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    I agree with nuisance. I know many people who own firearms, and who keep and use them responsibly and have never been to the ER for being stupid. I don't know anyone who has had to shoot anyone (except in times of war) but I do know of some cases where intruders were scared off.

    Whether or not I'd use a gun in some post apocalypse Mad Max scenario.... well I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinopa27 View Post
    I have been reading several articles and in every one, a gun has been mentioned. I haven't even thought about this. I don't know what to do or even how to decide if my home would need a gun.
    Let me assist you with this.

    You should not own a gun. If you're at all uncertain about gun ownership, you certainly should not own one.

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    We own multiple weapons. At least two of them are required for my husband's line of work. Some are purely recreational. Others are for defense purposes.

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    myself,my son and my brother all have guns-pistols and rifles and we have all been taught since we were very young on gun safety-we will not be victims in any form -everyone has time to prepare if they wanted to-i will not share with someone that is to dumb to expect a handout from someone that has the will to prepare and they didn't prepare----yes we have guns and they are for hunting and defense and i have a ccl too

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    We have a hand gun. Dh took the class when he got it. We also have an alarm system, 4 dogs, and I have a baseball bat!

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    We have guns- but they're in the states with my dad. It's too expensive and time-consuming to have guns in Europe.

    We have them for a mixture of home-defense and hunting. I've used guns since I was little- my dad taught me how to use them responsibly. DH also has used guns since he was little.

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    Those who do own handguns, do you get out at least once in a while and practice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Those who do own handguns, do you get out at least once in a while and practice?
    Give or take, once a year, yeah.

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    We don't have any guns unless you count a Nerf gun and a bubble blowing one.

    My parents never had one growing up and I haven't ever wanted one. I wouldn't use it if I had one and would be uncomfortable with one in the house.

    Plus, in 2007 my mom's husband at the time (now her convicted ex) put a cocked and loaded gun down her throat and told her he was going to blow her head off. So much for being a pillar of the community, respected business owner and responsible gun owner.

    Pretty much everyone else in my extended family has a gun though. My mom has some kind of permit to keep hers on her person in part because of the ex-hubby incident.

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    Have a gun 9mm will use if threatened with bodily harm, but if you pull it out you better be prepared to use it with deadly force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Those who do own handguns, do you get out at least once in a while and practice?
    Yes, we have a target range out in the boonies that we go to, we take the handguns, rifles, and shotguns and make a day of it.

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    I have several guns and know how to use them..I grew up with them and use them for hunting...I would use them in self defence if necessary..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Those who do own handguns, do you get out at least once in a while and practice?
    Hubby shoots at least once monthly with various weapons for his job.

    I shoot fairly regularly as well. Usually with hubby screaming at me to get the pressure up to see if I can still hit center mass. (And I can).

    We also teach our kids gun safety.

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    Yep. We have guns! Big black SCARY guns!!! OMG!!! We will use said guns without a thought. It's my right as an AMERICAN and a believer in the CONSTITUTION to own guns.
    Since the OP already has a preconcieved notion against guns , then whats the point of asking? When you or your child is being raped by intruders, then you'll wish you had a gun. *shrugs*
    But, since they're so nasty and scary and .....icky....don't get one.
    Don't worry. Everything is just fine. Nothing will ever happen. Just keep watching American Idol, nothing to see here.

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    No, I have no guns nor will I ever own a gun.
    People have them to hunt, okay fine but Im not a hunter
    People who have them for protection primarily (but not exclusively) fall into two categories , criminals or paranoid. I find neither of those to be people who should have a gun.

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