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Posted 2/8/17 , edited 6/8/17
you can share your gun pictures, shooting ranges, targets, etc.. or gun control

people tend to talk about gun control so feel free



the person above brought up a valid point.. but then there are people like these

Open carry fail: Armed gun nuts in body armor arrested at Michigan police station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVeBN5LizZY

Children with guns: 10-year-old girl gets Beretta shotgun as gift, internet is split
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86xdJH_XprE

I'm also a gun owner (a newbie to be exact- still a horrible shot ) I'll visit the gun range every now and then


I have no comment on parenting issue though.. since if there are mothers who hired a female stripper as a birthday gift for her teenage son vs a parent buying a young child a gun.. eh

It will be a case by case basis for me
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Don't own any guns, but definitely want to get one day. I used to watch a friend of mine compete in tri-gun (pistol, shotgun, rifle) tournaments and it looked like a lot of fun. Thing is its an expensive hobby to get into and currently I'm still a broke grad student, but I'll definitely keep it on my bucket list.

As for gun control, I favor universal background checks, severe punishment to those who do not background check an individual and sell to felon, barring of sales to those with violent criminal records (murder, rape, armed robbery, etc.) and those who are severely mentally ill (i.e. schizophrenia, etc.).

Other than that, as long as you pass a background check I do not believe you should face too many under restrictions. Most of the guns being used by gangsters and other criminals are being purchased on the black market and that is where the government should be focusing its resources on.
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I wouldn't say that your big image is anywhere close to being correct. Many of the most popular gun control proposals involve the background check system which exists practically for the sole purpose of preventing criminals from buying guns. Then there are the proposals centered around preventing suspected terrorists and people on watch lists from buying guns. The other side of gun control is limiting which types of guns/magazines/ammo can be bought, which is a universal restriction, but to say that gun control only focuses on law abiding citizens is a bit ridiculous.
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My husband owns a gun, but I didn't actually like it because I thought that it is not very safe to own a gun. I have heard many incidents where guns get triggered automatically causing accidents. After the birth of my kid, he actually reduced the usage of the gun due to one main reason. Our kid was 2 years old it was the age when he started trying to run around the home. My husband had placed the gun on the bed, and my kid ran near and took hold of the gun. I was really shocked and scared at that moment because he's just a kid and he doesn't know how dangerous a gun is. Thankfully I took the gun from his hands. I can't even imagine what could have happened if I didn't see him playing with the gun. So after that incident, we decided to store the gun in self storage unit ( http://www.ultrastor.ca/storage-solutions/home-and-residential-storage/ ). He used to take them from the storage whenever he needs them.
I am not against using guns, but we should make sure that people surrounding us are safe. Nowadays most of the people have a gun and we cannot recognize who is good and who is bad. I am really scared to go out because I have heard gun shots many times when I'm out. Anything can happen at any time and we should be very careful in all situations.
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When I can, I'm going to get the required licenses and my own gun. My dad owned some cool guns, the Saiga 12 and the Glock 17. And my uncle owns some, too. I'll think about what gun I'll buy when I get all the required stuff.
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Don't own guns we have strict gun control laws in my country which whilst making other crime higher has made gun crime rare.
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my ar-15 and glock 19
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I have 4 guns,
Smith & Wesson M&P .40
CZ 75-B 9mm
Single shot 20ga split shotgun
.30-06 Rifle

Shotgun for bird hunting, rifle for deer/elk. The two handguns are for fun at the range. While I do keep my handguns loaded, I never chamber a round unless I plan on firing, and also have them locked in a safe. Background checks are reasonable, the only people against background checks are criminals (Convicted or otherwise) I also keep around 1500-2500 rounds at any time. Not sure if this makes me a gun nut or not :/

PS: Tannerite makes going to the range SUPER FUN!
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sundin13 wrote:

I wouldn't say that your big image is anywhere close to being correct. Many of the most popular gun control proposals involve the background check system which exists practically for the sole purpose of preventing criminals from buying guns. Then there are the proposals centered around preventing suspected terrorists and people on watch lists from buying guns. The other side of gun control is limiting which types of guns/magazines/ammo can be bought, which is a universal restriction, but to say that gun control only focuses on law abiding citizens is a bit ridiculous.


i know it will come to this.. sooner than expected though..

so before we go any further i would like to ask something

1- do you own a gun ?
2- have you ever fired one ?
3- do you know how to buy a gun ?
4- do you have family member died due to guns? (robberies, accidents, home invasion, etc..)


so beside what you read or watch on the news.
. what can you offer about this topic from a personal level ?

do you know what type of people can be on the "NO FLY LIST" ? no ? people who own student loans or child support can be on the no fly list as well..

i have to ask since they released the law for the .. um.. "bullet button" yup.. the people who are making laws don't even know what it is that they are banning..
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/01/21/another-california-bill-would-ban-bullet-button-weapons/

you probably will not read/saw this on the news but there are plenty of ways to get a gun without going through an authorized dealer.. not to mention our own US government provided guns to criminals through various operations

there's also a rise of homemade guns now. aday.. you can trace a gun's serial number to the buyer if he/she bought it from an authorized dealer.. . but what do you do when people start to make their own guns out of their own garage?

are the guns violent by nature or the people ? there were terrorist attacks with homemade bombs and trucks

I'm surprised they didn't proposed background check or limit when buying pressure cookers or some sort of control on the trucks/semi


more laws will fix it right ? like the war on drugs ?

