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ishmael
06-30-2009, 01:12 PM
I can't figure out how to start a poll. Yes or no will suffice. And if someone more savvy in the software could start a poll it wouldn't hurt my feelings.

John of Phoenix
06-30-2009, 01:26 PM
What? So the Democrats know where to confiscate all the guns?
I'm not falling for it.

BarnacleGrim
06-30-2009, 01:30 PM
I had the opportunity to inherit a rifle, but I declined because I didn't bother getting a license or have it plugged up.

Joe (SoCal)
06-30-2009, 01:33 PM
Don't Need or want or have any use for one

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
06-30-2009, 01:39 PM
Do cannon's count as firearms?
How bout spud guns?

elf
06-30-2009, 02:16 PM
Can't imagine wanting to kill anything, thanks.

Keith Wilson
06-30-2009, 02:22 PM
No.

Chris Coose
06-30-2009, 02:23 PM
If you can't figure out how to ignite a poll, you probably ought to have a couple guns around.

2MeterTroll
06-30-2009, 02:28 PM
hmm i used to but then the hair all burned off.

Capt Nat
06-30-2009, 02:42 PM
...owner of many 'til I read Peter Benchley's The Island, now I only need one!

Captain Intrepid
06-30-2009, 03:06 PM
No, though I may get a rifle sometime for a bit of deer hunting. Be nice to get some of my meat in an ecologically sound and more humane manner than modern farms.

paladin
06-30-2009, 03:45 PM
I have several Bows, do that count?

mmd
06-30-2009, 03:51 PM
Yeah, but when I pull out my 1920's-vintage Cooey Ace single-shot, bolt action, short-barrel .22-cal beast-slayer, everybody laughs!

(It was my grandfather's, and passed on down the line. I haven't chambered a round in it for a couple of decades.)

Krunch
06-30-2009, 03:55 PM
Can't imagine wanting to kill anything, thanks.

Does owning a gun mean you have to kill stuff? :confused:

BarnacleGrim
06-30-2009, 03:55 PM
I have several Bows, do that count?
Don't you have that grenade launcher in customs storage?

bobbys
06-30-2009, 03:55 PM
I have A Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

Big Woody
06-30-2009, 05:17 PM
I have 8 or 9, I can't remember exactly. I used to be a licensed firearms dealer. My collection has really gone up in value since I purchased them at dealer cost. I miss being a dealer, it was a lot of fun. Toys for big boys! :)

Peter Malcolm Jardine
06-30-2009, 05:22 PM
if you can't figure out how to ignite a poll, you probably ought to have a couple guns around.


spewwwww:D:D:D:D

Memphis Mike
06-30-2009, 05:42 PM
I've got a slingshot. Does that count. I whittled it myself.

mmd
06-30-2009, 05:43 PM
You are BA-A-A-D man, MMike. Go out back and get me an alder switch...

Captain Intrepid
06-30-2009, 05:47 PM
You are BA-A-A-D man, MMike. Go out back and get me an alder switch...

"...as long as your outstretched arms and by God I'll wear it down to the size of a toothpick before I'm done with you!"

Whatever happened to good old fashioned corporal punishment?

Joe (SoCal)
06-30-2009, 05:52 PM
Does owning a gun mean you have to kill stuff? :confused:

What else is one for except blowing things away and killing ???

Bob Adams
06-30-2009, 05:56 PM
Does owning a gun mean you have to kill stuff? :confused:

Most assuredly not. My guns have never killed anything, but as several incidents in my house have proven, it is better to have one and not NEED it that it is to NEED one and not have it.

Glen Longino
06-30-2009, 05:57 PM
"...as long as your outstretched arms and by God I'll wear it down to the size of a toothpick before I'm done with you!"

Whatever happened to good old fashioned corporal punishment?

Kids started killing their abusive parents in their sleep.:eek:

paladin
06-30-2009, 05:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by paladin View Post
I have several Bows, do that count?
Don't you have that grenade launcher in customs storage?
__________________
1947 Nordic Folkboat "Nina"

I think by now U.S. customs probably think it's theirs and would never consider returning it......probably cheaper to go to Thailand and get another one for $50 or so.....


Yeah, but when I pull out my 1920's-vintage Cooey Ace single-shot, bolt action, short-barrel .22-cal beast-slayer, everybody laughs!


I have one of those, Michael....purchased in Labrador for $20 to decimate the local wildlife....

Lew Barrett
06-30-2009, 06:04 PM
What else is one for except blowing things away and killing ???

