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    I fully agree. I hope that they improve treatment and availability, but I'm not holding my breath under this admin.

    Personally, I have never had the occasion to feel that I would be safer with a gun. Lucky, I guess.
    There are a few times when I definitely WAS safer with a gun. You meet some interesting people driving a tow truck. Fortunately, I never had to actually shoot most of them. There was one guy, though...
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    There are a few times when I definitely WAS safer with a gun. You meet some interesting people driving a tow truck. Fortunately, I never had to actually shoot most of them. There was one guy, though...
    But, then there was my former nextdoor neighbor. He was very proficient with guns. One night, he was awakened by a strange noise. Half-asleep, he fumbled in the dark for his handgun from the bedside cabinet. He accidentally shot himself in the leg, severing the femoral artery. He didn't survive by the time the ambulance got there. His widow soon moved away. Accidents happen all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    But, then there was my former nextdoor neighbor. He was very proficient with guns. One night, he was awakened by a strange noise. Half-asleep, he fumbled in the dark for his handgun from the bedside cabinet. He accidentally shot himself in the leg, severing the femoral artery. He didn't survive by the time the ambulance got there. His widow soon moved away. Accidents happen all the time.
    Too many times that kind of stuff happens.
    We never keep a gun where we can get to it without being fully awake and alert.

    I am certain that the average citizen really should not be in possession of guns.
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    I'll never forget the Ryan Frederick story. Had he not had a gun the cop would still be alive and the marijuana charges probably beat and Ryan would not be in prison.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Frederick

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    Re: Gun amnesty

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    But, then there was my former nextdoor neighbor. He was very proficient with guns. One night, he was awakened by a strange noise. Half-asleep, he fumbled in the dark for his handgun from the bedside cabinet. He accidentally shot himself in the leg, severing the femoral artery. He didn't survive by the time the ambulance got there. His widow soon moved away. Accidents happen all the time.
    Really? A strange noise? I tend to turn on a light..... in my entire life (even before our new gun laws ) i wouldnt have thought to reach for a gun..... where is this person at? The jungles of asia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Really? A strange noise? I tend to turn on a light..... in my entire life (even before our new gun laws ) i wouldnt have thought to reach for a gun..... where is this person at? The jungles of asia?
    It was a very sad story and devastated the family.

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    Re: Gun amnesty

    There are any number of cases where someone shot their wife/husband/child/parent after waking and thinking they were defending themselves from a burglar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    There are any number of cases where someone shot their wife/husband/child/parent after waking and thinking they were defending themselves from a burglar.
    What might the remedy for that be?

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    Bye Bye freedom in the UK. They've got you now!

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    Bye Bye freedom in the UK. They've got you now!
    This thread was bubbling along fine, with much toing and froing, coming to an understanding that most people don't want or need guns and that many accidental deaths are caused simply by having guns available...............................until you turned up.

    I can say categorically that my sense of freedom is not diminished by my being gunless, in fact exactly the opposite.

    My chance of meeting an armed crook is minimal, as is a family member 'accidentally' hurting or killing anyone.
    Both my elder brothers have spent many years shooting licenced 12 bore shotguns as a hobby, mainly targeting pigeons, rabbits and occasionally a fox. Both kept guns locked in cabinets with ammunition separately, don't recall hearing of any accidents.

    My local police have no need to carry firearms, although if there is a need, gun squads are available at short notice. I saw armed police for the first time in my life a few years ago, when visiting an airport................to be honest it made me afraid, gave me no reassurance at all......the fact they might be needed sent a shiver down my spine.

    I hope you enjoy your sense of freedom, in your free society, I also hope you are never so afraid for your own or a loved one's life that you have to lose off a shot in fear or anger, I trust your shot will be worthy of it being spent, that the intended target is in fact an evil heavily armed criminal and not somebody asking for directions.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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