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  •  I read a similar story on FB (7+ / 0-)

    the other day. A guy went out target shooting with a friend and within a week, he owned a gun. Then his wife bought one after going target shooting with her husband (neither one of these people had owned or used a gun previously).
    They took a safety class and now they both have concealed carry licenses, and carry a pistol on them all the time.
    They both claim they feel safer, even though their gun experience totals up to a few times at a range, and a week long safety class.
    These are the people more likely to shoot themselves or each other with a gun in the house.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 07:12:50 AM PST

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    •  If you read that full article you will note a teen (7+ / 0-)

      like "Oh boy! I'm aware now!" in that story about the bank alarm.

      Now the guy is "packing" he has a "plan" for every situation, so, sitting in a Starbucks, he is ready to "respond" to the alarm over there. With a couple hours of instruction and his "awareness" we can expect a couple of bystanders to be hit by his response and him gunned down by either the "bad guys" or "cops." I've known some of these types, usually not so impressive in experience or presence, that suddenly get self esteem because they are armed. Even with hours of training and some experienced armed police know shit has hit the fan once firing starts and lots of bad unintended consequences tend to happen. With bunches of wannabes packing and full of amateur "situational awareness" shit is more likely than less. Just check with police records.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 07:23:19 AM PST

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