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Were your parents Anti or no?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gunNoob, Apr 18, 2008.

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What were your parents?

  1. Anti all the way

    103 vote(s)
    15.2%
  2. Neutral

    156 vote(s)
    23.0%
  3. Pro gun but never owned

    68 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. Pro gun and owned

    395 vote(s)
    58.3%
  5. HUGO

    9 vote(s)
    1.3%
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  1. gunNoob

    gunNoob Member

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    What were your parents?

    My mom is anti but since I bought my guns, she is more neutral than anti now.

    Dad was Army but never owned a gun. I'd say he is neutral when it's not Military weapons.

    poll soon.
     
  2. Ltlabner

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    My mom hates guns, but never said I couldn't have one. I had tons of the early 1980's very accurate toy guns and she never got all worked up about it.

    Now, she knows I CCW and doesn't say a word about it. She's asked some questions about it, but never gone all anti about it. Bascially, she doesn't like them, but she's not going to try to impose her will on someone else.

    My father just doesn't care one way or another.
     
  3. igpoobah

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    Someone will ask, might as well be me. What is HUGO?
     
  4. Eric F

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    dad is and always will be pro gun but Mom started out that way and now is a flamming anti gun liberal I have no clue what has happened in the past 20 years to make her that way??
     
  5. gunNoob

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    ^It's an admin from another forum I frequent and everyone uses him as a poll option, haha.
     
  6. jackstinson

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    Since the poll answers assume BOTH parents agreed on one thing, I could not respond to it.
    My mom disliked guns. My dad owned several long guns & handguns and was an avid hunter. Unfortunately, I didn't see him after I was 8 years old. I never got the benefit of his firearm knowledge.
    However, my mom gave me my first firearm (Savage 22/410) when I was 12, she wasn't totally against them.
    BTW- My mom was an "auntie" to my cousins....does that count?
    Jack

    Here is my dad and his brother long ago.....
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  7. Dope

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    My mother is anti. Didn't even like me having toy squirt guns as a kid.

    My father is neutral.

    Dope
     
  8. SaxonPig

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    This is my dad in 1951 shooting his 1st generation Colt SAA by the side of the road somewhere in Missouri.

    Mom is 81 and still keeps a loaded S&W Model 10 with a 5" barrel in the night stand.


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    BTW-What's HUGO?
     
  9. Sato Ord

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    I remember my parents filling out a homeowners insurance form when I was eight, and they had to list all of the guns if they wanted them covered.

    I won't bore you with the details about the insurance agent's reaction.

    The final count, 42 rifles, 9 pistols, 6 shotguns in the smokeless category. 5 pistols, and 3 rifles in the black powder category. Not to mention all of the reloading gear that went along for the ride.

    We lived in Falls Church, Virginia on at the time in a section called Tyler Park, right next door to the Episcopal Church, just behind the little league ball field.
     
  10. Deanimator

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    My mother was obnoxiously anti-gun until somebody hit her upside the head and took her purse. Then she had to have a gun... too bad she lived in Apartheid Chicago.

    When I told her I planned to get my CCW, she said she didn't want me to carry a gun. I asked her, "So, you're planning to follow me wherever I go and throw yourself between me and somebody who'd maim or kill me?" End of discussion...
     
  11. gunNoob

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    I made it multiple choice just in case your parents were different. Feel free to select 2 options. HUGO is just a joke from another forum :)
     
  12. Chipperman

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    Both parents were pretty pro-gun, although neither were shooters. I grew up with guns in the house, but I was the only one who ever used them.
     
  13. jdc1244

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    My mother’s family are passionate shotgunners. My father was military and has a few revolvers and a 336 I’d like to get my hands on someday. :evil:
     
  14. rady8um

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    Mom and Dad both pro gun and both own.

