Anyone Ever NOT Have Friends/Family Ask to Borrow Firearms?


March 18, 2003, 04:07 PM
Seems like after 9/11, Threat Level Orange, Hurricane Andrew, LA Riots, etc. etc. etc. many of you have had friends ask you guys to borrow firearms.

I don't think anyone's ever asked me to borrow a gun before. But then, some people I know think my fire extinguisher is a little extreme :rolleyes:

I've only had one person ask about guns, I offered to train her and help her shop for a gun, but like heck I'll let her borrow one just to feel better. Mom and dad were out of town and there were noises outside? (prolly possums) Other than that, I've never had anyone explicitly ask to borrow anything from my armory.

Anyone here who's never had anyone ask them to borrow a gun or two?

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March 18, 2003, 04:10 PM
No one in my family has asked to borrow a gun from me! Slotback maintains his triple option of firepower at all times. I have encouraged all of my family members to purchase firearms, get more training, and more ammo.

Fortunately they have been listening.:D

March 18, 2003, 04:11 PM
Never. ...and if a family or friend did ask to borrow something I'd probably tell them no. All depends on the circumstances I guess, but most likely the answer would be a firm but polite, "No. If you really feel like you need one I'd be happy to give you some advice and/or help pick something suitable out for you."

March 18, 2003, 04:14 PM
My best friend used to borrow my .45 and .22 to go shooting before he got his first handgun. It was for about 2 months or so. I've lent/borrowed guns for matches and hunting. Heck, Thebluesman's stepdad feels bad if I leave his house without taking a gun. I guess it all depends on who you trust. Only people who have ever had access to my guns were select family members/friends, and a few TFL/THRers.

Mark D
March 18, 2003, 04:16 PM
Never had a request to borrow, but I do get the, "We're coming to your house if anything happens." line pretty regularly.

Jesse H
March 18, 2003, 04:16 PM
Yup. The one friend that asked if I could borrow one I politely declined, but offered to take him shooting and go with him to the gun store and help him pick one out. Never took up on that offer.

March 18, 2003, 04:49 PM
Never had a request to borrow, but I do get the, "We're coming to your house if anything happens." line pretty regularly

Had that said to me a couple of times too.

All I said was that I better recognize them when they come to my house. :D

March 18, 2003, 04:55 PM
Never been asked to lend one of my guns, but I also get the "we're coming to your place if bad things start happening" pretty often. I tell those people that I'll already be up in the mountains by the time they realize something bad is going on, and they probably won't be able to find me.

For some reason that doesn't give them any extra incentive to go buy their own....

March 18, 2003, 04:57 PM
No neighbors really know how well armed I am; closest relative is sis-in-law about 40 miles away.

Short answer: No

March 18, 2003, 05:00 PM
I’m with MarkD on this one; never had friends or family ask to borrow a firearm, but pretty much all my friends here in San Francisco have said that when the next quake hits they intend to camp out in my spare bedroom (gonna get crowded) and help me load mags.

March 18, 2003, 05:04 PM
I had a friend ask me once. I declined because he is an unstable sort of person and I was afraid he would use it for no good. Since 9/11, no one has asked me. No one in my family has ever asked me. My sister in law screams when she sees a gun. She has a phobia like some people do with snakes. My wife can't watch a snake on TV without freaking out.

March 18, 2003, 05:05 PM
I tell them they're welcome to bunk down at Fortress Skunkabilly. BYOMRE's :D

SoDFW Jason
March 18, 2003, 05:05 PM
NO, come to think of it. Bunch of damned moochers.

March 18, 2003, 05:28 PM
Nope, never. But I have heard we'll get company if TSHTF.

Sorry, they're all being used...............Kurt Russell

March 18, 2003, 05:38 PM
None of my family would TOUCH 'one of those things' and all my friends are better equipped than I am.

You can pick your friends.... :D

March 18, 2003, 05:43 PM
Yes my Dasiy BB gun and the :cuss: broke it:fire:

This was my first gun and the last time i let someone use one of my gun with out me being there.

Standing Wolf
March 18, 2003, 05:52 PM
I used to lend guns to fellow team members for matches, but wouldn't even consider lending firearms to friends or family members: those with experience already have guns, and those without are welcome to accompany me to the range after an hour's pep talk about safety.

I don't lend cars, computers, books, firearms, money, girl friends, or my imaginary cat.

March 18, 2003, 06:13 PM
All my friends and family are better armed than I am. :cool:

March 18, 2003, 06:18 PM
I've never had any family or friends ask to borrow a firearm.

March 18, 2003, 06:27 PM
or my imaginary cat.

:( Now THAT'S just selfish! :mad:


March 18, 2003, 07:09 PM
Growing up there was a lot of borrowing/lending between family and close friends, but normally not for extended periods of time.

March 18, 2003, 07:54 PM
My Father can borrow anything of mine that he likes at any time. I would lend or give him a firearm in a second.

Not quite the same level with my Brother in Law, but close.

March 18, 2003, 07:56 PM
Friends: my "friends" have their own and are RKBA types, theses are whom I choose to associate with. "Aquaintences", don't know I have, or that I even know anything about firearms...and will not until such time through a CCW class or similar situation, then they change status with me.

