I'm glad my ammo didn't hurt you.....


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osteodoc08
December 30, 2012, 07:00 PM
Just for a new neighbor the other day. Hadn't had much of a chance to say hello. I was checking the mail yesterday when I saw her come outside with a box. I politely introduced myself. In the box were some bullets I had ordered from Midway. Seems the UPS guy dropped them off at her house. No big deal. She then claimed "I don't like those things like ammo, they hurt people" I just stood there kinda dumbfounded and said "well, I'm glad you're ok" to which she kinda just chuckled nervously. I thanked her and assured her that they will not be used for anything other than target shooting and parted ways. I'm sure I know who she voted for....

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WTBguns10kOK
December 30, 2012, 07:02 PM
WARNING: Do not attempt to reason with emotion. More emotion will logically ensue. At least she probly won't give you any problems.

racenutz
December 30, 2012, 07:02 PM
You should invite her to come along & see for herself that guns are nothing to be afraid of.

Steve H
December 30, 2012, 07:02 PM
How did she know there were bullets in the box? Nosey new neighbor.......

osteodoc08
December 30, 2012, 07:06 PM
She opened it without looking at the name on it.....at least everything was there

JohnKSa
December 30, 2012, 07:07 PM
"I don't like those things, they hurt people"Yeah, like cars, swimming pools, beer, kitchen knives, cell phones, airplanes and pet doggies.How did she know there were bullets in the box?Even if she hadn't opened it, she would know if she looked at the outside of the box. It's a federal requirement that the package be marked.

Steve H
December 30, 2012, 07:08 PM
It says so on the box. It's a federal requirement

Ammo Yes

bullets no

MachIVshooter
December 30, 2012, 07:09 PM
You should invite her to come along & see for herself that guns are nothing to be afraid of.

+1

I have brought quite a few people around by taking them to the range. It may not cause them to vote pro gun, but it will make them at least fair-weather allies in the gun control debate, as opposed to staunch opponents.

Slipknot_Slim
December 30, 2012, 07:10 PM
I'm pretty sure mine are just marked ORD for ordinance but most people wouldn't know what that means. Even when I order from AmmoToGo the return address just says ATG. There's no mention of ammo or bullets.

KTXdm9
December 30, 2012, 07:17 PM
You should invite her to come along & see for herself that guns are nothing to be afraid of.
This. We need all the support we can get with the gun grabbers out in full force.

AlexanderA
December 30, 2012, 07:31 PM
Sometimes the UPS delivery people do boneheaded things, or rather, circumstances conspire towards ridiculous and embarrassing outcomes.

Before I retired, I was working for a government agency right in the middle of the Federal Triangle, in Washington, D.C. I was also involved in WWII reenacting at the time. In connection with the reenacting, I ordered 5,000 rounds of GI blanks, linked in MG belts. For some reason, instead of delivering this ammo to my home, UPS called my office number and (since I wasn't there) one of my co-workers gave UPS my office address. The next day, when I came to work, there were three crates sitting in front of my desk, containing the 5,000 rounds. This made my co-workers nervous, even though I explained they were "just blanks." It took me a long time to carry them home, 250 rounds at a time, in my briefcase.

230RN
December 30, 2012, 07:34 PM
And if she agrees to go shootin' with you, make sure you let her use the biggest, heaviest-recoiling gun you own.

Just for fun.

I always get a big laugh when the recoil hurts them. Har-har.

Terry, 230RN

hso
December 30, 2012, 07:36 PM
Invite her and her family to the range and show her the absurdity of the statement.

ATBackPackin
December 30, 2012, 07:49 PM
I agree with the others who have said to invite her and her family to the range. The worst she can do is decline. She probably already thinks the you are one of those "NRA types" with blood on their hands, so invite her and perhaps she will see the error of her ways. It's a small chance, but still a chance.

Good luck.
Shawn

Al Thompson
December 30, 2012, 08:06 PM
My sucess rate with true anti's is about zero, but fence sitters is over 90%.

Amazing what a S&W M&P 15-22 can do for an attitude change. :)

Stress_Test
December 30, 2012, 11:59 PM
What markings are on the package to indicate ammo is inside?? I don't remember anything on the boxes I've gotten from Midway.

'Course they usually put the "Nitro Express" shipping logo on it with the bullet graphic so that would draw attention anyway :D

Jorg Nysgerrig
December 31, 2012, 12:09 AM
What markings are on the package to indicate ammo is inside??

Usually something that says:

Cartridges, Small Arms
ORM-D

Although it might just say ORM-D or something else. Of course, many other items are also marked ORM-D, so it might not be that obivous.

Eureka40
December 31, 2012, 12:10 AM
Shipped ammo always has these stickers on the box. ORM-D


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORM-D

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