robbers in the middle of a hold-up using their service or personal firearms but these are cops, they have the training and presence of mind to use their firearms safely and efficiently.


Yeah, I also said in another comment that I'm not saying that guns have never saved individual's lives but having them so readily available have cost more lives than the lives saved by guns. Here in the UK not even normal police officers have guns, I and many others here would feel a lot more unsafe if all police had guns.
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I personally own 4 Swords, but they're more for a sake of collection than self-defense or intention to use as weapons. Though, two of them are sharp so could be used if the need arises (though I doubt it'll ever happen).
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Nah I'm practically helpless so if anyone is looking for a freebie(Free Kill) welp here I am.
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Bunch of knives.
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lordseth23 wrote:


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Dam...So many scared people.
I own no weapons and have no need for them. Although, in the near future I would like to go to the gun range just for the hell of it.


Yes, exactly. If people weren't so scared of death, they would only own guns for recreational purposes.


lol, Although I do support our right to own guns..
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lordseth23 wrote:


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Why do you value your lives so much that you would kill someone in order to retain them?
What makes you that much better than the other person?


What makes the man trying to kill me worth more?


Nobody is worth more, you are both equal.


So what do I do? let him kill me?


You try your best to disarm and restrain him, then call 911.


Seems like a reasonable course of action depending on the circumstance. But in situations like these, ones emotion will take over, and rightfully so. No man will let someone harm their family. If that means killing, so be it.

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i have a wooden bokken... because i thought i could be gin-san LOL
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Yeah, I also said in another comment that I'm not saying that guns have never saved individual's lives but having them so readily available have cost more lives than the lives saved by guns. Here in the UK not even normal police officers have guns, I and many others here would feel a lot more unsafe if all police had guns.


Gun laws in the UK are quite good and well enforced that most police personnel don't need to carry a firearm. But in many other countries a significant percentage of the population own firearms and since some people are likely to commit violent crimes then it is necessary for most law enforcement personnel to carry firearms.

I live in the Philippines and you may have heard of the police officer who was laid off because of corruption charges. On the day he was scheduled to return his government issued assault rifle, he decided to use it instead. So he hijacked a bus which led to a huge tragedy and a foreign affairs disaster of epic proportions.

It's not overkill here for a police officer to be issued an assault rifled. I live near the police academy and I've seen their training.It's military styled. They even wear BDUs. But because of the inadequate gun laws and lack of enforcement of those laws, police being issued assault rifles and having such hardcore training may be justified to a certain degree.

If it were up to me, I would like to have the gun laws and type of police that the UK has. That way, that tragic and embarrassing busjacking could have been prevented.
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Posted 1/29/13

shadow_grey wrote:


quaser666 wrote:


Yeah, I also said in another comment that I'm not saying that guns have never saved individual's lives but having them so readily available have cost more lives than the lives saved by guns. Here in the UK not even normal police officers have guns, I and many others here would feel a lot more unsafe if all police had guns.


Gun laws in the UK are quite good and well enforced that most police personnel don't need to carry a firearm. But in many other countries a significant percentage of the population own firearms and since some people are likely to commit violent crimes then it is necessary for most law enforcement personnel to carry firearms.

I live in the Philippines and you may have heard of the police officer who was laid off because of corruption charges. On the day he was scheduled to return his government issued assault rifle, he decided to use it instead. So he hijacked a bus which led to a huge tragedy and a foreign affairs disaster of epic proportions.

It's not overkill here for a police officer to be issued an assault rifled. I live near the police academy and I've seen their training.It's military styled. They even wear BDUs. But because of the inadequate gun laws and lack of enforcement of those laws, police being issued assault rifles and having such hardcore training may be justified to a certain degree.

If it were up to me, I would like to have the gun laws and type of police that the UK has. That way, that tragic and embarrassing busjacking could have been prevented.


All good points.

I agree with you that some places law enforcement need guns and like you said that is due to gun control issues. I think if they got civilian gun ownership under control they could replace guns with tasers and other non-lethal law enforcement tools.

The downside to the training is that if one of them snaps they are much more dangerous but obviously things would be worse if they weren't properly trained.
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I own a Beretta Px4 Storm (9mm) and Cx4 Storm (9mm), Springfield M1A Socom 16, a CMP Special grade M1 Garand chambered in .308, a Bushmaster ACR, a 91/30 Mosin Nagant and a Savage .22 bolt action

the Berettas are the only fire-arms I keep for home-defense...rifles are a no go for me inside the house because of bullet penetration. not to mention firing a .30 cal indoors with no ear protection is not something i want to do.

my father told me before I bought my first gun for home defense that you have to ask yourself the question, are you prepared to take a life if you have to (in the event someone breaks in etc.) if the answer is yes, proceed with the purchase, if you have to think about it or the answer is no...then don't.

that being said, unless you have ever been in a situation where your life is potentially in danger, you won't really know how you will react when the adrenaline kicks in the fight or flight response.

obviously i am a supporter of the right to keep and bear arms


px4 storm cmp special what huh??? you gun people are so passionate about your guns i don't know any of these names lol i guess as long as I know your talking about guns it's all good haha.

I wanna make up my own gun name perhaps falconnighthawk .84 bliss or headshot snipe cannon

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I used to own an AR-15 but I sold it.. some people shouldn't own an assault rifle. >_<
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We have a bunch of shotguns and hunting rifles but those stay in a gun safe we have pistol that we use for home defense. Luckily we have never had to use it.
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Bashment

px4 storm cmp special what huh??? you gun people are so passionate about your guns i don't know any of these names lol i guess as long as I know your talking about guns it's all good haha.

I wanna make up my own gun name perhaps falconnighthawk .84 bliss or headshot snipe cannon



I have pictures if that would help.


here is the M1 Garand


ACR


from top to bottom: M1A, Mosin Nagant, PX4 Storm and CX4 Storm
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the cx4 storm looks like my type of gun
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AK-47

To humor myself
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