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How many people own guns?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Whisker, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Just out of curiosity I was wondering who has licensed firearms(if unlicensed shh...) in their possession? A few of my friends have begun to buy them in fear of some kind of economic downfall and just for protection in general. I personally have a browning 12 gauge my father passed down to me, but I was thinking of maybe purchasing a handgun of some sort soon.

    Any shooting enthusiasts, gun owners, respectable NRA members(if those exist) in here?
     
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  2. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    I've got a registered Glock 27 and a concealed carry license. It's not for economic turmoil though. A few years ago I spent a considerable amount of time driving through one of the roughest neighborhoods on the East Coast. It's a subcompact .40 caliber and is very easy to keep hidden. I'm very thankful that I've never had to use it. I love shooting at the range though. It's a great stress reliever.
     
  3. typo619

    typo619 Newbie

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    i myself have a Glock 23 for home protection.

    i'm trying to get my license for conceal and carry.

    you never know now a days with all of the crazy things happening.
     
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    here it is highly illegal to own guns.
    you only can get a license to shoot it at a range, but you have to leave your firearms on that property, and can`t take them home.

    i think thats a good thing. people shouldn`t be allowed to own guns, and shouldn`t be available that easy.
    ofcourse, you can buy guns here, you can everywhere.
    but here hardly anybody does own firearms here.
     
  5. Uptownbulker

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    Class III, of course!

    Why waltz when you can rock and roll?
     
  6. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Wow. I'm afraid to know what kind of firepower you're holding.
     
  7. caretaker2007

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    Different lines of thoughts. We are able to own weapons for the possibility of overthrowing the government, just what George Washington did. He and the others saw the possibility of this having to happen again, and thus the right to bear arms came to be.
    Of course, the government doesn't want people to realize that so they try to place bans on weapons, making certain classes illegal and all, but, the founding dads didn't see it that way. They knew they had to and so may someone in the future.

    As to the topic. Nope, don't own any, did have several once. That same government that is creating illegal bans on weapons taught me well, few weapons I can not pick up and use with at least good accuracy. I may go through the process to a few though. Protectionism and olden is right, the stress release is good. They don't have a civilian range I can blow stuff up at though, which is even better.
     
  8. Uptownbulker

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    All of my firearms are 100% legal and some even carry the Whisper of Authority.

    Back to work now.
     
  9. typo619

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    Same here, my gun is registered and I had to go through a couple of hoops to get it no big deal.
     
  10. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    That is on topic and relevant to why people I know are purchasing them. For some claim that a government ban of weapons and ammo is a looming threat, protection of not only yourself and your family from any entity is a valid reason to own a firearm.
     
  11. Dan Free

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    I use to live in L.A. in a tiny (about 1 square mile) incorporated city with its own police force (of maybe 10 officers). During the Rodney King Riots, the police said "If you got 'em get em out", we can't protect you. What many people do not know is that there was a moratorium on the purchase of guns and ammunition because of the riots. But little good this did with the California 14 day waiting period on the purchase of new guns. So if you wanted to protect your property and family you had sticks and stones and kitchen knives. But the bad guys just broke into the sporting goods and gun shops and took what the wanted.

    They sent in the National Guard to help at about the 4th day but it took an extra day to issue them ammunition. Our government at work.

    Some streets looked like something out of a war movie with burned out buildings lining the street every block or so. The bad guys would cruise down the street in the back of pick-up trucks throwing out molotov cocktails. The fire department was kept from putting out the fires because of sniper fire. They had to have police or swat escorts to allow them to save property and lives.

    And this was because some people did not like a jury verdict that was returned for the police officers who arrested the fine upstanding citizen known as Rodney King.

    I think there may be the potential for problems by next summer with the corn problem and the gasoline situation. This is going to be a one - two punch for everybody with an unintential increase in the cost of living.

    The corn crop is significantly reduced by the mid-west floods and the full effect will take a year to be felt. Corn shows up in so many things. High fructose corn syrup is in a lot of things from candy to soft drinks. And then there is animal feed which affects things from cheese to milk to eggs to meat.

    And last is the government subsidized ethanol. And to top that off, did you know that California, the state built on the automobile has barely even started to embrace ethanol. GM is promoting its flex fuel cars as a way to save the planet. A couple of months ago, I got one of the flex fuel cars as a rental on a trip in California. I thought I would try to fill it up with E-85 to save some money. I went and did a search on-line and discovered that there are less than 20 gas stations in California that have E-85 fuel. If this takes off in California with its environmental leanings, you can forget about being able to afford anything that touches corn.
     
  12. SobkY

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    I have glock 27 but dont have a license..
     
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    Dan, do some research on that E-85. Some reports I have read show that is produces more pollution. Only a few percentage points, but, still more. People will still use it though, since it is so much cheaper, so maybe Cali has it right.
    Yeah, flooding here wasn't too bad, but bad enough. $8.00 a box for plain old corn flakes.....

    WB, I used the wrong word, I meant the particular question. It will be soon enough that they change the Right to Bear Arms to the Right to Grin and Bear It (grinning optional).
     
  14. nomad

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    I have a Glock 27 with extended clip.

    Love it.
     
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    My wife says I own an "arsenal" but as a hunter I have a good selection of choices for many "situations" which would include home invasion and I'll leave it at that. All legally owned and registered of course :)
     
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    I have a Glock 17, a snub nose .38, and my grandpa's .22 9 shot revolver.
     
  17. gts6

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    the only lethal weapons i carry are my own 2 hands :)
     
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    I'm getting close enough, just a little more in revenue and I'm on my way to becoming a happy gun owner. In my opinion, every home should have a gun in it within reason. If you're some f'd up psycho then no. Law abiding etc etc then yep, in my opinion it's your responsibility to be able to defend yourself and country if need be.

    I live near a public housing project and believe me, the cops aren't going to be rushing everywhere in a hurry when TSHTF. They'll be worrying about their own family too. It's up to you. I'd hate to have to defend my fiance and daughter with a butter knife.
     
  19. titalian

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    3 shotguns all liscenced
     
  20. gts6

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    even though i dont own any guns, i hope they never take away the right.

    in fact, i was always a believer in the old "wild west" way of life.
    most people fear a society like that, but i guarantee you crime would drop if everyone was packing a gun and allowed to blow your brains out if you fuck with them in any kind of way. we would quickly return to a society where we would totally respect our fellow citizens.