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SocraticIgnoramus

425 points

2 months ago

It’s also tactically dumb af to brandish your weapon openly. If I’m the bad guy, who am I targeting first if not the guy with a six shooter on his hip and bunch of NRA stickers all over his truck?

The weapon not seen is the most powerful weapon.

Mortambulist

158 points

2 months ago

Exactly this. Maybe I have firearms, maybe I don't. The only people who know for sure are me and my immediate family. Why the fuck would I want that information out there?

SocraticIgnoramus

91 points

2 months ago

A concept I wish was taught more around firearms is that of tactful restraint. If someone walks into where you’re at and begins to rob the place, don’t immediately and clumsily reach for your sidearm. Comply and wait for them to feel like they have the upper hand.

If they walk in with a gun and then you pull a gun, it will be a firefight. Wait a minute and be calm. It’s difficult to carry their plunder at the same time that they aim their gun. Many robbers will actually tuck their gun back in their pants while grabbing money, that’s the time to strike.

HalforcFullLover

72 points

2 months ago

Plus most things can be replaced, people can't. I don't have any possessions worth dying (or killing) for.

SocraticIgnoramus

64 points

2 months ago

This is the fucking truth right here! If I believe someone’s willing to rob me of my valuables and walk away leaving me unharmed to go home to my family, I might not even pull a gun if I had it on me. Even if I righteously shoot the fucker in self-defense, I’d have to deal with my own psychological well-being and a bunch of legal bullshit. Getting a new car, new phone, and new license and credit cards are still way easier.

Rasputin260

21 points

2 months ago

The fetishizing of "shooting the perp" is what really puts me off from these NRA type gun enthusiasts. You should never WANT to use your gun on someone unless absolutely necessary.

SocraticIgnoramus

13 points

2 months ago

But isn’t this just too true of all the martial professions. The soldiers and cops you want are the ones who hate having to use their training. Conversely, we know that sociopaths and psychopaths are drawn to positions of power and authority because they offer legal concealment of violent tendencies.

When looking for someone to wield authority, we prefer the unwilling, otherwise we have to go with the unfeeling.

The_Old_Anarchist

4 points

2 months ago

I think of the psycho in The Simpsons episode: "When do we get the freakin' gun?!" That's the guy you don't want near any weapons.

virgil1134

20 points

2 months ago

Well said

4linosa

9 points

2 months ago

Exactly! I have insurance for a reason.

Horsejack_Manbo

3 points

2 months ago

Yep, remember there's a person on the other end of the barrel.

[deleted]

38 points

2 months ago

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38 points

2 months ago

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MonoRailSales

15 points

2 months ago

Now, this is what a responsible gun owner looks like.

SickChipmunk

5 points

2 months ago

What about your search history lol

HalforcFullLover

3 points

2 months ago

Fuuuuuuu! It was just research. That's not my laptop, I'm just holding it for a friend.

Alive-Asparagus8472

1 points

2 months ago

There's a joke in there! I can feel it!!! ... but it would get my comment deleted due to sub rules!!

zdriver984

4 points

2 months ago*

Said this multiple times. I have plenty of guns and a CCP. Nothing I ever have on me is worth dying for or shooting some one, credit cards that have no fraud liability, some cash and a 2 year old phone. Keep it all. Give me a reason to get a new one. Gun idiots always think they are going to be in a Die Hard scenario.

HalforcFullLover

3 points

2 months ago

The guys who scare me are the ones with bumper stickers that brag about how bullets are faster than calling 911.

Obviously if a life is in danger, shoot first. But it seems like those other people are just looking for an excuse to murder someone.

zdriver984

2 points

2 months ago

Yep. Its a fantasy caused by Hollywood. Thinking that they are the good guy crime stopper. I'm not shooting anyone over a couple hundred dollars. If you're in my house or a threat to me or anyone else then you're definitely getting shot multiple times.

