I'm worried about people like this one who wrote to a gun blog:
"I agree that more than gun in the house is important...in my mind - imperative. I have 25 pistols/revolvers in my home. All but one of them are in my safe. The one pistol that is not in my safe; is ALWAYS on my person. That's correct; I carry my pistol everywhere I go in my home. My Wife carries her pistol on her person as well. When we are washing the cars/motorcycles - we are carrying. When we are mowing the grass/gardening - we are carrying. Of what use is a pistol if it is not IMEDIATELY available when it is needed? If you have to make a dash to get your pistol when you need it...you may have already lost the battle."
Perhaps a bit paranoid ??
October 25, 2015 at 12:34 p.m.
@Need2No (I don't),
Maybe Bob does more research and is a bit more thoughtful.
October 15, 2015 at 9:53 p.m.
@HappyBob,you forgot those fine citizens for whom life sentence would be a neverending vacation, 3 meals and a bed, medical expenses paid, tv and an a exercise yard to play with their buddies. Hell, it may be a lot better than the life thay have on the outside! for them a life sentence is a positive.
October 14, 2015 at 11:55 p.m.
# 159oviets channeling Hillary
October 12, 2015 at 11:14 p.m.
Appreciate your first hand story. I will accede to to NRA's position of "it's not the gun that is a problem", but will add this: the problem is with the person using that gun.
Wishful thinking on my part.... if we were able to keep guns out of the hands of folks who have anger management problems.
Unfortunately a significant portion of those with anger management issues are the also those whose anger is raised when the talk turns to managing who should be have firearms.
One thing I am reasonably sure of is this: If number of firearms continues to increase the number of mass shootings, suicides, and gun accidents will continue to increase.
And as the number of irresponsible people have access to that ever increasing number of firearms, the number of senseless deaths will continue at an higher frequency.
October 9, 2015 at 11:58 a.m.
The consequence of a CCL student doing something stupid are far more significant than a math test.
Since the NRA is pushing to increase arming the public, there will be an increase in the number of "stupid" CCl holders.
More "stupid" CCl holders more incidents of "well intentioned" vigilantism.
October 8, 2015 at 6:21 p.m.
Texas ‘good guy with a gun’ shoots carjacking victim in head — then runs away
"Police officials say that two men jumped the owner of a Chevrolet pickup truck and absconded with his vehicle.As the men struggled with the car-owner, a passerby produced a gun and fired multiple shots, missing the thieves but striking the victim in the head.The shooter quickly gathered up his shell casings from the pavement and fled the scene."
Yep, we definitely need more of these "good guys with a gun"
October 8, 2015 at 2:54 p.m.
And speaking of "pumping out" things.
We need more guns on the street to increase the frequency of this:
Police confirmed on Wednesday that a concealed pistol license (CPL) holder was not being threatened by a fleeing shoplifter when she decided to fire multiple shots at him in a Home Depot parking lot.
And experts interviewed Wednesday doubted the shooting could have been justified.“It’s my worst nightmare as a CPL instructor,” said Doreen Hankins, owner of Detroit Arms, which holds CPL classes. “You have to know the entire situation before you pull that handgun out. And I don’t see that a shoplifter at Home Depot fills any of those criteria.”
CPL holders who misuse their guns could face a wide range of charges — among them felony firearm, reckless use of a firearm and felonious assault.
October 8, 2015 at 2:46 p.m.
Don't disagree with your trinity statement, and it may be that she (the home depot bystander) followed those "rules". So I don't necessarily think that on those criteria alone she should be branded "irresponsible". But I propose to you that a fourth commandment is equally important --- WHY are you discharging / displaying your weapon.
What she didn't think out was --- WHY she was firing her weapon. On that basis, she should be considered irresponsible.
Do you agree that a shooter should evaluate why they are discharging their weapon?
Now , can you propose how a CCL instructor can know if their students will always make the correct evaluation?
October 8, 2015 at 10:34 a.m.
@dacountry,Since I wasn't there, I rely on the Detroit media, Fox affliliate to provide that information. I'd invite you to Google "Home Depot Shooting".
Whatis being reported is that at least three local CCL instructors have criticized the shooter, who was a bystander in the parking lot.
I would suggest that simply taking classes and getting a CCL doesn't make the person a "responsible" gun owner.
And yet the NRA's position is that more people should be armed.
If the reports are true about the weapons in Ms. Harpers home, would she NOW be considered a "responsible" gun owner?
As the number of gun owners expands, so does the number of irresponsible gun owners.
While irresponsible gun owners could be a small fraction of the total owners - as the terrorism experts like to say "it only takes one to inflict terrible damage"
How do you test a person for responsibility? Can you be assured that a person that seems responsible today will still act responsibly tomorrow or next year?
October 8, 2015 at 10:15 a.m.