Shooting targets, punching paper. It's a skill. I have no intention of ever shooting anything or anybody, but I have a Walther GSP for Olympic slow fire, a S&W M41 for paper punching (both .22s), a Dan Wesson .357 Max for silhouette and an RWS Diana air pistol for practice paper punching. I also have a Belgian Browning skeet set. None of them were made for hunting or self defense, nor were they purchased by me for that purpose.

I still have them in a safe, haven't used any of them in years. I know how to reload for all of them, and all told, it's something I am glad to
know about, although I am not any longer a very good shot, as I once fancy I was. I would not be useful to anybody in a gun fight. I don't have the stomach for it, and don't think of deer or duck hunting as a fun day out with the guys.

LeeG
06-30-2009, 06:04 PM
you'll have to pry my cold dead fingers off of my .177 Benjamin air pistol. Otherwise I have a bunch of flashlights. If the sun goes out,,I'm the guy you want.

Chris Coose
06-30-2009, 06:06 PM
Some stone crazed 55 year old guy shot dead 2 teenage brothers early this morning in Biddeford who seemed to have been bothering him out front of his house on the sidewalk in cold blood.

Now, would it have been better that the boys had guns or would it have been better that the crazy guy didn't have one?

So many questions, so little time.

Lew Barrett
06-30-2009, 06:06 PM
I once actually held a membership in the NRA, but their endless drivel drove me off. Can I borrow one of your flashlights Lee? Mine's broken! I must have shot it by mistake!

LeeG
06-30-2009, 06:06 PM
What else is one for except blowing things away and killing ???

suicide, shooting oneself in the foot, slaying demons.

Lew Barrett
06-30-2009, 06:07 PM
Shooting at flashlights in the dark!

Joe (SoCal)
06-30-2009, 06:08 PM
Shooting targets, punching paper. It's a skill. I have no intention of ever shooting anything or anybody, but I have a Walther GSP for Olympic slow fire, a S&W M41 for paper punching (both .22s), a Dan Wesson .357 Max for silhouette and an RWS Diana air pistol for practice paper punching. I also have a Belgian Browning skeet set. None of them were made for hunting or self defense, nor were they purchased by me for that purpose.

I still have them in a safe, haven't used any of them in years. I know how to reload for all of them, and all told, it's something I am glad to
know about, although I am not any longer a very good shot, as I once fancy I was. I would not be useful to anybody in a gun fight. I don't have the stomach for it, and don't think of deer or duck hunting as a fun day out with the guys.

Be realistic most people have a gun to hunt or protection. The shooting range it to PRACTICE that act. A gun is DESIGNED to kill thats it's primary function. To deny that fact is silly.

LeeG
06-30-2009, 06:11 PM
I once actually held a membership in the NRA, but their endless drivel drove me off. Can I borrow one of your flashlights Lee? Mine's broken! I must have shot it by mistake!

yes indeed,,4AAA lithium cell Princeton Tec Attitude, submersible to a few hundred feet, batteries will last for years and when turned on will burn for about week straight. Do you like translucent red or blue? I've got one in each pfd and apparently have been buying a couple a year for the last five years,,I forget until I find them in the nooks and crannies of my life.

The Bigfella
06-30-2009, 06:13 PM
I've got four. I'm ready for August 15th and my layered defensive perimeter is in place. This subject won't be subjected...

LeeG
06-30-2009, 06:15 PM
I like fuel oil rigged to small explosives for the first layer of defense, how 'bout you?

John of Phoenix
06-30-2009, 06:25 PM
I like fuel oil rigged to small explosives for the first layer of defense, how 'bout you?
Foo gas. Just the thing for the 4th. Very colorful, very loud, very distinctive - you'll be the talk of the neighborhood.

BrianW
06-30-2009, 06:29 PM
You don't have to own one to kill things...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/Sheep%20Hunt%202006/brianrammarthasriflecannon.jpg

I borrowed the rifle in this picture. Killed just fine. :)

paladin
06-30-2009, 06:31 PM
Foo gas with high octane gasoline and Hydrogen peroxide booster.....great for caves and other places folks hide.....set the thing for a slow leak and leave...first idiot that fires a weapon or lights a candle cleans out the tunnel....

Brian...that critter dunno look too happy....

BrianW
06-30-2009, 06:31 PM
Sometimes it seems I do little more than take my gun for a walk...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/hunting/P9030019.jpg

LeeG
06-30-2009, 06:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pDpm0_MZ2s&feature=related

I did not know.

LeeG
06-30-2009, 06:38 PM
Oh I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok!

