Do You Keep A Gun Nearby?

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#712 Jul 18, 2013
Mister Mysterious wrote:
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Not very accurate which throws the rest of your post into the dust bin. Kids have to be a certain age to BUY a gun, true. But any kid can own a guy. It is totally legal to gift a gun to a son or daughter who isn't old enough to buy one.
You're starting to act like some of the other libs on here who just makes stuff up as they go because it sounds good.
In the United States, you must be 21 or older to own a handgun and 18 or older to own a long gun (rifle, shotgun, etc.).

You're confused - I said owning, not firing. You really don't own anything until you're 18.

As long as the minor is directly supervised by an adult over the age of 21, any minor can fire or discharge a firearm. It is illegal in all 50 states for a minor (under 18) to fire a weapon without direct adult supervision.

I think you ought to concentrate more on 2016 and the next loser you idiots will try to pawn off as a legitimate politician rather than firearms.

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#713 Jul 18, 2013
Who has more confutations on this forum than anyone else?

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#714 Jul 18, 2013
Hey Hoosier hmmm. That is how every augment on topix goes with them isn't it. That a great link thanks for sharing that info.

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#715 Jul 18, 2013
It's not my responsibility to pass out the Kleenex.

Perhaps ya'll need to switch to a less confrontational forum:

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#716 Jul 18, 2013
Yes I do, one within reach at my bed because: police = 10 minutes, revolver = 10 seconds. You do the math!

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#717 Jul 18, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>Teaching gun safety is a must. However - I wouldn't even try to teach a child under the age of 12 or so gun safety - their attention span is only like a few minutes at that early age. Teaching gun safety is a leaned experience - trying to push it on a 7-year old is downright dangerous.
My proof? Ever hear of the old expression, "Boys will be boys?" Precisely my point.
I strongly agree with you, that teaching gun safety is a must. But I do find your age limitations somewhat debatable. I suppose it greatly depends on the teacher (most importantly)... and perhaps also the child.

Using myself as an example...Nothing was exactly "pushed" on myself at the age of 7, when I started receiving lessons on gun safety first, and then shooting. The 1st and most important lesson, was what exactly a gun could do... terms like "It CAN KILL" and "It is NOT a toy", was driven home repeatedly. And then your basic gun safety practices started; using the safeties on one, never take for granted a gun is not loaded without checking, always consider the background of what you're shooting AT etc, etc. Then I was allowed to shoot. Of course my teacher was wise enough to start these lessons with a pellet gun. Always under his supervision, and with his tutelage... I turned out to be a responsible shooter, and also a decent shot. And then came lessons on a .22...

Of which I have my teacher to thank. His lessons, granted me the ability to win my Step Father's prized .22 at the age of 9...because unbeknownst to my Step Father, I had received lessons by that time. He bet me that I couldn't hit a target, and he put his rifle up as the reward. As the said Step Father turned out to be quite the disappointment to the family in general,(thankfully my loving Mother finally wised up)... I still have fond memories of his look of disgust, when I nailed that target. AS there were witnesses, he had to ante up. So that was the first gun I owned, and I still have it to this day. Of course, I was only able to use it under supervision, until a couple of years later.

And now fast forwarding... I'm over the hill, and heading down it fast....I own several firearms of my own, and I've never been in trouble with the law, no criminal record of any sort. Have a family, raised a kid who makes the honor roll every year, with nearly straight A's across the board every time since 1st grade. Hoping that she makes Valedictorian this coming school year... and then off to college she goes. And coincidentally, I started her firearm lessons at 8 years of age, also using a pellet gun. She now owns a couple of .22's of her own.

So yes as you see, I'm sort of questioning your proclaimed age limitations. But I was also raised in a responsible, but gun friendly environment. One that recognized them what they were: a tool, but one that has deadly repercussions if used irresponsibly. But then again, I was also raised in a generation that had never heard of A.D.D. until much later in my life. I suppose that feeding kids drugs... as compared to an occasional love tap on the behind (rarely ever needed...if any), is the answer these days. Doesn't seem like the right one to me personally... but to each their own I suppose.

“Denny Crain”

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#718 Jul 18, 2013
Jenji wrote:
Yes I do, one within reach at my bed because: police = 10 minutes, revolver = 10 seconds. You do the math!
When the police are just minutes away your gun is seconds away. The police just put the tape around the body :)

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#719 Jul 18, 2013
I carry an Auto Opening Stainless Double Edged, Partially Serrated for lack of a better word , Blade,


Come on in a little closer, if you want to see it,...

