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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, 04:02 PM   #151
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Agreed. I've never seen a bank that had bulletproof glass...even when I lived in Atlanta.
I agree. I've never been in a bank that has bulletproof glass in front of the tellers either. However, it wouldn't bother me if they did. I guess I don't care enough that I'm "face to face" with the tellers. Of course, I say this as a person who hasn't been in a bank for at least two years. I can't imagine any reason to go inside a bank on a regular basis in this day and age.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:57 AM   #152
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Yes, for protection and target shooting. I don't have anything against hunting, just not my thing.

I live in what would be considered an affluent area but close by is Gary and a short trip to the seedy south east side of Chicago.

We had a surgeon in the next neighborhood who was the victim of a home invasion last year. Kicked in his door beat him and his wife until they opened the safe and stole cash and his guns. He now Carries a small handgun in his pocket when at home.

There is NO safe neighborhood. Look at the woman last week who had the crazy guy break in and chase her and her children into the attic. Luckily she grabbed a gun before she went to the attic. She shot him 5 times and ran it out of ammo. He left, not realizing she was empty and drove off. Eventually he died.

People need to decide for themselves if self defense is right for them and how best to protect themselves.

For me, I choose a 9mm handgun with 16 round magazines. If the same team that broke into my colleagues house decideto choose mine next time (they still haven't been caught), things won't go the way they planned.

I think people forget how fragile society is and that some people are just vicious and evil. I deal with the after math of helping the victims. I won't be a victim. Not to mention disasters happen, from things like the LA riots to Katrina. When seconds count, police are minutes away and in the case of Katrina or riots, they are hours or days away. Thank God three citizens and business owners in LA and NOLA had AR15s during those events. Done amazing stories of survival came out of those tragedies.

As for my children, I teach them safety and take them shooting. Remove the mystery and introduce reality. they know guns aren't toys and they respect them. I also have a commercial grade safe to secure them when my wife and I are not home.

My wife is also a gun owner.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #153
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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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The tellers at the bank know me. I am not worried at the bank. Small town, but giving out pay checks is a different matter. Child support being the biggest one. The company can take 55%( or 65% if in arrears) of the paycheck if the employee is behind on child support. That money is forwarded to the state and then they cut the check for child support. We have no control over court orders but we bear the brunt of the unhappy employees. So, bullet proof glass in my office. I really wish I would not have to do that but it is government mandated.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:11 PM   #154
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I am sorry it has come to that for you. It is better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #155
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In Australia, our bank tellers have "pop up" screens that are activated in a robbery
We test these screen every morning & they go up mighty quick
We had a case in Australia a few ears ago where. Robber died with his head caught in the pop up screens... Yikes
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #156
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In Australia, our bank tellers have "pop up" screens that are activated in a robbery
We test these screen every morning & they go up mighty quick
We had a case in Australia a few ears ago where. Robber died with his head caught in the pop up screens... Yikes
Yikes is right!
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:19 PM   #157
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Never have, never will.
Same for me and I highly doubt DH would ever want one but if he did I would have a big problem with it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:27 PM   #158
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #159
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I grew up with my Dad owning a shot gun. My DH grew up with lots of relatives who hunted. We don't own guns and really don't have a lot of interest.

I have no qualms with owning a gun but I am all about safety. My DH's cousin accidentally killed his 18 year old nephew in a hunting accident last year. It has destroyed a family but they just made some dumb mistakes and did not follow regulations, rules or protocols. It is beyond sad. I'm glad we have girls...they have no interest in hunting.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #160
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I'm glad we have girls...they have no interest in hunting.
I bet girls make up at least 1/4 of the new hunters in the woods. Not saying your kids will ever develop an interest, but the fact they're girls won't have much to do with that
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I bet girls make up at least 1/4 of the new hunters in the woods. Not saying your kids will ever develop an interest, but the fact they're girls won't have much to do with that
I understand what you are saying. I think the funeral did it for them anyway.
Again I don't have a problem with guns; just these folks who did not use any common sense. Some had training and permits...others had no experience and alcohol.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #162
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I understand what you are saying. I think the funeral did it for them anyway.
Again I don't have a problem with guns; just these folks who did not use any common sense. Some had training and permits...others had no experience and alcohol.
Yes, that is very sad. So easily preventable too
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Yes, that is very sad. So easily preventable too
Absolutely...I agree.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:53 AM   #164
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IRL, I always answer this question with a "No" because I don't want the lectures from people who think it is safer to have no guns in the house, nor do I wish to argue with them.

But the real answer is, "Yes."
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