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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by raftman, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey all. Joined a few days ago and am really liking what I see. I've had an interest in guns from a historical perspective for a very long time, but for most of my life opposed gun rights for average civilians. I even helped pass out a petition urging lawmakers to reinstate the AWB when it expired.

    Over time, the more I thought about it, and the more I looked at the facts, the less the anti-gun positions made sense. By anti-gun logic, states with extremely strict gun laws (like CA or NJ) should be far safer than Oregon, but in fact they have much higher rates of violent crime, and the same can be said of cities with strict gun laws (such as Chicago or Washington DC) yet these cities are just as dangerous as any other big city, if not more so. It became clear that strict gun laws only disarm the folks that should have guns and are ignored and circumvented by those that shouldn't.

    Now, I own quite a few guns, including ones that would have been disallowed by the AWB , and have an unwavering support for the the 2nd amendment.
     
  2. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Welcome raftman. Glad you made it back from the Dark Side!
     
  3. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome aboard raftman.
     
  4. chiefchip

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Welcome to NWFA
     
  5. sigman

    sigman Olympia, Wa Member

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    Welcome.
     
  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to NWFA and welcome to the pro-gun side...
     
  7. ajf1

    ajf1 beaverton Member

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    Welcome on board
     
  8. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    welcome
     
  9. zul

    zul PDX Member

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    Sad but true. Im glad you were smart enough to realize this. It seems so many people today trying to take my hobby away from me dont realize it.

    I wish there was a single law/action we could take that would allow law abiding citizens to keep, collect, and enjoy (AKA shoot) their firearms, while keeping criminals far, far away from them. Unfortunately the world doesnt work that way. Anyway, welcome!
     
  10. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Raftman, glad you found your way to the site.
     
  11. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    welcome ! this forum is awesome-enjoy.
    steven
     
  12. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks all for the welcome.
     
  13. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Always glad to have a "new" gun-nut.

    Use to live out your way, nice part of the state.
     
  14. Molonlabe

    Molonlabe Tualatin, Oregon New Member

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    Hey Raftman.............Glad that you found America!
     
  15. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!