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Listing Your Toys, Bad Idea?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Robert J McElwain, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Robert J McElwain

    Robert J McElwain Well-Known Member

    I've noticed on this forum, and several others, that people like to list the guns they own, either in their signature or in specific threads.

    Let's assume the Feds, house burglars, government gun-grabbers and various other undesirable types know about these forums. And some know how to hack into data bases or otherwise find your identity. Is it a good idea to advertise whats in your toy box?:eek:


  2. GTSteve03

    GTSteve03 Well-Known Member

    Cold dead hands, etc. :p

    In all seriousness, I'm not that worried about JBTs breaking down my door for the couple of rifles and revolver I own. And if a criminal is going to go to the trouble of reading THR, then finding out my address, then breaking into my home, I feel that unless I'm there to stop him, there's not much I could do.

    So I don't let it get to me. ;)
  3. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

  4. Working Man

    Working Man Well-Known Member

    Well I would say if BG read THR and then pick a place to break into....
    ....they have been given fair warning to the consequences. :evil:

    If someone is home that is.
  5. made2cut

    made2cut Well-Known Member

    I've often thought about this issue too. I'm not as worried about the feds as I am the bad guys. Bottom line is I guess most everybody has something in their house worth stealing and the bad guys are probably better off scoping out coin collector and jewelery forums. Like the other guys said, if they break into my home while I'm home they are going to be carried out a might heavier due to the amount of lead in their bodies. ;)
  6. carnaby

    carnaby Well-Known Member

    I guess they might come for my list :)
  7. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member

    ...here we go again..... :D
  8. GTSteve03

    GTSteve03 Well-Known Member

    carnaby, I just want to know where you got a pig catapult! :what: :D
  9. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    listing your toys

    Is that why so many people don't list their home towns on this site?:rolleyes:
  10. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Active Member

    Actually BG's with the skills to do what you propose arent going to waste their time looking for place to burglarize. when they can spend their time stealing credit card info, identities etc.
  11. fourays2

    fourays2 Well-Known Member

    I lost all my guns in a trajic boating accident
  12. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    Guess that's a privacy issue for some. Not for me.;)
  13. Feeling a little paranoid, are we?

    If so, this is for you:
  14. TrekkieFromHell

    TrekkieFromHell Well-Known Member

    carnaby, GTSteve03, you better watch out, I have a scoped mahogany bent stick!
  15. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher Well-Known Member

    I think of it as a goofy newbie affectation. I once listed about 40 different guns in my sig line as a spoof, and got a lot of flack for 'making fun'. :evil:
  16. Rockstar

    Rockstar member

    I've always thought that listing one's firearms in one's sig line is just a sign of immaturity. Can't imagine why anybody'd think that anybody else would care to see a list of firearms.
  17. progunner1957

    progunner1957 member

    Bad idea, IMO.:what:
  18. mordechaianiliewicz

    mordechaianiliewicz Well-Known Member

    I don't list my personal weapons. I have discussed weapons I own on the site before, but I believe it is a bad idea (just on general principle) to give a registry of your personal arms.

    That being said, I'm not exactly worried the gubment is gonna know about us based upon what we posted here, and know what to look for on "The Day"

    It will be all those Form 4473's the government has, and the dealer's bound books. :fire:
  19. I am of a different mindset on gun security than some on here. I do believe in keeping your guns locked up and as inaccessible as possible but I do not believe all this cloak and dagger "hide them from the light of day or the bad guys will get them" stuff. It is just to fatalistic and conspiracy minded for my tastes. If you are going to enjoy collecting I think it is only natural to use, show to friends, discuss, etc. If not then why are you collecting? If it is purely self defense and you feel you are in that much danger then build a bunker and hide your armory there. In fact why not live in it...that would be safer than a house. It is true that someone with a masonry blade and some time can get into most anything but what do you think the odds of that happening really are??? We might as well be worried about being hit by meteorites. Most intruders are going to grab what they can easily and quickly carry away. Not stand around using loud power tools that they hauled in through the window or found in your garage. If you are really worried get a dog. My partner used to work for Protection One home security and the studies show that the NUMBER ONE defense against theft is a dog, second is a well lighted perimeter. :)

    I actually just copied this from another thread asking the same question from last month. I think we are stuck in a rutt. :)
  20. 'Card

    'Card Well-Known Member

    I think maybe I have a slightly different perspective on this issue.

    I don't list my guns in my sig - because I couldn't possibly care less what guns other people have, so I can't imagine why anyone would care what guns I have.

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