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Should owning guns be legal or illegal???

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      Angelcart wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • 100% LEGAL!   Now, you should only be able to own a gun if you've bought it legally and only be allowed to carry if you have a concealed handgun permit.  We have 3 in our house.  We have a shotgun that sit's at the top of our stairs incase in unvited guest's want to drop by our bedroom in the middle of the night.  Why should the uninvited guest be able to have a gun and not me?  What's that old saying "you don't bring a knife to a gun fight".




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Personally I do not believe that gun’s will ever be illegal here.  I just don’t see how that’s possible.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • I don’t have a problem with people owning or carrying any kind of gun. I do think they should receive training before they are given that permit to carry.

      This is a constant conversation in my house. My hubz wants me to learn and I keep telling him that there is no reason. I can’t guarantee I would react the way I’m ‘suppose’ to if confronted with a home invader or other so there is no point in me having one. And I certainly don’t want to aid someone in hurting meworried




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Vikki if you went to a gun range and learned that would take away alot of self-doubt and replace it with confidence.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • That’s what I hear!




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Annie what’s your take on the topic?




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Legal! We have shotguns, rifles and hand guns in this house as hub is a hunter, everything is legit and kept securely hidden, except for the hand gun, that is also our protector like Angel said.  I would love to learn to shoot as both hub and our son are both trained, and I don’t have a fear in handling one, just want to learn the proper technique.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • I guess I should have said LEGAL!!!!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • LOL! Annie right!!!!!




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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Completely LEGAL!!

      Guns don’t kill people...people kill people...
      Saw this on a friend’s status just yesterday...it says:

      To everyone who is calling for stricter gun laws in light of the tragedy in Tucson, may I offer this little tidbit: If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat. Remember: HOLD THE PERSON ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS, not the means they chose to utilize!!! Repost if you agree...I just did!

      One of my many goals for 2011 is to get my concealed weapons permit...actually I will get my UTAH permit first...because it is recognized in all the states...then I will get my SC Concealed Weapons permit next.  

      Even if you don’t plan on carrying a gun or whatever...everyone should at least take one to two courses in gun safety.  If you were to come upon a gun with children around...you could at least no how to un-arm it...or handle it.  But education is the key.heart




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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Legally owned.

      Cathie




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • heart Lol Annie...that picture makes me laugh.
      I am for legal. But I dont think just because they are legal everyone should get one only if they have training and I wish it was someway that a test plus possible bi yearly test could be installed sorta like a D.L.
      Growing uo with guns I have a healthy respect for the power they hold. Not everyone does its a status thing I think sometimes




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      UK Girl wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Okay from across the pond where we have guns for hunting and you have to jump through hoops to get one - I can’t understand why you have them.
      If you have a gun in the UK and it’s not for hunting it’s illegal - do I worry about safety NO ......  

      I think you have way more crime because of gun - my answer would be to make bullets $1000 a pop then you would think long and hard before you used them ....... plus as a retailer I can’t grasp how you can sell bullets at a supermarket - like you would think “bread, milk and a box of bullets ” ...




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      UK Girl wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • It does and you answered why I’m glad we don’t have them illegal guns - same here all gun crime is illegal guns but we only have a tiny % of yours - what astounds me I see that gun sales rise when you have a gun shooting spree .......  

      I was astounded to see that some banks give guns as a gift for opening accounts - here you get a ceramic piggy bank !

      I suppose as your nation was built on the right to bare arms and it’s in your laws then it would take a huge tanker to turn it round - I could no more think of owning a gun as buying a lion just wouldn’t appeal to about 90% of the UK population




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Legal!!!

      @Vicki, just curious, how do they keep illegal firearms out of the UK?  Seems like there would be a lot of trade in illeagal firearms there the same as any other country.

      And here is one of my all time favorite quotes: “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Tulip.....I like that quote!




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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • Lorenatello:  First let me say I’m sorry you lost someone apparently by gunshot (I’m assuming by your statement).  

      But...guns do not kill people...people kill people.
      If that is the case then we all need to quit driving cars!  

      But it is your honest opinion and I will respect that.  

      I will say....it will be a cold day in hell before guns are made illegal.  You think people are angry now with our government...let them try to take the people’s right to bear arms...there will be a MAJOR REVOLUTION...and I for one will be a part of it!heart




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      UK Girl wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • if there are no gun shops or very limited supplies in then very difficult to but illegally - I suppose if your hell bent on getting one then you would know but to be honest it’s difficult - we have more trouble with knife crime especially with teenage boys .....  

