chrozzo, on Saturday, November 10th, 2007, 12:29 AM, said:
just started carrying a gunafter i got robbed at knifepoint on my pizza delivery job, i got my concealed weapons permitgot one of my greatgrandfather's old policemans .38 specials.......vn gun...shoots like a profits niely too
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?
So I live in a smaller community about an hour from San Francisco. We have very little crime and never have a ghetto bird flying around, until last night. I am get home at about 6:30 and there is a Chopper spolighting around our neighborhood and the water (we live on the CA delta). This is unusual so I call the sheriffs to find out what is going on, all they will tell me is they are searching for someone who got away from them. Out here the birds aren't pulled out for the hell of it, whoever is running did something fairly serious. So I lock all the doors and windows and turn on all the lights in the yard so he does not want to hide there and then I go to grab my Smith & Wesson 9MM (back story: My dad was a cop this was his service gun for years until I bouth him a p226 then he gave me this) Its an OK gun, serviceable, I would rather have the Sig though. I keep it unloaded in my closet up high (don't have a safe although I have been looking for one, I also have an old springfield 22, a 357 and I am getting a shotgun.I go to grab the box of ammo I keep by the gun to load my clips, just in case. And idiot me, I forgot that I shot all my ammo camping a couple months back, and never restocked, so here I am in the rare ****ing situation that I may possibly need my gun and I have no ammo!!
now 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. what scares me is that you seem geniunly excited about the prospect of getting to use your gun to shoot somebody.
Of the 2.4 million American people that died in 2002 (the best stats I could readily find), 62% died from heart disease or cancer, and just over 1% died from firearms (again, more than 50% of those gun deaths were suicides or drug murders). If you still think that gun violence is the huge blight on the face of our society that the government and media tell us it is, then I don't really know what else to say to you.
exactly. you really think you need to own a gun to feel safe? 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. 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.again, 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. --------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?