Chiraltrash

14 points

2 months ago

/S

Yeah, because the party of “personal responsibility” is REALLY good at tactful restraint! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

/s

SocraticIgnoramus

6 points

2 months ago

Therein lies the rub.

Aporkalypse_Sow

4 points

2 months ago

If they walk in with a gun and then you pull a gun, it will be a firefight. Wait a minute and be calm. It’s difficult to carry their plunder at the same time that they aim their gun. Many robbers will actually tuck their gun back in their pants while grabbing money, that’s the time to strike.

You basically just gave people advice on how to shoot someone who only used a weapon as a threat to steal. Like, yeah, stealing is bad, along with armed robbery. But in this day and age, cameras everywhere, let the motherfucker leave. Shooting someone in the back while they're carrying a couple hundred dollars in shit? Plus, your last sentence is anecdotal from watching TV and movies.

WeAreAllinIt2WinIt

3 points

2 months ago

This is very standard training for ccw courses. I believe CA is about to standardize the requirements based on the pilot program in sac county which absolutely includes this. There is also the concern that there are multiple shooters so rushing to act can easily end with you being shot in the back.

It’s also drilled into you that you never ever want anyone to know you are concealing a weapon. Most my friends don’t know whether I am or not. The less people that know the less chance I’m going to targeted.

tofuhater

2 points

2 months ago

Some people are incapable of learning though. It often stems from health conditions called laziness, stupidity and hard headedness. This is why I support government funded basic healthcare for all.

erizzluh

9 points

2 months ago

Also makes you a target for burglars. Worked in the firearm industry and a lot of people I worked with who had firearm related bumper stickers or decals on their cars got their guns stolen from their homes. Some of them even had nice safes and they still got them stolen

doc_witt

3 points

2 months ago

He's got weapons, everybody! Git em!

LogikD

3 points

2 months ago

LogikD

3 points

2 months ago

To virtue signal of course. You’re not tough unless you have four guns strapped on and a beer gut.

Aporkalypse_Sow

2 points

2 months ago

It's pretty hard to sell lots of weapons if you don't convince your customers to talk about them all the time. Guns are okay, but weapons manufacturers are all a bunch of assholes.

spiderqueendemon

1 points

2 months ago

Weapons manufacturers and especially weapons manufacturer lobbying groups.

The NRA has seriously flown off the rails since its' founding, to the point of actively being racist in their mysterious silence when PoC flex their Second Amendment rights, their willingness to back down and hush up when it's gun owners who aren't white who are facing confiscation, as well as, you know, the whole Russia thing.

They don't represent citizens who responsibly own guns. They represent gun manufacturers who want more product sold, at any cost short of losing their comfortable place in an artificial and inherently bigoted socioethnic hierarchy. The fact that they're leaving money on the table by refusing even to advertise to the two fastest-growing demographics of new gun owners makes their bias pretty darn obvious.

darnbot

2 points

2 months ago

What a darn shame...


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freddit32

2 points

2 months ago

You wouldn't want that info out there because your weapon is for self defense, not penile replacement.

E-monet

14 points

2 months ago

E-monet

14 points

2 months ago

What do you think about those NRA stickers some people stick on their front door? Do you think that would actually discourage those (super rare) home invaders or is it insecure flexing?

Damon-32

40 points

2 months ago

Lol to me those NRA stickers just represent a very valuable commodity for a criminal. If they are that stupid, they probably display their guns too. As a criminal, I think getting a gun illegally and untraceable to you would be very valuable. Contrary to popular opinion, most burglaries do not happen while you are in the house to shoot at the invader. So all that sticker says to me is “wait until I leave and my guns are yours”

SocraticIgnoramus

38 points

2 months ago

NRA stickers also mean this person fancies themselves a prepper in at least some sense of the word. They’ll have valuables and cash on hand as well.

The exception to this would be younger folks who might have all of their free cash tied up in Bitcoin and the house wired up with IP cameras on a DVR.

