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Saw this in other forum. thought i should pass it on ...





"Responsible Gun Ownership



Your right, your responsibility, and your duty as an American citizen to keep and bear arms



Fifteen Reasons You

Should Own A Gun



1. Your right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States of America. "Use it or lose it."



2. George Washington said: "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence..."



3. Bearing arms is the Christian thing to do. Jesus said: "If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one..." (Luke 22:36 NIV)



4. Enjoying guns is not a strange weird thing, as some anti-gun people insist. People have been hunting with long guns for centuries. Shooting is an internationally recognized Olympic sport.



5. People without guns are assaulted or murdered daily by criminals who have guns. Having a gun makes you better able to defend your family.



6. If gun ownership is made illegal, criminals won't turn in their guns. Gun control makes easy prey out of law-abiding citizens.



7. We are grateful for the police officers of our communities. However, the police can't come to help you until AFTER a crime has been committed. Having a gun may enable you to stay alive long enough to call for help from the police.



8. American courts regularly return violent criminals to the streets to do their crimes again.



9. Guns in the home are safe, when gun owners keep guns responsibly. More children die every year in swimming pool accidents than in gun accidents.



10. It is a fact that armed American men and women prevent two million crimes every year with their guns.



11. Self-defense is more honorable and better for society than being a victim. It is up to YOU to act responsibly for your own safety, and the safety of your family.



12. It is a fact that cities which impose strict gun control create the highest assault and murder rates in America.



13. It is a fact that most gun crimes in America involve gangsters shooting other gangsters. The average gun owner never uses his or her gun to commit a crime.



14. Most states issue permits to carry concealed handguns. Men and women who get permits take gun safety classes, and have extensive criminal background checks. These people make everyone a little safer, wherever they may be.



15. The "War on Terror" is likely to be a long war. People who own guns, and who are trained to use guns responsibly, are better able to serve their country than people who are ignorant about guns.



Eleven Excuses for NOT Owning A Gun



1. I'm too busy to take the time to learn how to handle a gun safely.



2. I believe that all guns are evil, even in the hands of the police and soldiers.



3. I would rather let a criminal kill me or my family than try to stop him with a gun.



4. I believe it was wrong for America's founding fathers to use guns to overthrow the rule of the British. We should have stayed a colony.



5. I believe it was wrong for American soldiers to use guns to rescue innocent men and women from the Nazi death camps.



6. I believe that I will never need a gun to defend myself or my family, because the police will be constantly watching over me to make sure that I will never be in danger.



7. I trust our courts to keep violent criminals off the streets. It's not possible that I will ever be attacked by a criminal.



8. If our government decides to make all gun owners register every gun they have, and then decides to confiscate all privately owned guns, I still don't think we have anything to worry about. I know other countries have become dictatorships, but that could never happen in America.



9. I don't know much about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and I don't have any desire to learn more. I've heard that the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms, but I really don't care.

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Just as an addition, did you know that in Great Britain there is no right to self defense, that is pretty sad...
 

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Eleven Excuses for NOT Owning A Gun I only see the first 9.

1. I'm too busy to take the time to learn how to handle a gun safely.



2. I believe that all guns are evil, even in the hands of the police and soldiers.



3. I would rather let a criminal kill me or my family than try to stop him with a gun.



4. I believe it was wrong for America's founding fathers to use guns to overthrow the rule of the British. We should have stayed a colony.



5. I believe it was wrong for American soldiers to use guns to rescue innocent men and women from the Nazi death camps.



6. I believe that I will never need a gun to defend myself or my family, because the police will be constantly watching over me to make sure that I will never be in danger.



7. I trust our courts to keep violent criminals off the streets. It's not possible that I will ever be attacked by a criminal.



8. If our government decides to make all gun owners register every gun they have, and then decides to confiscate all privately owned guns, I still don't think we have anything to worry about. I know other countries have become dictatorships, but that could never happen in America.



9. I don't know much about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and I don't have any desire to learn more. I've heard that the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms, but I really don't care.

