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  •  Canada just dropped their long gun registry due to (10+ / 0-)

    the cost coupled with lack of effectiveness.....  

    All it did was give thieves who broke into the system a list of houses to burglarize......Just like the newspaper publishing lists of permit holders, if any of those people are robbed they probably can sue the newspaper.....

    And for those who say get a safe, we have them, smart crooks, of which there are a few, bring the tools to peel a safe like a tuna can...it happened to a guy I know just a few more miles up the hill....they staked out the place, determined when no one would be home then cut his safe open and stole his collection.....

    Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
    I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
    Emiliano Zapata

    by buddabelly on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 09:08:39 AM PST

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    •  bb you beat me to it, my page didn't refresh. n/t (8+ / 0-)
    •  I'd really like to see statistics ... (1+ / 0-)
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      buddabelly

      on the percentage of home burglaries in which the theft of guns was the primary (apparent) goal vs. the theft of other valuables.  Further, I seriously doubt thieves would choose to rob homes they knew were populated by gun owners vs. those that weren't.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:35:52 AM PST

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      •  if there is someone home then a gun is a great (1+ / 0-)
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        deterrent....if everyone is at work in a large lot rural area like mine, guns are a draw for thieves.... being 35 miles from the border does not help either......

        They do seem to target gun owners but as most own guns here it would be hard to say..... except for them bringing the tools to peel a safe open, even a good one.......That to me points to actually targeting gun owners.......

        Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
        I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
        Emiliano Zapata

        by buddabelly on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 08:35:09 PM PST

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