Family: Since they have chosen to 'go there on way' on most things , they leave me alone. Only one for sure, a possible second one has any ideas about firearms and my position...good.
I raised, spent my money and the like, they know better after some situations to ask for anything.

I have have 'friends' fly into town, or have a gun problem, I volunterred the use of have been offered to me when I was out of town, state, or just leaving a building with metal detectors...

March 18, 2003, 07:58 PM
When 9/11 came around last year mysoon to be fiance asked to borrow a firearm ( I taught her ) as I was on the road at the time I loaned her the gun I taught her with(686) and a rifle for her son to use , (we were both a little paranoid ) but 2 weeks later I got both of them back into my Custody . unfired , appartently her mother wouldn't let them into the house so she kept them in the car for the time . (if the shtf while she was at work it would have helped her she works on the edge of the southside o chicago ) . she still wants the 686 but I said no wedding ring, no gun !

March 18, 2003, 08:03 PM
Never been asked by family, probably since all of the family I am close to is as heavily armed as I am!

Haven't been asked by a friend, yet; but then again not all that many of my friends know that I have an entire arsenal in my closet...

March 18, 2003, 08:04 PM
Nope, I've never had any family member ask to borrow a firearm. Money, :D

March 18, 2003, 08:16 PM
I've had people ask to borrow a gun when I take them to the range, but I'd never let it out of my sight.

Three things I don't lend out - cars, guns, and computers...

March 18, 2003, 08:16 PM
Not had anyone ask but have had the "I know where I'm coming" jazz.
I say," like heck you will. Be prepared now or be victims later"

As the story goes, alot of folks wanted to be buddies with Noah when the water got to their necks.

March 18, 2003, 08:20 PM
Yes! Once.

Right after 9/11 my brother-n-law called me up asking if he could borrow a handgun. I replied," No, but you can rent one from me!" After a small outlay of the green stuff on his part, he was in posession of my Glock 17 (this arrangement was just for a few days).


March 18, 2003, 10:32 PM
Never had anyone ask to borrow one but I did loan one out because of the following:

He is a deputy prosecuting attourney (don't know why he didn't have one just because of that)
He was running for office and started getting threatening e-mails. He asked if I knew anything about guns and could I lean him in a good directions.

Before loaning him the gun I spent 2 hours going over gun safety with him and his wife, including the state law on use of force. (He wasn't familiar with that. He'd been doing mostly domestic violence prosecutions.)

Then took them both to the range and had them both shoot a variety until we found something they both liked. Surprisingly, they liked my S&W airweight with crimson trace grips.

They eventually bought the gun from me. That meant I had to buy a new gun, new grips and a second set of grips for my P220.

His wife used to be semi-anti, but really enjoyed shooting.

Another win for us.

March 18, 2003, 10:51 PM
You beat me to it! I would lend/give my dad any gun he asked for to pay him back for introducing me to guns in the first place!

March 18, 2003, 10:58 PM
I had a chanch to buy a home made 30-06 from an Airman that was being transfered.That became my loaner rifle. When one friend broke the scope it was his responsability to replace it, which he did. I told the next person he would have to sight it in, which he did. Thats the best thing I have ever done to not hurt feelings. I don't know to this day how it shoots.

March 19, 2003, 01:25 AM
No, but they know better 'cause I'll just insist on them getting training and their own. Don't loan out kids either....

March 19, 2003, 01:29 AM
I have both borrowed and loaned out guns to very close friends. I would feel very bad if something happened and they could have been armed and I did nothing. I know they are not my responsibility, but sometime you find yourself unarmed for various reasons.


March 19, 2003, 07:58 AM

March 19, 2003, 04:57 PM

My family knows that I'll be there for them. If they need something, they just need to ask. My brother mentioned he was thinking about a PDA and asked if I had an extra one laying around. Suddenly one arrived at his doorstep. When his sons started showing an interest in shooting and he asked to borrow a .22 and a shotgun, Uncle 22x9 responded with a nod and a smile.

Now if the nephews start asking to borrow the howizter or the AKs/ARs. the answer will be an NO.

Kahr carrier
March 19, 2003, 10:15 PM
Nope just co -workers and I usually tell them where the Gunstore is .:neener:

March 20, 2003, 08:13 AM
Most of my friends have not asked. I offer to them as long as I am present. My kids ask all the time and I loan to them for hunting purposes. That's it.

Had a friend ask to borrow a weapon for personal protection once. He was going to undertake the risky adventure of breaking into his parent's home in search of adoption papers. I refused to assist him, he was obviously over the edge. He died the next day, shot through the heart with a rifle in his parents bedroom. Sorry he died but very glad none of my guns were involved in that mess.

Hot brass
March 20, 2003, 08:22 AM
I have gotten the I don`t any guns but if something happens we will just come to your house:uhoh:

March 20, 2003, 02:39 PM
Just a couple of friends that I would loan or borrow firearms from. These guys would be there if I needed them in any situation and the sentiment is reciprocal. Heck, I would loan them my imaginary cat if they needed it!:D

March 20, 2003, 02:50 PM
Just had a friend ask to borrow for a CCW class he's taking tonight.
I would never loan a pistol.PERIOD
not a question of trust, just not a question.

March 20, 2003, 03:05 PM
Sure have. My brother-in-law and I borrow from each other on a regular basis. Of course, that's just to try new things out, and doesn't affect but maybe 1% of the total arsenal. :)

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