« Last post by Psparr on December 04, 2016, 08:08:56 PM »
I just wanted to chime in and say I really enjoy these conversations. It's fun to debate differing points of view.
So let's keep it going!
So let's keep it going!
Folks we live in very different parts of the country and that influences the thinking about guns. In your neck of the woods people are spread out and more by themselves and it might be 1/2 hr to an hour response from law enforcement when they are needed. I live in a area with thousands and thousands of people around with three law enforcement agencies to respond. We are allowed to have hand guns but thankfully not everyone does. Maybe you can understand that it is not in the best interest for law enforcement if there is a bunch of pistol Pete's around at every crime scene. What happens here is guns get stolen, family members get hurt by accident, and domestic disputes escalate when guns are around. The laws are different from state to state for good reason and the laws differ again when you get into metropolitan areas like the big apple.You described your area as a hell-hole where responsible, honest and free citizens do not exist. You state that you are "not against guns. Far from it", Yet you have not made a single statement in this forum that I can find which demonstrates that you are far from being anti-gun. Exactly the opposite. You're fast with your false assumptions, and even faster with your tired, worn out old anti-gun clich?s. You live in a bubble, where you expect the government to save you from the bad guys and to tell you how to think, and to protect you from yourself. You think it takes a half hour for police to reach me, assuming I live 30 miles from the nearest village. In fact, 911 response in my town is less than 5 minutes. Just enough time to die. You live in a bubble where the government has trained you that you will be prosecuted if you defend your own life and property, that you must trust them to get there just in time to conduct the investigation if you're murdered. You have no concept of what the world is like outside of your protective bubble. And you living so near the birthplace of the American Revolution, that is a travesty.
I am not against guns. Far from it.
To me it is like dog ownership. It is not the dog's fault it is the owner. I see the very same thing with guns. I wish it weren't the case.
Really? Shooting someone when they are running away. That don't work too well up here. In both cases a simple dog is enough of a deterrent and better at chasing someone down when they are naked.What the devil are you talking about?!? Didn't you read a single word?