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In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement that is not conclusive. It may deal with subjective matters in which there is no conclusive finding. What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are more likely to be verifiable, i.e. can be agreed to by the consensus of experts. An example is: "United States of America was involved in the Vietnam War" versus "United States of America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War". An opinion may be supported by facts and principles, in which case it becomes an argument. Different people may draw opposing conclusions (opinions) even if they agree on the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact.
Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion. (see below)

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  1. T

    Oregon  O-Live: Progun regulated opinion posted now, 4/10 At 8 am, time for counter attack

    Readers respond: Guns should be ‘well regulated’ Maybe provided some educated responses with science based references...
  2. thereddog

    I need your opinion on the scope mounting

    So I went down to Sportsman's Warehouse today and they had a special pricing on a little Nikon Pro Staff it's one of the long range BDC 4-12 power w with a 40mm front end. I bought a set of 1 inch Riser rings and slapped it on top of the rail. I was a little bit concerned that the front end...
  3. L

    Voice your opinion on WA gun control TODAY

    Make your voice known. Take 5 minutes or less to click some buttons. Washington State Legislature Pro on HB 1024, and Con on the rest (magazine bans, more DV laws, ghost guns, reporting stolen guns). And for those that don't know, HB 1024 - Prohibits the department of licensing from keeping...
  4. Joe Link

    Oregon  Opinion: When guns in Portland schools were a good thing

    Opinion: When guns in Portland schools were a good thing
  5. Frank RW

    What's your opinion about AIWB (appendix carry)?

    Sure, it's a re-hash well-done here, but one of those subjects that just won't die. One of many videos I recently watched.... Me, it's about the only way I carry. After a couple years of daily carry, just seems to work for me.
  6. Joe Link

    National  Stop Freaking Out About 3D Printed Guns (opinion)

    Stop Freaking Out About 3D Printed Guns – BJ Campbell – Medium
  7. A

    Oregon  Oregon Supreme Court Opinion on IP43 due today?

    Ceasefire Oregon had this update on their website: June 26, 2018: The Oregon Supreme Court announced it will issue an opinion on June 27.
  8. Joe Link

    National  Winning the gun control debate starts with firing a gun [opinion]

    Opinion | Winning the gun control debate starts with firing a gun
  9. thorborg

    1911 malfunction opinion

    My daughter came to me with a non functioning low cost 1911 she acquired, Besides very dirty it had a broken and missing ejector. I striped and cleaned it, found a colt ejector to fit so filed it and repined it in. I then took it to the range and ran about fifty rounds through it without fail. I...
  10. LuckySG

    Opinion Desired - What Would make a Top Notch Layaway for Firearms?

    I am looking for help to determine if a layaway program is a good thing to offer and what would make it meet they buyer's needs. This forum is full of opinions I respect and far fewer I skim past, so for those of you who have had a good or bad experience with a layaway I would greatly appreciate...
  11. SIG34

    Need an opinion on AR-15 BCG

    So I just bought a DDM4A1 Socom Block 2 upper stripped so looking for Bolt carrier group. I’m trying to decide on the “BCG” I’ve narrowed down to 2 : - BCM FDE BCG - Noveske BCG But open to other options? Not really interested in the Daniel Defense Bcg.. :rolleyes:
  12. Oregon Rob

    National  How to sway public opinion

    As we know, we are in a war. It really comes down to public opinion in Oregon because of the ballot measures. Public opinion isn't always or probably very often about facts it's about feelings. After all isn't that how we got to this point? The media only wants to show so "called mass...
  13. slimmer13

    Washington  Couldn't believe it, A pro gun opinion piece in the Spokesman Review

    The notoriously anti gun Spokesman Review Jeff Hall: It’s time ‘that every man be armed’
  14. Joe Link

    Oregon  The fallacy of gun control: Letter to the editor [Opinion]

    Continue Reading: The fallacy of gun control: Letter to the editor
  15. Joe Link

    Oregon  Tim Nesbitt: "Extreme risk" laws earn support on both sides of gun control debate [Opinion]

    Continue Reading: Tim Nesbitt: "Extreme risk" laws earn support on both sides of gun control debate
  16. Phred

    Opinion's needed, Offset Flash Hole - .223

    This is a once fired case. I have found about ( 4 ) of these in the last 40 rounds of PMC I shot. I'm a retired machinist, and I have no idea why it would take two steps to put in a primer pocket and flash hole. It should be done in one step, and this would eliminate the risk of an offset flash...
  17. oknow

    Time to voice your opinion

    Or give them a piece of your mind. :s0066::s0066::s0066: WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife May 25, 2017 Contact: Ron Roler, (360) 696-6211 Public can comment on lower Columbia...
  18. Boboclown

    Steiner M332.

    First and foremost there may be some bias in the review. After getting the extended rail for the Steyr Aug it was much easier to get a cheekweld, so I went and tried it again. I like it for what it is, and its pretty good for the price. But ultimately not for me. Pros: Illumination is just...
  19. etrain16

    Opinion - Ruger Precision Rifle, Which Caliber?

    Yep, another "which caliber is best" thread!! If interested, read on, if not, read on! Nearing the top of my 'want' list is the Ruger Precision rifle. If I don't get it this year, I will get one next year. I find I'm back and forth over the caliber choice though. I'm always interested in...
  20. jp1985

    Opinion on a2

    So I picked up two ar15 a2 over the weekend. I was thinking about making one into a MK 12 spr clone. One of the rifles I got was an armalitel I and the other was a colt H-bar pre ban. I shot them both today and really like them both. The armalite shot a little better or so it seemed. I...
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