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I have come the conclusion......

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ironbar, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    .....that at least half the members inhabiting a certain website forum advocating open carry are indeed "gun nuts."
     
  2. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I do DISLIKE the use of that term...
     
  3. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    You should have waited to give the conclusion. Might have gotten some grant money. :laugh:
     
  4. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    Have you also concluded water to be among the world's wettest substances?
     
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  5. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    I never open carry my nuts, gun or otherwise.
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear that. Now we won't have to worry about you washing either of them in a drinking fountain in downtown PDX. :laugh:
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    And the remaining ones are "anti-gun nuts"?
     
  8. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Some here might provide you a favor by advising you could easily leave off the prefix.
     
  9. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    In the immortal words of Hershey "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't." Or was that Tila Tequila?
     
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  10. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    If you open carry an MP5, you are a NUT as well as other things...

    Open Carry a MP5 and visted by some MPD - YouTube

    The video author did more harm than good for himself. There are constructive ways to get your message out, THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM.
     
  11. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Do not like which Term? Gun Nut or Open Carry?

    I do not know - I moved to a State with Open Carry rigths ( Most cities).
    Seems perfectly fine seeing a person in the grocery store with a pistol on him - children in tow. Lots of Motorcyclist open carry - not the gang/ clubs but working people.
    Nobody gasping at the sight. Nobody flailing themselves on the floor complaining about guns. It is the right of the business t decide if they want them or not.

    In that vein lots of people prefer conceal carry just to avoid the confrontation issues.

    So when rational people are given the choice -they elect open carry - great. Do not want to Open carry - great just get your CWP.

    "Gun Nut" NO!!! - Self Protection in a rational manner - YES

     
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  12. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I looked for a published definition of the phrase "gun nut" that I'd consider authoritative but haven't found one. OP, for the purpose of this discussion, what does "gun nut" mean? If it is in the same spirit as "health nut", "golf nut" or "car nut" then count me in. If you are thinking something more like "wing nut" or "bubblegum nut" then I think you owe OC dot, I mean that certain forum an apology. It's probably more like a quarter of us.
     
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  13. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sadie, chill out. I said half, not all.

    I mean nuts as in crazy, stupid, ignorant fool, etc. I make no apology for that opinion either. Reading what some of these "wing-nuts" post would lead anyone to think that all of us who espouse firm belief in our 2nd Amendment rights are on par with the Aurora, CO shooter.
     
  14. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    Then there are those that talk about being 2a supportive, as long as it is their way of being supportive. I'm glad I'm on the other half. I have seen no over the top extremist views on that other site. Discussions about rights, privileges and what ifs, just like here.
     
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  15. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I open carry every once in awhile, but I would say 98% of the time it is concealed. It is nice to have the right to do it if you want to.
     
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  16. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Comparing them to the Aurora shooter is just sick.
     
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    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    and I've come to the conclusion that some people really enjoy outing themselves and are just damn foolish.
     
  18. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I've yet to watch the video but i support all open carry whether its a pistol, shotgun or rifle.
     
  19. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    How do you mean sir?
    Are you the kind that doesn't believe in any open carry whatsoever and that we have to lock up and hide any of our arms thus making it this evil taboo. Then it will be just that. I think the best thing us open carriers can do is be informative, well spoken, polite, and courteous but stand firm in our rights and beliefs.

    Anti gunners will almost always be anti gunners but Id rather inform and appeal to them telling them my reasoning in layman's terms so that they may relate to my cause. As for making myself a target.. would you honestly approach a man open carrying a firearm with the intent of doing him or his family harm? Not many if any would. And as for any following me home with the intent to rob me.. best of luck there too.
     
  20. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    I do enjoy your spin. :)

    Simply put, people who decry OC or CC and use labels like "gun nuts" are not supporters of 2A rights, and if they own guns are an even greater issue than those who just flat out hate guns and gun owners.

    I love out yourself threads. :)
     
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