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rl6214 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 11:19 PM
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47. So you're saying he wouldn't have beat his wife to death with a
furniture leg if he hadn't had a gun? The kids were the easy ones to kill, he didn't need a gun.

"Does this illustrate the danger of having guns in the house?"

No, it dosen't. It illistrates how desperate and out of control people can get because of today's economy.

From the story: "It was the first murder since 1977 in Lewisboro, an upper-middle-class town of about 12,000 nestled among reservoirs and hills."

"But, the sad truth is guns in the home are more likely to be misused than to be used for self-defense."

Yup, no murders since 1977, Obvious proof you are correct, NOT.

Unrec for the usual reasons BUT no blind links. You are the king.

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  -Westchester NY Man Kills his Whole Family and Himself mikeb302000  Oct-21-11 03:17 PM   #0 
  - The guns in my home have never hurt a single person  TBMASE   Oct-21-11 03:20 PM   #1 
  - Really? The availability of a gun had NOTHING to do with the killing?  FiveGoodMen   Oct-21-11 03:21 PM   #2 
     - I don't know. Can anyone beat themselves to death with the a furniture leg?  The Wielding Truth   Oct-21-11 03:24 PM   #3 
     - I'm sure he could have found other ways to kill himself  TBMASE   Oct-21-11 04:12 PM   #10 
     - Not really.  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-21-11 03:55 PM   #6 
     - Clearly he didn't need the gun to kill his wife  TBMASE   Oct-21-11 04:11 PM   #9 
     - Seems like a fair chance that one would have escaped while he was beating the other  FiveGoodMen   Oct-21-11 04:54 PM   #20 
     - Really?  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-21-11 04:56 PM   #22 
        - Yes I am THAT dense.  FiveGoodMen   Oct-21-11 04:56 PM   #23 
           - They had more of a chance the way it happened...  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-21-11 04:58 PM   #24 
     - Seriously, he was probably exhausted by that time, using a club. nt  SteveM   Oct-24-11 04:20 PM   #54 
     - Well, in all fairness to the first commenter, in some cases  mikeb302000   Oct-22-11 02:41 AM   #31 
  - Guns are for killing not target practice. The availability issue is a problem.  Lint Head   Oct-21-11 03:31 PM   #4 
  - I'm glad you explained that to me. I've wasted 40 years of my life target shooting ...  spin   Oct-21-11 04:01 PM   #7 
  - LOL! You and me both  TBMASE   Oct-21-11 04:14 PM   #11 
     - You can shoot any target you like. I do target shooting myself.  Lint Head   Oct-22-11 01:08 PM   #38 
  - If you believe the availability is a problem....  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-21-11 04:14 PM   #12 
  - You and your awkward questions. Yeesh.  friendly_iconoclast   Oct-21-11 04:49 PM   #19 
     - I know i know....  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-21-11 04:54 PM   #21 
        - It's not an argument or a gaping hole. Guns were invented to kill.  Lint Head   Oct-22-11 01:28 PM   #39 
           - same is true of achery  gejohnston   Oct-24-11 01:19 PM   #52 
           - No - its pretty much a gaping hole.  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-24-11 04:28 PM   #56 
  - My guns are for saving lives, target practice, and hunting.  ileus   Oct-21-11 07:40 PM   #28 
  - right-on nt  mikeb302000   Oct-22-11 02:42 AM   #32 
  - Fifty years, now. Hunting. Target shooting. Killing? Nope.  SteveM   Oct-24-11 04:25 PM   #55 
  - Since he killed his wife with a table leg, and easily could have killed his kids the same way,  jmg257   Oct-21-11 03:43 PM   #5 
  - Ban assault furniture. nt  Remmah2   Oct-22-11 09:11 AM   #33 
     - You can have my furniture when you pull it out from under my cold dead ass. nt  jmg257   Oct-22-11 09:47 AM   #34 
        - Thanks, but when it gets to that point I think I'll pass...  petronius   Oct-22-11 03:16 PM   #42 
           - Lol! Sweet! Nt  jmg257   Oct-23-11 12:40 PM   #50 
  - I'm sure gun advocates would say the little kids should have been armed at all times for their  valerief   Oct-21-11 04:10 PM   #8 
  - That's a hell of a stretch  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-21-11 04:15 PM   #13 
  - Only if they wanted to prevent being shot by their father  TBMASE   Oct-21-11 04:15 PM   #14 
  - No, that's one of those "emotional truths" you lot like to believe in.  friendly_iconoclast   Oct-21-11 04:32 PM   #15 
  - You hear that a LOT in here  Katya Mullethov   Oct-21-11 04:40 PM   #17 
  - I'm sure that if you actually believe this, you don't know anyone who is an actual "gun advocate" ..  spin   Oct-21-11 04:43 PM   #18 
  - I think it is...  discntnt_irny_srcsm   Oct-21-11 05:21 PM   #25 
  - Only the anti gun zealots say crap like this  rl6214   Oct-22-11 11:36 PM   #48 
  - What makes you "sure"? Can you provide a link or cite? N/T  Marengo   Oct-23-11 09:50 AM   #49 
  - How many times is that, Val? The arm kids at all times straw?  SteveM   Oct-24-11 04:30 PM   #57 
  - Is a chainsaw in the home a danger?  spin   Oct-21-11 04:35 PM   #16 
  - I have a's not even a danger to tree limbs.  ileus   Oct-21-11 07:42 PM   #29 
     - Husqvarna  one-eyed fat man   Oct-22-11 10:26 AM   #35 
        - Gunmakers to the king  Katya Mullethov   Oct-22-11 10:38 AM   #37 
        - Use the right tool for the job  one-eyed fat man   Oct-22-11 04:40 PM   #44 
           - Oh ...that reminds me !  Katya Mullethov   Oct-22-11 04:53 PM   #46 
        - Outboard motor owners are getting adept at cleaning carbs, brother included.nt  SteveM   Oct-24-11 04:33 PM   #58 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-21-11 05:40 PM   #26 
  - Write your congressman, demand a gun ban bill.  ileus   Oct-21-11 07:39 PM   #27 
  - Why would we want this scumbag to live after doing what he did?  krispos42   Oct-21-11 08:44 PM   #30 
  - Even better  one-eyed fat man   Oct-22-11 10:28 AM   #36 
     - Well, ideally they would just go to counseling or something.  krispos42   Oct-22-11 02:53 PM   #40 
        - Wyoming?  gejohnston   Oct-22-11 03:12 PM   #41 
           - Someplace far away from their problems.  krispos42   Oct-22-11 03:33 PM   #43 
              - true,  gejohnston   Oct-22-11 04:48 PM   #45 
  - So you're saying he wouldn't have beat his wife to death with a  rl6214   Oct-22-11 11:19 PM   #47 
  - More police blotter stories.  Atypical Liberal   Oct-24-11 01:01 PM   #51 
  - Solution: Make furniture "legs" out of balsa wood. nt  SteveM   Oct-24-11 04:19 PM   #53 

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