Post # 1
With all the talk of gun control, I was wondering how many bees actually own a gun? If you do, why? For protection, you work in laws enforcement or the military,were you once assaulted, you live with your parents and it is their’s, or it belongs to your SO/FI/DH? If you don’t have one, is it because you can’t afford one, you have kids and you are terrified they would get a hold of it, you see no reason to buy one?
Post # 3
I don’t own one, but my SO hunts and recently bought himself a gun. He is also going to be a cop, so this wont be his last gun. Ugh I hate guns I refuse to go near it even if he’s just cleaning it.
Post # 4
I don’t own a gun.
We do however have a bat with a shit ton of nails sticking out from it in our closet. You best bet as soon as someone breaks into my house, and steps inside, I’m gonna swing that thing at them.
I’m also pretty good at baseball.
FI however does want a gun, he likes to shoot things [targets, not animals]. I don’t mind if he gets one, but the requirements for him to do some [from me] and to get a combination or key safe to store it in. Until he does that, he’s not getting one.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
@maureen0907: FI is prior military, he’s got 3, and is in the market for a 4th. He’s got them for personal protection, except for one, which is an heirloom.
Post # 6
I don’t have one, but I just moved out of NY where they are illegal.
Post # 7
I have a gun and so does my DH, we use it for recreation (and for protection, I guess, if we ever needed it – but the intention is never to use it outside of the range).
@jenilynevette: Wow, that sounds SO much worse to me for protection than just shooting someone.
Post # 8
Nope, and will never allow one in my home. I don’t hunt, so there’s really no need, and having one would put my family in more danger than not.
Post # 9
@MrsWrangler: Sure could be.
I’ve never gotten broken into. A friend of mine got robbed from one of her friends boyfriends. She now has the same thing. He tried robbing her again and ran like a bitch when she whipped it out.
She hasn’t had a problem since.
I don’t have any kids in the house, so it’s perfect for me. We’ll get an alarm system once we have kids though.
Post # 10
Definitely not! I live in the Uk so I’d end up in jail if I did…
Post # 11
Guns are more likely to be used against their owner/member of the household then to ever be used in self defense. That’s why we don’t own one. I think the risk is not worth it.
Post # 12
@jenilynevette: I meant for me/the defender, I thought it would be more traumatic than shooting someone, although it’s also true for the dumbass breaking in lol.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
You’re probably more interested in answers from American bees :3 but I will be obnoxious and post anyway lol.
While I don’t own a gun myself, the farmer at the farm where I was volunteering owned at least one gun. Is very useful for dealing with a nuisance fox or the damn ravens that were always hovering around. One of my best friends is also part of a shooting club with her BF, he’s kind of an expert on them I think.
Post # 14
@MrsWrangler: Guess it depends on how squeemish you are!
Honestly, if someone is breaking into my house, and I shot him, I’d probably feel more remorse because I was further away. If he’s close enough TO me to swing a bat at his face – then I was most likely defending myself.
And let’s face it, if you see a bat full of nails in my hand, and you lunge at me, you’re an idiot, also making it self defense.
Post # 16
@jenilynevette: Yeah once people invade my house, I feel it all counts as self-defense. Pounding nails into someone’s head from 2 ft away definitely makes me more squeamish than well-directed shots from across the room (with a warning, then a non-fatal). But knock on wood, neither of us will ever have to do either!