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bad idea to post list of personal arsenal ???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MIL-DOT, Jun 22, 2006.

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  1. MIL-DOT

    MIL-DOT member

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    as tempted as i've been to be "one of the boys" and also list my cool toys at the end of every post,i'm not sure it's such a great idea. consider, everyone here acknowledges our (and every) governments' tendancy to accumulate information and power, and now with the technology to economically and easily record virtually any and everything that crosses their radar screen, could we be making (what i consider) the inevitable seizure of all firearms,that much easier ?:uhoh: just drinkin' and thinkin'............
     
  2. MudPuppy

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    I have lots of legal guns. I'm getting more. And I'm keeping them as long as the consitution says I can.

    We need to desensitize the American public to the misconception that guns are scary or only a few folks have them. I think when downplay the fact that we have guns, we're not doing ourselves any favors. But get a safe. :D
     
  3. Dave R

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    A bad idea? I dunno. Occasionally makes me jealous...
     
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    I try to maintain a philosophy that if no good can come from it - don't do it. I can see no good coming from advertising your personal arsenal.
     
  5. kfranz

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    To each his own, no one is going to force you to post a list, so why even talk about not doing it?
     
  7. Hoploholic

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    I own a bunch of tools, but I don't call my garage a tool crib. I also own a grip of firearms and you will never hear me call my gun room an arsenal. Do you also live in a compound? Do your 2 vehicles make a motor pool? My point is, we are embroiled in a cultural war. Public opinion is important, and likewise its import how we present ourselves to those who have no concept of the gun culture save what they read on the internet or see on the evening news.

    To answer the original question, I personally don't have a problem posting pics of my collection. The feds already know what I have and if someone thinks they are gonna walk into my house and steal my property they better come with some serious tools of the trade(and hope the owner is not home). Some people value their privacy to a different degree though. I would rather be pleasantly vocal about my hobby and lifestyle. The more we can constructively educate the public, the better.
     
  8. Hoppy590

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    i try to avoid letting out a list of guns, theres just no need to let any potential enemys know you capabilitys.
     
  9. jamz

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    I don't think it's a great idea, but I can't help myself.

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  10. Kenneth Lew

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    The main reason why people post their entire firearm collection list/pictures on the net:

    To show everyone else that they got more money for crap than the other person.
     
  11. EddieCoyle

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    Long sigs are rude and waste page space. That's why I don't list mine.
     
  12. MIL-DOT

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    wow...that was wierd. i'd just recently joined this forum merely for some help with AR info.while scrolling back and reading for general info and enlightenment,the idea for this post occured to me,so it was strange to see not only that it had been posted before, but almost word for word !!
    what also surprised me,considering the overall quality of the forum and veiws expressed here,was some of the negative and boneheaded responses ( not so much on this thread,but from the link to the previous similar thread).
    for instance, senior member card's statement that he doesn't much care what anyone else has,nor should anyone else care what he has.why the hell is he even here ? i mean,if he's at a range and someone next to him has a peice he's never seen before,or has always admired and wanted,or visa versa,will neither of them say hello,express interest and ask a few questions,maybe allow each other to fire a couple rounds ? gimme a break.:confused:
    or hoploholics statement about ,"educating the public". does he truly think that the uneducated anti-gun public is trolling here,and gonna be swayed by a detailed list of his arsenal ? really?
    i was also dismayed and surprised by how many used the term "paranoid".what,you people work for CNN? i thought we were on the same page here, believing that there is in fact an active and powerful movement with the intention of relieving us all of our firearms.so please,someone tell me how my concern about posting a list of your entire arsenal on THE INTERNET has now become irrational paranoia ????:banghead:
    another point repeatedly made was that the "gubment" already knows what we have? really? none of you have guns you bought from freinds, or from a newspaper ad,or inherited,etc?
    look,i don't care what any of you folks do,i was just trying to casually make what i felt was a valid point.think i'm gonna disappear for a while now.:cool:
     
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  13. Jim K

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    I agree with Mr. Lew. It is simply a kind of bragging and could have unpleasant ramifications. Gun owners are one of the few groups who do something perfectly legal yet still have to fear both the cops and the crooks. Maybe people who want to brag could save the burglars a lot of trouble by also posting their home addresses.

    Jim
     
  14. AStone

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    I own four guns, and am researching a fifth (my last for a while, possibly ever).

