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Thread #91828   Message #1752186
Posted By: Rapparee
03-Jun-06 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Suddenly Britain has a knife culture
Subject: RE: BS: Suddenly Britain has a knife culture
Giok old friend, you and I both know that if someone REALLY want to kill someone else they'll do it, gun or no gun. They'll use a knive, a rock, a pitchfork, a car, a scythe, a sickle, a piece of wire, a bow and arrow, or any one of the innumerable ways humans have, over the years, devised to kill another human.

This is not to say that I (a gun owner and someone who has a "concealed carry permit"*) agrees with GUEST. I don't. Besides myself there are perhaps only a dozen or eighteen people in the WORLD that I would trust with firearms.

*My "carry permit" was issued by the State of Idaho. I earlier had ones issued by Indiana and Kentucky. To get them I had to undergo both classroom and range training to insure that I not only realized HOW to shoot and care for firearms, but more importantly when NOT to shoot and the legal ramifications if I made the choice of shooting. I was checked against the National Crime Computer and my fingerprints were taken; I could have been turned down if the examiner thought I was psychologically "unsound." My firearms are in a locked cabinet, with trigger locks on each. The ammunition, what I have of it, is stored in a seperate locked box. I do not need a firearm for home defense -- a home invader would get surprises I do not care to discuss in public, but I will say that they are nasty surprises that will not leave holes in my walls and furniture or massive blood spots on the carpet.