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Old 01-28-2015, 10:34 AM   #21
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Yes I know about that ridiculous law. I tend not to obey rules I do not respect. If someone is throwing something out, e.g. it is now in the skip (to be carted away soon) why would they still want to regard it as in their possession? I am supposed to knock on their door and say "do you want this piece of wood back or can I be allowed to keep it?" The skip owner, i.e. the council just dumps the stuff...not as if it goes to a shop or private safe somewhere. The rule is a farce!
Yes, in this case the law is a donkey.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:19 PM   #22
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As well as the Red Indian and scalping comments, I was also offended by the "obsession" with guns comment, LOL


I have been a gun owner for over 40 years and I know a LOT of gun owners. I don't see an "obsession" but rather a healthy respect and interest in firearms. Because of my direct use of a firearm, I have been able to eat hundreds of pounds of meat.


Sorry but I don't have time to list my other passions right now!
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:09 PM   #23
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In US it is not illegal to carry a concealed weapon. In PA you have to have a license to carry concealed. Before DH had his "carry permit" he could have his gun in the car on the way to the shooting range, but it had to be in plain sight or in a case, in plain sight. Now he can have it in his pocket, with the permit.

I don't know the "skip" term, but if I put something out for the trash man, no one is allowed to take it except for the trash man, but that is not enforced in my community. In some others it is enforced. People come around with trucks and rummage through your trash looking for things they can use or sell, also looking for metal objects they can take to the recycling station for money.
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:45 PM   #24
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As well as the Red Indian and scalping comments, I was also offended by the "obsession" with guns comment, LOL


I have been a gun owner for over 40 years and I know a LOT of gun owners. I don't see an "obsession" but rather a healthy respect and interest in firearms. Because of my direct use of a firearm, I have been able to eat hundreds of pounds of meat.


Sorry but I don't have time to list my other passions right now!
I have moved well beyond a healthy interest, I was on the phone a week before xmas, bidding on a live estate auction, 1 piece I was interested in was a Blaser Imperial r93, I had the phone on speaker and I was talking to the technician, bidders assistant, house rep, what ever you want to call her and everytime I heard her breathing move to the phone receiver my heart sank a bit because I knew it was further from my reach, I didn't win it, it closed at $71K I went to $62k and stopped, I can buy this one {although the other was in a caliber I would rather own} BLASER R93 IMPERIAL SAFARI,416 REM ( ON SALE) : Bolt Action Rifles at GunBroker.com for $60K even, and that is hand delivered, meaning they will fly it over and hand it to me personally {I have spoke to them a few times about that gun}. If I won the estate auction, I had to pay a carrier and pay for it to be packaged, etc...

So now you may say well thats not obsessed right? Well what if I told you I already own 2 of them? My wife calls it obsessed...
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:54 PM   #25
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I just feel ill when people talk about guns and describing them. I have the same reaction to hearing about war on the news....I have to turn off.
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:14 PM   #26
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I just feel ill when people talk about guns and describing them. I have the same reaction to hearing about war on the news....I have to turn off.
makes me kind of hungry, I think about all the meat they have put in my freezer, delicious back straps, turkey breasts, game hens, etc. Also make me a little sentimental, hunting with my grand father, my father, my brothers and sister, then teaching my sons the safety, respect, and responsibility of owning a firearm, going out with them their first time, first time my sons took their first bucks, my youngest was 11 and my oldest was 13. Flying to alaska with my oldest son on his 15th birthday and spending almost 2 weeks seeing the most beautiful landscapes in the world while hunting, hiking, and backpacking a place we have never been...

I also appreciate being able to own them knowing if god forbid I had to protect my family from an outside threat, I could do it efficiently with my training and arms. But for me its a lot more than the vault in my house and picking out guns to fill it with, its an investment, its protection, a hobby, and I have taken and continue to take any and all related classes and seminars I can to get even more efficient with my firearms...

Its fun, my wife is the kindest, softest person I have ever met, she wont wear wool because it comes from an animal, she hasn't eaten meat since she was under 7 years old {her choice, not her parents}!!!!!! But she loves archery and target practice with her pistols and rifles, believe it or not the BAD part of guns is a small part of guns, there are a lot more items out there hurting people than guns, granted in the wrong hands they can be devastating and dangerous, that is a shame, I agree, and war is also terrible, that goes with out saying, and if I could change that I would, while that is all true, I wouldn't turn a blind eye to it and turn off the tv when they are talking about it, IMO there are too many people doing that...
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:06 PM   #27
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Creative, just so you and MC know, not everyone is a gun enthusiast on this side of the pond.

I've never touched a gun myself, nor do I hope I ever have to.

I do however support our right to bear arms, with restrictions.

It's the restrictions that make this a very hot topic in the USA, and quite political with huge differences of opinion. Because it is political it's not an allowed topic on DC.
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:20 PM   #28
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Creative, just so you and MC know, not everyone is a gun enthusiast on this side of the pond.

I've never touched a gun myself, nor do I hope I ever have to.

I do however support our right to bear arms, with restrictions.

It's the restrictions that make this a very hot topic in the USA, and quite political with huge differences of opinion. Because it is political it's not an allowed topic on DC.
Ah...thanks for putting this topic into perspective for me. I was getting a bit worried.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:55 PM   #29
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Creative, just so you and MC know, not everyone is a gun enthusiast on this side of the pond.

I've never touched a gun myself, nor do I hope I ever have to.

I do however support our right to bear arms, with restrictions.

It's the restrictions that make this a very hot topic in the USA, and quite political with huge differences of opinion. Because it is political it's not an allowed topic on DC.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:23 PM   #30
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I am a pilot. I volunteer with Civil Air Patrol for search and rescue. I also volunteer with Angel Flight to fly patients to and from their appointments. I am going to fly my first rescue dog as part of Pilots & Paws tomorrow.
Aside from that I volunteer on a local tourist railroad.
I also am involved with an organization that feeds the needy dinner once a week. We normally feed about 300 people.
Aside from that, Kayelle and I travel.
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