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        02-14-2010, 12:18 AM
    Originally Posted by roro    
    A hearty rant indeed, but I was discussing the issue of everyone having a gun. I believe that those who are truly qualified to carry one should be allowed to do so, but not everyone. Let's list the things you assumed with no factual evidence, shall we?
    -"You never know when you will need it. " Yes, I do actually. I am fully aware of situations where a gun may be necessary and when it isn't.

    Are you a super hero? You must at least be physcic if you know were a crime will be commited. The fact is you don't know when you might need to defend yourself. Anybody with one good eye and one good hand can be qualified to use a firearm. Since it is a right granted by our constitution nobody should have to be qualified. Being an american should be qualification enough.

    -"If you want to depend on the morals of other people to keep you safe then go ahead" Nowhere in my statement did I say I would depend on other's morals to keep me safe. I would certainly not depend on another person's morals, I would depend on myself.

    You may depend on yourself but have you given yourself the tools to save your own life? How big of a man would it take to overpower you? If you can't effectively defend yourself then you are depending on other people to not attack you.

    Perhaps I am nit picking, but I find it disconcerting to see a gun carrier picking up on things that are not true and clouding them with their own opinions.

    I have not said anything that is untrue. Most of what I said was my opinion and the rest of it was fact. If you are scared of guns or think they cause crime then fine don't be around them. I have mine and if the situation ever presented I would use it to the best of my ability to defend you. I truely hope that it I never point a firearm at another human being.
    Sorry about veering off topic. I am done with the arguement but I needed to clarify a few things.
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        02-14-2010, 01:49 AM
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    No apology necessary. It needed to be said, and well said it was.
        02-14-2010, 01:59 AM
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    Sorry about veering off topic. I am done with the arguement but I needed to clarify a few things.
    to quote myself: I believe that those who are truly qualified to carry one should be allowed to do so, but not everyone.

        02-14-2010, 02:35 PM
    Originally Posted by roro    
    to quote myself: I believe that those who are truly qualified to carry one should be allowed to do so, but not everyone.


    The only American who should not be allowed to carry a gun is a Felon they have given up that right. However every other American is qualified. Now I do believe they should have to do what every state requires and that is to take the CCW coarse. That way they know the laws and they have some idea of how to use a gun and are not just going out and buying one and then carrying it.
        02-14-2010, 03:39 PM
    I've had a CWP in the three states I've lived in (NY, PA, and SC) since 1970. I am never without my gun and 99% of the people who know me never know I have it. It's nothing I talk about but comforting to know it's there. I've actually had to draw it twice, which doesn't seem like a lot over 40 years but it served the purpose and prevented a problem at the time.

    I have it on the trail and, again, none of my riding partners are aware of it. If I had to ride in the areas that Painted Horse goes, there would never be a question about having one handy.
        02-14-2010, 04:26 PM
    We don't have dingoes where I live - And they wouldn't attack a horse anyway.

    You couldn't pay me to carry a gun. I couldn't shoot anything anyway, plus I would be nervous the whole time I was carrying it. Everyone having a gun isn't just logistically hard, but there are a lot of people who don't want one!
        02-14-2010, 04:30 PM
    Green Broke
    There are definitely some people out there that should not be carrying guns.
        02-14-2010, 09:17 PM
    Originally Posted by Amba1027    
    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...

    Originally Posted by roro    
    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...

    Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
    <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.

    Originally Posted by SmoothTrails    
    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 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...
        02-14-2010, 09:27 PM
    if you live in a gun friendly state that had "shall issue" permitting, why would you NOT?
    Because you might have absolutely NO desire to carry/purchase a gun or even think about shooting something? You couldn't pay me to carry a gun.
        02-14-2010, 09:31 PM
    Originally Posted by wild_spot    
    Because you might have absolutely NO desire to carry/purchase a gun or even think about shooting something? You couldn't pay me to carry a gun.
    ah, yes, but you already admitted to living where you do: anti gun australia, where the culture is not nearly as firearm friendly as it is here.

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