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A Note About Posting Pictures of Guns Etc.......

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cslinger, Dec 27, 2005.

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  1. cslinger

    cslinger Member

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    Yes I know they are watching but the fact is I am the following.

    NRA Member.
    Have a Concealed Carry License
    Have a Curio and Relic License
    Subscribe to a couple gun magazines
    Worked as a 911 Dispatcher
    Bought many guns using the 4473
    Do not want to shoot anybody, do not want to overthrow the government, Do not want to go to war unless it is against water mellons or coke cans.

    That being said I am already on every list there most likely is and should "they" come for the guns they are going to know to come knock on my door whether or not I post pictures of my legally obtained firearms.

    I don't espouse government overthrow or violence of any sort.
    I don't espouse illegal uses of firearms in any way.
    I do suggest everybody work within the law.

    So what the hell I will and do post pictures of my firearms. If the time comes that "they" want to take them there isn't a whole hell of a lot I can do about it. My fight is to stop them now within the bounds of the law by writing my elected officials, getting new shooters into the sport, educating the masses on what each gun law actually means etc.

    No offense but I have no illusions about facing down the combined arms of coordinated assault. Guns are my hobby and are for my and my families self defense no more no less.

    Just a random thought.

    Chris
     
  2. Exposure

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    What does "espose" mean?
     
  3. cslinger

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    oooops I meant espouse. I don't advocate, follow etc.
     
  4. tonytulipz

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    Nor should you. After you apply for your CCW they have a Watch on you I am sure and Terrorists dont APPLY for gun permits so you are of little threat!
     
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  5. DorGunR

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    I've met cslinger.......and besides all the other things he said (which I agree with) he's also a super nice guy.
     
  6. R.W.Dale

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    AMEN!! Finally sombody sane for a change. You my freind have both feet firmly planted on the ground, unlike those of us who are full of the warm gooey brown stuff. The ones who actually think that their "training" and AR15 will pravail againgst swarms of combat boot wearing feds riding in APC's:rolleyes:
     
  7. MTMilitiaman

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    AHhh, group hug!

    Seriously though, while we are on the subject, what are the possible implications of posting pictures of privatly owned firearms without taking measures to blot out the serial number? Could this number be used by another private party to find any sort of potentially damaging information, such as that which could lead to identity theft? Or is publicly displaying your serial number relatively harmless unless a viewer has access to the 4473 forms?
     
  8. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Unless you're a gun with a serial number, I doubt you have to worry about identity theft. I believe it's conceivable someone could report a gun with your serial number stolen, but a.) you've got the receipt for it, and b.) the fake report would eventually come back to haunt the liar.
     
  9. P95Carry

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    The SN thing is slightly contentious as an issue - me, I play safe and paint em out - no one needs my gun's SN's - simple as that :)

    You are on the button Chris - we are all tracked, databased - no escaping it these days.
     
  10. R.W.Dale

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    It would be way eaiser and simpler just to use the VIN# from someones automobile to get that kind of info.
     
  11. Justin

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    Chris, whatever you do, don't check out a copy of "Catcher in the Rye" from the library!

    :uhoh: ;)
     
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    CSlinger,

    I pretty closely match your profile...and agree with your assertions as well. Nicely stated.
     
  13. itgoesboom

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    +1000000!

    I.G.B.
     
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    +1
     
  15. Third_Rail

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    Your rights end when they tell you that they do? That's a pity.
     
  16. cslinger

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    Gee thanks man. I guess it now goes without saying that DorGunR is the same.

    I have just read so many posts lately about the fact that you shouldn't be posting this or that on the internet. Heck the truth is if you are even registered on this site you are on somebody's list. Now obviously I wouldn't go around posting seditious or treasonous things, not that I have any to post, but as far as legal gun pictures go.....................

    take that.

