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Gun ownership: Because you can? Or because you need?

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posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Nope, we won't allow it.
Trust ME.




posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: Bedlam

I was at a seminar once where people from China were taking photos of the power point presentation.

I wanted to remind them that all the conference materials (including the power point presentation) were on the little USB thumb drive we all got....

Then again, those same people at lunch didn't understand the concept of "build your own sandwich" ... as they had little piles of meat and cheese along with slices of various breads on their plate. I felt kind of bad and wanted to coach them on how to construct a proper ham & cheese sandwich.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
If everyone -- and I mean everyone -- was armed and walking around, we'd probably see more shootings, not fewer.


So true, when I drive or walk down the street I'm always thinking damn I would like to shoot that guy...maybe I should not carry...



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom

Pretty soon we've got an all-out warzone situation where no one knows who really is the bad guy and everyone's shooting at one another.

I swear it'll happen...mark my words...


Like the Middle East and Africa is now? hehe



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Hehe I liked that addition, been in similar situations, thanks for the chuckle



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: Bedlam

I was at a seminar once where people from China were taking photos of the power point presentation...


We started getting calls about projects by name. Ones they shouldn't have had any knowledge of. Then we noticed that they had been written on whiteboards in the staff meeting room. So we started putting fake project info up and changing it between vendor visits, and it became obvious who was doing it about a week later. Put a camera in there, caught them going through the trash and writing down or photographing the white boards.

Some vendors got permabanned from another shop in Huntsville when the hidden cameras caught them going through the secretary's desk and stealing the internal phone books when she left the room.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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Owning a gun is a personal decision that has to be thought out.

The first consideration should be safety, especially if there are children in the house.
Accessibility is paramount, or having it will make no sense. You must have a locking trigger guard if there is anyone else in the house besides yourself.

My recommendation would be to have a locked case, with opaque glass front, mounted at reaching distance high on either a bedroom or basement wall. The keys for the case and the trigger guard need to be located very near in a concealed area that you can get at quickly. In an emergency, you can smash the glass to get at the weapon, but you still need to be able to unlock that trigger guard fast. To be anywhere effective, the gun has to be loaded. The location for the key set should only be known by the owner and spouse.

After selecting a weapon, take it to a police shooting range and fire at least 20 rounds so you understand the mechanism. Most states will require a mandatory gun safety course to get a licence to have it, so that may take care of itself.

Owning a weapon is a huge responsibility, but you can reduce your risks by just being smart about how you store it and how fast you can get at it if absolutely required.

Hope that helps somone, and everyone may not agree with this, and your situations may not apply.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

Funny, I'm usually watching the news...



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Xtrozero

Funny, I'm usually watching the news...


How many TVs do you go through a year?



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:12 PM
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Freedom against unreasonable searches or seizures of your property....because you can...or because you need?



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

None.
I was trained in target discipline. it just mostly happens there.
Walking around, not really, I'm often thinking of ideas to paint.
edit on 30-12-2015 by cavtrooper7 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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originally posted by: charlyv

After selecting a weapon, take it to a police shooting range and fire at least 20 rounds so you understand the mechanism. Most states will require a mandatory gun safety course to get a licence to have it, so that may take care of itself.


Though you may want to at times, I don't think the police want you shooting at them.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

No that's LEGAL now.
If they get someone who doesn't like you or they can use the good ol "anonymous tip" they can search as they wish.
AND take your guns...in California.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: brace22
a reply to: rossacus

I was worried that this could turn into chaos. I have tried to word to keep it on point.

However, like Fallout 4, ...



GTA V online...bwa ha ha ha ha...

That said, I am a man and i never needed a gun and i been in very hairy situations. After hours places - www.youtube.com..., mafia, the projects at 4am etc. but if i were a female i would get a 357 Magnum for my hip and and something for my ankle holster just for fun.


www.youtube.com...

edit on 30-12-2015 by Harvin because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:18 PM
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When laws fail us..www.oregonlive.com...



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:46 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: charlyv

After selecting a weapon, take it to a police shooting range and fire at least 20 rounds so you understand the mechanism. Most states will require a mandatory gun safety course to get a licence to have it, so that may take care of itself.


Though you may want to at times, I don't think the police want you shooting at them.


I hope you jest. The police have a vested interest in residential gun safety. Sure there are some anomalies and problems with all people, which includes police. However, the 99.999% may certainly save your life some day.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:46 PM
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posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: Harvin
Listen to that dirty (FILTHY) BRITISH BASTARD...


I am at a loss as to your post.

I thought I was keeping up but this leaves me a little bemused?


(post by Harvin removed for a manners violation)

posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Oh so we my all end up like this classic here. I really wish they brought fully armed riot code back to subsequent GTA titles, really made things interesting in the game.


edit on 30-12-2015 by AmericanRealist because: (no reason given)




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