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I Am a Gun Owner

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    Gun Control?!?!

    Is making sure you hit your target the first time... I just don't like the idea of being required to rely on someone else like the police for protection when it comes to my family. I am certainly not going to shoot anyone any faster than run them down with my car unless they are...
    Aiyana77 Aiyana77 36-40, T 3 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    The 2 worst enemy's of a gun are Rust

    and Politicians. To quote the late actor and NRA President Charleston Heston, "they can have my gun when they pry it from MY COLD DEAD HANDS!"
    PinkChick888 PinkChick888 36-40, T 1 Response Mar 29

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    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    I'm moving to the Czech Republic this November and can't wait. I've heard about very relaxed gun laws and am curious if anybody on here lives there and owns firearms. I hear so many horror stories about gun control in Europe, so I'm curious about countries like Switzerland and...
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I Have 3

    Since I live alone, I thought it was a good idea to buy a gun for self-defense. Thankfully, I've never had to use it for that purpose. I do go to the range and practice once in a while. I keep my pistol on my nightstand just in case, not loaded of course but the ammo is always...
    Potamin Potamin 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    Since I am not allowed to have guns in base

    housing, my family have never lived on base. We have purchased a home here in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Yes, we do have weapons here for protection of property and our lives. My husband is a military police officer and is an expert military firearms qualifying. I am very...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    I am a proud owner of a Ruger LC9

    and a HiPoint 380! I love them both and an not wait to add to my collection ( next purchase will be Mossberg 930 Rythm Series) !! Oh and I'm a pretty good shot with the boyfriends S&W MP15 :D
    butthumbs butthumbs 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I Have A Gun

    It is between my legs. It's been loaded by itself, I don't need to buy ammunition. My gun knows when it has to be ready. I don't have to worry about that, my gun will do the work. I'll just point my gun somewhere and white bullet-shots get fired. I have such a nasty gun!
    Iamwithu Iamwithu 22-25, M May 9, 2013

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    My husband got me a Glock 42

    for Christmas! He is so awesome :) He also ordered me a holster that came in today.
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I own a gun for protection

    I keep a gun for protection as I am not a hunter (I don't think I could bring myself to kill an animal). I feel the shotgun is the right selection for home protection and own a Remington 870 with a high powered light built into the choke. We don't have children in the home...
    RKHunter RKHunter 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Yeah I Have A Few!

    I have owned many but have about 47 at this time. I also have a permit to carry. I mostly have 22's rifles and a few handguns. I once heard a response to the question "how many guns do you have?" and use this response when I don't want to advertise how many are locked in the...
    gunrunner456 gunrunner456 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    Yes I Am

    i own guns and they are safe and secure, for hunting target shooting and protection.
    honeypot612002 honeypot612002 51-55, T 1 Response Jul 5, 2009

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    Ik Im Young But I Got A Few

    Me I own some old school guns like the spring field trap door. 1903 uncle Sam. And a 30 yacht six
    Bicarter Bicarter 16-17, M Jul 29, 2013

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    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Jan 26

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    So?

    I shot when I was young, without ear protection, my ears still ring. I have a WWI Lugar that still fires. The clip is loaded, but far away from the gun. If I felt the need of a gun for protection (and I do not), I would get a shotgun. Much noise, much light, better chance of...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    I love my firearms! Not a huge collection,

    but I have a S&W M&P 40 (that I am always carrying) a 380, my hunting rifle which is a Weatherby 300 win mag, and getting a Remington 870 Express Tactical shotgun. What do I get next?!
    BrokenSoul88 BrokenSoul88 26-30, F 30 Responses Sep 24

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    Guns

    My favorite gun that i own is also the cheapest It is a high point 9mm semi auto pistol its not flashy it only holds eight rounds and 1 in the chamber but it shoots straight and fits my hand well. i have heard people say they wouldnt own a cheap gun but this one is nice. I payed...
    irvinebrown78 irvinebrown78 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    THIS GUY IS CRAZY. this guy messaged me then

    blocked me so i couldn't reply. back story is i corrected him on the use of clip vs magazine, and he replies about how if he wanted to kill some one he'd just walk up to them with a hand forged sword and kill them...any way he later sent me this message after he decided he didn...
    trav90 trav90 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    They are nothing better then being a owner of a

    gun! I worked and saved money to but my brothers gun <3 Now to get my crew together to go shooting. I love being born and raised country!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    I was not brought up around guns

    even though my father was in the military for 30 years. He never kept any weapon at home. However, today I am well qualified to carry and use a firearm of my choice. I am a military brat and now a service member myself and in the USAF. I serve as a SSgt and am a RN and...
    blackfemalelooking blackfemalelooking 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    My collection isn't big,

    a shotgun and a couple of russian mil surplus, all of which I like to take out to the range now and then. Heck, I even enjoy cleaning them afterwards. I do believe that every properly trained person has the right to own a firearm unless proven otherwise.
    issued1958 issued1958 56-60, M 1 Response May 19

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    I Have Several

    i own lots of guns but im not one of those ppl who are obsessed with them.  i actually hardly ever go shooting anymore.  and i havent shot a modern firearm in several years, i mostly shoot my black powder guns.  my guns are actually all put away, except for the...
    zebunomicon zebunomicon 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    Gun Control In The Wake Of Newtown

    The recent shooting of children and teachers in Newtown CT was horrendous, tragic, and criminal. However, as an avid proponent for our Second Amendment rights under the US Constitution, I recognize that action must be taken to reduce the risk of future acts of mass murder...
    lickitysplit lickitysplit 61-65, M 6 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    I am definitely a gun owner,

    love to go my a local shooting range for shooting, supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and an NRA member. If we lose our freedoms in keeping and baring arms, we will lose our lives here because the only people having guns would be the military, police officers, and the criminals...
    barbaratownsend barbaratownsend 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I am a gun owner and proud of it.

