Ummm... shooting around a meth lab is a REALLY bad idea.
ah ha, but what happens when you/i/anyone comes across the psycho meth head who doesn't care WHO you are or WHY you're near their stash, and is behemothly determined to keep their operation "safe?" I would say that I wouldn't be too worried about things going "boom" at that point...
If everyone had a gun, everyone would be dangerous.
Quite incorrect. Ever heard the philosophy that "an armed society is a polite society"? It is very true. In the theoretical situation that EVERYONE, criminals/felons/etc were armed, willing, and able/trained to use their arms, there would be practically NO crime because all would know that their neighbor was armed and ready to end their life. Criminals tend to prey on whom they believe will be WEAK, and are generally surprised when they encounter an armed citizen.
And another question, what designated "truly qualified"? Am I "truly qualified" as a veteran? No, I learned to shoot handguns outside the military, and knew how to shoot already. Many cops ONLY qualify as required, which is NOT enough trigger time to be "qualified." it's a mindset, and shooting is a perishable skill. All who carry guns daily MUST practice to be PREPARED. Simple as that. The swiss are a good model of that as a nation...
<sigh> Get your permit. I'm sooooo envious. These freakin' city-slicker gun control advocates up here drive me bonkers. I wish I would be able to carry a gun. Even GETTING a handgun here is a pain in the butt. You have to be a member of a gun club, or a collector. You can't just have one because you want one, or because you live in the bush. There is supposedly a concealed permit available in Canada, but one has NEVER BEEN ISSUED to a civilian.
Go get your permit because YOU CAN!
so true! If you live in a gun friendly state that had "shall issue" permitting, why would you NOT? It's a large part of the reason why I drug my wife out of NYS, their insanely foolish "pistol permits" required simply to PURCHASE handgun, much less the corruption in the system to carry the **** thing.
I'm too young to carry a gun as of now, but as soon as I am old enough I will have one. We have had issues with break-ins in my hometown, and I don't trust to many people if I am by myself. I have pepper spray and 3 knives for now...lol. I'm thinking about getting a taser at some point.
I think that everyone should have a gun. There would be a lower crime rate. Who wants to rob you when they know you probably have a gun and know how to use it?
spray is a good option. I DO carry both a can of fox labs spray and my gun. Having options is good. However, I would suggest sticking with spray due to some of the controversy over tasers...
And there's a reason why in EVERY state that passes a CCW law, or laxes silly gun laws, there's a DROP in crime even when many of the anti gun city folk (usually) start screaming how there will be blood in the streets...