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How long have you personally kept a weapon ready for self defense (home or CCW)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jsalcedo, Jun 27, 2003.

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  1. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

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    As soon as I got my first gun (15) I kept it under my mattress with 7 loaded mags.

    I once read that black powder guns were not considered firearms by the ATF so I built a 45 caliber persussion muzzle loading pistol from a kit when I was 17.

    I kept it loaded in my car. (probably wasn't technically legal at the time)


    My question is: When did you first decide to keep a gun close by for defensive purposes?
     
  2. willyjixx

    willyjixx Member

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    never. i have faith in my local law enforcement authorities to provide assistance in times of distress.

    baaaaaah baaaaaaaah

















    :D alright im a lying B###h. prolly when i moved out on my own.
     
  3. Delmar

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    8-dad gave me my first firearm, a single shot 20 gauge. Couldn't leave it loaded, but the shells were close. He worked nights....
     
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    Since about.....

    Spring of 1964 or so.........
     
  5. cordex

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    Since I was 16 or 17.
     
  6. dairycreek

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    42 Years!

    Good shooting;)
     
  7. Kinsman

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    Since I was about 22 or so.
    Been awhile now......
     
  8. cslinger

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    A weapon or a firearm.

    I have kept a weapon near me at all times since about 12 or so. I think I was born with a knife as standard equipment. Usually is some kind of folder on my person at all times along with a utility knife of some kind. I have also been known to keep a Kukri(sp?) pretty close by also.

    As for firearms, for about 3 1/2 years.

    Chris

    Course there is that Calvary Pike, crossbow and trebuchet:what:
     
  9. Ewok_Guy

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    12. .22 pistol in the nightstand. Would of had it a few years earlier if I had the dough. Dad's .357 kept me safe until then. :)
     
  10. Alan Smithiee

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    officaly? as soon as my wife decided guns were fun and let me keep one loaded.

    unofficaly as soon as I brought it home.

    (now it's a rush to who would get to it first...)
     
  11. pax

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    Three years.

    pax

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  12. voilsb

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    only about seven months ago, to tell the truth.
     
  13. PlayTheAces

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    Oh, I guess I've kept a loaded house gun since 1974 or so.
     
  14. JDSlack

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    Since 1757. That was a previous life, but powder got wet and the Iroquois got me. But that's another story.
     
  15. Loach

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    I wasn't raised around guns when I 'came of age' I was living in Wisconsin and just didn't give much thought to the RKBA. So, I first started giving it thought in the Fall of 2001 (imagine that :( )
     
  16. chaim

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    HD? About 2 1/2 years for guns. Baseball bats, knives, other, a bit longer.

    Carry? Few, almost no, regular people get CCW here. I did carry Mace about a decade ago when it was legal (I ended up giving it to a female friend who lived in NJ and was worried about some of the train stations she'd have to go through to get home from college). I've carried a knife or pepper spray most of the time for about 2 years now.
     
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    Since I got back from Nam in 1968. That's where I realized just how easy it is to get oneself hurt and/or killed.

    Words of Advise: Pay Attention, Look Around, Be Aware!!!!

    sensei
     
  18. Standing Wolf

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    I've had one gun or another at the ready since 1967.
     
  19. Mike Irwin

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    3 years now. Many more yours to come.
     
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    Since 1959 or 60. Bought my first handgun when I was in Jr high school. Legal then! Kept it under my matress and carried it some-NOT to school.
     
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    Since I was about 12
     
  23. cool45auto

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    Since I got my own place I've had one nearby.
     
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    For the past 5 years ever since I lived in Camden NJ. (don't ask)
     
  25. Mastrogiacomo

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    I don't. Since I don't live in a high crime area, I don't see a need to "get ready" for anything. It must be great to live in Texas -- I didn't get a gun until recently -- August 2002 -- and my parents wouldn't even allow me to get a knife at fifteen, forget about a firearm...they still don't know I have two....

    In my city and state, I can't carry concealed or otherwise so what's the point? For me it's like get ready for what? The gun range?
    :rolleyes:
     
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