    Dad a little less these days since I confiscated his stainless .357 service revolver.......and his BUG, a stainless .38 snub.........and his Vietnam era, built from parts, 1911..........and his 300 Savage that he bought new in 1969(?)......and his single shot .22 rifle.........and his.....no, that's it. He won't let me anywhere near the rest of them. I wonder why?:p
     
  15. Sniper X

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    Mom was nuetral but leaned toward positive on ownership. Especially after I started doing firearms training videos and making more money than I was in the Army! She never owned a gun herself, but assisted me in getting my first three at 9 10 and 19. Dad was cool about guns till he got back from Viet Nam the fourth tour, then he was probably anti as he became a liberal.
     
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    Anti and they have both been converted.
     
  17. brokencowboy

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    Mom was a shooter

    My mom was a very good shot with a rifle; used it often at our west Texas home to keep snakes & other varments away. She didn't care much for handguns, but did give me my late father's pistol when I turned 16.
     
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    Whats HUGO?
     
  19. jackmead

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    Neutral but every time an anti-gun poll came out mom would start on the anti-gun side until her dad saved me.
     
  20. possum

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    pro gun and owned them, i was raised around guns all my life, and i really on't remember a time when i didn't have a gun around.
     
  21. Cliff47

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    Dad had had his fill during WWII in the Pacific. Mom just didn't care to know there were any in the house.
     
  22. frankie_the_yankee

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    My parents never let me have a bb gun or a 22 like many of my friends had. Even growing up in a metro area in the Northeast, it wasn't uncommon for kids to go to the city dump (there was such a place in those days) and plink at rats.

    My dad had a 32ACP Colt pistol of some type but he never used it and as far as I knew didn't even have any ammo for it. Before I was born he had a retail business and I think he kept it around for protection at the time. I never knew what happened to it. I think my mom threw it away at some point, because when we moved I made it a point to sift through everything that was being packed up - and no Colt turned up.

    Of course on my 21st birthday, the first thing I did was to go to a local gun shop and buy a Colt 38 spl Police model revolver. Mostly just because I could. This led to my "discovery" that shooting could be a lot of fun, along with a new awareness of just how badly our constitutional rights (in the Northeast) had been eroded away through the years.
     
  23. MarcusWendt

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    My stepmother is VERY anti. My father is neutral/pro gun. He's only neutral when mom is around. He's pro when she's not. He's a smart guy. It's not all the important to him.

    If they knew I was teaching their only grandchild to shoot, my SM would be highly pissed.

    It can be tough talking guns or politics with my parents. Mom is a flaming liberal and dad is a hardcore right winger. I'm in between.
     
  24. cpttango30

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    I had a crazy family. My dad grew up in Kansas right after the depression. SO they had firearms they were tools. That is the way my dad treats them. He only ever owned one that was his fathers and is now mine.

    My stepmom thinks they all should be takens chopped up and turned into something more useful.

    My mom and stepdad are progun my mom is more of the I don't care types and my stepdad is a full blown gun nut like myself.
     
  25. Rugerlvr

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    I need a category for Neutral but owned. Until the age of 13, my mom was a Marine Corps brat. (Unfortunately my grandpa, the Colonel, died of scarlet fever while on active duty.) So my mom used to shoot on base ranges. I think after he died, and she and her mom & brother moved back to Utah from Quantico, she never had any interest in guns. My dad wasn't a gun guy, but was never averse, and in about 1980 we were threatened with violence while on a camping trip. He bought a handgun shortly thereafter, and we were never without it while camping again. He eventually acquired some .22 rifles, and we would go off shooting while we were out camping. One of my dad's best friends was very pro-gun, a classic "gun nut" if you'll pardon the expression. He and my dad used to go the rounds about guns, with my dad being more amenable to some kinds of gun control, and his friend being a 2A absolutist. My dad's friend died about six years ago.

    They're still kinda neutral, but now that they're getting older, I think my dad's kinda interested in concealed carry, so that he can carry a gun while they're on road trips. He's concerned about car-jacking. He feels like he's growing a target on his back as he gets older, and has nice cars.
     
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