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Adult Looking to get Adopted

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Joe13, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Keep an open mind...

    The Japanese adopt adult males to carry on the family buisness if they do not have children or thier children do not want to run the buisness as I understand it.


    Now I know a bunch of you with small fortunes in firearms and took the time to accumulate nice collections don't want to see your treasures actioned off when you pass away, so I'm offering a solution; You could adopt me!

    You would have a perma shooting partner and someone to teach all you have learned.



    Not really searious obviously (unless you are, then I could be;)), but food for thought. :p:D
     
  2. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    :eek::confused:o_O
     
  4. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sorry, my little brothers got dibbs:D
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    :eek: WTF, Hermy? Don't know, Shermy!:confused:
     
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I would like to throw my name into the hat of suitable adoptees.

    Admit it.

    You have always wanted a red headed step child. You know you do.
     
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  7. winchester270

    winchester270 Lafayette Active Member

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    I got a nice shotgun out of a similar situation..:rolleyes: Was not the goal in the relationship but it was a nice gift
     
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  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking that after viewing the NFA section.
    Dang man.
     
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  9. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Two words :D HELL NO!:p

    I have enough issues without you.......
     
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  10. EricRoyce

    EricRoyce Wisconsin New Member

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    My business partner gets everything. But I've deployed twice with him so I don't have to worry about passing on any knowledge of how to use my firearms.
     
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  11. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I'll adopt you, You'll live in the shop and work 16 hours a day seven days a week but I will provide you will all the water you can drink.
     
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  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was gifted a Thomson M1A1 and a suppressed Mac 11, but I had to share them with another family member who just happens to live in Chicago, so needless to say he's out of luck ever taking them home.
     
  13. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've seen your shop, don't temp me:D
     
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  14. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And just think of all the valuable life skills you'd learn in that shop! Sounds like a great offer.
     
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  15. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In spite of the light-hearted nature of this thread, there's a serious side, too.

    My kids were raised around guns, and are very capable shooters. Many guns I've bought just so my kids would get them. But as adults they have zero interest in my guns, hunting, or shooting. I always expected they'd want to inherit my guns...Heck, I'd give many of them to them now....But since the lack of interest, I've been liquidating some of my more collectible guns while I still have control over the process.

    WAYNO.
     
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  16. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    If anyone is seriously worried about this, consider donating them to a gun club with a youth shooting program. I know Canby Rod and Run has a youth shooting program, but I think currently it's listed too shotguns. Other clubs may have something similar.
     
  17. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Agreed, it was ment to be light hearted - I didn't/don't expect to get taken up on the offer (don't think I won't disown my dad who thinks the world would be better off without guns in a heartbeat if someone's serious about this and starts a conversation).

    BUT - My daughter will not even touch a gun and thinks I'm half crazy (all teens/young adults think that about their parents to some extent I think). SO, my Will states that a very old friend of mine will retain custody of my firearms until such time as my future grandchildren will get them.

    I may not have near the financial investment of a lot of folks but I also know I have more then the average person - and I love and cherish every single gun I own as an individual. It's heartbreaking to look at them and pull something out of the safe to try and make ends meet sometimes.

    Case in point, I have a trashed 12ga bolt marlin goose gun that I bought cheap because "after grandad died, we tossed all his stuff in a pickup and got into a wreck on the freeway and all of his rifles were badly damaged and strewn all over the freeway shoulder...", I bet that old dead guy was rolling in his grave when that happened. All his hunting rifles, collectibles etc.

    I'd rather someone who will appreciate them get them then sell it and hand my daughter a check that will be gone and forgotten in a year.

    Again, mostly food for thought but also a serious topic/offer.
     
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  18. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I had a conversation with my father in law recently. I was unaware that I had unintentionally offended him a while back when he offered to leave me his guns after he passes away. Since he's my wife's father, I felt it was more in line for him to leave the guns to his male grandchildren that had an interest. That actually made him mad, which I learned much later from my wife. Since I'm married into the family, I didn't necessarily feel I was the right one to receive them.

    So, we were sitting down again a few months ago to go over some will items and the topic came up again, this time with more information. It turns out he was interested in leaving them to his grandchildren, but he knew they would most likely just sell them for the money. He wants the guns kept in the family. And I'm the only person in the family with an appreciation for guns and a safe. He asked again, differently, if I would receive the guns and hold them on behalf of the family - he wants the guns to stay in the family and he trusts me (and my wife, though she's not as interested in the guns) to be the ones that would fulfill that wish.

    It is a bit odd to deal with handing guns down. My father got rid of almost all his guns, I'll get one or two, my brother and sister will get one or two as well, but it's not much.

    I'm hoping my daughter will show some interest because there are several that I would like to leave to her. If her excitement about shooting airsoft with me is any indication, I may just have a pro-gun girl in the family. I would be very pleased if that were the case.
     
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  19. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Where will you be buried...?:rolleyes:
     
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  20. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    While my son and daughter would gladly fight to the death to inherit y firearms (both avid shooters with military backgrounds) We had us a family meeting and asked what do the kids want and what do they have little interest in. Since I have a number of hobbies I have quite a bit of stuff to leave to someone. Since neither of them are interested a lot of my stuff I am in the slow process of selling off from one hobby and investing more in the others. This way I still have toys to play with but in the end there will be less burden on the wife or kids as the stuff I am leaving they actually want to own instead of having to figure out how to realize the value of stuff they aren't interested in.
     
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