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Do you own a firearm?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jun 19, 2015.


Do you own a firearm and why?

  1. Yes, pistol(s)

    6 vote(s)
  2. Yes, rifle(s)

    4 vote(s)
  3. Yes, shotgun(s)

    5 vote(s)
  4. Yes, a combination of above

    10 vote(s)
  5. If yes, for hunting

    4 vote(s)
  6. If yes, for personal protection

    10 vote(s)
  7. If yes, for target shooting

    8 vote(s)
  8. If yes, for other reasons

    6 vote(s)
  9. No, I do not own any firearms

    49 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Given the discussion about them on the Charleston thread, I was wondering how many gun owners there are on the board.

    No reason to out yourself if you don't want to comment.
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    I'm confident in myself and my penis, so I don't own one. :)

    I already mentioned I don't own a gun and have never been enamored of gun culture. Having said that, I tend to side more with the arguments of gun rights folks than gun control folks.
    Liut likes this.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member


    75 of them.

    Does anyone besides Inky own more than me?
    Mr. Sunshine likes this.
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Nope, never owned or fired a gun, but I don't have any problem with legal, well-regulated gun ownership for reasons associated with sport (hunting, target shooting) or personal protection.

    I view them basically the same way I view motorcycles. They seem kind of fun but, knowing me, I'm better off without one.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2015
  5. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    About a dozen -- pistols, rifles and shotguns. I'm prepared for the zombie apocalypse.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    No. As stated earlier, I'm not sure I've ever seen one in person.
  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I own several, but no pistols. And if I ever had to blow someone away in self defense, I would have absolutely no remorse. Die, fucker!
  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    When and where is the next SJ outing?
    Riptide likes this.
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Does this strike anyone besides me as an utterly bizarre statement? Don't know how an adult male grows up in the United States without encountering the occasional gun.
    franticscribe likes this.
  10. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    I would imagine Dick's statement is much more true in big cities than in the rest of the country. Probably millions of folks in NYC, Chicago and LA who have never seen a gun in person.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    If you grow up in or around a big city, I don't think this is unusual.

    Gun laws are strict, and hunting and shooting are not popular. (Maybe 100 years ago shooting was a thing at Country Clubs, but not now.)

    Until I moved to Texas, I didn't know anyone outside of law enforcement who owned a gun, and had never handled one.
  12. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Some of you are self-identifying as wussies.
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