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Suprise: Possessing a gun makes you less safe not more safe

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Keep your [email protected] finger off the trigger and you will have no problems...

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If only the mainstream media boys vow their lives to ever see that they are being lied to.

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art > life

not the other way around

it could be a vicious cycle as well.

im not fully blaming film. cwg mentioned romancing guns and what bigger platform of romancing than cinema?

there is a reason a grass roots push to get cigarettes of the screen was made.

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How many murders?

You have a right to protect your property, not just your life. It is at the owner's discretion whether or not he feels his property is valuable enough to protect by using a weapon or to just allow someone to waltz in and take their stuff without putting up a fight because you feel confident enough that the masked man with a gun won't hurt you. Also, what about the possibility of sexual assaults? I would be willing to risk my life to prevent an intruder/predator from assaulting a loved one.

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David Wheeler testifies to the Connecticut Legislature about gun control.

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You have a right to protect your property, not just your life. It is at the owner's discretion whether or not he feels his property is valuable enough to protect by using a weapon or to just allow someone to waltz in and take their stuff without putting up a fight because you feel confident enough that the masked man with a gun won't hurt you. Also, what about the possibility of sexual assaults? I would be willing to risk my life to prevent an intruder/predator from assaulting a loved one.

if your property is "valuable enough to protect by using a weapon" you should reevaluate your life

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Obvious, but the mentality is that happens to other people, not me. Why I don't own a gun - the odds are better myself or my family will be shot by my gun than anyone else.

The statistics definitely support the fact that many gunowners are shot with their own guns.

I believe the biggest issue with this is that proper training on gun use, safety, etc are not requred. This is a prime reason why I support that aspect of a gun control law 100%

Use and safety training (with periodic re-training) should be required by ANYONE who purchases or owns a gun. We are required to pass tests to drive a car.....then we should be required to pass both a written and practical test on firearms safety and use.

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Mr. Ratliff’s passion for firearms made him something of a celebrity on the Internet, where he helped make scores of videos about high-powered and exotic guns and explosives. His YouTube channel, called FPSRussia, became the site’s ninth largest, with nearly 3.5 million subscribers and more than 500 million views. http://www.nytimes.c...odayspaper&_r=2

Ratliff, a firearms expert, was surrounded by guns on January 3rd when he was shot and killed. Despite his skill and his personal arsenal he was unable to defend himself. His attacker, whom he probably knew, had the element of surprise in his favor. Unlike Adam Lanza's mother, Ratliff was not killed by his own gun, nor is there is evidence to suggest that Ratliff was irresponsible in how he handled his guns. We do not know yet how exactly he was killed, but what we do know is that his personal arsenal and his shooting prowess were not sufficient to prevent him from being murdered. The guns may have provided him with an illusion of safety, but even with all his skill and experience he was unable to defend himself. http://www.examiner....e-not-more-safe

The news, coming amid a national debate about gun control, rippled across the blogs and social networking sites where his videos were popular. Tributes on Facebook and Twitter came from fans stunned that such a well-armed expert had not been able to defend himself.

This is pretty fuging stupid knowing Ratliff provided the props for Kyle Myers. Kyle Myers (main FPS Russia character/gun enthusiast/gun demonstrator) is alive and well.

But awesome bullshit post you have there...

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/01/08/2468950/frankfort-man-who-died-in-georgia.html

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You have a right to protect your property, not just your life. It is at the owner's discretion whether or not he feels his property is valuable enough to protect by using a weapon or to just allow someone to waltz in and take their stuff without putting up a fight because you feel confident enough that the masked man with a gun won't hurt you. Also, what about the possibility of sexual assaults? I would be willing to risk my life to prevent an intruder/predator from assaulting a loved one.

Are there roving bands of rapist and murderers that I am unaware of?

I like how your post progressed and by the end the value of a 32" Vizio = the rape of wives and children

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Anyone with small children around should not have loaded guns just lying around...and if they do they should be trigger locked.

Even when I was a kid...we knew not to touch certain guns because trigger locks weren't as prevalent. But I can only think of a few times a gun was put up loaded (going hunting next morning and getting in late thing).

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if your property is "valuable enough to protect by using a weapon" you should reevaluate your life

If my property is worth some criminal risking his life then he needs to re-evaluate his life...

How am I suppossed to know if some hooded gang-member intruding in my house at night is there to steal my stereo... or rape my daughter and then kill the witnesses?

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If my property is worth some criminal risking his life then he needs to re-evaluate his life...

How am I suppossed to know if some hooded gang-member intruding in my house at night is there to steal my stereo... or rape my daughter and then kill the witnesses?

Why are they hooded?

Gangs have easier ways to make money than breaking into Cletus's home to steal his gas station sign collection.

People break in when people are not home at a considerably higher rate than if you are there. Then if you are there they usually bug out if they realize someone is home.

But not they are there to sodomize you while wearing your new Cam Newton jersey.

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