    Wild horses couldn't drag their names/models out of me in this thread. :scrutiny:

    But, if anyone (say a DEA agent) wanted to, all one would have to do is search the posts I've made while researching those guns (all purchased since I became a member of THR) to learn which ones I bought.

    Does that concern me?

    No.

    Why should it? All my guns are registered with the state, as required here by law. Why would a government agent {tm} waste time looking through my THR posts while all he has to do is look up my gun ownership in public records?

    Nem
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    There's something happening here
    What it is ain't exactly clear
    There's a man with a gun over there
    Telling me I got to beware

    I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
    Everybody look what's going down

    <snip>

    Paranoia strikes deep
    Into your life it will creep
    It starts when you're always afraid
    You step out of line, the man come and take you away

    We better stop, hey, what's that sound
    Everybody look what's going down
    Stop, hey, what's that sound
    Everybody look what's going down
    Stop, now, what's that sound
    Everybody look what's going down
    Stop, children, what's that sound
    Everybody look what's going down

    For What It's Worth: Buffalo Springfield, circa 1967
     
  15. Low-Sci

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    You know, when it comes right down to it, I can't see any harm at all coming out of you saying what firearms you have in your signature. To be totally honest, I don't read the signatures that are just lists of firearms, I find them boring.

    But aside from my personal preference, the other thing is when you're on the internet, you have to cruise around prepared to not believe lots of the things you see.

    For instance, I could have my signature explain that I own a suppressed MG42, a MAWS, fourteen Vaqueros, dual longslide Devels, a small arsenal's worth of FALs, and, why not, a volleyball cannon. The government reading that list helps them... Well, not at all really, cuz I'm lying my sorry butt off. And in the end, who's to say when someone's lying or telling the truth on the net?
     
  16. kfranz

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    Low-Sci, I'm dropping my kids off at my moms tomorrow morning, and should be to your place by 10:15. I'll bring the 8mm and x51, we'll put the MG42 and some of the FAL's to use.... :D

    MIL-DOT, reading your longer post makes my head hurt. I don't need perfect punctuation or spelling, but c'mon man...
     
  17. Bwana John

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    I like it, it lets me know who the greenhorn type pilgrims are.
    Really... who really cares that you got a Jennings .25 ACP, a 870, and a M/N 91-30?
     
  18. k_semler

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    Just for a :p factor:
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    Yep, I like commie guns. Some day, I'll buy an SVD-40. :)
     
  19. Jay Kominek

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    You've obviously struck upon some negatives, and others have been pointed out. Are there any positives? Does the list accomplish anything?
    Now, the question you can ask yourself about basically everything, to get a reasonable answer: Do the positives outweigh the negatives?
     
  20. MIL-DOT

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    kfranz....i'd really intended to let this one go,but my curiosity is piqued. exactly what have i mis-spelled or mis-punctuated? and more importantly,am i gonna have to stay after class and clean blackboards ?? ;)
     
  21. Old Dog

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    Gotta come back to what Nematocyst-870 said:
    Aren't you up here in WA, Nem? There's no registration here, no "requirement" whatsover. If you've purchased firearms through an FFL, the BATFE record of sale has been recorded, but your guns aren't "registered" with the state -- in the way one must in states such as California (curse you, DOJ!) or Hawaii ...
     
  22. M2 Carbine

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    This question comes up on many gun boards frequently and the answers are the same.

    A far as, "the feds are going to get me or the bad guys are going to get me" fears, has anyone EVER heard of ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME that's been victimized because of posting their gun collections on a gun board?

    I guess it's possible and it's possible that I might win the Lottery to.
     
  23. CajunBass

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    Somehow I don't think the government has the time or the money to pay an agent to prowl the internet on the off chance that he might find someone who has listed a gun that they don't know about or can't find out about if they really want to.

    I don't think the crooks are going to waste their time doing it either. All they have to do is break into a house. If there are guns there they steal them. If there aren't they'll take the TV and the silverware.
     
  24. gunsmith

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    it makes me realize

    how many guns I need and how I need to make more money
     
  25. kfranz

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    MIL-DOT, perhaps you have seen other posts or read other materials in which the author used spaces after punctuation marks, and capitlaized the first letter of each sentence.

    As for the blackboards, no, you don't have to stay after to do that. I will be requiring that you type up my list of firearms to put in my sig line though...;)
     
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