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View Poll Results: Do you own a gun?
No and I never have 178 45.41%
No, but I have in the past (or family did growing up) 30 7.65%
Yes, one 15 3.83%
Yes, several 85 21.68%
Yes and my family growing up did too 64 16.33%
Other (there's always an other) 20 5.10%
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:04 AM   #136
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No gun, nor do I want or need one!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:13 AM   #137
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I own two 45's. Also own a few airsoft guns
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #138
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You have to give out paychecks from behind a bullet proof glass? I remember going into a bank in Florida and wasn't sure what all the glass was in front of the tellers until my Dad told me it was bullet proof glass. I just figured that it was the only one and was in a kind of rough neighbourhood. I guess not. I am sorry I sound like it is so horrible but we don't have that here. I sit down and talk to the tellers, and no one is behind bullet proof glass. I really hope it doesn't come to that point up here. It must be hard on the people that work there to know that they need that kind of protection, and wonder if there is a relationship between the tellers and their clients. Most of the tellers in my bank know me and if I haven't been for a while will ask what happened when I do come in. Or they ask my husband. Even though we usually don't go together they know us as a married couple.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #139
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You have to give out paychecks from behind a bullet proof glass? I remember going into a bank in Florida and wasn't sure what all the glass was in front of the tellers until my Dad told me it was bullet proof glass. I just figured that it was the only one and was in a kind of rough neighbourhood. I guess not. I am sorry I sound like it is so horrible but we don't have that here. I sit down and talk to the tellers, and no one is behind bullet proof glass. I really hope it doesn't come to that point up here. It must be hard on the people that work there to know that they need that kind of protection, and wonder if there is a relationship between the tellers and their clients. Most of the tellers in my bank know me and if I haven't been for a while will ask what happened when I do come in. Or they ask my husband. Even though we usually don't go together they know us as a married couple.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:06 AM   #140
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Actually not only my town but the towns around me. I really don't know of any place around here that has that stuff. I live in southern Ontario, Canada.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:10 AM   #141
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Anyone else get the feeling that this thread is teetering right on the edge? There's a strong feeling of disapproval here.

I'll just say that I support people doing what they feel is right. People own guns for hunting and for protection. Some people collect guns and others get them from family members. There's no black and white when it comes to this.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:19 AM   #142
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Actually not only my town but the towns around me. I really don't know of any place around here that has that stuff. I live in southern Ontario, Canada.
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We've lived in Ontario and it is kind of scruffy in parts. My dad did a public health masters up there. I suspect there are places that are icky in all towns and cities of size. Nothing against Ontario or the larger city the poster that mentioned the fear. Chances are most of their area is not like that either.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:31 AM   #143
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Actually not only my town but the towns around me. I really don't know of any place around here that has that stuff. I live in southern Ontario, Canada.
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Same here actually. Thankful to live in a safe area.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:35 AM   #144
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I've lived in 5 states and never felt the need to own a firearm. Glad I don't live where you all do!

For the record, none of mine are for protection. And many folks I know that have one for protection live in great neighborhoods, but often work in areas that are not so nice.
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For the record, none of mine are for protection. And many folks I know that have one for protection live in great neighborhoods, but often work in areas that are not so nice.
Ours aren't for protection either. We have a good time target shooting. We also do archery.
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I live in what is considered a very safe area (even left my car keys on the hood of my car overnight by accident - nothing happened). As we have seen in the news, including the school shootings and theater shooting, you don't have to live in a big city or a "bad area" to face the possibility of having to protect yourself.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:08 PM   #147
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What area do you live in that has no seedy element? No neighborhood with drugs?
Here!

Oh sure, they bust the occasional Meth house and once or twice a year someone tries to knock over a convenience store; and some of our apartment complexes have a bad reputations, just as there are definitely certain areas of town that are ritzy-er than others. But honestly, and I have lived here all my life so I can tell you this is the case, I don't think bulletproof glass exists except for in drive-up teller windows of places like banks and the electric company.

The trucks that go around to the banks and ATMs picking up/putting in money are armored, but I can't think of another armored vehicle outside of the National Guard training camp.

If you go IN a bank, you are face to face with the teller, some thing with utility companies, etc. It is just not something we even think about out here in the sticks.

But then again, until a group of teens with bad attitudes started breaking into cars, most people left their cars unlocked at night. We all lock our doors at night, but they are always unlocked in the daytime, and everyone sleeps with the windows open in the summer.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #148
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Same here actually. Thankful to live in a safe area.
Agreed. I've never seen a bank that had bulletproof glass...even when I lived in Atlanta.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #149
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Here!

Oh sure, they bust the occasional Meth house and once or twice a year someone tries to knock over a convenience store; and some of our apartment complexes have a bad reputations, just as there are definitely certain areas of town that are ritzy-er than others. But honestly, and I have lived here all my life so I can tell you this is the case, I don't think bulletproof glass exists except for in drive-up teller windows of places like banks and the electric company.

The trucks that go around to the banks and ATMs picking up/putting in money are armored, but I can't think of another armored vehicle outside of the National Guard training camp.

If you go IN a bank, you are face to face with the teller, some thing with utility companies, etc. It is just not something we even think about out here in the sticks.

But then again, until a group of teens with bad attitudes started breaking into cars, most people left their cars unlocked at night. We all lock our doors at night, but they are always unlocked in the daytime, and everyone sleeps with the windows open in the summer.
Same here! I only sort if started locking my doors and car a year or two ago and am still not consistent. But I have been in a few neighborhoods in my life where I needed to get a kid out of a drug house and it wouldn't have surprised me. Otoh, I bet there weren't a lot of banks in the area either! Pawn shops and money lenders, yes.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #150
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I live in NYC and I am sure that I regularly pass people carrying concealed handguns, but I have no urge to own one.
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