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- Random violence everywhere, not just in limited ares of the city.
- Thugs driving through neighborhoods and doing drive-by shooting or arson attacks
- Huge increase in armed home invasions

Would you loan out guns to unarmed neighbors?

If yes, what would be your criteria?

What about people who never used a gun before?

What about hard core liberal neighbors who suddenly are "woke" regarding the need to protect themselves?

I like having a lot of extra ammo so I can supply ammo to already armed neighbors who have the same calibers I do. I could provide everyone on the block with ammo and a firearm of some sort, but fortunately most of my neighbors are already armed. Out of 15 homes I'd guess 8 definitely, 3 probably and 3 unlikely. . .
 

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Well, since I can only use one gun at a time - I only own one gun.

If someone else needs a gun - they can do what I did - and buy one.

And if they have never used a gun before - I'd advise them to do what I did:
- enroll in a CHL class.
- enroll in a NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting.
- enroll in a NRA Defensive Pistol Course.
- enroll in a NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training course.
- enroll in a NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course.
- enroll in a NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course.
- visit gun range(s) and rent different guns to ascertain which one to buy.
- practice using, cleaning & maintaining that gun.
- purchase some ammo for that gun.
 

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I wouldn't loan out any guns. Not only liability issues but I can't think of many reasons why people who live around me would not have guns. It's easy to own firearms in Kentucky and at some point they should have realized that they need to be responsible for their own protection.
 

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NO

Not even if it were lawful, and they were lawfully able to possess firearms.

Besides, how the hell would I be able to know whether or not they'd shoot the wrong person using my gun?

Commit DV with my gun?

Experience a ND and kill themselves or another member of their family?

Shoot me with my gun? (By mistake or deliberately.)

Let them eat cake.
 

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It depends on the situation but yeah, I'd probably loan out some guns if the need warranted it.
 

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I have to pass by 3 houses going out and coming in where Biden signs have appeared in the last few days. I never doubted that one of them was a dumb o crat, but the two others I am surprised. I expect a few more up the road are in that same boat. I have no time for socialists so I will shun them from now on.
But no, I wouldn't loan anybody my guns except family, who already have plenty, some I have already given included.
 

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None of my neighbors know I have guns and I plan to keep it that way.
Absolutely. It's amazing how many people seem to have the mistaken "assumption" that retired cops leave their guns behind when they retire, or they don't have the legal ability to carry concealed weapons if they're honorably retired.

I've been asked by people I've known for some time, and who are intelligent well-educated persons, if I could still carry a weapon once I retired.

I typically deflect the question to discuss that in most states, and particularly here in CA, honorably retired peace officers may continue to carry concealed firearms in their retirement, if they fulfill the requirements of their former agency and the state ... should they choose to do so, and don't become a prohibited person.

Most of them stop asking for further details at that point, as their general question has been answered ... and specifically if I launch into some detailed explanation of statutes and legal language ;) ... and don't remember to specifically ask about whether I carry a retirement weapon. :cool:

You want a gun? Go get yours the same way I got mine. Buy it, and also go through whatever paperwork and arcane nuances of state laws as may be required ... and that you probably voted to put in place, in the first place. o_O Not my problem.
 
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