Life is safer: Discuss


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March 11, 2011, 10:16 PM
As a plank-owner, I have not riled up the forum in a bit, and therefore felt like doing so.

This topic has come up, more than once, in conversations between Jeff White, and myself. Now folks that know, or know of Jeff and myself, also know WE have some, err...life experiences.

Actually, my life is a lot more "calmer" than Jeff's, at this time. Heck, my life for the first time in fifty years is a whole lot calmer.

So I thought it would be interesting for the forum to discuss the topic.

Staff, you are welcome. *snicker*

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longdayjake
March 11, 2011, 10:20 PM
Um... What?

B yond
March 11, 2011, 10:29 PM
Well, I went to the mall today and nobody tried to rape me in the bathroom behind Hot Dog on a Stick. Maybe life is safer...




...or maybe I'm uglier.

Owen Sparks
March 11, 2011, 10:42 PM
It only takes once in a life time. I had to gouge my thumb into some miscreants eye who grabed me in a vacant parking lot back in the late 1980's. If I had not I might not have enjoyed the last quarter century. I have carried a gun since then.

SuperNaut
March 11, 2011, 10:51 PM
FBI stats say that violent crime is down, murder is down, home invasions are down, robberies are down: So yeah life is safer at the moment.

twofifty
March 11, 2011, 10:53 PM
Life is safer hereabouts as I don't have to swap rides three times on the way to the grocery store. ;)

Shadow 7D
March 11, 2011, 11:18 PM
It's relative
I was in Iraq, drove through Fallujah on a semi regular basis,
One platoon got ambushed, one time.
After that they often did things to provoke us into doing something stupid, I had a little kid (1st-2nd grader) pull a 'gun' and basically stick it in my face returning from a convoy escort (and yes I was caught flat footed on that one, I was expecting a dirt, or donkey 'clod'..)

yet the most damage I experienced, is one of the top killers for my age group. An auto (humvee) crash, we all walked away from it (mostly), yet before that day, I would have sworn I would be shot or blown up long before I would be in a crash.

I learned 3 things
Never expect that because someone looks one way (a little kid) that they won't be willing or able to harm you

Wear your seatbelt, I would ache a bit less had I been in mine.

God looks out for Idiots, and soldiers, and guys like me who were both. My Troop saw it all, experienced most of it (second platoon was nicknamed the 'Bomb Magnets' for their bi-weekly IEDings) and we all came home in one piece.

Attitude and training brought us home, having a 1SG who told us that when it came time to fight, you FIGHT AND WIN, and the leadership of his officers and NCO's brought us all home.

NavyLCDR
March 11, 2011, 11:28 PM
Death is still the leading killer of all Americans.

How the heck is this gun related?!?

B yond
March 11, 2011, 11:33 PM
How the heck is this gun related?!?

Is the safety on my gun making life safer?

Art Eatman
March 11, 2011, 11:36 PM
Doesn't really seem like this is going anywhere useful in any gun-related way. But Life Itsownself does that sometimes...

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