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What would make you give up your guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Black92LX, May 25, 2004.

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  1. Black92LX

    Black92LX Member

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    I seem to get this everytime i have a conversation with a person that doesn't quite understand why i am so passionate about guns. not necissarily an anti either.

    My answer is always the same. NOTHING!

    This answer usually tends to shock them. They then blurt out well what if your child shot and killed themself or was shot and killed by someone else.

    My answer is still No because a firearm is a tool and like every other tool in the world when used imporperly can cause injury and death. They usually sit quietly. That's when it's time to ask my question. If your child was killed in a car accident would you sell your car?

    That's what i thought.
     
  2. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I'll give up my guns when I die. They're to be sold, and the proceeds evenly divided between the NRA and the GOA.
     
  3. ny32182

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    I've never had that conversation, but thats exactly what I would say.
     
  4. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    I'd give up guns if I could upgrade to even better weapons...and under no other conditions. "You can have my gun after I pry a better one from an enemy casualty" ;)
     
  5. Steelharp

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    My untimely demise...

    ... or a ridiculous financial offer that would allow me to restock AND have money in my pocket.

    Mikey D...
     
  6. ExtremeDooty

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    What if somebody shoots your child while you stand there empty handed?:rolleyes:

    I'm still trying to think of a reason that would cause me to willingly give up my guns.
     
  7. CrudeGT

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    I hope I would have the honor and presence of mind to give them up if I ever become non compos mentis through age or disease. I will arrange for them to go to my son and daughter at that time.
     
  9. Kamicosmos

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    I say Nothing like everyone else here.

    Then I think back to my flying days, when a 'not-so-close' friend of mine crashed flying 'my' plane and died. I haven't really flown much since, no real desire to.

    I'm not saying a traumatic event involving a gun would have the same effect, but it's hard to predict that sort of thing, as I found out in flying.

    As far as any other reasons, like a forced turn in by the gov, then I still say NO!

    Edited to add: I guess what I'm saying is: even if I gave up my RKBA for some reason, I would still be a strong Supporter of the 2nd A for everyone else.
     
  10. Jac

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    I don't remember where this comes from but:

    "Someone, someday might kill you with your own gun... make sure they have to beat you to death with it."

    That's my philosophy; if I give up my guns, they'll be emptied against a superior force first.:evil:
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Give me a WW II fighter, preferably a Spitfire or a personalized M-2 Abrams. Maybe I'll settle for a Bradley with a chain gun. I'd definitely give up guns if I was given a loaded Iowa class battleship. I'd rent the ship out for junta rulers who'd want to take over some island. :p
     
  12. M2 Carbine

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    Friends will get them when I die or maybe shortly before.:)
     
  13. one45auto

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    In a word, nothing - because as far as I am concerned if my firearms go, the rest of my freedoms will soon follow and I have absolutely no intention of surrendering any of my God-given liberties.
     
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    Perhaps Death, [​IMG] [MontyPython woman voice] It's a Mr. Death, something about a reaping..[/Monty Python woman voice], but I might hang on like in the above pic....but probably not to a Glock.;)
     
  15. MaceWindu

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    I'll give up my guns...

    . ......when I am standing in a pile of hot brass around my feet, my barrels are all smoking hot from continuous fire, I've taken all the hostiles with me that I could get in my sights and I am standing there bleedin bad....


    MaceWindu
     
  16. gp59

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    I also will not give up my right to protect my family or myself with the best tool currently available to me which is the good old gun. until they come out with a phaser laser or what ever you what to call them the gun is still the best choice for self preservation. It's a proven fact that the cops can't be in a 1000 places at once to protect every single person. thats why I came up with my Sig line ( I would rather be ready to defend my family or myself then someones after the fact paperwork!

    :scrutiny: :scrutiny: :cool:
     
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    Some here may remember my thread about my best friend(whom I was closer to than my family, and had know since jr. high) from TFL days.

    Here's the short version: He committed suicide with his carry weapon. It's still tough on me at times, and it's been a few years ago now. Maybe I'm just weird or callous, but he did it the gun was only a tool. In fact his widow, who has now remarried, has her CCW permit, and so does her husband. We go shooting together once in a while.

    So I guess you could say for me, well just look at the picture CrudeGT posted, that sums it up nicely.
     
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    When I see the pearly gates!
     
  20. Wedge

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    Looks like I am never giving mine up! :evil:
     
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    Tons and Tons of money. Then I can go out and rebuy better specimens. :D
     
  22. Black92LX

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    So when we get there do we have access to guns from all time? And do we have to get a permit of some sort?
     
  23. Tamara

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    Rigor mortis. :scrutiny:
     
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    God-like Powers.
     
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    Thats a great pic Crude. I think I might borrow that from you.
     
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