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December 26th, 2012, 16:21
Originally Posted by Gloo View Post
tl,dr version: I'm irresponsible, so everyone else must be too.

If you can't handle the responsibility of owning a firearm, then don't own one. Simple.

Originally Posted by badmofo View Post
Your "facts" sound like the sort of rubbish 15 year old boys come up with after a six pack of beer.
Handguns have a very poor track record as manstoppers. That is they can be lethal (Although last I checked only 1 out of 7 people wounded by a handgun in the US die from said wound), but they rarely incapacitate people instantly. This is based off of thousands of compiled reports by various Law Enforcement Agencies.
Originally Posted by badmofo View Post
So a guy breaks into your wife's workplace looking for drugs - give him the drugs.
Now that solution is the sort of rubbish an addled adolescent teen mind would come up with. I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess your exposure to any sort of criminality has been confined to watching television.
Originally Posted by badmofo View Post
He's a desperate messed up loser yes, but a) that doesn't mean he deserves to be shot to death, and b) are you telling me that you'd have prefered your wife was armed and therefore could have taken a man's life? What an awful thing to wish for; she'd have to live with that.
I imagine dte just wants his wife to come home to him at the end of the day. Everything else is weak conjecture.
Originally Posted by badmofo View Post
If this "self defense at all costs" bollocks is so ingrained in you that you can think that way then there's no hope, but just think about what you're saying. Of course criminals are everywhere, but the odds are that people who break into nursing homes, houses, etc are not doing so to kill the occupants. They want drugs or cash. Something they can sell easily. I live in an area where there is crime and our house would be pretty easy to break into so I've thought about it a lot. I will protect my wife and kids at all costs if it comes to that, but I strongly believe that confronting an intruder with a weapon is the worst way possible to resolve the issue.
Never understood people who say they will protect their family "at all costs" but weren't actually willing to do anything to ensure their success in the matter. My philosophy of defense puts me on as close to equal ground as possible with someone that might want to harm me or my family. Your's puts you completely at their mercy. Even a 15 year old with a six pack of beer in his belly could figure that one out.
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