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Do You Care If Your Man Has a Gun?(Cosmo poll to freep)
cosmopolitan.com ^ | 11 September, 2012 | Korin Miller

Posted on 09/15/2012 7:03:37 PM PDT by marktwain

Studies have shown that having a gun at home can increase the risk of firearm-related violence, and someone who lives in that house or visits it is 12 times more likely to be killed by that gun than a burglar.

That said, many people own guns—a nationwide Centers for Disease Control survey found that 32 percent of Americans have one at home.

What do you think? Would you care if your guy kept a gun at home?

Would you be okay with your guy hiding a gun at home?

* Yes. It makes me feel safe. 31%

* No. It freaks me out. 21%

* I have my own gun at home. 32%

* It doesn't bother me either way. 15%

Read more: Brad Pitt Gun at Home - Celebrities Who Like Guns - Cosmopolitan

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; cosmo; freepapoll; pitt; poll; rkba; rtkba; secondamendment
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Their "Studies have shown" comment is an out and out fabrication, at bust lying with statistics. They do not give a cite, it almost certainly includes suicides, and they parse the sentence to only include a very small category of attackers (burglars). I guess it doesn't count if it is a home invader, an arsonist, or an abusive ex. It seems most people are not buying it.
1 posted on 09/15/2012 7:03:46 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Love the results. Tried to split the pro gun position into multiple votes and they still lose.

Way to go ladies! Glad the majority of you own your own gun!


2 posted on 09/15/2012 7:05:34 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: marktwain
* I have my own gun at home. 32%

I snorted... something.... onto the keyboard, I LOLed so hard.

Wimminz are getting a clue.

/johnny

3 posted on 09/15/2012 7:05:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain
Yes. It makes me feel safe. 31%

No. It freaks me out. 21% I have my own gun at home. 32%

It doesn't bother me either way. 15%

Total Votes: 1,867

4 posted on 09/15/2012 7:06:37 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: marktwain; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Lazamataz
"So long as he's shooting blanks."


5 posted on 09/15/2012 7:07:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: marktwain; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Lazamataz
"So long as he's shooting blanks."


6 posted on 09/15/2012 7:08:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: marktwain; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Lazamataz
"So long as he's shooting blanks."


7 posted on 09/15/2012 7:09:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: marktwain
Would you be okay with your guy hiding a gun at home?

DON'T HIDE THE WEAPON! It should be on the table, in plain sight for everyone to see.

That way, when the cops walk in, and ask "Why do you have a gun on the table?", you can answer "There isn't room for a cop".

/johnny

8 posted on 09/15/2012 7:09:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain

Angelina Jolie is Jon Voight’s daughter. That may account for some of her positive traits.


9 posted on 09/15/2012 7:10:02 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: marktwain

Also neglects to include criminals thwarted by being injured or simply scared away by a gun. After all, a “successful” use of a gun for self defense doesn’t automatically result in a dead criminal (all stories can’t have a perfect ending).


10 posted on 09/15/2012 7:10:20 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Freedom of speech is delicious. It tastes like chicken.)
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To: marktwain

Almost every lady carries a handgun on her person or in her purse down here.


11 posted on 09/15/2012 7:13:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Mars needs women.
12 posted on 09/15/2012 7:18:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: marktwain
Studies have shown that having a gun at home can increase the risk of firearm-related violence, and someone who lives in that house or visits it is 12 times more likely to be killed by that gun than a burglar.

It's easy to make scary statistics if you isolate them from any context.

According to DOJ crime statistics, guns are used by private citizens 2.5 million times per year to prevent violent crimes like rape, robbery, home invasions and carjackings, 99% of the time without a shot being fired.

http://gunfacts.info/

What happens to those 2.5 million people per year when you take away their guns?

The places with the most mass-shooting are also the places where guns are not allowed; churches, schools, government buildings, etc. They are therefore the very places where psychopaths can feel safest from interference.

Outlawing guns will not get rid of guns any more than outlawing drugs got rid of drugs. Guns can be manufactured clandestinely just like drugs can be manufactured clandestinely. Outlawing guns will only ensure that government and other sociopaths are the only ones with guns.

Governments, primarily socialist/Communist governments, murdered 200,000,000 of their own citizens in the past hundred years, and gun control was always the prelude to those genocides.

Help Make Genocide Safe for the Governments of the World

13 posted on 09/15/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: marktwain

Not only do I have a gun, I have one in just bout every room in the house. I invite you to break in at night. It will depend in which room I’m in, as to which gun you’ll be blown apart with anything from a 12 Ga with “OO” buckshot or deer slug, to 40 S&W.

Oh! By the way I refuse to bless that poll with my preference!


14 posted on 09/15/2012 7:20:06 PM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: marktwain

“Studies have shown that having a gun at home can increase the risk of firearm-related violence, and someone who lives in that house or visits it is 12 times more likely to be killed by that gun than a burglar. “

I don’t think so. These supposed studies are totally bogus. We both have weapons and we will never give a burglar an even break.


15 posted on 09/15/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

DON’T HIDE THE WEAPON! It should be on the table, in plain sight for everyone to see.

