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shellybaxter1234 July 7th, 2013 5:18pm

I would like to compare results of a poll asked of my followers to those of another SOHer. Have you ever fired a firearm?

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alek12 Orlando
07/07/13 1:29 pm

No, but I want to learn how to properly handle one and shoot it. Just haven't yet

christine1986
07/07/13 1:14 pm

Military, so yes. Lol. Lots of different kinds.

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:48 pm

One of my favorite things to do is go to the shooting range with my dad. I have also go e hunting and shot a few different animals.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/07/13 12:44 pm

Nope. I'm not opposed to guns, I'm just opposed to personally shooting one because I'm accident-prone. I prefer to keep those around me safe. It's really a service to the community.

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barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
07/07/13 12:41 pm

Absolutely. We own guns. My hubby was a sniper in the service.

Minyanko Tumblr
07/07/13 12:22 pm

When we go down to the stretch of creek my uncle owns, we shoot guns at empty beer cans. I've only participated once, but I'm not a bad shot. It's actually fun too

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 12:09 pm

The poll I am comparing to is by Rand2016 - he's pretty fun to follow if anyone is looking for more diverse ideas

thewreckage
07/07/13 11:51 am

Yup. Won't again. You don't NEED a gun. "Ohh I have a second amendment right blah blah". oh please. Bet you don't know the other amendments, nor agree with them.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/07/13 12:37 pm

Good thing it's not for you to decide. I feel I do need them and actually don't find too much about the constitution reprehensible besides the 16th. It's my right, and not just because its on paper, its my inherent right to self defense.

thewreckage
07/07/13 12:39 pm

Okay, you'd still find more trouble with hem but without them, but of course, your choices not mice :p

EagleOK Oklahoma
07/07/13 12:40 pm

Yes. I NEED a gun to protect myself. But conveniently, I have the 2nd Amendment so I don't HAVE to explain to anyone why I need one.

political Georgia
07/07/13 11:17 am

I love exercising my second amendment right!

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fruitusfreakus Wisconsin
07/07/13 12:21 pm

Thats what an asshole said to my sister after he stole her belongings and she tried getting them back. He pulled a handgun on her.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/07/13 12:37 pm

That wasn't his second amendment right, ergo, invalid argument. Please try again.

kermie gaytopia
07/07/13 11:15 am

I have, many years ago. Found it distasteful so I wouldn't exactly say "hell yeah!"

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 12:10 pm

I agree - I was trying to copy Rands poll - but then I got it wrong anyway - darn it

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
07/07/13 11:11 am

8 yrs army. Not much I haven't fired!

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susanr Colorado
07/07/13 11:06 am

I don't think I have. We (4 people) took something to Mexico with us in 1966, because we had plans to live on the edge of the jungle near the beach in Yucatan & try to be self sufficient for some months. (Stop laughing.) I remember we...

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susanr Colorado
07/07/13 11:08 am

..took it out somewhere for mutual firearm safety training & practice, but I honestly don't remember if I fired it or not. (It was the 60s, so who remembers...) But it never made it to Yucatan; I think it got confiscated at a state border crossing.

kermie gaytopia
07/07/13 11:16 am

Hehe are you sure you even made it to Mexico?

susanr Colorado
07/07/13 11:21 am

There is that possibility.. Hm. Police stole our car; chief's son practiced his English on us. Car died in Yucatan, police spoke no English OR Spanish; had to import interpreter so we could donate car to government. Elderly man insisted on...

TomM
07/07/13 11:23 am

LOL, OK I stopped. Some people want to travel forward on time, I'd rather go back to '68. My parents were too conservative and settled to have experienced any of that, but I have other family who had similar experiences.

susanr Colorado
07/07/13 11:24 am

...wrapping a metal strap tightly around my suitcase for shipment on train, 8 pesos, please. Better huevos rancheros than anywhere else in the world. Camped on a beach next to a luxury hotel; totally legal. One of us 4 wanted to trade my body for...

susanr Colorado
07/07/13 11:25 am

..water rights. Customs officer at border confiscated birth control pills (therefore I have a 45-year-old daughter).

Yeah, I think I was in Mexico. Can't be positive, though.

kermie gaytopia
07/07/13 11:29 am

What a live you've led!

TomM
07/07/13 10:37 am

Shelly: any idea why this poll shows up three times for us? There's been a lot of double and even triple pools. I reported this one to Tony.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 10:43 am

This one was a problem while I was posting - it kept telling me it hadn't posted and I kept trying to submit - when it finally "went through" it had posted three times

TomM
07/07/13 10:53 am

I just got a response back that due to minor differences in the question the system didn't pick up that they are identical.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 11:00 am

I did retype it once. But not twice. So that could be true for one of the questions. But it only told me it "went through" once

TomM
07/07/13 11:18 am

Ben, Tony's programmer, said he may know why this is happening to people, you're not the only one. He's looking into a fix. For now he deleted two of them, problem solved.

TomM
07/07/13 10:36 am

Yes military and shooting range.

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kelsey498 Colorado
07/07/13 10:27 am

Never have and definitely don't plan on it.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/07/13 10:25 am

I have at a shooting range a number of times.
I don't own a gun any more. Not with my kid in the house. It'd be useless because i'd have it triple locked away.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/07/13 10:40 am

& as soon as my son wants to play with toy guns, im teaching him gun safety.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/07/13 12:40 pm

No, not having one is useless. Just be responsible. You still have electrical sockets, liquid plumber, small objects, sharp corners...etc etc right?

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/07/13 1:12 pm

I was waiting for that response....

Why have it if i'm not going to use it?

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/07/13 1:35 pm

Good question, so use it. Hope your children never have to rely on you to protect them n the middle of the night. A simple safe is enough to keep children at bay.

DavesNotHere where am I
07/07/13 10:24 am

When I was in the service. Not since.

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EagleOK Oklahoma
07/07/13 10:23 am

Of course. I used to shoot at least once a month, but I haven't recently because of the ammunition shortage.

Sean Go Devils
07/07/13 10:22 am

Triple post lol

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 10:37 am

I know - I definitely was having trouble with posting - LOL

jmz1202 Sacramento
07/07/13 10:21 am

I want to learn. My boyfriend is going to teach me.

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