Joe (SoCal)
06-30-2009, 06:40 PM
Im not a big fan of ram burgers, but I would bring my camera cause the scenery is awesome

2MeterTroll
06-30-2009, 06:44 PM
Oh I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok!

I work all night and i sleep all day.

Fitz
06-30-2009, 07:10 PM
Several cannon. A few flintlock assault muskets with bayonnets.

Whose asking?

Krunch
06-30-2009, 07:14 PM
I own lots of guns, kill piles of critters, eat extremely well and enjoy it immensely. :eek:

huisjen
06-30-2009, 07:21 PM
I said "Shrink? I wanna kill...."

Nicholas Scheuer
06-30-2009, 07:28 PM
Got a Winchester '73 my Grandfather bought in 1905 and a brand new box of 38-40 WCF cartriges.

Looking for a Remington 870 Wingmaster.

Moby Nick

Krunch
06-30-2009, 07:29 PM
In all the instances of violence cited one would think the gun has a mental connection to those who posses one.

Oh, but they do, they do!

Everybody knows humans are too frail, too fragile, too ruled by emotion, too reckless, too intemperate, too stupid to be trusted to fend for themselves or protect themselves!

That's for the government and the police (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-taU9d26wT4) to do!

Joe (SoCal)
06-30-2009, 07:29 PM
I own lots of guns, kill piles of critters, eat extremely well and enjoy it immensely. :eek:

Too bad I don't like the flavor of lamb, venison, ram, bear, boar, duck, pheasant or most game meat. I do however love a good steak too bad you can blow away a cow with one of your big old bang bang guns. But I can simply go to Foodtown and pick up one ready to grill ;) No strapping a whole cow to the roof and gutting and butchering and freezing :p

http://pro.corbis.com/images/CB068349.jpg?size=572&uid=%7BCEF95360-C480-4891-AF0F-DB286040E5C5%7D

Nicholas Scheuer
06-30-2009, 07:31 PM
Forgot the Mosberg single shot 22 my wife's first husband got as a kid. We're going to get a box of shells soon so wife can learn to shoot out at her brother's farm.

Moby Nick

Krunch
06-30-2009, 07:36 PM
I can simply go to Foodtown and pick up one ready to grill ;) No strapping a whole cow to the roof and gutting and butchering and freezing :p

Hey, nothing wrong with that, I do it too.

I like to hunt, though, and the good food collected thereby is well worthwhile.

I also like the lack of antibiotics, prions and estrogen-mimicking growth hormones in wild game.

BrianW
06-30-2009, 08:39 PM
Joe,

My hunting partner had the camera. If he gets drawn this year (will find out next week) it'll be my turn to take the pictures.

Chris Coose
06-30-2009, 08:47 PM
Good you qualified it as "hunting" partner Brian. The made a movie about a couple guys up in the hills a few years ago.

BrianW
06-30-2009, 08:48 PM
I almost just wrote 'partner', but knew better than that with this crowd. :D

brad9798
06-30-2009, 08:50 PM
Some guy name Del Mar asked me to go hunting ... :eek:

htom
06-30-2009, 09:19 PM
"The mind is the weapon, those things in your paws are tools." (counts) hmm. (counts again.) All present or accounted for.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
06-30-2009, 09:27 PM
I just picked up a slightly usedRossi single shot 12 guage.
Just the thing for running kids off my lawn.
Click....BOOM!!!


http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/images/ssi-2008/53818.jpg


http://latimes.image2.trb.com/lanews/media/photo/2008-12/44216136.jpg

pila
06-30-2009, 09:36 PM
I still have a shotgun, but gave all the rest away. I do hope more deer get hunted around here though. It gets dangerous in some areas at night. Trashed my truck twice, but didn't get hurt. Many around the US get killed hitting deer with their cars, from what I've read.
I don't have the stomach for hunting, although I would use the shotgun in a bad situation without hesitation, for survival.

PeterSibley
06-30-2009, 10:38 PM
No .

George Jung
06-30-2009, 11:16 PM
yes.

I always enjoy these threads - mostly populated by folks trying to outdo one another in (over)stating their disgust for any/all firearms, with just a sprinkling of folks who own/use firearms responsibly.

More telling is the number of folks who read the thread but don't respond. Them's is the smart ones!

bobbys
07-01-2009, 12:05 AM
I learned to hunt from my father who guided in Maine, I moved out west from NJ, I hunted to feed my family, They grew up on Deer, Elk, Duck, tricky Wabbits, Clams , Salmon, Etc,..

Now i gave most of my guns to my older boy, Andy who is a Hunting guide, He eats all his meat from what he hunts, He also got a record Elk with his bow and a bear last year, Im eating Bear sausage as i write,.

