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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I have never been harrassed by a cop during any administration.....Yes, I do see a pattern, of paranoia....
    Yeah, pretty much. I have never been harassed by a cop under any circumstances and I am friends with a large number of them. Are there bad cops? Sure, just like there are bad seeds in every profession. Does that give one a license to be paranoid? No.

    Besides, I love how the story started "He was driving through a seedy part of town..." Yeah, that was the initial problem right there. Maybe if you stay out of the bad, high-crime parts of town, you won't have those problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VoodooChild View Post
    Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?



    Simple question...
    Nope - don't own one. I use to but I don't think my husband ever has.
    He's assigned several, however, which he carries while on duty - and he's a ind sharpshooter.
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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Criminals seldom use rifles, and have you seen the new pistol rounds? Look like rifle bullets...and designed to penetrate vests...
    What possible use could they serve in civilian hands?
    I normally practice on head size targets so that would negate armor-piercing rounds. Do you know what caliber round those are? In any event, you won't find them in your local Walmart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yeah, pretty much. I have never been harassed by a cop under any circumstances and I am friends with a large number of them. Are there bad cops? Sure, just like there are bad seeds in every profession. Does that give one a license to be paranoid? No.

    Besides, I love how the story started "He was driving through a seedy part of town..." Yeah, that was the initial problem right there. Maybe if you stay out of the bad, high-crime parts of town, you won't have those problems.
    Seeing as how the major route we both travel to work goes through a seedy part of town, it's kind of difficult to avoid that area. No one has a problem going through the area, unless they are forced by two overzealous cops to walk through the area. Then it can get a little hairy since the criminal element is already heavily armed. We're not fortunate to live in uptown where you guys must live,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    I normally practice on head size targets so that would negate armor-piercing rounds. Do you know what caliber round those are? In any event, you won't find them in your local Walmart.
    I forget the caliber and brand of gun, but saw the ammo on display at Cabella's. Looks lethal just sitting there...Go to your local gun store and have a look....

    For home defense, I would never use a pistol or rifle that might penetrate walls. A shotgun with medium shot for the first round will stop an attacker cold, and isn't likely to go thru a wall to hit your own kids, or the neighbor's.....
    Hell, just hearing the sound of a pump action shot gun should make a sober burglar crap himself....
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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I forget the caliber and brand of gun, but saw the ammo on display at Cabella's. Looks lethal just sitting there...Go to your local gun store and have a look....

    For home defense, I would never use a pistol or rifle that might penetrate walls. A shotgun with medium shot for the first round will stop an attacker cold, and isn't likely to go thru a wall to hit your own kids, or the neighbor's.....
    Hell, just hearing the sound of a pump action shot gun should make a sober burglar crap himself....
    A coworker of mine bought himself a 20 gage shotgun. He wanted to try it out, but unfortunately, he lives in the city. Then he gets this bright idea that he will fire it in his garage, since his garage is made of cement blocks. Well, he fired it and blew a hole through the back of his garage. It was a good thing there was a vacant field behind his garage, and the garage muffled the noise.. Now, he thought it was so funny, he shared it with his coworkers. True story. For home defense, I'll take my .45 any day. The shotgun is for those times when things really get hairy and there's a lot of them coming at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    A coworker of mine bought himself a 20 gage shotgun. He wanted to try it out, but unfortunately, he lives in the city. Then he gets this bright idea that he will fire it in his garage, since his garage is made of cement blocks. Well, he fired it and blew a hole through the back of his garage. It was a good thing there was a vacant field behind his garage, and the garage muffled the noise.. Now, he thought it was so funny, he shared it with his coworkers. True story. For home defense, I'll take my .45 any day. The shotgun is for those times when things really get hairy and there's a lot of them coming at you.
    That wasn't bird shot, probably not even rabbit shot. Plus, the sound must have been deafening.... Years ago a friend was dryfiring his .357 in the mirror from the second floor of his apartment building. He dropped only 5 rounds out of the cylinder onto his bed, didn't count them. There was one left. The resulting hole thru the mirror and frame wall showed the parking lot of a nearby drug store. It was very early or very late in the day, I forget which, and no one got hit...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VoodooChild View Post
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    Simple question...
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    Re: Do you own or someone in your household own a firearm?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I forget the caliber and brand of gun, but saw the ammo on display at Cabella's. Looks lethal just sitting there...Go to your local gun store and have a look....

    For home defense, I would never use a pistol or rifle that might penetrate walls. A shotgun with medium shot for the first round will stop an attacker cold, and isn't likely to go thru a wall to hit your own kids, or the neighbor's.....
    Hell, just hearing the sound of a pump action shot gun should make a sober burglar crap himself....
    I prefer rifles and pistols. I can't do a very good "hostage rescue shot" with a shotgun, tends to splatter the hostage too.

    Where I live, overpenetration isn't much of a worry, a loose round will almost certainly hit a tree before it comes near endangering anybody.

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