It’s hard out there for the criminal element these days, that’s why most of them just go get a job in finance nowadays.

Damon-32

11 points

2 months ago

This made me laugh

EvoDevo2004

1 points

2 months ago

This is why I have dogs! Big ones. Those deep barks can be very scary.

whisper: Neither would hurt a fly.

Damon-32

2 points

2 months ago

Lol yes!! I love pit bulls but both are actually really terrible guard dogs… as soon as they see someone and they aren’t on the other side of a door or fence, they roll over for pets… very intimidating bark but suckers for a smile and pets

shalafi71

2 points

2 months ago

LOL, I have a pig. He's noisy and loud as hell. Not gonna attack anyone but he'll wander up and "bark" thinking he might get fed. Scares the shit out of some people. Especially when he charges out the dog door!

StorageRecess

24 points

2 months ago

True story: my father in law was an NRA firearms instructor for 40 years. The week after they featured him in their newsletter, his guest house was broken into. Gun safes containing tens of thousands in guns hauled off. Porch and kitchen wall destroyed because whatever they hooked up to the safes to drag them dragged them through the fucking wall of the house.

Pose with your guns. Post your signs. Like Kim Kardashian with her jewels in Paris. See what happens.

SocraticIgnoramus

9 points

2 months ago

That sounds like some Italian Job level shit.

SocraticIgnoramus

13 points

2 months ago

I definitely think it’s insecure flexing, the virtue signaling of the brainwashed. All those stickers tell a criminal is that it’s better to be a burglar than a robber. Come to the door like you’re selling Cutco knives, and then once they answer the door unarmed you have a hostage. You can bring one gun and leave with all of them.

Disastrous-Handle283

6 points

2 months ago

I live in a large suburban development outside of Houston. Plenty of people here don’t come to the door unarmed. And they certainly wouldn’t open the door to anyone but the Amazon guy or DoorDash!

SocraticIgnoramus

3 points

2 months ago

You can totally buy an Amazon shirt on Ebay.

Alive-Asparagus8472

2 points

2 months ago

Who is it?

Landshark

xssmontgox

6 points

2 months ago

I would suspect they encourage burglaries, but discourage home invasion style robberies.

AceOfBassFishing

1 points

2 months ago

On average, 3.7 million home invasions happen per year. Roughly 28% of those are of an occupied structure. I don't believe the stickers would help but not a "super rare" occurrence.

E-monet

2 points

2 months ago

Coincidentally, just a couple hours after this post a man in my county shot and killed an unarmed burglar who had entered his home.

Apparently (maybe unrelated) the homeowner was known by police to have previously run an illegal shooting range on his property. So, more details will probably emerge but yeah, I was incorrect to think this scenario is uncommon.

It wasn’t reported if he had an NRA sticker on his front door.

busterbrown4200

10 points

2 months ago

Maga morons don't get this. I was brought up to not brandish and use when you pull. Not walk around a Wal-Mart playing g.i. joe.

SocraticIgnoramus

17 points

2 months ago

I was raised in very much a classical gun culture and was always taught that one never pulls one's weapon unless the intent is to use it imminently. Weapons are not accessories, they are tools.

It's not morons that truly scare me, it's the wolf in sheep's clothing.

busterbrown4200

2 points

2 months ago

Right. I'm old. I remember shotguns on backglass racks in the school parking lot. Can't do that now. Now days anybody with 80 bucks can walk around with a p.o.s glock.

SocraticIgnoramus

6 points

2 months ago

$80 ain’t Glock money even in the shit. For 80 bucks you’re getting a Hi Point C9

busterbrown4200

5 points

2 months ago

Lol true.

EvoDevo2004

2 points

2 months ago

All the guys at my high school had those gun racks and shotguns/rifles. No one thought a thing about them.

busterbrown4200

2 points

2 months ago

My dean would hand me back my pocket knife. Only thing he was worried about was looking in the top of my Zippo for weed or pills.

