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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My experience is that most people who store food also have guns, and they are capable of using them.
    But typically they drink a lot, so you try to catch them at their least alert...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    But typically they drink a lot, so you try to catch them at their least alert...
    Not at all. Are you familiar with many Mormons?
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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Not at all. Are you familiar with many Mormons?
    Actually, they are my neighbors. I'm almost next door to the Deseret Ranch in Florida, biggest cattle ranch east of the Mississippi. They have a lot of guns and cattle. But I don't think they are like the typical survivalists I read about or hear about on the news.

    Anyway, you know I was kidding about the robbing and possibly killing of people who may have food after a fictional disaster, right?
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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    There is no way in hell I will put up a public record of whether I own a firearm. Do you think I'm nuts? That would make it possible for somebody to steal it if I had one. Or worse yet. take it and use it and put it back to frame me.
    You may think this is conspiracy whackiness, but think on it. Identity theft is a real thing across the internet. Who knows what a foreign government will use hacked information for?

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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Actually, they are my neighbors. I'm almost next door to the Deseret Ranch in Florida, biggest cattle ranch east of the Mississippi. They have a lot of guns and cattle. But I don't think they are like the typical survivalists I read about or hear about on the news.
    No, they are probably not your "typical" survivalist as portrayed in movies and such, but they do have a very good survival sense, and they believe strongly in being prepared for crises. I don't remember the specifics, but they encourage having enough food stored for a certain amount of time, and having enough money saved to live on for a specified time. The ones I know are not your stereootype paranoid end-times nuts. They are educated, reasonable, and sober in thought.

    And as for the kidding- yeah I figured so, but alot of people really take this stuff seriously. Given that so many in our population have no clue how to grow or kill food to eat anymore, it's really something that is worth considering. Major metropolitan areas have, on average, three days worth of food to feed the entire city in an extreme emergency. When food runs out, people get pretty panicked. I don't mean to sound like a doomsdayer, but I come from people who grew and killed much of their own food. I was taught how to survive.
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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by theunbubba View Post
    There is no way in hell I will put up a public record of whether I own a firearm. Do you think I'm nuts? That would make it possible for somebody to steal it if I had one. Or worse yet. take it and use it and put it back to frame me.
    You may think this is conspiracy whackiness, but think on it. Identity theft is a real thing across the internet. Who knows what a foreign government will use hacked information for?
    So...what type of gun is it?
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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No, they are probably not your "typical" survivalist as portrayed in movies and such, but they do have a very good survival sense, and they believe strongly in being prepared for crises. I don't remember the specifics, but they encourage having enough food stored for a certain amount of time, and having enough money saved to live on for a specified time. The ones I know are not your stereootype paranoid end-times nuts. They are educated, reasonable, and sober in thought.

    And as for the kidding- yeah I figured so, but alot of people really take this stuff seriously. Given that so many in our population have no clue how to grow or kill food to eat anymore, it's really something that is worth considering. Major metropolitan areas have, on average, three days worth of food to feed the entire city in an extreme emergency. When food runs out, people get pretty panicked. I don't mean to sound like a doomsdayer, but I come from people who grew and killed much of their own food. I was taught how to survive.
    I grew up in the city, and never really hunted. Don't now either, even though I live in the woods, mol. I just don't like hunting. But if it were necessary, I would certainly hunt and kill animals in order to survive. You do what you have to.
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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    I grew up in the city, and never really hunted. Don't now either, even though I live in the woods, mol. I just don't like hunting. But if it were necessary, I would certainly hunt and kill animals in order to survive. You do what you have to.
    In such a situation, hunting is the least efficient way to capture food.

    Trapping is the best.
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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    I plan to get one, but I haven't yet. I don't really know someone who could help me. I'm surprised my dad doesn't have one.

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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I plan to get one, but I haven't yet. I don't really know someone who could help me. I'm surprised my dad doesn't have one.
    What are you looking for a handgun or long gun?
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