Ask the victims of Katrina if they know the 2nd amendment. They were disarmed by the National Guard. Look at the weapons they had. You can't defend against them with only a pistol of shot gun. That was wrong on so many levels. This was an example of why the second is there. View Comment
This one is not biometrics but has very friendly access.
I have this one and am very pleased with it for the price.
This is the one I want.
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They make bedside safes just for this purpose. You can get a combo bus as you said, in a stressful situation this could be deadly. They make a nice biometric safe where you swipe your finger and it pops open with an internal light and the firearm is in a position to just grab at the ready. All firearms need to be locked up and secure when out of your control. This is safety 101. View Comment
My apologies, I miss read. my bad.
I think the opposition to the responsibility is more towards requiring insurance. If there was a wide spread issue with accidents among CCW holders I would reconsider but this is very rare from what I understand.
I personally have no desire to own a "assault rifle" but I do not want them banned. Simply because they are not a major contributor to the death toll. In fact the percentages are small. Its a law based on looks. It is no more deadly than a hand gun. In fact a single shot from a .45 will do way more damage than a .223 Plus, regarding the 2nd, it is about the public defending against a tyrannical government. This would require the citizens to me armed equally to the state.
I want to see laws based on facts and statistics not based on emotion and misguided fear. This is why I am in favor of laws regarding background checks and mental health.
Again, accept my apology for the miss read. View Comment
1. Gun free zones
Agreed, all they do is create a defenseless target. If someone can explain how a gun free zone would be affective, please enlighten us.
2. Banning based on cosmetic features.
I have nothing, it pretty much speaks for it's self. Makes no sense. A scary looking weapon does not make it any more dangerous.
3. Limiting Magazine size.
This is a feel good law and all it does is criminalize the innocent. This law will never keep a 30 round mag out of the hands of the bad guy. There are just far too many out there. It's like trying to keep drugs out of the hands of the druggies. All this law will do is make the law abiding citizen more vulnerable to an attacker who may have a 30 round magazine of to multiple attackers. Besides, a magazine is a very simple piece of hardware and can be made anywhere.
My take on the 3 items. View Comment
KYB, One of my issues with social forums and blogs is that we can not feel the emotion in a conversation. There is no way to show expression. As we type we can try to show calm and respect but it can be read completely different. I think you and have a little better understanding as to where we each stand and I appreciate that. I think we could have a very productive conversation if we were talking over a cup of coffee.
I know many gun owners can come across as very passionate, though with good reason. All the folks I have associated with regarding guns (with the exception of a couple) have been very responsible and respectful of their surroundings. View Comment
Witherspoon, I don't think you will find a single responsible gun owner that would disagree with you regarding the security of their firearms when not in their control. As well as being held responsible for their negligence.
My thought on arming schools is that it shouldn't be all teachers. I feel it should be voluntary. Being forced would serve no purpose at all. As well, I feel there would be an overwhelming number of teachers and/or staff that would be willing to be trained. Respectfully, I agree this is a very sensitive topic, but with a little education I think some could see it differently.
As for banning all guns, this tells me you have no need for the second amendment and place way too much trust in our government. View Comment
I think we all can agree that we need to get the guns out of the hands of the ill. Stiffen background checks and close nation wide loopholes.
My major problem is the the politicians making all these regulations towards the people who do not commit the crimes. I get the impression they think a gun in our hands makes us killers. This will not get the guns out of bad hands.Banning a particular rifle will not stop the crimes, Limiting mag size will not reduce shootings. They are all directed to the innocent not the guilty. I said it before, show me a bill that will make a difference and I am on board. What I have no use for is feel good laws. This is how I feel attacked.
The tax and insurance, another feel good bill directed at the innocent. The bad guy will not get insurance and will not care about the tax. It will have no affect on the problem. What it will do is just cost the innocent much more money.
What really makes me rigid on the topic is the government using these deaths to fuel their agenda. You can't deny it's an agenda.
As for me being unsafe, I take gun ownership extremely serious. I continue to educate myself on safety and practice. I take classes when I can to learn from the best.
Police are properly trained but you can be sure that they have no idea how they will react and handle themselves until they experience the situation.
