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Thu, 11-21-2013 - 5:39am

Are you a morning person or night owl?

What are your feelings about the stand your ground law? 

Are you a procrastinator or more pro-active?  Does it depend on the situation/issue? 

 

 

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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 9:52am
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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 9:31am

I wouldn't know b/c I've never been in that situation.  But I know people that have called 911 and I know how safe police and town officials are in protecting their communities.  There are many killings, whether they are justifiable is a toss up, Many lives get lost b/c of trying to take law into your own hands too. 

 

 

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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 9:22am

Oh, there are plenty of people alive today only because they pulled out a gun to defend themselves or their families. There are infinitely more dead today because of a bad guy with a gun or a horrible accident involving a gun.  I always wondered if I could ever bring myself to shoot another human being if I were threatened.  The answer is yes.

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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 9:18am

bordwithyou wrote:
We don't have any guns either. I had one for professional reasons for about a decade, but when I left that job, I decided I really didn't want the responsibility of a weapon in the house, and I would not have had a weapon in the house when we had small children. I don't hunt or sport shoot, so I don't want one for fun, and the need to store it safely would have made it virtually useless for self-defense when the kids were small.

I had a neighbor whose husband was a gun collector, they kept them in a safe in the house.  He'd take his young kid to gun shows and everything, There are a lot of people fascinated by that.  I just don't think there's a reason to pull one out to defend yourself with one, Takes me back to the Newtown case too... 

 

 

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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 9:09am
We don't have any guns either. I had one for professional reasons for about a decade, but when I left that job, I decided I really didn't want the responsibility of a weapon in the house, and I would not have had a weapon in the house when we had small children. I don't hunt or sport shoot, so I don't want one for fun, and the need to store it safely would have made it virtually useless for self-defense when the kids were small.
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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 9:04am
Well, the only guns we have are a nerf gun and it's lying somewhere - probably under DS' bed. I'm fine with leaving the real stuff up to real authorities.

 

 

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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 8:42am
I'm not usually a black helicopters kind of gal, but I don't want to live in a place where only the police and military have guns.
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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 8:16am

But that is the danger whenever any person not a police officer is given a gun. It's the Wild West and there are quite a few George Zimmermans out there.

I agree. 

 

 

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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 9:20am

I am usually more pro-active to get things done and out of the way.

You're welcome to do my Christmas gift wrapping, Lol, That I do put off and put off...

Noooooo thanks. lol. My hubby does all the wrapping. 

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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 8:59am

emptynester2009 wrote:
  Stand your ground is about bodily injury not things.  If someone is stealing a car and the owner is safe in their house they do not not have the right to kill that person.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium"></span><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">If  someone is in their house and they feel threatened because someone broke in, they do.  </span></p>

SYG is about protecting things too.  Using deadly force to protect your stuff.  The Castle laws do not go that far.  And the George Zimmerman case was not about SYG.  It was just a thought pre-trial. 

You volunteered it ~ you said the thing about being on your own property.  You mentioned <<I think that it should apply when one is on one's own property,  their actual ground.  Do not think it should apply in a public situation.>>

That's SYG and allows you to shoot someone in your driveway stealing your car.  I'm glad you don't agree with that because of course it is insane.  But that is the danger whenever any person not a police officer is given a gun.  It's the Wild West and there are quite a few George Zimmermans out there. 

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