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Cast Your Vote:

    • yes I own a gun -- Votes: 43
    • there's one in my home but only my SO knows how to use it -- Votes: 11
    • no -- Votes: 41
BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3729 posts
15th Feb '13

We have two and we both have our carry concealed. DH actually owns them both, I haven't bought one just yet so I've not carried yet either but I know how to use both of them and one of them is always left home for me when DH is at work.

Backwoods 1 child; ........, .., United States 17196 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Madi's*Mama:</b>" Wow that's so cool! And way better than what I have lol, I keep this knife that DH went bear hunting ... [snip!] ... It's short but looks really intimidating and would do some damage. I can't wait until we save enough for the safe and gun. "</blockquote>




Lol thanks. My hubby got it while he was in the army. I can barely pick it under regular circumstances, (its taller than me by quite a bit), but I think if I was in danger or my baby to be was in danger I could pick it up and swing it around enough to do damage. A knife is better than nothing! At least with a knife if you have good aim you can throw it at a throat or something. Lol! That would scare the snot out of somebody!

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Jess♫:" that's scary.. I think I'm going to get one as well ..with a safe..."


I didn't find out about it until hours after it happened. My friend text me asking if we were ok. I hopped online to check the news, and tada, there it was.

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
15th Feb '13

My husband is gun obsessed. We have well over 20+ guns. I think it is a ridiculous waste of money to have these guns. And for what, to look at them? Ugh.. So ridiculous.

Lara +2 2 kids; Wasilla, Alaska 7725 posts
15th Feb '13

We have one, that's locked up unloaded. I have never shot a gun in my life.



I figured by the time the person broke into my house, they aren't going to wait for me to get my gun.



I like my alarm system instead

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
15th Feb '13

no freaking way.



guns are for hunting and military. not my home.



it's not even a valid form of protection. adding another gun to the mix just ensures someone's going to get shot in a break-in scenario. most break-ins the people want money/your stuff and to take it - not to shoot me / my family.



they can have my stuff. i'd prefer to save my life and my child's.



i'm surprised at how many of you are gun-owners w/ small children.

Alexandra plus 3 Due July 22; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; El Paso, Texas 6708 posts
15th Feb '13

Yes, we have a lot

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
17th Feb '13

I find it very odd that 99% of the replies to yes are from south states.



Kinda makes it hard to ignore stereotypes

Alexandra plus 3 Due July 22; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; El Paso, Texas 6708 posts
17th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" I find it very odd that 99% of the replies to yes are from south states. Kinda makes it hard to ignore stereotypes "</blockquote>




Why is it odd if it's a stereotype?

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
17th Feb '13

Yes we own 9 and both know how to use them

Mommie Dearest. Due September 17 (boy); 17 kids; Mississippi 1902 posts
17th Feb '13

We don't have a gun , but we are planning on getting one.



My husband and I will both learn how to use it. Mainly me, since I'm less experienced.



Just want to be able to protect ourselves if it came down to it.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs. Tebow:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" I find it very odd that 99% of the ... [snip!] ... are from south states. Kinda makes it hard to ignore stereotypes "</blockquote> Why is it odd if it's a stereotype?"


I didnt say the stereotype is odd

-Eva- 1 child; The Lost City of Z, ??, Brazil 48 posts
19th Feb '13

No. Guns are next to impossible to get where I'm living and there's no need for them as violent crime is just as rare as guns. Back home I'd consider one if I lived in a violent area but crime is pretty uncommon there too.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting Mara:" no freaking way. guns are for hunting and military. not my home. it's not even a valid form of protection. ... [snip!] ... have my stuff. i'd prefer to save my life and my child's. i'm surprised at how many of you are gun-owners w/ small children."


This.
I don't own one and I don't plan on owning one.

Lin Brown 2 kids; Tunnel Hill, Georgia 1819 posts
19th Feb '13

yup my entire family are proud gun owners, especially after my sister was almost car jacked at a McDonalds while my niece was in the car. I would rather be able to protect my children on my own terms then to rely on a loud noise. My dad has had guns in the house since before I was born and he showed me how to use them since I was about 5. Both my dad and husband are gun fanatics and I love it, I will be getting my first hand gun on my birthday, but for now I will stick to my rifle and my husbands amazing .45 :)