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I Am a Gun Owner

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,076 People

    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Glock 23, Taurus .357 Mag,

    Kimber Micro .380
    RoadFlasher RoadFlasher 41-45, M Mar 18

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    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M Jan 1

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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 33 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    I am a multiple gun owner.

    I have a couple glocks and a lot of shotguns and even an AR-15
    Zachary95 Zachary95 18-21, M Mar 19

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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 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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 4 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 7 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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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.
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F Dec 9, 2014

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    My beauty :) If it wasn't

    so expensive I'd take it out everyday
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2014

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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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    Yeah I am. You break into my house

    and you're gonna get shot in the balls with a dart :D
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 7 Responses Mar 5

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I own several my favorite is the AR 15 .

    . Lots of fun and very accurate
    LibbyLee LibbyLee 56-60, T Mar 3

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    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M Jan 28

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    Who lives in San Diego

    and will teach me to shoot?
    katmakat99 katmakat99 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2014

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    I have 2 Mauser 98ks.

    One which was a sentry rifle that has the SS emblem on the stock. That one is in a glass case. I am looking everywhere for a Gewehr43.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Jan 26, 2014

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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 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    anitadavies anitadavies 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    I also have a CCW & currently carry a S&W

    Airweight 38. I have a Remington R-51 which is at Remington being gone over. Husband is a SASS member & shooter
    leiann69 leiann69 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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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 3 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 11

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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, 2014

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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 8 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    I've known how to shoot a gun since I was 7, my dad always said I needed to know how, I live in the country, and a lot of people try to steal stuff, etc. and I'm home alone a lot...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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