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  •  the kid is not going to scream unless the intruder (15+ / 0-)

    is in their room, making enough noise to wake them up...
    which is unlikely.

    Kids are usually pretty heavy sleepers, as all of us Moms can attest -- at least, those of us who have gone into their rooms after they're asleep to
    (1) put away their laundry
    (2) stick their shoes in their closet
    (3) close their windows when it starts raining
    (4) give them the kiss they didn't get before bedtime because you were out at a meeting...
    etc.

    If an intruder is attacking your kid, that is one inexplicably weird intruder -- because the only reason to go anywhere near your kid is to abduct him or her...and pretty much any intruder who wants to do that is smart enough to bring some chloroform, or something that will keep the kid quiet.

    I never respond to this crap, but sometimes I just can't help myself.

    My questions for every person who wants to keep loaded guns at the ready for home protection:

    Where the hell do you people live, and why are you putting up with such dangerous living conditions? Is there an epidemic of crime I don't know about?

    Do you take every precaution for every thing that might go wrong in your life more likely than someone breaking into your house to kill you all? Do you sterilize your cutting boards?  With separate ones for meat and produce? Do you eat a lot of vegetables? Are you at a healthy weight? Do you drink too much? Do you EVER DRIVE after you've been drinking, even just a couple of glasses of wine?

    Do you have flares in every vehicle, and as many complete First Aid kits as you do guns?  Do you know your blood pressure? Do you come to a complete stop at every stop sign? Do you drive the speed limit? Do you know your blood glucose level?

    Do you know how the guns are stored at every house your kids plays at? Do you know your kids' friends? These kids that you would protect with your life -- well, at least your guns -- have you discussed safe sex with them? Drinking? Drugs? Are you expecting someone ELSE to take care of that for you? Are you sure someone else HAS done that?

    Have a nice paranoid life.

    "I think in America, the opposite of poverty is justice." Bryan Stevenson

    by gfre on Sat May 04, 2013 at 07:04:10 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, some do. (2+ / 0-)
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      I've known the types who do overall harm avoidance, including many of the things you mention. They stay in shape, have emergency kits in all the vehicles, and prepare for natural disasters.

      I'm pretty sure they're not keeping guns in their kids's bedrooms.

      Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Sat May 04, 2013 at 10:43:10 PM PDT

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      •  I didn't mean to imply that what I wrote about was (0+ / 0-)

        overkill...to the contrary, my point was that some people ignore the very real risks to themselves and their families while they focus on the ones that are hyped on conservative talk radio.

        After all, Rush Limbaugh is NOT going to be encouraging anyone to live a healthy lifestyle!

        "I think in America, the opposite of poverty is justice." Bryan Stevenson

        by gfre on Sun May 05, 2013 at 12:27:17 PM PDT

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