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Posted: 6/18/2003 10:05:48 PM EDT
Up at the college, if I told someone they would usually say: "Wow, remind me not to piss you off!"
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:13:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 10:15:08 PM EDT by Zippy_The_Wonderdog]
Yeah...that and: "Wow. If society every breaks down...I know where I am going." "Were you in the military?" "Are you in a militia?" "Aren't those illegal? How'd you get one?" "Can't you make that full-auto by filing down the firing pin or something?" "What do you need those for?" ...or...the closely related... Them: "What do you have machine guns for?" Me: "I dont, its semi-auto. One pull, one shot." Them: "Same thing." ...and the occasional... "Cool! Whatcha got!"
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:18:43 PM EDT
its usually a "COOL DUDE i have blah blah blah im making shit up and theyre probably not mine anyways blah blah" but the other people are usually along with you guys -can you take that to basic with you? (uh yeah sure jackass, i cal also bring porn and beer) -why do you need that?(to protect your sorry ass and the other sheep when theyre attacked)
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:18:50 PM EDT
The UPS guy wanted to talk to me,wife sends him down to the basement to my shop and gun room,it's cleaning day and both gun safes are wide open,he takes one look and says real loud [red][b]"HOLY SHIT thats a fucking arsenal!"[/b][/red] I calmly explain that it is not an arsenal and that all the guns are 100% percent legal. He is still in a state of shock and awe and forgets what he wanted to ask me,he leaves and I haven't seen him since, LOL By thw way I really don't have an arsenal,it just looks that way to liberals.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:19:29 PM EDT
I think the most popular question is "what do you need those for" or "why do you need so many"?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:23:22 PM EDT
guess im lucky I ussaly get "hey we should do the range some time"
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:24:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SeaDweller: I think the most popular question is "what do you need those for" or "why do you need so many"?
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I had a friend of my nephew ask me that "why do you need so many", he is a fisherman and I know he has all kind of rods and reels, I asked him why he had so many rods and reels, he took a minute and I could see the light bulb go off over his head and he said "you know something I never thought about it that way,there's different uses for different guns" Wala ! It pays off once in while to convert somebody by reason huh?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:26:30 PM EDT
"Why do you need that many?" Whats funny is that I dont even feel like I have that big of a collection going yet. Bushy Ar-15, SAR 1, Glock 17, and a Glock 30 Ill probaly buy a Kahr Pm9 in the next 2 weeks and a Mossberg 590 in July. After that it will be a SW 629 around September(maybe sooner if I have a few really good months at work). A Glock 19 around October. Then Ill start saving for an AR-10 and buy that after christmas. Oh, and I need a gun safe soon as well.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:27:37 PM EDT
Them: "Why?" Me: "Because"
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:51:04 PM EDT
They don't hear about them. They don't see them. Unless I tell them or show them. My Cowboy Shooting is just a cover.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:55:02 PM EDT
I don't give a crap unless its "cool, tell me more".
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 11:01:42 PM EDT
most everyone i know is into guns so its no biggie, if they arent into them then i dont tell them, simple as that. for SECURITY REASONS -- keep your mouth shut around people you dont know VERY WELL. i would never let the UPS guy into the house, friends of friends of friends are the people that rob houses.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 11:55:10 PM EDT
At art school I get alot of, "Ewwww, what do you need those for?!" "Aren't those illegal?" and "Thats so fucked up, why would you go shoot guns?" However most lesbians say; "I love guns, we should go shooting sometime." and then I say "I'll shoot you with my man gun, girl!" and then they say "shut the fuck up."
