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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Unknown777, Mar 3, 2011.

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  1. Unknown777

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    My dad is really DUMB. Not anti-gun, but stupid. He owns an SKS, but he sold it to his dad because he feared the CA assault weapons ban made it illegal. Insead of RESEARCHING the answer to this question, which would take 2 minutes. HIS SKS is legal, as it does not have a detachable magazine. I told him about this, and he said that "Well, a gun in the house is more likely to kill a resident of the house than a criminal. Also, your friends might get it when they come over." I fear his stupidity may cost me my life. He thinks he can "Take care of." any intruder with a metal pipe he has. I am not trying to say that a pipe vs an intruder will not win, but there are other factors: The pipe is in the closet near his bed, not easily accessible. (He fears if it is out in the open, someone will "get hurt.") And not to be stereotypical, but my dad is a 50 year old guy. Not as many 50 year olds break into houses as people of younger ages. Also, my dad is a very low-energy guy, and it takes him about 1 minute to get out of bed. I think he has a general fear of weapons, as he fights with me whenever I want to buy a folding knife. He made a rule that fixed blades are prohibited in his house. (Is he trying to make his house into a mini-California? :what:)

    Now, what do you guys reccomend to get him back into guns? I know there's a lot of info in there, but it all is important. Thanks.
     
  2. Robert

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    First off stop think that he is stupid or dumb. He is your father and that at least earns more respect than calling him stupid. It would be better to change your mindset to one of him being misguided.
    Where do you live?
    As terrible as it may be, it is his house and his rules. He can be as arbitrary and misguided as he wants. All you can do is present him with facts and try and educate him.
     
  3. Unknown777

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    Alright, you are correct i should not call him stupid. However, his kitchen knives are "fixed blades." He justifies me not being allowed to buy fixed blades by saying they are "More dangerous than kitchen knives."
     
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    I'm a father myself.

    I would try to gain his respect enough that he would listen to my point of view which I would be able to back up with facts that I could produce.

    I would start by 1st not calling him stupid. If I couldnt muster up enough respect for him not to call him stupid... I would move out of his house.
     
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    ...I'll be honest, this post kinda pissed me off. You show such a complete lack of respect for your father that it is embarrassing. It was HIS SKS after all.
    Second, "I fear his stupidity may cost me my life"? :eek: Don't you think that that might be...just a TAD dramatic? :) . If the area of California you live in is as big of a politically correct "sheeple" pen as you have painted it to be in your other threads, then it would seem you have nothing to fear :D

    Honestly, your father's views are his own. It is his prerogative if he doesn't like guns or knives-you are welcome to try to change him, but it might not be that he is "stupid" or "dumb", or even misguided. Am I misguided because I don't like people who ride around on obnoxious motorcycles with the handlebars above their head?
     
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    When you have the money to support yourself you won't have to worry about it. Until then don't fight with him. It only creates conflict between the two of you that makes it only more likely to polarize his attitudes.

    Unless you live in a very bad neighborhood it is pretty much fantasy to worry about home invasion unless you or your father are or associate with criminals.
     
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    His kitchen knives serve a useful purpose though, its a bad comparison.
     
  8. Unknown777

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    So something you can use to protect yourself does not "serve a useful purpose"?
     
  9. Cal-gun Fan

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    Realistically, is an 8th grader going to need or be able to protect himself from an armed assailant with a knife?

    Having to protect yourself from an assailant has a very low chance of happening. Whereas a kitchen knife is a necessity.
     
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    Show your father the respect he deserves.
     
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