Is gun really the answer?

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Re: Is gun really the answer?

Post by sarah92480 » 30 Apr 2018, 19:18

I really have no idea how to feel about guns most of the time. I've been around them my whole life, but I have no desire to use them for any reason. If it was the apocalypse, that may be a different story, but in the world of now, I don't think they are they answer to problems. Sometimes people feel better having that "power", or the ability to protect themselves and their families with lethal force if necessary, and that's fine if they do. I just want people (including the people who create regulations) to be smart about it.

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Post by butterflyinaweb » 30 Apr 2018, 20:10

I would not want to dismiss the gun if it could save my family or anyone else's. Is it the answer? I guess if you sit down and look at your family members and try to imagine a life without any one of them in it permanently. Then Ask yourself again Is the gun really the answer?

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Post by Ginnamassa19 » 02 May 2018, 09:36

I personally don't think guns are the answer. All right, let's say you have a gun-wielding maniac in your house waving one around and threatening to kill your family. If you had a gun, would you really be able to protect them better? Or would it just be a case of an eye for an eye—the gunman shoots someone and you shoot them back, and assuming neither of you miss, you have two fatalities?

And then consider a case where guns are banned altogether, and this situation wouldn't happen in the first place, provided checks are stringent and illegal buying of firearms is minimal.

I'm not saying owning/knowing how to use a gun would *never* be able to protect your loved ones or that it's always going to be disadvantageous, because there are definitely circumstances in which it can help (think rabid animals you really can't prevent from attacking, but I digress), but chances are that if you have a gun, so does the person who breaks into your house. And then it may or may not become a cycle of gun-owning and one-upmanship because everyone has guns.

Or, if you want to argue it another way, peace is definitely a better option to me than violence. :)

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Post by SammiArch » 02 May 2018, 21:15

Guns are both dangerous for the person being shot at and the shooter. If avoidable they should not be used in a harmful way. However, in America non-criminals have the right to possess and if used correctly, should be able to own one, whether for hunting, or protection.
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Post by Kemunto lucy » 04 May 2018, 02:43

Gun is never the answer. Possession of a gun creates anxiety and this is not a good thing because even the slightest disorder will trigger the urge to use the gun.

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Post by Isabelleva » 04 May 2018, 07:29

I am a strongly opposed to guns in the hands of people who are not mentally sound but in the current world when I am off living on my own someday I can respect the fact that I might want a gun for self-defense. I am not large and it can be hard for me to fight back so I could see the benefits of having a gun. Personal opinion!

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Post by Paf184 » 04 May 2018, 10:32

Guns are okay in the right hands. But remember it takes a special person to fire one at another person. I often wonder what kind of situation could force me to use and actuall take another’s life. Would never want to be put in that kind of situation and will never know what I would do until I am put in that situation.

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Post by Samantha333 » 05 May 2018, 12:30

I enjoy guns for pleasure, being able to shoot inanimate objects and practice aiming/precision. I truly do not understand why or how someone could use a gun to harm someone else or restrain them, it seems soulless to do such a thing.

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Post by nikkyteewhy » 06 May 2018, 14:46

No, gun is definitely not the answer in a home. Accidents could happen

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Post by zilipendwa » 11 May 2018, 04:47

I think we should not put gun first in our lives. We should just use alternative methods to solve situations.

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Post by zilipendwa » 11 May 2018, 04:48

kwame1977 wrote:
13 Mar 2018, 18:21
Gun can never be the answer. Taking protective measures is the first rule. I believe the gun is for drug addicts.
This is true

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Post by zilipendwa » 11 May 2018, 05:04

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Misael wrote:
13 Mar 2018, 07:18
I don't believe there should be a gun inside one's house because if it falls under the wrong hands, it could be lethal.
I agree with you 100 percent

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Post by zilipendwa » 11 May 2018, 05:06

Jeyasivananth wrote:
13 Mar 2018, 12:48
I would never agree to gun being the answer. I am sure the adversities of gun misuse or falling into the wrong hands exceed intelligent and responsible use of guns. Societies can thrive and flourish without guns.
Yes, guns can be very lethal when they land on the wrong hands.

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Post by zilipendwa » 11 May 2018, 05:08

Samisah wrote:
14 Mar 2018, 11:53
Guns are soelmetimes a life saver in self defense issues. I am saying this from experience.
Yes, I think that they should only be used as a last resort.

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Post by zilipendwa » 11 May 2018, 05:11

readandsmile wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 22:59
I think a gun is not the only answer to violence. There are people who are in authority who knows well how to handle it.
Yes, guns should be handled with much care.

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