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for interest you should have asked us what type.
what type of gun would you keep on your property?
i'd lean towards an m16. that'd show them.
or a fancy sig
I guess I should stick with a bog standard browning 9mm though.
"It was my granddad's. He shot a German with this".
"In the Second World War?"
"No, it were in Benidorm. He had a row over a sun lounger".
OHOHOHOHO THE OLD ONES ARE TEH BEST
As you were.
i would really like to go to a shooting club or something to have a go at trying to shoot a target. but have a gun at home? ridiculous.
Guns are lots of fun but really fucking dangerous. There's absolutely no reason to have a gun at home, in this country anyway.
at the funfair if it wasn't obviously rogged
You should go to Cambodia where you can go to a gun range and play with AK47s and M16s. One of the most fun things I've ever done
i'd keep one if i could just shoot at whoever like the crazy old guy from the house down the way
...is either you or a member of your family (US rules at least) then no thanks.
...or just the increased possibility of accidents.
Americans are more often dumb than evil.
But the URL alone made me snort.
i remember reading a think piece once where the columnist argued that in parts of america where you're allowed to carry a concealed firearm at all times, the crime rate is lower because street crims are very wary of trying to rob pedestrians.
...handgun related deaths are up? Fair enough.
when it comes to guns i'm as anti-firearm as it's possible to be. but let's discuss this, you know? let's loosen up.
and so falls outside the bounds of this discussion.
is quite fucking unlikely tbh.
I've spent many a pleasant afternoon with my air rifle. I imagine the fun is quadrupled with a shotgun
is lying to themself
if everyone else was allowed to, then no. The right to bear arms America is up there as one of the worst things about that country I think.
However, if it was just me allowed to keep a gun - yes, of course I would. Then if someone broke into my house with a knife I'd be all like "OOOOH NO, YOU DONE BROUGHT A KNIFE TO A GUN FIGHT".
usually about tweens with big hair fighting demons.
so no it is not a gun, however they do have 'launchers'
Won't ever happen here though, we won't even routinely arm the police (PSNI and a handful of non-Home Office forces notwithstanding).
ones that fire buckshot don't count.
would you keep one?
mauser, browning, sig
cos i have good taste
in a safe of course, he had grown up with guns in the house so it didn't seem unnatural for him. Though I never got used to the idea. Sure we live around knives etc... but a gun is a deliberate weapon as in it's primary use is to inflict injury on another being. That much power in the hands of emotional human beings just is asking for trouble.
Terrified the shit out of me.
He showed me his AK47. It almost felt like a toy. A very, very dangerous toy.
one of the guys I was with was loaded: he got into an argument with his girlfriend and started waving a (what turned out to be unloaded) gun around. Never seen a place empty so quickly.
''felt like a toy'' etc etc etc sorry
with her loaded pistol inside. She shot a hole through her bag.
This would be me if I had to have one.
oh god. That would be me as well! or i'll pop it in my pocket and forget its there.
but if someone broke into my house, i'd probably use lethal force anyway. it's difficult, i think. but in the heat of a moment, a gun comes in very handy.
You have missed out
funnily enough, while i was typing it i was thinking about gareth saying something like this.
so the answer is: yes and no.
There's a shotgun lying around somewhere, someplace... but if an intruder came around, the middle of the night, I'd call 911.
and it's usually the biggest argument for gun ownership, yet these people never stop to think about all the other justifiably dangerous weapons, objects and substances they are justifiably not legally permitted to own. it's treated as if it's integral to the american lifestyle, which of course it is, but there's no rationality at the heart of the matter at all.
i read a news thingy once that said that statistically, people who pull a gun on burglars are much more likely to be shot themselves than if they didn't have a gun and let the burglar go. sounds incredibly obvious, but i think there's a culture of fear that promotes the idea that every time somebody breaks into your home, they want to torture your children. burglaries do happen, but that's what home insurance is for.
but if i was in my house as the burglary took place, i would have to assume they meant me harm and so respond in kind. to break into another person's home is a very serious violation of the social contract we all hold to.
they want to take your stuff. in the (very) unlikely event somebody breaks in to burgle you while you're home, there are other options. most intruders will just run because they will likely assume that you've already called the police. if they assume you're coming for them with a gun, the consequences on both sides are much worse.
the point i'm making is often the protection of your family from intruders is the justification given to the ownership of guns in the home. yet realistically it's a piss poor excuse, for countless reasons.
i don't know anything anymore.