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Right to self-defense

Workshop looks at nuances of ‘castle doctrine’

February 21, 2014

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Scott36

Feb-23-14 11:19 AM

Hello rmiller,

Thank you for a response I agree with. I seriously do not know why some want to "outlaw" guns. My best guess is that most of it is due to "bad press", ignorance of them, or upbringing. You are not the first to comment that I am "a little right of center". I guess that my loyalties belong to what is in the best interests of people. Do some take advantage of programs(same as companies, & corps.)-Sure. But this "all-or-nothing" approach(same as guns) is IMO, not the way to go. BTW, assault weapons, e.g., AR-15, AK-47,= ugly.(JMO) Hope you have a Great Day!!-Scott

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budsatawny

Feb-23-14 9:35 AM

Don't use deadly force..****ing from people that have armed guards around them that won't hesitate to kill you if you post a threat. What HYPOCRISY! YOU aren't supposed to defend yourself, BUT they can have "armed to the teeth" bodyguards...

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Fredzz

Feb-23-14 8:11 AM

"" Maybe you can help me understand the left's insatiable quest to rid the world of the 2nd amendment? ""

Maybe its because only the Radical Extremist are being Heard....!

It gives the rest of us a bad name.

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rmiller

Feb-22-14 10:40 PM

Scott, I must say I am surprised and impressed.....see you're more right to center than left to center. :) Maybe you can help me understand the left's insatiable quest to rid the world of the 2nd amendment? I resepect someone's desire not to own a gun and vice versa. I believe it is a personal choice as well as a right and I struggle with the confusion. Do I personally need an assault rifle? Nope, but I have no right telling someone else they can't own one. I believe that the argument than lets let people build bombs and carry grenades is simply a gross exaggeration of the lawful owner's right to carry. I, like you carry, concealed. And, I won't hesitate to use it. You have impressed me one more time. :)

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Scott36

Feb-22-14 6:41 PM

PSUBIKER,

What you say is true, but what a great friend a dog can become. Have a nice, happy day-Scott

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Scott36

Feb-22-14 6:39 PM

rmiller, Hello rmiller!!! Yes I do carry. It is not like I will not leave the house without my side arm, But yes I carry. To myself, it is better to have it & not need it, than to need it & not have it. I also try my very best to keep it hidden, not too hard really. My favorite is a Springfield XD in 40cal. I sincerely hope I never need to use it, but defend myself, & family I will!! Have a Super Day!!!-Scott

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PSUBIKER

Feb-22-14 1:05 PM

Some people are just flat out afraid of guns. I do not need a dog for early warning because my perimeter is secured with sensors as well as inside my attached garage and they work very well. I do not have to feed them, take them for a walk, or get a dog sitter while I'm away. There are many ways a person can protect themselves and I choose electric early warning. Gone are the days of junk yard dogs to increase your home insurance.

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MrShaman

Feb-22-14 8:24 AM

MrShaman

A bad guy can shoot your dog just as easy as he can shoot you. A dog is a effective early warning system. What are you going to do after you have been warned by your dog and the police are 15-20 minutes out??" - Woolrich

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I'm not talking about some lil' "yippy"-dog...like some people "need" in their laps, while driving. My English-Staffie has never felt the need to warn me. He pretty-much "takes care" of things, on his own.

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MrShaman

Feb-22-14 8:19 AM

MrShaman;

Why limit yourself.?

We have GUN's and Dogs

24-7-365 plus.

We share our food & our home with the Dogs." - Fredzz

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Well...if you're not arming your dogs, you have "somewhat" an issue with redundancy, there?

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Woolrich

Feb-22-14 8:18 AM

MrShaman

A bad guy can shoot your dog just as easy as he can shoot you. A dog is a effective early warning system. What are you going to do after you have been warned by your dog and the police are 15-20 minutes out?? THAT is a very false sense of security.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-22-14 6:33 AM

The right to self defense is a HUMAN RIGHT, based on every human's right to live.

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Fredzz

Feb-22-14 6:15 AM

MrShaman;

Why limit yourself.?

We have GUN's and Dogs

24-7-365 plus.

We share our food & our home with the Dogs.

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MrShaman

Feb-22-14 5:18 AM

All o' you folks (out, there), who DON'T have a John Wayne obsession, would be better-served getting a dog. You'll sleep much-more restfully...which does WONDERS for warding-off paranoia.

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rmiller

Feb-21-14 11:23 PM

I saw a sign on FB the other day that said: If guns kill people, how does anyone get out of a gun show alive?

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rmiller

Feb-21-14 11:19 PM

Hi Scott,

Seriously....you carry?

Please know I'm asking this in respect..... :)

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rmiller

Feb-21-14 11:17 PM

What's to discuss - there is a fundamental right to self-defense, case closed.

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Premier

Feb-21-14 5:13 PM

"Premier, how are people seeking more information idiots?" - Rick

Read the first post Rick. Got it?

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Scott36

Feb-21-14 2:25 PM

I'm a Liberal, I own a gun, I have a concealed carry permit, my gun is on my person more often than not and I am completely in favor of the "Castle Doctrine." Any more moronic generalizations, jacka55?-AmericanCitizen

You also described me to a "T"-Have a Nice day!!-Scott

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AmericanCitizen

Feb-21-14 12:44 PM

"Fundamentally, Liberals are control freaks and the thought of citizens defending themselves rather than government provided protection scares them to death."

I'm a Liberal, I own a gun, I have a concealed carry permit, my gun is on my person more often than not and I am completely in favor of the "Castle Doctrine." Any more moronic generalizations, jacka55?

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Woolrich

Feb-21-14 11:54 AM

This is great and I am glad the SG reported on it. I most certainly am a "good guy with a gun" and proud to exercise my right responsabiliy. Keeping gun education hidden and demonized it only fosters irrational predijust and ignorance on the subject. Unfortunately that's what certain politicians count on when they are pandering to the uneducated.

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pointer

Feb-21-14 11:28 AM

Yoxtheimer,

It's a relatively simple concept for everyone ... don't show up in a house uninvited and armed (would that combination infer anything other than harmful intent to those who belong there?) and you'll live to see another day.

Fundamentally, Liberals are control freaks and the thought of citizens defending themselves rather than government provided protection scares them to death. The loss of life due to delayed protection via LE response time is a fair trade off, to get guns out of the hands of those that would stand up against whatever rules they care to legislate.

***********conventionofstates****

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Scott36

Feb-21-14 11:26 AM

I understand we need laws, and support this one. One thing needs to be remembered(IMO) It is a basic right of life to defend one's self, & family. I cannot think of one living thing on this planet that will not attempt self defense when threatened. To those whom would try to take that basic right away from others, I say think, seriously, about what you are proposing.-Scott

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catmantwo

Feb-21-14 9:35 AM

I agree with most comments on this story. The need for self protection is very important in an age where mixed up people will do just about anything to get money for drugs. Your safety and the safety of your family comes first. The bottom line is that no one has to right to threaten you or your family, especially in your own home! You must do what you must!

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eriklatranyi

Feb-21-14 9:25 AM

Either you trust the people or you do not.

Most liberals do not trust the people to do the right thing, so they wish to restrict choices.

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nobud74

Feb-21-14 8:23 AM

They are correct. The use of deadly force is a life changing event. One you must be prepared for if you choose to protect yourself. Proper handling of firearms and training is an excellent idea. I took advantage of the training provided by Tripoli's and was very pleased with it. It doesn't cost that much and the peace of mind it brings knowing that you know how to handle your weapon in a safe manner, store it safely and use it effectively is worth every nickle.

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