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Response to ClarendonDem (Reply #70)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 05:35 PM

71. Sorry about the prior reply but it seems

Anything I say about guns here has been used as a reason for others to get snarfy.

Background checks and bump stock bans are fine with me, but then I've already gone through a state patrol background check for a job I was training for, magazine capacity is a strange bird as you can limit it to 30 rounds for a "Sporting weapon" but then tape 4 together for 120 rounds or just have a pile of mags.

I own a Calico M100, a .22 caliber weapon with a tripod, collapsible stock, scope and lazer dot, they use 100 round clips, I have four of those, the weapon has no real use other than plinking due to the caliber, but it would be looked on as an assault weapon by most due to it's look.

I feel that you should have a reason to own a weapon other than the "it's my right" argument, I've owned a civilian version of the M-16, two Ruger mini 14's, an FN 308 and a Remington 308 VS, the civilian version of the marine sniper rifle, I still have the VS but sold the rest.

In reality I feel that an "Assault" style weapon has no use unless you hunt with it or target shoot, I've done both with mine but have not hunted in 22 years and I don't need to target shoot anymore as I'm pretty proficient with the weapons I still own, Iay take out my weapons once a year to look them over but that's it.

I have stated here before that I feel the more you handle a weapon that you don't use anymore the easier it is to rely upon it as a option in circumstances beyond your control, I will always own a weapon to protect my family but my first option is to call the police.

My last option is to arm myself, that will always be last for me, read the book "in the gravest extreme" by Massad Ayoob, written years ago it's a sobering account on why you should really think about using a gun as anything other than a last resort.

I don't mind discussing my thoughts on guns but you're about the first that hasn't gone the route of actually not seeming to have another agenda behind their questions......

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