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Message 2112199 - Posted: 29 Dec 2022, 6:14:31 UTC - in response to Message 2112190.  

Self Defense, for a person without a specific occupational reason, indicates paranoia and that is a mental health defect and reason to deny.

Is it paranoia to wear a seat belt in aircraft or vehicle on the chance that it might be needed? It is probably more likely that your home will be broken into while you are at home than needing a seat belt on a commercial airliner these days.

You ignore turbulence. If occupied homes were being robbed at the rate of aircraft flying into turbulence, then you might have a point.*

Also you seem to confuse burglary with robbery. Burglars take the time to insure the dwelling is not occupied before they enter. Robbers want an occupied dwelling so they can get more loot than a burglar can. That means high end targets not average Joe. Finally robbers want money, they are not into sexual satisfaction by murder - give them stuff and no blood is spilled. Translation is stuff worth a life? If you think so then you have self diagnosed personality disorder.

Do some research into the rates of those things you mention, the rates of domestic violence with firearms, suicide by firearm and armed robbery of houses (of business is specific occupation). Put them to the very same per-capita basis. Rank them. Notice anything? If you want some real comparison include drunk driving accidents and also struck pedestrians. How do those numbers look now?

Unfortunately, humans are terrible at judging risk and consequences. Just look at how many people lose on a lottery.** How many idiots speed in fog.*** How many idiots speed on icy roads.****

*https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64024021
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***https://www.reuters.com/world/china/fog-causes-major-car-crash-bridge-chinas-zhengzhou-state-media-2022-12-28/
****https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/massive-pileup-closes-ohio-turnpike-in-both-directions-near-sandusky
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Message 2112202 - Posted: 29 Dec 2022, 6:49:40 UTC

And far too much of this is being reported these days alone because of a person with a mental health defect leaves these dangerous things laying around for little kids to play with.

Pennsylvania boy accidentally shot by younger brother.
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Here is hoping the wet rain here in SoCal will keep the lead rain away in about 4 hours.
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Message 2112438 - Posted: 2 Jan 2023, 13:07:47 UTC

In a state which allows open carry, did a person carrying these weapons,



in a supermarket, break the law.

From https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/02/us/a-heavily-armed-man-caused-panic-at-a-supermarket-but-did-he-break-the-law.html
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Message 2112458 - Posted: 3 Jan 2023, 5:01:48 UTC - in response to Message 2112438.  

Well is that a state that mandates carry has to be loaded?
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Message 2112488 - Posted: 3 Jan 2023, 21:20:53 UTC
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Are too many people simply too stressed/impetuous/impulsive/'intuitive' to be trusted with immediately available personal Armageddon?...


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Message 2112503 - Posted: 4 Jan 2023, 1:58:11 UTC - in response to Message 2112488.  

The USA (and others) leave to the school playground the necessary lessons on how to agree to disagree and what is important and what is trivia along with anger management.
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Message 2112666 - Posted: 7 Jan 2023, 2:59:08 UTC

FFS what was a 6yr old doing with a gun?

Boy, 6, shoots teacher at elementary school in Virginia.
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Message 2112672 - Posted: 7 Jan 2023, 5:33:40 UTC - in response to Message 2112666.  

FFS what was a 6yr old doing with a gun?

Boy, 6, shoots teacher at elementary school in Virginia.

Virginia is an open carry state. It is obvious that a boat load more guns are needed there so they can prevent this. Send every gun you can to Virginia.
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Message 2112699 - Posted: 7 Jan 2023, 21:40:49 UTC

The stupidity of the courts continues.

Trump-era bump stocks ban struck down by federal court.

And it was the only decent thing that Donny did.
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Message 2112806 - Posted: 10 Jan 2023, 7:21:17 UTC

I wonder how long it'll take for some fool judge to override this.

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Assault Weapons Ban After Heated Debate.
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