Why do you own guns?


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Roadwild17
July 9, 2006, 12:01 PM
Why do you have arms in you house/life?

This was supposed to be a pole ? :rolleyes: My bad

Anyway, the choices were
SD/DH
Inheritance / Family Heirloom
Competition
Hunting
Other

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kansas45
July 9, 2006, 12:08 PM
Gun's are in my house for protection.:eek:
Gun's are in my life because I enjoy shooting, cleaning & reloading.:cool:
I own & use hand gun's, shotgun's & rifle's.;)
Why is this the most asked question in a gun lover's life?:banghead:

OldSchooler
July 9, 2006, 12:23 PM
I have always had them, have been around and using them as long as I can remember.
I do not fear them or those who own them.
They are protection and food gathering tools and they feed the inner need of a man.
They are heritage and history. They're worth fighting for.

And besides all that philosophical stuff, they're neat!

DarthBubba
July 9, 2006, 12:26 PM
Wow talk about a hanging curve ball, low and out side just like I like em'.:D :D
The answer is simple, and I quote from a document long forgotten by our so called public servants in the Nations Capitol. "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
No one in this nation could need a better reason.

Love to all of my fellow Americans out there.

DarthBubba:evil:

SecuritySixShooter
July 9, 2006, 12:31 PM
Thats like asking me why i own a hammer, a wrench, or an air pump. Like someone has already stated they are tools.

Deer Hunter
July 9, 2006, 12:42 PM
Because it's my hobby.

Do you really need another reason?

1911JMB
July 9, 2006, 12:46 PM
If I said it was to compensate for my small genitals would you even believe me?

Bobo
July 9, 2006, 12:52 PM
I have a gun because it's one of the best tools available for protecting my loved ones, myself, and my possessions.

45Badger
July 9, 2006, 12:58 PM
Because I like them. Actually, I like buying them almost as much as shooting them. Maybe I'm obsessed. Is that a problem?:neener:

Scrantonbabe34
July 9, 2006, 12:58 PM
1911JMB, I had to laugh when you wrote that. Because all my life I have heard. The bigger the gun the smaller the dick. They say guys have big guns to make up for what they don't have. I am not saying any thing about you. But thank you for the laugh.

Scrantonbabe34:evil:

BIGDADDYLONGSTROKE
July 9, 2006, 12:58 PM
I agree with Dathbubba, they are tools and could someday maybe in the near future very usefull tools.

donkee
July 9, 2006, 01:01 PM
I have them for fun/recreation.

Most of mine are historical relics.

I compete with them (my sport).

I hunt with them.

I have them for self defense (never need them for that, and hope I don't).

And, after watching the new Dawn of the Dead, you never know when the zombies will take over the world! :D Funny how they reminded me of the UN! :scrutiny:

ACORN
July 9, 2006, 01:03 PM
For the same reason Al Capp (Li'l Abner) said he drew women with large bosoms.
'Cause I like 'em!

Pistol Toter
July 9, 2006, 01:45 PM
:uhoh: I don't own any, would have the nasty things around me. They should be outlawed and all be melted down for car fenders. Oh I forgot, there is no metal car fender anymore.:rolleyes:


You all know I'm kidding, I hope..... P.T.

qlajlu
July 9, 2006, 01:50 PM
I grew up with guns around all the time. To me they are just like the shovel that is used to turn the water into the field for irrigation. They are a tool for gathering food and defending what is yours from four-legged and two-legged predators. They also make me feel warm and fuzzy all over when I pick one up.

Fosbery
July 9, 2006, 01:51 PM
1) I like guns, just like some people like fast cars or paintings
2) Target sports
3) Defence of my person and others
4) Defence of my freedom

Dragun
July 9, 2006, 02:07 PM
because i can...

CajunBass
July 9, 2006, 02:13 PM
How else am I going to stop the Mutant Ninja Gummie Bears from space?

