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Story one touched my heart. I understand why Americans need to stay armed now...

Story two was only okay though. I was just meh...
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Lol! Not into the fake wrestling but love Rick Astley.Bravo!
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There's also plenty of stories of people who didn't handle there guns so well. Seriously, there should be a competency test or something. Force people with children to lock up their guns, you know, all that stuff. Why an 11 year old boy murdered an 8 year old girl for not showing him her puppy.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34450841

Although I do agree with the sentiment that guns are tools, and therefore useful to some functions of life. I'm just saying some common sense wouldn't hurt.
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That's powerful. I feel sorry for the lady that lost both of her parents during the Luby's Cafeteria invasion. It does not mention the year it happen but the continually "What if". I hope she is at peace. My father and brothers have concealed license permits. They have been telling me that I have to get one as well. Problem is I can't in my line of work. So having the weapon would do me no good, as it would be in my vehicle and not on me. Thanks for sharing.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

There's also plenty of stories of people who didn't handle there guns so well. Seriously, there should be a competency test or something. Force people with children to lock up their guns, you know, all that stuff. Why an 11 year old boy murdered an 8 year old girl for not showing him her puppy.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34450841

Although I do agree with the sentiment that guns are tools, and therefore useful to some functions of life. I'm just saying some common sense wouldn't hurt.


It stories like this that make me thankful my father had a brain . I fully suppoprt the right to bear arms but a lot needs to be done in properly educating people about things like gun safety. My father kept his handgun, a Beretta M9, in a keypad locked safe, the same one he kept important documents like our birth certificates in. I didn't learn the code to that safe until I turned 19. That winter break the house next to my parents home got robbed and my father asked me to spend my vacation at home to watch over my younger siblings while they were at work, just to be safe. Thankfully the theives were caught five days later robbing a house two blocks away.

It's been two and a half years and I can still remember all of the info my dad drilled into me when I came home with perfect clarity.

1. "If someone hands you a gun, even if it's me, and they say it's not loaded they are lying. Unless you personally empty the magizine and the chamber treat every gun as if it was loaded."

2. "If someone breaks in your first responsiblity is tomake sure your siblings are safe, not fighting off the thief."

3. "Unless they are carrying your little sister over their shoulder do not chase them. None of our possessions are worth your life."

Of course this is summerizing what was an hour long disscusion followed by an afternoon at the gun range. It still did a good job of scaring into me just how potentially dangerous his gun was.
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It's been two and a half years and I can still remember all of the info my dad drilled into me when I came home with perfect clarity.

1. "If someone hands you a gun, even if it's me, and they say it's not loaded they are lying. Unless you personally empty the magizine and the chamber treat every gun as if it was loaded."

2. "If someone breaks in your first responsiblity is tomake sure your siblings are safe, not fighting off the thief."

3. "Unless they are carrying your little sister over their shoulder do not chase them. None of our possessions are worth your life."

Of course this is summerizing what was an hour long disscusion followed by an afternoon at the gun range. It still did a good job of scaring into me just how potentially dangerous his gun was.


Your father is a very smart man.
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blenc wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

There's also plenty of stories of people who didn't handle there guns so well. Seriously, there should be a competency test or something. Force people with children to lock up their guns, you know, all that stuff. Why an 11 year old boy murdered an 8 year old girl for not showing him her puppy.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34450841

Although I do agree with the sentiment that guns are tools, and therefore useful to some functions of life. I'm just saying some common sense wouldn't hurt.


It stories like this that make me thankful my father had a brain . I fully suppoprt the right to bear arms but a lot needs to be done in properly educating people about things like gun safety. My father kept his handgun, a Beretta M9, in a keypad locked safe, the same one he kept important documents like our birth certificates in. I didn't learn the code to that safe until I turned 19. That winter break the house next to my parents home got robbed and my father asked me to spend my vacation at home to watch over my younger siblings while they were at work, just to be safe. Thankfully the theives were caught five days later robbing a house two blocks away.

It's been two and a half years and I can still remember all of the info my dad drilled into me when I came home with perfect clarity.

1. "If someone hands you a gun, even if it's me, and they say it's not loaded they are lying. Unless you personally empty the magizine and the chamber treat every gun as if it was loaded."

2. "If someone breaks in your first responsiblity is tomake sure your siblings are safe, not fighting off the thief."

3. "Unless they are carrying your little sister over their shoulder do not chase them. None of our possessions are worth your life."

Of course this is summerizing what was an hour long disscusion followed by an afternoon at the gun range. It still did a good job of scaring into me just how potentially dangerous his gun was.


He taught you well.
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blenc wrote:
It stories like this that make me thankful my father had a brain . I fully suppoprt the right to bear arms but a lot needs to be done in properly educating people about things like gun safety. My father kept his handgun, a Beretta M9, in a keypad locked safe, the same one he kept important documents like our birth certificates in. I didn't learn the code to that safe until I turned 19. That winter break the house next to my parents home got robbed and my father asked me to spend my vacation at home to watch over my younger siblings while they were at work, just to be safe. Thankfully the theives were caught five days later robbing a house two blocks away.

It's been two and a half years and I can still remember all of the info my dad drilled into me when I came home with perfect clarity.

1. "If someone hands you a gun, even if it's me, and they say it's not loaded they are lying. Unless you personally empty the magizine and the chamber treat every gun as if it was loaded."

2. "If someone breaks in your first responsiblity is tomake sure your siblings are safe, not fighting off the thief."

3. "Unless they are carrying your little sister over their shoulder do not chase them. None of our possessions are worth your life."

Of course this is summerizing what was an hour long disscusion followed by an afternoon at the gun range. It still did a good job of scaring into me just how potentially dangerous his gun was.


Your father did right.
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Thank you for the videos I always enjoy watching criminals get chased off by good people.

Firm believer in the saying an armed society is a polite society.
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lol, these robbers can run for days. they would do better if they aimed for the hands soon as they walked in. they're confident they won't be identified anyway. maybe try a bank next time....
Posted 10/8/15
better than an armless citizen i suppose. stubs for arms is not fun
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I think that we should just make those ABLE get a license to carry, and make them carry at all times. We could all have one gov issue weapon. Hell, throw in 2-4 years of mandatory military service after high school, and we'd even have some combat training under our belts. Occasionally, someone would still get stupid, but not as often, and they would die before they did too much damage.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:Seriously, there should be a competency test or something. Force people with children to lock up their guns, you know, all that stuff.


I agree, actually, and I am completely PRO-gun. Still, there is absolutely NO reason a child should accidently harm themselves or others with a firearm. You don't even need a gun safe to keep the weapon secure... there are rifle cables and trigger locks that work just as good, and not having those in a house (with or without children), is pure negligence, in my opinion.
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