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Hoyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 09:18 PM
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57. So, when a younger person walks toward you, does adrenaline fuel your fear?

With that vivid a description of that which you fear, surely you tense up a bit. Now, if I were a young person walking down the street, I gotta carry too just in case some old guy (we are about the same age)tenses up and misinterprets things.

I don't want to be reading about some young person who happened to walk toward you when you were having one of those moments seniors have.

I started this off in jest, but I'm serious the more I think about it.
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  -Some people have an irrational fear of firearms ... spin  Apr-11-11 11:52 AM   #0 
  - If that is possible, it is also possible, therefore, to have an irrational love of firearms. nt  patrice   Apr-11-11 11:53 AM   #1 
  - +1  villager   Apr-11-11 11:57 AM   #2 
  - Certainly - it's possible to have an irrational love of anything.  dmallind   Apr-11-11 12:04 PM   #4 
  - True. I did not mean to imply that all relationships to guns are irrational, only that this IS  patrice   Apr-11-11 12:21 PM   #9 
  - +2  Cheap_Trick   Apr-11-11 12:09 PM   #6 
  - Is there such a thing as rational love? nt  ZombieHorde   Apr-12-11 02:35 AM   #93 
  - No one ever denied that some folks go too far in that direction  WatsonT   Apr-12-11 11:41 AM   #102 
  - Probably a very small percentage of gun owners have an irrational love ...  spin   Apr-12-11 07:01 PM   #108 
  - No love is for humans, being overly fond of guns...maybe.  ileus   Apr-12-11 07:04 PM   #109 
  - Their Sole Purpose Is To Kill  Me.   Apr-11-11 12:01 PM   #3 
  - Mine must be defective then - they just put holes in paper and bounce off steel backstops  dmallind   Apr-11-11 12:06 PM   #5 
  - Mine, too. I want my money back.  Common Sense Party   Apr-11-11 12:59 PM   #12 
  - Yeah, up until the day a gun owner punches a hole in a human being, they are a L-A-G-O..  right2bfree   Apr-11-11 04:51 PM   #38 
     - I presume you are a law abiding computer owner, and will remain one...  friendly_iconoclast   Apr-11-11 05:21 PM   #42 
     - My computer is used for multiple reasons. Your gun only has one: to Kill. nt  right2bfree   Apr-11-11 06:21 PM   #47 
        - How do you explain the fact that I have fired well over 200,000 rounds and never ...  spin   Apr-11-11 07:15 PM   #50 
        - She can't get over that  rl6214   Apr-11-11 08:11 PM   #52 
        - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-11-11 08:37 PM   #54 
        - Guns can be used for multiple purposes. It's impossible to  burrfoot   Apr-12-11 12:34 AM   #90 
     - Blah blah blah blah blah  rl6214   Apr-11-11 05:23 PM   #43 
     - How often does that happen? ...  spin   Apr-11-11 07:31 PM   #51 
     - So does your calumny  one-eyed fat man   Apr-12-11 11:22 AM   #99 
  - No, their sole purpose is not to kil  rl6214   Apr-11-11 12:11 PM   #7 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-11-11 12:19 PM   #8 
  - Kill who?  rrneck   Apr-11-11 01:00 PM   #13 
  - Are Scottish guns designed to kilt? nt  Remmah2   Apr-11-11 02:07 PM   #27 
  - Your opinion is similar to that held by the lady who wrote the article in the OP ...  spin   Apr-11-11 01:13 PM   #15 
  - Not to mention...  virginia mountainman   Apr-11-11 01:20 PM   #16 
  - Their primary purpose is destruction: of a human, an animal, a target.  elocs   Apr-11-11 01:39 PM   #20 
  - Destroying the center of a paper target is not the same as killing. (n/t) .  spin   Apr-11-11 01:49 PM   #23 
  - Never said it was, but it is destruction. Guns, when used, are used to destroy something. n/t  elocs   Apr-11-11 03:07 PM   #28 
  - The comment that started this discussion was " Their Sole Purpose Is To Kill" ...  spin   Apr-11-11 03:59 PM   #33 
  - By that logic, fireplaces are solely used to destroy something too (nt)  petronius   Apr-12-11 07:10 PM   #111 
