Skip to comments.Should every family own a gun?
Posted on 04/25/2012 5:21:47 AM PDT by marktwain
Anti-gun rhetoric has been a fact of my life as long as I can remember. As a new mom, I even tried keeping toy guns out of the house, because I had bought into some of the myths surrounding gun ownership, such as:
1) Accidental gun deaths are bound to happen with a gun in the house.
2) A gun-free home will keep kids safe from guns.
3) If kids play with toy guns, they will grow up to be violent.
All of those are nonsense, of course, but as a mom, all I wanted was for my children to be safe. My husband wasnt exactly on board, and I knew that. As a lifetime member of the NRA, he has always been vocal in his support of the Second Amendment and our right to own firearms, if we choose.
I suppose I could continue to tiptoe around the issue of firearms, but I am convinced that every survival minded family must own at least one gun, train their children in gun safety as well as in shooting skills, and that a firearm should be part of their preparedness plan.
Its shocking to read comments from non-preppers and a few preppers, alike, that part of their survival plan is to take by force the food and supplies they need from people who have prepared. If you are putting time, effort, and money into supplies that will help your family survive future crises, then you absolutely must include firearms as a layer in personal and home safety.
Which should you choose? My #1 choice for overall home protection is the shotgun. Either a 12-gauge or the slightly smaller 20-gauge are excellent choices. Although practice with this firearm is vital, shot placement isnt as critical as with handguns. Ill be posting an article on my blog this week listing the reasons I believe the shotgun is the Queen of Home Defense.
What about handguns? Theyre an excellent choice as well. Their main advantage is that they can be concealed, not providing any hint that you are lethally armed unless or until it becomes absolutely necessary. In a shootout, law enforcement officers miss their target some 70% of the time, and theyve had plenty of training and practice. Firing and missing when its your family under attack isnt a pleasant thought, so ongoing training and practice is absolutely necessary.
One more myth I would like to debunk is that of, The Bad Guy. Its a fact that bad guys have buddies. One critical reason to own a firearm is that a single person has very little chance of survival when faced with multiple bad guys, intent on harm, and very possibly armed themselves.
Theres no reason to put your life and those of your loved ones in harms way because you want to be politically correct. Being smart beats politically correct every time.
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Except for leftists. They don’t want them.
For a general big game hunting tool, the Ruger 77 comes to mind. I like stainless/composite myself.
then you take their weapon....
And this thread provides ample reasoning for why not.
some people are simply too stupid to handle weapons.
for instance I would give G. Gordon Liddy the ability to own a firearm in an instant...(we all know Liddy's wife ‘owns’ the weapons in his house....)
I agree with this completely. If the SHTF, I want to remain one of the good guys, not become what I despise through thievery. I and several of my neighbors have tons of tactical training from military and law enforcement careers. I will use this to protect what I have, not take what I need.
I made a point to live in a place where I can own the firearms I need to achieve this.
This no felon should have guns thing seems to be a knee jerk reaction to the idea of FELONS, you know, scary criminal types, slinking around your fair city carrying all manner of weapons. Bazookas, “assault” rifles, “switchblades” maybe an 10” barrel .44 mag under their trenchcoat. Just looking to rape and pillage.
If you really think about it, it just makes the court complicit in gun control. Which, IMO, is exactly what it is intended to do.
Just cause someone may be convicted of a felony doesn’t nessesarily make them violent.
Laws of man don’t supercede the God given right of self defense.
Someone up thread referred to this as "stealing." Sigh.
M1 Garand. But I’m biased...
It depends on the context. If you’re disarming a clear enemy, then it certainly isn’t stealing.
I cannot say I believe every house hold should own guns however I do believe there should be 3 minimal requirements to own guns 1st gun saftey training for every one in the house hold 2nd, required to be a member of the NRA and 3rd be registerd voter of an anti- democrat or liberalist party. (IMO the only diffrence between liberals, democrats and comunist is the spelling.) And any household meeting these minimal requirements should have many guns. And lots of ammo
Lord willing, it will not come to that. But the last few years have made a pessimist out of me.
Gun safety training is pretty simple actually. Finger off the trigger. Never point at something you wouldn’t shoot. Consider all weapons loaded.
Follow these simple directions and no one will ever be killed or maimed by the “evil gun”.
You could teach your 7 y.o. these rules. I know, cause I have.
Saw a stat on Nat Geo's Prepper shows, 9 firearms are owned by every 10 citizens.
Nor engage in what's in my tagline.
But I think she is coming close to playing into the anti-gun mindset here. I'm not a woman; maybe she needs to make a connection there on the "safety" myth to be able to move forward.
It just makes me cringe, that's all.
Still love your stuff, Lisa.
Knowing how to safely handle a firearm is almost as easy as learning how to safely handle a sharp knife.
Marksmanship is an entirely different matter, but one should not be required to be a proficient marksman to own a firearm. It's just a good idea.
LOL, true. I don’t bother talking to liberals anymore. It’s unproductive and wastes everyone’s time.
No. Some people are just too stupid for them.