(Closed) Do you own a gun?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you own a gun?
    Yes : (134 votes)
    40 %
    No : (203 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    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
    Hostess
    8579 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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.

    Fiance 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
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    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

    @maureen0907:  Fiance 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
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    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t have one, but I just moved out of NY where they are illegal. 

    Post # 7
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    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have a gun and so does my Darling Husband, 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
    Member
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    Hostess
    8579 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @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
    Member
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Definitely not! I live in the Uk so I’d end up in jail if I did…

    Post # 11
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @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
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    1459 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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 Boyfriend or Best Friend, he’s kind of an expert on them I think. 

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    8579 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @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 # 15
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    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    no guns for me!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @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!

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