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Sorry, posted too soon...

Any 20 year old kid with a brain is either

a) going to swipe the keys to the gun safe or cabinet and make s duplicate or use them immediately after swiping the key
b) take aledge hammer to the gun room door, the gun cabinet...and get the guns.

You think most young adults rob their parents? Did you take a sledge hammer to your parents' locked cabinets when you were 20 years old?! Oh, wait...maybe you didn't have a brain...

or break into the neighbors house, that has no kids, and get the guns there since they don't have to be 'locked up' with no kids in the house. Right?

I neither said nor thought that. I said unsecured guns where children, teens,,, could get them. Didn;t say those people had to live in your house.

t will take you 2 minutes to get your gun out, get the gun lock removed, load the magazine. The police will record where your body lies on the floor in that case. After the perp rapes you...or your teenage daughter ...or both of you.

How many crimes have been prevented because the potential victim got their hands on their weapons in time to stop an already at-the-ready criminal? Unless you are anticipating an immediate crime, it is doubtful it can be prevented in that way. Even well prepared soldiers and police expecting to be shot at, well trained, with weapons at hand get killed.

How many crimes have been stopped by a member of the public with a home arsenal? What if they aren't at home? What if the trained shooter isn;t at home? I've had the apartment/house I lived in broken into twice by thieves when nobody was home--could we have prevented those crimes with a home arsenal? More likely the arsenal would've become part of the criminals' loot, leaving them better armed at the next victim's house.
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