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    Default Re: Joe Biden tips for self-defense: get a shotgun

    But it's so funny that you would say that you'd assume that a burglar is going to be carrying a fully automatic rifle. I mean, that's the message I'm deducing from your statement, you want to be better armed, therefore you want an AR-15.



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    Quote Originally Posted by droidmyme View Post
    But it's so funny that you would say that you'd assume that a burglar is going to be carrying a fully automatic rifle. I mean, that's the message I'm deducing from your statement, you want to be better armed, therefore you want an AR-15.



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    I never said anything about a fully automatic weapon.

    The only weapon I mentioned was a Smith & Wesson M&P 40 cal.
    M&P40 & .40S&W - Smith & Wesson

    Me stating I have no idea what type of weapon someone may have when they are breaking into my house. Means that I don't care what he or they are carrying. I am going to have an ar-15 in my hand.
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2ride883 View Post
    I never said anything about a fully automatic weapon.

    The only weapon I mentioned was a Smith & Wesson M&P 40 cal.
    M&P40 & .40S&W - Smith & Wesson
    You're picturing a gang of thieves breaking into your house, each carrying a S&W. 40 with 16 rounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidmyme View Post
    You're picturing a gang of thieves breaking into your house, each carrying a S&W. 40 with 16 rounds?

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    Multiple could be any number over 1. Hope for the best plan for the worst.

    Ohh and as for kids using an ar-15 to defend themselves and each other with an ar-15 I suggest you watch this.

    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

    "You would not fear my weapon unless your intentions were to provoke my using it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidmyme View Post
    And I'm not going to argue with you on that. I agree with you that you have the right to defend yourself.

    I think the point Biden is trying to make, and I'd argue it's a reasonable one, is that self defense doesn't require 30 rounds of rifle caliber ammunition. It's hard for me to imagine a plausible scenario of home burglary defense where that level of firepower is necessary.

    Joe Biden is saying, you can defend your home with a shotgun just as well. And I can't see any reason to disagree with him, tbh.

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    Tell that to shop owners during the LA riots a few years back.
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

    "You would not fear my weapon unless your intentions were to provoke my using it"
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    droidmemy have you ever compared a shotgun to an ar-15 by actually using them?
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

    "You would not fear my weapon unless your intentions were to provoke my using it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncatt View Post
    I'm not a big gun proponent, but Biden's comments struck me funny. For starters, I'd rather have 30 chances to take down an intruder than 2, using his examples. What I didn't hear about when news of his comments first broke, is apparently his idea of home defense is not only to limit yourself to two shots (unless the intruder is nice enough to let you reload if you didn't get him with the first rounds), but to completely waste them by shooting them off a balcony or out a window (and hopefully not through your neighbor's house)???
    Are you admitting that you're a lousy shot and need 28 more chances? If that is the case, maybe you shouldn't own a gun at all. Hence why so many of the "bad guys" own those kind of weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2ride883 View Post
    Multiple could be any number over 1. Hope for the best plan for the worst.

    Ohh and as for kids using an ar-15 to defend themselves and each other with an ar-15 I suggest you watch this.

    Yeah that's a funny video. You see, you can post a rare incident to back up your argument. Not really backing it up, tbh, I'd say that 15 is about the bare minimum I'd want for a child to have access to weapons.

    Know what else is funny about that video? It doesn't mention if the invaders were armed. Does it? Nope. So in reality, owing to the fact that this news report omits key facts, I'd say the vice presidents point is still pretty valid. A shotgun is adequate for self defense. Wouldn't you say?

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    Default Re: Joe Biden tips for self-defense: get a shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by Live2ride883 View Post
    /SNIP/
    And the outcome would have been no different if the kid had used a 12-gauge. Joe was right.
  10. #935  

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinadroid View Post
    And the outcome would have been no different if the kid had used a 12-gauge. Joe was right.

    Prove it..
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

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  11. #936  

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    If we want to show videos of how great an idea it is to have guns around kids, can I add some too?








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    More than 3 million Americans buy these guns because they like to shoot them and use them lawfully. The fact that a half dozen out of more than three million have been misused after illegally falling into the hands of crazed killers does not seem to be a reason to ban the popular gun according to most Americans.

    Although the shooter at Aurora did purchase his firearm legally, his previous mental health issues should have prevented him from being allowed to purchase them.
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

    "You would not fear my weapon unless your intentions were to provoke my using it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidmyme View Post
    No, I'm seriously applauding him. Good job, that's impressive, taking part in his families life like that.

