I get this is a joke but this is a pretty dangerous mentality. I’m not looking for an excuse to use my firearm I have it if I’m backed into a corner with no other answer.
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, nobody is. some guys just like waving their djcks around on the internet talking big. for context im a gun owner, but its called walk softly and carry a big stick, not shriek like a banshee about how big your twig is
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, it's a really gnarly perception. I grew up in New England and moved to Colorado and I know that people can take gun enthusiasm for an aptitude for violence. Nice conversation like yours helped me get much more comfortable with the idea of people having guns, not gonna lie.
@Hoban Washburne, same. As a gun owner I would shît if I actually had to use it to end a human life. I will, to protect my family, but would have nightmares for life.
@Hoban Washburne, you’d be surprised. I heard about a guy who had Jerry rigged his home alarm system to call his phone instead of the cops if someone broke in. He had his gun on the nightstand if it ever happened and he talked about it like it was a sexual fantasy or something. Some people have this hero fantasy in their head where they will kill a psychopathic murderer and save the day. At most he will end up killing some dumb kid or thoughtless addict. Not exactly peak citizens but not deserving of a bullet.
@big freedom, right? if someone broke into my home and i knew they were going to harm me or mine, im confident i could do what had to be done, but id be terrified. and you should be. if you’re ready to shoot someone at the drop of a hat, you’re prolly gonna wind up killing someone that doesnt have it coming
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, yeah thats just sociopathic
@Hoban Washburne, I've probably got enough guns and ammo in my house to start WWIII, but I don't go carrying them around like a jackass
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, thank you for being a responsible gun owner ❤️
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, the signature of a proficient and well trained gun owner.
@Hoban Washburne, bullshjt. If my house is broken into, the pants are going down, I'm screaming like an autistic banshee, and the twig is flapping merrily along while the berries jingle a happy tune.
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, go on,it's ok you can speak freely here, you love to pew pew
@Hoban Washburne, I’m more of a knife guy it’s so much easier to use... I mean carry
@Hoban Washburne, i think the best way to describe it is like a jacket or hoodie when it might be cold out...it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, I feel the same way. I own several guns, including a so called "assault weapon", and the only things I ever want to shoot with them are deer and elk. Maybe some rabbits and coyotes here or there. And if i get the chance, maybe a bighorn sheep, or some bison, or some moose...
Anyway, point is, humans will never be on the list, unless it is mine, or my family's lives, or theirs.
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, I’ve yet to hear of ONE person who had the need to use a firearm for protection that wasn’t overly ecstatic about it.
@Hoban Washburne, what those of us with years of training to engage targets as soon as they pop up? To the point it's muscle memory and dont think about it. Those who have also engaged another human being and has gotten to the point where it's just one of those things? Asking for a friend.
@Chifilo, well I know for a fact there’s more than this but here is an example of a woman who shot her stalker and said she had never been more terrified in her life. https://concealednation.org/2014/09/first-hand-account-of-a-self-defense-shooting-holy-sht-i-survived-woman-details-her-experience-with-a-stalker/. It’s very rare people are happy to have taken another life. Even soldiers and police officers struggle daily with the emotional weight of doing what was necessary.
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, thank you, alot of ignorant people think we go out to war because we want to just kill kill kill. Mind you there are psychopaths that make it into the military, but I had a hard time after my first deployment. I love my guns but I would use everything in my power not to use one on a human life unless i was faced with serious bodily harm or death to either myself or someone else. To protect the life of another. I would go less lethal, hands on, then as a last resort a pew. But fvck squirrels. I'll pew them all day and not give a dang
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, ah yes. Smart gun owners. The best kind. Not sarcastic btw. I agree.
@LilPuppyOfDOOM , for me after the first half of the deployment it went from did I really just do that to play stupid games win stupid prizes to I have more respect for these people than most Americans, at least they have the strength of fortitude to do what they truly believe is worth dying for. I'll still kill you if you point your weapon at a fellow Marine but with a modicum of respect. Though I'm a Huey aircrew chief so for us it's a bit different than for crunchies.
@Cl3v3rN1ckn4me, brother, I didn't spend 2200 on a rifle, and 1100 on body armor, to not put it to use
@ Seductive Cheeto, I am very interested in what rifle you have there, most I've spent on (a few) rifles was about 2k after everything and that was on my Tavor. And what kind of body armor at that price, jesus. I have 1 Xtreame soft body armor vests rated at III+, one set of plates I kept from my military times (those dont count though) and I bought a set of I believe it was spartan level IV. I dont think any of them were over 800.
@LilPuppyOfDOOM , I have an AR-10 that I've added some furniture on (it's a dmr I use for hunting, in reality I would use my 9mm ar 15 mutant which was only like 700), also I got a level 4 plate carrier and added side plates, lower abdominal plates, shoulder plates, and trauma pads behind every plate, it was a semi-custom job that cost like 1200. It weighs like 40 pounds lol but I'm actually a large guy and train with it so when SHTF I'm not unaccustomed go the extra weight and restrictions, nonetheless I bet you can tell I'm not the best at handling my finances.
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@Kangaroo Jacked, *BFG Division
@Invalid User, hells yas
Jokes on the intruder, I'm a heavy sleeper and nothing wakes me up
If someone breaks into my house at 1am, I’m not going for a gun. I’m getting a pair of knives, hiding motionlessly in a dark corner until the burglar unwittingly passes me, and then I’m stabbing that motherfücker until they stop twitching.
Or I’ll get murdered.
Either way, win/win.
“Never should have come here!” *Fortunate Son blares*
my time has come
I have several guns but I hope to God I never have to use them in self defense. But i’ll be damned if I’m not prepared for that scenario.
Same thing with Zombie apocalypse or Civil War II
Remember kids: stay strapped or get clapped
Today’s the daaaayyy
I had a masked man with a machete and duffle bag filled with duct tape and rope break in to my place in college. I went to a pretty preppy college where the only fight most kids saw was when they threatened to sue the others cause their dad or uncle is a lawyer (the polo wearing salmon shorts, Sperry shoes kids). I on the other hand come from a middle class hillbilly family from Kentucky, so the man was extremely surprised when I had a 12 gauge about 6 inches from his mask within a second or so of breaking in. I gave chase and stopped myself on the end of my porch knowing that in my state if I had shot at that point it'd be murder. I retreated and stood in front of the door, gun ready, while my roommate called police. We were the FIFTH apartment he had broken into that night, but the first with a gun. While I'm thankful I had it, I'm more thankful I didnt need to shoot. I still have a bit of PTSD from that night.
One should only boast about his gun if it is not a common firearm. Otherwise its a common firearm and therefore you are not special and have nothing to boast about.
Exception if you have a killcount