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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nontypical, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Nontypical

    Nontypical on a river New Member

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    Hello from Sandy! My interest in firearms is mainly for self-defense and hunting. I fish alone a lot, and like to be able pack heat. I also try to follow the gun rights issues and do what I can to contribute to those causes, but am mainly wrapped up in fishing issues. I've personally experienced a lot of crime recently and have my mind on that lately.

    I look forward to contributing to the discussions, purchasing firearms, and staying informed through this board. Currently researching subcompacts.

    Cheers! :thumbup:
     
  2. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Welcome to the board!

    There are a few members on here from the Sandy/Boring area.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've personally experienced a lot of crime recently and have my mind on that lately.

    You can't put a statement like that out there without someone asking what up! :laugh:

    Welcome to the boards.
     
  4. Nontypical

    Nontypical on a river New Member

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    :) I should have seen that one coming! Let's see, where do I start? Without going into too much detail on my employer's dime, it mainly started with a stolen catalytic converter last year from my truck (while I was fishing), then this year my home was burglarized when I was gone (fishing) for several days, then VERY recently my entire truck was stolen (while I was fishing downriver)!! That one was the shocker. I trudge back to where I parked, find it gone, and had the strange feeling of hoping my truck had been towed. After a crime spree, it was recovered and I have to testify soon in grand jury b/c they were able to connect it with a crime ring.

    Oh, you all might be very interested to know that one of the crimes committed with my truck was the theft of a gun safe, which they torched open, and then shipped the guns to Montana. The sheriff urged me to have any gun safe secured to the floor and walls, since several have been stolen recently in my area. So heads up!
     
  5. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Seems like fishing is a dangerous hobby ;)
     
  6. chiefchip

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Welcome aboard, I'm a fisherman too so I better watch out
     
  7. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    Welcome,

    we are located in sandy also.
     
  8. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    Welcome to the board. Not in sandy,but close by in the outskirts of molalla.
     
  9. Nontypical

    Nontypical on a river New Member

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    That's why I carry ;)

    Thanks for all the welcomes! Sounds like my stomping grounds are well-represented.
     
  10. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    Hey NonTypical, welcome aboard the board. Sorry for your hassles. I drive a beater to fishing but not everyone has two cars. Wish I could leave a hidden camera watching it still.
     
  11. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    welcome to the board!! i'm sure you will find plenty of what your looken for , and some friends to go with it
    steven
     
  12. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Nontypical, sorry to here about your losses...a lot of scum floating around out there now days.
     
  13. Nontypical

    Nontypical on a river New Member

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    Thanks guys, I look forward to getting to know all of you and all the local firearms-related businesses and organizations in my area.

    To the fishermen that read my story, yes, I would recommend being extra careful as the good-for-nothings are definitely targeting fishermen, who they know will be gone from their vehicles for at least a few hours. I'm sure the first time, they watched me jump in my buddy's truck with boat and leave, and knew they had plenty of time to steal my cat, then with my truck, it was clear I was off fishing, and they simply punched out the locks and had a dummy key that they started it right up with. No broken glass nothing, pretty quick. And off it went on a crime spree.

    Anyways, thanks for the greetings!
     
  14. Arne K

    Arne K NW Oregon Active Member

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    You know, for some reason, people don't mess with hunters' rigs much.:)