    But, it doesn't have anything to do with the subject of the thread, which is self defense. Knowing how to strip and assemble a weapon is a valuable skill for troops, who are firing live rounds everyday. My question is, does protecting your house from burglars require you know how to strip and assemble a weapon? Nope.

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    The weapon needs to be cleaned and maintained, that's why it's important to know. Also proper maintenance is crucial to proper operation.
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

    "You would not fear my weapon unless your intentions were to provoke my using it"
  14. #939  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2ride883 View Post
    More than 3 million Americans buy these guns because they like to shoot them and use them lawfully. The fact that a half dozen out of more than three million have been misused after illegally falling into the hands of crazed killers does not seem to be a reason to ban the popular gun according to most Americans.

    Although the shooter at Aurora did purchase his firearm legally, his previous mental health issues should have prevented him from being allowed to purchase them.
    Well, that's fine that a couple million people use assault rifles legally. Just because it's legal doesn't mean it shouldn't be regulated. But aside from that, you're missing my main point, which is that a shotgun is an adequate measure for home defense. The claim "I need an assault rifle to protect my home from burglary" is not backed up by strong evidence. In fact the evidence shows just the opposite, which is it's a ridiculous statement. I have no problems with people wanting to defend themselves, I just think it's unreasonable to say I need an AR-15 for self defense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinadroid View Post
    Actually, I was referring to bigdaddytee's statement about performing room/house clearance drills with these firearms. Training your child to be prepared and armed to fight the government is beyond cruel. It's abusive and disturbed. And when push comes to shove, the 2nd amendment has nothing to do with this non-issue. Reasonable people will be reasonable.
    Seriously, where did anyone say anything about training a child to be prepared and armed to fight the government.
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

    "You would not fear my weapon unless your intentions were to provoke my using it"
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    What I find strange is that the people trying to tell me a lifetime firearms owner what type or weapon I should own, and or what it should be used for have little to no experience with those weapons,. When asked about said personal experience they avoid/ignore the question, or shout out that its none of my/our business.
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2ride883 View Post
    What I find strange is that the people trying to tell me a lifetime firearms owner what type or weapon I should own, and or what it should be used for have little to no experience with those weapons,. When asked about said personal experience they avoid/ignore the question, or shout out that its none of my/our business.
    When it becomes relevant to the issue, you'll be so informed.

    HINT: It will never be relevant to the issue.
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    Default Re: Joe Biden tips for self-defense: get a shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by Live2ride883 View Post
    Seriously, where did anyone say anything about training a child to be prepared and armed to fight the government.
    Seriously. Those of us able to pay attention and read between the lines get it.
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    No he doesn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by droidmyme View Post
    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/id...30220?irpc=932

    You gotta admit, he's got a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinadroid View Post
    When it becomes relevant to the issue, you'll be so informed.

    HINT: It will never be relevant to the issue.
    Having no experience with a firearm is relevant to the issue. You cannot state with certainty what tool is needed or necessary unless you have personal experience.
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

    "You would not fear my weapon unless your intentions were to provoke my using it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinadroid View Post
    Seriously. Those of us able to pay attention and read between the lines get it.
    So you see what you want to see instead of what is said.....
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2ride883 View Post
    Having no experience with a firearm is relevant to the issue. You cannot state with certainty what tool is needed or necessary unless you have personal experience.
    So by that argument, the scientists who developed morphine were druggies, because they needed "personal experience"?

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    First violation of gun safety, warning shots.

    A 16 year old girl was killed here last year by a warning shot. Bullets come DOWN.

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    Default Re: Joe Biden tips for self-defense: get a shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by Live2ride883 View Post
    Having no experience with a firearm is relevant to the issue. You cannot state with certainty what tool is needed or necessary unless you have personal experience.
    You can believe that there is no input from military and security officials when reasonable decisions are made by the US government on who (military vs civilian) has access to certain weapons if you so choose. You'd be wrong (again).
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidmyme View Post
    So by that argument, the scientists who developed morphine were druggies, because they needed "personal experience"?

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    Actually I assume they were well trained, and experienced scientists....

    I also think its safe to assume that there were multiple rounds of animal and human trials before the medicine was released.

    No on is suggesting that you use a firearm ON yourself before forming an opinion, but I think the use of any specific firearm is relevant to any discussion about one.
    I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.

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