Are you a gun owner?

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#1 Posted by MikeMoose (3079 posts) -

If so, what for?

I'm not much of a hunter or anything, but I sleep with a Mossberg 500 under my bed strictly for home protection. I Live in what most would call a decent middle class neighborhood but it seems like we are having constant problems. My next door neighbors house got burglarized when they were gone recently. The thief took the spare key off of their wall and came back and stole their truck. My car has been vandalized three times the last year right in my driveway in the past year, and not too long ago I was woken up by police lights in my window because they were searching the bushes near my house for some night prowler. It's weird because to the naked eye my neighborhood seems pretty nice, most people are always shocked when I tell them about these things. I feel almost obligated to own a firearm to protect not only myself but my family if somebody tries to break into my house. Anyone else in OT feel this way?

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#2 Posted by tenaka2 (17052 posts) -

I don't live in the U.S. so obviously I don't suffer from weekly house invasions. So no need for a gun.

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#3 Posted by MikeMoose (3079 posts) -

I don't live in the U.S. so obviously I don't suffer from weekly house invasions. So no need for a gun.

tenaka2

Yeah, it's really pretty sad. I want to get out of this country. Where are you from?

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#4 Posted by Guybrush_3 (8308 posts) -

Yes, I have guns for hunting.

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#5 Posted by tenaka2 (17052 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

I don't live in the U.S. so obviously I don't suffer from weekly house invasions. So no need for a gun.

MikeMoose

Yeah, it's really pretty sad. I want to get out of this country. Where are you from?

I live on sarcasm street just off the facetious interstate.

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#6 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10053 posts) -
No. I'm in Australia and we don't have messed up laws.
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#7 Posted by sukraj (27289 posts) -

No guns

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#8 Posted by junglist101 (5517 posts) -

No. I'm in Australia and we don't have messed up laws.ShadowsDemon
Isn't it in Australia where they ban video games...

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#9 Posted by kingdre (9456 posts) -

Nope. Guns are too expensive over here.

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#10 Posted by coasterguy65 (7133 posts) -

Yep...own quite a few guns.

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#11 Posted by FMAB_GTO (14385 posts) -
I am trying to stay away as much as i can from guns.
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#12 Posted by Vaultboy-101 (1778 posts) -

No. I'm in Australia and we don't have messed up laws.ShadowsDemon

What's that supposed to mean? I'm an Australian and I own four rifles, they'd be my first option for self defence if need be, legal or not. I'd prefer to end up in court than six feet under.

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#13 Posted by johnd13 (9290 posts) -

Civillians here generally don' t have guns so I don' t either. My brother who' s a police officer once gave me to hold his gun though. :o

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#14 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

[QUOTE="MikeMoose"]

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

I don't live in the U.S. so obviously I don't suffer from weekly house invasions. So no need for a gun.

tenaka2

Yeah, it's really pretty sad. I want to get out of this country. Where are you from?

I live on sarcasm street just off the facetious interstate.

I'll give you a real answer TC: UK.
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#15 Posted by Planeforger (17345 posts) -

No, and I don't think I know anyone who owns a gun. I honestly wouldn't know where to get one if I wanted one.

[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"]No. I'm in Australia and we don't have messed up laws.junglist101

Isn't it in Australia where they ban video games...

That's old news now.

They did ban a few games in the past, due to our stupid classification system. People complained about it, and the government fixed the system.

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#16 Posted by Legend002 (13374 posts) -

Only in video games.

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#17 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

No, but I have family members that have owned and do own guns. I've shot a few in my life, but I have no interest in owning one myself. I have no problem with citizens owning guns, as long as they are using them for hunting, sports shooting, and home protection.

I don't like the idea of concealed carry, but I have to deal with it in my state.

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#18 Posted by Ingenemployee (2307 posts) -

I have a 22 bolt action rifle for shredding paper targets. I plan on starting a collection of firearms but that probably wont happen til after I get the hell out of New York.

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#19 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
My family currently has a .306 for hunting, a .22 rifle and a shotgun for bird hunting. Eventually I plan to have a couple hand guns and assault rifles for target shooting and home protection.
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#20 Posted by Guybrush_3 (8308 posts) -

I have a 22 bolt action rifle for shredding paper targets. I plan on starting a collection of firearms but that probably wont happen til after I get the hell out of New York.

Ingenemployee

Why on earth is a bolt action gun your choice for shredding targets?

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#21 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ingenemployee"]

I have a 22 bolt action rifle for shredding paper targets. I plan on starting a collection of firearms but that probably wont happen til after I get the hell out of New York.

Guybrush_3

Why on earth is a bolt action gun your choice for shredding targets?

It's the kind of rilfe that is used (or was used) on rifles teams when I was in high school.

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#23 Posted by Ingenemployee (2307 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ingenemployee"]

I have a 22 bolt action rifle for shredding paper targets. I plan on starting a collection of firearms but that probably wont happen til after I get the hell out of New York.

Guybrush_3

Why on earth is a bolt action gun your choice for shredding targets?

It may take some time but when I'm done with them they are pretty well shredded. I guess target shooting would have been more accurate.

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#24 Posted by Dogswithguns (11359 posts) -
If I have to own guns to survive in this country USA, that means it's pretty bad.. then I'm gonna have to move somewhere.
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#25 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -
not american, not a gun owner... but i was tought to handle rifle since early teen by parents
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#26 Posted by dagreenfish (1818 posts) -
Never felt the need or desire to own one.
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#27 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

Yes I am. I use them for target shooting, home protection (hopefully never have to) and I enjoy collecting them.

