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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Frigid » 1 July 2017, 17:17

I don't have one and have never been in a situation where I've thought I needed a weapon, even when approached by people under the influence with less than peaceful intentions. I don't like carrying a wallet around with me so a clunky gun would annoy the fuck out of me even more. My brother has shotguns for hunting and it causes me to feel less secure when I'm at his house than when he didn't have any.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Gandalf » 28 August 2020, 04:55

Yes... This... 12 round drum-fed shotgun, loaded 3 rounds light -game 1 solid

A man is cosidered light-game and a solid from up close, in the right spot will drop an elephant

And Yes I know how to use a multitude of firearms: - Pistols / revolvers / several assult rifles includng the Belgin 7,62 FN / the AK47 and a few others.....

I did my military training in the mid 70's during the South African Bush war in Angola
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Eryx » 28 August 2020, 15:27

It's too expensive to own a firearm here and I don't think I have the personality that would allow for me to use it at the times that call for it. I don't think I'll ever own a gun.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 28 August 2020, 17:27

Eryx wrote:It's too expensive to own a firearm here and I don't think I have the personality that would allow for me to use it at the times that call for it. I don't think I'll ever own a gun.

What about carrying a purse with a brick inside of it?
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Eryx » 31 August 2020, 21:12

I'd love to have mace, or a taser. But both are illegal here lol. I'd have to get it from abroad.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 31 August 2020, 21:25

I can’t believe mace is illegal in your country. Like, it’s the minimum they could possibly allow to give a victim an edge, especially a woman. That’s really retarded.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Eryx » 1 September 2020, 20:54

Agreed.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Jasper1 » 1 September 2020, 21:34

poolerboy0077 wrote:I can’t believe mace is illegal in your country. Like, it’s the minimum they could possibly allow to give a victim an edge, especially a woman. That’s really retarded.


Mace is also banned in the UK. It carries the same sentence as a firearm if found with it in your possession!
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Magic J » 2 September 2020, 19:50

It's very difficult to obtain a firearm licence here in the UK, and it's generally just rifles and shotguns that are permitted, usually for farmers and hunters. You need a specific reason to have one ("self-defence" isn't considered a valid reason), you have to have it inspected quite often, and you need to keep the ammunition in a lockbox away from the gun. Perhaps you even need to account for every bullet/shell expended? I'm unsure.

Pistols are nearly impossible to obtain a licence for, and I don't think it was particularly common to own one prior to the ban. As far as I'm aware, it's only vets and knackers who are allowed to own a pistol (kept in a box with one or two bullets). Sometimes used to put down horses and cows and such. I think maybe gamesmen are allowed a pistol to dispatch badly shot deer as well.

If it were permitted, I probably wouldn't carry a pistol. I'd quite like to learn how to shoot a rifle, though, and there's licensed rifle clubs that you can join. Just for when society collapses and the water wars erupt, you know? :P

Jasper1 wrote:Mace is also banned in the UK. It carries the same sentence as a firearm if found with it in your possession!

Yeah, I think that comes under "offensive weapons". I've heard that you can legally carry those little cans which spray dye, though, and that's probably reasonably effective if sprayed into someone's eyes?

As an aside, I used to work in a museum with an armory. Had to be kept double locked and got inspected every so often. Was well cool. Some rifles, but mostly muskets and flintlocks and such. Flints were removed, but otherwise most of them were fully functioning. Lots of Japanese officer's swords brought back from the war, too, those were interesting.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Eryx » 3 September 2020, 00:11

Good idea!!
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 3 September 2020, 00:36

Magic J wrote:Yeah, I think that comes under "offensive weapons".

mxguy01 wrote:Ugh. Millennials. Everything is offensive these days. Back in my day our firearms were straight shooters, tellin’ it like it is...with bullets!”
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby PopTart » 3 September 2020, 08:49

Being another UK citizen, I don't own a gun.

I wouldn't mind learning how how to shoot, to see what it feels like and because I enjoy learning things.

But I think actually owning a gun would a be a responsibility I could do without.

I do suspect I'd be more worried about someone breaking in, while I wasn't there and stealing the thing and it being used someplace else. I'd feel responsible somehow.

It's technically illegal, but I own a cane, with a blade hidden inside, that was left to me by a deceased family member, which I store under the bed, which I guess I could use to discourage any would be, home invader, but truth be told I'm not sure I'd not even do that, things are likely to escalate pretty quickly once weapons like that are brought into play.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Cowie1 » 3 September 2020, 13:31

I have my own personal pump action gun that sprays cream :lol:
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby erti » 3 September 2020, 17:54

I can't legally own a gun.. lol
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby acpro » 4 September 2020, 02:18

What if you had a gun but kept if offsite in storage? I wouldn't be bothered by that. In case SHTF (shit hits the fan--used usually by crazy preppers)...I don't think it's a bad idea, at least in the US. Or, if you just want to learn how to shoot and learn how to use a gun.

