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Ok, So Who Owns A Gun? What Do You Have?

WileE-DeadWileE-Dead BannedPosts: 24,963Banned Users
S~ [luvmylocs] said in poodles thread that she got a gun.

I was wondering who owns one?
Would you consider it?

I had the pleasure of shooting this past weekend a 40 Glock [my fave], an M-16 & a shotgun. I haven't shot in years, but now am considering it even more.

Hubby even said he had thought about it. I'm thinking maybe we can do it together, as well.

Thoughts?
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    0 interest in owning or even shooting a gun.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I'm a good shot. I used to shoot regularly as a teen with my dad's rifle and handgun at our vacation house out in the boonies. I recently shot at my brother's house (he has a range set up in his basement), and I'm still a good shot. I guess once a dead-eye, always a dead-eye. :) I have a very steady hand too.

    However, I don't own any guns of my own. I just don't think they'll keep me safe and it's not worth the risk to my kids having them in the house.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm not sure it's really the best idea to discuss online whether you have one, where it's kept, what kind, etc. But I will say, I don't have a problem w/ (legal) gun ownership as long as the owner KNOWS how to use and maintain it and it is VERY RESPONSIBLY kept away from children and violent criminals.

  • janeylizjaneyliz Posts: 777Registered Users
    No, high-pressure water pistol only plus various bows (compound, recurve, longbow, all just as lethal in the wrong hands).

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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Ohhhh, RCW, verah hottt!
    How do you set up something like that in one's basement?
    Of course, in my neck of the woods we have Carter's Country & places of that nature...
    Apparently, I'm a pretty good shot, as well... :cool:
    The Lt. said so & I've got a nice memento of it hanging up in my garage...
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    How do you set up something like that in one's basement?



    1. Sart with a ginormous mansion
    2. Set it up like an enclosed lined alley along the entire length of the house with targets and padding
    3. Shoot

    My brother is a Republican. He takes his 2nd amendment very seriously.
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    wow...do you know how many feet we are talking about?
    wow...
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    wow...do you know how many feet we are talking about?
    wow...


    I dunno...a couple hundred feet? I don't think you could shoot a rifle down there, but we used small handguns. It's a seriously big house. I could fit my entire house in the basement.
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    No guns for me. I did some target shooting once when I was a kid in Montana. I shot a gopher. I still bear a psychic scar from that!
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    2poodles wrote: »
    No guns for me. I did some target shooting once when I was a kid in Montana. I shot a gopher. I still bear a psychic scar from that!


    I've never shot an animal, but I think I would be OK with it if it was for food. I'm not sure I would eat gopher stew unless I was really hungry.
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    2poodles wrote: »
    No guns for me. I did some target shooting once when I was a kid in Montana. I shot a gopher. I still bear a psychic scar from that!


    I've never shot an animal, but I think I would be OK with it if it was for food. I'm not sure I would eat gopher stew unless I was really hungry.

    I still kinda blame that gopher for getting shot. He (She?) was pretty stupid to pop up and stay still while I was shooting....
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    My mom. I rememeber finding it when I was a kid. It was hidden in a stack of towels in the linen closet
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i have a 9 mm taurus. i don't like the idea that people are getting so bold that they will break in on you while you're at home. i'm less worried about someone taking something as i am them raping or killing/torturing me. when my neighbors house was broken into my friend who is a police officer and my lawn guy (both of whom i trust) said i should get one for my personal safety. unfortunately we live in a world where you might have to decide between your life and the bad guys.

    i'd already taken a gun class at one of the local shooting ranges a couple of years ago. the class was taught by a police officer who trains police officers so we discussed safety and a multitude of situations in the class and we practiced shooting. i've dated a couple of guys that had guns and we went to the shooting range before so it wasn't foreign to me at all. personally i think i need to go to the shooting range monthly to practice and feel comfortable that i could easily use my gun if i had to.

    i respect and understand anyones decision to have or not have a gun in the home. i certainly hope i never have to use it on a person.
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  • TechKnockoutTechKnockout Posts: 415Registered Users
    I think guns are OK as long as you have one legally and that it is stowed away from children. I think guns are OK as long as the animals you kill with it are eaten.

    With that said, I would LOVE to have a gun! More for protection than anything else. After Virginia Tech, my carefree days as a college student were over. If people like THAT have guns, I sure as hell want one to protect myself against them! And on my campus, there was a rape (maybe killing?) just last week!!!!

    I've never shot a gun or anything...and perhaps I'd be OK with a taser, but I do want SOME kind of protection.
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I have one. I got it after there was a murder rather nearby.

    However, and this is embarrassing, although I bought it legally, I have no idea how to load it. I keep it separate from the ammunition I bought, just in case.

    I never want to use it, but I will if I have to.
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Not I. I've only been shooting twice, and that was at a clay pigeon range. I did pretty well, I wouldn't mind going to a range to shoot real guns. The only way I'd allow one in my home is if my husband decided to take up hunting as a regular hobby, and that probably won't happen.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    I have one. I got it after there was a murder rather nearby.

