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RosesThorns RosesThorns
Do you have guns? Do you even like them?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I have no issues with guns
72
I think they should be banned
22
I have a gun(s)
30
I dont own one currently
56
I will never own a gun
31
I carry daily
4
Total votes: 215 (128 voters)
Poll is closed
11/18/2010
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RosesThorns RosesThorns
I have no issues with guns, as long as people follow basic gun safety. I will own a gun and do plan to conceal carry.
11/18/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I have a 12ga shot gun, the wife has a 22 pistol, my kids have a 22 rifle. We all have had hunter safety classes and gun safety classes. My daughter and I also have archery equipment and archery safety classes under our belts. My kids know more about gun safety than most gun owners. haha

We live in the country so that is a big part of it, ya know, bears, wolfs and cougars. We also live off the land as much as possible. (sorry if that offends anyone)

I have no real reason to conceal carry but would if the need arose.
11/18/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I don't have one as of right now, but I just got my permit application a couple weeks ago. I live in NJ and the gun laws are incredibly stringent here so it can take a few months to go through, and then about 6 months for a handgun permit after that. There's been talk lately of the state changing the laws to allow people to carry a firearm but nothing's gone through yet.
11/18/2010
SexyTabby SexyTabby
I own several types as well as hubby and our boys both have a 20ga and a 410. We are also hunters so have other weapons too. We live on several acres of trees so have lots of wildlife. Guns are for both hunting food and protection. They are handled responsibly and never left laying around. Definitely not treated like toys and anyone coming into our home knows it.
11/18/2010
gone77 gone77
I'm a proponent of the Second Amendment, so I have no issues with guns. I don't currently own one, but I might own one some day.
11/18/2010
Sebmissive Sebmissive
I grew up around guns. I've been going to the range with my dad since I was 12. I'm a really good shot, not to brag. But I can't wait until I'm 21 so I can carry a handgun.
11/18/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
Quote:
Originally posted by gone77
I'm a proponent of the Second Amendment, so I have no issues with guns. I don't currently own one, but I might own one some day.
I should just copy and paste what your answer because it is just what I wanted to say.
11/18/2010
usmcwife99 usmcwife99
Ime packing wenever ime not at work.....need I say more
11/18/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I don't think guns should be banned, but I do wish that there were more regulations on weaponry in the United States. As an example, I'd like to see a required weapons safety/training class when they owners/buyers apply for their first weapons permit. I understand that in some states this might be a little unnecessary (hunting states) where a larger number of people are raised to learn the safe way to use and maintain a weapon, but I think that in other states where weapons are purchased for safety / protection usage rather than recreational, that it would be beneficial.
11/18/2010
meganthomas meganthomas
I can't say that I have NO issues with guns, because it's just that they scare me a little (since I've barely ever been around any, ever)- but thats really my problem and not the gun's fault. I don't think they should be banned, I don't have a gun, but I can't say that I will never own one either, because I don't know that. If I ever feel like I need one, I'll get one- and if I don't, I won't. But who knows which one it will be. Clearly, I don't carry daily. Really, the only accurate answer for me is that I don't currently own one.
11/18/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I'm definitely moderate on the issue. I definitely don't think they should be banned and believe in the 2nd amendment. (Besides, I feel they'd be more of a threat if they became a hot illegal commodity.) But I also think there's nothing wrong with some good, solid regulation and control. Anyone who owns a weapon should be held to a standard of safety and precaution, like locking them away securely in your home especially if you have children. I think if I ever live alone again, I will definitely look into owning one. As a military brat, guns definitely don't freak me out.
11/18/2010
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I can safely say that as many vibes and toys we have in the house, we have twice as many guns and knives. In fact, there's a grenade that my father gave me (de-activated) right next to our wedding candle on our dresser. Haha...
11/18/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
I don't own one, I never intend to own one and thank god that I live in a country where they are only legal if you have a licence and reason to own one.

It's damn rare for someone to get shot in Australia. It happens, but it's pretty damn rare and Im yet to hear of any kids taking a gun to school.

You can call me what you want, but I just don't understand America's (stereotypical ) attitude towards guns.
11/18/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm a proponent of hunting. I'm against laws that take guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens...but I'm not worried about the regular hunter accidentally shooting me.

However, I am VERY much against anyone living in the city having a gun in public who isn't a police officer. I would love to see "gangstas" fight in the street with swords and other medieval weapons instead of 9mm, Saturday Night Specials (do they use them still?), etc. "Thug jousting"...think about it.

My dad carries a little 9mm thing to demonstrate his 2nd Amendment. However, my parents live out in the middle of nowhere and the largest city he really goes to has about 18k people. Totally not needed when driving a large diesel liquid cargo truck.

One thing I learned from a security job: If an idiot has a gun, they WILL find a way to use it.
11/18/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I don't think guns should be banned, but I do wish that there were more regulations on weaponry in the United States. As an example, I'd like to see a required weapons safety/training class when they owners/buyers apply for their first ...
This is similar to what is required in Australia. All owners must be licensed Also all guns and ammunition must be locked away separately with different keys.

Obviously there are illegal guns around, but it's pretty rare as the restrictions and implications if your found with an un licensed gun are pretty hefty
11/18/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I do not currently own a gun, but will soon, when I get my card. My job will also allow me to carry a weapon to and from work and while in the commission of work duties.

