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"All that sounds so silly in Australia and I bet the rest of the world."

- Which is why we're glad to not be y'all.

"Only in America."

- Thankfully for me and mine and unfortunately for y'all.

"On films I always think, shoot him in the shoulder, or knee."

- Yeah, that's not realistic at all. When I said you aim center mass to increase the likelihood of you hitting your target it's for several reasons with the two most important being; you want to make sure you hit your threat and you know you're responsible for where your bullet ends up. Those ideas are central to every gun range and gun class you've ever gone to or taken.

"As far as the toddler, I blame the mother for being careless, just as can happen when a kid pulls hot oil over themselves when the mother has turned away... I never left the stove with something dangerous on it."

- Thank you for not blaming the tool.

"neither did I carry a loaded hand gun! What an outrageous idea!"

- Do you own a fire extinguisher for your home? Do you have a first aid kit and CPR case in your car? A gun because when seconds matter police are only minutes away. So it's only outrageous because you have seemingly no experience save for what you've probably heard and have been told. Are you being fair then to the experience and purpose???

- Here's a thought... If you're an Aussie then this could work better... Do you go into the ocean? Even if up to your knees? Do you know the line that 'if people knew what was 50 feet away from them at any one time, they'd not be in the ocean?' Now if you've ever visited the US or are from here and went to a grocery store, you've certainly been within 50 feet of someone carrying a gun. We all have. Probably multiple times a day depending on where you go and what you're doing... Just saying...

"Why is it necessary only in America?"

- It's not necessary, it's our right and it's your right too even though you reject it. I hope you never come to regret giving up that right for a false sense of security.

"Maybe because of the Wild West films?"

- That reality is usually what's in the mind of the anti-gun'er. A script that's a far cry from the ground truth of the so-called and marketed, "Wild West."

- Did you not think about the usefulness of a gun in your possession? How it makes you an equal with every other man and woman on the planet? If you do like the "Wild West" then you'll know the slogan, "God made man and Colt made them equal." People like to talk about equality and feminism and as a pro-gun'er, I'm truly for both. I'm all for more girls like Katie and more ladies like Joy.

- I get my ladies the safest car I can afford because I want them as to be as safe as possible when they drive out into the world (reasonable?). I also get them the firearm they want because I want the safety to continue beyond their vehicle ("outrageous?"). Some people like to use the word paranoid whereas I use prudent (is there a difference?). The likelihood of them having to use it is small, tiny even, but I would rather them 'have it and not need it than need it and not have it.' Like I said, which is true in every country, 'when seconds matter the police are only minutes away.'

