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Having to frantically "de-gun" the house today.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I am having to frantically "de-gun" the house today.

    I had forgotten up until this morning that we were having a visit from the state regarding our adoption of our current son and the placement of our second son.

    Now I am not only having to run around and tidy up, but I am having to remove all firearm related stuff. I never leave guns out. They are always either on me or locked away, but there are gun cases sitting on tables, holsters in bowls and on counters, loose rounds in a dish on the coffee table (from when I last cleaned a range gun), and gun mags (both the type that hold ammo and the type made of paper) laying about.

    I need to get busy since they will be here at 4pm.
     
  2. nubus

    nubus Guest

    In my opinion you shouldn't have to lift a finger.
    But I agree you should probably tidy up.
     
  3. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    It's actually quite sad that we have to "hide" our second amendment right to conform to today's society. I remember going to my grandpas house when I was a kid and just staring in ahh at the 2 rifles hanging over the fireplace.

    But, as with everything else these days, I feel your pain pbp.
     
  4. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    *sigh* Kids need parents, and it's not like you're cookin' up meth. Hope all goes well and they're done quickly! Check between the couch cushions too :)
     
  5. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    I would hope someone would look at that as you are a better, safer, and more responsible parent..

    I do understand, thats not how our society works these days. :(
     
  6. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    My kids are old enough that I don't have this problem but i do have a nephew that visits with my sister so I have a gun safe and a lockable gun closet for all the stuff that doesn't need to be in a safe.
     
  7. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Having kids in the house does make me long for the days I could just sit my EDC on the coffee table and leave it their until I needed it again.
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We have a recent addition to the family. He's almost to the point of being able to walk now. Since I'm not working now I get to keep him a couple of days a week. Have to be sure that when I take my gun off, it goes in a "safer" place than normal. Never had to worry about that before!
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    It really is a big change that takes some getting used to.
     
  10. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is my grandson, so he doesn't reside here full time. But it is a very big change. It's a GREAT one though.
     
  11. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Yep. When I was young back in the 1950's successful men always had a prominent rifle rack or gun cabinet openly displayed in the living room. Visitors were welcome to observe, admire, and even handle with permission the proud owner's guns. One friend had a wall plaque to hang each of his many pistols on the walls. Even poor folks usually had at least a mounted rack of antlers holding up a beater rifle or two, and every farmer had a shotgun next to the door, not hidden behind it. Cheeze, nowadays somebody would probably call the SWAT Team if they saw that!..........................elsullo


     
  12. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    If I looked in and saw all those nice guns adorning the walls I would not call the authorities. I would just wait for you to leave so I could sneak in and play with them. Oh, and probably lie naked in your bed and lick all your silverware while I was in there. Gotta make the effort worthwhile you know. ;)
     
  13. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Really doubt you have much to worry about. Guns in the Northwest are common place and many households have them. All my friends own guns and most of my work associates tell me they do too. So it isn't like they will find something unusual for the area. Plus they would have to show some sort of violent intent linked to the guns like maybe some internet threats or something. I am sure you could get it all worked out over a cup of coffee.

    jj
     
  14. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I like to think I am all of those things, but the usually looks of disgust from our son as he rolls his eyes at how stupid I am make me wonder. Now that he is legally free and in the adoption process (no longer a foster child) I can actually show his pic. Here is his "are you really this lame" face that his is usually giving me.

    IMAG0240.jpg
     
  15. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    AH, the joys of parenting :laugh: We don't have kids ourselves but I sure know that look from my nephs, nieces, & kids of friends. It's a law that kids in that age range are required to roll their eyes in horror at everything their parents do...
     
  16. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Get used to the "are you really this lame" face !
    Mark Twain said something like this:
    "When I was 14 I thought my father was the stupidest man alive. By the time I was 21 I was amazed at how much he had learned."
     
  17. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Awe see the problem is Playboy lives in Portland. You know that gooey anti gun society in the middle.
     
  18. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    Best of luck with the interview!
     
  19. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Good luck - we went partially through the process to become foster parents. It's amazing all of the things they look for. They were concerned about the (small) stream running through our property. It helps if you have a good caseworker - are you going through an agency or directly through the State?
     
  20. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Directly through the state with both. Zyler is legally free and we are already in the final stages with his adoption. The new kid is in the early stages. We have not even had visitations yet.