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Gun laws should be relaxed everywhere.
Just KNOWING that people are allowed to have and carry guns is a DETERRENT to any criminal. Gun's do not kill people, they are an inanimate object- a piece of metal. It takes the human element to turn it into a weapon. Sadly, if you take away guns, people will simply find a new (and probably more heinous) way of killing each other.
Whether there is a law banning all guns or not, guns WILL be available to the criminal, after all, they ARE criminals and last I checked, arms smuggling was a criminal activity.
In the case of an emergency, I hope the owner would be intelligent enough to have it in a place where they can easily get it. I assume you will have heard the person breaking in, or coming in. If not, it doesn't matter.
But the security of being able to get the gun if you can is what counts. The chance of if you can get it. What if that gun was the only thing that could protect your family?
I've always felt as though any gun that I could access quickly and easily enough to protect my family in the event of a break-in would be more of a danger to my children than to anyone else.
That's a little off-topic, though. Sorry for minor derail.
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