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Do you guys worry about what you post here?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by myrockfight, Jan 26, 2008.

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  1. myrockfight

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    A while ago, I saw a program (possibly Dateline) that mentioned how a key part of the prosecution's case was built on the information discovered online.

    With that in mind, coupled with our society's penchant for civil suits, would you/do you change the content of your posts?

    I was just curious how many people think about what they post on here in relation to possible future legal issues (no matter how small of a probability).


    I can see a lawyer in a courtroom reading aloud a poster's comments - to the tune of, "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out." Even if it was a legal and justified self-defense.

    Anyone else have this thought?
     
  2. Wheeler44

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    Some do, some apparently don't.
     
  3. Hoppy590

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    iv accepted that if the .Gov has the resources to find out what i say online, they have the resources to know what i say in real life and what guns i own. to think anything else is naive

    that said. ive never full subscribed to the "sheepdog" or "shootem all" theory's
     
  4. Dope

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    No, but I don't say stupid things that like either. I say stupid things sure, but that's just because I'm a Dope, not stupid things that incriminate me.

    Dope
     
  5. loki.fish

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    No, I'm not living my life in fear that what I say will harm me in the future, but I also don't say things I don't mean, which means I never say things that can be attributed to being a violent individual.
     
  6. Javelin

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    Yeah I think about it. The first amendment is something that only gets you into trouble right? Past that ... I dont really care.

    :)
     
  7. ezypikns

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    I've thought LOTS of folks were smart......

    until they started talking.
     
  8. Grizfire

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    If they can restrict the second amendment then they can restrict the first.

    Disclaimer: I shall not be held accountable for any comment made on this public forum.
     
  9. Kind of Blued

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    I like to think that I do a pretty good job of thinking before I speak (or type), and I make it an effort to be the exact same person with the exact same views regardless of my audience. The product of this idea is that any anti could find my words and not be able to use them against me/us unless they misconstrued them.

    I'm sure that I don't adhere to this 100%, but I do try, and it is how I think about the issue that you brought forth.
     
  10. chris in va

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    I've certainly edited out some stuff from my posts due to concerns it would come back on me at a later date.

    Just like those pictures of you holding your long gun in a 'manly' sort of way. Tends to end up on Tru.TV or something.
     
  11. Prince Yamato

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    That's why you never mention full details about your personal life. My whole thing is, who cares? I'm mored worried about an unstable acquaintance or two from my past finding me than I am about Sarah Brady finding out that I own AKs.
     
  12. 32winspl

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    Yeah, I worry about it. a couple of years ago, I wrote a strong pro 2nd ammend letter to my Mom and she replied that I may need to be careful about what I write because various gov't organisations might start keeping a file on me. Naturally, I thought that that thought process validated much of what I was writing about.
    Some months ago, in a thread about cutting short the barrels of firearms, I asked if anyone else considered that a thread such as that might be the trolling grounds for BATF agents. Nobody else seemed to think so, but I still wonder. But ***, those of us here whom own guns are already on a watch list somewhere, or will be. So some day, maybe it will be required of us to fulfil the the framers intent. Might happen.
     
  13. mad hungarian

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    I don't worry about it and believe that my past posts don't make me out to be a crazed gun carrying maniac.
    There are somethings you shouldn't talk about online or by other means. One should have enough sense not to reply to posts in a way that can adversely effect them.
    For the anti gun trollers, and Sarah Brady supporters out there I do own AKs and other battle rifles and I ENJOY SHOOTING THEM :neener:.

    MH
     
  14. dennisH87

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    lol nice disclamer grizfire
     
  15. mekender

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    you run amok and kill 4 people at the movie theater, you bet your ass they will read everything they can find on you...

    on the other hand, you shoot someone that kicks in your door in the middle of the night, they probably wont bother
     
  16. Intrepid Dad

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    I try to stay within the guidelines of The High Road and don't worry about it. I doubt anything I write here will come back to haunt me...but I've been wrong before. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Zach S

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    Same here. I cant recall ever saying anything along the lines of "Kill 'em and let God sort them out" but I'm sure I've said something that will bite me from behind if worst comes to worst.

    Besides, I've got almost 3000 posts. Anyone who wants to read them all has got more time than I do.
     
  18. redneck2

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    If you've been around very long, you'll notice that the threads tend to be moderated in such a way to as minimize inflamatory language. This helps protect everyone involved. While some (particularly newer) members cry and whine when their posts get cleaned up, locked, or deleted, I strongly suspect it's for their own good.

    As for 1st Amemdment, it applies to political speech. It has absolutely nothing to do with every day life.
     
  19. Zeke/PA

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    I must be carefull about my occasional rants especially about criminal misuse of firearms.
    Zeke
     
  20. Blackfork

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    I've noticed over the past few years that any search warrant for any place is going to include the computers. They always find something on the computers, even if you just use it to play solitaire.

    As far as pure comments in cyberspace, why WOULDN'T they? It's easy to make a list, and every list they announce immediatly increases beyond reason. Aren't there more than a million folks on the no-fly list now, most of whom don't know they are on the list until they try to buy a ticket?

    As far as myself, let me just say that I love my politicians and bureaucrats, I fully and enthusiastically seek to comply with all their plans for me and eagerly look forward to enthusiastically complying with new plans. I think they do a wonderful job and all deserve promotions and raises. I think god guides them in all they do and say.
     
  21. XD Fan

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    I think it is worthwhile to speak with careful consideration in any public forum. Words do have the power to reach out beyond our intentions, so giving appropriate consideration before we speak matters. A nice side benifit to that is you are less likely to run into the kind of legal quagmire of past comments coming back to haunt you.
     
  22. Treo

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    I've never seen this as a stand alone thread, but it generally pops up as a sidebar whenever there's a "Ok do I get to blow 'im away now?" thread. Generally I give myself the Miranda warning before I post. Anything I say can and (possibly) will be used against me.
     
  23. hotpig

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    Just keep in mind what ever you say/post on a public forum is fair game. One sentence out of 3000 posts could bite you in the butt some day.

    I work with one BATF&E Agent that reads this forum almost every day. He gets a kick out of the bashing threads.
     
  24. Hokkmike

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    I always think before I post. (well, usually anyway) The stuff NEVER goes away. Google your name and see how you are doing!
     
  25. Creature

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    Fear is the vehicle of tyranny and the purveyor of certain captivity. However, stupidity and recklessness will kill you faster than anything else.
     
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