bought my first firearm

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    Mar 03, 2011 8:38 AM GMT
    bought a 12 gauge pump action 6 shot H&R security model shotgun. the damn is fucking awesome! bought it for sport and just in case when the day comes my karate and knives aren`t enough. that and if you ever been to the southwest most of us own guns. anyone else on here own a firearm? or is gay guys owning a firearm still unknown?
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    Mar 03, 2011 8:43 AM GMT
    i own quite a few guns, glock 19, rem 700, and benelli 12 over under along with a few others, and to be honest i dont know any other gay guys who have any guns, we should start a club
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    Mar 03, 2011 8:46 AM GMT
    musclematt46 saidi own quite a few guns, glock 19, rem 700, and benelli 12 over under along with a few others, and to be honest i dont know any other gay guys who have any guns, we should start a club


    we should
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    Mar 03, 2011 9:10 AM GMT
    You didn't say why you bought it? Was it for protection, sport, or crime?

    I have to admit, I really can't see the reason for owning a gun unless it's part of your job...
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    Mar 03, 2011 12:46 PM GMT
    Own a couple, for personal protection and for sport. And I gotta say, before ever holding one I thought 'whatever' and then the day I got to hold one it was like wow, kinda like... what you feel when you happen to be walking by the Apple store and mosey in to check out the whatever IPad and next thing you know you have this huge urge of 'you just gota have this' guy toy feeling (and no, guns are not toys, but you get what I mean) ...
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    Mar 03, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    got a gun what for?
    do you need one?
    or is it just because you have the right to bear arms
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:20 PM GMT
    I live out in the country and have a shotgun and three rifles for protection, hunting, and varmint control. I do not own a handgun.
  • gallus81

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    Mar 03, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    i feel safer knowing you're a long long long way away.
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    ... this thread will spiral out of control in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ...
  • jc_online

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    Mar 03, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    There already is a club: google Pink Pistols. They are "international" with chapter in Canada and all others in the USA.
    Being a pacifist, I don't believe guns should exist, an unrealistic as that may be at this point.
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    I used to go hunting with my dad as a kid and he taught me to use a double barrel Lee-Enfield rifle after that i owned a number of soviet/russian rifles but i also moved a lot so i had to sell them everytime i did. I dont plan to buy one in canada although I think it would be fun to go into archery i was surprisingly a good marksmen.
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    I collect them: revolvers, pistols, shotguns, various rifles, incl military type - US, Russian, Chinese. In response to the question why? Why not? Some people collect stamps, coins, whatever.
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:59 PM GMT
    karate_rob saidbought a 12 gauge pump action 6 shot H&R security model. the damn is fucking awesome! anyone else on here own a firearm? or is gay guys owning a firearm still unknown?


    I'd have to agree with most of the guys on here. "What for?" Call of Duty, maybe? Your claim to ownership isn't very impressive (even tho you did edit your response to suit everyone's curiosity). I'm quite opposed to owning a gun/firearm for the sake that it's used to kill. I know a few of my friends own one and carry it around like it's an accessory, and show it off icon_rolleyes.gif. Which makes me tend to think if their right to bear arms was for accessorizing their current wardrobe. I don't wanna sound harsh or anything, but buying a weapon shouldn't be taken lightly.
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    Mar 03, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    thorn27 saidgot a gun what for?
    do you need one?
    or is it just because you have the right to bear arms
    Takin out the crazies that want to tell me how to live..
    Yeah I got firearms.. and know how to use em too!
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    Mar 03, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    musclematt46 saidi own quite a few guns, glock 19, rem 700, and benelli 12 over under along with a few others, and to be honest i dont know any other gay guys who have any guns, we should start a club


    benelli - nice icon_smile.gif I've had a few m1 super 90's over the years - also had a bunch of sigs, glocks, s&w, lar grizzly, walther ppk, etc.

    Now that I don't use them anymore (for work) - I only have the p220 now.

    the-right-to-bear-arms-demotivational-po

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    Mar 03, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    taking out the crazies that tell u how to live?
    isnt that what freedom of speech is for
    they talk ,you talk
    where do the fire arms come in?
    hunting fine
    protection fine(living somewhere dangerous?)
    is it a sport/hobby
    or just something to look at
    beside the why yes or not issue
    why yes?
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    gallus81 saidi feel safer knowing you're a long long long way away.


    like
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
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    musclematt46 saidi own quite a few guns, glock 19, rem 700, and benelli 12 over under along with a few others, and to be honest i dont know any other gay guys who have any guns, we should start a club


    we should


    There is one. The Pink Pistols. Its to the NRA (life member here) like GOProud is to the Republican Party.