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#28 Posted by MonoSilver (1392 posts) -
Considering where I live, no. Even if I were to live in a more uncivilised area I wouldn't buy a gun.
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#29 Posted by Scissorman88 (154 posts) -

I don't own any 

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#30 Posted by Wasdie (53489 posts) -

I have a couple, all old military surplus from various nations. I'm working on buying an M1 Garand soon though.

I own them as a hobby. Shooting, cleaning, repairing, restoring, and then owning bits of history. I don't keep any of them loaded for self defense. I don't live in an area where that would be a precaution I need to take. I can leave my garage door wide open all day while I'm at work an my golf clubs are still there when I get back. 

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#31 Posted by Tabris91 (7779 posts) -

Nope.

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#32 Posted by AfroPirate (675 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ingenemployee"]

I have a 22 bolt action rifle for shredding paper targets. I plan on starting a collection of firearms but that probably wont happen til after I get the hell out of New York.

Guybrush_3

Why on earth is a bolt action gun your choice for shredding targets?

Paper doesn't move?

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#33 Posted by DaBrainz (7908 posts) -
I have an arsenal locked up in my basement. They are family heirlooms. Haven't shot them since I was little visiting my grandpa in Kentucky.
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#34 Posted by tenaka2 (17052 posts) -

[QUOTE="Guybrush_3"]

[QUOTE="Ingenemployee"]

I have a 22 bolt action rifle for shredding paper targets. I plan on starting a collection of firearms but that probably wont happen til after I get the hell out of New York.

AfroPirate

Why on earth is a bolt action gun your choice for shredding targets?

Paper doesn't move?

Unless its fly paper.

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#35 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="MikeMoose"]

Yeah, it's really pretty sad. I want to get out of this country. Where are you from?

dramaybaz

I live on sarcasm street just off the facetious interstate.

I'll give you a real answer TC: UK.

 

that can't be true. You can walk into someones home in the UK and if you hurt the intruder they can sue you lol. SO with that i am sure house invasion is up there

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#36 Posted by thegerg (18283 posts) -
If I have to own guns to survive in this country USA, that means it's pretty bad.. then I'm gonna have to move somewhere.Dogswithguns
You don't have to own guns to survive.
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#37 Posted by thegerg (18283 posts) -
Yes. I own them for sport, recreation, investment purposes, and personal protection.
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#38 Posted by DaBrainz (7908 posts) -
[QUOTE="Dogswithguns"]If I have to own guns to survive in this country USA, that means it's pretty bad.. then I'm gonna have to move somewhere.thegerg
You don't have to own guns to survive.

That's easy to say if your from a good neighborhood. Try the east side of Detroit where the cops don't even feel safe and there is a 50/50 chance that they don't even show up if you call them..
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#39 Posted by bnarmz (1372 posts) -

yes, but I keep my ratchets locked away, i don't really like guns. In fact I havn't even looked at them in month's, maybe more than a year ago. There's absolutely no need for me to be picking them up unless I plan on using them. tbh, I rather use my martial arts training before pulling a trigger, any panzy can fire a gun. Over the years I'm finding more and more cowards are falling in love with guns.

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#40 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

[QUOTE="dramaybaz"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

I live on sarcasm street just off the facetious interstate.

k2theswiss

I'll give you a real answer TC: UK.

 

that can't be true. You can walk into someones home in the UK and if you hurt the intruder they can sue you lol. SO with that i am sure house invasion is up there

Actually that can happen in the US as well, which is why any attorney would tell you to shoot a home invader dead

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#41 Posted by Stinger78 (5844 posts) -
No, I'm not a gun owner, but I respect the right of individuals to own them. Kinda how I may not agree with a lot of opinions on various topics, but I respect the right and free expression of their opinion.
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#42 Posted by thegerg (18283 posts) -
[QUOTE="thegerg"][QUOTE="Dogswithguns"]If I have to own guns to survive in this country USA, that means it's pretty bad.. then I'm gonna have to move somewhere.DaBrainz
You don't have to own guns to survive.

That's easy to say if your from a good neighborhood. Try the east side of Detroit where the cops don't even feel safe and there is a 50/50 chance that they don't even show up if you call them..

A gun may be helpful in some situations, but generally speaking you can survive without one.
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#44 Posted by UnknownSniper65 (9238 posts) -

I collect C&R firearms so I do have guns. The guns I use for self protection at home are newer modern firearms though.

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#45 Posted by unrealtron (3148 posts) -
No, even though my country is really insecure. I think we got the third highest rate of homicides of south America.
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#46 Posted by deactivated-59913425220eb (1772 posts) -
Yes Sir. I own a 30-06 and a 12 gauge shotgun. I like to go hunting big game as well as bird. I've gotten my fair share of dove and have killed a wild boar, cooked it and ate it. I've gotten close to getting a white-tailed buck but its hard hunting in California's Yosemite areas.
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#47 Posted by lilasianwonder (5982 posts) -

Nope

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#48 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

I have a few guns, not counting my service weapons. I have an AR-15 for target shooting, and a Glock 21 .45 ACP for protection.

I'm planning on getting a shotgun for my wife because she's not the greatest pistol shooter in the world.

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#49 Posted by Explosive_Bagel (153 posts) -
No. I'm from the great white north.
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#50 Posted by Canuck3000 (40562 posts) -
Nah. It's not really my thing