Why do I "NEED" a gun? Here's why!


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Maelstrom
July 11, 2008, 03:27 PM
I was thinking about it and it occurred to me that many tools have an alternate use or can be substitute by other tools.

If you need a Philip's head you can often make do with a smalled slotted screwdriver.

Have I used a knife as a pry bar? Yes. (Sorry Hso.)

If I need a rough measurement, I've used my arm span (6' on the money) or my hand span (9" on the money).

But if you're in the situation where you need a gun, there really isn't any other substitute for it. The gun is the only tool of its kind, nothing else can even come close to what it can do as far as power vs. portability (for those of you who are going to argue that a bow and arrow can also send objects flying).

So if anyone asks why you NEED a gun, the simple answer is, "Nothing else does the same thing."

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kingpin008
July 11, 2008, 03:41 PM
Eh. Whenever anyone asks me why I need a gun, I ask them why they need expensive clothes/a fast car/gourmet food/etc. Seems to work pretty well.

camslam
July 11, 2008, 03:43 PM
Maelstrom: the one problem with your argument is that anti's don't understand logic.

So until you can come up with an emotional need to counter their irrational emotional fear of guns, I'm afraid you need to keep working. :)

jdege
July 11, 2008, 03:46 PM
Why do I "NEED" a gun?
You probably don't, right now. Most people never need one.

But things can change very quickly. You could go home tonight and find your wife's college roommate sleeping on the couch, on the run because her abusive ex-husband just got out on parole.

You probably don't need a gun, yet. But when you do, you'll need one very badly.

cambeul41
July 11, 2008, 03:49 PM
"Why do I own guns? Just lie back on the couch and tell me about your childhood, your fears, and your fantasies. That way, perhaps, I will be able to understand your inner needs well enough to distill an answer from the complexities of the universe that is both truthful and simple enough for you to understand. "

-- Cambeul41

gpr
July 11, 2008, 03:50 PM
when some one ask's me why, i reply, for the same reason i carry a jack, spare tire, jumper cables and life jackets, fire extingisher on the boat.....JUST IN CASE....gpr

ColinthePilot
July 11, 2008, 03:52 PM
Usually I come back with "Because, I can." That one is especially sweet after Heller.

armoredman
July 11, 2008, 03:54 PM
...So until you can come up with an emotional need to counter their irrational emotional fear of guns, I'm afraid you need to keep working.
Why? How DARE you judge me and ask WHY! How dare you be so racist against me, how DARE YOU! People like YOU ruin it for EVERYONE! You bigoted, judgemental HYPOCRITE!


Like that?

dhoomonyou
July 11, 2008, 03:56 PM
I dont NEED it.

The voices WANT it.

Maelstrom
July 11, 2008, 03:58 PM
sigh.........

ShooterMcGavin
July 11, 2008, 04:00 PM
Quote:
Why do I "NEED" a gun?

You probably don't, right now. Most people never need one.

But things can change very quickly. You could go home tonight and find your wife's college roommate sleeping on the couch, on the run because her abusive ex-husband just got out on parole.

You probably don't need a gun, yet. But when you do, you'll need one very badly.
You sound a lot like me :)
"Why I Carry a Gun" (http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=4631906&postcount=18)

06
July 11, 2008, 04:02 PM
I tell them about my neighbor who was killed 75 feet from his back door while working in his garden. Two gentlemen of darker persuasion robbed and killed him right in his back yard. I tell them about a friend who was shotgunned in a robbery w/o him ever reaching his revolver under the counter. I tell them about a friends son who walked into a gang style killing at a convience store and never was able to see his wife and children again. I tell them about a buddies daughter who was killed on a Sunday afternoon on the way to the grocery store. If they persist that firearms are not necessary I continue telling about another friends son who was shot through his pickup window just four miles from here. My best bud's wife who was accosted in a crowded shopping center parking lot or his mother who was purse snatched with 20 people watching and no one helped her. Then about my old fishing buddy who was beaten nearly to death in the town's post office a 7 PM by a robber. Most of the time I don't even bother with the sad tales and just go on about my business. Sooner or later they will "see the light"--if it doesn't kill them in the process. wc

the_right_reverend
July 11, 2008, 04:04 PM
Don't Know???? Always had em, and they just keep breeding :D

IndianaBoy
July 11, 2008, 04:39 PM
In case I need to shoot something.

Maelstrom
July 11, 2008, 04:40 PM
In case I need to shoot something.

That's about as close to my original argument as you can get.

