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Obsessed with Guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Agouti, Aug 7, 2007.

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  1. Agouti

    Agouti Member

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    Ask yourselves the following questions:

    Do I own a gun?

    Do I own more than five guns?

    Do I regularly shoot or hunt with a gun?

    Do subjects involving cartridges, firearms, general gun related things, and gun laws occupy a significant amount of the subject material I discuss?

    Do I, once or more a day, moan or complain about the ATF, various gun laws, the need to have a license to receive arms, importing bans, and the like?

    Am I obsessed with guns?

    This isn't a formal study, nor is it for any class or anything. I'm just curious about the people on these boards.
     
  2. RNB65

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    A big YES to all of the above. :D
     
  3. hrgrisso

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    Hmmmm

    I always wonder about the intent of these questions, especially from newbies. That is not to say you can't ask a legitimate question but it's puzzling. I think a better question would be are most of the people on THIS board obsessed with the following:

    Freedom
    Rights
    The Constitution


    Again asking a question like this begs many questions.
     
  4. mavracer

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    e all of the above
     
  5. cwmcgu2

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    It's a hobby man. I spend as much time with gun related stuff as my friends spend on their respective hobbies such as dirtbikes, football, poker so on and so on. It just annoys me that an obsession with guns is looked upon with suspicion when its just another hobby.
     
  6. MartinS

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    Do you aver that your list defines obsession?
     
  7. XD Fan

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    Troll??? Maybe, maybe not. But hrgrisso may have a point. Where as I am not sure what the point of the OP is?
     
  8. jlbraun

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    I am obsessed with freedom and preserving rights. Guns are merely incidental.
     
  9. Standing Wolf

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    I'm always at least mildly curious about people who are curious about us.
     
  10. Trebor

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    And we are curious about you.

    Tell us more about yourself, and maybe we'll tell you more about ourselves.

    We're just curious about the people who are curious about us.
     
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    hrgrisso said, "I think a better question would be are most of the people on THIS board obsessed with the following:

    Freedom
    Rights
    The Constitution"

    Great answer! I second that statement.

    Doc2005
     
  12. Redneck with a 40

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    Call me a gun nut if you want

    A big YES to all of the above. My life pretty much revolves around guns and the 2A right now. Its all I enjoy talking about, I'm constantly on the internet researching gun related topics, from reloading to the political situation. I'm totally immersed in reloading and I have a strong desire to keep buying reloading components, so I can keep reloading.:D Every weekend, I look forward to going out and shooting my guns, its so much fun, its a stress reliever and its exciting.

    Am I obsessed with guns? Absolutely
    Is this an un-healthy obsession? Absolutely not!

    Every gun show I go to, I'm always looking for primers, powder, brass, and bullets, for 357 mag and 40 S&W.:D
     
  13. LSCurrier

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    The word "Obsessed" has such as negative slant to it.

    Guns are one of the several things that I enjoy. Depending on the day I am more into them or less into them compared to my other interests, but I am NEVER disinterested in them.

    I own more guns than my wife can understand why I own so many. But I own far fewer than I would like to have - and one day will own many more than I do now.

    I cruise a few gun related sites on a very regular basis. I read gun magazines - though less than I used to in the past.

    I shoot a little here and there - not as much as I would like to though.

    I would not call myself "obsessed" about guns - though others would. I think that I enjoy my God given constitutionally ratified right to Keep And Bear Arms and do so legally and with purpose (defense and fun) without harming others.

    May God allow me to continue to use my guns for fun and may I learn and hone my skills to use them for defense. May God forbid that I must ever use my guns for defensive purposes, but should that need come to pass may I use them wisely and without remorse.

    Luke
     
  14. alucard0822

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    If by obsession you infer the definition refers to images, ideas, or words that force themselves into the subject's consciousness against their will, and which momentarily deprive them of the ability to think and sometimes even to act. The term is derived from the Latin obsidere, which means "to sit before," "to lay siege to," and figuratively "to control an audience." From this is derived the noun obsidio, which means "detention," or "captivity," and figuratively "a pressing danger." as defined by the AMA, well then no, I am not obsessed.

    I do however enjoy participating in a proud American tradition, rich in history, and posessing a variety of arms that can be employed for a variety of uses from informal target practice, up to effective defense from tyranny and crime. I have a technical background and enjoy using my skills to develop and test handloads, and modify, repair and restore firearms. I think it is important to strive for knowledge of any subject of interest, and the many aspects and intricacies of firearms present almost limitless opportunities to develop skills useful in day to day life. Most obsessions would cause a person to turn inwards, and away from social interaction, firearms are an opposite, as they encourage social interaction, healthy competition, and ingenuity in most. The ongoing controversy relating to firearms and gun control also give reason to study politics and world events much closer, and compelling the confidence to be an active citizen, making our voices heard, and debating in depth with those who oppose us.

    So basically: Obsessed, well no, but enthusiastic support of an American tradition that is both personally and socially rewarding, well than Yes;)
     
  15. gezzer

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    Ignore, Stay High Road, Repeat chant to self, yes I am trying to be nice repeat as needed.
     
  16. shc1

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    Obsessed indeed is a pretty negative slant on any subject.
    Call it what you want, the media does.
    While not obsessed I enjoy a hobby, shooting and re-loading that teaches safety and math (to name a few) to my kids.
     
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    Obsessed??

    Obsessed?..... Obsessed.... :uhoh: ........I'm not Obsessed
     
  18. The Deer Hunter

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    I'm not obsessed with guns, they are just my hobby. Gun owners get the "your obsessed with guns" all the time because the media has alienated guns and the like from the general non gun owning public. So when a non gun owner sees a guy that has a Mossberg 500 and a couple boxes of 00 around and a guy who shoots once a week, goes hunting and has seven or eight guns they consider them obsessed.

    Look at people who work on their vintage car for example. Most people see them as just a person who works on their car. And the obsessed that goes along with working on cars isn't as 'taboo' as owning guns.

    Sure, I'm obsessed with guns, but is that a bad thing? No. Just "different" from what everyone else does.
     
  19. .cheese.

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    Yes, Yes, Yes, No, No, No
     
  20. Im283

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    I admit I am ate up with it. I love to shoot ( non- animate targets only for clarity) ! Could do it seven days a week. Sometimes I do.

    At least football is just around the corner so I will probably skip most weekends with the shooting and just stick to weekday shooting.
     
  21. bearmgc

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    Obsessed with guns? No , actually , obsessed with hunting. If I had the upper body strength to draw a bow, I'd have some of those too.
     
  22. H23gsr

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    Am I obsessed with guns? Absolutely!
     
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    Yes to all.

    Its too bad I don't have any friends other than a guy at work who's into this as big as I am.

    I am defenitly obsessed, my finincials are definitly revolving around it :D
     
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    How is this different from "obsessed" with stamp collecting?
     
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    Yes to all

    And when did owning more than 5 guns put you in the category of obsessed?

    I'm not sure there was a time since I was 14 years old (about 30 years ago) that I owned less than 5 guns. And now about 15x that....
     
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