JonnyPistachio wrote: pandora wrote:
ComeToTX wrote:Seriously! If I ever live in a city where I feel like I need a gun to be safe then I'm fucking moving ASAP!
Like I mentioned I'm glad others don't feel a need to have a gun in their home.
And yes this would be a direct relation to the level of crime in their city.
Atlanta has been very good to us and we will fight to make it better.
Not run away.
Not run away. hmmm, such an interesting way to put it. You have explained how your area is very dangerous with guns and machetes everywhere, yet you don't own a gun. So you wont move or buy a gun...then is your immediate area safe? How are you fighting to make gun violence better?
I'll admit, as I did in my PM, I have up and moved. I came to my last straw. Too much gun violence in my hood. I've abandoned my house and moved to a better neighborhood. For the last two years, as much as I oppose guns, I contemplated getting one. I'm glad I found a better way to escape it than to cave in and cater to the American mentality that more guns is better. I just cant subscribe to that so I did what I could to avoid it. Plus, I cant imaging my wife as a quick-draw and/or in a shootout. So we moved. Just a few weeks ago in my old neighborhood, (my old place is in short sale), there was a gunfight in the street. One building riddled with bullets. I think there get to be a point where you just cant do anything but escape it.
Yes I was glad you moved Jonny this a good fit for you. And a happy time for you
We are in a great neighborhood, very upper class, so much so a target I'm afraid.
We have some detectives and sheriffs moving in though so their presence is very welcome.
Our house is on the market but we will stay in the general area as our biz is moved here now,
a short 5 mile drive.Matters not really crime happens everywhere anyways.
For some a means of income
so crime goes to the best of neighborhoods.
I speak of what others deal with in all parts of Atl. though and if you read between the lines
I said I personally
didn't own a gun and that was all...
Fighting to stop gun violence means we must bring the value of life back to people.
Make life worth living with opportunities and good education. Teach love from small on
so people learn to appreciate the life next to them, it is not something to be used and abused,
it is a person with feelings. Like in the case of Miss Ruby, how can the young pray on the elderly?
No respect for life, why? Because they were never taught this and never received it...
Taking guns away will never work because the person intent on finding one will.
The criminals will because they need them for their livelihood,
leaving victims helpless like poor Miss Ruby would have been without her gun.
We must take the person and change them instead.
Change where they live, how they live, give them hope and empathy for others.
Legal responsible gun owners are not the problem so we can not punish them...
we can not punish the thoughtful because of the thoughtless.