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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-24-2008, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Protection, and in a wierd way it gives me a connection with my grandfather who is long passed away now. He was an expert marksman and i grew up around his guns.

LOL, he always had a little 25 in tucked in the split of the bench seat of his grand marquis. when he died after a loooooong battle with alzheimers I got a small inheritance from him, which i used to purchase my AR -15. I've always considered it a gift from him, i will never sell that gun.




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The Police can only be relied upon to clean up the mess after something bad happens...


I hope I never need them, but you need to be able to protect yourself.


Besides I have been target shooting since age 6 or 7 .... it's fun !




Scout.... your post in the other thread is quite good.





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I hope I never have to use mine to protect myself, or if all hell truly breaks loose (think Escape from New York or Mad Max). So I've taken tactical pistol courses, and I used to put 500 rounds a week through my pistols...but it's been a while

But for me, it's just another skill I'm set on learning. Just like motorbiking, guitar, computers, mechanics, electronics...each has it's uses, but I just enjoy learning and doing.

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I hope I never need them, but you need to be able to protect yourself.


Besides I have been target shooting since age 6 or 7 .... it's fun !




Scout.... your post in the other thread is quite good.





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I like to shoot targets. I really don't think I'll ever have to use a gun nor do I believe that having a gun in the house really makes my home more safe. The reality is that for most people they have a gun that they've not touched in years then something happens and they are not prepared or capable of using the weapon that is supposed to protect them. The gun is only a small part of how my home is protected.

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I enjoy going to the range and shooting.

Added bonus is having the piece of mind that it is loaded and ready.

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I enjoy going to the range and protection!

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i dont like being unarmed.

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I have been hunting since I was 5. It has a connection to my family, even though they treat me like shit. I like hunting, target shooting, and also use them for self defense. I have an older brother, and if we get to inherit half his gun collection (the other half going to my brother) I will be very very happy.
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Range shooting and out-door shooting is fun. I somehow got addicted last year, unfortunately I haven't been much this summer. Should be a good winter sport!

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Is it ignorance, or apathy?

I don't know, and I don't care.
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I own my guns for all the reasons above, but also I can't help but think that I should. I mean, it seems to me that a citizen should own a gun. Now, don't get all offended if you don't own guns, its just my opinion,YMMV. Just like voting, I feel private ownership of firearms is good for the country.
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I would like to think there is some altruistic reason behind them but they are all locked up so home defense has nothing to do with it. The kid is safer staying away from them. The truth is that they are cool.

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Because it annoys liberals I think they are works of art, shotguns are beautiful to me

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I'm a liberal that enjoys guns. Yes an over under can be made very beautiful.

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There are numerous reasons to own a weapon. One of the first going back to the original purposes of ownership...to keep a corrupt governement from either 1. getting out of control or 2. enslaving its citizenship. Also, to ensure that all lands can be protected in the event of attack ( "DA ZERMANS ARE COMING!").

However, I carry simply because criminals carry. We have the right to protect our families and I personally believe ALL Americans SHOULD be permitted to carry a firearm at all times, but be proficient with its use. And for those that think "guns kill people" then so do cars...12k nationwide last year alone, so maybe we should ride bicycles....dumb asses!

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am I the only one on here who doesn't own a gun? One more year and I can buy a hand gun.
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