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Yes, I've had to shoot at someone once. 0 0%
No. I own a gun or guns and it makes me feel better though. 19 35.19%
No. I don't own a gun, but I or my family was hurt once because I didn't have one. 1 1.85%
No. I don't own a gun and have never needed one to protect myself. 34 62.96%
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Re: Reality and your concepts of self protection
Old 09-07-2005, 09:39 PM   #41
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Heh, heh, heh, heh

Now that the 'season' is over - the motel has emptied rooms on both sides of us - Golden Retriever - great wath dog - but NOT in a motel.

BTY - my 12 guage is probably in Lake Ponchartrain. My only other self protection is to not carry all my credit cards in the same wallet - split cards and cash among the three women.

Sometimes I wonder about THAT maneuver.
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Re: Reality and your concepts of self protection
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I've seen these bars on a lot of ground floor apts and condos in downtown Seattle.* Are you screwed if you have a fire? Or can they somehow be removed from inside?

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I've seen these bars with a latch and hinges that allow you to swing the bars out of the way. But you have to put a pad lock on the latch that could be dangerous in a fire. The sheet metal screen door has a dead bolt latch that you can turn with your hands, but that wouldn't work for ornamental iron work.
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I don't have a 170 IQ but maybe I can interpret this subtle humor.

It's a joke, see-- honking geese? Goose you?
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Growing up I was around guns a lot never thought anything of it. Now living in Japan where there are hardly any guns, I think they're a bad idea overall. It seems guns have a tendency to kill people and not always the right people. Also too many stupid people are attracted to them. Look at New Orleans, rescue workers needing to carry assualt rifles. In the asian tsumami, I didn't hear of any stories of anyone getting hurt, shot at, or anything.

I understand the reality in the US for individuals and the choice to have a gun. But I think they make the US more dangerous overall.

Our self protection is basically zero, we sleep with the front door unlocked.

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I've seen these bars with a latch and hinges that allow you to swing the bars out of the way.* But you have to put a pad lock on the latch that could be dangerous in a fire.* The sheet metal screen door has a dead bolt latch that you can turn with your hands, but that wouldn't work for ornamental iron work.
I used to live in Puerto Rico and we had bars on the windows and doors. The bars on the windows were actually imbedded in cement and could not be opened. The doors were enclosed in a "cage" with a door with bars that would be padlocked with a HUGE one to deter cutting it off. I had stuff stolen from the yard from time to time. I used to keep the kids bike tires flat when they were not using them to ward off theft by riding them off (worked several times as we found the bike a block away). Had my dog poisioned, my car broken into 4 times and almost stolen twice. My neighbor shot a guy who had broken into this house during the night. Nice way to live huh? :
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