That way, when the cops walk in, and ask “Why do you have a gun on the table?”, you can answer “There isn’t room for a cop”.

If cops around here walked in and there was no visible tool (gun) they would think you are a freak.

Also keep a tool in the pocket. Ain’t no good unloaded locked up.no different than a set of keys or fingernail clippers.


16 posted on 09/15/2012 7:25:16 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: chainsaw

Not only do I have a gun, I have one in just bout every room in the house. I invite you to break in at night. It will depend in which room I’m in, as to which gun you’ll be blown apart with anything from a 12 Ga with “OO” buckshot or deer slug, to 40 S&W.

Oh! By the way I refuse to bless that poll with my preference!

Yes sir’ee. A man is judged by the number and size of his chainsaws...nad his other tools!


17 posted on 09/15/2012 7:34:43 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: MNJohnnie
I, too, have my own gun--shouldn't every woman? And every man, too.

I am so sick of certain media mantras---guns, homos, racists. They need to live in another country (3d world) and get a reality check.--or maybe live in this country in a rural area with varmints--or the Chicago Southside, where they have varmints a plenty.

vaudine

18 posted on 09/15/2012 7:42:07 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: a fool in paradise

Man if you ever wished an m-16 would have had a misfire incident, it’s during that picture.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 7:42:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Marcella
You have to have an opinion on the issue.

/johnny

20 posted on 09/15/2012 7:48:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain
Agenda-driven propaganda has lied Studies have shown that having a gun at home can increase the risk of firearm-related violence, and someone who lives in that house or visits it is 12 times more likely to be killed by that gun than a burglar.
21 posted on 09/15/2012 7:50:22 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

This is my rifle.
This is my gun.
This is for fighting, this is for fun!


22 posted on 09/15/2012 7:50:39 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: vaudine
I have several guns. I am partial to the 9mm. It is effective and the ammo is cheap. For daily carry i like the .380. It is easy to put in any pocket. It is also light.
23 posted on 09/15/2012 7:54:43 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: vaudine
My younger grandsons are just beginning to be allowed into my house. They have been through all the safety courses, and they get a safety briefing at the door.

I do use the Sgt. voice thing.

Every weapon is loaded and dangerous. Every counter has knives that you can't see because you are short (mostly true). Every wire can kill if you touch it (also somewhat true).

One of you is a spare. I hope I don't have to see which one it is, today.

Mostly, the little guys walk around looking at stuff with their hands in their back pockets.

/johnny

24 posted on 09/15/2012 7:55:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Still Thinking

Well, since someone who lives in that house or even just visits there is hundreds or thousands of times more likely to even BE in that house than a random bad guy who may or may not pick that house, this is a pretty empty statistic.


25 posted on 09/15/2012 7:57:32 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Good stuff. I’d like to use that someday.


26 posted on 09/15/2012 8:04:54 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Let's Roll; All

The poll is getting hammered, in spite of the bogus “studies” quote. 4 out of 5 in favor or tolerant of gun ownership:

Would you be okay with your guy hiding a gun at home?

* Yes. It makes me feel safe.
33%

* No. It freaks me out.
19%

* I have my own gun at home.
33%

* It doesn’t bother me either way.
14%

Created on Sep 11, 2012

Total Votes: 2,058

Read more: Brad Pitt Gun at Home - Celebrities Who Like Guns - Cosmopolitan

This has to drive the writer crazy. Maybe she will be educated.


27 posted on 09/15/2012 8:11:12 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Well, it’s kind of obvious. If you do not have a gun in your house, no one is going to be hurt by a gun in your house.

Duh.


28 posted on 09/15/2012 8:11:37 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: Jim from C-Town

Have several loaded guns tucked away in various rooms in the house that only family members know the location of.

Just in case of unwanted surprises.


29 posted on 09/15/2012 8:12:21 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: GBA
I've only got 2 grandsons in the state. I'd really not like to lose both.

So we do safety briefings. ;)

/johnny

30 posted on 09/15/2012 8:15:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
“You have to have an opinion on the issue.”

Yes, I have an opinion:

“Studies have shown that having a gun at home can increase the risk of firearm-related violence...” Hell, yes, if it doesn't increase the risk of firearm-related violence, there is no point in having it. Firearm-related violence is what happens when you shoot an intruder.

If I had a man, sure I'd like him to have more than one gun and I would feel safer, plus he could shoot my Remington shot gun (has an extra barrel) and Remington rifle as both of those are too heavy for me. I'll use the Colt 38 special and the Ruger 38 special. Now, if I just had a man.................

31 posted on 09/15/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: 353FMG
Go potty in my house, and you have a loaded battle rifle in front of you that I haven't managed to put in overhead storage yet (next to the Christmas lights in the box). Some guests have mentioned it. One noted that it was Condition 1.

I'm not sure where they all are. I am sure one is handy to wherever I happen to be.

It's like ammo. If you know how much you have... you don't have enough.

/johnny

32 posted on 09/15/2012 8:22:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain

33 posted on 09/15/2012 8:27:12 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Marcella
Now, if I just had a man.................

Send picture of boat and motor.

