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As much as I respect the 2nd Amendment, some of the people there exhibit the worst advertising for gun owners possible. A trip to any local gun show confirms it for me.

All it is going to take is one zealot with a firearm to make things impossible for all of us. Look at the abortion doctor murderer.
 

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The thing that bothers me, and I have had experience with family members with emotional/mental illness, is the bubble they live in, their world. It is often fragile. The right combination of "little things" can shatter their medication or therapy induced reality.

If I were to start a thread in CI asking, "Are you mentally and emotionally stable enough to carry?", and go further asking if anyone has anger issues, are you wound too tight, are you prone to lashing out at people, the responses would be it doesn't make any difference, or, everyone has the right to defend themselves. If they make a mistake, deal with them then, after the fact.

Reading some posts in that thread and remembering others from over the years, there are plenty of people walking around with firearms who might have difficulty managing their emotions and reactions to a perceived threat.

It is a tough decision. I wonder if 20 years from now I will be able to carry responsibly. Hell, I'll only be 83!!!
 

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You mean like this guy?


Suspect in photo-van death kept small arsenal at home

by Michael Ferraresi - Jun. 3, 2009 12:00 AM

The Arizona Republic

Thomas DeStories kept a small arsenal at the home where police arrested him in April on suspicion of fatally shooting an Arizona Department of Public Safety photo-enforcement van driver on Loop 101 in Phoenix.

A Phoenix police report released Tuesday detailed how during a search of his north Valley home, investigators seized hundreds of rounds of live and spent bullets for everything from a .357 Magnum to rifles and small-caliber weapons.

They found shells in a kitty-litter bucket in a closet, the report showed.
Among the weapons was a .40-caliber Beretta found in the saddlebag of DeStories' Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which investigators said was the gun DeStories admitted to using during the April 19 shooting of Doug Georgianni.

DeStories, 68, was arrested one day after the shooting. He told police he was "sorry" and that he intended on turning himself in after seeing TV news reports that Georgianni, 51, was shot to death inside the DPS vehicle, which was on a deployment near the Seventh Street exit on Loop 101.

"I'm honest. It was an accident . . . I mean it wasn't an accident, but . . . oh my God," DeStories told Phoenix investigators, according to a transcript of a taped conversation.

The report showed how a girlfriend and others who knew him said it was out of DeStories' character to try to kill someone - that he drove cautiously and was a good neighbor.

Others provided police with a different description. An ex-wife who was married to DeStories for 20 years said he had " 'masked depression,' where he pretended he was OK."

She told investigators he is "the kind of guy that thinks he has rights that are being stepped on," according to the report.

A neighbor said he was "bizarre," and that he stopped at his home in his underwear in the middle of the night to complain about his dogs.

DeStories was indicted in April on charges of first-degree murder, drive-by shooting and discharge of a firearm at a structure.


www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2009/06/03/20090603photovan0603.html



I don't care for the anti gun spin in the article, but it fits somewhat with this thread.
 

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blueiron;13095898 said:
You mean like this guy?


...he had " 'masked depression,' where he pretended he was OK."

She told investigators he is "the kind of guy that thinks he has rights that are being stepped on," according to the report...
Exactly...
 

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Although I'm also pro-gun and pro-carry, the majority of people are only capable mentally to possess a weapon at home, there are lots of aholes that should NEVER carry a firearm everywhere, but hey, rights are for all, aren't they? :supergrin:
 

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The guy in the Thread in the OP should have sistermomma or uncledaddy settle the problem with his "family" member, probably his brothercousin.
 

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The guy in the Thread in the OP should have sistermomma or uncledaddy settle the problem with his "family" member, probably his brothercousin.
Cue the banjo,

 

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