Silly question. :rolleyes:

rangerruck
July 9, 2006, 02:22 PM
sd and other. i just really enjoy them, and appreciate the older ones craftsmanship and beauty. i like shooting my '42 Mosin and wonder who had it "back then" . Also my beautiful and dark red 1915 303 , It has a 600 meter zero peened in. this was some guys sniper rifle , to shoot long ways across those hell on earth trenches, way back then. What happened to this guy? did he make it? And so it goes, I love everything about them, especially their enherent beauty.

frank c
July 9, 2006, 05:25 PM
I have mine for protection for my family,hunting and shooting.:)

cambeul41
July 9, 2006, 05:35 PM
if I rent them, the hourly rental fee is astronomically higher than the purchase price and I can't even take them home with me.

Ala Dan
July 9, 2006, 05:49 PM
Ex-military, retired LEO~!:cool: Guns have always played an important role
in my life~!:neener:

Plus the fact, that in a recent gallup poll Bombingham, AL was voted as one of the nations TOP 10 most deadliest cities.

turkey45
July 9, 2006, 05:58 PM
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jrou111
July 9, 2006, 05:59 PM
I like collecting tools. :D

dracphelan
July 9, 2006, 06:04 PM
Because I want to. That is all the reason a US citizen needs.

Old Griz
July 9, 2006, 06:14 PM
According to the FBI, our fair city is #2 in the nation in violent crimes (rape, assualt & murder) behind Miami, and #2 in robberies and burglaries behind Tucson. Man, I go armed when I take the garbage out, or take the dog for a walk!

As of Friday we have had 91 murders this year. I haven't watched the news this weekend, so I'm sure it's up a couple. So that's why we have guns in our home/life.

Plus, they're so darn much fun!

Finch
July 9, 2006, 06:23 PM
Because they look better on the coffee table than a book. It also help weed out any die hard socialists/commuist/liberals (anit-gun ones)/etc when looking for a date. :scrutiny:

10 Ring Tao
July 9, 2006, 06:33 PM
All of the above.

Vern Humphrey
July 9, 2006, 07:19 PM
I doan need to give no steenkin' reasons. You got a problem wid dat? Speak into my flashhider.:p

KINGMAX
July 9, 2006, 07:25 PM
Just because I can, :neener: No other reason. If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand the answer anyway :D

MCgunner
July 9, 2006, 07:36 PM
My first recollection of shooting was at the age of 6, Daisy Red Rider, and no, I didn't shoot my eye out. My grandpa and uncle took me out in the yard and explained it all, and before long I was hitting an empty BB carton at 20 feet. :D

Got my pellet rifle at age 7, first .22 rifle at age nine along with a pump .410 ga shotgun. Shot my first deer at age 11. I was born to it, IOW.

I got my first handgun at about age 18, though I'd shot my uncle's K22 masterpiece a lot. I started carrying as soon as I could afford a .25 auto, for protection. I'd already had a close call late at night after work coming home from my summer job. That happened at about age 16 and I never forgot it. I escaped that deal, carried a hunting knife rest of the summer. But, I was about 20 before I could afford a .25 auto, working my way through college. And, yes, I carried it illegally, so sue me. :p

I have duck hunted since the age of 14, hunted doves and deer since the age of 9, handgun hunted, small game were every day when I was out of school. It's in my blood, gun ownership, and there's no way to change that. It's more than a hobby with me, it's my life. Guns are my weapons of choice, of course. I feel it my God given right, constitutionally affirmed, to own them. Sarah Brady can KMA.

Black Knight
July 9, 2006, 09:54 PM
Protection of my family and family tradition. There has always been a gun in my home ever since I could remember. My Dad had a .22 rifle in the house. Years later my Grand Dad moved in and he brought some shotguns. I continued that tradition when I bought my own home. My step-son also has his own Remington 870 Express. Nothing like family traditions.

rbernie
July 9, 2006, 10:06 PM
Why do you have arms in you house/life?Because the voices told me to. :D

Baba Louie
July 9, 2006, 10:15 PM
As introduction and indoctrination tools into the lifestyle. My father used them to brainwash me, I've done the same thing to my kids and several other friends in my life.
Something about a controlled explosion with the end result of safely placing a round downrange.
It could also be the history involved in several of them, when they were made, where, what they might have done in the hands of others.

