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Ignoramus, reporting for duty.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NoviceSquared, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    Hi there! Haven't actually ever fired a firearm of any sort, but I'll be buying one at the upcoming portland gun show. I'll be going with a more knowledgeable friend of mine. My fiance is having trouble with a stalker, so I thought it would be wise for both of us to be armed.
     
  2. Teufel_Hunden

    Teufel_Hunden Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Welcome Squared!

    I think your decision is wise. Please take the time to make certain you both become competent with your weapons.

    They come with a great deal of responsability.

    T_H
     
  3. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    I am aware. I will be spending as much time as possible on it. She worked at a gun range for years, so she'll need a bit less practice I think.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I friend of mine was in that situation many years ago with his new wife. Scary situation. Be careful, and as others have said, train with your new weapon.
     
  5. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome! Lots of good info here.

    Unfortunately, lots of bullcrap too! Take everything with a grain of salt. Even this..... :thumbup:
     
  6. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    it's not"stalker"we prefer to be called "observation specialists"
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  7. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, please pursue all legal avenues in helping your problem out of your lives. That being said, you never know how unstable someone with an obsession is. As a couple I believe you are making a prudent decision. As stated previously, take the time to learn as much about the operation of whatever firearm you choose. Also take the time to review what your legal boundries and ramifications may be, even though you are surely justified in arming yourselves, law enforcement at times can be relentless in what they consider to be the pursuit of justice. If you do not have legal counsel already to help you deal with this percieved threat, get some. Going by yourself to your local law enforcement for help can prove to be ineffective for this type of problem, the assistance of a lawyer can be invaluable in stating your case against this person to them. They will tend to take notice if they believe they can be held liable for not doing enough.
     
  8. redmud

    redmud Colombia river Active Member

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    Welcome, It is better to have and not need than to need and not have.
     
  9. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    Oh, we have definitely pursued all legal avenues. This guy just won't quit. Not right in the head. Thus the firearms.
     
  10. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    welcome to NWF ! well... it looks like your picken up on some great info ! i most certainly check into a "safety course" and add to any knowledge that youi have ! also you get a min. check out some of the "stickys" at top of threads....it'll help ya get around the site easier ! enjoy yourself !!

    steven
     
  11. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Welcome!

    As many have said, know your rights, train, train and more training. Perhaps find a local IDPA or IPSC group, and take classes on defensive practices with a firearm. Having a hammer doesn't make you a carpenter. Don't under estimate this at all.

    But also, don't let someone else consume your life with their actions.
     
  12. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome to the forum and welcome to the world of firearm ownership...even if I am a bit premature (not the first time I have had that issue). Good luck at the gun show. One thing to remember though, people that are "knowledgeable" about firearms tend to be most knowledgeable about their own personal preferences. Remember that your own preferences are more important.