“Survival of the gunniest”. In a way it’s an equalizer.

“Survival of the gunniest”. In a way it’s an equalizer. Terrorists, gangs, thieves, students and anybody you might ever see (or not see, if they’re hiding around the corner) _might_ be carrying, so you’d better be nice to one another. I’m sure it’ll work out splendid.

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If death and injury by firearm and crime drops substantially in Missouri, then you’ll be proven correct.

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I’d love to live in your mind. People are very nice to each other in there. Thank you, magic of statistics.

Meanwhile, I’d be investing in Life Insurance and perhaps in this company. They’ll be doing well.

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Not afraid of guns. We’ve got them here in the house.

But, “If every citizen is carrying a handgun, death and injury by handgun will disappear”, is a bit magical, don’t you think?

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Temper temper. Here, have a pistol. I’ll have a pistol and I’ll misquote you in the street. That’ll turn out well for me. Where’s my insurance papers again? Hm.

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That might trigger me. Like I say, your trust in your fellow man is admirable.

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Third wave feminists with pistols should be fun. They’ll have a REALLY good time.

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Such extremes. Scared of paperwork? Aw.

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Law-abiding citizens of sound mind can have all the guns they want.

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Dude, sound-mind is a requirement to being considered a full person with full person rights. Example of not-fully legal person is, for example, prisoners. Being under 18? Not fully a person. Not being of sound mind? Not fully a legal person.

That’s how the courts have been from before the USA was even a thing, and we inherited that system and modified it. It’s nothing new here.

PS – there’s a book that dispels the myths about gun cultures in the USA. There’s pro-gun gays, pro-gun 3rd wave feminists. Lots of pro-gun groups in the USA.

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I don’t live in fear. I don’t need to carry a pistol in my pocket for protection.

I can shoot a rifle just fine (we have a gun range nearby and my brother’s a deer hunter. My mother’s a perfect shot and so’s he.

I don’t have a problem with guns. I’m also glad Vermont has done great with their no permit required setup. Is it right for Missouri? Time will tell. There’s a reason why states are allowed to interpret the 2nd amendment differently.

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You live in a different kind of environment than I do. I live deep in the woods, in the redneck part. To the West, are billionaires (Naples, FL) – to my East are illegal immigrants and farms.

Florida almost passed an open carry thing but it failed. Even if it had passed, I wouldn’t expect to notice much difference.

But, I’m from NJ. A very congested part of New Jersey. Happened to be a nice little town. No guns there in suburbia. If somebody shoots a gun, cops are there in minutes.

Yet, I had friends who feared for their safety in nearby towns, living in bad apartment complexes run by slumlord landlords, with breakins and such. So, some of them had pistols (proper permitting and all) for their safety. Can’t blame them – they do what they have to do ’cause they can’t trust their neighbors.

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