2 votes
Jul 1, 2015

No. I don't hunt, and using a gun to defend myself in my apartment would be impractical. I live in a one-room apartment, so if someone breaks in, there's no "I think I heard something downstairs; maybe I should go check it out." I am immediately confronted by the intruder. If it were to happen when I'm asleep, I'd have to turn on a light, find my glasses, and then draw my gun. That would take way too much time, and ultimately, I believe I would hesitate to shoot anyway, which is almost as good as handing my gun to an intruder.

On the other hand, if I were to store a gun on the premises, a burglar might find it while I'm away at work, and then sell it to someone who would use it to mug people. What good would that do?

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