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Posted: 7/2/2001 6:31:16 PM EDT
Well I just found out the it is likely that because of my Dad's job we're going to get moved to Germany. What is that country like, I've never been there. What are the gunlaws like. Can you get HK's cheaper since of there proximity. Will I beable to bring my guns with me? I know europe is notoriously anti-gun/socialistic so I am going to be banging a lot of heads. Thanks for any info [rail]
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 6:38:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/2/2001 6:36:11 PM EDT by Schnert]
Dear "Armed Scientist", Unless you are: A. Wealthy, B. Connected, C. Crazy, or D. In-friggin'-sane DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OWN OR TRANSPORT A FIREARM INTO DEUTSCHLAND! I am a recent immigrant with family still in Germany and I would suggest that you enjoy your shooting sports stateside (where we still have SOME liberties and freedoms left - at least until the mid-term elections). Lieber Schnert
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 6:41:38 PM EDT
P.S. I just moved from Knoxville, Iowa. What part of Iowa are you from?
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 6:45:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 6:49:22 PM EDT
its a smoldering mass of rubble.....on, my bad that was 56 years ago..
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 7:17:00 PM EDT
I can't comment to the gun laws. If your dad is military, it should be easier. if not I really have no clue. The country and the people are great! My best advice is to try and learn german. More than once a stony teutonic face turned to a smile when I at least tried to speak their language. Most times they replied in english more grammaticly correct than my own. German colledge students kinda freaked me out tho... the knew more about our politics than I did.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 7:36:54 PM EDT
Hey, Schnert I'm in the southeast corner, a small town about 30 miles from Burlington.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 7:42:09 PM EDT
And the women are easy!
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Yea, what Garand said and good... They ain't shy.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 8:17:45 PM EDT
It's like you're in a WHOLE OTHER COUNTRY. Oh wait, never mind... But seriously, the gun law question has been answered. The important part is I think you can still shoot supressed, the country is beautiful and intersting, the women are hot and they do have McDONALDS!
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 8:44:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/2/2001 8:44:04 PM EDT by Lougotzz]
I would do everything I can to stay here. Nothing like america. I have been all around europe and not with the military. On my own. I love america. I don't like living in a place where I don't have the bill of rights to protect me. Even though we are infrindged here it is much better then not have rights at all. Trial by jury/righ to remain silent/search warrent. I hope they have these little things there and if they do I bet they are not like our rights. Like I said I would stay here.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 9:19:56 PM EDT
The countryside, mountains and lakes are fantastic. Food is excellent and of course, the best beer in the world. Guns laws are bad, but have fun anyway.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 9:52:09 PM EDT
OY VE! THE FATHERLAND SCARES ME! [brown]Evil, Scared Jew[/brown]
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 3:33:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2001 3:31:31 AM EDT by Rons_Toys]
I was stationed in Germany 69-70 and the gun laws have really changed, Europe is small and you can get most anywhere on its rail system. There is a lot of history that you can see if you look for it. You're not going to be there forever, make the best of it. Learn German, get out on the streets, there should be a lot of young peoples groups that would like to exchange thoughts and get a chance to practice speaking English. You WILL have FUN, just don't get into trouble. Here is a link to a German BB. [url]http://www.wo-system.com/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=International+Forum+(english)&number=29&DaysPrune=45&LastLogin=[/url] Relax, and enjoy your upcomming experence. I did. Ron
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 4:58:49 AM EDT
Berlin is one of the few cities I've visited in which I wouldn't mind living for a while. I learned a few phrases in German, just enough to give the natives a sense of my willingness to try to meet them halfway--as mentioned already the result is usually (but not always) their replying in pretty good English. I you're going to live there for a while, work hard at learning the language, take the experience for what it is, and don't forget to kiss the tarmac when you get back home!
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 5:28:33 AM EDT
Armed Scientist, I went to Fairfield once - just to see what was going on at Maharishi U. I ate Indian food until the lamb vindaloo poured out my ears and then I ambled on home to Knoxville via Ottumwa. Schnert
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 7:08:15 AM EDT
I just read somewhere that doing business in Germany requires you belong to certain religious groups. They still frown on many religions[:o] Many of the European countries are the same way. Have to dig up the article, from CRPA.
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 8:39:07 AM EDT
My German is not so good anymore, as I was only there briefly with my father (USAF). It was a long time ago, and I was a little too young to really enjoy it. If I was older 15yo or so, I could have had a great time. Haben Sie Spaß mit den frauleins.
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 1:31:37 PM EDT
germany is oddly like the mid-west weather-wise. the people are friendly - and most know some english. the food is good. i got used to beer, metwurst, bratwurst and corn bread (not the marie calender's type). the autobahn is almost constantly under some kind of construction - so unlimited speeds are brief. the germans look alot like americans - more so than the english. there are some amazingly beautiful german women there......sigh. the young know little of ww2 history though - and you wiz past places on the autobahn that once had alot of significance. i enjoyed the smaller towns and especially the northern part on the nord sea. the 'energy' there is different as compared to the us - enjoy the experience and do all you can while you are there. steve ps if you want to make friends fast - here is a quick term you can use - although it is an austrian one - "das ist mir brust" - they will laugh and be more friendly!
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 1:59:56 PM EDT
well from vhat ive seen from hogens heros' latest rerun i vould not go there! its vay to dangerous. [:D]
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