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    Re: Are you a member of the NRA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boobala View Post
    You must admit, like it or not, they DO have a pretty powerful lobby in Washington, all (like all the other lobbies) powered by BIG Bucks, and in the past, have had a strong influence on gun-law politics ......
    As it is powered by the big bucks, they don't need my scrawny little dollars..........
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    Re: Are you a member of the NRA ?

    Now Planned Parenthood, powered by BIG BUCKS, and our tax dollars too!!
    So they can buy politicians!!
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    Re: Are you a member of the NRA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    Now Planned Parenthood, powered by BIG BUCKS, and our tax dollars too!!
    So they can buy politicians!!
    No kidding. I heard they received over $500 million from the Federal government last year. How much did the NRA get? I'm thinking it was $0.

    Judging by that, I'd say PP has WAY more influence.

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    Re: Are you a member of the NRA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bertsmobile1 View Post
    Well it is.
    First off how did you come into contact with an armed criminal ?
    Second most civilised police forces send in negotiators to talk armed people down ( using your head ) before they open fire
    And lastly you question was very much situation dependent.
    If I was in a corner store & confronted with an armed robber then a diverson can of food followed with a direction can of food might just be the right tool at the time , again using your head.
    For a car jacker simply jambing on the brake or accelerator can do the trick, but reaching across to the glove box or centre colsole storage to retrieve your gun is likely to get you &/or every one in the vehicle shot as the criminal now has nothing to loose.
    I drove cabs many times when work was hard to find and I worked the worst, least safe areas of Sydney, because that was where the most profit was.
    Thus I have been threatened with every thing from a razor blade to an ex-police stub nosed 38.
    The fact I am here writing this reply shows I managed each & every one of those encounters, some a bit better than others .
    Now we all kept out tyre irons next to the seat by the door & I did have to resort to using it on more than one occasion, but pulling a gun on the potential assailant would not have improved my situation in any occurance.
    In fact the drivers who did carry ( totally illegal ) ended up injured far many more times , including being shot by their own gun, than any one else. Probably ( suposition of course ) because they thought that the gun would some how protect them.

    Then it come to using your head politically.
    When are you, Mr Joe public most likely to be confronted by a fire arm brandishing criminal ?
    Obvious answer, a property crime.
    Why do the criminals steal ?
    usually drug related
    How do you stop this ?
    Decrimalizing the drug trade, same as the booze wars were stopped by ending prohibition.
    The FBI did not win by shooting all of the gang members did they ?

    Portugal finally worked out that they would be better off legalizing drugs than keeping them illegal and receiving US foreign aid for doing so.
    The result was violent property crime went down a whopping 70% ( roughly ) all property crime went down by over 50% and street mugging virtually vanished.
    That is how you really use your "head" to keep your family safe.
    Drug use initially went up around 30% then dropped and is still dropping as is the crime levels .

    Then we could look at proper social security which reduces ( not ends ) the need for property crimes but we are now entering idealistic territory where rational debate is almost as impossible as rational religious debate.

    To put the shoe on the other foot.
    When , where & how do you propose having a fire arm protects your family ?
    I know for a fact it does not work in South Africa , I have relations there and they are forever attending funerals for people accidentially shot.

    Maybe these gals should have been armed with tyre irons?
    Or a fully armed can of corn???

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    Re: Are you a member of the NRA ?

    Sorry,
    I get a tad defensive when a liberal on the other side of the planet thinks that I have no right to protect myself.

    I fully plan on getting my "Conceal-carry" permit. So if I happen to be one of the one's in the bank, the victims will have a chance to survive.
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