S&W620
July 9, 2006, 11:29 PM
My slingshot broke and I can't afford to fix it!!!!;) Honestly, because shooting is a great hobby/sport that one day may save my life.

Mal H
July 9, 2006, 11:32 PM
'Cause I like 'em!

mljdeckard
July 10, 2006, 04:12 AM
SD/DH -Yes, well prepared for both.

Inheritance / Family Heirloom -Yes, a 1917 Enfield 30-06, and an M-1 carbine

Competition -Honestly, I am a humble man with modest skills. When I have more money.

Hunting -Pheasants, deer, elk, and any rodent that gets too close.

Other -Exercise your rights. If you don't, you will have people questioning whether or not you need them in the first place.

-added as an afterthought, I have accumulated a degree of skill as a soldier in combat shooting, and I feel like I have some degree of responsibility to maintain that skill. I would feel very foolish indeed, if one day, I was called upon to use those skills, and realized I hadn't thought about it in 20 years or more.

evan price
July 10, 2006, 05:05 AM
Why do I want to own guns, well.. because The Constitution says I can... I own guns, primarily, because I enjoy shooting them. I like the feel of the gun kicking in my hand, the look of a paper target with a hole in it. I like the feeling of pride I get from putting all my shots on target. I like the weight and engineering that goes into modern firearms and ammo. I like machines that work the same way, every time, in any conditions.

As hobbies go it is a lot less expensive than boating, parachuting, bass fishing, etc. A total newbie can buy a .22LR target pistol for under $200. If you shoot a brick of ammo a month you will be out about $120 a year plus range fees. After five years of steady practice you should be an expert marksman with that pistol. Total expenditure is under $1000... what other sport can you spend so little to gain so much?

A gun is a tool similar to that 3' long piece of pipe I put on to a breaker bar to free up a rusted bolt. I am capable of projecting only so much force. When I need more force than I can muster in a given situation I must use a device to multiply that force.

A man is not a man unless he can protect himself and his family. YOU and ONLY YOU are in command of your destiny and future. Why rely on others to save you?


Quoting me, from a previous post very similar to this one.

Dorian
July 10, 2006, 05:15 AM
Because I have hands.

Zen21Tao
July 10, 2006, 06:47 AM
Asking a man why he has guns is like asking a woman why she owns so many shoes. :D

Stiletto Null
July 10, 2006, 06:53 AM
:evil:

I collect, basically.

Working Man
July 10, 2006, 07:24 AM
Because without them it would just be silly to have all this ammo. :neener:

As MCgunner stated "It's in my blood". I was 4 when I learned to shoot with
a .22 cal CO2 & 5 with a Ruger Single Six and Sterling .22. It is a part of me
and always will be. 26 years later and I'm still learning, loving, collecting, and
shooting firearms whenever I get the chance.

I have them for sport, HD, and CCW. Each one services a purpose... even if
that purpose is to fill the "cause I wanted it" void.

cambeul41
July 10, 2006, 07:37 AM
Why do I own guns?

Just lie back on the couch and tell me about your childhood, your fears, and your fantasies. That way, perhaps, I will be able to understand your inner needs well enough to distill an answer from the complexities of the universe that is both truthful and simple enough for you to understand.

lionking
July 15, 2006, 02:34 PM
It was my father who taught me to shoot,always went shooting together since I was about 7 years old.My love of shooting and owning guns is due to him.
Besides some of his firearms he passed on to me,I have "widened" my collection beyond what he ever had,and it keeps growing.
There's the shooting aspect,then there is the collectable aspect for a couple of my military arms,for instance a pristine all new FN49 7mm and a all original M1 carbine.
My dad was a lifer in the Army,Gary Owen Inf. in Korea,1st Cav,Gunship crewchief in Vietnam,among other things.He shot on a competition pistol team while in the Army also,still have his trophies.Hmm,his B-day is next week,gotta get him a present,love you dad!

