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Is a Firearm an Equalizer for Women?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RicInOR, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Safety and equalizing are not the same thing. Having a gun does not make anyone safer.
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Kenya? In Kenya they treat women like dogs.. it seems he's perpetuating that tradition with that preaching/mindset.
     
  4. TwinStick

    TwinStick In the wind Active Member

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    Care to elaborate? Not sure what you mean.
     
  5. sobe911

    sobe911 Portland Member

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    Just simple possession doesn't grant the mindset to use a gun correctly. It's the operator that provides safety via the gun.
     
  6. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  7. TwinStick

    TwinStick In the wind Active Member

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    Ok, I get that. But in the right hands, a gun does make you safer. Koda just said that "having a gun does not make ANYONE safer" and that's not necessarily true.
     
  8. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    And we believe what our Kenyan says? Why listen to this Obama uncles cousins brother in law. ....

    I do not know any one in my inner circle that bought a gun that did not know how to use one. And yes they do make the experienced females safer...
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Doh!
     
  10. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Owning a gun doesn't make someone a shooter any more than owning a car makes someone a driver. Safety is a mindset.

    Can a woman better protect herself from attackers with a gun? You bet! Can she shoot herself in the foot? No doubt.

    One the reverse...

    Guns in the home don't make it any more dangerious, either. You either have this mentality of safety, or you don't. Have stairs in your home? Well you probably are more likely to fall down stairs then. Have a pool? Then you're probably more like to drown.

    Having a pool or stairs doesn't make your home any more dangerious than the next home though, does it?

    Safety is a mindset that no addition or subtraction of a gun will make any difference.
     
  11. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Riot said it for me

    Doesnt matter how experienced shooter you are the gun does not make you safer.
     
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    What if a rabid possum is going for your balls?
     
  13. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Then you should not have let the thing sneak up on you like that...... ;)
     
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Nah, I'll just blast it in the nog.
     
  15. Rotty

    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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    :funnypoint::funnypoint:
     
  16. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Then aim at your balls and in the excitement you will miss and hit the possum!
     
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  18. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    That is really a thought that makes me hurt just by the mental image it gave me.
     
  19. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Careful, thats the same argument the antis use when they say that guns kill people, there is no correlation between guns and crime. Again, its not the gun that gives the advantage, its the mindset. Typically, the type of person (man or woman) that owns a gun for self defense is more likely to be situationally aware. The gun only provides the advantage if it can be presented correctly and in time...
     
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  20. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    If I was a woman, I definitely wouldn't be putting my faith in the rape whistle.. I'd be getting a pretty pink gripped M&P 9mm just like the manly black M&P 9mm I carry now. And, all my ARs would have the pink stuff all over it and the kitty kat graphics..

    If any woman had a choice between grabbing a pink gun or a pink rape whistle when a 200lb deranged disease infested rapist is charging them, I think it would be pretty obvious which they would grab.


    P.S. I have been to Africa and I have seen the effects of women being raped , brutalized and abused in these countries.. It's no joke, women are defenseless.. Government thugs and crooked cops armed with AK-47s can come into your home and rape your wife and daughter and you cannot do a d-mn thing about it and most African citizens don't have access to guns.
     
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