    Congrats
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    Was it Thomas Jefferson that said that we wouldn't need the Second Amendment unless they tried to take it away?

    Yes, I own them. I own them for hunting, varmint control, and personal protection. Yes, they are used to kill and I will protect me, my property and anyone else around me if needed... from the scum (or varmint/vermin) that want to harm others.

    Why own them? Having the right is enough reason to own them.

    My only question to the OP is why a 12 gauge if it is for protection?

    Oh.. Congrats to the OP for standing up and using his right to defend himself and his property....
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    PaulNKS saidMy only question to the OP is why a 12 gauge if it is for protection?


    Why not a 12ga for protection?
  • mustangd

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    Mar 03, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    "when seconds count, the police are only minutes away..."

    to each their own, i prefer to have a method of self defense available. a 12 ga. shotgun is an ideal home defense weapon. it hasn't got the range to put a neighbor at risk, and should someone try to home invade my house while i am asleep, and i am awakened a) the sound of a pump shotgun being racked to load a shell is unmistakable and ominous, and b) should my aim be off do to darkness the shotgun will clean out anything in my hallway.

    i also have a ccw pemit, and have crimson trace laser sights fitted to my carry weapon. a red dot projected is again a powerful deterrent, much like racking the pump on the shotgun.

    why do i own weapons? because other people have them, and not all of those people have my interests in mind, so i protect myself. to, by practicing from time to time, it allows me to put all my other thoughts out of mind, and strictly focus on being safe, and putting the hole in the target where i want it, which, is good sport.

    do i want to shoot eomeone? hell no, but I don't want to get shot even more. its a deterrent. the earth might become a utopia one day, but evidence shows that won't happen anytime soon....
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    I am not opposed to people owning guns (and own one myself) but having said that I would like to add a couple of caveats

    1.) many of the arguments used to justify gun ownership simply don't wash (i.e. Gun ownership keeps people free? No, in Iraq people could legally buy guns under Saddam Hussein, and the majority of the worlds democracies rely on free speech, political rights and the rule of law to provide their freedom. By the time guns come into play you could easily end up with a dictatorship either way.)

    2.) Most of the people who talk about needing to own a gun to protect themselves live in low-crime areas. My brother lives in Boise and has a small arsenal, while I live in an urban, poor, crime-ridden area and I own on 22 pistol for target shooting that I keep disassembled when not in use at 2 separate locations (the action is in the house, the barrel is at my place of business across town.)

    3.) All of the shootings in my area are either gangs/drug dealers shooting at each other or domestic disputes. The majority of crime in the area is theft or property damage and I'm not shooting anyone over stealing a snow shovel.

    4.) I readily admit that shooting guns is fun as hell and very much a testosterone-driven experience. However, much of the discussion about guns is misplaced bravado and paranoia.

    5.) At the same time I think the main problem is that we have created a society wherein people do not value human life, not gun ownership per se. They have lots of guns in Canada and they don't seem to be killing each other off at the same rate.

    And to the original point: In the US there are probably lots of gay people who own guns, particularly in rural areas.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    vintovka said2.) Most of the people who talk about needing to own a gun to protect themselves live in low-crime areas.


    Guilty as charged! The likelihood of me ever needing to defend myself is very small. However, just this morning, I used my personal protection firearm (shotgun) to shoot over the top of some geese, who are now returning to shit all around the house and further destroy the banks of the swimming pond.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    it is quite disconcerting seeing so many people with guns! Yes, right to bear arms but does that mean that one should have 1, 2, 3 + guns?

    it's all a bit fucked up (excuse my language) but no wonder fruitcakes walk into schools etc and kill kids.

    More gun laws please :-) yes have a gun for sports shooting and hunting or as a law/military officer but not just for the hell of it, that is how accidents happen.

    "have a nice day"
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    On the reverse side of things for those who don't like ownership of firearms, I suppose one could question why anyone collects anything. Non firing replicas are a great way to have the beauty of the artform without the danger,,but then again Canada, and many US states have outlawed them....go figure? different strokes for different folks,,,isn't that part of what living free is supposed to be about?.............................Keithicon_wink.gif