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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 10:01 PM

9. Some people are against deterrence.

 

Maybe they live in low-crime areas. Maybe they are unaware of crime victims and unconcerned about them. Or maybe, they are aware but simply don't care.

There may be other reasons as well.

But whatever the reason, they will not recognize that some firearms are lawfully owned to deter some criminals. Some even claim to believe that "Guns are only used for one purpose, to kill people."

It is common in the United States for millions of Democrats and Independents to safely own firearms in their homes. Some apparently reason, however, that unless homeowners are actively shooting home invaders every day, there is no legitimate reason for owning a firearm in the home for self-defense. For them, they do not and apparently never will consider deterrence as a legitimate reason.

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