    However, and this is embarrassing, although I bought it legally, I have no idea how to load it. I keep it separate from the ammunition I bought, just in case.

    I never want to use it, but I will if I have to.

    you should practice. i find that actually loading the thing is harder than anything...pushing those bullets in hurts my fingers ;-)

    right now i rely on my dogs to bark like crazy if they hear anything and my alarm system to go off if glass is broken or if a door opens. i also sleep with my bedroom door closed and locked from the inside. if i had to (because someone was in my house) i could hop out of bed and get it with a quickness while i waited on the intruder. my police officer friend suggested i keep it on the nightstand at night. i didn't want to do that but honestly if something else bold happens near me i probably would. the way i see it, if someone still comes in after dogs are barking and an alarm is going off they are not there to sell girl scout cookies. they probably will hurt or kill me....so better to be safe than sorry but like i said, hope i never have to use it.
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I know you're right, lml. But, for good or ill, one of the benefits of owning the breed of dog I do is that few people are willing to try to get in.
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    S~ where did you get your gun?
    That 40 really will knock someone on their ass..no second chances.
    S~ do you also have a TCHL?
    Tho I know women do like/love the 9 mm :dunno:
    nd..what do you have..gunwise?
    We have a dog, too & hubby has this huuge stick...
    I think I've found a new hobby...oy
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I just went and looked.

    A "Bersa" Thunder 380. The guy at the shop said it would be good for me since there isn't a lot of kick.
  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Posts: 659Registered Users
    I own several, and I know how to use them. I have a revolver (pistol), a shot gun, and two, large caliber rifles.

    I also have three compound bows and a recurve.

    ...and a big dog. But none of these things are for protection.
  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    We own one Glock 19 semi-automatic. We are most likely going to get another slightly smaller gun that is more suited to misspam's smaller frame. I do love the 9mm, that Glock can about knock me on my a**!

    WileE, why all the gun talk lately? LOL :p
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    My husband and I own 2 handguns. One is his and one is mine. We took the classes and did the same things our parents did. Keep the ammo way far away from the guns and since my husband’s a bit of a freak he built panels into a piece of furniture he built to hide the guns in. Good luck finding them. Our parents hid their guns in places where we never knew to find them so we did the same thing. We have no problem owning them (or anyone else that does it legally) and we've never used them for anything besides target practice. I hope we never have to use them for anything but that.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I don't understand storing guns unloaded, away from ammo. If I thought I needed a gun...wouldn't I need it loaded? :scratch:
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    You would, if you weren't conflicted about owning it and using it.
  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    My husband has three I think. One handgun and two military style rifles. He was raised with hunting, etc. and has the mentality to become familiar with guns so you don't mishandle them, which I can kind of understand. I, however, never touched one until I met him and it was a shotgun which almost blew my shoulder off. But I know the basics on how to point and load it if I ever have to.
    We keep our handgun hidden and unloaded but the clip nearby just in case. The others are in a locked closet.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    where did you get your gun? do you also have a TCHL? what do you have..gunwise?

    i got mine at academy sports & outdoors. i signed almost as many papers as i did when i bought my house.

    i don't have a concealed handgun license. i think you are now allowed to carry them in your car just not into places that say no guns and that's even if you do have a chl. i wasn't really getting to carry it everywhere i go.

    i have a 9 mm. i when by how it felt. that one felt right in my hand and had safety features i was comfortable with.

    my ammo and gun are together. i'd have to put the cartridge in and **** it but it would be ready to go if i needed to use it for protection in a matter of minutes.
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    I know how to shoot from my Army training, but I would not have a gun in the house while I have a child in the house. I would also be afraid of someone using it against me, so I would rather take self-defense classes or martial arts.

    That said, I think I would enjoy shooting as a hobby. A co-worker of mine wants me to buy a handgun and to go to target practice, but that would really cut into my hair product budget.
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    LoloDSM wrote: »
    I know how to shoot from my Army training, but I would not have a gun in the house while I have a child in the house. I would also be afraid of someone using it against me, so I would rather take self-defense classes or martial arts.

    That said, I think I would enjoy shooting as a hobby. A co-worker of mine wants me to buy a handgun and to go to target practice, but that would really cut into my hair product budget.


    As if that's going to happen! Who is this co-worker, anyway? Some kind of straight-haired fanatic? (j/k)
  • shorticurlzshorticurlz Posts: 1,056Registered Users
    Nope, I actually thought guns were illegal in Australia (were I live) but a little googling has taught me that only self loading guns are illegal, and that you can only own a hand gun if you are a registered member of a legitimate gun club. In 1996 they introduced a buy back scheme to get rid of guns, they offered something like $500 per gun, I guess people decided they would rather have the cash. Also ammunition is really hard to come by, you can't just pick it up at your local K-mart. I can't remember the last time I heard about a shooting or gun related incident, gun control works people!
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