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What type of gun owner are you?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by simon99, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just a fun thread....take no offense. Regardless of what kind of owner you are, I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year! Hopefully, we can put any of our differences aside and combine forces as we work together to protect our rights as Americans and gun owners this upcoming year.

    regards, simon99

    1. The shot gunners - Loves to shoot clays and skeet, not into other guns. Enjoys fine cigars and single malt scotch. Only shoots at the range.
    2. The hunters - Elk, deer, moose, geese, ducks. Usually seen with semi-auto or pump shotguns, bolt or lever action rifles.
    3. The Black Powder shooter - Who the heck needs this new technology anyway?
    4. The limited set - Believes that its ok to have a gun for home defense, but no one should need or carry a weapon on their person. Magazine capacities are ok and assault rifles are weapons of war. Sniper rifles are evil. Plus, they really don’t look politically correct in the back of my Prius when I stop to get my double venti non-fat soy carmel macchiato at Starbucks after yoga.
    5. The licensed set - Believes most common guns are ok but they and their owners should be licensed. Background checks and registration are probably good, common sense measures.
    6. The Elites - Believes that only they posses the right to own guns. I’m super wealthy so I need protection from all theses crazy, everyday commoners. Bloomberg anyone?
    7. The professionals - I’m a cop, or was a cop. I serve/served in the military and have carried a weapon since my first day on the job and will continue to do so. Its just another tool in my toolbox. I can kill a man from a different zip code if need be.
    8. The almost - Almost like the limited’s except they allow CCW, but who needs a 50BMG? And AK’s are kind of scary looking…
    9. The safety nets - All guns are fine, CCW is ok, but you had better lock them up or you are a criminal. No PTSD allowed…
    10. The Patriots - What part of the word infringed don’t you understand? There is no such thing as a civilian assault weapon. Heck, I believe civilians should own assault weapons if they want. Full auto is fun, just too expensive. Do I carry everyday? Please, I’m wearing my Glock as I type this…

    Feel free to add other descriptions as needed...
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    wow do you have a limited view of firearms owners
  3. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    [X] Old Gun Owner
  4. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    11. The Lottery Player - Current collection will fluctuate up and down for the rest of my days, depending on what's fun/interesting/comfy. But if I hit the Powerball, I'll certainly end up with one of everything.

    (And everyone at BATFE will have my SSN memorized.)
    Classic, orygun, rufus and 5 others like this.
  5. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I'm right there with you. If I hit the powerball, I'm having rail lines put in for easy delivery of all the lead I'm going to need to support my habit.
  6. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    12. The Lone Tree Hugger - you guys do whatever the hell you want—it's none of my business—but I like my guns furnished in wood.
    Qaolin, sheepdip, Caveman Jim and 3 others like this.
  7. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    with over 40 firearms , I am most of the above......
  8. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mark....relax man, its just a joke.
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  9. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    I'm a poser and don't own any guns. I really collect tofu. #NSAonlinesurveillance #DHSwebsnoop
    Dunerunner, xd45acp, rufus and 3 others like this.
  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    1. Not much of a range rat, my shotty is for home defense.
    2. Used to hunt, but it is to hard to do alone anymore.
    3. I love the smell of Black Powder in the morning.
    4. This is B.S.
    5. See #4
    7. I'll take the 5th on this one.
    8. See #4
    9. Not a safety Nut, but a Personal responsibility Nut.
    10. Exactly, but it is a Colt, Damn it!!
    11. I'm with you on the Power Ball winning and buying a dozen of everything.

    Thank you....

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    As Orwell stated,

    "That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer's cottage is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there."

    I'm the type of gun owner that wants to know that when needed that symbol of Democracy is at hand. It's our job to see that it stays there.
    Dunerunner, GOG, Caveman Jim and 3 others like this.
  12. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    All guns are OK and if we pass a background check we should be able to own full autos (feeding them is another story :cool: ) as long as we secure them. I lock up the guns that aren't on my person because if someone breaks into my home when I'm not there it'll take them a while to get into the safe with the alarm blaring and I only live a few blocks from the local cop shop!
  13. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ...............................................................I do not own any guns...........................................................:paranoid:
  14. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I just roll with the Super Soaker during the summer months....I know its high capacity, but it has very little recoil.
  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What kind of gun owner I am is really irrelevant to my understanding of the Second Amendment. I could have no guns at all, and/or never want any guns at all, and I would still feel this way (from a post I made in another thread):

    My philosophy and plain language common sense common meaning understanding of the Second Amendment is that the it states that the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    It doesn't say the right to own arms, it doesn't say the right to keep arms in a safe, it doesn't say the right to only carry arms openly and not concealed, it doesn't say the right to carry arms only in certain places, it doesn't say you need a license to carry either openly or concealed.

    It says the "right to bear arms shall not be infringed".

    "Bearing" something means to carry it. Having it on your person.

    Therefore, concealed carry laws, open carry laws, laws that prevent you from carrying any public place you wish, violate the Second Amendment.

    The only time you can infringe a right is when it infringes on another right.

    I.E., your right to swing your fist around ends at my nose.

    My right to "bear" an arm, ends when I point it at you when you have not threatened me.

    And BTW - another important part of the Second Amendment almost everybody misunderstands is the "arms" part: it says "arms", it doesn't say firearms, it says "arms".

    In the context of the amendment (militia, standing army, "security of a free state") this most logical, consistent, common interpretation is that "arms" means any military weapon, from military firearms of any type, to knives, to grenades, to cannon, to tanks, to anything that the current "standing army" uses as a weapon (I would personally exclude NBC weapons, but then I think they should be banned period such that no government, state, person can own them at all).

    Therefore, preventing (infringing) civilians in any way from owning and *bearing* such *arms* violates the Second Amendment.


    I don't need to want to burn a US flag to understand that the act is protected by the First Amendment, and I don't need to own or shoot guns to understand the Second Amendment.
  16. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    What kind you are doesn't matter as much to me as you actually showing up at rallies and the voting booth to vote ONLY for pro Constitutional candidates
  17. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The best kind.
    I like zip codes
    10 with zip codes.
    Good tools perform !
  18. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'll take #10 please!

    NRA Life Member, Benefactor Level
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    "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you'll probably never need one again!"
  19. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I "operate" (lolz) through my "rotation" so fast I'm bubbleguming crippled.
  20. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm a 10, at least on this poll. Others might debate me calling myself a 10 in other aspects of life.:laugh: