arma virumque cano (et alia)
Buying one of these must be the precaution -- so where's the paranoia?From the ad: "Many customers are buying one for each side of the bed."Ahh -- that must be it.Of course, it could just be the manufacturer trying to sell twice as many.
Oh man. Seems like a good way to potentially mar up the finish on your gun, not to mention hurt yourself when getting out of bed.I can stick my AR under the bed or prop it against the wall without wasting $40 on something useless. Ditto for a handgun on the nightstand.And what's paranoid about having an easily accessible firearm for home defense?
And while you gun lovers are lolling about in bed with a gunrack with in stroking distance on either side, here's a little video to help you keep up your "interest".http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxe-XYjWCZQ&feature=player_embedded
Oh I see. So the typical anti-gun line is that all weapons need to be kept under lock and key at all times. Until you do so that is. Then they ridicule you and call you paranoid.
It is the fact that Americans are a fear ridden society. They feel a need to carry deadly weapons to protect themselves from the bogeymen who run rampant on their streets.Quite frankly, the myth that "more guns equals less crime" is belied by the amount of DGUs that occur. One doesn't need to go to Brady, VPC or any other gun control organisation to see a society rife with gun violence.One only needs to read the posts here where my wife will be raped, I will be attacked by someone with a knife (from whom I could defend myself with a cup of coffee), or worse!My god, you people are proving that the US needs a gun ban with each post where you try to persuade me that I am safe walking the streets.I am far more afraid of Fat White Man or Mike W coming to "save me" and shooting an innocent bystander.Of course, the fun bit would be that we could sue the socks off them. And they would probably lose since civil liability has a lower burden of proof.
I am far more afraid of Fat White Man or Mike W coming to "save me" and shooting an innocent bystanderWell since you want me to be murdered I suppose it won't be an issue for me to stand by and let you die.
Micro, Thanks for that link. I'll bet some of the other commenters liked it even more than I did.Laci, Thanks for that humorous point you made. I'd be more worried about one of these self-appointed guardians of the Common Good making a mistake than I would be about a criminal killing me.
Mikeb: "I'd be more worried about one of these self-appointed guardians of the Common Good making a mistake than I would be about a criminal killing me."You shouldn't have to wonder -- you should KNOW if gunowners pose much of a threat. Here's why:Imagine if a gunowner intervened in a murder attempt, but shot the innocent victim by mistake. Wouldn't anti-gunowner advocates be screamming about that story from the rooftops? We WOULD hear about it -- and the fact that we hardly do should tell us something.
FishyJay said, "Imagine if a gunowner intervened in a murder attempt, but shot the innocent victim by mistake. Wouldn't anti-gunowner advocates be screamming about that story from the rooftops?"Good observation. I think I'll use that one next time I have to support my theory that DGUs being almost as rare as meteorite strikes.
Imagine if a gunowner intervened in a murder attempt, but shot the innocent victim by mistake.In MikeB's world that kind of thing happens all the time, tens of thousands of times per year.It doesn't matter that he has no proof. His paranoia is pervasive, and since he "feels" we are all dangerous it MUST be true.I almost feel bad for him, living in such a constant state of completely irrational fear which he ironically says we live in. Psychological projection at its finest. Anti-gunners sure have perfected that.
Mike W. is losing control of his exaggerating again when he says about me: "he "feels" we are all dangerous."I've never said or intimated that "all" gun owners are dangerous.