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Old 08-06-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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When they weren't killing each other. Or taking prisoners and raping them. Mankind has always been rather brutal.
Not as brutal as you try to make out.

 
Old 08-06-2019, 10:16 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Not as brutal as you try to make out.
Please. I thought you were at least part American Indian. From everything I know my tree was almost wiped out by fighting. Long before little basket became a tribe in Colorado and forced into living in the side of hills.

Sounds brutal to me.
 
Old 08-06-2019, 11:11 PM
 
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Repect all, be able to put yourself in other peoples shoes, if you have hate deal with it in a more constructive manner (hit the gym hard, etc.) and don't commit a mass shooting!
 
Old 08-07-2019, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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IMO existing gun owners should not be grandfathered. I know a lot of gun owners who should not have weapons - literally folks who are so paranoid that they have 2-3 guns in every room in their house and they own 2-3 AR-15s and I worry they will have a break and kill someone.

Just like folks have to renew their licenses, those of us who have licensed/registered weapons should be required to comply with new licensing requirements.

Ready locker by the front door is a 9mm pistol, a 9mm Uzi carbine (hence an ease on the ammo requirement for the locker) and a 12 gauge shotgun. The back door ready locker is the same thing.



Now what is that unreasonable for a ranch house?
 
Old 08-07-2019, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Originally Posted by ADogNamedSam View Post
Did you re-program the mechanisms down-range to only pop-up armed assailants ?


Saavik: "You cheated."
Kirk: "I changed the conditions of the test."


/nerd-alert

Wasn't it the son who said "He cheated"?.
 
Old 08-07-2019, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Metro Seattle Area - Born and Raised
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Not as brutal as you try to make out.
Ha!! Too funny!! That's like saying that the Vikings and the Germanic Tribes were only peaceful fishermen and farmers!!
 
Old 08-07-2019, 05:13 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Wasn't it the son who said "He cheated"?.

Good catch. Indeed it was David, Kirks son, who said he cheated. As to your door lockers at the ranch no it's not unreasonable and becomes more reasonable if said ranch is near the Mexico border. My ranch house only had one locker as it was not really big.


My go to rack included a 1911 45 an AR 15 and a Mossberg 930. Any of which were appropriate for select situations. When a pack of marauding coyotes attacked my dogs in the front yard one night I reached for the shotgun. When a transient wandered in from the highway nearby having seen my lights in the distance I greeted him with my 45. I never had to reach for the AR. But it was there.


The shotgun would have worked for the transient but it needs a flashlight on it so I needed a hand free for a light so the 45 got the nod. At any rate things like that happen tens of thousands of times a day across the country. But all focus is put on these sporadic mass shootings by nut cases. Thus all the incidents involving firearms that keep people alive get shoved down and we never hear about them.


People such as you and I who keep and have had to use a variety of weapons for defense get labeled as wackos. Even though I have only had to fire in anger at a human target once in my life and that was in the bloody city. Sitting in backed up traffic no less.


So what do we as responsible gun owners do about these mass shootings? The answer is we can't do anything other than be as prepared as we can should we become involved in one. Beyond that we are powerless over the evil that men do. And so it is.
 
Old 08-07-2019, 05:14 AM
 
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Wasn't it the son who said "He cheated"?.
Yes, you nerd you.
 
Old 08-07-2019, 05:31 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Yes, you nerd you.

Don't say that like it's a bad thing. LOL
 
Old 08-07-2019, 05:39 AM
 
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You realize I was not disagreeing with you, but providing a point to back up your post.

You did realize that, right?
"You realize I was not disagreeing with you,"

You realize I was not disagreeing with YOU?

You spoke about what your experience with "youths". I did also. Nothing else.

"You did realize that, right?" I DID, obviously you DIDN'T!

I understand though, with all the loonie on here, sometime we get too defensive.
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