    If you are one of those Liberal pansies that start trembling and having a panic attack over the site of a gun, I feel sorry for you.
    MLG3 MLG3 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Just purchased a baby Glock 9 mm.

    LOVE it. Gonna get a conceal carry license so I never have to be without it!
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Nov 7

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    I'm a Texan of course I own guns just built a 6.

    5 Grendel 1911s ruger 9mm nd 45 old sks I just put a bullpup stock on sig mosquito ruger 10/22 marlin 22 and wanting a Bushmaster BA50 next can't wait
    Boobiefan Boobiefan 31-35, M Aug 11

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    But I Don't Use My Guns Any More

    I guess I'm an anomaly - I grew up in a hunting culture in rural areas - my parents owned a hunting/fishing camp in a remote area in Canada - and I have a couple of shotguns and several rifles - but living in an urban area now, it is just too much hassle to get far enough away...
    JustmeinSeattle JustmeinSeattle 61-65, M Nov 13, 2013

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    all my life as far back

    as i could remember i have been fascinated by guns. never owned one or shot one until i was 21 and in the navy. still fascinated by them, i didn't know any thing about them until i became a gunner's mate. i learned about the ship's small arms quickly, and just as quick...
    trav90 trav90 22-25, M Jan 25

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    Growing Up With a Gun

    Spent a lot of my life with a gun in my hand, in fact for being non police or military, it was a lot.  We hunted for food, to protect live stock, our farm animals and our crops. I taught my kids fairly young how to handle a weapon.  What it could do, and the...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 3 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    Sure Am

    I have guns, know how to use guns, and can defend myself and family. I am a veteran and have training from the military. I will not give up any of my guns to anyone that means you Uncle Sam. I have pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and assault rifles ( i think this is a...
    lingerieme lingerieme 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    My beauty :) If it wasn't

    so expensive I'd take it out everyday
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I have a gun. I purchased a 1911 Delta Elite.

    It is a 10mm. It kicks like a mule. I use to carry it when I live in Indiana and was granted a concealed carry permit. I moved to California and am now living in Los Angeles county where it is all but impossible to get a carry permit. The only way to get one is to know someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Not Really A Gun-lover

    I own an IOF .32 handgun. It's not that great a weapon but it'll do the job it was meant to do - protect me if needed. My dad is a different story, though. Being an ex-military officer and a marksman, he's got a massive collection of guns. It's actually a bit scary to me. He...
    ImmoralKamini ImmoralKamini 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Both my husband and I are gun owners

    and have a variety or wide range of weapons here at our country home. I prefer the female handguns and my husband loves both the handguns and rifles for hunting. We are both expert in marksmanship and we qualify annually. We love to shoot for passing time, relaxing, and the...
    olderblondemom olderblondemom 46-50, F Dec 22, 2013

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    Who lives in San Diego

    and will teach me to shoot?
    katmakat99 katmakat99 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Of course I do! I do not leave it out in any

    place that is unsafe it in a safe however it is one that your finger prints unlock. I believe in better be safe then sorry! I take it to the gun range with my father and we shoot it for the practice. I am a single female who lives alone damn right I am going to protect myself...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    I own a Ruger P95 (9mm),

    Ruger SR22, Ruger LCP...the wife has a Ruger 22/45 Lite, and an old Winchester 22 single shot that was her grandfathers rifle.... we enjoy going to the shooting range and making noise.
    Alan493 Alan493 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    So I already own a Ruger 10/22

    and a Beretta Nano. But I just added to my collection a Romanian TTC and my god does it feel good to hold in my hands. Now I need to find ammo for this piece of commie steel.
    buckeye226 buckeye226 22-25, M Jul 6

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    I believe all women should carry guns to

    protect us from men raping us.
    anynymys anynymys 26-30 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    For my protection along with my family's

    protection, I do have several weapons of choice available to me. I am an excellent marksmanship and love carrying and firing my weapons on different firing ranges. In my state we have a CCW rule. I am a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment to our U.S. constitution. Too bad...
    singleprofessionalfemale singleprofessionalfemale 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    It doesn't work and it's missing some pieces,

    but I have a German-Made 22 LR Derringer by RECK.
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Dec 9

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    Indeed I do. If you want to take away guns because of the shootings, you're insane. People kill people, they make the choice. Think about it, if they didn't have a gun, they'd...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 48 Responses Dec 15

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    My dad and uncle taught me to shoot and I gotten really good . I shot my first gun at the age of seven....a shotgun....it threw me about ten feet in the air and gave me the biggest...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It was just the once for me. It was a charity event in a pub I worked in about 20 years ago - I would have been 24 or 25 at the time. I think it must have been Children in Need. It...
    Sarah667 Sarah667 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I want to run a shooting range one day. Teach hunters safety, concealed carry classes, learn people how to shoot and disassemble their guns. Really, they're fun, even if you don't...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I can officially say I LOVE GETTING GUNGED. I previously mentioned my first attempt with yellow gunge, that didn't work, I tried attempt 2 the gunge was still milky. It's third...
    mrmassive1990 mrmassive1990 22-25 Dec 11

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    Guns have been perverted by human nature. I guess they were invented as a method of fighting wars, but they have a much brighter purpose. It's so awful that people think of this...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    I believe there should be more restrictions to own a gun but let's be honest anybody can find a way to buy a gun illegally. Taking away guns isn't going to get them off the streets...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 17

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    When people hear the word gun they think of murder and killing. However a gun is a tool and can only be harmful if misused. I now own 6 firearms alone (my father mother and...
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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