Now with just me and the wife we cant eat that much deer.

A gun is a Tool.

Easy to judge if one lives in a city where jobs are to be had, Not so easy to live where one needs to do whatever it takes..

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
07-01-2009, 04:27 AM
What else is one for except blowing things away and killing ???

Winning one of these. The other Wimbledon Cup. I can't find a picture. It's big and silver:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimbledon_Cup

Or one of these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President%27s_Hundred_Tab

pingree8
07-01-2009, 04:38 AM
no.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
07-01-2009, 04:55 AM
Notice the detachment from responsibility? In all the instances of violence cited one would think the gun has a mental connection to those who posses one. The evil sum of metal parts put together to force weak minded to kill on their behalf.

How freakin' retarded can one get?:eek:

This surprises me greatly. I had a prof in college, acknowledged anarchist. Very liberal. But no longer anti-gun. I asked, and he said, "I used to be, until I realized that guns would be needed for the revolution." I would think, Mark, that your thoughts would run toward that same, or at the very least, to have one around for the coming downfall and upheaval. No?

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
07-01-2009, 04:58 AM
Too bad I don't like the flavor of lamb, venison, ram, bear, boar, duck, pheasant or most game meat. I do however love a good steak too bad you can blow away a cow with one of your big old bang bang guns. But I can simply go to Foodtown and pick up one ready to grill ;) No strapping a whole cow to the roof and gutting and butchering and freezing :p

http://pro.corbis.com/images/CB068349.jpg?size=572&uid=%7BCEF95360-C480-4891-AF0F-DB286040E5C5%7D

"Oh George, not the livestock."

isla
07-01-2009, 05:04 AM
Don't believe in them.

Oh they exist...we have proof :)

The Bigfella
07-01-2009, 05:21 AM
..and some who may once have been trained have got so fat they couldn't bend over to pick one up these days..

Rational Root
07-01-2009, 06:49 AM
yes.

I always enjoy these threads - mostly populated by folks trying to outdo one another in (over)stating their disgust for any/all firearms, with just a sprinkling of folks who own/use firearms responsibly.

More telling is the number of folks who read the thread but don't respond. Them's is the smart ones!

That would be me then....:cool:




Doh.....:o

BarnacleGrim
07-01-2009, 07:07 AM
Hey, nothing wrong with that, I do it too.

I like to hunt, though, and the good food collected thereby is well worthwhile.

I also like the lack of antibiotics, prions and estrogen-mimicking growth hormones in wild game.
I for one like the lack of polychlorinated biphenyls in domestic meat. ;)

I do like ptarmigan, but other than that I just think domestic meat tastes better. If I lived up north I might be interested in taking up hunting. I used to know a lesbian couple who hunts ptarmigan up there.

Krunch
07-01-2009, 08:30 AM
I for one like the lack of polychlorinated biphenyls in domestic meat. ;)

I've heard of PCBs in fish but never game (or at least not the type of game that I eat).

Then again, maybe Sweden is more polluted than here... ;)

paladin
07-01-2009, 09:55 AM
Ptarmigan is best taken with a .22 target pistol while sitting at the cabin door and corn scattered around the yard...head shots only....

pefjr
07-01-2009, 10:04 AM
I like the stalk, and with bow

Bob Adams
07-01-2009, 04:16 PM
I just picked up a slightly usedRossi single shot 12 guage.
Just the thing for running kids off my lawn.
Click....BOOM!!!


http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/images/ssi-2008/53818.jpg


http://latimes.image2.trb.com/lanews/media/photo/2008-12/44216136.jpg
Clint has an M1. I have one just like it!:D

Edited to add:
Now that I think of it, I had a Torino like that also, only gold.

David G
07-01-2009, 05:35 PM
No pistols. Several rifles. One shotgun. I haven't gone hunting in years, so they've been at my brother's place so long he probably thinks he owns them now. I might break out the fishing poles this year, though.

huisjen
07-01-2009, 06:05 PM
Does a burnt finger count, or does it have to be more severe and past the wrist?

Dan

paladin
07-01-2009, 06:54 PM
I think I own two modern pistols.....neither have been fired in years, since retirement.....
I have a crapload of old guns...mostly Colts, one Moore Pistol, which was purchased by Colt in the 1880's....the company was cutting into Colt's business so they bought the company, destroyed all tooling for the firearms and the ammunition to boost their own sales. The oldest Colt is 1847 and the newest one is a Model 1873. I think most of them are headed for St. Gregory's Museum.