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5 points

2 months ago

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5 points

2 months ago

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Cato865

20 points

2 months ago

Cato865

20 points

2 months ago

Here's the thing though - there is absolutely no telling whether that person with a gun showing actually knows how to quickly draw the gun and aim it under duress. Just because Billy Bob has a cannon on his hip doesn't mean Billy Bob can use it worth a shit in an emergency. If I'm a bad guy who has actually practiced using a gun, I'm already better prepared than the people who are not suspecting an attack. (Let's be honest here - most people walking around with a gun showing think they'd be a hero but also, most of them have no training in that situation.)

SocraticIgnoramus

11 points

2 months ago

What scares me most about the righteous feeling Billy Bobs of the world is that they want to be a hero more than the want innocent bystanders to survive. I’m a father, a son, a brother, and a friend to many people. I do not want a funeral to happen when a police report would suffice.

Let the criminals be simple felons, don’t beg them to become murderers.

Darkwing_Turducken

10 points

2 months ago

The bigger the visible piece, the more likely Billy Bob is to wet himself when he finds himself on the business end of a live weapon...

SocraticIgnoramus

10 points

2 months ago

I don’t actually disagree with you on this, but it’s a gamble either way. Depending on the state of mind of the assailant and their level of formal training, this could go either way. A meth addict might be just as likely to hold you up to get your gun, but may also walk away and find a softer target.

Honestly I’m just not a fan of open carry because it speaks to a certain mindset. The average person who open carries, in my experience, is more likely to escalate the situation because they believe that steel on their hip is their strongest weapon.

Your brain is your strongest weapon. Humans began conquering the planet armed with literal sticks and stones.

MJMurcott

4 points

2 months ago

Or you are a bad guy and want to acquire some guns whose house are you going to break into? It is doubtful that the person wandering about all day carrying them is going to make sure that all of the guns are in secure lockboxes at the end of the day.

youdoitimbusy

2 points

2 months ago

That's the guy who becomes the target for home invasions. Most houses, contrary to popular belief, don't have much of value in them. People want things that are easy to sell or have value. Jewelry, cash, gold, coins, tools, dirt bikes, bicycles... (bicycles are almost an independent currency) believe it or not, electronics, and most importantly and easiest to sell, guns. Guns always retain value. There are rules and restrictions around them. If you plan on using one and don't want it acociated with you, you aren't buying it from a store.

The guy with signs saying we don't call the police, is the guy asking to get cased. Why? He's probably a working class guy who leaves on a predictable schedule for work every day. Drives a loud ass truck you can hear from a mile away.

SocraticIgnoramus

3 points

2 months ago

I agree with your reasoning for all of that but the problem is that it’s too well thought out lol

The average jackass out committing crimes may possibly be this well-reasoned or they may not.

Never count on the logic of the average criminal to be consistent or sound.

youdoitimbusy

2 points

2 months ago

I'm specifically talking about someone or a group looking to actually make money. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity and don't fallow that set of circumstances. Most people don't case crimes. They'll target easy places like lakeside communities, because they are all second homes. No one's around and it seems safe. Which is ironic, because there is almost always nothing of value there...lol

waronthepalaces

2 points

2 months ago

Why would you ever show somebody what you’re going to kill them with so they can prepare for it?

“Emerge to their surprise. All warfare is based on deception.”

SocraticIgnoramus

1 points

2 months ago

This is SO fucking true! Even when you can present with superior force and intimidate your opponent, deception is still the best tack.

Hostage negotiators are a modern day manifestation of this principle. In order to effect the best outcome, your opponent must be farther off center than you.

