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January 13th, 2005
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From:annecognito
Date:January 13th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC)
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I want to have a gun, because the idea of becoming a crime victim, or being aware of someone else becoming one and being powerless to act as a deterrent, enrages me nearly beyond reason. I'd also want to become very well-trained in the non-lethal use of guns to subdue attackers, because I never want to have to kill anyone unless I absolutely absolutely have to. Unfortunately, I have the dubious privilege of living in Maryland, which, while I enjoy its status as a bastion of the Democratic party, has gun-control laws which make it highly prohibitive for me to possess a firearm. Besides, I'm not living in a terribly unsafe area at the moment (though when I inevitably move out I'll end up somewhere bad until I can afford higher rent). I think I'm going to look into at least getting a SOG or some other kind of assault knife, though those take considerably more coordination to use effectively which sucks.

Guns never really scared me, except the one time I took my father's Beretta and seriously considered putting it to my own head and pulling the trigger. Hooray for psychoactive prescription drugs.
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From:kenoubi
Date:January 13th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
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I'd also want to become very well-trained in the non-lethal use of guns to subdue attackers, because I never want to have to kill anyone unless I absolutely absolutely have to.

Huh. I mean, just pointing a gun at someone will usually make them run away, but if you actually have to shoot, I'd say that if there isn't a good chance of killing the person you're shooting at, you probably aren't using the gun properly. After all, you're never legally justified in shooting someone you aren't legally justified in killing.

Unfortunately, I have the dubious privilege of living in Maryland, which, while I enjoy its status as a bastion of the Democratic party, has gun-control laws which make it highly prohibitive for me to possess a firearm.

You'll notice that I used Maryland as my example of crappy CCW policy in my post. :-)

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