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Old 12-30-2012, 04:00 PM   #292
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Default Re: Discussion: The Second Amendment III

Originally Posted by Grievous View Post
It's a big world out there. I agree carrying a gun would give you something in the event someone holds you and your family at gun point. But if everyone carried a gun with the same thinking. It would get abused. Just think about how many times people get into fights in public over stupid things. I know people with the mindset that they would rather shoot someone then take a beating. Now what if you get someone packing heat that ends up shooting a few more people in the cross fire while trying to take down the bad guy. Point is while you make a good point that carrying a gun will protect you, if everyone had that thinking it would do more harm then good. People should be able to arm themselves in their own home. Now out in public is a different story.
You are far more likely to be a victim of a violent crime in public than you are in your own home.

When CCW laws were first introduced, the anti-gun people would scream at the top of their lungs that blood would run in the streets and that people would shoot each other over the smallest things. In Florida among a few other states, they tracked the actual instances of a CCW holder committing a crime. They stopped after a few years due to the fact that there were so few crimes committed by them.

Even if you would rather "shoot" someone than take a beating, the legal repercussions (which should be taught when taking the CCW training courses) are enough to scare anybody away from using their gun except for defense of life or serious bodily harm. Over the past 20 or so years, CCW holders have proven themselves to be a law abiding and responsible group of people. If they haven't started "snapping" and shooting people yet, they probably won't in the future either.


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