  - But the primary pupose of gun is not destorying the center of a paper target.  mmerong4u   Apr-11-11 11:17 PM   #84 
  - I wouldn't call punching a hole in the center of a target, destruction  rl6214   Apr-11-11 03:24 PM   #29 
     - Right, holes are shot into them to make them more whole, more constructed.  elocs   Apr-11-11 03:39 PM   #31 
        - No holes in my steel targets, the bullets just bounce off  rl6214   Apr-11-11 03:41 PM   #32 
  - Mine have killed, lots.  GreenStormCloud   Apr-11-11 01:55 PM   #26 
  - Fear of guns? No fear of nutters with guns? Yes. Guns are for killing, period.  right2bfree   Apr-11-11 04:46 PM   #37 
  - Unfortuantely that is a simplistic view that is false.  spin   Apr-11-11 05:35 PM   #45 
  - So what?  Atypical Liberal   Apr-11-11 04:53 PM   #40 
  - Is ignorance bliss?  cleanhippie   Apr-12-11 06:20 AM   #95 
  - Wrong....guns are made for shooting and collecting.  ileus   Apr-12-11 07:05 PM   #110 
  - I diasgree about the word "irrational".....  Logical   Apr-11-11 12:46 PM   #10 
  - We differ in that I don't view firearms as "scary" ...  spin   Apr-11-11 01:32 PM   #17 
  - Of course you don't because you like guns. Guns do scare people and if we stop...  Logical   Apr-11-11 04:15 PM   #34 
     - I don't wish to make fun of those who have a phobia about firearms ...  spin   Apr-11-11 07:01 PM   #49 
        - I did not think you did, I was talking about in general. But that was a great post! Also.....  Logical   Apr-11-11 09:55 PM   #62 
           - People who say we carry because of fear are using the psychological defense mechanism ...  spin   Apr-12-11 12:10 PM   #105 
  - I don't find too many things 'scary'.  rl6214   Apr-11-11 03:31 PM   #30 
     - Well, I disagree. I know my wifes will not shoot them and hates them.  Logical   Apr-11-11 04:16 PM   #35 
     - And that is her/their right.  rl6214   Apr-11-11 04:40 PM   #36 
        - Glad your wife feels comfortable with them! n-t  Logical   Apr-11-11 05:51 PM   #46 
           - My Loving Wife not only asked me to build her a AR-15...  oneshooter   Apr-11-11 06:44 PM   #48 
              - Nice! n-t  Logical   Apr-11-11 09:34 PM   #59 
     - Just sitting there waiting for a child to pick it up and play with it? Yeah, right!! nt  right2bfree   Apr-11-11 05:06 PM   #41 
        - That child is going to take it off my hip  rl6214   Apr-11-11 05:26 PM   #44 
  - The most over the top irrational fear  GKirk   Apr-11-11 12:56 PM   #11 
  - Where does the TimesLive originate?  Hangingon   Apr-11-11 01:08 PM   #14 
  - The writer is a South African journalist based in NYC.  spin   Apr-11-11 01:38 PM   #19 
  - I'm not sold 100% on the "irrational" part.  Glassunion   Apr-11-11 01:35 PM   #18 
  - I really feel you have a healthy respect for firearms, not a fear ...  spin   Apr-11-11 01:44 PM   #21 
     - That's why I stated her fear leans towrds phobia. Quite unhealthy.  Glassunion   Apr-11-11 01:48 PM   #22 
        - You do make a good point . Phobia is a better term. (n/t)  spin   Apr-11-11 01:51 PM   #24 
           - Yup... Same as me and dentists.  Glassunion   Apr-11-11 01:53 PM   #25 
  - "nobody would be getting shot."  Atypical Liberal   Apr-11-11 04:51 PM   #39 
  - I respect her "fear" more than those who fear walking out of the house without their gun.  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 08:18 PM   #53 
  - Describe for us a " easy background check". n/t  oneshooter   Apr-11-11 08:42 PM   #55 
  - Are you kidding? Have you read some of the rationalizations from carriers here? If they passed. . .  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 09:20 PM   #58 
     - The Texas background check is acceptable to the BATFE, so much so  oneshooter   Apr-11-11 09:36 PM   #60 
  - Lets just have "shall issue" concealed carry all over this nation ...  spin   Apr-11-11 08:56 PM   #56 
  - So, when a younger person walks toward you, does adrenaline fuel your fear?  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 09:18 PM   #57 
     - WOW  rl6214   Apr-11-11 09:55 PM   #63 
