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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2012, 05:12:01 PM »
50 years old and have lived all over this country, including the South.  I have never seen a gun for sale in a supermarket.  Is this something they do in Poland?

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« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2012, 05:13:36 PM »
Some nice ones.
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« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2012, 05:14:48 PM »
50 years old and have lived all over this country, including the South.  I have never seen a gun for sale in a supermarket.  Is this something they do in Poland?



Where is the food?  Besides, Walmart did not start as a Supermarket, and the Walmarts in my area that started selling food stopped selling guns.  A long time ago.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2012, 05:22:51 PM »
Plenty of useful applications besides killing- there's wounding,

I always plan how to wound someone.
Sounds like you need a good psychiatrist

maiming,

"I'm a great gansta so give me your money"
Not sure how this applies to maiming.... Though with the way "gangstas" hold their guns this is about all I'd be afraid of.

warning,

"If you won't give me your money, I'll shot you"
"My gun is bigger and my aim is better, try it."

deterring,

"Don't even try to call the police"
"I won't call the ambulance for your bleeding self, then, either."

target practice,

"Look, it's still moving!"
Shooting a fallen target less than 10' away isn't target practice, try again.

stress relief,



Relieved as...
I sure hope their parents taught them how to use those guns. If they know the basics of gun safety, then yes, I am very relieved.

the aesthetic element



They disagree.
With the aftermath of violence, and not the aesthetics of a well-built gun itself? Rightly.

you're showing no imagination here.

Really?

Yep. Regurgitating hype is about as unimaginative as it gets.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2012, 05:28:37 PM »
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if Christ does and says x. And someone else does and says not x and you are ever in doubt, follow Christ.

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2012, 05:35:36 PM »
warning,

"If you won't give me your money, I'll shot you"
"My gun is bigger and my aim is better, try it."

How would you be able to get it while you had his pointed at your head? Can you teleport yourself?

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deterring,

"Don't even try to call the police"
"I won't call the ambulance for your bleeding self, then, either."

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2012, 05:51:40 PM »


. . . and let him who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.

CZ-75B, 9mm, Stainless Steel.  Slavonic Bible opened up to somewhere in Luke.  I don't read Slavonic.  But I have punched a lot of holes in cardboard MilPark targets with that CZ.  Thousands of them.  This CZ is one of my favorite military pistols, and Luke is my favorite of the Synoptic Gospels. 
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2012, 05:53:41 PM »
I think I tend to agree with Michal on this one. I fully understand the willingness to protect one's family and yourself but all this about having so many firearms in your house just sounds a little too much. Of course I can't know which situation each individual person finds himself in but couldn't it be possible to use a less dangerous method?

Maybe it's just me.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2012, 05:57:58 PM »
CZ-75B, 9mm, Stainless Steel.  Slavonic Bible opened up to somewhere in Luke.

That picture is not just stupid, but blasphemous and sacrilegious.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2012, 05:58:34 PM »
warning,

"If you won't give me your money, I'll shot you"
"My gun is bigger and my aim is better, try it."

How would you be able to get it while you had his pointed at your head? Can you teleport yourself?
If somebody manages to sneak up on me with a gun pointed at my head he deserves the money.

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"Don't even try to call the police"
"I won't call the ambulance for your bleeding self, then, either."


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The difference being that the injured man in the "Good Samiritan" parable was the victim of thieves (I guess they had guns, too?) and not the thief himself. You'd be better off with an icon of the repentant thief at the crucifixion to prove your point.

I'll make this simple- I don't own a gun and don't have anything worth shooting someone else over. I personally think guns are a coward's weapon.

That said, guns are a reality, the train on the anti-gun movement left the station around the invention of gun powder. To prevent law-abiding citizens from owning weapons leaves them open to victimization from criminals. Banning guns doesn't stop the black-market on weapons, and even if we managed to invent a time-machine and prevent the invention of gun-powder we'd still be having this argument over the bow and arrow and swords. People have a right to defend themselves, and in this country they have the right to do so with fire-arms, instead of leaving themselves open to anyone who disrespects all lawful authority and individual rights to property and life by choosing to behave criminally. I do not judge people for exercising the human impulse of self-defense through the ownership and use of guns, especially people with wives and children to protect.

