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Posted: 9/10/2004 8:58:49 AM EDT
Do you guys think that in order to become a member here you should pass a GUN IQ TEST??? It would certainly filter out the trolls.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:59:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:01:12 AM EDT by 2whiskeyP]
My guns do not possess an IQ....

ETA: To answer your question, though, this is a place to learn about firearms. If you filter out everyone that doesn't have proficient knowledge then they will never learn anything.

It would keep out a lot of stooopid repetetive crap though.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:59:57 AM EDT
I knew very little about ARs when I joined. That's how I learned.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:00:25 AM EDT
No. We will endeavor to educate the uneducated.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:01:57 AM EDT
It wouldnt be a hard test just a basic knowledge test
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:03:36 AM EDT

Of course, I haven't yet figured out which part of the 2A would prohibit a mentally retarded 4-year old from buying full-auto at the corner market, so maybe I' the wrong person to ask such questions........
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:05:14 AM EDT
No. This place would be alot less entertaining if we did.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:05:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:06:10 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
I knew very little about AR's, other than I wanted one, when I first came to this site.
It didn't take long before I had one.
And thanks to the AWB sunset, I have now collected the parts to make another one.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:08:35 AM EDT
nope. dumb question.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:09:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:10:25 AM EDT by Airwolf]

All I would ask of a noob is that they PLEASE spend some time and lurk before jumping in with both feet.

This is a community. It's like being invited into a person's house. You listen, ask questions and make comments and observations in a respectful way until the friendship is established and THEN you can kick off your shoes, grab a beer from the fridge, plant your ass on the couch and put your feet up.

Too many first posters act like that from the start and it's annoying as hell (to me at least).

The people that participate on this site are among the top 5% (IMHO) of firearms onwers in terms of knowlege and political awareness. We need to make those resources available to as many as possible.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:12:17 AM EDT
I voted yes and then realized the stupidity of my answer.

The main focus for this site should be education.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:15:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:54:05 AM EDT by Gunslinger808]
Better to make newbies spend the first month in the AR/AK/Armory/Handgun sections.
At least they would have a working knowledge of weapons, nomenclature, and laws before posting in the G.D.

I voted yes and then realized the stupidity of my answer.

I did too.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:32:26 AM EDT
this question is an absolute as far as I am concerned......no test.

There is another poll about a FAQ page, I think this idea deserves very real attention, it should be on the front page, easily seen and accessed.

information is the key..... the people I have talked to about almost every firearm issue were grossly misinformed.......we should be providing factual info for the masses as ambassadors of firearm ownership......

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:37:17 AM EDT
Here's what the test should be...



1. Have you been around barfcom more than 6 months?

2. Do you have $20?

----END OF TEST----


Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:39:08 AM EDT
Gun IQ test, or just an IQ test? If your IQ is under 20, maybe you shouldn't own a gun,... a knife, glass bottle, rounded scissors, a super ball, or a teddy bear.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:39:22 AM EDT
The only test I would make them pass is knowing the 4 cardinal firearms rules.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:41:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Malpaso:
I knew very little about ARs when I joined. That's how I learned.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:41:56 AM EDT
Gun IQ test? Thats just assinine.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:52:47 AM EDT
Great idea!! Except for the fact that I wouldn't be here if you were doing that.... Not every n00b jumps in asking a million stupid questions in the wrong forum, some of us lurk and learn. If you really want the liberals to get their way and take all your guns, the best way you can achieve that is to alienate as many people as possible and isolate yourselves. It works for DU.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:09:19 AM EDT
No. Yes.

Many people come to a place like this to LEARN. Not because they are all knowing gods and feel they have to spread the wealth.

However, I do think there should be a test that whether or not you pass or fail it, you can still join afterwards. It would have the basic reasonable laws and firearms questions on it and after the test is taken you will see your results and the correct answers to the ones you failed.

Sheeple will fail most questions and learn the truth at the end. Whether or not they actually let the truth in their head is something we can't force.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:10:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Malpaso:
I knew very little about ARs when I joined. That's how I learned.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:12:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:12:47 AM EDT
Education and public service are part of our mission statement.

......................................aren't they?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:13:18 AM EDT
Not to become a member, but in order to post (or at the very least start a thread) - yes.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:15:09 AM EDT
No, but your IQ should be posted right under your post number, so you can judge the intelligence of the 'tard asking if he can cut threads into the muzzle of the barrel with his Dremel, allowing you to tailor your answer appropriately.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:19:01 AM EDT
How can BOTD be educational on AR's to anyone? How can the determination of Vampires be educational to someone that doesn't know there way around a gun shop? How can all these "PIE" eaters teach anyone about firearms? Finally, If I want just one handgun and don't know which one to buy.... How can "Buy Both of Them" be educational?
Ponder those questions. ........ I did. ......That's why I'm still here being "Learned".

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:19:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Airwolf:

All I would ask of a noob is that they PLEASE spend some time and lurk before jumping in with both feet.

Hell, I've been lurking for 4 years!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:32:46 AM EDT
Before a IQ test how bout a better search engine or access to the archives. I can never find what Im looking for with that thing. Or just not allowing to post for 1 month, so you would HAVE to look around before asking a dumb question.

Just my .02$
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:38:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:41:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:46:28 AM EDT
I voted no, but my heart wanted to vote it's a trap.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 12:10:41 PM EDT
hell no...the more we can educate the better. there are masses of people that gain valuable knowledge about firearms form this site. It's #1 in its class for a reason. Come one, come all. We can deal with trolls...it's not hard.
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