The thought of taking a human life weighs very heavy on my mind, make no mistake about it. But if someone breaks into my home and it's their life or my family's I will do what I have to do and I only hope I can do it without hesitation. I say hope because to be honest I do not know how I will handle it. What I can say is that when I carry a firearm, I am a much more calm and less irritated at he crap that goes on around me. I avoid confrontation and am much more aware of my surroundings. The more I learn about those who carry the more I see that an armed society is a polite society. People with guns are not what you may think. It does not turn them into ego maniacs with a chip on their shoulder. View Comment
So you only think police and military should be able to own them? This is how I am reading it. It sounds to me that you don't think that the average law abiding citizen is capable of owning a firearm. How does this support the 2A?
Not sure where the paranoia comes in.
Yes it is hard to see the other side. The other side always seems to use these tragedies to jump on gun rights. They are now calling for a 50% tax on ammo and requiring liability insurance. This make it hard for me to see the other side. It's always the guns. The other side wants to address the problem by attacking law abiding citizens. How does this work? How does this save lives? It's hard not to be rigid. I get attacked because of the actions of the mentally unstable.
I have still yet to hear argument as to how these regulations are going to save lives and prevent these shootings. View Comment
Sturm44, it is the way of the libs, they are ignorant of firearms, they don't like them therefore nobody can have them.
I am seeing this with every anti gun person in this thread. They want an all out ban on guns. No 2nd and no guns whatsoever. No compromise.
They obviously don't know what this country was founded on. The people rule the government not the other way around. They are supposed to work for the people. The 2nd is there to ensure it stays that way.
I will wait for the comment that we are all afraid bla bla bla. That's OK. View Comment
"Wacko"? Pretty juvenile!
God help us if you "Wacko" liberals get your way. You all think alike. If you don't like it, ban it! The hell with the rest of the world. You are right and that is it.
You live in a fantasy world and thing Big Government is going to wipe your a%% for you when you soil yourself. I was raised to take care of myself and my family because nobody else will.
As home invasions go up, I hope everyone has the police sitting in a car at their driveway. Not likely, as your 911 call will result in a 20 minute wait. Then when they get there, they will likely not know how to handle an armed intruder because all the firearm training sites dried up because of the ban. No guns, no gun ranges, no ammo.
You resort to insults, grow up! I am done. You are hopeless. I hope the government is there to protect you if you need it.
Oh and brush up on your 2A facts.
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Tim, you are showing England vs US. Show me England before they banned guns and after they banned guns. In Australia, show me before and after. I think you will find that crime goes up. Think the US is bad now, try and ban guns and see how bad it gets.Crime in England went up 35%. In Australia, home invasions went up 29%. Ban guns in the US and who will have the guns? Criminals will have them and they will be free to do what they want to who they want. Why do you have such a problem with responsible people having guns for protection? Do you think a gun turns a responsible person into a killer? View Comment
Tim, everything you mention could have been avoided by lifting a single law. Gun Free Zones. Do a little research, If I recall, all but one of the most recent mass shootings occurred in gun free zones. If these shooters suspected there could be resistance, they may have reconsidered. Please tell me Tim if you believe criminals care about gun free zones? The movie theater shooter had several theaters closer to choose from, ho chose the one with no guns allowed. Tim, I feel your response was an emotional response.
My point is, don't create new regulations when it was proven that the existing regulations just do no work. Show me a plan that is geared toward the real problem. The mentally sick. The average citizen will not do this type of thing. Take guns out of the picture and there will be another weapon.
The proof of the ignorance is the shear fact that the main target of regulation is the "assault rifle". The percentage of deaths from any rifle let alone the "assault rifle" is so small by comparison to deaths by shooting. The 10 year ban did nothing to lessen crimes. In fact the crimes went up. View Comment
All I have been hearing is talk about is gun control. These horrible tragedies always spark gun control. I hear all the plans to ban certain style guns and magazine capacities. Not once have I heard an explanation as to how this is going to prevent these horrible tragedies. All the regulations are directed to law abiding citizens who have no intentions to use these weapons to harm anyone. You mention reinstating the ban on automatic weapons, the ban has never been lifted. Automatic weapons are currently banned.
I am all for more intensive background checking and having these checks include mental history.
My challenge is to have someone explain how all the bans an regulations will stop these horrible events. How will laws stop criminals from committing crimes? View Comment