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:00:48 AM EDT
I don't tell them about my guns. It is none of their business. I don't feel that I need to have to explain/defend my choice to have them. I don't want to be a potential target of burglars. As a doctoral candidate at a major university filled with gun-bashers, I would confront the ire of my adviser who is vehemently anti-gun.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:13:55 AM EDT
"Niccce" "Jesus, why do you need so many guns?" "You should sell some of those things" "Damn, It looks like Kosovo in here!" "Are those machine guns??" "Are those fully auto??" "Woaahh, where do you get these things??!" "Arn't those illegal?" "Is that an M-16?" "Is that an AK-47?" "When the sky falls I'm coming to your house!" "I'm a little scared that I know you." "Remind me not to get on your bad side." "The only thing those are good for are killing people!" "Let's go to the shooting range!" "Where do you shoot at?" "What do you need one of those for?" "HELL YEAH! THEM'S THE SHIT!! I want an AR-17 too!" "Dammmn, I want one!" "What kinda rifle/shotgun/pistol should I get?" "Yo, you got a infra-red laser scope?" "Why do you have flashlights on your guns?" "Why do you have so many crates of Ammo? Are you planning a rampage??" "I'm gonna get a .45 Desert Eagle!" "Uhhh, I've got a .22 and a paintball gun." etc,etc,etc. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:17:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By metalstorm: I don't tell them about my guns. It is none of their business. I don't feel that I need to have to explain/defend my choice to have them. I don't want to be a potential target of burglars. As a doctoral candidate at a major university filled with gun-bashers, I would confront the ire of my adviser who is vehemently anti-gun.
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And that adviser would make it his (her? Hard to tell sometimes[%|]) business to f&^% up your career because of it. I follow the same policy as you do. I too was in grad school- there are some pretty frightening people in there. I'm not thrilled with sending my kids to college in this state. If people want to know about them, I ask that they meet me at the local range I'm a member at, then I'll show/tell/instruct them about them. And that's if I know them WELL. If they are strangers, they get a quizzical look. The conversation then takes another tack, at my behest. Or I just excuse myself, smile and move on. Welcome to the world of Massachusetts gun owners, where, we can have pretty much any gun, once the laws and licensing have been dealt with, but we don't dare let on much about it. We don't even know sometimes if neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances are gun-owners or antis, and dare not let on or find out the hard way. And to admit inadvertently one's gun ownership could mean social death for one's kids or a break-in, when somebody's not home, with one's collection disappearing, and one's name splashed all over the local papers as an arsenal-packing militia gun nut whose stash is now feeding the criminal element.[:D][rolleyes] It's a bit like "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers".[%|]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:21:52 AM EDT
All I ever get is: "Hey is that a BB gun?" to my 10/22 "That is a saturday night special." to my .38
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:32:40 AM EDT
Walked into a gun store a week or two back and picked up an AK I told my mom I wanted her to buy for me (I give her the money, she buys me the gun, being underage and all). She ask: "What do you need that for, you can't hunt with that?" I gave her the dumb white guy stare and said: "I'm not going to hunt with it, I'm going to rob a bank, and maybe when I'm done with that I'll shoot up school." After she figured out the stupidity of her question she bought me the gun.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:35:41 AM EDT
I've been appointed as the "Firearms Focalpoint" at work.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:45:07 AM EDT
"I can understand owning a handgun if it's locked up for home protection, but nobody needs an 'AKA'47" "When are we going shooting?" "Wanna sell me one?" "Can you get me one?" "Are those registered?" "What do you need those for?" "You can't hunt with those!" "You're one of those survivalists huh?"
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:50:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 5:41:30 AM EDT by norman74]
Originally Posted By jrzy: The UPS guy wanted to talk to me,wife sends him down to the basement to my shop and gun room,it's cleaning day and both gun safes are wide open,he takes one look and says real loud [red][b]"HOLY SHIT thats a fucking arsenal!"[/b][/red] I calmly explain that it is not an arsenal and that all the guns are 100% percent legal. He is still in a state of shock and awe and forgets what he wanted to ask me,he leaves and I haven't seen him since, LOL By thw way I really don't have an arsenal,it just looks that way to liberals.
