I have never supported gun ownership.
I have never supported discriminatory graduated income taxation.
I find the majority of people who do telling.
I tell many things; I used to get fairly well paid for telling and for asking.
And, yes, I recognize that there are liberals who support gun ownership.
Yes; e.g., liberal Democrat Congressman John Dingell from Michigan,
Dean of the US House of Representatives and former Board Member of the NRA.
Why does one carry a gun?
For defense of life and property from the predatory violence of man or beast.
Allegedly to defend against criminals.
My daughter-in-law . . . five feet tall and 90 pounds . . .
said what if someone breaks in while you are asleep or in your
basement doing laundry? What do you say?
"Get down on your knees or I 'll put 3 rounds thru your large intestine";
either that or say nothing
and blast away, if he is too close
Hollowpointed slugs are recommended for better stopping power.
In some cases, firing several warning shots into his thorax has been dissuasive, if of sufficient caliber.
Excuse me while I get my gun?
Emergency equipment is best kept close at hand.
plainoldme wrote: Knives
In fact, women are discouraged from arming themselves with guns or knives [ ?? ]
as most men are stronger than most women, meaning a woman could easily be disarmed
and her weapon turned against her.
are not suitable defenses. Those are tools of desperation
; impracticable. Guns are a lot better,
because the wise victim will disable the predator by gunfire before
he is close enuf to disarm him or her.
A few rounds of hollowpointed .44 in the large intestine will tend to slow him down and to demoralize him.
During the age of nonviolent theorizing, an elderly friend was followed one evening. Aware that someone was behind her, she began lifting the lids of trash cans and talking to the contents. She yelled out a couple of things to the stars and the power lines. Then she turned to face her follower, put her chin against his chest and asked how he was this fine evening? He ran away and she was declared a hero. Everyone marveled at her bravery and was happy that she was still with us.
U can depend on an insanity defense if u wanna.
As Groucho Marx used to say: "step right up and play you bet your life."
But, is the reason for carrying a weapon . . . concealed or otherwise
(why is the charge always carrying a concealed weapon?
Different laws apply, depending on which jurisdiction.
Traditionally, carrying guns exposed to vu
is perfectly legal in many jurisdictions in America.
That 's Y there are gunracks at the back windows of pickup trucks.
Is a concealed weapon any more or less dangerous than an openly exposed one?
, but some people act as if it were. Its crazy.
The concealed weapon is less accessible. )
, if the wearer is not stupid.
. . . defense or offense?
The best defense is a good attack; u may need to disable the predator.
Killing him will ofen have that effect, and he is less likely to sue u in tort.
Most ofen, thay flee at the mere sight of a defensive gun.
Is the intent of carrying a weapon the intent to kill?
That is unforeseeable; the circumstances: unpredictable, but if an emergency arises, it is best (for the victim)
if the victim
the situation by bringing dominant power to bear.
A predatory conflict is a contest of power.
Is there potential for every gun toter to be charged with intent to kill?
That question is unintelligible.