DoctorWho
July 15, 2006, 02:47 PM
Why do I have Guns ?

I was raised in an Anti-Gun family in New York City,
If You had firearms, it was considered bad form.
Although My Mom often told stories about how Grandma had an old
SAA Colt's Revolver in a drawer, They lived on a remote farm, and sometimes
Drifters would get tough, when They knew Gramps was away on business.
I was always an avid reader, and one day I found a Stack pole book,
called Gun Control, and it really opened My eyes to what Gun control is,
A big lie.

My Uncles hunted, and had firearms, and when I visited them, they would preach to Me about the benefits of firearms and the NRA.
Then when I was 13, I was rewarded with a vacation to My cousins home in to a Carribean Island ! and there was where I hunted for the first time with Air rifles and shotguns.

I own Firearms because they are the Eye Teeth of Liberty and Freedom.

ccwolff
July 15, 2006, 03:23 PM
+1 to hobby / fun

All of mine are new,black, and tacticool.

BOBE
July 15, 2006, 06:14 PM
They're the only things I own that I can shoot:what: :neener:

profshadow
July 15, 2006, 06:24 PM
1911JMB, I had to laugh when you wrote that. Because all my life I have heard. The bigger the gun the smaller the dick. They say guys have big guns to make up for what they don't have. I am not saying any thing about you. But thank you for the laugh.

Scrantonbabe34


In that case, I guess I should look for this as my carry weapon :
http://www.swissminigun.com/

:neener:


Actually, I carry a gun for self-defense, like everyone else. And to defend those I care about, should it be necessary. EOS

Though the S&W 642 does balance out my other pocket nicely

LeonCarr
July 15, 2006, 06:28 PM
All of the above, and because liberals don't like them :).

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

ccwolff
July 15, 2006, 07:12 PM
I almost forgot the real main reason.

because "I felt a surge of power, like god must feel,when he's holding a gun."
-Homer Simpson

:scrutiny: :D

Barbara
July 15, 2006, 07:24 PM
They're for family protection, hunting dangerous or delicious animals, and keeping the King of England out of your face.

camp_gunner
July 15, 2006, 07:29 PM
I keep and collect because the gun embodies the changes in the technology of mankind.

I keep and collect because I enjoy things that are well made, in this age of use it once and through it away.

I keep because I may someday need, as once said, it is better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.

I keep and collect because it's an interesting and fun hobby, the core of which tends to increase in value, and so also forms an investment.

And finally, why the heck not!

PS. I have raised to adulthood five children around guns, and have yet to have any of the problem that the Luddies complain about.

History Prof
July 16, 2006, 04:09 AM
Iíve inherited some. I've bought many others and sold many back to the gun dealers when I discovered I didn't like them (at a loss, of course). I like putting 20-30 rounds through the smallest hole possible, but I do not compete. I haven't been "awarded" anything since I was in Jr. Rifle Association at age 12. But I love tack-drivers and testing my own skill.

I had a C&R for a while, but I could only afford the $80 Mausers, Mosins and CZs. I no longer own a single thing that I purchased with the C&R (yea, they're all logged as dispositions). None of them were tack-drivers.

I do not hunt, except for a few bunnies and snakes I killed as a kid. I don't have any moral objections, I just don't wanna get up at 4AM to go kill something that I then have to gut. It's all just too "yucky" to me. Any hunting ladies out there who would like to take my daughter hunting? She dying to try it, but since I'm not a hunter, I'm reluctant to go.

I'd like to think I could protect my family with one, but I've never been in that situation. I train for it, so if it ever happens, I hope training takes over from instinct.

I love freedom. I love living in a country where you're supposed to be allowed to own firearms, and a state where you can. I love living in a community where just about everyone believes in RKBA, including the cops and most of the professors I work with (yea, we still have a lot of weenie liberals; you can't avoid them in academia today).