      Sorry but you’ll never convince me or probably 80% of the UK population about legal guns.

      Plus I think your crime would be cut if the bullets were very expensive ......




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • I have never understood the anti-gun view.  Let’s say I own twelve legally aquired guns.  How does that affect anyone else?  

      If we make guns illegal, what about knives, what about each and every item that can be used to make explosive devices?  Where does it end?

      I’ll stand beside Mary in the revolution.




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Jan 14, 2011
    • I agree that guns donot kill people but people kill people.  Just like cars donot kill people but the person who was driving the car that caused the accident.  My brother was gunned down at 34 years, 8 months after a second degree graduating college because of jealousy.  5 bullets penetrated his body with a gun that was legally bought but was not fired by the person who bought it yet he was involved.  Guns are used to “protect” us but my brother had no choice in protecting himself. A productive citizen gone to an early grave leaving my mom and the rest of us to mad like hell.  Even if he had a gun to “protect” himself the ambush was so fast he would not have had a chance.

      It is a troubling topic but the pain of me losing my brother is to real.  The person had a license and did not use it to “protect” himself or his property it was used to MURDER my brother.




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      Anne E wrote Jan 15, 2011
    • 100% Against the Law!!  As Lynyrd Skynyrd put it, “Hand guns are meant for killing; ain’t good for nothing else“.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 15, 2011
    • Spotty TV reception here.... The young man that went on the shooting spree in Arizona had bought the gun? Seems I heard he had a medical record of mental illness? Here in California a back ground check is done before a person can pick up their gun purchase. This does not mean a gun can’t be purchased illegally. While the constitution says we have the right to bear arms, every state has individual gun laws.  

      Cathie




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Jan 15, 2011
    • To be very honest till I moved out of Louisiana I thought that everyone had a gun in their home.  I grew up around them, learned to shoot them, know how to respect them.  I honestly do not believe that children are being taught the value of life anymore.  The volence on telivision, video games, moves and music is enbedded in to them.  We tell our children that its okay to play shoot them up on video games but when that one child takes it to far then as a nation we get all upset and say its the guns fault.




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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 16, 2011
    • I agree momofthreeprincess!! I too was brought up with guns in my house and my father taught me at a very young age not to bother then and to respect them.  Kids today are subjected to nothing but violence in the video games they play and the movies they are allowed to watch but we‘re not saying anything about that now are we......that would be censorship.  

      Doesn’t make a bit of sense to me....




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 17, 2011
    • I could see the riots being incited if an anti-gun law was put into effect as Mary mentioned, and quite honestly my hub, who has always been a responsible person, would personally start a crusade as hunting and target shooting is a passion of his and it would not fly in his mind...but there are two sides, so I can respect those who have been endangered by PEOPLE that have used guns maliciously.




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      Anaise wrote Jan 17, 2011
    • Gonna have to say legal.  Being from Texas, where hunting is a ritual, I have always known how to use both a hand gun and a shot gun.  I strongly recommend any type of gun owner to make sure their spouses, and children respect guns by sending them to practice ranges and to formal classes.
      Guns should only be illegal to thugs on the streets.  Why place a killing piece of armor in a warped persons hands?




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      Kmarie wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • I believe that people kill and not guns, if someone intent is to harm another people will find away, guns are just one method. With that said I do believe in the right to bear arms, to own guns.




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      Kyah wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • I remember a movie where this guy pulls a gun on another in the middle of a subway train to rob him. The guy pulls out an even bigger gun, which surprised the robber, then everyone in the car whipped out their guns. Cracked me up. If everyone had guns, the criminals would have to think twice about doing what they do because they will, not might, get shot.

      Legal with every person trained in how to aim and maim!




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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 23, 2011
    • Kyah, too funny! For some small time crooks this would give them pause to think about it, but I don’t think gang members think about the gun being turned on them?  

      Cathie




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      Tamra wrote Jan 24, 2011
    • Legal, with restrictions, of course.

      From Anne E above
      “Hand guns are meant for killing; ain’t good for nothing else“. — Lynard Skynard

      LS was right.  Make no mistake, if someone attempts an attack on me or mine, I will be sure to use my gun for killing.  I would not even think twice about pulling the trigger if someone was coming at me or my children.

      Plus, my boys use their guns to hunt and put food in my freezer.  Just like any tool, when used properly, it can be beneficial.  But if used unwisely, can be dangerous.




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