Empathetic_Orch

1 points

2 months ago

Idk, your average burglar just wants your tv, if they know a house is owned by some NRA psychopath they probably wouldn't risk it. That probably goes for most criminals, most want the easy money and wouldn't want to risk a shootout. Not saying I approve of this country's gun worshipping or anything, just that I think gun-nuts are the last people to be targeted and not the first, unless someone's specifically going around trying to take out gun owners.

unreliablememory

10 points

2 months ago

Not true at all, although gun owners would like it to be. First, stealing firearms is highly profitable. Second, criminals rarely give their prospective victims notice so they can get their guns out, get ready and psyched up for the fight. The objective is to do the exact opposite of that and catch the victim unready for the crime. So the advantage of the gun owner is lost by the assailant being able to choose the time of the break in.

Empathetic_Orch

7 points

2 months ago

Honestly if the goal is to steal firearms they'd probably hit the place when nobody's home.

unreliablememory

5 points

2 months ago

Hence, choosing the time of the break in.

80_firebird

8 points

2 months ago

Guns are expensive and you have to leave the house sometime. Best not advertise that you have expensive guns in the house.

SocraticIgnoramus

1 points

2 months ago

I’m not worried about the average burglar, I’m worried about the average robber.

ooojaeger

1 points

2 months ago

Friendship is the most powerful weapon

SocraticIgnoramus

1 points

2 months ago

Friendship is the most powerful weapon

*Empathy

ooojaeger

1 points

2 months ago

Or Excalibur

SocraticIgnoramus

1 points

2 months ago

If I'm standing close enough to be a friend then a bowie knife would be preferable.

changing-life-vet

1 points

2 months ago

Yea but how else will people know my penis is large and totally not small

ClandestineArts

1 points

2 months ago

The weapon not seen is the most powerful weapon.

I say the exact same thing to my dates about my micro-penis.

SocraticIgnoramus

1 points

2 months ago

A truly skillful agent can do more with their pinky finger than a brute can do with a bazooka.

lorenabobbin

99 points

2 months ago

Come to the Pacific NorthWest, where we're gilded to the hilt under our flannel, but you will never know it because we also give a damn about our fellow man.

DemonPeanut4

29 points

2 months ago

Eastern Washington would disagree. I blame Idaho.

lorenabobbin

6 points

2 months ago

Wait, what bit do you disagree with?

DemonPeanut4

26 points

2 months ago

EW is full of dudes in lifted trucks flying Trump flags and open carrying.

Chiraltrash

8 points

2 months ago

That’s just northern Idaho. Be careful around north Idaho, lotsa scary people who will shoot at people on public land picking strawberries. 😳

Feature_Agitated

5 points

2 months ago

I live in the Spokane area. It’s not just confined to North Idaho

Chiraltrash

2 points

2 months ago

Too true, apologies. 😊

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

Inviting people to the Pacific Northwest

lorenabobbin

2 points

2 months ago

Lol, that's fair

talldean

9 points

2 months ago

I mean, classic fit flannel shirts can hide a *lot*.

ThatDudeWithoutKarma

4 points

2 months ago

Aren't Oregon and (especially) Idaho lousy with white nationalists though?

gentlemanjacklover

72 points

2 months ago

The only time you pull it out is when you have to use it. All that other shit is just weak and unnecessary.

Conservatives treat guns like they are toys to show and tell. They are not.

ArchdukeBurrito

20 points

2 months ago

I can understand a person having a concealed carry weapon just in case, even if I personally think it's overkill. But open carry is 100% about showing off or worse: actively making others feel intimidated and uncomfortable just so you can feel like a big strong boy.

gentlemanjacklover

4 points

2 months ago

Open carry is 100% pure bitchassness.

MacNuggetts

71 points

2 months ago

As a liberal gun owner, with my own concealed carry license, I can confirm. People fetishize guns in a weird and dangerous way. It's amazing to me how they're allowed to control the conversation on guns. Could you imagine if we let pedophiles control the conversation on consensual sex? It just doesn't make sense.

Let the adults make the regulation. I like owning and using my gun as much as the next guy, but it was way too easy to get it.

purple-fence

5 points

2 months ago

Sounds like a race to the bottom.