“Denny Crain”

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#720 Jul 18, 2013
Will Munny wrote:
<quoted text>
I strongly agree with you, that teaching gun safety is a must. But I do find your age limitations somewhat debatable. I suppose it greatly depends on the teacher (most importantly)... and perhaps also the child.
Using myself as an example...Nothing was exactly "pushed" on myself at the age of 7, when I started receiving lessons on gun safety first, and then shooting. The 1st and most important lesson, was what exactly a gun could do... terms like "It CAN KILL" and "It is NOT a toy", was driven home repeatedly. And then your basic gun safety practices started; using the safeties on one, never take for granted a gun is not loaded without checking, always consider the background of what you're shooting AT etc, etc. Then I was allowed to shoot. Of course my teacher was wise enough to start these lessons with a pellet gun. Always under his supervision, and with his tutelage... I turned out to be a responsible shooter, and also a decent shot. And then came lessons on a .22...
Of which I have my teacher to thank. His lessons, granted me the ability to win my Step Father's prized .22 at the age of 9...because unbeknownst to my Step Father, I had received lessons by that time. He bet me that I couldn't hit a target, and he put his rifle up as the reward. As the said Step Father turned out to be quite the disappointment to the family in general,(thankfully my loving Mother finally wised up)... I still have fond memories of his look of disgust, when I nailed that target. AS there were witnesses, he had to ante up. So that was the first gun I owned, and I still have it to this day. Of course, I was only able to use it under supervision, until a couple of years later.
And now fast forwarding... I'm over the hill, and heading down it fast....I own several firearms of my own, and I've never been in trouble with the law, no criminal record of any sort. Have a family, raised a kid who makes the honor roll every year, with nearly straight A's across the board every time since 1st grade. Hoping that she makes Valedictorian this coming school year... and then off to college she goes. And coincidentally, I started her firearm lessons at 8 years of age, also using a pellet gun. She now owns a couple of .22's of her own.
So yes as you see, I'm sort of questioning your proclaimed age limitations. But I was also raised in a responsible, but gun friendly environment. One that recognized them what they were: a tool, but one that has deadly repercussions if used irresponsibly. But then again, I was also raised in a generation that had never heard of A.D.D. until much later in my life. I suppose that feeding kids drugs... as compared to an occasional love tap on the behind (rarely ever needed...if any), is the answer these days. Doesn't seem like the right one to me personally... but to each their own I suppose.
Will I was kind of embarrassed when I renewed my carry license. I used to be really an expert with a pistol because I went to the range every week. Lost my egde

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#721 Jul 18, 2013
Great post will munny. Ugh hate I'm out of props cuz that needs one.

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#722 Jul 18, 2013
If you really need it, I'm sure the edge will come back quick enough.

But here's hoping you that you NEVER really need it. It's the same hope that I have for me and my family.

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#723 Jul 18, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>When the police are just minutes away your gun is seconds away. The police just put the tape around the body :)
Can anyone say sensationalism?

We are all 8 times more likely to be killed, accidentally by a cop than deliberately by a terrorist or George.
Yet this becomes news?

Sensationalism is a type of editorial bias in mass media in which events and topics in news stories and pieces are over-hyped to increase viewership or readership numbers.[1] Sensationalism may include reporting about generally insignificant matters and events that don't influence overall society and biased presentations of newsworthy topics in a sensationalist, trivial or tabloid manner.[2][3]

Some tactics include being deliberately obtuse,[4] appealing to emotions,[5] being controversial, intentionally omitting facts and information,[6] being loud, self-centered and acting to obtain attention.[5] Trivial information and events are sometimes misrepresented and exaggerated as important or significant, and often includes stories about the actions of individuals and small groups of people,[1] the content of which is often insignificant and irrelevant relative to the macro-level day-to-day events that occur globally. Furthermore, the content and subject matter typically doesn't affect the lives of the masses[1] and doesn't affect society, and instead is broadcast and printed to attract viewers and readers.
"&" Obama loves it!
All his problems are covered up by this kind of "Trash Reporting".

SIR LANCELOT

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#724 Jul 18, 2013
As a trucker who travels coast to coast and into the heart of some of the most dangerous cities on earth, you bet your azz i do.

A loaded .357 beside the seat and a 12 gauge pump in the sleeper.

I will not be highjacked, robbed or attacked by thugs without a fight.

“I know where you are,”

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Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#725 Jul 18, 2013
Will Munny wrote:
<quoted text>
I strongly agree with you, that teaching gun safety is a must. But I do find your age limitations somewhat debatable. I suppose it greatly depends on the teacher (most importantly)... and perhaps also the child.
Using myself as an example...Nothing was exactly "pushed" on myself at the age of 7, when I started receiving lessons on gun safety first, and then shooting. The 1st and most important lesson, was what exactly a gun could do... terms like "It CAN KILL" and "It is NOT a toy", was driven home repeatedly. And then your basic gun safety practices started; using the safeties on one, never take for granted a gun is not loaded without checking, always consider the background of what you're shooting AT etc, etc. Then I was allowed to shoot. Of course my teacher was wise enough to start these lessons with a pellet gun. Always under his supervision, and with his tutelage... I turned out to be a responsible shooter, and also a decent shot. And then came lessons on a .22...
Of which I have my teacher to thank. His lessons, granted me the ability to win my Step Father's prized .22 at the age of 9...because unbeknownst to my Step Father, I had received lessons by that time. He bet me that I couldn't hit a target, and he put his rifle up as the reward. As the said Step Father turned out to be quite the disappointment to the family in general,(thankfully my loving Mother finally wised up)... I still have fond memories of his look of disgust, when I nailed that target. AS there were witnesses, he had to ante up. So that was the first gun I owned, and I still have it to this day. Of course, I was only able to use it under supervision, until a couple of years later.
And now fast forwarding... I'm over the hill, and heading down it fast....I own several firearms of my own, and I've never been in trouble with the law, no criminal record of any sort. Have a family, raised a kid who makes the honor roll every year, with nearly straight A's across the board every time since 1st grade. Hoping that she makes Valedictorian this coming school year... and then off to college she goes. And coincidentally, I started her firearm lessons at 8 years of age, also using a pellet gun. She now owns a couple of .22's of her own.
So yes as you see, I'm sort of questioning your proclaimed age limitations. But I was also raised in a responsible, but gun friendly environment. One that recognized them what they were: a tool, but one that has deadly repercussions if used irresponsibly. But then again, I was also raised in a generation that had never heard of A.D.D. until much later in my life. I suppose that feeding kids drugs... as compared to an occasional love tap on the behind (rarely ever needed...if any), is the answer these days. Doesn't seem like the right one to me personally... but to each their own I suppose.
It's only a debate if one side or another is wrong. It's our opinion.

