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December 16, 2012


i am looking at my ice pick collection. my key ring has 2 fork ends for 'security'.

After getting mugged (many years ago) a work colleague insisted on loaning me his spare revolver, a small 22 caliber...but it would keep me awake at nights because my reasoning was, one, I didn't want it under the pillow for fear it would fire by accident, I didn't want it easy to reach because that would make it easy to reach for any would-be intruder...and if it was hard to get to, what good would it do in an emergency? I finally gave it back, and eventually moved to a safer neighborhood...

And amazingly, we seem to loose the ratio between the number of people killed by accidental discharges vs. intentional discharges. We loose the fact of how many killings there were where another person present had firearms.

Also amazingly, a state which had a ban on concealed carry (I'm wanting to say it was Illinois or Indiana) was taken to court. Part of the courts decision was that the state didn't provide proof that their limiting of carrying firearms kept anyone any safer.

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