If you want to invest in security, make your home a fortress. There is lights, wireless alarms, triple glazed windows, and all Of this has The minimal visual effect.
No burglar can find his way in under a flashlight, alarm playing, unbreakable windows, and inaccessible door.
I understand what you're saying about feeling protected when you're around.
But you do consider the consequences of carrying a gun if something goes wrong. They outweight MASSIVELY the minimal chance you get robbed in your local city centre or whatnot.
It's YOUR own job to invest in your own security.
I can assure you you can throw brick to a triple glazed window as long as you want.
I just had them fitted in my own place. AND they're great for insulation call today 10% off
I'd invest in real security more then gun. A gun won't stop them to come in and who knows what happens then aye?
If I lived in a bad part of town I would be far more inclined to make those sort of security investments when I could afford them.
Please explain what you mean by "the consequences of carrying a gun if something goes wrong".
The chance of actually getting murdered or raped in your home by someone who enters your home with that sole purpose is ridiculously low.
These sort of things cost a lot of money, though. And if you live in the part of town where they are likely to be needed, you are unlikely to be able to afford them.
All real possibilities that seriously outweight that 1% of having your wallet stolen that, as you put it yourself regarding home security, might as well never happen.
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I guarantee you in 10 minutes there is NO WAY anyone would even get close in breaking in a proper defended house.
And why would the robber even risk getting caught to steal anything, unless he REALLY wants to kill YOU and YOU in particular but I just don't see that option.
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Stand your ground is by far the most retarded law in any civilized country, completely fucking retarded. Just like the weapons legislation.
OT - That guy just seems like a psycho, but making it easy for psychos to get guns might also have a little something to do with it.
8 year olds Dude.
....I'm starting to think that maybe I'm spoiled. Violent crimes here are much rarer.
Truth is that, unless you are dealing with a madman, he is there to steal your money and doesn't want to get caught. In this case an alarm is more than enough.
But then again US seems to have a good number of madmen...
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EDIT: In the end I'm wondering why am I still checking this thread, it was not the first one and it won't be the last of us non-americans being horrified ad US gun policy and declaring them paranoid.
Considering I have no intention to move in the US (and it isn't even in my top list for tourism) you can shoot each other as much as you please for all I care. I will keep reading the news and think "lol 'mmerica".
All I'm saying is if you feel the need to own a gun for something it might never happen just keep in mind so do many more and there you have widespread gun possession which INEVITABLY leads to more guns in the black market.
You're not going to argue that are you?
If I am confronted with an armed assailant I would rather have my gun than not. Whether using it or not is the most prudent choice depends on the situation, but there is no reason for me to be at my attacker's mercy.
If I decided to kill someone for no reason, I'd be perfectly capable of doing it with my bare hands. But that's not something I would ever do. Nor am I prone to panic or to bouts of wild rage.
The concern of my gun being stolen won't prevent me from carrying it any more than the concern of my car being stolen would prevent me from parking it anywhere but a garage. Also, my gun can't be a specific theft target if no-one knows that I am carrying it.
I'm not a terrible shot, and even a terrible shot can hit someone in the chest at short range. You aim for the center of mass specifically so that you are less likely to miss and your bullets are less likely to penetrate fully and hit something behind your target--and the first thing every gun owner learns is that anything in the background of your target could potentially be hit, so you have to act accordingly.
I don't see any evidence supporting your assertion that the bad things that could happen as a result of you being armed "seriously outweigh" the good.
They're still too expensive for me. Again, if I lived in a bad part of town, that would be another story.They are not as expensive as they used to be. Especially alarms. You can get a wireless alarm that needs ZERO work to fit it.
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But you have to understand that MANY of us aren't.
My list of possibilities still stand, as you provided your judgement based mainly on your OWN persona.
It would be safe to assume you are also a gun owner. May I ask you how much you paid for it?
Last edited by runawaybishop; 2012-11-29 at 10:43 AM.
Yeah, I know that a lot of people aren't like you and me. And if a person doesn't think they are capable of safely using a gun for self-defense, I believe they should choose to not use one. To broadly generalize, I believe that a gun is the best weapon for self-defense. But I don't think it's the best self-defense weapon for every person. I just think that people should have the right to make that choice themselves.
I currently live with my dad, and his pistol/shotgun are our home defense weapons. I don't remember what he paid for them, but he's had them a long time.