I love the smell of Hoppes #9 in the morning....

I could go on and on....

indiancowboy
July 16, 2006, 06:22 AM
I was conservative as a kid, libertarian as an adult, but never really had an interest in firearms. Honestly, it was hearing lefties talk about gun control that made me a gun rights supporter. They were too illogical, and being a 210lb boxer and a gentleman, when they told me that hand to hand is enough for a girl to fend off a rapist, I had to start laughing. Generally the only thing that can stop a large male attacker is a large male defender. I know this from personal experience.

more here (http://www.indiancowboy.net/blog/?p=263)

Iíd like to claim that Iím applying for CCW because I want to be fully prepared to defend my own. Iíd be lying. Iím doing it for the simple fact that the ability to carry is a right enshrined in the constitutionÖand because it pisses off idiot GFWís. Iíd like to claim that the reason Iím buying an AR is for hunting or target shooting. But Iím really buying it because itís evil-looking and black.

MrTwigg
July 16, 2006, 09:33 AM
I enjoy hunting be it small game, turkey, pheasant or deer. I like to shoot in competition. I really enjoy going plinking with my son. I recently acquired my C&R and now am starting to collect milsurps. ( Beware ! It's an addiction ! )

But mostly because (I live in Massachuestts) I really, really, really enjoy pissing off the new libtard :cuss: neighbors :neener: every time they see me putting a couple of rifles in the truck when I head to the range.

I can't wait to see their reaction when I hang a deer out in the backyard ! :D

sterling180
July 16, 2006, 04:15 PM
They're for family protection, hunting dangerous or delicious animals, and keeping the King of England out of your face.t

King of England doesn't exist anymore Barbra- at present,but you should of said the King of the UK,Socialist Labour government,Tony Blair.:barf:-who sold out to the antis for votes,for his election campaigns and his long term in office-at number 10 Downing Street.

In saying this,some of your fellow citizens such as Diane Fernstein,Bill Clinton and members of Hollywood have sold themselves out,to the antis-in the name of moral responsibilities.

xiphur
July 16, 2006, 04:56 PM
I own A gun cus i just like shooting. I'm realtively new to it and just enjoy getting good at new things. I want to get another one very soon.

aguyindallas
July 16, 2006, 09:43 PM
I own guns:

Because I want to
Because I can
Because I take defense seriously
Because the founding fathers of this country think I should

blacksuit
July 16, 2006, 09:50 PM
because I can...lol:neener:

hm
July 16, 2006, 10:06 PM
...to feed my family if I have to
...to protect my family if I need to
...to protect my country from foreign invaders if I'm called to
...to protect my Constitution from any enemy, foreign or domestic, if I must

...and they're wicked cool!!!

carterbeauford
July 16, 2006, 10:10 PM
Why do I own guns? Because the law of this great land, and commonwealth, say I can. All other reasons subordinate to that one.

10-Ring
July 16, 2006, 11:59 PM
Seriously...it was the first thing I bought w/o permission from anyone (even my car needed permission from the bank!) & has become more than a hobby over the years :D

mnrivrat
July 17, 2006, 12:39 AM
1.) Because rocks are underpowered

2.) Because I was told never to bring a knife to a gun fight.

3.) Because I live in a country where the indigenous people only had bow and arrows, and look how that worked out for them.

4.) Because wool itches like hell, so I don't make a good sheep. :D

PS: The compensation thing could be part of it also ?

Guy B. Meredith
July 17, 2006, 12:55 AM
camp_gunner pretty well says it like I see it. Craftsmanship, good engineering, et al.

Also, because I do not golf.

ccwolff
July 17, 2006, 01:13 AM
How about this one.

Because they don't make Blasters and Phasers.
Yet.


3.) Because I live in a country where the indigenous people only had bow and arrows, and look how that worked out for them.

I am going to have to remember that one. lol
I guess they did not fund thier border patrol very well.

