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Old 04-21-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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There is a gun show this weekend in LV, and they are really pushing 'home protection'
I can take a $69 class to get approved for a CCP (which I would not really use) and some training
in the handling of a gun, etc (Besides the common sense items, like never point a gun at your self
and pull the trigger to see if the chamber is empty)

Whats your opinion about getting a gun for home protection
(and yes, it would be in a gun safe, AND I have no kids) ((BUT I do have a jealous girlfriend ))

Jonathan
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Eastlake Park, PHX
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Sure, get one. Take the class too, as firearm safety can never be taken too seriously.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡) (╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻ ̡
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I just recently got my CCP and I will most likely never use it also. I say go for it. Unless you are a gun enthusiast that loves to look at weapons and shoot them, you won't even notice your new toy in your home...until its time to use it or maybe clean it.

If anything, pick something up now while prices are rising. Guns and ammo are like rising stock now. I purchased something for my wife for a little over $500 around Christmas, that same hand gun is almost $600 now. It's getting ridiculous out there.

Just wait till the next mass shooting.


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Old 04-21-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: El Camino Real
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Yes. Do it. I am in favor of sane people having guns. BTW it's really fun to shoot glass bottles off of posts. Kablam!
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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The Gun Store offers a free CFP class. They also have a free gun safety class. Take both.

Don't buy a gun at a gun show. That's not the place for a newbie to buy. Gun show prices really aren't that great anymore - they've become too mainstream. Dealers take advantage of the fact that shows still have the reputation of being cheap. If you know what you're looking for/at, and what it should go for, you can still find deals there, but that's about it. I don't even bother with shows anymore, unless I'm going to pick up some ammo (which I haven't done since last year, due to the craziness).

First, take the safety class. Then buy a gun, take it to the range a few times to get familiar with it, and then get your CFP, if you want it. It doesn't hurt to have - nothing says that you have to carry all the time, just because you have the legal ability.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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If anything, pick something up now while prices are rising. Guns and ammo are like rising stock now.
Prices are dropping, not rising. The post-shooting hysteria is dying down, as all the legislation that was expected to pass is dead.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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If the time comes when you truly need one not having one would be the biggest regret of your life.

If an intruder is in a house and heard a bullet loaded into the chamber of a gun this speaks loud and clear in every language in the world "get out of my house". Unless the intruder is mentally ill or completely tweaked out they will run away fast and far. Rarely a need to actually shoot anyone.

You'll enjoy the piece of mind knowing you can defend yourself if you were ever placed in a position where you had no other choice. As others have said unless you go out shooting you will rarely think about it. Stored securly and handled safely there is no down side.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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BTW it's really fun to shoot glass bottles off of posts. Kablam!
PLEASE don't use glass, unless you COMPLETELY clean up the mess afterwords. People shooting glass targets on public land give the whole shooting community a bad name. There are plenty of ideas for reactive targets that don't make such a mess or leave dangerous pieces behind.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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If the time comes when you truly need one not having one would be the biggest regret of your life.

If an intruder is in a house and heard a bullet loaded into the chamber of a gun this speaks loud and clear in every language in the world "get out of my house". Unless the intruder is mentally ill or completely tweaked out they will run away fast and far. Rarely a need to actually shoot anyone.

You'll enjoy the piece of mind knowing you can defend yourself if you were ever placed in a position where you had no other choice. As others have said unless you go out shooting you will rarely think about it. Stored securly and handled safely there is no down side.

Got to agree with above, what kinda erks me lately with all this gun talk by the media, is they claim that so many homes WITH guns are less safe, because the intruder will use them against you, so give up your guns.. Well that's my choice, I want a fighting chance if the intruder is a Killer, if he is armed and a killer and you don't have a gun , your dead.. So it should be every Law abiding Americans choice. Just be sure your guns are secure ..
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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Should I buy a Gun (for my home?)

Jonathan

Absolutely...
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