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Keep in mind, UPS is the company that can't ship handguns ground because their own people might steal them. If I were you I'd watch my back.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 3:38:40 AM EDT
What do you need those for?
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Since when are we allowed to only buy necessities?
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:13:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 6:14:56 AM EDT by Sunset04]
Most of the people who I've showed my new SAR-1 say "Is that legal" or "How'd you get that?" I brought my AK to my friend's house to show it to him for the first time. I opened the trunk and when he saw it he said, "whoa, don't take that out. the police station is right down the road." I've also heard a lot of "Do you have a permit for it?" They're surprised when they find out that you don't need a permit to own a gun.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:21:45 AM EDT
"What the hell do you need that for?"-most recently heard from a police officer when he saw my AR at the range. He was sighting one in at the time. Than had the nuts to ask for some help when he couldn't get it sighted corectly. "Ain't those illegal?"-From people who have no clue about guns. "Damn, can I come shooting with you sometime, I've never shot a gun before but want to try it?"-from people who have never shot a gun but would like to. Those are the most common.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:25:24 AM EDT
When people find out I have guns I get a lot of people wanting to shoot my AR since I'm in the Air Force and everyone I work with only has to qualify every two years.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:29:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:32:04 AM EDT
I have only gotten 2 "if the SHTF, I'm goin to B_E's house" funny thing was, on 9/11 my friends and I left campus and went to my house. or "Remind me not to piss you off"
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:39:38 AM EDT
They say nothing about me weapons. (I don't talk/brag about 'em) Though I have one "friend" that said once "I know where to get more ammo if the SHTF". I said "yeah huh, I'll let ya have it, one round at a time". Heh. AB
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:46:07 AM EDT
No one "hears about my guns". Just doesn't come up in conversation. Close friends and family just consider it a given.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:49:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Corporal_Chaos: Walked into a gun store a week or two back and picked up an AK I told my mom I wanted her to buy for me (I give her the money, she buys me the gun, being underage and all). She ask: "What do you need that for, you can't hunt with that?" I gave her the dumb white guy stare and said: "I'm not going to hunt with it, I'm going to rob a bank, and maybe when I'm done with that I'll shoot up school." After she figured out the stupidity of her question she bought me the gun.
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[b]Does anyone besides me have a problem with this post? And exactly what do you find wrong with it?[/b]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:52:37 AM EDT
A guy at work thought a thousand rounds of ammo was an inconceivable amount of ammunition. His first reaction: who is he going to war with? I speak of all things guns in the third person - projecting a "friend" who's a gun nut. (But it's not me of course...at least not a work).
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:53:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jrzy:
Originally Posted By Corporal_Chaos: Walked into a gun store a week or two back and picked up an AK I told my mom I wanted her to buy for me (I give her the money, she buys me the gun, being underage and all). She ask: "What do you need that for, you can't hunt with that?" I gave her the dumb white guy stare and said: "I'm not going to hunt with it, I'm going to rob a bank, and maybe when I'm done with that I'll shoot up school." After she figured out the stupidity of her question she bought me the gun.
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[b]Does anyone besides me have a problem with this post? And exactly what do you find wrong with it?[/b]
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Straw purchase.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:54:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jrzy:
Originally Posted By Corporal_Chaos: Walked into a gun store a week or two back and picked up an AK I told my mom I wanted her to buy for me (I give her the money, she buys me the gun, being underage and all). She ask: "What do you need that for, you can't hunt with that?" I gave her the dumb white guy stare and said: "I'm not going to hunt with it, I'm going to rob a bank, and maybe when I'm done with that I'll shoot up school." After she figured out the stupidity of her question she bought me the gun.
