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Can those who recognize that firearms may be needed for home defense be legitimately called gun nuts

A 1/1/2013 Google News search for "home invasion" shows that home invasions have taken place and are taking place in this country.

Some examples from a 1/1/2013 Google News search prior to posting:

Three people charged with assault, home invasion in Taney County ...

Man Pistol Whipped During Home Invasion In San Francisco's ...

Two shot, one arrested in Galva home invasion

Jewelry Store Robbery Began with Bethlehem Home Invasion

Arrest made in south Fort Myers home invasion, stabbing

2 men accused in Prescott home invasion

Help sought in solving home invasion, robbery, murder

Top 10 Stories of 2012: Brutal Home Invasion Attack Leaves Bedford ...

Home invasion suspect steals wedding rings from couple

Police: Men Arrested After Home Invasion

Some communities are even reducting police protection for its law-abiding home owners and other citizens.
See, e.g., Fifth-Most Crime Ridden City in America Dismisses a Fourth of its Police Force. 911 Still in Service

An honest discussion would include a consideration of these issues. Those who wish to squelch an honest discussion may want to call these reports or any references to them "right-wing talking points" or "NRA talking points." To squelch discussions, they may also wish to also call liberals and progressives who recognize a need for firearms to be owned for home defense "gun nuts." What legitimate purpose do they have for doing so?

Edited to add:
In the Heller opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held, among other things,
"1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Pp. 253."

Posted by AnotherMcIntosh | Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:26 AM (112 replies)
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