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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:31 PM
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141. Well, if you come to Florida and many other states...
you will find many people who legally carry concealed weapons and statistics show that they present very little danger.

I agree that "one guy with a gun is plenty dangerous". But I would also say that one criminal with a gun who is free to prey on unarmed individuals is even more dangerous.

There are plenty of newspaper reports that show that armed individuals with carry permits do stop criminal attacks. Even more newspaper reports show that armed homeowners often successfully stop home invasions.

Obviously the man you mentioned had severe mental problems. He did kill a number of women because he couldn't find one dumb enough to associate with him.

Is the solution to ban all firearms?

I would disagree. My daughter used a large caliber revolver to stop an intruder breaking into our home. He was prying a sliding glass door open and was halfway in when she confronted him. He said that he planned to rape her. She pointed the revolver at him. He left.

I have two wonderful grandchildren to enjoy today that may never have been born had my daughter died that night.
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