I've never had a guy pull a gun on me but I have had a guy sucker punch me for being gay. He was really drunk and after he did it he said, "so what? he's a faggot". This was at my BEST friend's (for 20 years at the time--not friends anymore) bachelor party. I had to make the really hard decision to distance myself from my best friend because he decided to keep hanging out with that guy. Also, unbeknownst to me, before the bachelor party, he warned his friend to be cool towards me. I had no idea there was any animosity going on. A while after it happened, my friend tried to play off by saying, "Well you guys just don't like each other" and I was like, "WTF, I never didn't like him, i barely knew him, you didn't have to warn me before the party to be cool to him...bc i never had an issue with him"

If I wanted to I could have escalated it by beating the shit out of him.I'm much bigger than him. To put it in perspective, he hit me in the mouth. My lip didn't bleed and my teeth were fine...and I have veneers, so they're extra vulnerable. He just doesn't have a good punch. His best friend who was also there (so a 3rd guy--not my best friend) told me immediately afterwards the best thing I did was not escalate it so it was obvious that his best friend was in the wrong. He told me the guy's family raised him different and blah blah blah....

Well, that and after the orlando night club got shot up, I've seriously thought about buying a gun. What if I move next door to redneck neighbors and they get drunk one night and decide they hate gays...I'm toast (btw Brenden and Rene--I'm looking at Dundalk and Essex Md or Glen Burnie - that's where that would happen to a gay person in MD--at least central MD - rising sun is prob worse).

Anyway, I would never want to sleep in the house of someone who owned a gun unless I really trusted them..like dated 6 months to a year...they couldn't get blackout drunk. Not that most 34 year olds do that anymore but I always think the worse case scenario.

Actually, I just remembered I've had a drug dealer pull a gun out while I was in his car a few years back. But I think he just did that because he trusted me and was trying to show off.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby mxguy01 » 4 June 2021, 16:17

poolerboy0077 wrote:
Magic J wrote:Yeah, I think that comes under "offensive weapons".

mxguy01 wrote:Ugh. Millennials. Everything is offensive these days. Back in my day our firearms were straight shooters, tellin’ it like it is...with bullets!”


Wow, well I cant say it's unexpected you falsifying a post here. Have to wonder if you and the so called administrators/owners are not but one and the same since your garbage is allowed to persist here. And here we have it why this site is toxic. Interesting to watch you swim in it is about the best that can be said about it all. Enjoy. Haha. You so have to feed yourself here - if you follow what I'm saying. How many fake personas do you run with on this site? Carry on.

Oh well, can't do much about any unsuspecting people who lay prey for the crap here but not much that I care about that kind of thing anymore. Much like my last brother passing away who was a heroine addict all his life. He would have been 63 in May. Turns out that all started with him being abused by a priest in the catholic church. I was 9 y/o at the time when he started to "run away". I returned to my home town to take care of his remains and clean up a little to make his going out a little better. In the tradition to the Irish I threw a "wake" as small as it may have been. I spread his remains over his other brother's grave who I now suspect suffered the same as they were alter boys together. I found his writings as part of his narcotics anonymous program. The horrors of his life were what I expected and then some. He detailed his abuse of people in the past and his continued abuse of people. He clearly understood the horrors of it all in ways and in others he seemed to fail to grasp them as well. Fate, destiny, karma... I haven't believed in a god in a long time. I doubt I ever will even when my last day eventually comes.

Many of the pieces of the puzzle that represented my life including my childhood fell into place for me. In that I have also moved on. I feel I've "gotten to the other side" of all this - nothing to do with GFO. My drinking is back to normal. Actually less so. I now don't finish one beer where my norm was 1.5 in the past. Getting old hahah. I don't hate anyone not even myself anymore. It was time to forgive an 9 y/o for doing what he needed to get by. Details are of course way more involved but I can now choose to be a survivor. I've been to the edge of the cliff, looked over it and chose to walk away. Yes, I started to seriously consider suicide (1st step of the NA program is admitting heroine is going to kill you). Knowing that it would lay a guilt on my kids given the circumstances was the barrier that prevented me from doing it at that time. I've gotten better - I now do that for me. I guess I have a safety net on that one as the original reason still would play. I have a solid boy friend. Like having a solid girl friend is to a straight guy. I can deal with relationships once again. I had that with my ex and I can now repeat that with others. Karma, fate, destiny can be your friends too. I can now see my life as normal and I can simply carry on as normal. Not a bad place to land.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Brenden » 4 June 2021, 16:24

Well, well, well. Look what the cat dragged in.
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby mxguy01 » 6 June 2021, 21:32

Brenden wrote:Well, well, well. Look what the cat dragged in.



Well, well, well. Look what the dog left laying on the ground.

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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 6 June 2021, 21:41

Heeeey! Columbo is back! Ready to take on cancel culture and kids these days a second time ‘round?
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Re: Do you own a firearm for self defense?

Unread postby Ballparkdogg » 9 June 2021, 07:10

i used firearms when I was in the marines but now in civilian life I don't own one.
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