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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:01 PM

Do you know someone who owns a gun whom you consider to be a hazard?

I'm thinking of the neighbors who are constantly arguing more than of the mentally ill. We had a neighbor who used to get into it with young men who thought it a hoot to drive across his lawn. My dad always worried because he knew this guy kept a shot gun handy and was afraid that one day he'd come out shooting.

Also - once someone obtains an order of protection, shouldn't the person involved be required to turn over all fire arms?

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:06 PM

1. yes and no

We have a friend with a huge collection of guns...and a very emotionally unstable teenager. It's kind of scary; the parents are in serious denial about the possibilites. The guns are NOT locked up from what we can tell. The child was in a mental hospital less than three weeks ago.

He is a very nice boy; we are hoping he is getting the right help

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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:06 PM

2. i do know one. he cannot get them though, cause he was in prison. and he takes that seriously

 

and does not want to go back. i am thrilled the law prevents him from having guns. he had always had them in the past.

but, he is the only one i would be concerned with.

i know a limited amount of people and particular with who they are.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:08 PM

3. No, but I know people who voluntarily divested themselves of firearms because of depression.

 

That does happen.

Also - once someone obtains an order of protection, shouldn't the person involved be required to turn over all fire arms?

They are required by federal and state laws to dispose of firearms, but only a couple of states (CT and WA) have processes for actively disarming them.

DU Rec for interesting topic for discussion.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:08 PM

4. I knew a guy -- a mail room clerk --

who was stockiling weapons for when the Communists come back.

He believed the Soviet Union had gone into hiding... in Boulder, Colorado. He thought the Communists were going to come marching down I-25, and when they came, he was going to shoot them.

He told me that he was drunk one night and shooting outside. When he came back in, he accidentally fired his gun in the air, and it went through his ceiling and up through the floor of the apartment above him. The Mexican family in that apartment hadn't said a word about the bullet hole in the floor, not to him, not to the landlord, not to the cops.

"They know better," he said.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:11 PM

5. Oh yea more than one. I know one that was a Sheriff at one time and has ran for a federal

office a couple times. I have known him for my entire life and I don't think he should oun a gun period. I am glad he never won the primary.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:14 PM

6. The cops confiscated my neighbor's guns a while ago, thank heaven

 

This guy is in the late stages of alcoholism. He's nearly killed himself at least twice by falling down the deck stairs while drunk. As a result he has a steel pin holding his head to his spine and lives in constant pain. He seldom makes sense when he talks any more, and has alcohol on his breath all the time, even at 9 a.m. I feel badly for him, but I am afraid of him and his pit bull.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:19 PM

7. My story

A few years ago my husband and I retired and were cleaning out the attic. He still had his old childhood .22 up there, not even shot for 50 years.
I put it in the trunk and said I'd drop it off at the police station the next day. When I went to the station I went in and told them I had an old rifle belonging to my husband and that "we" wanted to get rid of it. The officers said maybe I shouldn't be getting rid of "his" gun ! When I explained that my husband didn't care, in fact it was his idea, they still balked!! I ended up calling my husband at his office where he "gave permission" to get rid of the gun!!
I told the officers that , in my opinion, if any woman comes in and says it's her husbands gun and she wants it gone, they should take it with no questions asked!!.

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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:27 PM

8. I know another guy that was never in the military but claims to be an x Navy Seal. He claims to have

excape tunnels out of his house and is always telling about going on a missions for the government. He hasn't been 20 miles from his parents house inhis life.
He claims to be armed to the teeth, I don't know if that is alie or not but there would be nothing stopping him from buying anything. Everyone thinks he is harmless but who knows?

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:27 PM

9. There are so many to worry about,everywhere,

all of the people who hate Pres. Obama,and are ready to go to war over their guns.I get the feeling they are just waiting for Pres. Obama to initiate any kind of gun control,they are chomping at the bit.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:33 PM

10. Yes, an former boyfriend in Miami.

He also had a carry license. I don't how he ever got that. He shot and killed a man in New York that punched his father. He never went to jail. This was in the '50s and the man he killed was black.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:38 PM

11. Every single Republican legislator in TN

One was caught with a loaded pistol, driving drunk.

Gotta love Tennessee Rightwing Wacknuts!

Keeping our streets safe....or not.....


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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:40 PM

12. my neighborhood is semi-rural

few years ago a belligerent teenager was going around shooting a high-powered rifle in the neighborhood, across the road, deliberately daring people to call the cops, which they did repeatedly. The sheriff couldn't do anything about it because the parents were not cooperative. Fortunately the kid moved out of the house and moved on to terrorize some other folks. What kind of young adult is he now?

We are the only "civilized" country in the world that would put up with this.

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