I do so want a gun!! But I live in NJ and it is very hard to get one here. I was told by a neighbor cop -- a few years ago -- that if I did apply for a permit, to never say it was for protection.
My husband and I are now in our 80s and so if I ever applied for one, would saying I wanted to join a gun club be believed?
There was a "Woman's Day'' at a gun club about 10 years ago and a Freeper Friend invited me. First time I ever held a gun. But my target were great. Especially the rifle -- both with the high-power and without. Even one of my sons, who is a target expert (or whatever an ace is callled) was impressed.
I have belonged to the NRA for years and have put their stickers allover the place -- on doors and windows .Hope the bad guys see them, and think we are armed! LOL!
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. (Chinese fortune cookie)
Chris - of all the luck! Looks good and will provide you with a lot of fun hours on a firing range.
I guess, because it was my Dad's favorite handgun, I have a preference for the M1911 model handgun. And I guess that since it was the handgun that was approved by the military when I was out hunting and camping with the other kids, playing good guys vs. Charlie, that just deepened my love affair.
I like it better than a .357 Mag, and I think the .44 has a bigger kick - but what do I know. I'm just this old retired feller that just wants things to be peaceful around him and his family.
For all of those links, I thank those of you who posted.
Ammunition is a big deal, a Very BIG deal. My brother and I recommend a minimum of at least 1,000 rounds of ammunition for each weapon you own. I don't mean to suggest you buy all 1,000 rounds at once,,,, but buying a couple of boxes each month, it's doable as long as you don't take those intercontinental trips to France or Mediterranean Cruises - even if you are on Social Security and a small pension [less than $190/month] If you find yourself starting to get a larger collection of weapons, a gun safe is a good buy, also.
If you like target shooting, I recommend you also acquire a .22 model on an M1911 frame. The ammunition is significantly less expensive, and when you can get your groups into a 1" circle, aiming for an eye will kill anything grizzly sized down (you just have to get them to stand still for that few seconds!). If you wanted to target shoot with a rifle, the one MOST used is called a Bushmaster (OMG! An assault weapon is the most used target shooter?).
My Dad had a saying for almost everything, but one I didn't understand when he first told me was, "Believe only half of what you see and only a third of what you hear". In the aftermath of the tragedy in CT, I discounted the first day by 95%, what I heard on the second day - 90%. I discounted anything a liberal commentator said by 100% and what Piers Morgan said by 200%. That man is just plain ignorant and hysterical to boot. I understood what he really meant by the time I was 13.
For self-defense, you really don't have to practice shoot from more than 15' away. If someone is more than 15' away, it would be better to have a shotgun or rifle anyway. If I remember correctly the average encounter in a home is from a distance of less than 10'.
Edited by: POPEYETHETURTLE at: 1/3/2013 (01:23)
"A government big enough to give everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have." -Ronald Reagan
Congratulations, Chris! I had a look at the link and I love the engravings on the gun ... very apropos for a patriotic American. I may have a look at this model at our local gun shop.
In the meantime, I'm posting a link to an article by Larry Correia titled "An Opinion on Gun Control" which is jam-packed with information on gun laws, types of guns that are legal and which types are being proposed for future ban, and illustrations about how ignorant legislators are about what exactly they are banning. The author has an answer for every argument to ban this or that gun or accessory, etc. This is the definitive article to read for a thorough understanding of the whole situation ... it's long, but that's because there's a LOT to know. Here's the link: larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2012/12/2 0/ an-opinion-on-gun-control/
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
gun sales have surged!!!! I have visited my local Cabelas 3 times in the last month and the gun counter was PACKED! The government will have a very hard time passing this anytime soon!
I just picked up my gun, that I won.... it is a beautiful gun. I won it on the Daily Caller web site that was giving a gun a week (26 weeks) of guns away I won week 19! here is the link fmkfirearms.com/Products/9c1pistol.h tm l it is a beautilful gun! And I'm so excited! Took a class and went practice shooting and have my gun card all legal.
Sharing what was shared with me. I have no way to verify I have beenw anting a gun for some time now, but can't afford it on my little SS check. They cost more than I realized. I want it because I believe in the 2nd Amendment and because BO doesn't want us having one. Maybe some day.
"The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution". Thomas Jefferson
"A free people ought to be armed and disciplined;they should also have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own own government." George Washington
To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.
Crazy people kill a few dozen people, dictators kill millions.
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Gun control only makes law-abiding people defenseless.
Original Message Subject: A Little Gun History
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated (murdered)
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated (murdered).
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated ( murdered).
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated (murdered)
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated (murdered).
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated (murdered).
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated (murdered).
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated ( murdered) in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are subjects'.
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun-control message to all of your friends and family.
Switzerland issues every household a gun! Their government trains very adult they issue a rifle. Switzerland has the lowest crime rate of any civilized country in the world!
IT'S A NO BRAINER!
Don't let our government waste millions of our tax dollars in an effort to make all law abiding citizens an easy target
Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
It's time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us and that is coming!
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