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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    we don't know. what we do know is that in the last several years, the background checks conducted have set new records

    what we do know-there is a huge ammo shortage even though the production of ammo and reloading components is at an all time high


    what we do know is that firearms courses tend to sell out much faster than they did 10 years ago, and gun clubs-that never had wait lists for potential members now have often several year waits


    women are the fastest group of growing gun owners. My wife often serves as an Range Officer for women only events at a local range-its packed

    the training facility that I have been associated with since 1986 has far more women attending now than when I first started

    most younger generations that are anti gun are ignorant. once they gain knowledge they are not anti gun

    more and more people are carrying guns. when I first started carrying a gun, (1982) most states did not have shall issue CCW

    now most do

    most of us don't tell anonymous callers if we own guns

    so what causes your silly anti gun nonsense? is it due to your age?
    I just don't like militant-esq gun owners. They tend to be the worst order of, in no specific order (and I mean this for any race, white, black or mexican, actually ESPECIALLY mexicans):


    -Loud burly type that is extremely closed minded and very clanish against anyone who they deem not conservative enough, which usually means almost everyone they haven't known for the last 5 years.

    -They tend to be visibly overweight. Though they'd tell you they're in great shape.

    -They tend to actually rely heavily on government institutions such as the military and public sector jobs for employment. But they're vocally anti-left anything.

    -They tend to be alcoholics or ex alcoholics and or drug or ex drug users.

    -They tend to be anti-intellectuals, which is to say, they basically viscerally hate anyone who doesn't have a beer gut and no arrest record. If you own a Polo shirt, Jesus, you must be a Communist killer of some sort.

    -They tend to be the type that went through the early stages of life a drunk drug user who then later in life "Found Strong Values" and are all too ready to lecture you on those new found values.




    Basically, lost old-school Democrats that now have nowhere to turn so they vote alongside capitalist bankers who openly hate them but let them keep their guns. Pffft.

    Last edited by Ryan5; 01-01-15 at 01:27 AM.

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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I just don't like militant-esq gun owners. They tend to be the worst order of, in no specific order (and I mean this for any race, white, black or mexican, actually ESPECIALLY mexicans):


    -Loud burly type that is extremely closed minded and very clanish against anyone who they deem not conservative enough, which usually means almost everyone they haven't known for the last 5 years.

    -They tend to be visibly overweight. Though they'd tell you they're in great shape.

    -They tend to actually rely heavily on government institutions such as the military and public sector jobs for employment. But they're vocally anti-left anything.

    -They tend to be alcoholics or ex alcoholics and or drug or ex drug users.

    -They tend to be anti-intellectuals, which is to say, they basically viscerally hate anyone who doesn't have a beer gut and no arrest record. If you own a Polo shirt, Jesus, you must be a Communist killer of some sort.

    -They tend to be the type that went through the early stages of life a drunk drug user who then later in life "Found Strong Values" and are all too ready to lecture you on those new found values.




    Basically, lost old-school Democrats that now have nowhere to turn so they vote alongside capitalist bankers who openly hate them but let them keep their guns. Pffft.

    where did you get this idiotic crap? from the VPC's coloring book for grade school socialists?

    I see none of your idiotic rants are about criminals proving that your whining about gun ownership is based on a left-winger's perceived and irrational stereotype of right wing gun owners

    and you have the nerve to whine about "anti intellectuals?



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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    where did you get this idiotic crap? from the VPC's coloring book for grade school socialists?

    I see none of your idiotic rants are about criminals proving that your whining about gun ownership is based on a left-winger's perceived and irrational stereotype of right wing gun owners

    and you have the nerve to whine about "anti intellectuals?

    So wait I'm idiotic when you are in the same accusation using improper grammar?


    Point proven..

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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    So wait I'm idiotic when you are in the same accusation using improper grammar?


    Point proven..

    your claims about why you hate gun owners are pathetic. and my grammar is fine-you are whining about punctuation which is the refuge of someone who has lame arguments



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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    So wait I'm idiotic .

    My bad, I should have commended you for that admission though



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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    A spectacular example of my common observation about how those who most loudly denounce “bigotry” and most piously proclaim their own “tolerance” very often prove to be the very worst, most intolerant bigots of all.

    This is almost Poe-like, as if from someone intending to mockingly impersonate an extreme caricature of a “tolerant” liberal; hyperbolizing the hypocritical bigotry which most liberals display in a more subtle and discrete manner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I just don't like militant-esq gun owners. They tend to be the worst order of, in no specific order (and I mean this for any race, white, black or mexican, actually ESPECIALLY mexicans):


    -Loud burly type that is extremely closed minded and very clanish against anyone who they deem not conservative enough, which usually means almost everyone they haven't known for the last 5 years.

    -They tend to be visibly overweight. Though they'd tell you they're in great shape.

    -They tend to actually rely heavily on government institutions such as the military and public sector jobs for employment. But they're vocally anti-left anything.

    -They tend to be alcoholics or ex alcoholics and or drug or ex drug users.

    -They tend to be anti-intellectuals, which is to say, they basically viscerally hate anyone who doesn't have a beer gut and no arrest record. If you own a Polo shirt, Jesus, you must be a Communist killer of some sort.

    -They tend to be the type that went through the early stages of life a drunk drug user who then later in life "Found Strong Values" and are all too ready to lecture you on those new found values.




    Basically, lost old-school Democrats that now have nowhere to turn so they vote alongside capitalist bankers who openly hate them but let them keep their guns. Pffft.


    Congratulations, Ryan5, on successfully mocking yourself and those of similar mind, to much more devastating effect than any of us among your opposition can easily manage.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    I voted other because it probably doesn't make a difference either way, but if you are sleeping around on your wife and she finds out then having a firearm in the home probably makes you less safe.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I voted other because it probably doesn't make a difference either way, but if you are sleeping around on your wife and she finds out then having a firearm in the home probably makes you less safe.
    In which case, it isn't the gun that is the issue. This is not far off from the point I often make that those who have most to fear from others being armed, are those who would give someone else just cause to shoot them. I'm usually referring to criminals when I say this, but cheating husbands fit this point too.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    I see a bunch of non-members have pissed all over this poll or one of the three anti gunners logged out and voted dozens of times



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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I voted other because it probably doesn't make a difference either way, but if you are sleeping around on your wife and she finds out then having a firearm in the home probably makes you less safe.
    Perhaps, but that gun may also help deter the cheating and thus keep the partner more safe from STDs.
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