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    •  I'm all for situational awareness. (1+ / 0-)
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      theatre goon

      I'm also for having options if situational awareness didn't help.

      I'm curious as to your opinion on my number 5 above.

      Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

      by KVoimakas on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 07:39:03 AM PST

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      •  That's a personal judgment. (2+ / 0-)
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        KVoimakas, Tonedevil

        The cost for me would be living with the guilt and remorse if I ever shot and  killed someone.  In the situation above, the guy who tried to rape me was behaving like a drunken entitled asshole.  But he was also an 18 year old kid, with parents and sisters, one of whom was in my class.  

        Did I want to hurt him? Absolutely- or so I thought right up until the moment those guys started beating him up.  Am I glad he wasn't seriously hurt or god forbid, killed? Absolutely- even though I had to endure his endless, tearful, public, drunken apologies at every party for the next year.

        •  It is a personal judgement. (2+ / 0-)
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          gramofsam1, theatre goon

          In class, we point out that if you CAN'T shoot someone, you shouldn't be carrying a firearm. Whether that's for religious reasons, personal reasons, or whatever. Don't. Carry. One. A firearm is not a talisman that makes the bad man go away.

          Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

          by KVoimakas on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 07:57:06 AM PST

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