A gun by your bed?

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Do you keep a gun by your bed

  1. I lean right and have a gun by my bed

    52.3%
  2. I lean right and have no gun by my bed

    16.2%
  3. I lean left and have a gun by my bed

    20.7%
  4. I lean left and hate guns so...

    10.8%
  1. smevins

    smevins New Member

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    I have a gun in my bedroom but not beside my bed. If someone were breaking in, I likely wouldn't even think about getting it. I would go for the baseball bat.
     
  2. gamewell45

    gamewell45 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    No guns; just a pile of quartz rocks near my bed to throw if need be.
     
  3. Herkdriver

    Herkdriver New Member

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    I do not need a weapon near my bed, my bed sheets are enough to initimidate any bad guy.

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  4. JP5

    JP5 Former Moderator Past Donor

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    Yes. And especially in our ranch house...which is way away from anybody and way out in the country. One would be at the mercy of anybody who decided to knock your door down in such a situation. Thus the protection of a gun at least gives one a chance.

    Has no correlation to politics at all. It's about protection from the crazies and druggies out there.
     
  5. JET3534

    JET3534 Well-Known Member

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    Kimber .45 and a large aggressive dog.
     
  6. FreshAir

    FreshAir Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    could not vote as no choice of "Other", I lean left, don't own a gun, but believe everyone without exception deserves the right to protect their homes and families as it's a constitutional right we all have, it's not a privileged like driving a car - when everyone has Guns, crooks do not know who does and does not have guns

    and some of those crooks are also cops, imagine the abuses of the badge if they knew no one had a gun


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    Junkieturtle Well-Known Member Donor

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    Lean left but have no gun. I'd like one, I just haven't put aside the $500 bucks for the one down at the hardware store that I want. So I didn't vote either, but maybe the OP shouldn't be so presumptuous with the options hmmm :cool:
     
  8. sawyer

    sawyer Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    That's just weird logic.
     
  9. sawyer

    sawyer Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You can spend far less on a good enough gun.Cut the barrel off to just legal length and you have a great home defense weapon for $150.00.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=396474701
     
  10. Phoebe Bump

    Phoebe Bump New Member

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    No firearms, just my 65# Fred Bear Grizzly and a couple quivers of arrows. I don't like disturbing the neighbors plus there isn't that click-click sound of releasing the safety and chambering a round. And the spillage is a little more contained.
     
  11. smevins

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    Fear of an intruder is about 3,896th on my list of concerns. Fear of being shot by an intruder is even lower on my list of concerns. I am guessing that I would have my own little militia coming to my rescue within minutes of the alarm going off. The other people on my road are kind of nosey and there is a retired sheriff's deputy who carries 150 yards from my front door.
     
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    Natty Bumpo Well-Known Member

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    I do not feel the need of turning my bedroom into an arsenal. (For that matter, I have no phone, radio, television, or alarm clock there, either.)

    However, I believe that insecure people, especially the elderly and infirm, should exercise that right if it is the only way they can quell their nerves and sleep soundly.

    Some neighbourhoods are more dangerous than others.
     
  13. wgabrie

    wgabrie Well-Known Member Donor

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    I'm a leftist, and I don't have guns I have no use for them.

    If you're a burglar looking for an easy mark I should warn you: You come over here and you'll take a tumble after my trained attack kittens throw themselves at your feet... Have a nice trip! :rolleyes:
     
  14. sixtysix

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    I've lived in large cities all my life and as such I've never had cause to own a gun. I shot one once when I went camping and I thought it was pretty fun although I preferred firing the crossbow. Those things are neat!


    I suppose if I owned one I'd keep it in my garage next to my fishing gear. Haven't really given it much thought.
     
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    I lean right and don't keep a loaded gun by my bed. I've got a gun and ammo in my room, as well as other more than effective weapons. I mean, I have a 185lb. draw crossbow which would do the trick if my home was getting burglarized by a bear, but it's not exactly what I'd use for home defense. And the gun I have is a 45 colt, it'll get the job done but again, it's not exactly what I'd use for home defense. Nothing's better for home defense than a tactical shotgun, and I plan on getting one, but since I'm in college and need money, I can make do with what I have. I likely won't even need what I have, hopefully I never need anything to begin with.
     
  16. Mialily

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    I keep a .22 Pistol in my bed side lock box. My husband has .45 revolver and a shotgun in the gun case in our bedroom.

    I'm left leaning in social policy and right economically.
    My husband is extreme left on everything.
     
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    I have a Taurus 357. and a shotgun in my room, but they're out of reach of kids.
     
  18. Steady Pie

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    A .45 revolver in the bedroom, that's hardcore! Surely that thing would do more damage to your home than any intruder :p
     
  19. wyly

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    well in canada you need to keep it secured, no hanging it on the wall or in a closet....
     
  20. Soupnazi

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    Only if he misses the intruder.

    Gun control is the ability to hit the target every time
     
  21. Shiva_TD

    Shiva_TD Progressive Libertarian Past Donor

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    I should have been able to vote three times because I have three guns by my bed. LOL
     
  22. aelfwen

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    We live in the country and do keep guns near but when we lived in the city we didn't so it may also be a matter of location as well as political ideology.
     
  23. wyly

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    Poll option missing
    I swing left but I don't hate guns and I don't own one.

    I sleep soundly without a gun...I only know three people who own guns and security isnt a concern for any of them...one is an ex hunter, one shoots gophers on his ranch and another hunts deer...I did own a rifle and a shotgun but when I stopped hunting and started a family I destroyed them both with a sledgehammer....my kids are grown now so I've been considering buying a historical/collection piece for target practice and maybe a shotgun, but neiher because I feel the need for security...
     
  24. Russ103

    Russ103 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Right lean here, also a Glock 23 in a pistol safe on my night stand only I have two magazines

    Still trying to find "clips" for a Glock:confusion:
     
  25. Think for myself

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    Sorry if that is confusing.

    Whilst clips often actually mean stripper clips for top loading such things as SKS's, the term also is used, somewhat incorrectly, for magazines.
     

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