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posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: hombero
Let the guy friend purchase the gun and train her, if he got her interested.


That's called a straw purchase and is a felony.


I thought a straw purchase was only illegal if you are buying for someone that is restricted like a felon. You can buy a gun a gift it to someone.




posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:48 AM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
If she wants one, I'd say snub .38 revolver...


Screw that, she needs a Desert Eagle point five oh.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:48 AM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: Allaroundyou

Your mom and your sister are nuts. That is a whole bag of co-dependent fun over there.

I would feel uncomfortable with hooking her up with a gun and would not do it- it's the total flip-flop that is troubling. For starters.

The dog solution MIGHT be good, but you have to think of the dog- will she care for it properly? Meaning will she train it and work with it? Or will it get stuck out in the yard? Dogs are pack animals and NEED to live with their pack in the house (yes even big guard-like digs) or they will develop many issues. It will need exercise daily and mental challenges and obedience training.

Please don't get her a dog unless it will be a member of the family and worked witth properly. 4 million dogs are euthanized each year and much of it is due to owners not training the dogs or understanding their need to be in the family, which then leads to behavior problems that get them to the pound and then the grave.



If I get her another dog I will make sure they are well taken care of. If I feel that the dog is not I will assume ownership.
TBH though I am thinking I’ll just ignore her and hope she forgets this whole thing. If she doesn’t forget about this I think I have a plan. I have a friend who owns a .50 cal and has some land. Now I won’t shoot it because I am not trained on such a gun. But I am willing to pay the 7$ price tag for each round for my buddy to shoot it. Now that may scare her into rethinking her want for a gun. And also watching him shoot it is Fing cool as hell.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:48 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: hombero
Let the guy friend purchase the gun and train her, if he got her interested.


That's called a straw purchase and is a felony.


Straw purchases in California are a felony.




posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:49 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: lordcomac
If she wants one, I'd say snub .38 revolver...


Screw that, she needs a Desert Eagle point five oh.


JESUS man.....LOL



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:51 AM
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originally posted by: [post=23774203]Bluntone22[/post
I thought a straw purchase was only illegal if you are buying for someone that is restricted like a felon. You can buy a gun a gift it to someone.


The 4473 has a question that says 'are you buying this for yourself'. If the answer is 'no' it's a straw purchase with very few exceptions.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou


Anything less is for front holes.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:54 AM
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Talk to her. Perhaps something has happened that frightens her.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus


Sounds like an unenforceable law.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:56 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Allaroundyou


Anything less is for front holes.


Well back holes is how collateral damage happens.
.....OH... HAHA



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:57 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Sounds like an unenforceable law.


It went to the Supreme Court so morons out there are being prosecuted.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:12 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: lordcomac
If she wants one, I'd say snub .38 revolver...


Screw that, she needs a Desert Eagle point five oh.


Recommended by Bullet Tooth Tony:



Solid recommendation.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: intrepid


Worked on Boris the Blade, enough said.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I used to have a neighbor that had their home broken into 7 times.

They bought two big rottweilers.

No more break-ins.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I second that.

Try and find a range with a variety or rentals so she can find something she is comfortable shooting.

Then have her fire several hundred rounds through it to become proficient.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou


Get her a can of wasp spray.

If she has a hard time preparing food, she needs something for quick reaction without the innocent taking one.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou

originally posted by: watchitburn
Sounds pretty ageist and discriminatory for you to arbitrarily decide what she can or can't have or handle.



I can understand your concern. But she is very old and pretty forgetful about everything.
Hence me having to go over to her place and prepare her food. So I am going to go with the whole me being in charge thing.


Yeah, buying an old and forgetful woman a deadly pistol somehow seems moderately stupid.
edit on 17-9-2018 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: hombero
Let the guy friend purchase the gun and train her, if he got her interested.


That's called a straw purchase and is a felony.


I thought a straw purchase was only illegal if you are buying for someone that is restricted like a felon. You can buy a gun a gift it to someone.


Absolutely NOT! You cannot purchase a firearm with the intent of giving it to someone else. This is different than bequeathing a firearm as part of a will, or giving a previously owned (by yourself) firearm to someone else at some later date. It's a matter of intent.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

*And I want to add a clarification to my earlier reply: Firearms are not the singular end-all answer...and certainly not for everyone...or even every OTHER person.

It's a personal choice, and decision against all other means of personal defense, a serious responsibility and a commitment to safety.
MS



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:50 AM
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originally posted by: KTemplar
a reply to: Allaroundyou


Get her a can of wasp spray.

If she has a hard time preparing food, she needs something for quick reaction without the innocent taking one.



Wasp spray is an EXCELLENT choice because it shoots from 20 ft away.

Get that in someone's face and they are going to the ER. Only negative is the LG sz of the can. For home? Great.




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