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Am I Safer If My Neighbor Has A Gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Westfair, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Westfair

    Westfair Well-Known Member

  2. Resist Evil

    Resist Evil Well-Known Member

  3. Westfair

    Westfair Well-Known Member

  4. Resist Evil

    Resist Evil Well-Known Member

    I wrote something and after I posted it, I didn't like it. I deleted it.
  5. Westfair

    Westfair Well-Known Member

    Ahh, gotcha. :)
  6. JFrame

    JFrame Well-Known Member

    Wow -- that is an excellent little article... [​IMG]

    Among other things, it subtly makes the case that politicians are unwilling to tackle the difficult social reasons for violence (including firearm violence), opting instead to simply demonize the inanimate objects that, in fact, may be the BEST deterrent to violence.

  7. Westfair

    Westfair Well-Known Member

    My thoughts exactly. I also enjoy finding articles like this outside the normal circles we usually find to be gun friendly. While I don't read Forbes regularly, this sort of surprised me when it popped up.
  8. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    could have been a little more focused, it seemed to ramble around. starting off talking crime demographics and ending on 2nd protecting against tyranny isn't a straightforward path.

    Were still a couple good points in there though.
  9. Isaac-1

    Isaac-1 Well-Known Member

    When asking this question, keep in mind it depends on the neighbor, over the years I know I have had a few where I felt safer knowing I have a gun.
  10. holdencm9

    holdencm9 Well-Known Member

    I agree it could have been more focused and had more citations for all the claims it makes. Not that I disagree with them, but any anti that sees an article that says 2.5 million defensive uses of guns without a citation to a study, will just shrug it off as a lie.

    Then again, even if you do cite a study, they'll just say the study is flawed/biased. But it is still better than nothing.
  11. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Why is that surprising? Crime is ALWAYS highest in the poorest, welfare zones. get rid of the ne'er-do-wells, and voila! Crime goes down
  12. slamfirev10

    slamfirev10 Well-Known Member

    good article, will pass it on, thanks
  13. Westfair

    Westfair Well-Known Member

    Not sure I feigned any surprise. But read it as you will. As you can see, I'm from Washington State, not Washington D.C. so I'm not intimately familiar with the changes going on there. But in general, yes - ne'er-do-wells down, crime down.
  14. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I like the point that if you want the safety a gun provides without the chance of injury due to accidental discharge, you should be the only non-gun-owner in a neighborhood full of them. The opposite position of most of the anti-gun crowd (none of my neighbors should have guns because they might snap and shoot everyone).
  15. jamesbeat

    jamesbeat Well-Known Member

  16. 12131

    12131 Well-Known Member

    Not really. You (we) are safer, if you have a gun, not your neighbor. Safety depends on you, not someone else.
  17. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    My guns are for my wife and kids' safety. Be a man and get your own, Mr. Forbes columnist.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  18. jamesbeat

    jamesbeat Well-Known Member


    Although this doesn't just apply to men. My wife knows her way around a pump, and a mother's instinct to protect her children is formidable.
  19. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    LOL.. jamesbeat, MY guns are for my wife's and kids' safety first, even if my own safety has to come second. My wife knows this, which is why her gun is likewise for her husband's and kids' safety. She has stood behind my shoulder with a loaded .38 more than once in our marriage, and don't think I don't appreciate it.
  20. J-Bar

    J-Bar Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this link.

    "Ignoring the possibility [of a tyrannical government] is a mistake free people get to make only once."

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