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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 06:45 PM
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21. Ok.
Back in the 80s, I felt safer when I didn't allow my then husband's friends to leave their guns in my closet when they decided to go out, or stay home, partying. They were average guys who liked their guns.

I felt safer around these good old American boys when they weren't armed.

I felt safer when I was raising my sons not to have guns in the house that they could access. I wanted them locked up, with ammo in a separate locked location.

There were times when the presence of guns made me feel less safe. Like when I was sent to visit my Dad, and he left me with my teenage step siblings, who didn't like me or my presence in their house, for a 3 day fishing trip. And told us all where the loaded gun was (in the headboard of the bed)in case we "needed" it.

Like when my ex-husband wanted to go target shooting, and take along a case of beer.





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  -Question I can't answer Spica  Jul-03-06 03:30 PM   #0 
  - I think that people who don't know how to use them should not carry them  eleny   Jul-03-06 03:33 PM   #1 
  - I think the idea would be that other people would be safer.  bemildred   Jul-03-06 03:33 PM   #2 
  - ask them in return to prove the people were safer  AZDemDist6   Jul-03-06 03:36 PM   #3 
  - Not a good statistic...  krispos42   Jul-10-06 02:24 AM   #75 
  - Turn the question around...  Totally Committed   Jul-03-06 03:37 PM   #4 
  - That doesn't fly  Spica   Jul-03-06 03:43 PM   #6 
     - Gun crime has not risen in England. n/t  Finder   Jul-03-06 03:56 PM   #10 
     - Violent crime certainly has though  Spica   Jul-03-06 04:12 PM   #14 
     - Not true...  57_TomCat   Jul-03-06 06:13 PM   #19 
        - I'm intrigued...  Pert_UK   Jul-25-06 09:34 AM   #81 
     - damn, you're good!  iverglas   Jul-04-06 09:24 AM   #32 
        - It is not a pointless question...  Spica   Jul-05-06 12:05 PM   #40 
           - so ... I'm still wondering  iverglas   Jul-05-06 05:27 PM   #47 
              - Thanks for setting me straight.  Spica   Jul-05-06 07:12 PM   #50 
                 - "still doesn't answer the question"  iverglas   Jul-05-06 07:36 PM   #51 
                    - Again thank you  Spica   Jul-05-06 07:52 PM   #53 
  - Couldn't we just compare the violent crime rate here to that of England  Skip Intro   Jul-03-06 03:39 PM   #5 
  - England?  Finder   Jul-03-06 03:46 PM   #7 
  - Gee....  catnhatnh   Jul-03-06 03:55 PM   #8 
  - I support the second amendment.....the thing about lawless times  Ragazz68   Jul-03-06 03:55 PM   #9 
  - Britain is a great example.  Ravy   Jul-03-06 04:01 PM   #11 
  - Not really, and here's why  slackmaster   Jul-05-06 01:09 PM   #43 
  - Here is my take on the subject  blimpie   Jul-03-06 04:02 PM   #12 
  - You mean like in the District of Columbia?  benEzra   Jul-03-06 10:06 PM   #27 
  - or hey, how about my house?  iverglas   Jul-04-06 09:31 AM   #33 
     - Quite so...  benEzra   Jul-04-06 03:53 PM   #38 
     - it is?  iverglas   Jul-04-06 04:52 PM   #39 
        - A quibble.  thefamethrowa   Jul-06-06 09:46 PM   #70 
     - So what should we work on changing?  Nabeshin   Jul-06-06 03:55 AM   #55 
        - eek! sounds like COMMUNISM to me!!!  iverglas   Jul-06-06 07:52 AM   #58 
           - What's your point?  Nabeshin   Jul-06-06 02:58 PM   #66 
              - my my my; YA THINK???  iverglas   Jul-06-06 03:47 PM   #68 
                 - Sigh...  Nabeshin   Jul-07-06 12:37 AM   #71 
                    - talk about yer over-heated, eh?  iverglas   Jul-07-06 10:57 AM   #72 
                       - That's quite a catalog of fallacious arguments.  Nabeshin   Jul-08-06 02:05 AM   #74 
  - Of course they would be easier to spot!  krispos42   Jul-10-06 02:50 AM   #76 
