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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 05:02 PM
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49. You've led an interesting life, Tom. n/t
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  -In light of the recent firearm controversies, let's take a gun self-defense poll krispos42  Feb-21-08 02:05 PM   #0 
  - " have been armed while investigating a potential home invasion" but not with a gun.  Buzz Clik   Feb-21-08 02:08 PM   #1 
  - Hmmm... I'll fix that to "armed with a gun".  krispos42   Feb-21-08 02:14 PM   #3 
  - Never had to deal with a home invasion myself,  backscatter712   Feb-21-08 04:58 PM   #13 
     - Note to potential thieves: Do not enter backscatter712's home.  Buzz Clik   Feb-21-08 08:08 PM   #17 
  - How about if I simply hit them in the head with a pistol?  TomInTib   Feb-21-08 02:13 PM   #2 
  - Do the worst case one, and feel free to elaborate in a reply  krispos42   Feb-21-08 02:16 PM   #4 
  - It's too long of a story for me to type.  TomInTib   Feb-21-08 02:27 PM   #7 
     - And you were acting as a private citizen?  krispos42   Feb-21-08 02:31 PM   #10 
        - Yeah, we were pretty fed up with it all.  TomInTib   Feb-21-08 04:54 PM   #12 
           - You've led an interesting life, Tom. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-25-08 05:02 PM   #49 
  - Or spit the bullets at your target?  Buzz Clik   Feb-21-08 02:18 PM   #5 
  - How about another option:  NCevilDUer   Feb-21-08 02:21 PM   #6 
  - That would be a different poll  krispos42   Feb-21-08 02:28 PM   #8 
  - No option for criminal usage of a gun?  onehandle   Feb-21-08 02:28 PM   #9 
  - If you're engaging in a criminal act...  krispos42   Feb-21-08 02:33 PM   #11 
     - Criminals use firearms to defend themselves far more often than non-criminals.  onehandle   Feb-21-08 06:48 PM   #14 
        - Well, what are we talking about here?  krispos42   Feb-22-08 02:28 AM   #19 
        - Doesn't really sound like the garage owner really defended himself.  onehandle   Feb-22-08 03:48 PM   #31 
           - It was an attached garage  krispos42   Feb-23-08 02:04 AM   #35 
        - nt  onehandle   Feb-22-08 03:47 PM   #30 
  - whether true or not I'd heard all my life that the victim is more likely to be killed with his own  madokie   Feb-21-08 06:52 PM   #15 
  - It is 10x more likely that someone who lives in the home  pbca   Feb-21-08 06:54 PM   #16 
     - That's a misleading statistic  krispos42   Feb-22-08 02:31 AM   #20 
     - Suicide doesn't count? n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-25-08 05:00 PM   #48 
        - Suicides would happen with or without guns..  DadOf2LittleAngels   Feb-25-08 07:53 PM   #56 
     - case closed  madokie   Feb-22-08 08:06 AM   #23 
  - No, I've never owned a gun,  LWolf   Feb-21-08 08:33 PM   #18 
  - As a child,  Mugu   Feb-22-08 07:44 AM   #21 
  - Never had to defend myself, and I hope I never have to  EstimatedProphet   Feb-22-08 07:49 AM   #22 
  - Yes. I displayed my gun to my attacker(s)  michreject   Feb-22-08 08:23 AM   #24 
  - That is the usual result, I think  krispos42   Feb-22-08 02:15 PM   #27 
     - Didn't see the need  michreject   Feb-22-08 09:28 PM   #33 
  - Just because you have not used your gun to defend yourself does not mean you don't have a right to.  ThomWV   Feb-22-08 08:31 AM   #25 
  - I'm a little surprised by this  krispos42   Feb-22-08 12:20 PM   #26 
  - I answered no  notsodumbhillbilly   Feb-22-08 02:31 PM   #28 
  - You forgot to add a question  Indenturedebtor   Feb-22-08 02:36 PM   #29 
  - Start your own poll  krispos42   Feb-23-08 01:59 AM   #34 
  - Since I'm not a cowboy living in the Wild West, I do not own a gun.  DutchLiberal   Feb-22-08 04:59 PM   #32 
  - Can you own a gun in the Netherlands? n/t  krispos42   Feb-23-08 02:07 AM   #36 
     - I honestly don't know. It's just not an issue among the Dutch.  DutchLiberal   Feb-23-08 06:48 PM   #37 
        - Just curious. What is your rate of gun fatalities in the Netherlands compared to the U.S.?  CTyankee   Feb-23-08 07:38 PM   #38 
           - You would have to Google this; I don't know.  DutchLiberal   Feb-24-08 06:57 PM   #42 
  - You forgot, "I shot my lawyer in the face while bird hunting."  Sancho   Feb-23-08 07:43 PM   #39 
  - I almost shot a guy who I thought was trying to break into my house. Come to find out, he was  IsItJustMe   Feb-23-08 08:26 PM   #40 
  - Glad you didn't shoot  GoneOffShore   Feb-23-08 08:45 PM   #41 
  - one of the best things about a heavy-gauge pump-action shotgun for home-protection...  QuestionAll   Feb-24-08 07:04 PM   #43 
  - That sounds like a scene in a movie...  CTyankee   Feb-25-08 03:38 PM   #44 
     - i've had cops tell me the same thing...  QuestionAll   Feb-25-08 04:45 PM   #45 
     - I'm sure your scenario, as you write it, is compelling, but I don't know about real life.  CTyankee   Feb-25-08 07:00 PM   #51 
        - my father has always kept a gun in his nightstand...  QuestionAll   Feb-25-08 07:47 PM   #54 
           - He kept a "heavy gauge pump action shotgun" on his nightstand?  CTyankee   Feb-26-08 08:48 AM   #57 
              - you have a serious problem with comprehension, don't you?  QuestionAll   Feb-26-08 09:05 AM   #58 
                 - My comprehension is fine. My exchange with you started over your  CTyankee   Feb-26-08 09:13 AM   #59 
                    - how well did you comprehend this part of a sentence, then...?  QuestionAll   Feb-26-08 09:16 AM   #60 
                       - LOL, fine! Well then, why the switch from shotgun to pistol?  CTyankee   Feb-26-08 09:33 AM   #61 
                          - possibly because my father used a pistol, and not a shotgun?  QuestionAll   Feb-26-08 10:07 AM   #63 
                             - No, but what you wrote is a common movie scene and I do like to do  CTyankee   Feb-26-08 11:53 AM   #64 
                                - list some movies that it's appeared in...  QuestionAll   Feb-26-08 12:03 PM   #65 
                                   - Well, I have been around so long it's hard for me to remember.  CTyankee   Feb-26-08 12:39 PM   #66 
                                      - exactly what i expected...thank-you.  QuestionAll   Feb-26-08 01:28 PM   #67 
     - remember slide projectors?  Greyskye   Feb-25-08 07:27 PM   #53 
  - Why isn't pistol whipped my attacker an option?  Truth Hurts A Lot   Feb-25-08 04:47 PM   #46 
  - What if I scared off an attacker by saying: "Say hello to my leeetle friend?"  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-25-08 04:58 PM   #47 
  - I don't feel the need...  sendero   Feb-25-08 05:02 PM   #50 
  - I Don't Feel the Need Either  fascisthunter   Feb-25-08 07:03 PM   #52 
  - Ive never owned a gun  DadOf2LittleAngels   Feb-25-08 07:50 PM   #55 
  - Never owned a gun - never will.  TankLV   Feb-26-08 09:55 AM   #62 
  - I voted no but I've had two friends defend themselves  pokerfan   Feb-26-08 09:17 PM   #68 

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