JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/06/why-people-keep-guns-for-self-defense.html (8 comments)

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jsid-1151681821-512486  Aaron at Fri, 30 Jun 2006 15:37:01 +0000

Every time I ask an anti-gunner, "OK, so you don't want people carrying or keeping guns to protect themselves - so what exactly would you have them use or carry?"

They never, ever, have an answer.

I asked this question of a "conservative" host named John Gambling one morning, and his reply was to ask me, "have you ever had to use a gun to defend yourself?" And right after I said "no, but..." he used the "power of radio" to cut off any attempt on my part to redirect the discussion back to what I had asked.

jsid-1151689789-512511  Bilgeman at Fri, 30 Jun 2006 17:49:49 +0000

Small Minor;

"Why People Keep Guns for Self-Defense"

Because I'm a "People Person"...you fucker!


jsid-1151708999-512549  Tycug at Fri, 30 Jun 2006 23:09:59 +0000

"Have you ever had to use a gun to defend yourself?" could be answered with "Not yet" or "Thankfully, not yet" (to be compassionate).

jsid-1151807208-513157  Cowboy Blob at Sun, 02 Jul 2006 02:26:48 +0000

"Have you ever had to use a gun to defend yourself?"

Every dang time I step out the door, sir!

Not all defense is violent.

jsid-1151842432-513173  Aaron at Sun, 02 Jul 2006 12:13:52 +0000

Well, when you're on a call-in show, you have to be quick and succinct... not always easy to come up with snappy answers.
This host just used my call to make his point, and used the "mute" button to prevent my attempts at creating actual discussion.

jsid-1151850766-513174  Bullseye at Sun, 02 Jul 2006 14:32:46 +0000

I'm a mechanic and I was taught early on to use the right tool for a certain job. I look at my guns as tools. All of my guns are self defense firearms. I don't hunt, but if I did I would use a rifle and not a pistol. Same goes for intruders in the home. I grab a fly-swatter to get rid of a fly. In the event of a home invasion I would grab my Saiga 12. That's how I explain it to the liberals. Tools, nothing more than tools.

jsid-1151921534-513235  Tom Oquinn at Mon, 03 Jul 2006 10:12:14 +0000

I posted this on the site with Dr. Kellermans article. I have been trained to go after the problem where you get the most improvement for the least change. Hand gun deaths are a small part of unintentional deaths here. On the other hand, Doctors?

Number of physicians in the US: 700,000
Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000
Accidental deaths per physician: 0.171
(U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Number of gun owners in the US: 80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups): 1,500
Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188
(Benton County News Tribune, 17 November 1999)

And so statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more
dangerous than gun owners.

"Remember -- not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one Doctor."

jsid-1152217445-513593  1894C at Thu, 06 Jul 2006 20:24:05 +0000

My favorite quote of the day:

"I'm not going to hesitate. If they want to come back, and try to do it again, they are more than welcome.

I'll beef up security and get a few bullets for them.

There's a bullet for everybody that wants to come to my house."
Alex Morales

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