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Listing Your Toys, Bad Idea?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Robert J McElwain, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. Robert J McElwain

    Robert J McElwain Member

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    I've noticed on this forum, and several others, that people like to list the guns they own, either in their signature or in specific threads.

    Let's assume the Feds, house burglars, government gun-grabbers and various other undesirable types know about these forums. And some know how to hack into data bases or otherwise find your identity. Is it a good idea to advertise whats in your toy box?:eek:

    Bob

     
  2. GTSteve03

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    Cold dead hands, etc. :p

    In all seriousness, I'm not that worried about JBTs breaking down my door for the couple of rifles and revolver I own. And if a criminal is going to go to the trouble of reading THR, then finding out my address, then breaking into my home, I feel that unless I'm there to stop him, there's not much I could do.

    So I don't let it get to me. ;)
     
  3. Lennyjoe

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    Well I would say if BG read THR and then pick a place to break into....
    ....they have been given fair warning to the consequences. :evil:

    If someone is home that is.
     
  5. made2cut

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    I've often thought about this issue too. I'm not as worried about the feds as I am the bad guys. Bottom line is I guess most everybody has something in their house worth stealing and the bad guys are probably better off scoping out coin collector and jewelery forums. Like the other guys said, if they break into my home while I'm home they are going to be carried out a might heavier due to the amount of lead in their bodies. ;)
     
  6. carnaby

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    I guess they might come for my list :)
     
  7. Black Majik

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    ...here we go again..... :D
     
  8. GTSteve03

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    carnaby, I just want to know where you got a pig catapult! :what: :D
     
  9. loadedround

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    listing your toys

    Is that why so many people don't list their home towns on this site?:rolleyes:
     
  10. Dragoon44

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    Actually BG's with the skills to do what you propose arent going to waste their time looking for place to burglarize. when they can spend their time stealing credit card info, identities etc.
     
  11. fourays2

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    I lost all my guns in a trajic boating accident
     
  12. Lennyjoe

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    Guess that's a privacy issue for some. Not for me.;)
     
  13. PinnedAndRecessed

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    Feeling a little paranoid, are we?

    If so, this is for you:
     
  14. TrekkieFromHell

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    carnaby, GTSteve03, you better watch out, I have a scoped mahogany bent stick!
     
  15. Mannlicher

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    I think of it as a goofy newbie affectation. I once listed about 40 different guns in my sig line as a spoof, and got a lot of flack for 'making fun'. :evil:
     
  16. Rockstar

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    I've always thought that listing one's firearms in one's sig line is just a sign of immaturity. Can't imagine why anybody'd think that anybody else would care to see a list of firearms.
     
  17. progunner1957

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    Bad idea, IMO.:what:
     
  18. mordechaianiliewicz

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    I don't list my personal weapons. I have discussed weapons I own on the site before, but I believe it is a bad idea (just on general principle) to give a registry of your personal arms.

    That being said, I'm not exactly worried the gubment is gonna know about us based upon what we posted here, and know what to look for on "The Day"

    It will be all those Form 4473's the government has, and the dealer's bound books. :fire:
     
  19. PlayboyPenguin

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    I am of a different mindset on gun security than some on here. I do believe in keeping your guns locked up and as inaccessible as possible but I do not believe all this cloak and dagger "hide them from the light of day or the bad guys will get them" stuff. It is just to fatalistic and conspiracy minded for my tastes. If you are going to enjoy collecting I think it is only natural to use, show to friends, discuss, etc. If not then why are you collecting? If it is purely self defense and you feel you are in that much danger then build a bunker and hide your armory there. In fact why not live in it...that would be safer than a house. It is true that someone with a masonry blade and some time can get into most anything but what do you think the odds of that happening really are??? We might as well be worried about being hit by meteorites. Most intruders are going to grab what they can easily and quickly carry away. Not stand around using loud power tools that they hauled in through the window or found in your garage. If you are really worried get a dog. My partner used to work for Protection One home security and the studies show that the NUMBER ONE defense against theft is a dog, second is a well lighted perimeter. :)

    I actually just copied this from another thread asking the same question from last month. I think we are stuck in a rutt. :)
     
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    I think maybe I have a slightly different perspective on this issue.

    I don't list my guns in my sig - because I couldn't possibly care less what guns other people have, so I can't imagine why anyone would care what guns I have.
     
  21. DHFirearms

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    It really isn't an issue with BG breaking in as your guns should be in a 'SAFE' :scrutiny:

    :D
     
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    Very few of my personal friends have even seen my complete list, none the less online contacts. Posting them in a public manner seems like a poor idea to me...

    -Colin
     
  23. Nashmack

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    Two of my 3 are on my person at any given time, and the third is usually within an arm's length away...MOLON LABE.
     
  24. calzoom

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    Sheez, I only have time to read the message on the thread.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm NOT condeming those of you who like gun list, sig lines and such. And some are worthy but after seeing them a couple times,,,,,,,,,?????????

    My weakness is the Emoticons.
    I think they're cute and there are so many these days. My fave today:neener:

    Tomorrow is another day:scrutiny:
     
  25. Stainless Chili

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    GTSteve03, good list.
    A 30-30, a 12 gauge, and a 38 Special.


    My real list? What if my wife reads it!



    PEZ Full-Auto Dispensor
    Enhanced B.O. "Knock-Down" Delivery System
    Power-Fed Legume-Enriched Gas Discharge Protection Device
     
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