antistuff, on Saturday, November 10th, 2007, 12:43 AM, said:
thats a really neat way to get yourself either shot or into a whole lot of trouble. im all for people having guns and whatnot, but stuff like this is just crazy. have you considered the consequences for shooting someone? you do realize you can kill them right? you are going to take somebody's life becouse they rob you for $50 and some pizza? no i'm going to take somebody's life because they would most likely take my life for that $50now this kind of scares me. not becouse you hear that somebody got pulled over and ran from the cops in your neighborhood and get scared and run for your gun. no, that kind of paranoia is just sad. it's not paranoia, it's heightened awareness what scares me is that you seem geniunly excited about the prospect of getting to use your gun to shoot somebody. no, we're satisfied with being able to balance the scales and refusing to be victimsexactly. you really think you need to own a gun to feel safe? no, but it sure helps i've lived in new york city for 24 years and i've had a gun pulled on me once, and you know what? i was probably asking for it. way to go douchebag, if you deserve it i'll pull my gun on you too with your "slight heroin problem if I think your a junkie coming after me. if you want to decrease your likelihood of dying stop smoking and eating like a pig and maybe go for a walk once in a while. and if you want to keep your kids safe, you can try making them do this too. want to decrease your likelihood of dying? stop trying to confront legal gun ownersagain, don't get me wrong. i think that people should be able to own guns. i think its 100% necessary that people be allowed to own guns. but sheesh, you sure are an awfully paranoid lot. it's not paranoia when people are really out to get you or see above--------sorry to hijack your thread hank. ill try to contribute something a little more on topic. so i've never shot a gun in my life and would like to. where would i go for this sort of thing? would i look up a shooting range in the phone book and give them a call? is that like a normal thing they do, have classes about this sort of thing?
well, if you really are interested in learning to shoot, it's most likely going to be difficult in NYC. First, find a class or something to learn how to safely handle firearms. Every pro gun person in this thread will tell you they're not toys and we don't view them as such. As much as we talk about how good a gun looks or how good it feels in the hand, we all understand the incredible responsibility that comes with owning a gun. So if you really want to devote some time, effort, and money into learning how to shoot safely and responsibly, well good for you and welcome to the fold. Now go do the work.I would highly suggest that whether you start out with a rifle or pistol you start with a .22. They're cheap to shoot and easy to handle. With a .22 you can quickly gain a grasp of the fundamentals of good shooting and it will translate to higher caliber weapons. The basics for all firearms are the same.BreathingPatienceControlGood luck, and I hope you give it a fair chance.
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