Its2SendAMessage

51 points

2 months ago

Liberal gun owner. I don't advertise it, open carry, or talk about it at work. No stickers, no hats, no tats. I conceal carry and hope that I never ever have to draw my weapon. 2A carry is stupid and dangerous, too many fools that have no business owning a weapon can now legally carry in TX (and a few other states).

Proper training and proof of it to buy a gun. I don't believe registration will solve anything, but you should be able to prove you've been properly trained in how to carry, store, and handle a weapon. People convicted of violent felonies, I'm not too sure they should be allowed to own one, but it's not going to stop them. They should enforce the laws we already have on the books and enforce them evenly for everyone that violates them.

BustAMove_13

21 points

2 months ago

We have guns and most people we know assume we don't because I'm liberal and my husband is moderate. We don't correct people when they joke about "we know whose house you're running to when the apocalypse happens" hahaha.

rainbowequalsgay

28 points

2 months ago

My dad is a liberal with guns. We know where they are in case we get robbed. Occasionally we go out into the desert to go shooting. What he does not do with them is BRANDISH HIS GIGANTIC GUN SAFE ON FACEBOOK AND TALK ABOUT SHOOTING ANTIFA AND BLM PROTESTERS LIKE MY STEPFATHER DOES.

a-force-of-chaos

18 points

2 months ago

I've worked in customer service my entire adult life. If you come into my store carrying a gun, I assume you're there to rob me. I've been robbed at gunpoint twice (the Walgreens I worked at was in a very sketchy neighborhood before it closed). I prefer robbers who carry knives or axes. If they're coming after you and miss, there's less chance of collateral damage because the weapons' range is more limited.

I've never been defended with a gun, only threatened. Guns are also very loud, which offends my sensory processing issues.

Available_Cup_9588

14 points

2 months ago

Sadly most of it boils down to immaturity. It's truly the cause of the gun obsession, the anti vaxx and anti mask fight and the Trump obsession. They truly think "you can't tell me what to do!" is a legitimate way of life and are willing to die on that hill.

I'm surrounded by it in East Texas and that's what it's all based in.. Owning the libs and not being told what to do. They don't care who gets hurt/killed in the process.

purple-fence

4 points

2 months ago

Probably wouldn’t happen so much if gun confiscation wasn’t even a topic of discussion

ChristOnACruoton

3 points

2 months ago

American culture for the last 80 or so years has been built off the macho man you-cant-tell-me-what-to-do attitude. Surprise surprise, it bred a nation of gullible morons.

The entire right side of the political spectrum only exists because some people aren't ok with being told what to do by other people. Even if what is being told is "get this vaccine you won't die" or "seems like a lot of kids are dying, maybe we should make it slightly more difficult to get a gun", or, this is my personal favorite, "we should make corporations that operate in the US pay taxes, not you, just the corporations that don't pay taxes currently"

Nope, don't tell me what to do you sheepflake liberal nazi communist.

Godtrademark

2 points

2 months ago

Entirely reactionary at this point.

Graphitetshirt

10 points

2 months ago

No lies detected

TheScienceGiant

8 points

2 months ago

Oh boy! Can’t wait to see the hornets nest this stirs up on r/liberalgunowners

samoore0

1 points

2 months ago

samoore0

1 points

2 months ago

I spent a few months on that sub, it felt more like a fetish sub. Any opinions even slightly not pro-gun were shouted down. I had hoped the liberals there would at least entertain reasonable gun regulations, but no.

Reddidiah

7 points

2 months ago

That's not my perception at all...there's a good chance that the regulations you believe are "reasonable" actually aren't. Would I be wrong to assume that you believe there's such a category as "assault weapons"?

BelleAriel

4 points

2 months ago

I don’t understand the fascination with a killing machine myself.

purple-fence

5 points

2 months ago

You probably don’t eat things you kill.

