Can You Pull The Trigger?

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  1. Mary Miller

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    I thank you (and oathkeepers) for your service. I can't keep up with an ar15 or a zip gun. But stealth and a good aim might help. I told my brother I am a prepper and he made fun of it. But if the 'pandemic' was as bad as they said, I would have been ready and could help some who could help others. including with defense.
     
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    Shooting for fun or food is not the same thing as saving your life or someone else's. ;)
    I do not own a gun . I consider my self a bitof a twit and could be dangerous to myself. But if I got me hands one and came down to me or you...your meeting Jesus :);)
     
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    My wife's family is sort of shocked that she owns, and uses for gun/rife range, a handgun and rifle. I had absolutely no problem talking to her about buying her first rifle, and later, two different handguns. I showed her how to use/hold the firearms, from the training I had in the Navy. She even helps me load clips.

    Her older sister will have nothing to do with any firearm, although she did tell us that she found a handgun that her deceased husband had. Don't know if she knew he had it or not. But, with her feelings about firearms, we doubt she kept it and, actually, hope she didn't.

    Now, my half brother has firearms. Has told me "I have no problem blowing someone away if they break-in or try to break-in to my home. I keep a handgun fully loaded in the house, just in case."

    With us, our firearms/ammo are under lock/key, in a gun case, with trigger guards on all. Have one clip of each handgun loaded though, but not in handguns.
     
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    lol, well, I'm already on a first name basis with Jesus, but thanks for thinking of me.

    I read an article many years ago that one big problem with American soldiers in WW1 was that many of them just couldn't pull the trigger when they met the enemy, because the enemy was another human being. The Army brass recognized the issue and slowly changed their training methods to dehumanize the enemy and by WW2 most soldiers had been sufficiently trained that pulling the trigger was not an issue.
     
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  5. Gloria Mitchell

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    Lolo I was just using You per sar as example.
     
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    Yes I could.
     
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    Yes GM it was but been awhile back happened just north of Whiterock Lake
     
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    @Hoot Crawford

    You may be one of those individuals who, for whatever reason, grew up with an aversion to firearms and/or weaponry. This is a trait usually instilled during upbringing.

    As such, there is every possibility that, confronted with that unheard-of eventuality that you must defend your life, you will be unable to react quickly enough, if at all, in time. We gun culture "nuts" recommend against such folks being armed with a firearm. With luck, your once in a lifetime confrontation will involve an assailant armed with some other kind of weapon, knife, perhaps. Your stout long-handled shovel will easily dispatch such a threat.

    Frank
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh

    In dire emergency, can you "fire" bullets right out of the "clip"? BTW, it's a magazine, and keeping firearms locked up is akin to not having them, given that emergency. Thus, your gun ownership is reserved for a different kind of consideration from self defense, that being "sport shooting".

    Frank
     
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    Frank,
    Don't move to Canada even a shotgun cant be left hanging around I agree with you if you have a firearm for protection it isn't going to help you locked up in an emergency, but my next question is the safety aspect how do you stop little Johnny from playing with daddy's or moms guns.
     
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    There was a time when telling them not to would have sufficed.
     
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  12. Herb Durant

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    The luger is real along with the sword they don't even sell toy guns around here anymore. me.jpg
     
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    I appreciate your concern, but you are factually wrong about my upbringing. And, at least for now, I'll keep the Glock but you are welcome to my shovel.
     
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    Two more shootings over night for a country with strong guns the bad guys seem to have no problem getting guns.
     
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    And therein lies the problem.
     
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