Thomas

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Shooting in Midland, TX 683 OCaptain 04-Sep-19 15:42
Re: Shooting in Elkmont, Alabama 75 PB Bytes 04-Sep-19 16:13
Re: Shooting in Elkmont, Alabama 81 Warwick 04-Sep-19 16:26
Re: Other mass shootings Last Week, USA 77 PB Bytes 04-Sep-19 18:55
Re: Other mass shootings Last Week, USA 80 ldennyjr 04-Sep-19 21:12
Re: Other mass shootings Last Week, USA 74 Aine 04-Sep-19 21:22
Re: Other mass shootings Last Week, USA 76 ldennyjr 04-Sep-19 22:33
Re: Other mass shootings Last Week, USA 72 OCaptain 05-Sep-19 01:34
Re: Other mass shootings Last Week, USA 68 ldennyjr 05-Sep-19 14:21
Re: Other mass shootings Last Week, USA 61 OCaptain 05-Sep-19 16:16
Re: Other mass shootings Last Week, USA 56 greengirl5 05-Sep-19 05:09
Re: Other mass shootings Last Week, USA 57 ldennyjr 07-Sep-19 13:05
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 86 ldennyjr 04-Sep-19 17:09
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 79 OCaptain 04-Sep-19 18:17
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 67 Aine 04-Sep-19 18:31
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 77 Warwick 04-Sep-19 18:39
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 77 Aine 04-Sep-19 18:50
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 87 Archaic 04-Sep-19 20:40
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 84 Aine 04-Sep-19 21:24
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 69 Archaic 05-Sep-19 04:08
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 67 OCaptain 05-Sep-19 00:17
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 72 Archaic 05-Sep-19 05:26
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 62 OCaptain 05-Sep-19 10:42
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 64 Archaic 10-Sep-19 16:32
Re: Shooting in Midland, TX 67 OCaptain 11-Sep-19 13:05
Exactly. 91 Archaic 14-Sep-19 03:53
Never 78 Buck 45 05-Sep-19 00:24
Re: Never 70 OCaptain 05-Sep-19 01:41
Welcome to reality 69 Buck 45 05-Sep-19 02:21
Re: Welcome to reality 71 OCaptain 05-Sep-19 02:49
Aaaaand back to Clown World 76 Buck 45 05-Sep-19 04:31
Re: Aaaaand back to Clown World 79 OCaptain 05-Sep-19 11:16
Ah, the out dated argument now... 70 Buck 45 05-Sep-19 23:24
Re: Never 71 greengirl5 05-Sep-19 05:18
Re: Never 84 PB Bytes 05-Sep-19 18:50
To end end? Like, forever-ever? 70 Buck 45 05-Sep-19 23:16
Gun problems 71 greengirl5 06-Sep-19 00:10
More reasonable than most! 74 Buck 45 06-Sep-19 01:13
Re: More reasonable than most! 80 greengirl5 06-Sep-19 02:51
300+ million owned tools 59 Buck 45 06-Sep-19 04:14
And just maybe... 97 Racho 06-Sep-19 04:33
You mean his Prius... :D 62 Buck 45 07-Sep-19 01:28
Re: 300+ million owned tools 71 adequatedane 06-Sep-19 23:26
Acceptance 68 Buck 45 07-Sep-19 01:59
Re: Gun problems 73 adequatedane 06-Sep-19 23:04
Re: Gun problems 76 greengirl5 06-Sep-19 23:21
Sorry GG 72 Racho 06-Sep-19 23:25
Re: Sorry GG 61 greengirl5 09-Sep-19 06:21
As is or..... 76 Buck 45 07-Sep-19 02:16
Only in America 73 greengirl5 09-Sep-19 06:36
... because we want equality 56 Buck 45 09-Sep-19 11:09
Re: ... because we want equality 68 Warwick 09-Sep-19 16:16
And my context is accurate 59 Buck 45 10-Sep-19 04:23
Re: And my context is accurate 61 Warwick 10-Sep-19 16:10
Hence, the value of a 2A 61 Buck 45 11-Sep-19 03:55
Re: Hence, the value of a 2A 58 Warwick 11-Sep-19 16:54
You're welcome 66 Buck 45 12-Sep-19 05:39
Re: You're welcome 61 Warwick 12-Sep-19 17:23
It's all good, we won. 69 Buck 45 13-Sep-19 02:58
Re: It's all good, we won. 59 OCaptain 13-Sep-19 11:07
It's second for a reason 66 Buck 45 13-Sep-19 13:09
Re: It's second for a reason 60 OCaptain 13-Sep-19 13:46
Now you're free 69 Buck 45 13-Sep-19 14:41
Re: Now you're free 63 OCaptain 13-Sep-19 15:49
Re: ... because we want equality 63 OCaptain 09-Sep-19 17:04
Re: ... because we want equality 52 Warwick 09-Sep-19 20:19
You first 66 Buck 45 10-Sep-19 04:26
Re: Only in America 68 adequatedane 09-Sep-19 13:03
Re: Gun problems 73 adequatedane 07-Sep-19 12:01
Re: Gun problems 71 greengirl5 09-Sep-19 06:40
Re: Gun problems 62 adequatedane 09-Sep-19 13:45
Re: To end end? Like, forever-ever? 72 ldennyjr 07-Sep-19 18:02
Re: To end end? Like, forever-ever? 69 OCaptain 08-Sep-19 13:08
Re: To end end? Like, forever-ever? 63 ldennyjr 08-Sep-19 14:37
Re: To end end? Like, forever-ever? 73 Warwick 08-Sep-19 18:30
More like political convenience 77 Buck 45 09-Sep-19 01:11
Re: More like political convenience 66 OCaptain 09-Sep-19 14:22
Re: More like political convenience 79 Warwick 09-Sep-19 16:05
Was that so hard? 80 Buck 45 10-Sep-19 05:00


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