A poll on guns

What is your stance on guns?


  • Total voters
    31

pro2A

Hell, It's about time!
#1
I haven't done one of these in a while and since we have a bunch of a new members I'd like to get a poll on what people think about gun ownership. Either for or against.

Please explain your views.
 

Sigurd

Internet Dig Dug
#2
I'm for gun ownership, it's better to at have the people to have something to protect oneself from someone, then to not have any form of defense and someone pull out a weapon and steal all of your stuff.
 

pro2A

Hell, It's about time!
#5
It's not an either/or thing for me, but a matter of moderation. I do own the one badass historic rifle but I doubt that stacking firepower in our barns will ever lead to anything besides this wannabe Red Dawn male fantasy stuff:

The Associated Press: Christian militia accused of plotting to kill cops
If the 2A ever has to be used, it can end w/o a shot being fired... I hope you do know that.

And before you go off on the militia thing... I have two words for you about violent extremism...

Bill Ayers.
 
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SmilinSilhouette

Registered Member
#6
Here's a big suprise: I LOVE GUNS!
The more the merrier (for me). I like to shoot cans, water bottles, silhouettes, clay pigeons, targets, ducks, geese, pheasants, rabbits, & someday a deer. They are fun to shoot, fun to own, fun to hunt with, fun, fun, FUN! Not only that they have the added benefit of self-defense! Could anything be more awesome? :D
 

Unity

Jedi Mind Tricks
Staff member
#7
I'm for semi-control. Gun ownership is fine with me, and I respect it. That being said, I do have an issue with all kinds of people stocking up on automatic rifles and things of that nature. I just have trouble with people buying guns like an AK-47 and then saying it's for hunting.
 

pro2A

Hell, It's about time!
#8
I'm for semi-control. Gun ownership is fine with me, and I respect it. That being said, I do have an issue with all kinds of people stocking up on automatic rifles and things of that nature. I just have trouble with people buying guns like an AK-47 and then saying it's for hunting.
I respect your view, but full auto rifles are darn near impossible to get. Most people don't own automatic rifles. You must be confusing them with semi-automatic variants.
 

SmilinSilhouette

Registered Member
#9
@ Unity: automatic means they continue to fire as long as the trigger is held and there is ammunition. You have to have a special license to own them, not just a CPL. Pro can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe it is a federal license through the ATF and they don't just hand them out like candy.
 

Unity

Jedi Mind Tricks
Staff member
#10
I respect your view, but full auto rifles are darn near impossible to get. Most people don't own automatic rifles. You must be confusing them with semi-automatic variants.
I probably am confusing them, I know you guys are the experts there. :nod:

Still, I usually blanket my view that things like Rifles and Hand guns are just fine and that people should be able to own them, but if more powerful variations of gus are out there without strict regulation they can get to criminals, extremists (of any sort of political/religious persuasion you can think up, lol. Not trying to confine it to one kind), etc.

I just think it's one of those things in which government regulation is necessary, and that it's not at as much risk of being "too regulated" as people fear.