5 Year Member
- Apr 21, 2010
- Location (City and/or State)
- The Republic O' Tejas
Tom said:Have you not heard the comments from the Japanese admiral about why they did not invade the West Coast of the US after Pearl Harbor, when we were relatively defenseless?
He basically said that they did not invade as they knew it would be suicide since every home had firearms and that all the civilians had marksmanship competitions and knew how to shoot. Paraphrasing here. Don't take my word for it. Look it up. The actual quote is much more compelling than my paraphrasing... Something about "... a rifle behind every blade of grass..."
Tom said:On another note, anyone who thinks its "easy" to buy a gun in this country, especially some states like CA, clearly has never done it. It is a huge hassle and expense. There are reams of paperwork, tests, licenses, fees, government background checks, waiting periods, etc... This is not even scratching the surface of what the gun store has to go through to be "allowed" to sell it to you. It is NOT like buying a ham sandwich. There are more than 22,000 gun laws on the books, and the number grows nearly every day.
mainey34 said:I will not allow anyone take away my rights. I am a gun owner. I have a permit. Which is no longer needed. It is my right to carry a gun. Here in Arizona there are so many home invasions. I feel sorry for the person who ever tries this in my home, cause if my doberman doesn't get to them, one of my many pistols hidden all over my home will....
Kerryann said:I am jealous. I want a double barrel shotgun. I have this love of shotguns and even though my tactical classes said they aren't good home defense in my mind I think they'd give me an advantage.
Kerryann said:This post sort of deals with two threads in this subsection. The other morning I was getting ready for work and I heard some banging that sounded like it was coming from downstairs. I went out in the hall and couldnt hear it but I could hear it in my bathroom. I realized then my hub had all of the guns locked in the safe and I had no idea where the key was hidden. We had kids in the house so he had secured it all up a bit too well. Luckily it was just something banging in our mechanical chase (maybe a ghost.. maybe a pipe or heat duct).. I have no idea what that is but it's this space behind our bathroom that runs to the basement. It reinforced I need more time with our 1911 and I need to always know where the keys to the safe are.