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Paranoid...a rant

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ZeSpectre, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Well-Known Member

    I was thinking back to when I got my CCW and this bit popped into my head....

    Once upon a time...
    I wanted a firearm for personal protection
    They said I was "paranoid"
    I said "I disagree and I still want one".
    They said "we're not sure you can be trusted"
    I said "how can I prove myself to your satisfaction?"
    They said "Well, here's a list of things that would satisfy us".

    So the list was followed with scrupulous care. Money was paid, time was spent, investigations were allowed into personal history, mental status, friends, and anything else they could think of. Time was taken from work to meet their schedules for fingerprinting and investigations and two aborted attempts to pick up a permit. History, habits, associates, mental status....all demonstrated to be squeeky clean and above board.

    Still the trust is given reluctantly, if at all.

    Who is "paranoid" again?
  2. Dismantler

    Dismantler Well-Known Member

    Engaging and entertaining. I like it.
  3. IllHunter

    IllHunter Well-Known Member

    I go through that

    to just buy a gun, can't imagine they'll ever figure a procedure for carry here that doesn't involve a proctascope.:what:
  4. tntwatt

    tntwatt Well-Known Member

    Good point. Think I'll steal it if it's ok.
  5. Rokyudai

    Rokyudai Well-Known Member

    Me likey.
  6. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Well-Known Member

    government in American, once upon a time, was told by its citizens what was needed and was reactive in its methods. something changed and it started to mother its citizens...it knew what was best for us. that way of thinking was tolerated and grew. now, we the citizens have to ask, indeed-beg *our* government to be allowed to do that which we are constitutionally entitled to do. ...and if permission is granted, we are thankful.
    when did this happen?
    why do we allow it to continue?
  7. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Well-Known Member

    Be my guest!
  8. North of 49th

    North of 49th Well-Known Member

    At least you guys can still carry. Up in Canada we are totally defenceless. (Unless you have an 870 in your truck and you take your truck everywhere)
  9. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Calling me paranoid doesnt mean they are not after me !!!!
  10. gp911

    gp911 Well-Known Member

    That rant would make a good t-shirt...

  11. Wetawd

    Wetawd Well-Known Member

    Nice post, sounds almost exactly like what I had to go through.:cuss:
  12. ShunZu

    ShunZu member

    I saw a bumper sticker today that said, "When Bush took office, gas was $1.46 a gallon".

    I hadn't seen that bumper sticker before, nor had I realized gas had climbed that far, that fast. What is happening to America should make us all paranoid as Hell.
  13. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    And here's the criminal's version:

    I wanted to carry a gun...
    so I did, yo.

    And WE are the one's "they" aren't sure they can trust :banghead:
  14. Winter Borne

    Winter Borne Well-Known Member

    Flash b ack moment to getting my permit in NY just outside of the city years ago. I'm so happy here in VA...at least for now. Too many gun grabbers moving into the Old Dominion evert year...

  15. spyder1911

    spyder1911 Well-Known Member

    The sad part is that I know many who would go through that if it allowed them to CCW in IL.
  16. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Well said!

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