When babies are born withdrawing from opioids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYD73NGxpdw

what went wrong? we got laws and it's illegal.. so why people are still doing it ?

it's pathetic how they are calling it the heroin/opioid epidemic .. well... at least they realized it that creating more laws will not fix the problem.. so now just focusing on treatment and call it an epidemic instead..

this is why i said the quote in the picture is a "valid point" since the laws will not affect most criminals.. since they will not buy guns legally from the start

if you want to read/watch more on the topic about guns

look up black market guns or untraceable guns/homemade guns

i'm sure there are those with loved ones killed by guns and those with loved ones saved by guns.. etc.. so it will depend on which side you are on

i'm a gun owner.. however, i'm not obsessed with my gun rights like the idiots in the videos but i'm not ignorant like those who are against guns simply because they saw/read about it on the news

but in the end it will come down to people

if there's a will there's a way.. soon or later these terrorists will realize that it's cheaper and more effective to kill people with homemade materials from your local hardware stores then going in a store and buy a $600-$700 handgun..

but please.. i don't need some control law on hardware products as well.. it's a pain as is buying from those places!
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Have a pistol, Semi Auto 12 guage Shotgun, and an AK 47. If I wasnt planning to leave America in July for France id buy a Scorpion 9mm
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sundin13 wrote:

I wouldn't say that your big image is anywhere close to being correct. Many of the most popular gun control proposals involve the background check system which exists practically for the sole purpose of preventing criminals from buying guns. Then there are the proposals centered around preventing suspected terrorists and people on watch lists from buying guns. The other side of gun control is limiting which types of guns/magazines/ammo can be bought, which is a universal restriction, but to say that gun control only focuses on law abiding citizens is a bit ridiculous.


You go and try to buy a gun today? Its not that easy.. Try getting a pistol license in NY. Again not that easy.. if you work it just about imposable to have the time to jump through all the hoops. Plus expensive.

so why do they think we need more restrictions and hoops to jump through? Criminals do not buy gun legally so how's that affect them?


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i know it will come to this.. sooner than expected though..



Nothing you said was relevant to my post. You said essentially "no gun control measures focus on criminals". I said "here are some gun control measures which focus on criminals".

Saying "yeah, but I don't think those will stop 100% of crime" is not only completely irrelevant to my point but also quite a poor point to be making. There is no silver bullet. There never will be. That doesn't mean that laws do not or cannot reduce gun violence or reduce the amount of guns in the hands of criminals.


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

so why do they think we need more restrictions and hoops to jump through? Criminals do not buy gun legally so how's that affect them?


Fixing the background check system is not creating more hoops to jump through. It is fixing the hoops we have and making sure they actually are doing their job. Cracking down on straw purchases is not creating more restrictions and hoops, it is just working on fixing the systems we have. Preventing those who have violent misdemeanors such as domestic violence convictions from purchasing a gun legally isn't really creating more hoops, it is keeping guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous individuals. Removing the doctor gag order isn't creating more restrictions and hoops to jump through, it is actually removing restrictions and encouraging gun safety.

Your post is a massive generalization.

Also, the issue of criminals owning guns isn't that cut and dry. First of all, there are plenty of crimes committed with guns owned legally including many of the mass shootings we have been seeing on the news. Second, gun control is not just about preventing things from happening, it is also about creating a line to penalization when these laws are broken. While a gang member may not care if something is illegal, if we catch them in the act of breaking the law by for instance carrying a banned weapon or purchasing a gun from a straw purchaser, gun control is still helping get criminals off the streets and illegal guns off the streets.

EDIT: Yeah, I'm gonna tap out of this thread on page one. Talk about something fun like what cool guns you all have, don't pick a fight over gun control when I wasn't even advocating gun control in my first post. We have enough political threads. This doesn't need to be one.
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I thought this might be a neat thread.

I was mistaken.
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1- do you own a gun ? yes
2- have you ever fired one ? more then you will every know
3- do you know how to buy a gun ? yes
4- do you have family member died due to guns? (robberies, accidents, home invasion, etc..) no

now 4 questions for you
1,Do you have children in your house? If so do you safely secure your weapons?
2 Do you feel that if people who fail to safely secure their weapons should be held accountable for anything that happens because pf those weapons?
3 Have you ever killed someone with a gun in the line duty or otherwise?
4 Do you believe it should be harder to get a gun license then it;s to get a driver license (with such a a written test to prove you have at lest a basic understanding of gun safety )?

A lot of the right confuse the call for gun reasonably and accountably with gun control
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I don't see why one should not give a 10 year old a gun, provided they are properly trained by the parents. I am mostly opposed to the idea of guns in crowded nightclubs that serve alcohol (Except for uniformed Bouncers) and in schools.

Although the stripper thing is infinitely more troubling. Maybe I am just a prude.


I am not sure if businesses have the right to allow or disallow guns. I have no problem with it but the business might see it differently.
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