Maelstrom
July 11, 2008, 04:41 PM
I tell them about my neighbor who was killed 75 feet from his back door while working in his garden. Two gentlemen of darker persuasion robbed and killed him right in his back yard. I tell them about a friend who was shotgunned in a robbery w/o him ever reaching his revolver under the counter. I tell them about a friends son who walked into a gang style killing at a convience store and never was able to see his wife and children again. I tell them about a buddies daughter who was killed on a Sunday afternoon on the way to the grocery store. If they persist that firearms are not necessary I continue telling about another friends son who was shot through his pickup window just four miles from here. My best bud's wife who was accosted in a crowded shopping center parking lot or his mother who was purse snatched with 20 people watching and no one helped her. Then about my old fishing buddy who was beaten nearly to death in the town's post office a 7 PM by a robber. Most of the time I don't even bother with the sad tales and just go on about my business. Sooner or later they will "see the light"--if it doesn't kill them in the process. wc

I hope you don't live near me. You're bad luck.

Dravur
July 11, 2008, 05:03 PM
06... I don't wanna be your buddy....

usually... I just ask them how much money they have in their wallet.... and their PIN number...

rainbowbob
July 11, 2008, 05:18 PM
Whenever anyone asks me why I need a gun, I ask them why they need expensive clothes/a fast car/gourmet food/etc. Seems to work pretty well.

Whatever works. But if I was arguing "their" side, I'd say that none of those things were designed to kill stuff.

In case I need to shoot something.

My favorite!

v35
July 11, 2008, 05:20 PM
You don't need a gun. You don't need a roof over your head either. Until it starts raining... but then things get too wet to build one...

TallPine
July 11, 2008, 06:21 PM
It makes me feel safer :p

ShooterMcGavin
July 11, 2008, 06:31 PM
It makes me feel safer
That encourages the responses exclaiming that "you are paranoid".

Pat-inCO
July 11, 2008, 07:31 PM
Whenever anyone asks me why I need a gun, I ask them why they need expensive clothes/a fast car/gourmet food/etc.
+1! :D

Many forget that the anti-gun person has his/her mind made up. You cannot confuse them with facts. In place you must confuse them with divergent concepts. ;)

Standing Wolf
July 11, 2008, 07:47 PM
I need guns the same way I need to vote and need to have unlimited access to books, magazines, and the internet.

just carl
July 11, 2008, 07:50 PM
Why do I need a gun? HMMMM, now that is a good question in reality. To each thier own answer if any. I know having guns gets me out of the house to gun shows, gun ranges, gun stores. I need the excercize. At gun ranges myself and friends shoot at each other targets, put exploding devices on unsuspecting people's targets, use hand gun shot sheels to comfuse people, spend a lot of time telling gun stories to each other, go out to a bar afterwords. Now if there were no guns, what else would we be doing????????

W.E.G.
July 11, 2008, 07:51 PM
...and my all-time favorite reply: "Because its too heavy to carry a cop."

yakkingallover
July 11, 2008, 11:04 PM
My standard response is "To help protect the rights and liberties of those who would ask why I need a gun." Then a cheesy smile as they ponder that.....

offroaddiver
July 12, 2008, 01:03 AM
Very nice yakkingallover, is it ok if I borrow that line?

Pat Cannon
July 12, 2008, 06:20 AM
It's compensation for the fact that, I admit, I can no longer knock a man down with my penis.

U.S.SFC_RET
July 12, 2008, 06:29 AM
I have guns in part because of our history. They were a means of survival and the difference between something in the pot and not in the pot. Guns are a way of life in this country.
For the most part they were a critical way of life. Our lineage knew how to shoot as a whole and you can't say that to countries in Europe. firearms have defined our culture. WWI we went over there and shot the snot and put the fear of God into the enemy. The same applied to WWII.

waverace
July 12, 2008, 06:45 AM
I also own guns to keep boredom at bay , i enjoy shooting them ,reloading for them ,talking about them and im no good at golf !.
As an added bonus if I or my family are ever at risk of bodily harm be it from a bad guy or a cougar (we have those here ) then I have a pretty efficient tool to do the job with.
Bottom line ..its either a piece of sporting equipment or a tool , just because its good at what it does doesnt make it unnecessary.

KI.W.
July 12, 2008, 07:00 AM
Guns are my hobby. I like to shoot and reload. (8 rifles and 6 pistols). I need guns, because they are my only hobby. :cool:

yakkingallover
July 12, 2008, 09:00 AM
Offroaddiver feel free, glad someone likes that line as it has only worked on one anti so far who later went shooting with me...

Maelstrom
July 12, 2008, 10:42 AM
It's compensation for the fact that, I admit, I can no longer knock a man down with my penis.

I'll be honest. I've never tried.

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