Gun ownership, and even militia membe...

Gun ownership, and even militia membership, becoming more popular, diverse

There are 24 comments on the Examiner.com story from Sep 25, 2012, titled Gun ownership, and even militia membership, becoming more popular, diverse. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

According to the Brady Campaign , the Violence Policy Center and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence , gun ownership is growing less and less popular, and increasingly confined to social dinosaurs who are steadily dying out .

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“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#1 Sep 26, 2012
According to Dennis Henigan, ninety million American gun owners are bad Americans (almost one third the U.S. population).

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#2 Sep 26, 2012
More lies from the anti's.

Truth be told.....gun ownership has never been higher and continues to rise.

Just look at the price of Ruger stock to get a clue. On 1/2/09 it was trading at $6.27 per share. it closed yesterday at $47.83. That's an increase of 763% in under 4 years!!! They even had to stop taking orders earlier in the year because they couldn't keep up with production demands.

To the VPC, Brady Bunch, etc..........what was it you were claiming again??

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#3 Sep 26, 2012
Ruger and many other gun makers make good quality guns, so Ruger's stock price may be indicative of all the gun makers.

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#4 Sep 26, 2012
Armed Veteran wrote:
More lies from the anti's.
Truth be told.....gun ownership has never been higher and continues to rise.
Just look at the price of Ruger stock to get a clue. On 1/2/09 it was trading at $6.27 per share. it closed yesterday at $47.83. That's an increase of 763% in under 4 years!!! They even had to stop taking orders earlier in the year because they couldn't keep up with production demands.
To the VPC, Brady Bunch, etc..........what was it you were claiming again??
Nice set of Red Stripes! Snipe? Yes Ruger makes some fine items even though the new MKIII .22 pistol is lawyered to hell. MKI & MKII were much better....

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#5 Sep 27, 2012
Have Seen It Before wrote:
<quoted text>Nice set of Red Stripes! Snipe? Yes Ruger makes some fine items even though the new MKIII .22 pistol is lawyered to hell. MKI & MKII were much better....
Hole snipe on an old Knox Class frigate (USS Trippe), and repair mechanic on a destroyer tender (USS Puget Sound).

I don't own a .22 pistol, but would love to get one because they are fun as hell to plink with.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#6 Sep 27, 2012
They're for kids and women.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#7 Sep 27, 2012
Tory II wrote:
They're for kids and women.
So how many do you own, Noid?? 3 or 4??

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#8 Sep 28, 2012
Armed Veteran wrote:
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Hole snipe on an old Knox Class frigate (USS Trippe), and repair mechanic on a destroyer tender (USS Puget Sound).
I don't own a .22 pistol, but would love to get one because they are fun as hell to plink with.
I am still a Snipe but now land based. I told you before but for a very brief time had 3 pretty red chevrons....... Such is life.... Hole snipe but mostly repair gang because I could and can still fix almost anything with no problem. I was probably going to have red stripes the entire time but we agreed to part ways.... As far as a .22 pistol A retired Chief I knew had a .22 Ruger Standard and he was dead on accurate with it. The guy just pointed it and it put the rounds right where he pointed. He was one of those guys that could light farmer matches with it. Actually saw him hit a running rabbit once and that amazed me. When I asked how he did it he said. "Well buddy he jumps high & he jumps low. I aim for the middle 'cause he there twicet as much as he is on the ends".

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#9 Sep 28, 2012
Have Seen It Before wrote:
<quoted text>I am still a Snipe but now land based. I told you before but for a very brief time had 3 pretty red chevrons....... Such is life.... Hole snipe but mostly repair gang because I could and can still fix almost anything with no problem. I was probably going to have red stripes the entire time but we agreed to part ways.... As far as a .22 pistol A retired Chief I knew had a .22 Ruger Standard and he was dead on accurate with it. The guy just pointed it and it put the rounds right where he pointed. He was one of those guys that could light farmer matches with it. Actually saw him hit a running rabbit once and that amazed me. When I asked how he did it he said. "Well buddy he jumps high & he jumps low. I aim for the middle 'cause he there twicet as much as he is on the ends".
I made MM1 in 5 years and was going to reenlist at 6 years, but there just wasn't too many billets available. I was even double NEC coded for AC&R, had been through 1,200-pound plant operator/maintenance school, 4.0 evals, you name it, and all they were offering me was boot camp company commander or recruiting duty. No thanks. I was wanting instructor duty somewhere. Good thing I got out when I did, too. Clinton had just been elected, and he pretty much cut the Navy in half. Now I am enjoying the private sector and making more money than I ever could in the canoe club.

I have a buddy who is dead on with his .22mag revolver. He uses it for small game, too.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#10 Sep 28, 2012
At least Brady has an excuse for regressing into pushing the liberal propaganda that is gun control. I guess a traumatic brain injury can do that to you.
But, the other organizations are just wallowing in the evil of disarmament of America.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#11 Sep 29, 2012
.22 caliber firearms are for navy people and women and kids.

Only the police promote them...don't know why though.
Armed Veteran wrote:
So how many do you own, Noid?? 3 or 4??
I have a Taurus .22 revolver, and a Mossberg plinker. I purchased the rifle for my kid and the revolver for my wife and kid (when he was younger).

I would never depend on them for any level of defense. The .22 (and the .380) won't stop large targets...well maybe if you throw them at your attackers (I hear they're good for committing suicide but you must place tham next to the head).

