Originally posted by Underdog
Granted, I can think of situations (stalked etc.) where I'd want one...but unless I had reasonable cause for concern, I can't see dragging one around with me "just in case". Perhaps I'm naive?
So if you could carry (had all the certs etc.) would you? If so, would you carry all the time? Or just certain situations?
I don't like guns and (btw: I've gone to the target range and shot off a few rounds so don't jump down my throat by saying I'm scared of them, I'm not); I just hate guns alot but more so the people that use them to hurt others. I really hate those losers who use them against someone unarmed; you can so prove your point there (note the sarcasm). Any moron can shoot a gun off, little kids on the news prove that time and time again. *shrug* I feel real sorry for cops who have to deal with nutjobs all day with guns....but at least they can carry their own weapon. They have my sympthay.
I would never buy a gun for protection because someone can easily take it away from me and use it on me (what if it jams or there isn't enough time to aim....blah, blah, or if they think I'm gonna use it, it's gonna piss them off even more).
If at home, it takes time to load a gun, hell it takes time to find the gun you store in a safe place (away from kids, etc.). I know a few people who keep them for protection, but it is in those situations above (locked away, unloaded.....what good will it do?).
I would never buy one or carry one on my person....I don't even carry a purse, why carry one of those?
I try not to leave myself open to situations that would arrise in my needing one to begin with. I count myself fortunate that I can say I've never needed one or wanted one.
Could have used a cop or two every now and again though