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how many of you own a gun?


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#31    shrooma

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:46 AM

View Posts33ker, on 23 April 2013 - 01:41 AM, said:

My husband won't let me tell you, he said you could be a cop.
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I could be.., if the police were in the habit of employing anarchists with a penchant for hallucinogenic mushrooms.....
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:49 AM

I am in the U.S.A and I do not own a firearm. I may have a BB pistol somewhere and no BBs. I do have a collection of swords and daggers, though.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:04 AM

I own one, but that's all I need, because my father has a ton.
My family has been properly trained on how-when to use them for years now.

I wish to move to Europe, but I won't if I'm not allowed to have some sort of firearm.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:06 AM

View Postflbrnt, on 23 April 2013 - 01:49 AM, said:

I am in the U.S.A and I do not own a firearm. I may have a BB pistol somewhere and no BBs. I do have a collection of swords and daggers, though.
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but are you pro gun flb?

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:10 AM

View PostAliveInDeath7, on 23 April 2013 - 02:04 AM, said:


I wish to move to Europe, but I won't if I'm not allowed to have some sort of firearm.
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you could always try switzerland....?
believe it or not, in that most famously neutral of countries, the ownership of firearms is mandatory!!
seriously!
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:36 AM

View Postshrooma, on 23 April 2013 - 01:33 AM, said:

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I don't understand than, why would owning a handgun be a hassle?

In Canada you need to possess a Restricted License. Then you need to have a purpose for these firearms (be it work, target shooting, or collecting). Then if you want to transport it you have to submit paperwork to the local authority stating that oyu are transporting it from this location to this location.

Long guns is not an issue, just Restricted is a tad hard.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:51 AM

you're right, it DOES seem like a bit of a bind!
because they're easily concealable compared to a rifle I guess.....

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:55 AM

View Postshrooma, on 23 April 2013 - 12:03 AM, said:

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I shot an M1911 when I was in the states, and there is something incredibly seductive about guns. just holding one makes you wanna shoot something!
or do I need help??
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Nah, but they definitely have a thrill factor.  I was involved in "service rifle" competition for a couple of years and it was much fun.  You had to use AR-15s or M1A's.  Fired standing, kneeling and prone from 200, 300 and 600 yds.  No scopes, all iron sights.  It was a real blast!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:04 AM

I will admit to 4 rifles, Three shotguns,  5 pistols , 1 crossbow,   two compound bows,  four swords ( two of which are useable the other two are  family heirlooms and were ceremonial weapons. ),  three fighting staves.  Several throwing  stars,  Darts  and about 40 different knives.  Each  firearm has at least 250 rounds and each clip fed weapon has at least ten clips.  and just so no one tries to figure out who I am and where the guns are( not that anyone I know would do so)  I do NOT keep the firearms  at home ( except for the sig .45 and 12 clips of hollow points. ).  Until I lost my job and could not afford to renew my  license I also had a concealed carry license. in my fifties now I had my first weapon ( hunting rifle ) at 16. bought for me with my money by my father  as soon as I passed all three gun safety courses he enrolled me in.
and I am not even counting the pellet rifles  or the hand made ( from a kit) black powder stuff

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:09 AM

I don't own any guns myself, but I have fired many different types of them with a friend at the gun club he belongs to. I live in a good neighborhood and don't hunt, so I've never had the need for one.

I have to admit though, I am one of those fence sitters when it comes to the assault type rifles, even though I've fired an AR-15 and some kind of Russian made assault rifle amongst others. I'm just not sure which way to go with my opinion.....I can see both sides......

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:12 AM

Punching holes in paper at 600 yds without a scope is a thrill in itself.  The bullseye on a target at that distance is about 3ft across and looks like the head of a pin :)  It's a lot of fun.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:19 AM

View Postand then, on 23 April 2013 - 03:12 AM, said:

Punching holes in paper at 600 yds without a scope is a thrill in itself.  The bullseye on a target at that distance is about 3ft across and looks like the head of a pin :)  It's a lot of fun.

I have to agree  but taking down a running deer or elk at 250 is just as much a thrill as a paper target (considering you are shooting at a target that can be moving at 20 + mph for short distances), and the deer tastes better than paper.
  the real test is putting a bullet through a quarter at 200 or more.  Once apon a time I could do so and I had the quarters to prove it for many years. I can't do that anymore and don't have the quarters any more either

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:26 AM

View Postshrooma, on 23 April 2013 - 01:00 AM, said:

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do you miss it then hawkin?

I guess a little I do. I never was a hardcore hunter like a lot of people but I did
enjoy it. Miss the taste of BBQ rabbit smothered in sauce baked in the oven.
Deer Hunting is the big thing here. I tried it a few times but sittin' still by a tree
waiting for a deer to come by wasn't my thing. Found myself falling asleep
most the time. :sleepy:

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:31 AM

Pro gun, non owner. Do have weapons though. An old Chinese wood stock single shot pellet gun I ordered from a magazine of fifty hulk when I was a teenager. It's still real nice. A bunch of new and old knives and swords, a ball and chain with two matching black iron daggers displayed on a wooden crest, an old civil war era shotgun non working but mostly in tact, a 'project' compound bow, a multitude of deadly steel construction tools, a friendly dog and a goofy rabbit.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:32 AM

I do shoot sometimes though. Have a gun store with an indoor range a 1/4 mile straight down the road. It's great.





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