Also, I do find guns to be aesthetically appealing- a well-made tool is always beautiful, no matter what the intent behind its creation. Thus, I like the pictures on this thread, even though I have no intent of ever using one of the objects depicted here. You can choose to find this thread appalling, if you wish, I would find a world in which this thread was not allowed to exist because only the military and criminals have guns even more so.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2012, 05:58:58 PM »
warning,

"If you won't give me your money, I'll shot you"
"My gun is bigger and my aim is better, try it."

How would you be able to get it while you had his pointed at your head? Can you teleport yourself?

Well, unlike some of the rabbit people here, I don't have to get it because it is already on me.  And because I take my own and my families defense seriously enough to not rely on someone else to be a man for me if they are attacked, I have also been trained well enough to make sure that they do not get to theirs first.  Situational awareness and all that.

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If only he would have had a gun.  
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2012, 06:06:52 PM »
CZ-75B, 9mm, Stainless Steel.  Slavonic Bible opened up to somewhere in Luke.

That picture is not just stupid, but blasphemous and sacrilegious.

Where I was raised, having a Bible and a means to defend your right to read it are held on almost an equal footing.  Being too much of a coward to defend that right, and the family that God gives you, is what is blasphemous and sacrilegious.  Not all of us need our governments to do our fighting and thinking for us.  In any case, thank you for your opinion.  Perhaps if as a moderator, who should know better, you would have respected the title of this thread instead of interjecting your hoplophobic commentary, some of us would not find it necessary to express ours.  There was another thread out there for commentary, this one is for pictures.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2012, 06:08:05 PM »


. . . and let him who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.

 

For some reason, I don't think that was what Christ meant. Afterall he also said,


"for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword"
(Matthew 26:52, King James Version)

Mind you that I don't think that you are wrong for trying to protect your family, I just thought that the quote was a little misleading.

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2012, 06:14:15 PM »
CZ-75B, 9mm, Stainless Steel.  Slavonic Bible opened up to somewhere in Luke.

That picture is not just stupid, but blasphemous and sacrilegious.

Where I was raised, having a Bible and a means to defend your right to read it are held on almost an equal footing.  Being too much of a coward to defend that right, and the family that God gives you, is what is blasphemous and sacrilegious.  Not all of us need our governments to do our fighting and thinking for us.  In any case, thank you for your opinion.  Perhaps if as a moderator, who should know better, you would have respected the title of this thread instead of interjecting your hoplophobic commentary, some of us would not find it necessary to express ours.  There was another thread out there for commentary, this one is for pictures.

You put a tool of murder above the Word of God.

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2012, 06:41:03 PM »
As guns have hundreds of useful applications besides killing such as...

OK, there is one: penile prosthesises.

And women gun owners are......????
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2012, 06:42:40 PM »
It looks like women don't have any sane reasons to own guns.

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2012, 06:46:14 PM »
It looks like women don't have any sane reasons to own guns.

Some people like to compete in shooting. 
It's also an Olympic sport.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2012, 06:50:04 PM »
"Excuse me, person breaking into my house, while I run down to the bank, wait for it to open, and get my guns out of the safety deposit box. Oh, I see while I was talking you have already shot me. Carry on, then."

If it hadn't been allowed for anyone to buy guns in a supermarket no one would be shot.

criminals will always find ways to obtain firearms...not sure where a person can buy a gun in a supermarket though...

Walmart.

Now to both- Ortho-cat is indeed right. Most criminals do not obtain their guns through legal channels. The few legally-bought firearms that are used in crimes (where the person who bought the gun is the offender, not a legally-sold gun that is then obtained through illegal means such as theft) are usually used in "crimes of passion" where any handy weapon- even the human hand- will do.

oh, they don't sell them at our walmarts. besides, when they did a while back, they were just hunting rifles...no pistols, which are by far the most common firearm used in assaults/robberies/etc.

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2012, 06:51:54 PM »
It looks like women don't have any sane reasons to own guns.

Some people like to compete in shooting. 
It's also an Olympic sport.

