Firearm Owners In The Fandom?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jarren, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Kellan Meig'h

    Kellan Meig'h Kilted Coder

    Um, no. While there are ways to 'harden' your windows and doors, if they can open, they can be opened by force. There is a film that can be applied to your windows to keep them together but the window proper will come out of the frame eventually. Doors are bit more secure when a stop bolt has been installed in the floor but again, the door can eventually be defeated. This knowledge comes from experience. Even a good, solid core steel clad door will succumb to a good battering ram. They stole that dOOd's entire guitar collection, worth millions, while ADT tried to call the owner on vacation to see if it was a false alarm. They had roughly twenty minutes and one of my brethren probably passed their stolen U-Haul full of equipment on the way to the call.

    If you can design it, it can be defeated. When I had meth heads break into my house, they kicked the door, steel frame and all out of the wall. They also walked right past an alarm keypad that was screaming holy hell because it had been activated by their intrusion.

    It's a sad fact that some people, due to financial situations, cannot move away to a better place to live.
     
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  2. Multoran

    Multoran Active Member

    I don't actually own a gun yet, but I'd like to have a hand gun and maybe even a rifle one day.
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    While it's true that guns themselves are not responsible for murder, they certainly make murder a lot easier to commit. For that reason, they should be reasonably controlled, and not in such a way that prevents responsible, trained individuals from obtaining a means to defend themselves and their family.
     
  3. Rykhoteth

    Rykhoteth Dancin' Robot

    I need to get a decent carry piece that's not 45 cal, those are all the semi-auto handguns I've got.

    Reading into caliber comparisons and analysis assuming modern hollowpoint defense rounds, between 45, 40, 357, 9, and 380, is a god damn rabbit hole. I get torn between the extremes: just using this as an excuse to buy a 10mm or larger for muh stopping power, or buy a 380 and practice tight groupings with mag dumps, or just buy a 9mm like the rest of the world.

    Too bad 7.62x54R surplus dried up. I never got to shoot my Mosin before I might as well be shooting anything else I own.
     
  4. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 Jumping feet first into hell... seems like my job

    I don't own one YET, but I'm a pretty good shot- even then, a good set of knives is far deadlier in a home invasion than pulling a gun any day (stealth mode activated)
     
  5. Aleksion

    Aleksion They killed me

    With enough time and right tools even the world's safest bank vault can be opened. Most burglaries are smash and grab style, so if burglars can't enter quickly they are likely to leave.
     
  6. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 Jumping feet first into hell... seems like my job

    Woefully ignorant as usual, it seems
     
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  7. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    Nope. I'd be too scared I'd shoot myself, during a depressive episode...would be too dangerous to have around. My cousin shot himself on his 21st birthday, maybe 5 years ago? It was February, in Michigan, in the snow. Then, I also had an aunt and uncle kill themselves, via an OD; my brother made some very close attempts.

    So given my family history, a gun would not be wise for me; I may seem pretty well balanced, here, but IRL, I have some very extreme states.

    It's curious, too: guns are used more often in suicide, than homicide...living in Baltimore, that struck me as curious.
     
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  8. Jarren

    Jarren What doesn't kill me makes me stranger.

    It is a bit unsettling to look at the number of gun homicides compared to suicides. It speaks of a massive lack of metal health support in the U.S.
     
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  9. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 Jumping feet first into hell... seems like my job

    Amen, reverend... I think I understand why they don't allow guns on college campuses- it's not for the safety of others, it's for the safety of one's self
     
  10. Lcs

    Lcs Woof

    More likely is that it's done not only for the safety of the owners, but also the other students.

    By the way, some college campuses do allow firearms and even concealed carry permits interestingly enough.
     
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  11. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 Jumping feet first into hell... seems like my job

    I can only speak for my college... they make us lock up any weapons we have at the Police Department
     
  12. Aleksion

    Aleksion They killed me

    Or that guns are sold to anyone. Ironically by having a gun you're at higher risk of dying
     
  13. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 Jumping feet first into hell... seems like my job

    Woefully ignorant, yet again. When you try to buy a gun, you have to pass a background check. It's not as simple as "I like gun, take my money" like you seem to want us to believe
     
  14. Aleksion

    Aleksion They killed me

    oh bugger off. Anyone does not have to mean 100%, 99% is still anyone in this case
     
  15. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 Jumping feet first into hell... seems like my job

    *Shakes head* Mods, time to close this one- it's 3 posts away from going to sh*t
     
  16. Jarren

    Jarren What doesn't kill me makes me stranger.

    By the same rationale, you're much more likely to be kicked to death by a horse if you own a horse than if you don't. Also, firearm accidents don't account for much of that, it's mostly suicides, which are a choice (sometimes impulsive and always ill advised) so they're not much more dangerous than, say, chainsaws or ladders on the basis of ownership alone.
     
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  17. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 Jumping feet first into hell... seems like my job

    FINALLY, some logic in this thread. First in a while
     
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  18. Aleksion

    Aleksion They killed me

    People are aware of those risk, however for many owning guns give a false sense of security.
     
  19. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 Jumping feet first into hell... seems like my job

    Fallacy. You're begging the question.
     
  20. Aleksion

    Aleksion They killed me

    no.
     

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