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"Why do you think you have to have guns?"

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by dragonsden73, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Because I read the paper and watch the news....this is just the beginning of a long thread.




    Bullet fired into NE Salem house nearly hits sleeping child


    A bullet fired at a northeast Salem home late Sunday penetrated an exterior wall, passing about a foot above a sleeping 6-year-old’s head, officials said.
    Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to several calls of shots being fired in the 400 block of Larussa Court NE about 10 p.m., sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Sheila Lorance said.



    Two bullets had hit the home where the girl slept, Lorance said. One stuck in an outdoor fence but the other passed through the girl’s bedroom wall, Lorance said.
    No one was injured and deputies don’t think the family was the intended target of the shots, Lorance said.
    Investigators determined four to five shots had been fired. Another round hit a porch railing of a house in the 4600 block of Auburn Road NE, Lorance said.
    Deputies are asking for help to find a potential witness, described as a woman with dark curly hair possibly wearing a hat and jacket, who was seen in the area before the shooting.
    Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (503) 588-5032.
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I think I need guns to blow the head off of any gun-toting, drug-running thug who happens to accidentally hit my daughter in the head with a stray bullet while she's sleeping.

    Yes, I'd do it.

    Keith
     
  3. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    I agree with train I just think the system comes into play after something happens and then its just a big waste of money keeping some like that around, also things like home invasions, that are on the rise I just think I would rather protect my fanily instead of hoping someone else will.
     
  4. isher

    isher Clallam County Member

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    Same reason I own a lot of mechanical, plumbing, electrical and carpentry hand tools.

    Same reason I own a couple chainsaws, axes, splitting mauls, wedges,
    Hydraulic log splitter.

    Same reason I own a tablesaw, drillpress, chopsaw, and other fixed equipment.

    Same reason I own duct tape and 550 paracord.

    And a bunch of other stuff I have found handy to use over the last five decades.

    They are tools, built for a purpose, nothing more, nothing less.

    isher
     
  5. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Same reason the founding fathers deemed it necessary to.
     
  6. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    'Cause its no longer fashionable or efficient to carry a sword
     
  7. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Oh whatever!!! I would love to carry a sword!
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have guns because I refuse to depend on anyone else to protect myself, my family and my friends.

    I have guns because I hunt.

    It's not something I think about. It's a responsibility I take seriously.
     
  9. Arkitek

    Arkitek Historic Downtown Roseburg Oregon Member

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    I didnt think it was required to explain... why I do anything... that I choose to legally do...maybe a better question for these times is:
    "Why do you think you DO NOT have to have guns?" :paranoid:
     
  10. 86-0134

    86-0134 north willamette valley Member

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    I could not have said it better myself!!!!:rockon:
     
  11. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:So I can shoot hippies who don't shoot:laugh:
     
  12. Bad Shepherd

    Bad Shepherd Eugene Oregon New Member

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    Because I am a responsible person that believes in protecting my family and myself.
     
  13. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    And another reason....

    The Point After bubblegum in northeast Salem has a squeaky front door, and when it opened this afternoon and a man with a bandana over his face and gun in his hand walked in, all the regulars turned to look. Then they were told to get on the floor.


    The robber walked into the bar in the 4700 block of Portland Road NE about 4:20 p.m., fired shots into the ceiling and at the bartender and then walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash and a patron’s wallet.
    Don Gabor lives nearby and was at the bar for a few drinks.
    “You know everybody that comes into the bar,” he said. But the man who robbed the bar was a stranger, Gabor said.
    “He’s got a revolver in his hand and he shoots it,” he said.
    “There’s holes in the ceiling, four shots is what I counted.”
    Four rounds were fired, Marion County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Sheila Lorance said. Two lodged in the ceiling and two others were fired toward, but missed, the bartender, she said. One lodged in a pane of glass above the bar.
    “About that time he told everyone to get on the floor,” Gabor said.
    Eight to 10 patrons took to the ground and the suspect, who Gabor estimated was in the bubblegum a total of about 30 seconds, left.
    “I see the cook run out the door, west on Blossom (Drive),” Gabor said. Gabor ran out after the cook and the suspect, but turned back.
    “On my way back I found $40 that he had dropped in the parking lot on the way out,” Gabor said.
    No one was injured, Lorance said.
    She said the suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man with thin build and about 6-foot tall. He was wearing a dark stocking cap and white shirt with a black design on it, Lorance said.
    Marion County sheriff’s deputies and canines are still searching the area near Portland Road and Blossom Drive for the suspect.
    Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (503) 588-5032.
     
  14. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    And so I can shoot back.:bluelaugh:
     
  15. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't need guns, I just want them because I think they are fascinating from a technological and historical perspective and they are fun to shoot.
     
  16. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    why do I find it necessary to breath, eat, walk, talk......


    interesting, two incidents in Marion County.... both involving guns in the hands of creeps. Now, when that stranger walked into the bar, why couldn't anyone shoot back?

    because the state holds that a man walking into a bubblegum and shooting the joint up, robbing the place and some patrons, is a higher moral value than a patron sitting in that bar with a handgun to put an end to it all.

    Just think... if state law didn't demand a NO GUNS (read: goldfish bowl) policy for bubblegums and such, how many would-be perps might reconsider the idea of trying to rob such a place?
     
  17. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    If I could buy a cop for as much as I could a gun and ammo I would....but until then, I'll go with what the budget says.

    Oh, and a cop is too heavy for me to tote around on my hip...so a G22 will have to do.
     
  18. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    Besides,a G22 is a LOT cheaper to feed, clothe, and house, than a cop. Never snores at night, either. Barks on command, too.
     
  19. fuhr52

    fuhr52 Lane County. Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I own guns because I can and our elected officials seem to believe that public safety is a low priority. If we want them to provide better public safety we need to vote higher taxes. They do seem to have plenty of money without going to the voters to give themselves raises and decorate their offices
     
  20. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    I didn't know bubblegums were another off-limits place for CHL holders. Can you cite the ORS for this? I received literature when I took my CHL class that said certain places were off-limits for CHL holders but don't recall bars/bubblegums etc. being on that list. Guess I've broken the law a couple of times. I don't drink but I've socialized at bars before.