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  •  My point is (1+ / 0-)
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    that when seconds count the cops are only minutes away. Unless you live next door to a police station, by the time police arrive, the crime has been committed and the perp is long gone.

    Cops are not security guards. Their job is to apprehend people who commit crimes--a worthwhile goal, to be sure, since the majority of crime is committed by a very small percentage of the population, so locking up perpetrators is an efficient form of crime prevention.

    Ask a resident of an urban area if the cops protect them from criminals. Be prepared for prolonged laughter.

    You do know that crime has been falling for years, right? We're safer now than we were in the 60's, statistically. This country is generally pretty safe, though you wouldn't know it from the 24/7 news cycle.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:40:22 AM PST

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    •  A couple of valid points. (0+ / 0-)

      I would still prefer to be safe without a weapon.

      Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

      by Boundegar on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 01:57:47 PM PST

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