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VI gun laws

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I’m not going to debate this any further, to each his/her own, but I must say this to you Charlie:

You said:

>>>First TRLK I am a 100 lb woman,.and would not carry a gun ever. You do not know me or where I live yet you feel you should tell me how wrong it is for a 100 lb women not to carry a gun for protection.

That is not at all what I said.

I did though say the following:

“If you choose not to own a gun, that is certainly your prerogative. And if you don’t feel comfortable owning a gun, then you probably shouldn’t have one. But for those of us who want to protect ourselves, it is our right to do so.”

I never said it was wrong for you not to own a gun. It is your personal choice, and if you choose not to exercise that right, whether you are a 100 pound woman or a 400 pound man, then that is just fine with me. It’s your right NOT TO own a gun, just like it is my right TO own a gun. That's what freedom is all about.

I agree that dogs can be great aids in defending the home.

Have a good day.

Posted : May 2, 2007 3:07 pm
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Moving down soon with our two year old daughter. Dog isn't coming till October.
Considering bring the new C2 personal TASER. Any thoughts?

Posted : May 5, 2007 3:58 am
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Wow, I never expected to open such a can of worms with this post!

I have carried a licensed handgun for the better part of 15 years and have never had to draw it once. By way of background: I owned several rental properties in the student area surrounding the University of Buffalo, and many of my tenants would pay me in cash. For a while, there was a rash of landlord robberies where the bad guys would lay in wait for the landlord when he/she came to collect the rent. Eventually, a property owner was killed. I got my concealed carry permit because I didn't want to be that guy.

I have been an avid target shooter since I was a young 'un, and I've since interested my wife in the sport. She's 4'10" and maybe weighs maybe 110 lbs pregnant. Having once been the victim of violent crime herself, she appreciates the security a gun provides.

That being said, however, merely owning a gun is not enough. The owner needs to know his/her gun inside and out, and he/she needs to be mentally and emotionally prepared to use it should the situation arise. He or she also needs the maturity to know that the vast majority of situations can be resolved without resorting to violence.

Posted : May 5, 2007 4:16 pm
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I have been to STT many times now and I can honestly say there were a few times when I would have felt a lot safer having a taser. For instance the last time I was on the island this past summer we had someone break into our condo while we were sleeping. I awoke to someone standing over my girlfriend while she slept. Luckily I was able to get my hands on my diving knife and chase him out of the condo no harm done. I think a taser is a great option, if used properly it is VERY effective (ask anyone who has been shot) and still non-lethal. Plus you can get in a few kicks while they are on the ground.

Posted : May 7, 2007 4:57 am
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I'm not sure where to check but it seems I had heard that tasers were illegal down here but I can't swear to it. I'd check with the police department before bringing one down just to be certain.

Posted : May 7, 2007 9:54 am
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