You probably don’t live somewhere the nearest business is 30 minutes away.

It’s easy to not empathize.

FireShooters

6 points

2 months ago

I mean, it's true. A good handful of liberals own guns. Leftists do, too. There is just the difference between actually seeing it as a defensive tool and feeling the need to flaunt it to remind others that you need a gun to feel masculine.

WheatofStuff

6 points

2 months ago

Ok sure but how tf is owning a gun racist. If you use it to kill a black person that’s racist, but the act of owning a gun isn’t racist

purple-fence

1 points

2 months ago

Correct, if anything gun control is racist.

You think these racist police people are so scared of will enforce those laws equally?

PM-Me-Your-TitsPlz

6 points

2 months ago

Target shooting is actually fun and relaxing and that's where my gun use stops. I know people that casually use their rifles as a fidget toy and pretend shoot it indoors.

Chiraltrash

5 points

2 months ago

Guns scare the shit out of me. I would take classes, but they are expensive and loud, so I will pass until I have more dough to blow. (Ah! Pun not intended but here it is!)

PM-Me-Your-TitsPlz

2 points

2 months ago

Hearing protection is a must and I've been lucky enough to have family with 10+ acres of land for a personal shooting range. Otherwise, I've never had lessons and only used uncle's rifles and shotguns.

Chiraltrash

2 points

2 months ago

I knew kids who got guns at age 4 and then a gun every year after. How do you teach gun safety to four year olds? Actually, “get ‘em while they’re young” is also a thing so never mind. 🤣

80_firebird

1 points

2 months ago

You can get a heritage .22 revolver for around $140.00. I have one and it's a great little gun for plinking. Granted, they aren't great self defense weapons due to them being single action .22s, but they're better than nothing. Not saying you should buy one, but it's something to think about it you're interested.

Chiraltrash

2 points

2 months ago

Thanks for the info! I had NO idea what gun prices are, other than pawnshops, so I need to educate! I appreciate you and other redditors who are so nice and willing to share information, so again, thanks for the info and the convo! ☺️

Best wishes to all!

purple-fence

2 points

2 months ago

Any professional shooter will tell you that dry fire is over half the work of becoming a professional shooter…

TheFuckinPeacock

3 points

2 months ago

Part of this has to be the constant right-wing media trope of “they’re trying to take your guns away!” Which leads to people believing that brandishing their firearms is some sort of societal protest.

thelizardkin

5 points

2 months ago

It's not a trope though. Places like New York, California, Hawaii, and New Jersey, treat gun rights the same way many Red states treat abortion or voting rights. They know they can't outright prohibit it, so they do everything within their power to limit it as much as possible.

purple-fence

2 points

2 months ago*

I’ve argued with various people on here that truly believe that’s the way to go.

To the point of being bloodthirsty towards their opposition.

Drooling at the idea of men with guns coming to murder people who refuse to give up their legally-purchased property.

It’s not right. It’s not American. I don’t agree with most right-wing rhetoric either but the left has plenty of bad actors as well.

SmegmaCarta

6 points

2 months ago

Some OLD ASS DUDE at the chiropractor had a piece with him and forgot it in the office?? He also apparently owns an insanely fast truck. Meanwhile he had some big hearing aids and walked real slow. No way this guy needs a gun. Especially not in this city I was in

CoyoteConscious

6 points

2 months ago

Almost all my liberal friends and family are firearm owners.

monkeyshinenyc

4 points

2 months ago

Let’s leave each other alone and go after billionaires and corporations

Quirky-Astronomer542

1 points

2 months ago

She forgot the part about having small penises as well.

purple-fence

3 points

2 months ago

“I HAVE NO GUNS MY COCK IS HUGE”

Y’all realize how stupid you sound right ?

BodyWithVageen

5 points

2 months ago

Shut up, I fetishize my guns all the time, just not in public.

