[QUOTE="Yongying"] Fear, parents buy a gun thinking they could protect themselves with it, that was their first and biggest mistake, look what it lead to.-TheSecondSign-
Keep gun unloaded...and locked up. See? Simple.What is the use of an unloaded gun that is locked up, if you buy it for protection in the first place? :|
You can load a gun with a magazine in less than a ten second period.
Even if you keep the magazine in a different area, and the gun in a locked case, you can have the weapon ready in less than twenty seconds. You just need to know how to operate it, and where everything is.
Have you ever operated a firearm, and if you have, to what extent?
and 20 seconds is enough time to some guy to bum rush you and shot you in the head. Have you ever broke into a house? and to what extent?
No, but I seriously doubt someone's going to rush straight to your room and blow your head off.
Even if you keep a gun, there are multiple ways to have a ready firearm.
May family has several. We know where they are and how to access them.
You don't even have to have it unloaded.
Your kid needs to understand how a gun works and what it does, and you clarify that they should never play with it with one twenty minute visit to a gun range. If you educate a kid, you can have a ready firearm.
And besides, my chances are much higher WITH THE GUN than not having one. The criminal coming to blow my head off will have his gun regardless of law.
I can have a fighting chance, but if you take that away, I'm a target.
Yes, some people do teach their kids right. But many many don't. no offense but lots of people are pretty stupid. And thats why you need tighter gun laws, or handgun bans. You can still keep your hunting rifle and such. Some states you can have full automatics, thats pretty excessive.
I have heard a thousand gun violence crimes(some could've been avoided) and how many times in my life time I've heard someone defending their family from a armed burglar? zero. I've seen it on movies and tv, but never on the news. I have known people in gun violence, have I ever meet someone thats has been saved from owning a gun? no.
I'm not saying it doesn't happen. But you have a better chance getting struck by lighting or winning the lottery(it happens every week) then to save your family with your gun.