Which would you rather have for protection, gun, knife or phone for dialing 911?
I wish I'd lived in a world where I didn't need protection. But I don't. I don't have a gun or a knife, I just walk around unprotected and hope for the best.
I agree with SportsBetter. I wish we lived in a safe world where no one was in need of protection. However we don't so we own guns. My husband and I both have Concealed Weapons Permits. While I prefer to have a gun I would never use one unless I had no other choice.
I also agree, but it seems our government is hell-bent on removing the 2nd Amendment along with the rest of the Bill of Rights and Constitution. I wonder what happens when they've outlawed guns. Martial law?
We are all in trouble the day guns are outlawed. I hope I never see that day!
I agree. With every black op to elicit public outrage over gun abuses, we might be getting closer to losing another liberty. That's why we need a real president, like Ron Paul, to help legalize the Constitution, again.
Yet there are so many societies around the world that seem to do just fine without guns... I'm just sayin'... Not debatin'... I guess those societies must be really whacko huh?
A study showed Only 3.87% of the population was exposed to crime in the USA. While
Australia(no guns allowed) had 7.16%, germany had 7.64%, Britain had 8.5%, and so on, so I think we are doing pretty good in comparsion.
Critical Message, first it is guns, then freedom of speech, then you have to be stripped searched every where you go. It would be never ending. I'm not saying guns are safe but what is?
You have to describe a specific set of circumstances before this question can be answered. For example, were someone coming at me with a knife but was still far enough away to give me enough time to get ready, aim and fire, I'd rather have a gun. Were I stranded on an island with a hurricane coming, I'd rather have a telephone.
I would be referring to protection against criminal intent....not weather or natural disaster.
All right, let's change that scene to stuck on an island, hiding from a bloodthirsty gang of drug runners.
Phone for 911, because at least with that, you know someone is coming. With the gun and knife, you're not guaranteed anyone will find you, plus you might have a lawsuit on your hands, even if it's for self-defense.
I remember in Los Angeles when I called the police and reached a volunteer who told me they couldn't help. Good luck with 911! This might help:
lone77star....I have to agree with you. I will already be harmed in some way and 911 is only good for medical care after or the coroner! The police can not sit on our doorstep like a body guard! Unfortunately we do live a cruel world!
Gun. My favorite are rifles. Dialing 911 for protection? That is laughable. You will get hurt before they are even on their way.
Phone. I've dialed 911 twice in my life, and it worked. I don't know anyone who has used a gun to protect his/her life, although I know a lot of people with guns. I do personally know (knew) two people who killed themselves using guns. I also know one man who went to jail for shooting a man in an argument. He should have just punched him or walked away. (I should say "knew" --he died in jail).
I've dialed it once. My wife was dead before help arrived. Always remember: when seconds count, the authorities are only minutes away.
Attikos, I'm so terribly sorry. If your tragedy doesn't change people's minds I don't think anything but going through it themselves would.
I don't trust police officers, nor do I support the way they work, their tactics - no 911 for me. Regarding guns, I think they are too impersonal. It is too easy to shoot someone ...
I like my knives. They are good for many things (not just protection), from cutting cheese to an orange, or I tag one along when I am fishing ...
On a day to day basis I carry no weapons and I just have faith in myself and the seven and a half years of martial arts training. : )
I am picking something that is not on your list...a dog. I have seen data that states that thieves and criminals fear them more than guns.
If I am in a place where a dog is not allowed, I would pick a phone.
I f I really had my druthers, I would choose a Star Trek phaser. I could either stun a person then call the police or phase someone to oblivion (disintegrate them) and not have to answer any pesky questions.
In closing, if the shooter in Aurora was killed by an armed citizen, would more people have died because he would not have mentioned that be booby trapped his apartment?
I vote phone.
I don't agree with guns or the justification that other people have them so I should too (for protection). I believe this is just a cycle of fear which ultimately results in dangerous weapons in every household.
I'm sure this comment will be voted down instantly but last time I checked no-one was killed or injured in their school or cinema with a smartphone !.
As for 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people'. Well I think the gun helps alot.
In my view, if a person feels the right to bear arms they should wear a t-shirt. At least that way alot of innocent people would still be with their loved ones.
I would rather have God for my protection. I have found Him to make a way out of no-way with the wonders of His methods of safety and direction of life.
What is not seen is more powerful than what is seen.
But if i had to choose one of the three that you mention,i would choose a phone.The other 2 is too much trouble.
Every soldier in battle prays for deliverance. Some of them still die.
When your number is call by God,nothing can save you,it is your time to leave this world. We go into battle with the thought that we may not return home. As it is written.....be ye also ready.
There is no one that is born that shall not die.
Definitely God and an ear that is in tune to understand him; however, since God is not listed, I would select gun and a thank you to the Chinese for this invention...
I live a long way from law enforcement so 911 is not quick in responding. We actually used it once and were put on hold (seriously). So I want a gun in my hand, a knife in my pocket, while on hold with 911.
During the Occupy Oakland and Occupy Berkeley all the police were there. A man met an intruder in his home called 911 and was dead when they got there 20 minutes later. I think a gun is useful, a dog is necessary and a NRA sign on your door somewhat intimidating. There should be a the sign, alerting firemen, saying there are pets inside.
I have been in more than one place where cocking the gun was all that was required to cause a wise criminal to leave..
The Gun!..................a .knife is too personal, and 911 is a joke , I don't think the cops will be there in time . the question is in such a situation ,will you stand up for your wife , daughter , family and property?
My husband and I never leave the house without both a knife and a gun. In our home we have dogs and of course our weapons.
I grew up in a bad neighborhood and with an abusive father (not towards me but women) I dialed 911 way too many times in my childhood and learned a difficult lesson. When someone stronger than you attacks with or without weapons of their own you don't have time to wait for help, you must help yourself. Women I care about had to endure broken bones because they couldn't protect themselves and all I could do was dial 911.
I would rather have a gun.It might take 911 some time before they arrive at the scene where you are .A knife is also not good weapon because you will need to get closer to any one who might be attacking you.Having a gun is the best protection any one can have.
if you use gun you will be in trouble so you call 911 ok
Phone, unless this person poses any REAL threat than there is NO reason to be physical.
The gun is the most practical. This does not imply that it should be used, but it may hinder the attacker, and by so doing protect both parties. It can be utilised much quicker than the other weapons in terms of neutralising the opponent.
Interesting though, I was once attacked by someone who I thought had a gun. I lifted by hands upwards to heaven and chanted God's name most powerfully. When I did look in his direction some 30 seconds later, he was walking backwards , turned around and walked away. This is a true story.
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