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#12 Sep 29, 2012
Tory II wrote:
.22 caliber firearms are for navy people and women and kids.
Only the police promote them...don't know why though.
<quoted text>
I have a Taurus .22 revolver, and a Mossberg plinker. I purchased the rifle for my kid and the revolver for my wife and kid (when he was younger).
I would never depend on them for any level of defense. The .22 (and the .380) won't stop large targets...well maybe if you throw them at your attackers (I hear they're good for committing suicide but you must place tham next to the head).
If a .22 is all you have at the time it's better than nothing. A whole lot of dead people were made that way with a .22 so it can and will kill something. Bullet placement is everything......

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#13 Sep 29, 2012
Tory II wrote:
.22 caliber firearms are for navy people and women and kids.
Only the police promote them...don't know why though.
<quoted text>
I have a Taurus .22 revolver, and a Mossberg plinker. I purchased the rifle for my kid and the revolver for my wife and kid (when he was younger).
I would never depend on them for any level of defense. The .22 (and the .380) won't stop large targets...well maybe if you throw them at your attackers (I hear they're good for committing suicide but you must place tham next to the head).
Did I say anything about using a .22 for self-defense, Noid? I said they are fun for plinking and target shooting. You also need to look at how many people have been killed by that measly little .22 round. The number will shock the living hell out of you. And ANY caliber is better than no caliber when it comes to protecting yourself. Many small framed women and disabled people can't handle the power of a larger caliber weapon than a .380ACP. I tell you what. You come at me to attack me, and I will use the little Bersa .380 I bought my wife to defend myself. I promise to NOT shoot you in the head. Willing to take that challenge?? Do a search on what happened to Officer Jarrod Shivers. He was killed with a single shot to the side of the chest with a .380ACP,and died in less than a minute.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#14 Sep 30, 2012
Armed Veteran wrote:
Did I say anything about using a .22 for self-defense, Noid? I said they are fun for plinking and target shooting...
You've said too much on using smaller shotshells (birdshot) and on using a tiny .380

I'm surprised you don't own a .22 ...
Armed Veteran wrote:
You also need to look at how many people have been killed by that measly little .22 round. The number will shock the living hell out of you. And ANY caliber is better than no caliber when it comes to protecting yourself. Many small framed women and disabled people can't handle the power of a larger caliber weapon than a .380ACP. I tell you what. You come at me to attack me, and I will use the little Bersa .380 I bought my wife to defend myself. I promise to NOT shoot you in the head. Willing to take that challenge?? Do a search on what happened to Officer Jarrod Shivers. He was killed with a single shot to the side of the chest with a .380ACP,and died in less than a minute.
Truth is, we choose bigger calibers for good reasons. We choose powerful bullets for life sustaining reasons.

Your challenge is rediculous, your promise is worthless.

We are not talking about the only gun, or about grabbing the only gun, we're talking about the weak power of the .22 and the .380 ...
Armed Veteran wrote:
Do a search on what happened to Officer Jarrod Shivers. He was killed with a single shot to the side of the chest with a .380ACP,and died in less than a minute.
Some large males have died from one blow to the head with a 2X4, So what.

LOL !

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#15 Sep 30, 2012
Have Seen It Before wrote:
<quoted text>If a .22 is all you have at the time it's better than nothing. A whole lot of dead people were made that way with a .22 so it can and will kill something. Bullet placement is everything......
You mean if I land my crowbar at the right place of the head ?

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#16 Sep 30, 2012
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>You've said too much on using smaller shotshells (birdshot) and on using a tiny .380
I'm surprised you don't own a .22 ...
<quoted text>Truth is, we choose bigger calibers for good reasons. We choose powerful bullets for life sustaining reasons.
Your challenge is rediculous, your promise is worthless.
We are not talking about the only gun, or about grabbing the only gun, we're talking about the weak power of the .22 and the .380 ...
<quoted text>Some large males have died from one blow to the head with a 2X4, So what.
LOL !
What have I said about using birdshot?? You lost me on that one.

I said I don't a .22 handgun. I own a .22 rifle.

I also own larger caliber (more powerful) handguns (9mm Luger and .45ACP). I usually carry the .45. Like I told you before, the .380 was for my wife. She could fire the .45 and was pretty accurate with it, but she was a little slow to reaquire the target on the next shot. And also like I told you before, a small caliber is better than no caliber. With regard to your bullshit statement that you would have to hit someone in the head to stop them with a .22, YOU need to do your homework, Noid. What's bad about that little bullet is that when it penetrates your body, it has a tendency to bounce around inside you turning your innards into swiss cheese.

But please, spread some more of your ignorance. It is quite entertaining.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#17 Oct 1, 2012
My previous post (#14) was brilliant. My posts usually are.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

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#18 Oct 1, 2012
Tory II wrote:
My previous post (#14) was brilliant. My posts usually are.
Time to go see your doctor again. You are suffering from delusions of significance.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#19 Oct 2, 2012
Armed Veteran wrote:
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Time to go see your doctor again. You are suffering from delusions of significance.
Ok, Officer Qwack.

Since: Aug 11

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#20 Oct 2, 2012
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>You mean if I land my crowbar at the right place of the head ?
A face full of .22 rounds would limit the swinging of a crowbar. Sort of hard to make contact on something you can't see because your eyeballs are blown out and your sinuses full of .22 hollowpoints. With a .22 you pull the trigger until it's empty for the best results.

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