Re: Not hunting, not at all, was Re: GUNS: Why here?

Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 07:36:52 MDT

In a message dated 10/10/00 11:18:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:<< Very big of you. But handguns are not designed
for home protection, they are designed to be compact and easily portable. So
I expect you'll be banning them any day now, right? >>

    To get through engineering school I took a job that required me to enter
buildings late at night and search them for burgulars. A handgun is far
superior IMHO for that task than any other type of weapon. This is
especially true when passing through a doorway. It's other utility is that
when it is time to quit playing Tom Mix and do some other work, as required,
you can put it back into your holster and work. This is very nice as the
question of whether or not the building is truly clear of bad guys is often
more than a little ambivalent.
    As to home protection, if you ever defend your home against a home
invader, that has made it inside, you will find that a pistol is again
superior to a long weapon. As your not defending your home against an
invader, that has made it inside, the newspapers often carry the stories of
the brutality of invaders when no resistance is present.
Ron h.

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