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Old 12-24-2011, 02:10 AM   #21
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my hearing has gotten to the point where one or two shots don't ring my ears like they use to. When hunting I don't even use ear plugs any more don't really need to one shot a little bit of ringing and then I'm fine after a few minutes. I agree with the idea that the jury might use it against you that you had time to put in ear plugs...etc.

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my hearing has gotten to the point where one or two shots don't ring my ears like they use to. When hunting I don't even use ear plugs any more don't really need to one shot a little bit of ringing and then I'm fine after a few minutes. I agree with the idea that the jury might use it against you that you had time to put in ear plugs...etc.
Dude, your still young. For that matter, I'm fairly young too. But I can tell you, as far as hearing goes, you'll miss it when it's gone. I hope your trying to avoid any further damage.
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Pretty much what everyone else said, court defense, loss of one of your senses when you need them all the most, if you have time for earplugs you probably had time to avoid the encounter. I pray I never know for sure but comparing an SD situation to the adrenaline rush you get from hunting , guns that are loud as hell and kick like a mule when your sighting them in you barely feel or hear when the time comes to pull the trigger. Merry Christmas

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Hunting and self defense are 2 very different scenarios for use of a gun.

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Inless sir your hunting a pissed off bear.
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I understand they're different, but the fundamentals of gun safety are the same. You should never point your firearm at something unless you want to destroy it, keep your safety engaged and your finger off the trigger til your ready to fire and one thing my father used to say and I pass onto my daughters and wife , you cannot get that bullet back there's no second chances whatever it was pointed at is where it ends up , a bullet has no feelings or remorse. I take my 5yo hunting and when we gut and skin a deer I make sure and point out to her the horrendeous damage a bullet inflicts. That's why my first concern even with a SD weapon is safety. Maybe its my backwoods,informal training but its kept myself and those around me safe for the past 37 years that I've been shooting.

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Id love to go to Alaska on a bear hunt, hunting or defending myself from a pissed off one. Not so much lol

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For people making a legal argument against carrying earplugs. "I didn't even have time to put on my earplugs that I always carry with my gun" is a good add and would likely be the case in the real situation anyway.

For some other situations where you did have time to put on your plugs, they will help you "keep" your senses when loud noises are startling or knocking-out other people around you who didn't have plugs.

Recurring theme of being prepared is better than not being prepared. No reason to not at least keep some plugs in your car.

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Inless sir your hunting a pissed off bear.
Lol still a difference: hunting would mean you're chasing the bear; self-defense would mean the bear is chasing you.

But my statement was strictly contrasting the scenarios of hunting and self-defense in regards to the need (and/or lack thereof) for hearing protection/silencers.
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I understand they're different, but the fundamentals of gun safety are the same. You should never point your firearm at something unless you want to destroy it, keep your safety engaged and your finger off the trigger til your ready to fire and one thing my father used to say and I pass onto my daughters and wife , you cannot get that bullet back there's no second chances whatever it was pointed at is where it ends up , a bullet has no feelings or remorse. I take my 5yo hunting and when we gut and skin a deer I make sure and point out to her the horrendeous damage a bullet inflicts. That's why my first concern even with a SD weapon is safety. Maybe its my backwoods,informal training but its kept myself and those around me safe for the past 37 years that I've been shooting.
My statement was contrasting hunting and self-defense strictly in regards to the suggested need for hearing protection/silencers in everyday gun carry for the purposes of self-defense. Of course I agree that gun safety always applies to any situation when guns are involved for the very reasons you mentioned.
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