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View Diary: Gun "Enthusiast" In Your Life? Here, Let Me Make It Easier. (UPDATED X2) (230 comments)

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  •  None of the diarist's arguments will work (2+ / 0-)
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    lotusmaglite, happy camper

    People want firepower because they are terrified that someone out there is trying to get them. In some instances, there really is someone out there. In a lot of ghetto areas, the police will not and do not show up, leaving the single mother with three kids at the mercy of the local gangbangers unless she has a firearm. Usually she has a perfectly legal nine millimeter or shotgun, which will deter the burglars.

    In rural areas, a gun is needed to kill the cougar, dog or coyote who is trying to eat your livestock. A friend who lives in a rural area found herself in a situation with an escaped prisoner on her land. She was glad she had firepower.

    Fear, however, excludes rationality. There are a lot of fearful people out there who have no real threat in their lives, but who are terrified regardless. Guns- the more firepower the better- make them feel temporarily safe. The diarist's arguments will simply make the recipient more fearful and angrier.

    Happy Camper is right on the money- terrified people don't think, only hear "They are trying to take MY GUNS"
    and will blame the Democrats.

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