    All legal, All Semi-Auto, All purchased with 4473s, All kept locked up and the AR's are A2s for God sakes how low speed high drag is that. :scrutiny:
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    (putting aluminum foil hat in place, pulling down window shades and turning on TV for white noise to confuse the surveilance team)....


    right on brother!:cuss:


    (looking out the windows for the MIB...):D


    seriously, The whole serial number thing is an urban ledgend. No one is going to be able to say you stole their guns unless they can show a paper trail all the way back to an FFL transfer from the manufacturer to the private parties. If that was the case there would be alot more scam artists out there reporting guns stolen and having the police hand over "their" guns to them... If you report a gun stolen, the police don't just take your word for it, you need to supply a direct paper trail to get it entered into NCIC.... even if it really is your gun and it was stolen...
     
  18. cslinger

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    ...........uh just out of curiosity. What does a black helicopter in whisper mode sound like? Uhh nevermind it was probably just the wind. :D :neener:
     
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    cslinger

    I like the way you think.

    I like your EBRs.

    And I like pictures and post a lot myself.

    Sometimes the paranoia gets so bad it makes me wonder why some folks even post on firearm interest sites. I figure they know I'm a gunnut and that I have probably made a whole bunch of lists. But like Popeye says
    "I yam what I yam.":neener:
     
  20. jtward01

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    Christ, I had to get a security clearance to get access to both HQ CENTCOM and HQ SOCOM, various NASA facilities, plus meetings with Gen. Shalikashvili, Gen. Colin Powell and appearances by Bush Sr. & Jr., Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II of England. My first security clearance was in 1971 when I worked for an ambulance service in Miamisburg, Ohio. Monsanto Corp. had a large research and development center in our response area (most of which was underground) and they were doing a lot of classified work. We had to have security clearances to enter the plant in case a worker became ill or injured.

    I'm sure the feds have files on me in a dozen different agencies and frankly, I'm not worried about it.
     
  21. IndianaDean

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    I agree. The powers that be already know what you have. Heck, I've gone through dozens of background checks over the last 2 years and the FBI always waves me through. I'm not concerned about any list I might be on.
    I'm no threat to anyone on the U.S.' side.
     
  22. Bullet Bob

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    cslinger; just curious, of the guns pictured, do you have a favorite for shooting just for fun?
     
  23. feedthehogs

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    We all know that from the recent news flashes, as if we already didn't know, uncle Sam does keep track of its citizens. So what.

    Forget ccw cards, 4473's, etc. The minute you got a SS number you were on a list.

    Lists are a good thing, they remind me to buy more ammo, new guns, go to the range, buy food, etc.

    Posting pictures from a male perspective is braggin rights plain and simple.
    Its part of our DNA.
    Its normal.
     
  24. pythonguy

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    Love those AR's, I have a few of my own and they are so much fun to shoot. The best thing any avid gun owner can do is to join the NRA and help support gun rights. Needless to say its not PC to own guns in certain states, mine is one of them, but we can't just roll over and give up. The shooting community I have met here on Long Island are good people that enjoy target shooting or hunting. I am also a handgun owner and as such, need a permit to keep them. The Police in charge of pistol licensing in Suffolk county have always been very friendly and helpful, they even suggest good places to shoot or buy guns from. No, I can't lean out my backdoor and go target shooting, but I live in a residential area and wouldn't expect to. There are certainly gun friendlier states, like almost all the others, but I can buy as many guns and shoot as much as I want, and hope its stays that way far into the future.

    One other thing, The High Road is by far the best gun board for great coverage and interesting info on all things in the firearms realm. There are some good speciality boards, but this forum has far less nonsense, ridiculous scenarios, and silly posting by far, thanks to all who run it.
     
  25. CAS700850

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    Oh no, I own a copy! Man, am I screwed. ;)

    With all of the concerns I have in day to day life, from my health isssues, to finances, to job concerns, to family worries, you'd have to get me really far down the list of worries to find any concerns I might have about whath the government learns about me through internet postings. Having been a government employee, in some fashion or the other, since I was 18 and enterred West Point as a cadet, I have real doubts abouty the abilities of the government to really track, read, catalogue, and monitor all of the traffic on the internet.
     
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