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Take Two: How I've come to own a firearm

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Golden_006, Nov 4, 2009.

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How did You come to own a firearm

  1. I own an AK47/AR15. I was originally a hunter/grew up around hunting

    52 vote(s)
    26.9%
  2. I DO NOT own an AK47/AR15. I am originally a hunter/grew up around hunting

    25 vote(s)
    13.0%
  3. I own an AK/AR15. I don't hunt. It's mostly for self defense or just for fun

    62 vote(s)
    32.1%
  4. I'm non-hunter from a mostly liberal metro area. I bought the most evil gun allowed for fun & SD

    19 vote(s)
    9.8%
  5. I'm hunter from a mostly liberal metro area. I bought the most evil gun allowed for fun or SD

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  6. My only firearm is a handgun for self defense. Or a shotgun for self-defense.

    20 vote(s)
    10.4%
  7. I was turned on to firearms because I'm military/law enforcement

    12 vote(s)
    6.2%
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  1. jakk280rem

    jakk280rem Member

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    none of the above. one weekend about 5 years ago, i was out and about on a sunday. happened by a gsip and decided to take a stroll. bought my first gun there. an feg pa-63. it has been a very busy time since. i've averaged about 5 new guns a year and still havn't gotten around to an ak or ar.
     
  2. ByAnyMeans

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    I voted non-hunter from liberal area. I always owned shotguns and grew up shooting skeet. Given our area my dad figured a shotgun with long and short barrels was all he needed given the right ammo stockpiled.

    When I moved to PA I bought an AK for many reasons but when people ask about my guns it is the first I mention in my little collection. I want to piss of the anti's and open up a discussion with anyone "uninformed" or a fence-sitter.

    I'm also a non-hunter only until I can find someone to take me so hopefully that will change soon.
     
  3. ILikeLead

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    Quote from Jimmy K "WAS implies past ......how about AM
    I grew up in the Conservative South, I am a hunter and yes I watch FOX News!
    Jimmy K "

    Ditto, except my name is not Jimmy K. :)
     
  4. TexasBill

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    None of the answers fit me so I didn't vote.

    Don't own an AK/AR (have owned an AR in the past) and didn't start hunting until after I bought my first gun.

    I bought my first gun the day I was legally able to buy one because I like guns and have since I was a little boy.

    I do own an EBR (Beretta CX4 carbine) and two EBPs (Beretta PX4 Storm and FNH FNP-9). I am from a somewhat liberal metro area (Harris County went for Obama, as did almost all of Texas' major cities). I didn't buy the black guns to piss off anyone; I don't insist anyone like guns as long as they don't interfere with my enjoying them.
     
  5. Average Joe

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    none of the above.
     
  6. David E

    David E Member

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    Dally too long and you won't be able to.
     
  7. dec41971

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    I am with Ltp0wer.
     
  8. Badlander

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    I don't remember A time without guns.
     
  9. thorazine

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    Where is the because guns look cool option?! :(
     
  10. happygeek

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    Where's the "played Call of Duty WAY too much and ended up wanting a M1 Garand and a M1911" option? Honest to God, playing Call of Duty World at War made me want a 1911, which was the first gun I bought. But I didn't really get into guns until I got my first rifle, a M1A. I got the Garand later :D
     
  11. the_right_reverend

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    I was raised in the sandhill of western Nebraska on a large ranch called the Snyder Cattle Company........ I was the only kid in six miles:what: Being only 8 years old (1962) my first job was gopher and ground squirrel control

    so the boss man bought me a Remington 572 FieldMaster .22
     
  12. FROGO207

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    Started with my Gramps M1 carbine as a 4 YO.I have many dozens of firearms, I hunt, I target shoot, I own full auto, I reload, but don't own Either an AK or AR. I don't fit in the poll however.:confused: BTW I have several (read lots more than a dozen) firearms that utilize 7.62x39 or 223/5.56 NATO ammo however. :D
     
  13. JImbothefiveth

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    None of the above. I don't own an AR or the like (though I highly oppose an AWB), and didn't grow up in a hunting family. I live in a somewhat liberal area :( but it's not a metro area :)
     
  14. 22-rimfire

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    Seems you think most everyone owns AR type rifles and mostly interested in self defense or tactical applications. None of the above for me.
     
  15. Deanimator

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    I'm only a VERY occasional hunter (twice in thirty years).

    I bought an AR15 after I got death threats from neo-Nazis in usenet. I wanted something accurate with a large magazine capacity. I bought a used lower and 20" and 16" A2 uppers and assembled them. I mostly keep the 16" upper on.
     
  16. bob1st

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    I fall into the DNA category also. I don't think Texas qualifies as liberal. I've lived in E. TX. since 1960, the age of 6 when my mother moved us back to her home with my grand parents. My grandfather got his family thru the depression with a commercial trapping and fishing license, so needless to say I hunt. I bought my first .22 at age 12 with money I saved up mowing yards, the gun shop owner let me test fire it out the back door of his shop on Hwy 80, down town Longview. Although I don't have a AK or M16 I do have a SKS in a black plastic stock with a 20 rnd mag. Stripper clips work good to keep it topped off. It is only one of several fire arms I own hand guns, rifles and shot guns.

    Bob
     
  17. wrs840

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    I'm in a rural gun-friendly area, been shooting since a kid, not much of a hunter, nothing against it, just don't do it much... I suspect because I'm not patient enough to be a really-good hunter.

    I bought an AK47 because it's a historically significant firearm, and fun to shoot.

    Les
     
  18. 2TransAms

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    Odd choices. Basically I've been fascinated by firearms my whole life, and I have and shoot them because I can.

    And I don't hunt either.
     
  19. kludge

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    wow. this poll fits me less than the first one.
     
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