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  •  Not the point, moving the goal posts establishes (1+ / 0-)
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    Joieau

    the failure here.

    From this:

    Those decisions gave legal credence to the claim that people have a Second Amendment right to a gun for self defense.
    To this:
    But it's not the unlimited right
    How can there be a legitimate discussion when you do this???

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 10:55:01 AM PDT

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    •  Hint: It's not a legitimate discussion. (0+ / 0-)

      Period. Nor can it be a legitimate discussion at this time and place. Best to understand and accept that for what it is. Emotions talking, and emotions don't communicate very well in plain English.

      Every single time I've ever had to use my gun in a defensive situation, I have been afraid. When the need has arisen to the point of commitment, however, my pissed off-ness beats the fear every time. That at least facilitates a good show, and a good show has proven to be a useful thing. That's the 'paranoid' card being played here. Yet I've discovered that my aim isn't all that bad when I'm afraid. At least, not with a shotgun [point it in the general direction]. Which is why I have a shotgun.

      I am not afraid of guns, nor am I afraid of people with guns. I fear those situations for which a gun is the best tool. Only a few times in my life has such a situation involved a human on the business end, and none involved discharge. So far, I'm entirely pleased with the usefulness of the tool for the purpose.

      All in all, I'd rate rabid coons and starving, injured dogs (left in the woods every year by asshole hunters) as much scarier than those humans have thus far been. But it's all an adrenalin rush that can leave one shaky for hours after the tense situation is over. Bears are a rush too, though a shotgun - or whole classes of guns - are absolutely NOT the correct tool against the nuisance. Did chase one out of the trash one day with a garden rake (she really pissed me off). About gave my grandson a heart attack...

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