  - Try google...or our old pal Ann Ecdotal  SoCalDem   Jul-03-06 04:05 PM   #13 
  - It takes only an instant  left is right   Jul-03-06 05:27 PM   #15 
  - That is true that guns can make people aggressors.  blimpie   Jul-03-06 05:37 PM   #16 
     - I respect your opinion, and your personal choices on the subject...  benEzra   Jul-03-06 10:18 PM   #28 
     - my goodness  iverglas   Jul-04-06 09:36 AM   #34 
        - No, they're not...thank goodness...  benEzra   Jul-04-06 03:53 PM   #37 
     - I used to own a .22 rifle and a .38 revolver  slackmaster   Jul-05-06 01:15 PM   #45 
  - Can't answer that ,but  justgamma   Jul-03-06 05:46 PM   #17 
  - I cannot think of any time gun restrictions have worked  schwindj   Jul-03-06 06:02 PM   #18 
     - National Guard  blimpie   Jul-03-06 06:26 PM   #20 
        - National Guard is not the militia  Spica   Jul-03-06 06:52 PM   #22 
        - Militia definition.....sounds like the NG to me.  blimpie   Jul-03-06 07:14 PM   #23 
           - Federal law defines the militia as every male citizen aged 18 to 45...  benEzra   Jul-03-06 10:21 PM   #29 
           - The NG is under Federal Command  hydrashok75   Jul-06-06 10:12 AM   #59 
        - Facts not assumptions  PeterBrady   Jul-03-06 07:18 PM   #24 
        - You have proved my point. about the NG  blimpie   Jul-03-06 07:28 PM   #25 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-03-06 08:04 PM   #26 
           - The right recognized is not that of the militia, but of the PEOPLE...  benEzra   Jul-03-06 10:27 PM   #30 
              - The 2nd amendment can always be changed or interpreted differently  blimpie   Jul-04-06 05:44 AM   #31 
                 - short on facts strong on hyperbole n/t  crankybubba   Jul-04-06 11:59 AM   #35 
                 - My wife and I, and 80 million others, strongly disagree with you...  benEzra   Jul-04-06 03:49 PM   #36 
                 - The People  Spica   Jul-05-06 12:31 PM   #41 
                 - pretty learnd discourse  iverglas   Jul-05-06 05:48 PM   #48 
                 - Even if the Second Amendment doesn't say that, the Ninth does  slackmaster   Jul-05-06 01:13 PM   #44 
                 - That doesn't make any sense.  hydrashok75   Jul-06-06 10:15 AM   #60 
        - well regulated = well trained  DonP   Jul-05-06 04:36 PM   #46 
  - Ok.  LWolf   Jul-03-06 06:45 PM   #21 
  - Let me elaborate.  Spica   Jul-05-06 12:48 PM   #42 
  - oh lookie, I finally found it  iverglas   Jul-05-06 06:34 PM   #49 
  - Thank you for the reference.  Spica   Jul-05-06 07:41 PM   #52 
  - Wow....  Pert_UK   Jul-25-06 04:29 AM   #80 
  - now now, people come here seeking answers  Wickerman   Jul-05-06 08:16 PM   #54 
  - Grade A sophistry  Nabeshin   Jul-06-06 04:20 AM   #56 
     - bears repeating  iverglas   Jul-06-06 07:46 AM   #57 
        - Fine, here's one off the top of my head  Spica   Jul-06-06 12:10 PM   #61 
           - don't hold you breath waiting for a response  crankybubba   Jul-06-06 12:30 PM   #62 
           - why is it?  iverglas   Jul-06-06 01:06 PM   #63 
              - peeing dogs aside...  crankybubba   Jul-06-06 02:41 PM   #64 
              - Shoulda, woulda, coulda...  Spica   Jul-06-06 02:56 PM   #65 
              - Again, thank you  Spica   Jul-06-06 03:42 PM   #67 
                 - hey, I played your stupid party game, chum  iverglas   Jul-06-06 04:05 PM   #69 
  - Impact of Brady Law  pat0704   Jul-07-06 09:38 PM   #73 
  - Gun owners generally don't oppose the background check requirement...  benEzra   Jul-12-06 08:08 AM   #78 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-06 10:34 PM   #77 
  - Although the question makes logical sense, it's disingenuous...  Pert_UK   Jul-25-06 04:09 AM   #79 
  - Oo! Oo! Yet another way to look at it....(how exciting this all is!)  Pert_UK   Jul-25-06 09:41 AM   #82 
  - Ask Paul Martin  Speaker   Jul-27-06 06:18 AM   #83 
 

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