Stupid (and wrong) things people have told you

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by BigStick, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. BigStick

    BigStick
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    So we had a garage sale a couple weekends ago. I had some ammo out for sale on the table next to where I was sitting. This little old lady, probably at least 70 something, came up to me scowling and wagging a shaky finger at the ammo. "You better not let 'them' catch you selling that or you'll go to jail!"

    I kind of chuckled and politely informed her that it is perfectly legal to sell ammunition at a garage sale. But she continued to insist that it was illegal and I should be carefull. I told her I am familiar with the firearm laws in our state and assured here that there was nothing in them prohibiting private sales of ammunition. Then she continued still saying: "I saw them over by that one road, which one is that? The big road over there..." gesturing vaguely. After a few guesses I figure out she is talking about I-5. "I saw the police go in there and arrest everyone trying to sell guns over there. They were getting them in the parking lot before they even got into the store."

    At this point I have no idea what she is talking about and said "well, I had not heard that. Thanks for telling me about it." Later I realized that I think she was talking about the gun buy-back in Seattle, and apparently had completely missunderstood exactly what happened over there.

    Then, I was telling my wife about it a few minutes after the lady left, and another little lady, not quite as old said "you know, she was probably right. I think it is illegal."

    WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM!?!?!?

    Edit: Right, I meant to add at the end here, per the thread title, what other stupid things have people told you about guns/ammo/accessories?
     
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  2. Skang

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    so you had anti firearm customer, ban her from your garage sale. :D
     
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  3. wakejoe

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    "They're just as good."

    "A light on a gun will get you killed."
     
  4. solv3nt

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    I was talking to a Canuck, and he thought that we (American's) were allowed to have hand grenades.
     
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  5. Blitzkrieg

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    Actually in a majority of states we are, including WA/OR/ID

    To the OP.. she's just a batdip old gal, ignore her
     
  6. Certaindeaf

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    You shoulda winked at her and offered her a swig of some shine.
     
  7. Dunerunner

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    "Aw, go ahead....It won't hurt."

    "It tastes like soda pop."

    "It really doesn't kick much."

    And the biggest one of all...

    "You can choose the duty station and the MOS you want right after boot camp."
     
  8. solv3nt

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    I've got to know, what did you put in your mouth that someone said tasted like "soda pop"?
     
  9. RVTECH

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    The nearest 'retiree' bar.
     
  10. solv3nt

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    He meant the average person has hand grenades...
     
  11. Dunerunner

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    What my Uncle told me Rum and Coke tasted like when I was 10 years old and asked, "What does that taste like?" Been hooked on R&C ever since. :thumbup:
     
  12. solv3nt

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    Haha, good 'ol crazy uncle!
     
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  13. razormanxx

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    People that carry guns are a bunch of paranoid wimps,
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

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    You mean you don't??
     
  15. Jamie6.5

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    Somebody on this forum told me (all of us actually) that he watched a .270 bullet bounce off the hindquarter of an elk once.

    He claimed those east side elk have much tougher hides/fur than west side elk do,...
    And that a .270 just ain't enough gun over there.

    Of course, I wish he'd have told me that before I packed all that meat back to camp all those years!
     
  16. df662

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    Well we are if you go through the proper NFA process/transfer :) (you would have to pay a $200 dollar tax for each one :( )
     
  17. ogre

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    "This won't hurt a bit."
     
  18. misplacedtexan

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    Any NFA itme is illegal; AFTER seeing I have my AR silenced.


    Criminals just need help...
     
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  20. df662

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    Say what.....?????
     

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