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I'm glad my ammo didn't hurt you.....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by osteodoc08, Dec 30, 2012.

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  1. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Member

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    Just for a new neighbor the other day. Hadn't had much of a chance to say hello. I was checking the mail yesterday when I saw her come outside with a box. I politely introduced myself. In the box were some bullets I had ordered from Midway. Seems the UPS guy dropped them off at her house. No big deal. She then claimed "I don't like those things like ammo, they hurt people" I just stood there kinda dumbfounded and said "well, I'm glad you're ok" to which she kinda just chuckled nervously. I thanked her and assured her that they will not be used for anything other than target shooting and parted ways. I'm sure I know who she voted for....
     
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  2. WTBguns10kOK

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    WARNING: Do not attempt to reason with emotion. More emotion will logically ensue. At least she probly won't give you any problems.
     
  3. racenutz

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    You should invite her to come along & see for herself that guns are nothing to be afraid of.
     
  4. Steve H

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    How did she know there were bullets in the box? Nosey new neighbor.......
     
  5. osteodoc08

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    She opened it without looking at the name on it.....at least everything was there
     
  6. JohnKSa

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    Yeah, like cars, swimming pools, beer, kitchen knives, cell phones, airplanes and pet doggies.
    Even if she hadn't opened it, she would know if she looked at the outside of the box. It's a federal requirement that the package be marked.
     
  7. Steve H

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    Ammo Yes

    bullets no
     
  8. MachIVshooter

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    +1

    I have brought quite a few people around by taking them to the range. It may not cause them to vote pro gun, but it will make them at least fair-weather allies in the gun control debate, as opposed to staunch opponents.
     
  9. Slipknot_Slim

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    I'm pretty sure mine are just marked ORD for ordinance but most people wouldn't know what that means. Even when I order from AmmoToGo the return address just says ATG. There's no mention of ammo or bullets.
     
  10. KTXdm9

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    This. We need all the support we can get with the gun grabbers out in full force.
     
  11. AlexanderA

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    Sometimes the UPS delivery people do boneheaded things, or rather, circumstances conspire towards ridiculous and embarrassing outcomes.

    Before I retired, I was working for a government agency right in the middle of the Federal Triangle, in Washington, D.C. I was also involved in WWII reenacting at the time. In connection with the reenacting, I ordered 5,000 rounds of GI blanks, linked in MG belts. For some reason, instead of delivering this ammo to my home, UPS called my office number and (since I wasn't there) one of my co-workers gave UPS my office address. The next day, when I came to work, there were three crates sitting in front of my desk, containing the 5,000 rounds. This made my co-workers nervous, even though I explained they were "just blanks." It took me a long time to carry them home, 250 rounds at a time, in my briefcase.
     
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    And if she agrees to go shootin' with you, make sure you let her use the biggest, heaviest-recoiling gun you own.

    Just for fun.

    I always get a big laugh when the recoil hurts them. Har-har.

    Terry, 230RN
     
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    Invite her and her family to the range and show her the absurdity of the statement.
     
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    I agree with the others who have said to invite her and her family to the range. The worst she can do is decline. She probably already thinks the you are one of those "NRA types" with blood on their hands, so invite her and perhaps she will see the error of her ways. It's a small chance, but still a chance.

    Good luck.
    Shawn
     
  15. Al Thompson

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    My sucess rate with true anti's is about zero, but fence sitters is over 90%.

    Amazing what a S&W M&P 15-22 can do for an attitude change. :)
     
  16. Stress_Test

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    What markings are on the package to indicate ammo is inside?? I don't remember anything on the boxes I've gotten from Midway.

    'Course they usually put the "Nitro Express" shipping logo on it with the bullet graphic so that would draw attention anyway :D
     
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  17. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Usually something that says:

    Cartridges, Small Arms
    ORM-D

    Although it might just say ORM-D or something else. Of course, many other items are also marked ORM-D, so it might not be that obivous.
     
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