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To: marktwain
I think a gun can help someone defend him/herself, but only if he/she is trained in its use and has the resolve to use it.

I shudder to think how often someone thinks he is safe just because he has a gun and gets himself into trouble that would better have been avoided.

Still, if being attacked, I'd rather have a gun I don't know how to use than nothing.

12 posted on 12/04/2012 11:32:12 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: ArGee; All
I think a gun can help someone defend him/herself, but only if he/she is trained in its use and has the resolve to use it.

I shudder to think how often someone thinks he is safe just because he has a gun and gets himself into trouble that would better have been avoided.

Still, if being attacked, I'd rather have a gun I don't know how to use than nothing.

Actually, not much training is required most of the time. About two million people use guns to stop crimes and/or protect themselves each year. Most of them have received little training, and more than about 95% never fire a shot, but the defense is successful.

I teach firearms safety, and I think training is good, but facts are facts.

14 posted on 12/04/2012 11:48:47 AM PST by marktwain
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