Do they use automatic rifles?
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2012, 06:55:36 PM »
It looks like women don't have any sane reasons to own guns.

Some people like to compete in shooting. 
It's also an Olympic sport.

Do they use automatic rifles?

Is that what you have an issue with?  Full automatic??

And NO, it's semi automatic.  One pull, one shot.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2012, 07:14:46 PM »
It looks like women don't have any sane reasons to own guns.

Some people like to compete in shooting.  
It's also an Olympic sport.

Do they use automatic rifles?

Is that what you have an issue with?  Full automatic??

And NO, it's semi automatic.  One pull, one shot.

Seeing as how the only picture we have on this thread that we can be sure is full automatic is one posted by an actual soldier, who has good reason to use full automatics, I think we can correctly infer that automatic weapons are a red-herring, and it's guns in general our friend has issue with.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2012, 07:25:09 PM »
can we go back to pics plz? ;)

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2012, 07:33:37 PM »
Sure, when I can figure out how to put an image in here from off my computer.

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« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2012, 08:40:28 PM »
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« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2012, 08:52:12 PM »


It took me a dozen attempts but I figured this thing out.  There's my home defense device. 
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« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2012, 09:23:20 PM »
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« Reply #72 on: January 22, 2012, 09:34:16 PM »
No t a big pic taker, but I will tell you that right now I have a 12 gauge Mossberg pump shotgun. In  past I have owned a 10/22 Ruger (.22 rifle), a Taurus 82 (.38 revolver) and a Charles Daly .45  1911; largely at different times.
I may or may not buy a pistol again, but as I am not a deer hunter, will probably not get another rifle; have hunted birds with shotgun, though.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2012, 03:54:26 AM »
CZ-75B, 9mm, Stainless Steel.  Slavonic Bible opened up to somewhere in Luke.

That picture is not just stupid, but blasphemous and sacrilegious.

I agree.  You were correct from the start.  This is sick.   

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« Reply #74 on: January 23, 2012, 04:58:15 AM »


 I didn't ask what your opinions about guns are, I asked everyone who owns one to show them off.  If you don't like guns, that's fine, but keep your whiny Euro-trash opinions to yourself, boy.
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« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2012, 04:59:12 AM »
I didn't ask what your opinions about guns are, I asked everyone who owns one to show them off.  If you don't like guns, that's fine, but keep your whiny Euro-trash opinions to yourself, boy.

Why not to start a thread with penises' pictures?

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« Reply #76 on: January 23, 2012, 05:13:03 AM »


 I didn't ask what your opinions about guns are, I asked everyone who owns one to show them off.  If you don't like guns, that's fine, but keep your whiny Euro-trash opinions to yourself, boy.

So disagreeing with something is now forbidden on a forum?   

For me at least, it isn't guns that I find so disturbing it is the display of them.  I know several people here who hunt, fish and use their various weapons responsibly.  They don't have their children pose with guns.  They don't photograph them on top of the Holy Scriptures.  They use them appropriately and then keep them locked up and out of sight at home.  There is no culture of glorifying them here.  I agree with Pan Michał here - the American style worship of guns is some sort of machismo thing and has nothing to do with practicality. 

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2012, 06:40:41 AM »


 I didn't ask what your opinions about guns are, I asked everyone who owns one to show them off.  If you don't like guns, that's fine, but keep your whiny Euro-trash opinions to yourself, boy.

So disagreeing with something is now forbidden on a forum?   

For me at least, it isn't guns that I find so disturbing it is the display of them.  I know several people here who hunt, fish and use their various weapons responsibly.  They don't have their children pose with guns.  They don't photograph them on top of the Holy Scriptures.  They use them appropriately and then keep them locked up and out of sight at home.  There is no culture of glorifying them here.  I agree with Pan Michał here - the American style worship of guns is some sort of machismo thing and has nothing to do with practicality. 

Now, now! Not all of us American males need a firearm to be secure in our masculinity.
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« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2012, 06:58:13 AM »
Wow and I thought I was worried when a Southern Baptist proclaims fire and brimstone, watch out for those Orthodox!