Mark Whiteman
July 17, 2006, 01:42 AM
I'd have to go with "Because I can." Whether it is because I can afford to, or am allowed to, makes little difference. My first major purchase after I moved out (mom didn't allow guns in the house) was a serious rifle. The first actual gun I bought was a 10-22, because it was relatively inexpensive. Besides, you just never know when somethings going to need shooting.

Sinsaba
July 17, 2006, 03:53 PM
The more guns I have the fewer there are on the streets for the criminals to get their hands on. I do it 'for the children" :D

marriedguy1
July 17, 2006, 04:05 PM
For me a gun is a tool no different than a wrench, screwdriver, or my truck where I carry them all.

I own guns for protection of myself and my wife and daughter.

I own guns because when I was growing up my mother hated them. Not for any good reason, just because she knew nothing about them.

Besides you never know when the S will HTF.

Xigris
July 17, 2006, 04:42 PM
"...the past couple of days have taught me that it's far better to have a gun and not need it, than to need a gun and not have it."

History Prof
July 17, 2006, 07:37 PM
3.) Because I live in a country where the indigenous people only had bow and arrows, and look how that worked out for them.

I like that one. The college I teach at gets dozens of Apache and Navajo students. Most are either politically apathetic or Democrat (mostly because someone told them they were - they tend to be a very culturally conservative bunch of people). However, I had one very Republican Navajo young lady who argued exactly what you state as her reasons for supporting RKBA.

Mark Whiteman
July 24, 2006, 01:38 AM
If the Republicans ever go after the minority voter seriously, the Demos will be in real trouble. Not many have anything serious to show for decades of government handouts. The ones who do were the ones who ran with it: They realized the way to really get ahead is hard work, including education. When more minorities wake up to that fact, given a chance, you'll see more minorities voting conservative.

MSGT9410
July 24, 2006, 02:39 AM
Why do I own guns?


...Why not? :confused:

SRMohawk
July 24, 2006, 02:48 AM
Good question! Ask it of myself almost everytime I pull one out or find myself discussing them amongst friends/acquaintances. After all, I don't particularly 'get off' to them. In fact, they cause me alot more grief than anything. But that could be the consequence of expecting far too much of them and of myself when I employ them. Anyway, I suppose it's really just a cultural thing.

MeanStreaker
July 24, 2006, 11:50 AM
I answered this question on a blog that I started in order to try and raise awareness for firearm issues for my more liberal friends (and for obligatory blog drivel). If you'll permit me, I'll repost my answer, as I'm pretty sure no one here is one of my regular three readers and have seen it before. :cool:

"Why Do You Own a Gun?" (http://milkey-musings.blogspot.com/2006/05/why-do-you-own-gun.html)

I have been asked this question a few times and always welcome it. Some firearm owners may feel attacked and answer with a simple, "It's my constitutionally protected right." They're correct... but that doesn't do much to educate an interested party that perhaps has never even seen a firearm. I certainly don't think that owning firearms is for everyone. There's a tremendous amount of responsibility involved. You must receive training. You must make sure that they are always under your control. (Please note that the latter isn't a statement of support for legislating mandatory trigger locks or mandatory disassembly that has become fashionable by today's anti-gun lobbyists.)

So why do I own firearms? I provide an ordered list below based on the probable frequency of actually using one. After seeing the list, I find it interesting that the reverse order represents the "big picture" of why the Second Amendment and personal firearm proficiency is important... even if the reasons seem unlikely to most.

1) Enjoyment - It's a lot of fun to go to the range. I've seen rabid anti-gun people begrudgingly go to the firing line and return with a big smile on their face. Once you have the safety and responsibility aspects of firearm usage drilled into you, it really is an enjoyable sport. The experience can also be very therapeutic. For the same reason people enjoy playing golf or going bowling, the shooting sports allow you to master a difficult skill and take pride when you hit all bullseyes, shoot 25/25 on the trap pad, or destroy that milk jug at 300 yards. I also really enjoy the historical aspect of it. I've recently started collecting military surplus rifles. For every firearm that I consider obtaining, I spend hours upon hours researching the history of it - where it's from, how it's different from others, significance of the skirmishes it was used in, etc.

