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Why are we arming ourselves?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Roadkill, Sep 12, 2004.

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  1. Roadkill

    Roadkill Member

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    Never before in my 35 years of shooting have I had as many guns and the amount of ammo as I do now. I won't even go into it, but I just wonder why I'm building up guns and ammo. I am no survivalist or SHTFer, and I live in a very secure part of the country. I think my actions are way beyond any situation in the realm of home defense. This is serious real deal heavy duty stuff. What's up?

    rk
     
  2. Ukraine Train

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    I think you should post some pictures of the stash lol. A lot of people are afraid of losing their rights, more now than ever before. So, maybe it's kind of a preemptive act.
     
  3. buy guns

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    why do women have so many shoes?
     
  4. Mulliga

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    Remember, an anti-gunner in the Oval Office could ban importation of foreign ammo (i.e. Wolf, Sellier & Bellot, etc.). Better stock up now...

    An anti-gun Congress could ban ARs and AKs with a Kali-style law. Better stock up now...

    Lawsuits and hostile local government could limit the supply of ammo (If they pressure Wally World to stop selling ammo, for example). Better stock up now...

    :eek:
     
  5. Old Dog

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    For those of us who've been treading the face of this planet for a few years, been around the block a time or two ... perhaps it's this general sense of unease we've developed while watching our society and our culture deteriorate while things just keep getting worse and worse in other lands across the big ponds as well ... Stepping off the soapbox now.

    Maybe we're instinctively feeling that we will need what we're stockpiling ... is it rational? Perhaps not ... but isn't it interesting how animals can sense the changes in weather, before changes occur?
     
  6. Edward429451

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    A most reasonable and excellant question.

    I think the succinct answer lies in a quote from one of my all time favorite authors, Robert Heinlein:

    Whether we make it or not, the human race has got to keep up its well earned reputation for ferocity. The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle, anywhere, anytime, and with utter recklessness. If we did not learn that from the slugs, well--"Dinosaurs. move over! We are ready to become extinct!"

    (Puppet Masters)

    Extrapolate. :scrutiny:
     
  7. harpethriver

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    I agree with Buy Guns. What are you, The Imelda Marcos of the gun world?:neener: Post pics-let's see that stash you're braggin' about!:D By the way, the answer as to why is simple:because we can, and because we should. Besides, if we don't buy those guns, somebody else will-can't risk letting someone else beat you to them!:evil:
     
  8. Justin

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    Because guns are cool.

    Duh.

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  9. Dbl0Kevin

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    I have to say I keep buying more stuff just in case at some point in the future I'm unable to buy it. The biggest question I ask myself before I make a new gun purchase is "what do I want that I might not have the opportunity to get in a few years?"
     
  10. dave3006

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    I will try to give a serious answer. Even though the economy is not great right now, most of us have seen our incomes go up a factor of 2x-3x in the last 10 years. I used to earn $40K when my son was born. Now, I earn in excess of $120K. Gun prices have stayed relatively the same for many guns. Some have went up a bit.

    I think many of us have had extra money looking for somewhere to go. Some people buy stocks, real estate, ect.. We buy guns that we never used to be able to afford. We keep buying more because of the threat that we will not be able to buy more due to bad laws. Many of us are bored in our jobs and acquiring a new gun is a release. This is much better than banging the blond secretary down the hall and wrecking your family.

    In the end, it will be smart. Tangible things like guns will be the only thing of value when our economy and currency implode due to the astronomical debt that will soon overtake us.
     
  11. Standing Wolf

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    If I don't buy some more guns, I might run out. If I don't load some more ammunition, I might run short.

    I'm the same way with food, clothes, books, hard drives, et cetera.
     
  12. 2nd Amendment

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    I'm not really a SHTF'er either. I like the discussions and I can see a number of ways things could come from together but I don't "dwell" on it. OTOH I have had a feeling something is headed our way for quite a while. Don't know what and, again, I am not going to dwell on it but stockpiling items I enjoy anyway and which aren't likely to lose value certainly isn't going to hurt anything.
     
  13. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    I make more money now than before. I want more and better things. Firearms are only a small part of my acquisitions from my income.

    Besides, I consider it my duty as an American to spur the U.S. economy!

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
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    I never had a great urge to own an AR15 rifle. My FN-FAL was just fine. Once the pasted the "Assautl Weapon Ban" I became worried that was just the first step. I now have a couple of AR15's and find I enjoy them a lot. Same for anything else they want to ban.
     
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    I was into bolt guns before the AWB. In fact I never owned a SA battle rifle until a few years ago. Never paid much attention to the ban. Let my FFL go like Clinton wanted. Now I have a safe full of the darn things. Not sure where they even came from. :)
     
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    *to the tune of "Blame Canada" from south park*

    Blame William, Blame William...




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  17. joe sixpack

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    I have more than 1 fire estinquisher in my home , I have about 6 weeks of food in my house , I keep extra money in the bank as padding for not bouncing a check. All these things are saftey precautions as is tha fact of some of my guns and ammo purchases.
     
  19. Dr.Who

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    Why are we arming ourselves?

    Because we can!!!
     
  20. joey93turbo

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    Tell you the truth, the reason I own 22 guns doesn't have anything to do with 'maybe someday I won't be able to buy them'. I have guns for three reasons.

    1) I enjoy the sport of shooting.
    2) To protect myself and my family.
    3) I use guns as a means for investing money. Rarely do they appreciate but often when I find good deals I know I'll be able to get my money out of them if I ever need to. Having cash in the bank is too tempting for me to spend it. Selling a gun to finance something else, on the other hand, well I've never done that :D
     
  21. The_Antibubba

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    I'm so noble

    Every time I buy a firearm, it means one less gun in the hands of a criminal.

    The more ammo I buy, the less lead available to poison the environment.

    Yup, I'm a do-gooder, no doubt about it-and I'm happy to do my part!


    :D
     
  22. Andrew Rothman

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    I dunno. Just can't seem to stop myself. :D
     
  23. Black Majik

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    I did after I started reading this damn forum!
     
  24. Stickjockey

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    I look at it as the "hobby supply acquisition effect". Do you know anyopne who builds scale models? Take a look at their "stash" some time. There's guys out there with more unbuilt kits than finished models. It happens with any hobby; the longer you're in it, the more stuff you acquire.
     
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    economy of scale

    Two years ago Bass Pro Shop in orlando had Winchester white box for 3.88/ box 50. At 41.12 per case of 500 I bought 13,500 rounds. Seemed like a lot at the time but I have less than 9k left. Joe
     
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