Ah Idaho, Hardcore Gunslingers

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  1. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

  2. bryras

    bryras Well-Known Member

    Dana Jean,

    Not ALL of Idaho wants this. :) I know I don't and I haven't personally spoken to anyone that supports it.
     
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  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Oh, I know that. It actually sounds like most don't want it, but the lawmakers do. Why is that?
     
  4. bryras

    bryras Well-Known Member

    To protect our rights and freedoms I guess. Defense? I'm not really sure exactly.
     
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  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I so hope they don't pass this. Very scary for parents who have children on these campuses.
     
  6. Out of Order

    Out of Order What Christmas is All About

    It should make the keg parties a lot more interesting.
     
  7. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    "Yippie-kai yay, muthaf'er's."
     
  8. bryras

    bryras Well-Known Member

    I don't think it will get passed.
     
  9. Out of Order

    Out of Order What Christmas is All About

  10. bryras

    bryras Well-Known Member

  11. Out of Order

    Out of Order What Christmas is All About

    Haven't heard of them doing it here in NH. They usually give away TVs....LOL
     
  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Why Chew Through The Restraints?

    ...laugh if you wish, but to someone who has been trained in weapons handling-I see no issues with it....no, it would be sheer idiocy just to willy-nilly pass out weapons, but I know when I was in college, and in my 20's I had both a shotgun and revolver in my room-and was well aware of how to use them and the respect they deserved...not all kids are idiots...
     
  13. shookme

    shookme Obscure Member

    Yip, in the right hands it wouldn't be total anarchy.
     
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  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Wow - just wow - I guess this was before you and Tracy got together? It sounds like you had an interesting life @GNTLGNT!
     
  15. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Not all, but enough are that this is a bad idea.

    I'm from a 'hunting' area, pretty much every family in my extended family owns guns and hunts regularly. I also come from a military background. All of these things contribute to me not being particularly afraid of guns. They are a tool, just like a hammer or a blender.

    BUT. BUT.

    The people I know and are close to not only own weapons, they respect them. That is not true of a great portion of the US population, for whom guns are 'fer pertection'. Never mind that they have no experience with the proper use and care of a weapon. Never mind that many of them are absolutely untrained. Never mind that they've not even hunted an animal (and any hunter can tell you that shooting at a living thing is a very different thing than shooting at a static target).

    I'm not afraid of guns, but having them in the hands of at best half-ass trained people scares the crap out of me.
     
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  16. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I have had some weapons training and I am not against hunting (in fact I respect it, especially for those who actually do it for meat, not just for sport).

    Up here in Canada we have very strict firearms rules. It is very difficult to buy a pistol for example.

    Unless you are military, a hunter or First Nations (again allowed to hunt) and require a gun for a good reason you just can't go out and buy a gun all that easily.

    So what is my point in all this - um, not too sure. We still have illegal weapons out there and people coming into the hospital with gunshot wounds. I guess it is just not as prevalent as down in the States, that's all, and therefore I feel a bit safer in Canada as a result.
     
  17. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Gun manufacturers and gun dealers must love this.
     
  18. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I'm not saying everyone who owns a gun is an idiot. There are guns in my home right now.

    I don't think guns belong on a college campus. With all these school shootings, it just sends the wrong message.
     
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  19. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    just spent a week in idaho...never saw one person with a gun anywhere...never had one conversation with anyone about it, even though it was all over the local news...

    i can only reiterate what i've said before...the govt banning things is not the answer...

    maybe a more thorough education, on all issues, including where guns are concerned, is a far better route...

    the most a govt should attempt is a more thoughtful 'well-regulated' approach..again, without banning, to all things that are considered to be, but aren't necessarily always are, dangerous...
     
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  20. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    What part of idaho were you in?
     
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