2) Self Defense - I won't get into all of the statistics and facts at this time about how competent and law-abiding citizens that carry a handgun for personal protection lower crime rates on a grand scale. For now we'll focus on the personal aspect that bad guys rape and murder every day and I don't know what I'd do if something happened to my family and I wasn't prepared to have the chance to protect them. Criminals by definition break the law. That's why they're criminals. Gun control legislation only affects the law-abiding. Someone that knows the consequences of robbing a bank or murdering someone and decides to do so anyway isn't going to listen to a law that limits magazine capacity to ten rounds or prohibits certain types of grips on a rifle.

3) Protection of our Freedom - After average citizens defeated the world's most powerful military in the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers realized that every single established government in the history of mankind has eventually trampled on the rights of its citizens. The Second Amendment was added to try and prevent this from happening to us. The most oppressive governments in the world enacted civilian gun bans to maintain their power over the people. Hitler did it. Stalin did it. Whoever is in charge of the Sudan did it. It does seem ludicrous to think that the United States could erode to that point. It seems just as ludicrous to argue that American citizens with pistols and shotguns could take on B-2 bombers and smart missiles. Even if it seems unlikely, that threat of citizens not tolerating tyranny must still be maintained. After all, there are recent examples of civilian victories over modern armies. Castro did it in Cuba... The Afghans did it to the Soviet Union.

So... why don't you own a firearm?

makarovnik
July 24, 2006, 02:10 PM
I owns weapons because I can. I think all of us that can afford a gun have an obligation to do so. Better yet, carry a gun if you can legally! If we stop buying guns and carrying them, the government might get the stupid idea that if they take them away we won't get too upset about it. Wrong! Let's not even let it get to that point. Buy guns! Lots of guns! Get those carry permits and carry those damn things!

BergaminoCAV
July 24, 2006, 07:13 PM
Here are my reasons

-Its my right to own guns, and its an american tradition
-When I came home after fighting for my rights and yours I felt naked without them
-Home defense - I dont think an intruder would wanna be caught on the business end of my mossy 590
-Its a fun sport
-Im starting a nice collection
-and again, its called being an American..wouldnt trade it for anything :D

heres my question for you...Why are people trying to ban them?

my idea of gun control is hitting my target!

FIRE COP
July 24, 2006, 10:24 PM
The question should be...WHY DO YOU NOT OWN GUNS ???? We should not have to explain why...they should have to explain....why not? All american taxpayers own guns...army..air force..marines...navy...FBI...U.S. Marshals...etc....etc..etc...Think about it. Semper Fi...

cracked junior
July 24, 2006, 10:53 PM
why? it runs in the family. i remember going shooting with my dad and my brothers. although i was only allowed the 22lr or bb gun. it was still fun. at first i thought they were just for fun. but after getting older and being able to do more with them. found alot more uses besides spending time with family. puts food on the table. spend time in fields or at shooting ranges, instead of getting drunk in bars and costing you a dui for driving home drunk from the bars. its my right to do so. and every gun or ammo box you buy, supports the gun maker, ammo maker, gun store and the familys who are employed by those listed.

and to me. banning guns is the stupidest thing ever. if guns were banned. think of all the people that would be out of jobs. from the gun makers, to the gun stores. and the fact that in the late 1800s and early 1900s, was just about the safest time in the united states. because bad guys never knew who had a firearm and who didnt.
which is why i think that states with the most strict gun laws. also have the highest crime rates, because the BGs know no one is carrying a gun. so they can walk up to anyone with their illegaly obtained handgun and rob them or do whatever they want. so instead of making them illegal to everyone. they need to crack down on how the criminals get them. but the government doesnt under stand this.

Edmond
July 24, 2006, 10:57 PM
I own guns to keep the king of England out of my face.:neener:

Seriously, it's one of our freedoms and I enjoy it. I also enjoy being able to protect myself and my loved ones from the scum of the earth.

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