Years ago, we developed our own games and "playing outside" was the norm. Not a lot of kids nowadays actually want to play outside. Most get their first gun experience in video games - and that is downright scary, IMHO. I always considered myself comfortable around guns - that was up until the time I entered the service. I was taught that your gun is an extension of yourself - hence sleeping with your gun. Heck, I know some brave war veterans that I wouldn't be caught within 15 miles if they were armed. Teaching gun safety is only the tip of the iceberg. And beyond that, using a gun for hunting game and using one to only protect yourself are two entirely different situations. Shooting and actually killing another human being - regardless of what circumstance it may be - affects you for your entire life. Just ask someone that has - they will tell you the same thing.

But as you said - to each their own.

BTW - I am a gun owner; however, I decide not to carry one since I have not reached that level of paranoia yet.

“Denny Crain”

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#726 Jul 18, 2013
Will Munny wrote:
If you really need it, I'm sure the edge will come back quick enough.
But here's hoping you that you NEVER really need it. It's the same hope that I have for me and my family.
I carry a tiny KelTec .380. It has a long nasty trigger pull but it is so small it is a delight to carry in my back pocket. I fired 20 rounds and I hope I never fire another. I love my Glocks but any large gun is a pain to carry every day :)

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#727 Jul 18, 2013
SIR LANCELOT wrote:
As a trucker who travels coast to coast and into the heart of some of the most dangerous cities on earth, you bet your azz i do.
A loaded .357 beside the seat and a 12 gauge pump in the sleeper.
I will not be highjacked, robbed or attacked by thugs without a fight.
You must be an independent owner/operator, huh?

“Denny Crain”

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Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#728 Jul 18, 2013
SIR LANCELOT wrote:
As a trucker who travels coast to coast and into the heart of some of the most dangerous cities on earth, you bet your azz i do.
A loaded .357 beside the seat and a 12 gauge pump in the sleeper.
I will not be highjacked, robbed or attacked by thugs without a fight.
I love my long barrel .357 Smith. Plenty of stopping power

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#729 Jul 18, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
In the United States, you must be 21 or older to own a handgun and 18 or older to own a long gun (rifle, shotgun, etc.).
You're confused - I said owning, not firing. You really don't own anything until you're 18.
As long as the minor is directly supervised by an adult over the age of 21, any minor can fire or discharge a firearm. It is illegal in all 50 states for a minor (under 18) to fire a weapon without direct adult supervision.
I think you ought to concentrate more on 2016 and the next loser you idiots will try to pawn off as a legitimate politician rather than firearms.
How did this turn into a discussion of the next presidential race?

Oh and you are still in error. I'd say go look it up, but judging by most of your bizarre posts, I'd say that ability is beyond your cognitive skills.

Since: Aug 08

Kingsport, TN

#730 Jul 18, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's only a debate if one side or another is wrong. It's our opinion.
Years ago, we developed our own games and "playing outside" was the norm. Not a lot of kids nowadays actually want to play outside. Most get their first gun experience in video games - and that is downright scary, IMHO. I always considered myself comfortable around guns - that was up until the time I entered the service. I was taught that your gun is an extension of yourself - hence sleeping with your gun. Heck, I know some brave war veterans that I wouldn't be caught within 15 miles if they were armed. Teaching gun safety is only the tip of the iceberg. And beyond that, using a gun for hunting game and using one to only protect yourself are two entirely different situations. Shooting and actually killing another human being - regardless of what circumstance it may be - affects you for your entire life. Just ask someone that has - they will tell you the same thing.
But as you said - to each their own.
BTW - I am a gun owner; however, I decide not to carry one since I have not reached that level of paranoia yet.
Why put people down that choose to carry? Why do you have to do that? So you don't carry that is your choice, people that do carry don't feel the need to make despairing comments on your character

“Denny Crain”

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#731 Jul 18, 2013
moonshinegrrl420 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why put people down that choose to carry? Why do you have to do that? So you don't carry that is your choice, people that do carry don't feel the need to make despairing comments on your character
Well said :)

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