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[b]Does anyone besides me have a problem with this post? And exactly what do you find wrong with it?[/b]
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No i find nothing wrong with it. The gun is his mothers till he is of legal age than she gives him the gun. Though since he gave her the money it is technicaly a straw purchase, since he can not legaly at this time purchase one. Thou he can legaly posses one if there is a person of legal age with him. Or were you talking about his comments. When my mom sees me luggin gun cases to the car and she asks what I'm doing I say some smart ass thing such as going ta rob a bank. Actions not words.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 7:04:47 AM EDT
Only verified gun nuts get to see my weapons.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 7:07:24 AM EDT
My canned response for people who "just don't get it" is "Collecting firearms takes up less space than model railroads & costs less than collecting go fast cars" the collector, echo6
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 7:15:50 AM EDT
nobody says anything[:(], i must need more guns......... i think its a combination of living in texas, not associating with pansy asses whenever avoidable, and the few people that get to see my collection of all people, its always my dad that gives me shit about all my "rambo guns" he wants me to buy an over and under shotgun or a bolt gun or something like that [LOL]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 7:20:26 AM EDT
I sometimes get "Your not going to go postal on us are you?" reply: "Ahh i see another victim turned sheeple by the liberal minded media" Usually confuses them for a good while.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 7:35:45 AM EDT
It is not a subject I usually talk about, and I deflect the conversation when the matter comes up. The few guys I know who are into guns are more into hunting and trapping - a different mindset. Most of the others are into snowmachines or potting a moose or black bear. I sold a very nice CMP .22 to a friend of mine so his son could use it to practice with as he is on the highschool smallbore team - hell, those are the guys the CMP is trying to reach. He stripped the stock of its handrubbed linseed oil finish, inletted the stock for wood diamonds and herringbone inlays, and *varnished* the stock. I don't talk guns with him anymore having witnessed the travesty slowly unfold before my eyes.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 8:04:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By metalstorm: I don't tell them about my guns. It is none of their business. I don't feel that I need to have to explain/defend my choice to have them. I don't want to be a potential target of burglars.
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ABSOLUTELY... Strictly need to know basis. Only close friends and family members know the true extent of my 'madness'. That being said, I've heard most of the questions above, because I wasn't always this cautious and mistrusting. Seriously, it can cause more trouble than good to let people know too much about your gun collection. Sure if someone knows you own a gun, that info can't cause TOO much harm. But when you get into the area of 'assault' weapons it gets tricky. People like to talk about that kind of stuff, and before you know it, you will have people you don't even know asking you why you have 'assault' weapons. First time that happened to me, I immediately stopped discussing guns with casual friends and stopped volunteering to take newbies to the range (unless I determined they were trust worthy and of a similar mindset to me). Most important reason: to protect against theft or unauthorized 'borrowing'. You never know when someone will become down on their luck and need some cash. Or perhaps they may suddenly feel the urgent need for a gun when they don't have one. I don't want someone I know 'borrowing' my gun to do something illegal. Secondly, with all the TIPs talk, and the nosey neighbor syndrome, I don't want to have BATFE show up at my door if a 'sniper' incident ever happens in my area. Even more troublesome, what if they start to confiscate??? Well, my guns all fell into the ocean the last time I was shark hunting in the Pacific, but I still don't want some 'good citizen' reporting me to the stormtroopers because I USED to own evil 'assault' rifles. "The issue is not whether you are paranoid, the issue is whether you are paranoid enough."
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 9:13:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cincinnatus: No one "hears about my guns". Just doesn't come up in conversation. Close friends and family just consider it a given.
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Yep.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 9:15:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By photoman:
Originally Posted By jrzy:
Originally Posted By Corporal_Chaos: Walked into a gun store a week or two back and picked up an AK I told my mom I wanted her to buy for me (I give her the money, she buys me the gun, being underage and all). She ask: "What do you need that for, you can't hunt with that?" I gave her the dumb white guy stare and said: "I'm not going to hunt with it, I'm going to rob a bank, and maybe when I'm done with that I'll shoot up school." After she figured out the stupidity of her question she bought me the gun.
