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June 16th, 2012, 15:32
Originally Posted by CrazyIrish View Post
If minimizing personal risk is your only goal then everything you said is spot on. My own personal safety/well being has never been and never will be my top priority. I feel sorry for people that feel it is.
Who said anything about minimizing personal risk being the only goal? I certanly didn't. What I did say was that if personal safety is something you care about arming yourself isn't as smart as reducing the need for arming yourself.

Originally Posted by blatantninja View Post
I think this quote by Ben Franklin sums up about how I feel concerning restricting guns:

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
I find the idea that access to guns is an essential freedom is one of the weirdest ideas to come out of the states (because most pepole I've encountered who believes it are Americans). What is it guns bring into my life that makes them essential?


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