The reason i was wondering i recived this reply on one of my posts
"I personally don't believe anyone should be allowed to own guns except police officers & maybe for hunting only. but handguns & all these powerful weapons out there? no way should a felon, espically one that was charged with something gun related be allowed to own a gun! .But that's another post I supose, lets not turn this into a different post lol"

I was wondering. Do you belive guns should be allowed in the home?

  • YES

  • NO

  • hunting riffles only

  • i don't know

  • on the fence!

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Submitted by at 8:42 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
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I was wondering. Do you belive guns should be allowed in the home?

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Submitted by at 8:42 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
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  • MarthaHele...
    Submitted by   at 9:00 PM on December 14, 2008

    My husband is a Deputy Sheriff, before he became 1 & before the world became this bad I was anti-gun but now I feel If it gets to the point where people can't have guns in their homes or anywhere for that matter then the people who carry guns illegally will break into homes more & more & rob people at gun point more often.

    I mean think about a world where the government ordered ALL guns not owned by police/military/other & your a thief, you know the honest people turned in their guns in with that mentality you think HA free stuff & they WILL take advantage .... No doubt in my mind what so ever.

  • CassandraL...
    Submitted by   at 2:00 AM on December 15, 2008

    I think its one of our rights, to bare arms. People certainly need to be responsible with whatever guns/weapons they have in their home. Most crimes arent committed by legal, registered guns.

  • grandmasix
    Submitted by   at 9:50 AM on December 15, 2008

    YES and we have four. But I have no kids at home and live in the country.

  • RanaAurora
    Submitted by   at 1:50 AM on December 17, 2008

    I'm torn, honestly, because I've seen situations where a gun at home saved someone's life... but I've seen MORE situations where it's accidentally killed someone.
    Another issue is... you have a gun to feel safe in your own home, correct? By having a gun in YOUR house, if I'm next door to you, you've removed my right to feel safe in MY house.
    So, really, I'm not entirely sure. I have my own ideas about what would help responsible gun owners without hindering them in the slightest, but make it safer, but this isn't the time or place to get into it.

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 10:58 AM on December 17, 2008

    I think it should be allowed. I think, if you're going to own a gun, every member in your household should take a gun safety course just to be smart.

    Look - if guns are banned, the regular people won't have them, but criminals will still get them. If theyr'e going to break into your home illegally, they're going to get a gun illegally.

    We have hunting rifles and recently added handguns to our collection. It's for our safety. We're all about to take a gun-safety course and start taking regular trips to the firing range for practice.

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 11:29 AM on December 18, 2008

    My husband grew up with guns in the house. He was taught gun safety at a young age. He hunts occasionally so we have that rifle in the house. As long as the ammo and gun are stored separately and the whole family knows about gun safety there should not be a problem.

    Too many people buy a gun and hide it from their kids. I think this is wrong because if they don't know gun safety (i.e. never, ever point a gun at someone, even if you think it's not loaded) then they may get into a dangerous situation.

  • YasminBohe...
    Submitted by   at 10:15 PM on December 19, 2008

    there is less crime in areas where guns are legal.

  • ferdo0204
    Submitted by   at 11:28 PM on December 19, 2008

    guns aren't bad, people are. If someone wants to hurt someone else, it doesn't matter what weapon they use.

    As for kids accidently shooting each other, I think they should be taught to handle the gun and taught all the responsiblities that go with it. I also think the gun should be out of reach/locked away when there isn't a responsible person around to supervise the child.

  • momofsaee
    Submitted by   at 9:16 AM on December 23, 2008

    Guns don't kill people....people kill people. If you take your right to bear arms seriously and use all the saftey precautions, like keeping the gun under lock and key with the ammo, then its not likely it will be used as a weapon against you. The times where people were killed is because someone thought it would be cool to leave the gun under the bed, behind the door or in the nightstand and a child got ahold of it. If you need to feel safe at night, then get an ADT security system. Having a gun wouldn't make me feel any safer...thats just me.

  • mamaangie1...
    Submitted by   at 3:50 PM on December 24, 2008


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