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[b]Does anyone besides me have a problem with this post? And exactly what do you find wrong with it?[/b]
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No i find nothing wrong with it. The gun is his mothers till he is of legal age than she gives him the gun. Though since he gave her the money it is technicaly a straw purchase, since he can not legaly at this time purchase one. Thou he can legaly posses one if there is a person of legal age with him.
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No different than having a car that I drive in my parents name (while I stil lived at home) for insurance purposes. (even though I paid for the car and it de facto was my own.) Sometimes the law is a little silly.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 9:25:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HKocher:
Originally Posted By metalstorm: I don't tell them about my guns. It is none of their business. I don't feel that I need to have to explain/defend my choice to have them. I don't want to be a potential target of burglars.
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ABSOLUTELY... Strictly need to know basis. Only close friends and family members know the true extent of my 'madness'. That being said, I've heard most of the questions above, because I wasn't always this cautious and mistrusting.
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I'm with you 100% on this. Even my friends who do know I have guns, have no idea where they are kept.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 9:35:11 AM EDT
Going postal...LOL Someone asked me that once and I told him that if I ever do I won't use my guns, I'll just run over him with my Jeep! Then I asked him if that made him feel better...[:D]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 9:51:20 AM EDT
Well, I work in downtown SF, liberal hippie central! Whenever my fellow AR ownwers and I talk, theres always comments from some ass-clown The two q's always asked; 1.- "can those shoot full auto?" -ans, "in theory it could be modified to do that but, because I can only use ten round [u]clips[/u], it wouldn't really make any difference" 2.- "what do you use those for?", -ans, "I use mine for shooting faggots" Shuts them up everytime.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:09:14 PM EDT
What do people say when they hear about your guns? They don't hear about my guns. I learned that lesson years ago.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:35:13 PM EDT
unfortunately, some of my unarmed friends have found out that i'm enlightened. w/o fail, now when i'm introduced to someone new through these people, "he owns a lot of guns" gets interjected into the conversation within the first couple minutes. invariably their response is, "you know you can only shoot one at a time, right?" god, help me understand my fellow man.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:50:24 PM EDT
When the sh*t goes down, I'm heading to your house. Remind me never to piss you off. Jesus Christ thats alot of guns and ammo. So when are we goin' to shoot up all that ammo you have here? and my fav... I pitty the poor SOB that ever tries to break in your house. Ya me too.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:02:47 PM EDT
They say "Don't shoot! Don't shoot! All the cash is over there in the till! Just don't shoot!" J/K [;)] I don't own any guns...
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:21:08 PM EDT
I normally don't say a whole lot about my gun collection at first. Until I hear them say that they have at least 2 AR15's or a combination of ar15, ak47, fal etc or until I know that they have at least two military auto or semi-auto weapons I normally play dumb but interested in what they are talking about. At that point I will then explain that we have something in common and become a little more talkative about the subject.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:22:49 PM EDT
jrzy 6/19/2003 10:49:33 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally Posted By Corporal_Chaos: Walked into a gun store a week or two back and picked up an AK I told my mom I wanted her to buy for me (I give her the money, she buys me the gun, being underage and all). She ask: "What do you need that for, you can't hunt with that?" I gave her the dumb white guy stare and said: "I'm not going to hunt with it, I'm going to rob a bank, and maybe when I'm done with that I'll shoot up school." After she figured out the stupidity of her question she bought me the gun. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Does anyone besides me have a problem with this post? And exactly what do you find wrong with it?
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Oh man, I knew that'd draw flak from someone not in the loop. In my country I can legally transport firearms for the purpose of hunting and/or target shooting without adult supervision so long as I have a note from my mom. It's not a straw purchase. Straw purchases specifically target people who cannot own guns; you know, felons and such. I can have guns I just can't buy them and they do not legally belong to me until I turn 18. Straw purchases specifically exclude presents which essentially is what I receive when my mom buys a gun for me. Me giving her the money don't mean shit. I do it right infront of the gun store owner, nothing illegal.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:49:19 PM EDT
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