I'd like to own a sawed off personally but...
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #79 on: January 23, 2012, 07:06:35 AM »
whiny Euro-trash opinions to yourself, boy.

"Euro-trash opinions"? You know, there is 50 different and indebendent states in Europe. I doubt that disagreeing with US policy on firearms could be considered as "European". :)

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« Reply #80 on: January 23, 2012, 07:15:28 AM »
but keep your whiny Euro-trash opinions to yourself, boy.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #81 on: January 23, 2012, 09:09:44 AM »


 I didn't ask what your opinions about guns are, I asked everyone who owns one to show them off.  If you don't like guns, that's fine, but keep your whiny Euro-trash opinions to yourself, boy.

So disagreeing with something is now forbidden on a forum?   

For me at least, it isn't guns that I find so disturbing it is the display of them.  I know several people here who hunt, fish and use their various weapons responsibly.  They don't have their children pose with guns.  They don't photograph them on top of the Holy Scriptures.  They use them appropriately and then keep them locked up and out of sight at home.  There is no culture of glorifying them here.  I agree with Pan Michał here - the American style worship of guns is some sort of machismo thing and has nothing to do with practicality. 

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #82 on: January 23, 2012, 09:48:48 AM »
It looks like women don't have any sane reasons to own guns.

How about self defense? In the long run owning a fire arm can be cheaper than learning a self defense system that can take years to master to proper effiecency. Most rapists prey on women who are weaker than them, or at least appear to be weaker. I would rather my wife put two in the chest and one in the head of any attacker than leave my daughter with out a mother.
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« Reply #83 on: January 23, 2012, 09:55:57 AM »
What is a chance that the attacker before attacking your wife will give her some time to:
a) take a gun from the place she keeps it
b) point it at him and shoot
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #84 on: January 23, 2012, 10:01:59 AM »
I didn't ask what your opinions about guns are, I asked everyone who owns one to show them off.  If you don't like guns, that's fine, but keep your whiny Euro-trash opinions to yourself, boy.

Why not to start a thread with penises' pictures?

Why not?  You've mentioned them at least a couple times.  I'd suggest you start off with the Iceland Phallological Museum. 
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #85 on: January 23, 2012, 10:38:54 AM »
I didn't ask what your opinions about guns are, I asked everyone who owns one to show them off.  If you don't like guns, that's fine, but keep your whiny Euro-trash opinions to yourself, boy.

Why not to start a thread with penises' pictures?

Why not?  You've mentioned them at least a couple times.  I'd suggest you start off with the Iceland Phallological Museum. 

ROFL. They have museum on penises and a lesbian as a prime minister. Gotta love that country.

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #86 on: January 23, 2012, 11:42:48 AM »
I knew I had gone really Far Left when I joined the NRA.

Saving up for this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=OYCXcZcAs5A
Your idea has been debunked 1000 times already.. Maybe 1001 will be the charm

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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #87 on: January 23, 2012, 11:50:14 AM »
It looks like women don't have any sane reasons to own guns.

How about self defense? In the long run owning a fire arm can be cheaper than learning a self defense system that can take years to master to proper effiecency. Most rapists prey on women who are weaker than them, or at least appear to be weaker. I would rather my wife put two in the chest and one in the head of any attacker than leave my daughter with out a mother.

 I wonder about that. I think it is very very very hard to kill someone. You really have to be pretty hard to take the top of someones head off. I think a normal person without military training would hesitate. Then the gun is taken away from her and there is hell to pay.. i really don't know. Just speculating.

If someone takes Karate they are made to be relaxed about hitting someone and being hit. It takes years of training. I think a Woman with Karate training stands better chance.

It's not the ability to fire a weapon that counts, it's what's in your head during an emergency that will determine your outcome
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #88 on: January 23, 2012, 12:17:15 PM »
I knew I had gone really Far Left when I joined the NRA.

Saving up for this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=OYCXcZcAs5A

Were you one of the crewmen?  I helped man an 1812 era ~6 pndr once up at Fort Atkinson north of town here.
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Re: Show off your Guns!
« Reply #89 on: January 23, 2012, 12:24:26 PM »


Amen brother.   I really like your weapon.
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