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Old February 16, 2015, 07:32 PM   #118
Frank Ettin
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Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by BlueTrain
I don't think the typical person who just keeps a gun at home needs to be trained to the skill level of a policeman,...
I'm always fascinated by the folks who seem to somehow be prescient enough to know how much training or skill someone else will need to deal with whatever problems he'll face in his life. Perhaps those with such gifts should be playing the Lotto or betting on horse races.

I can, and will, decide how much training I will get. But since even I can't know how much I'll need, how can someone else know? Even even a cop will lose sometimes, suggesting that he did have the training or skills he need to deal with the problem that was his undoing.
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