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You choose what's best for YOU under YOUR circumstances, and I'll do the same. I'll evaluate the relative risk of a child finding my gun, loading it and firing it, vs the risk of not having it ready, given the number of children with access, their ages, responsibility, strength, the crime in my area, etc, and you can do the same.   When someone who has no concept of my exact circumstances decides to legislate what's best for me in my house, it's moving on toward time to play Lexington and Concorde all over again.

 

 

I think you need to clarify what you are saying.  I agree with your statement.  I don't agree that someone who leaves their gun unlocked is automatically irresponsible. 

 

Mirkwood, agreed.

 

Kapikui, I was responding to Bytor's response to my post saying that I keep mine with a lock going through the handle.  As you can see, he insinuated that I was doing something wrong, because I'd locked my gun up.  As you've pointed out, in what seems to be inflammatorily at me, in my situation, it would be irresponsible to keep my gun not locked up.  I'm living with my in-laws right now where I have no control over what children come into my house, where they go, or what they are allowed to touch, I also don't feel I'm comfortably proficient with it yet.  I thought what Bytor said was a little offensive.  As I've stated in other posts on this thread, people need to be sensitive and honest about what they are doing with their gun, and that different situations are unique, so how guns are stored will vary based on situation.  He essentially said I was doing it wrong, because I didn't do it his way.  My post was meant to show him my thoughts on people making blanket statements like that when they knew very little about the situation.

 

You may want to consider reading through this whole thread.  Some good things have been written.

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I did read the thread, thank you very much.  I had the same idea as Mirkwood, namely that you were saying that anyone that didn't have a gun locked up to the point that it couldn't be accessed easily was irresponsible.  Indeed, there are many people that want this to be the firm law. Let's just say that I disagree, strongly.

 

My preference, if I needed to lock up a gun would be one of these or similar.

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I did read the thread, thank you very much. I had the same idea as Mirkwood, namely that you were saying that anyone that didn't have a gun locked up to the point that it couldn't be accessed easily was irresponsible. Indeed, there are many people that want this to be the firm law. Let's just say that I disagree, strongly.

My preference, if I needed to lock up a gun would be one of these or similar.

Mirkwood didn't have that idea. He knew my stance, but could see how some might misinterpret what I was saying. It seemed like you misinterpreted, which made me believe you hadn't read the thread. If you wanted to say it annoys you how people want to make laws of that ilk, you didn't need to pretend not to know what I meant, you could have just made an original post.

I agree with you though. Lots of politicians and citizens in America are getting way out of hand with what they want some with gun laws.

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They should remember Colorado.  We got so mad we recalled two state senators, and was working on the third, over the stupid gun laws they passed here.  The third resigned before we could recall.  She was forced out, because a recall would have actually moved the senate from blue to red.

 

Just about every county Sheriff in the state joined up and sued as well because the laws were so poorly written and unenforceable.  

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