     - Then he goes on to describe what he fears and why he carries. Read it yourself.  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 10:04 PM   #65 
        - Just read it again, you are wrong  rl6214   Apr-11-11 10:31 PM   #70 
           - No, he specifically describes what he is afraid of in clear terms.  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 11:58 PM   #87 
              - I was going to say now you are just making stuff up BUT  rl6214   Apr-12-11 12:26 AM   #88 
     - Of course not, why would it?  spin   Apr-11-11 10:42 PM   #75 
  - How do you prove this statement:  rl6214   Apr-11-11 09:48 PM   #61 
  - Only germophobes need health insurance.  LibertyFox   Apr-11-11 09:57 PM   #64 
  - Wow, is that why you purchase life insurance? Most people do it "insure" family . . . . .  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 10:11 PM   #67 
  - What are you talking about?  rl6214   Apr-11-11 10:35 PM   #72 
  - Well if it is "love" of cold steel, that's sad too. If it to "intimidate people," that's worse.  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 10:08 PM   #66 
     - One good reason is as a gesture of defiance ...  MicaelS   Apr-11-11 10:18 PM   #68 
     - Yea, "gesture of defiance" is what we need in public.  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 10:44 PM   #76 
        - You're right. Citizens advocating for Civil Rights should never commit "gestures of defiance".  PavePusher   Apr-11-11 10:48 PM   #79 
           - Sorry, your penchant for guns is not the same as denying someone a job, or place at the counter.  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 11:38 PM   #85 
              - All Civil Rights are of equal weight.  PavePusher   Apr-12-11 12:36 AM   #91 
                 - Who says they are equal? Your right to carry guns in public can -- and should -- be restricted.  Hoyt   Apr-12-11 05:06 AM   #94 
                    - Irrelevent dodge.  PavePusher   Apr-12-11 10:59 AM   #97 
                       - .  Glassunion   Apr-12-11 11:16 AM   #98 
     - You didn't answer my question.  rl6214   Apr-11-11 10:37 PM   #73 
     - So far, you have not offered one alternative.  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 10:45 PM   #77 
        - I don't have to offer you an alternative  rl6214   Apr-11-11 10:53 PM   #81 
     - Starter reason number 1  RSillsbee   Apr-12-11 11:25 AM   #100 
     - This 3% you keep throwing around may not be so accurate.  Glassunion   Apr-12-11 01:33 PM   #106 
  - Do you wear a seat belt? Do you "fear" driving without a seat belt fastened?  Common Sense Party   Apr-11-11 11:16 PM   #83 
  - No - some people have a fear of open carry Teabaggin' GOP morans that use guns to intimidate  jpak   Apr-11-11 10:25 PM   #69 
  - I mostly O.C., and I think I'm fairly Liberal.  PavePusher   Apr-11-11 10:33 PM   #71 
  - Ah, there he is, the shtickmeister  rl6214   Apr-11-11 10:39 PM   #74 
  - +1. Those few "liberals" that sport weapons merely enable the ones you describe.  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 10:47 PM   #78 
  - "Enable" Civil Rights?  PavePusher   Apr-11-11 10:49 PM   #80 
  - The SCOTUS has pronounced that the Holy 2A has limitations and is not absolute  jpak   Apr-11-11 11:02 PM   #82 
  - Willing "victims"  one-eyed fat man   Apr-12-11 11:51 AM   #104 
  - Not a civil right to carry a gun to promote TBag philosophies. Guns ain't like freedom of speech  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 11:46 PM   #86 
     - "Guns ain't like freedom of speech"  rl6214   Apr-12-11 12:31 AM   #89 
        - And  Abq_Sarah   Apr-12-11 12:41 AM   #92 
           - No, probably not a scholar of any type. n/t  oneshooter   Apr-12-11 09:41 AM   #96 
  - A lot of liberals carry, concealed and openly.  ProgressiveProfessor   Apr-12-11 06:58 PM   #107 
  - Weird, this fear predates the teaparty movement  WatsonT   Apr-12-11 11:42 AM   #103 
  - Is it fair to label this irrational fear a mental disorder?  WatsonT   Apr-12-11 11:40 AM   #101 

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