I have a problem with gun control. You control the guns and all you are doing is taking them away from the good people who have a fucking right to protect themselves. Criminals will get guns no matter what, just like everything else that is banned.
11/18/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
I don't like guns in general unless its authority so I will never own one, but as long as people do what they are supposed to I don't care.
11/19/2010
Kimbertrees Kimbertrees
I have no issues with guns, and personally feel safer with at least three in the house at all times.
11/19/2010
wolf's lil red temptation wolf's lil red temptation
I've lived with guns my whole life and have felt safer because of them. At my parent's house, which is a 200 acre farm with subdivisions on either side, we have guns all over the house like near each door area and in halls and such. We've had issues on our road with drunk people crashing their cars on our property, a home invasion and even a had an incident where a gang brought a car down the main road we live off of and strip it. So you can bet we keep ourselves ready for anything. My younger brother so far is the best shooter in the family. hahaha

In a situation like when I got scared in a hotel we stayed in because I heard what sounded like someone trying to get into the room but turned out it was just the wind and the ice machine,I was seriously wishing my Fiance had brought his gun, (which he has a conceal carry for), because I wanted to feel safer especially if I think someone is trying to get to me. Seriously there are some crazy people out there especially in the VA/MD/DC area, as well as the rest of the world. So we practice shooting as much as we can, to which the joke is that no one should piss me off, because I hit it almost on spot without trying ( i think its just luck but we wont tell them that.) Once I get some money saved up I plan on getting my permit to conceal carry and get my own gun. And I was recently informed that once we get our own place, my fiance is set on getting an assault riffle for the bedroom, for protection of course. But I think that has more to do with his military college and having a gun in his room all the time even if it is without the firing pin, the idea is still there.

I feel like if you have a problem with guns then don't get one, and if you do have one learn how to use it and maintain it legally. As the bumper sticker says "gun control is using both hands."
11/19/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I don't know how I feel about guns except that they should be used for hunting and should be locked up so kids can't use them.

If I lived in a scary neighborhood, perhaps I would get a gun but I find them so scary when used for something other than hunting. Hunting has the intention of killing an animal for feeding onself and the family. Having a gun for safety is good I guess but I don't feel as comfortable with using guns for that prupose.
11/19/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Love Buzz
I don't own one, I never intend to own one and thank god that I live in a country where they are only legal if you have a licence and reason to own one.

It's damn rare for someone to get shot in Australia. It happens, but it's ...
I second that - glad I live in a gun safe country. I like our gun laws.

I HATE guns!!!
11/19/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I have a State pistol "license to carry permit". I took an extensive training course first. Funny thing; when I demonstrated what a good shot I was, the police dept asked if I was interested in being a cop? I said "no" as I don't want to wear gabardine.
11/19/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Guns are a fact of life, I don't own one and never have - but I don't have any issues with those that do.

If you live in a circumstance where you need one for person safety (I don't), you should take all of the requisite safety classes and practice frequently enough to be proficient. If you are into the sport - it's likely you already do the safety training and practice.
11/19/2010
SexyTabby SexyTabby
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I second that - glad I live in a gun safe country. I like our gun laws.

I HATE guns!!!
Not sure how Australia works licenses.

The problem isn't really with the guns it's with the people using them illegally. I don't like handguns personally and it makes me nervous seeing how many either carry or want to carry them - seems like an accident waiting to happen. Handguns aren't made for hunting they are made for killing humans.

That being said I wouldn't want to see them removed from law abiding citizens because that would effect hunting regulations as well and there simply isn't anyone going to take our right to put food on the table away. We kill 2-3 deer and one cow a year plus, slaughter pigs, chicken, ducks, and geese as well as grow our own vegetables. Our family is healthier and a fair bit self-sustaining.

The government over regulates enough our family needs our weapons to survive. There will always be a down side to it but that doesn't come from the guns it comes from the crappy way children are raised with no respect or care for others. But fixing society is a tall order. One that can't be met by removing guns.
11/19/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by SexyTabby
Not sure how Australia works licenses.

The problem isn't really with the guns it's with the people using them illegally. I don't like handguns personally and it makes me nervous seeing how many either carry or want to carry them ...
Well said!
11/19/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'm a proponent of hunting. I'm against laws that take guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens...but I'm not worried about the regular hunter accidentally shooting me. However, I am VERY much against anyone living in the city having ...
"thug jousting"...I'd pay to see that.
11/19/2010
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I'm also a reviewer for Sword Buyers Guide (same screen name), and many people on that site are very adamant about the lethal history and contemporary utility of edged weapons. Many, many more have died by the sword than the bullet. I remember a couple of years ago that Scotland was having a fair amount of trouble with hoodlums using knives - probably still do. The best advice I've always heard and used is to know your surroundings and the people in your surroundings, and then avoid situations and people that you don't feel safe around. Hopefully, you'll never need to defend yourself against someone who wants to hurt you.
11/19/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Big 2nd Amendment supporter right here, and yes, I do own a gun! There's no concealed carry where I am so I couldn't check off anything that applied to me...and it's not exactly a concealable weapon either, hah.

Anyway, yep. I'm "liberal" AND I like guns. Take that, preconceived notions of progressive young people!
11/19/2010
bzzingbee bzzingbee
I own several guns that have been handed down to me from my dad. I grew up around guns (my dad was a collector for a while), went to hunter safety as soon as I was old enough, and went hunting with my dad. My dad was actually a hunter safety instructor for many years. I think all of my immediate family members own guns. I'm also from a smaller farming community where hunting is more the rule than the exception.
11/19/2010
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