34 posted on 09/15/2012 8:29:43 PM PDT by BlueDragon (going to change my name to "Nobody" then run for elective office)
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I don't care who you are... that was funny...

Scared the crap out of the catz, I laughed so hard.

/johnny

35 posted on 09/15/2012 8:33:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Let's Roll

True!


36 posted on 09/15/2012 8:36:04 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
One of you is a spare.

What an excellent line! LOL

37 posted on 09/15/2012 8:38:59 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Pilsner
Losing battle... I punned here on FR about someone that said he didn't have a gun, and asked if he didn't even have a little Napolionic 6 pounder...

Nope. Arty boys are going to have to carry guns on their hips and over their shoulders, while they feed their guns.

We've lost an entire word. And it's meaning.

My personal firearms shall, of course, remain pistols or rifles, regardless of the current degradation of the language.

Gladius... pilum... whatever, dude...

/johnny

38 posted on 09/15/2012 8:42:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Still Thinking
I used it on my daughters for many years.

I quit using it last weekend when the younger told me that I'd decided... and BTW, she had my power of attorney.

Turns out that smart little minx was correct.

Grandkids don't know the trick yet, so it's still safe with them.

/johnny

39 posted on 09/15/2012 8:46:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Same up here ... Alaska ladies aren’t quesy about guns.


40 posted on 09/15/2012 8:51:23 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: BlueDragon

“Send picture of boat and motor.”

Would pictures of the Remington shot gun and rifle with scope do (they are in new condition), as I don’t have a boat and motor. What a pity, bet I just missed my chance.


41 posted on 09/15/2012 9:04:18 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: marktwain; dynachrome

Possibly ping list worthy.


42 posted on 09/15/2012 9:24:16 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: chainsaw

Mrs CW3 is an expert with a number of handguns, I am a retired SA and can shoot rather well, should someone wander into the residence they really should have considered their options a bit before breaking in.


43 posted on 09/15/2012 9:27:56 PM PDT by CW3-MI-R
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To: Marcella
.......as I don’t have a boat and motor. What a pity, bet I just missed my chance.
Not IF you have 'Mossy Oak' carpets....I might be available.
44 posted on 09/15/2012 9:30:02 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: Marcella
.....as I don’t have a boat and motor. What a pity, bet I just missed my chance.
Maybe not. If you have 'Mossy Oak' carpeting I might be talked into ignoring a certain phobia.
45 posted on 09/15/2012 9:36:18 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: marktwain; Travis McGee; dixiechick2000; Squantos; Pelham

My wife who is every bit the fashion maven Gurley-Brown wished she had been...blogs about cutting edge clothing stuff from odd places like Denmark .....thinks Kate Moss is a demigod for coolness and style at 40 and was a former music video chick herself back in the day before I corrupted her..and serially repopulated the earth with her

says for the record she thanks Gawd her man has guns and knows how to use them to protect her and all those spawn* she cares for in their home in the country

let me tell you kids here ..this from a dude who lived amongst the bots in NYC and lived with a Barnard prof when all this crap took off in the 80s

even the worst harridan strident fembot shrew deep inside still wants a man to be a man...open doors...go Rhett on her from time to time...see the movie...”the staircase incident”

and make her feel safe and taken care of

don’t be that little dwarf dweeb letting her drive the Prius

nut up!

*oldest manchild at 12 is actually adequate to fill in for pride leader if called upon...knows where they are and what to do with them...at today gorgeous dove hunt...he hit more than daddy to be honest...it was the guns’ fault (an 80 year old Sweet Sixteen modyfied)...lol...the doves felt sorry for me and flew lower and slower so I could see them


46 posted on 09/15/2012 9:37:17 PM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: S.O.S121.500

???? Thought I d/fingeredeleted the first.


47 posted on 09/15/2012 9:38:39 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: marktwain

very positive comments on the site

all things considered

guns empower women...literally..more than a nice “career” paychek even

women without guns live in a physical fear most men simply never have till we men get older then you realize you are getting more like how women feel

not steady or quick enough to fight like you used to...and i hate that to tell ya the truth

my last gig was at 43 and I won...a much younger man too..but I know now any fight I get in better be quick and if I hit the gravel rolling around it will hurt a lot more

my boys are getting older and damned tuff...maybe they can cover for me..lol

my own dad could kick ass till mid 60s...

in all seriousness ...lack of balance is what I feel more than anything except of course...wind


48 posted on 09/15/2012 9:45:16 PM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: Marcella
What a pity, bet I just missed my chance.

My comment was based upon an old joke.

But nevermind that for now. Do you believe a man aint gotta' be pretty?

49 posted on 09/15/2012 9:45:33 PM PDT by BlueDragon (going to change my name to "Nobody" then run for elective office)
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To: marktwain
Would you be okay with your guy hiding a gun at home?

That gun wouldn't be of much use if you first had to go looking for it instead of having it close to hand.
Five steps is the furthest I have to go at any time and I sometimes feel that even that is too far.

And what is this woman supposed to do if the guy is killed and she didn't know where the gun was hid?
Just lay still under the bed or hide in the closet and hope she isn't found?

What an illogical poll.

50 posted on 09/15/2012 10:18:00 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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