Are You Comfortable Around Guns?

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  1. Faye Fox

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    I grew up around guns of all kinds so I am comfortable with guns. What I am not comfortable with is a gun in the hands of an untrained person or anyone that doesn't have control of their emotions. A female choosing a firearm should use the same guidelines as a male. Don't get a gun that is more than you can handle repeatedly. A well-placed shot with a .22 is more deadly than a poorly placed shot with a .357 mag. Using a handgun at a longer distance, I prefer a .22 long, but for very close, my choice is a lightly loaded Colt .45. The best home defense is a shotgun with buckshot. A 12 gauge with double 30" barrels can create some ugly messes at close range. For distance shots, a .243 bolt action with a scope is my choice. My general all-purpose rife is the Winchester 30/30 lever action with iron sights. I actually fear kitchen knives more than I do guns.

    Never aim at anything you don't intend to shoot. Never shoot at anything you don't intend to kill. Never carry a gun that you don't intend to use if necessary. Never have a gun just to scare people. Make every shot count. Be proficient in rapid reloading. Those are the rules that I was brought up with and still fully subscribe.
     
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  2. Dwight Ward

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    I had a Winchester 30/30 in Oregon. The gun was so loud I'd lose my hearing after firing it. I sold it.
     
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  3. Martin Alonzo

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    I like others here were born and raised in a time when this phobia of gun existed. I don't remember when I got my first gun but had guns all my life. My first hand guns were before the age of 16 and had many hunting rifles. When I went sailing had to get rid of them. They don't like you to have protection on you boat which is crazy but is when the phobia started. I had protection but not equal to a real fire arm. I had modified flare pistols and hand held crossbow.
     
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  4. Frank Sanoica

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    @Ken Anderson

    So very true! These are the same folks who cannot use any other tool effectively, like a shovel!

    Frank
     
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  5. Martin Alonzo

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    Most people who are apposed to gun usually are apposed or don't trust the government as well. So give your guns to the government???
     
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  6. Dwight Ward

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    Carrying a gun is having the power of life and death over others. It's a huge responsibility. I don't think these people like responsibility.
     
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    You reminded me of when you could go into a Western Auto Parts store and buy a .38 snub nose along with your air filter. I bought my first shotgun at Sears...it was the Ted Williams line.
     
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  8. Hal Pollner

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    Do I like guns? Sure!

    Here are my powder burners: (
    I also have air rifles.)

    Rifles:
    I forgot what rifle this was.
    Remington .223
    Interarms .30-06
    Winchester Model 94 .30-30.
    Me holding Auto-Ordnance Thompson Submachine Gun .45 cal.

    Handguns:
    Ruger Blackhawk Single Action Revolver, .45 Long Colt
    Ruger Mark II Target Pistol .22 cal (Wife's Gun)
    S&W Military & Police .357 Magnum
    Ruger Single Action Revolver, .22 cal.
     

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  9. Lon Tanner

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    I am very comfortable around guns as long as they are not pointed at me.
     
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  10. Dwight Ward

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    You're just about a one man army, Hal. Oops, forgot about your wife. Make that a swat team.
     
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  11. Ed Wilson

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    I grew up with guns. My father got my brother and myself hunting. It was nothing to carry a rifle through town to go to the woods shooting. There is an episode of Father Knows Best where father and son went off target shooting. Won't see that today.
     
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  12. Hal Pollner

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    Here's to you, Dwight...I'm an Army Vet.
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