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In order to argue a principle , you have to understand the other persons point of view. Not agree with it, but understand it. I would like to see someone rewrite these "excuses for Not owning a gun" in a manner that would potentially be spoken by an opponent of firearms, and then argue the point of why they are wrong. I think making statements such as these that are so obviously warped to one side only hurt our community.

The first 15 were written very well.

I am not trying to argue against what the OP was trying to say here, just merely stirring the pot.

BTW: I strongly advocate firearms and fall into the category of "they'll never take mine".
 

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bcook75 said:
Eleven Excuses for NOT Owning A Gun I only see the first 9.

1. I'm too busy to take the time to learn how to handle a gun safely.

1. I'm scared of guns.

2. I believe that all guns are evil, even in the hands of the police and soldiers.

2. I believe that all guns are evil, except in the hands of the police and soldiers.



3. I would rather let a criminal kill me or my family than try to stop him with a gun.

3. If you try to stop a criminal with a gun, they are more likely to shoot you.

4. I believe it was wrong for America's founding fathers to use guns to overthrow the rule of the British. We should have stayed a colony.

4. I believe this was the only excuse to use a gun, and it could never happen again.

5. I believe it was wrong for American soldiers to use guns to rescue innocent men and women from the Nazi death camps.

5. I believe it was wrong for American soldiers to use guns to invade Iraq.



6. I believe that I will never need a gun to defend myself or my family, because the police will be constantly watching over me to make sure that I will never be in danger.

6. Probably worded correctly.

7. I trust our courts to keep violent criminals off the streets. It's not possible that I will ever be attacked by a criminal.

7. I trust our courts to keep violent criminals off the streets. It's very unlikely that I will ever be attacked by a criminal.

8. If our government decides to make all gun owners register every gun they have, and then decides to confiscate all privately owned guns, I still don't think we have anything to worry about. I know other countries have become dictatorships, but that could never happen in America.

8. If our government decides to make all gun owners register every gun they have, and then decides to confiscate all privately owned guns, I still don't think we have anything to worry about. I know other countries don't let citizens carry guns.

9. I don't know much about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and I don't have any desire to learn more. I've heard that the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms, but I really don't care.

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9. The most accurate statement yet.



Your thought?



In order to argue a principle , you have to understand the other persons point of view. Not agree with it, but understand it. I would like to see someone rewrite these "excuses for Not owning a gun" in a manner that would potentially be spoken by an opponent of firearms, and then argue the point of why they are wrong. I think making statements such as these that are so obviously warped to one side only hurt our community.

The first 15 were written very well.

I am not trying to argue against what the OP was trying to say here, just merely stirring the pot.

BTW: I strongly advocate firearms and fall into the category of "they'll never take mine".
 

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I think the first 15 are good and the last 9 (or 11) are crap that a gun nut came up with that aren't ANYTHING that a person with half of a brain would actually say. I like bcooks version alot better. Those are actually sensible things to say.



I mean come on, "I believe it was wrong for American soldiers to use guns to rescue innocent men and women from the Nazi death camps. " That is a assenine thing to say. (Talking about the original author, not the "people" that "say" this). I'm not trying to stir the pot, I'm just saying that the Original Author has a very low IQ and makes the rest of us look bad.
 

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johndoe1027 said:
That is a assenine thing to say. (Talking about the original author, not the "people" that "say" this). I'm not trying to stir the pot, I'm just saying that the Original Author has a very low IQ and makes the rest of us look bad.


Come off harsh much? I think the excuses not to were more intended as a sarcastic list that a real one. The poster above you definitely made they look much more like what people have said. Then again, some have said point blank: "Forget your second ammendment rights...".



Some great quotes both for and against (slanted against gun control of course) :

http://www.hkweaponsystems.com/cgi-bin/quote.pl
 

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Damn.. i just thought its was interesting. I didn't mean to start a war....





Geez..........
 

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johndoe1027 said:
I think the first 15 are good and the last 9 (or 11) are crap that a gun nut came up with that aren't ANYTHING that a person with half of a brain would actually say.



Obviously Johndoe has not had the pleasure of talking to many anti gun people lately.
 
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