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Forum Post: GUNS, Like em or hate em?

Posted 6 years ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 7:54 p.m. EST by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA
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Just trying to get a feel for whether or not we are for or against gun ownership.



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[-] 2 points by LetThemEatCake (43) from New York, NY 6 years ago

Love 'em. Only use for target practice, and I don't own anything larger than a BB gun. I don't wish to use one for the purpose of killing people, hope I never have to (meaning in self defense only).

[-] 1 points by rivalarrival (21) 6 years ago

If all you own are BB guns, I'd say there is a fair chance you never will! :)

[-] 2 points by quadrawack (280) 6 years ago

AK-47 and a remington. Love em.

[-] 2 points by Lefty (16) 6 years ago

Love em!!! Have a few. Not for sale.

[-] 1 points by rivalarrival (21) 6 years ago

Glock 26, .357 LCR, TCP, S&W 22A, 10/22 (2), 870, AR15

Yes, I like guns.

[-] 1 points by andrewpatrick46 (91) from Atlanta, GA 6 years ago

For. the police can't treat us like Syrians as long as we own guns.

[-] 1 points by alwayzabull (228) 6 years ago

We are all Americans on this forum are we not? Ever read the second amendment? Without the right to bear arms you have little defense against a tyrannous government. That's a pillar of this nation!!!

[-] 1 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 6 years ago

Actually, I would say there are a LOT of non-Americans on this forum. 80% of the people in the OWS IRC channel last night, talking about how the US is going to fail were not US citizens.

[-] 1 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 6 years ago

13 comments, only one against guns, and one unwilling to disclose.

Surprising results, wouldn't you say?

[-] 1 points by rivalarrival (21) 6 years ago

FOR. The right to defend oneself against criminal violence must be held as sacrosanct. The right to defend one's family, one's neighbors, and fellow citizens against criminal activity must also be considered vital to our safety and security as a free people. The vast majority of gun control laws do nothing but tack on another charge for what is already a criminal offense, or punish otherwise law-abiding citizens for possessing a gun.

Sensible gun control laws must serve as an encouragement for upstanding citizens to own and use firearms, and a discouragement for violent criminals to do the same. An example of such laws are the Concealed Carry laws that have been put on the books across the nation over the past two decades. Most states now permit some sort of concealed carry, usually after attending practical training and use-of-force classes. Concealed Carry laws encourage the responsible use of firearms, and the presence of firearms in the hands of responsible citizens discourages the criminal use of firearms.

WITH THAT SAID: As a responsible gun owner who regularly carries a Glock 26 openly on his hip while going about his daily, non-law-enforcement business, the first thing I would do before participating in these protests is to leave my gun at home. The use of force (or the threat or appearance of the use of force) to affect the political process is far more abhorrent than the use of money.

[-] 0 points by atki4564 (1259) from Lake Placid, FL 6 years ago

They are a last resort in dealing with brutal dictators, but what we most immediately need is a comprehensive strategy, and related candidate, that implements all our demands at the same time, and although I'm all in favor of taking down today's ineffective and inefficient Top 10% Management System of Business & Government, there's only one way to do it – by fighting bankers as bankers ourselves. Consequently, I have posted a 1-page Summary of the Strategic Legal Policies, Organizational Operating Structures, and Tactical Investment Procedures necessary to do this at:




if you want to be 1 of 100,000 people needed to support a Presidential Candidate – such as myself – at AmericansElect.org in support of the above bank-focused platform.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 6 years ago

i don't think this is relevant to the issue at hand.

[-] 0 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 6 years ago

for gun ownership. I don't trust the government.

[-] 0 points by brightonsage (4494) 6 years ago

How about apple pie? Hey, this is a serious discussion here.

[-] 0 points by ribis (240) 6 years ago

Offtopic much? It's a nonviolent protest about economic issues, so this kinda doesn't relate. [I'm pro-ownership, if you must know.]

[-] 0 points by ag00 (22) 6 years ago

Are you asking other people to form your opinion? Do you not have one of your own to express?

[-] 2 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 6 years ago

I'm asking for an opinion of the participants of this group to see if there is some sort of consensus. Either that, or I am collecting names of the gun owners on this forum to have them banned.

[-] 2 points by ag00 (22) 6 years ago

If the latter is true please add me to the ban list. I'm a proud supporter of our Second Amendment rights.

Not sure if I'm a supporter of the OWS Movement or not though but if my opinion is of any value to your research, see above.