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Response to pipoman (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:53 PM

43. Problem is that criminals generally think they were attacked first.

Just go sit in on a few criminal trials. Criminals usually think it was the other guy's fault.

The guy in the store insulted me, so I had to . . . . Fill in the blank.

My wife started it. She said . . . . She shoved me. It's her own fault. She won't leave me alone.

People who carry guns expect bad things to happen to them. People carry guns because they believe they are going to be attacked.

Tiny bit of paranoia there.

Some people really are in danger -- former judges, prison guards, active military in a war zone, police officers, lots of people. They need to carry guns. Most of us don't and shouldn't.

Carry a gun and you may find yourself serving a prison term over what you would have seen as just a real bad day had you only gone out unarmed.

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