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US guns sales soar after Obama's re-election

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#31    Drayno

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

View Postregeneratia, on 12 November 2012 - 05:46 PM, said:

I want a gun. I want to protect my family from an exteremly rabid government.

You have the unalienable right to do so.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

Where's this extremely rabid government? Instead of getting a gun, try to move to the US. We don't have one of those "extremely rabid governments" like you do wherever you live.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:33 AM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 13 November 2012 - 05:02 AM, said:

His reasons may differ but I think it has more to do with peace of mind than actually believing a rabid government vs your Smith & Wesson is going to go your way these days but it is our right and until that right is taken away you don't really have to have an explanation.
The peace of mind is psychological and a point of pride. It could give you and your family a sense of security which is important to the human psyche even if petty and if people are coming to get you and family, no matter the scenario but let's assume not friendly, what better legal means are there to at least attempt to protect yourself? A gun is your only chance even if you still stand no chance. It's either that or you submit.

IF a gun gives you "peace of mind", you have bigger problems.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:44 AM

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IF a gun gives you "peace of mind", you have bigger problems.

And what would you prefer in the event of unfriendly intruders coming to harm your family? Water balloons? Kind words? Peace signs?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 14 November 2012 - 03:44 AM, said:

And what would you prefer in the event of unfriendly intruders coming to harm your family? Water balloons? Kind words? Peace signs?

in the monumentally remote chance of that, I'd call the police.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:30 AM

View Postninjadude, on 14 November 2012 - 04:21 AM, said:



in the monumentally remote chance of that, I'd call the police.
Dude, my scenario was obviously circumstantial. The police aren't an option. It's an emergency situation likely in a societal breakdown where your on your own.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:32 AM

People want them for protection:



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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

For the record, we own guns because target shooting is an activity that my husband and I enjoy doing together.  Loser cooks dinner.  Husband is a bow hunter.  Carries guns for safety.  Both of us have our CC, not so we can "protect ourselves from da gummit".  We have them for a simple reason.  IF we are carrying a gun and IF we do something that conceals it, we want to be within the law.  

Both of us believe in gun control and that we should enforce the laws on the books.  Heck, it took more "class time" to become a kids soccer coach than it did for us to get our CC's.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

View Postninjadude, on 14 November 2012 - 03:33 AM, said:

IF a gun gives you "peace of mind", you have bigger problems.
Mostly large men. I'm working on getting my concealed carry so I can carry a wee little pistol in my purse.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

View PostHasina, on 14 November 2012 - 01:19 PM, said:

Mostly large men. I'm working on getting my concealed carry so I can carry a wee little pistol in my purse.

You'll be taught that carrying in your purse is not the best idea.  

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

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You'll be taught that carrying in your purse is not the best idea.  

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I thought that would be the case, lol, but popular perception has warped my common sense. No one really thinks (especially me, usually never) about how much a purse gets jostled around. What is the best way to conceal carry? I'm guessing some kind of holster.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 14 November 2012 - 01:13 PM, said:

For the record, we own guns because target shooting is an activity that my husband and I enjoy doing together.  Loser cooks dinner.  Husband is a bow hunter.  Carries guns for safety.  Both of us have our CC, not so we can "protect ourselves from da gummit".  We have them for a simple reason.  IF we are carrying a gun and IF we do something that conceals it, we want to be within the law.  

Both of us believe in gun control and that we should enforce the laws on the books.  Heck, it took more "class time" to become a kids soccer coach than it did for us to get our CC's.

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Try living in NY, getting a CC is like jumping through hoops.Tons of paper work and fee's. Cops stoping by for a home visit. Then you have to go before a judge and explain to them why you want it, what you are going to use it for ect ect. And he can denie you without having to explain himself at all. Thats of course if you can find 5 refrences with CC's themselfs. And it cant be a cop, or a family member.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

View PostHasina, on 14 November 2012 - 01:26 PM, said:

I thought that would be the case, lol, but popular perception has warped my common sense. No one really thinks (especially me, usually never) about how much a purse gets jostled around. What is the best way to conceal carry? I'm guessing some kind of holster.

Yup, a holster.  A holster that you are comfortable with, that is secure and that you have practiced with A LOT.  Not only is access difficult with a purse, it's usually the first thing stolen (then the bad guy is armed), it's also left all over the place and others can have easy access to it.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

View Postpreacherman76, on 14 November 2012 - 01:27 PM, said:

Try living in NY, getting a CC is like jumping through hoops.Tons of paper work and fee's. Cops stoping by for a home visit. Then you have to go before a judge and explain to them why you want it, what you are going to use it for ect ect. And he can denie you without having to explain himself at all. Thats of course if you can find 5 refrences with CC's themselfs. And it cant be a cop, or a family member.

Colorado does't even have registration.  

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

Just a note, if you are carrying concealed for self protection you really need to be sure that you can USE a weapon in self defense.  Hesitation will get you killed, premature behavior can get innocent people killed.  In the state of Colorado we are taught that it is illegal to shoot some one in the leg or arm "to slow them down".  If you use a weapon in self defense, you shoot to kill.

Not everyone is ready for this or should be allowed to carry concealed.  I have issue with how easy it is in my state to get your CC permit.

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