Old 2nd May 2010, 23:24
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
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I also understand why people like to own handguns. They're sexy, they're empowering, they're dangerous - and the people owning them feel "dangerous".
That statement shows a typical European bias against gun owners that clouds your arguments. I can think of a dozen real reasons why someone would want to own a gun, but why bother? It doesn't really matter.

In the US, people have the freedom to exercise their Constitutional right to own a gun or not, regardless of the reason.

By the way, the Texas legislature just passed a law that makes your automobile an extension of your home. So all the protections afforded by the law, in terms of defending a home with deadly force if necessary, apply to the automobile.

Sensible, that.
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