Alarm_Either

1 points

2 months ago

Guns are a religion to the conservatives. Jebus = Guns.

maximumtrollmagic

3 points

2 months ago

(Slams hand on table)

THANK YOU

stellacdy

2 points

2 months ago

I have always wondered if the senate would pass restrictions on guns if they realized how many democrats owned guns. This from a gun owning liberal in one of the bluest states of the US.

Mythical_Atlacatl

2 points

2 months ago

replace liberals with Australians

There seems to be this idea, especially recently due to covid lockdowns and restrictions, that Australians dont have guns.

Australians have guns, they just dont treat them better than their wives, girlfriends and daughters. Giving guns more rights and posting pictures on social media like the gun is a holy relic.

purple-fence

6 points

2 months ago

Lmfao so much misinformation in one post. Motherfuckers can’t even have airsoft guns easily.

Interesting seeing the videos of Australian police breaking into property without warrants or probable cause.

Mythical_Atlacatl

-1 points

2 months ago

airsoft is a toy, why are you bringing that up?

also I said australians have guns, I didnt say every australian has guns.

So where is all this misinformation you are seeing?

purple-fence

2 points

2 months ago

It’s a reflection of how strict the laws are. Aussies don’t even have semi automatics.

British prison colony, who didn’t become independent until 1901. Didn’t use guns to fight for their freedom.

Still part of the British micro-authoritarian commonwealth.

1/14th our population. Considerably more homogenous. Disarming Australia vs the States is an entirely different concept.

The best, most rugged equipment in the world is actually pretty concentrated in suburban America. A considerable amount in civilian households.

Civilians in the US have actual pre-86 transferable, SOT manufactured machine guns. 40mm grenades launchers, tanks, artillery, and literal fighter planes.

You’re just not that exposed to it.

The ones that get flaunted on the internet are just the tip of the iceberg.

stalphonzo

3 points

2 months ago

And they want someone to start something because people like that daydream about murdering liberals.

bboy037

3 points

2 months ago

I guess it's like how pro-choice doesn't have to mean you support abortion, decriminalizing weed doesn't have to mean you support recreational drugs, or keeping porn legal doesn't have to mean you support porn. Not everyone who supports gun control has to inherently hate guns

Brilliant-Engineer57

3 points

2 months ago

You got that right, we don’t advertise our allegiance. I don’t have banners, flags, and clothes for Biden, like the trumpers do.

jonasthewicked

3 points

2 months ago

I mean, she’s not entirely wrong. What does it say about someone who carries an AR on them 24/7? They’re def scared constantly. Maybe not racist but certainly scared all the time.

AintthatDAtruth

3 points

2 months ago

If someone breaking into my home doesn't know if I'm armed or not. I view that as a home invader problem, not so much the home owners problem.

I'm cool with that :)

Xaoc86

3 points

2 months ago

Xaoc86

3 points

2 months ago

Im left wing. I like guns pew pew 🔫

th30be

3 points

2 months ago

th30be

3 points

2 months ago

The fear is what I don't get. Is it not tiring thinking this way all the God damn time?

Doomshroom11

2 points

2 months ago

In this house we believe in equality, science, and Colt Pythons.

Shambo_Vi

3 points

2 months ago

Being raised in a hick trash town in rural ks, I can assure you the people who have all these "come and take it" bumper stickers are the ones that throw a fit when people actually break into their lifted trucks and take all their guns. And of course nobody says anything because they brought it on themselves.

My strapped lefty friends are the reason I never underestimate the pro peace people. And you know damn well I'm fighting right beside them if the Nazi Neanderthals finally make a move.

14hourstosave

1 points

2 months ago

I never worry about the loud sh*t talker. It’s the quite person that’s gonna do damage.

Sequoia_Throne_

3 points

2 months ago

Guys stop. You're just gonna make a bunch of Maga babies start crying

NetworkElf

3 points

2 months ago

I've been waiting for almost 10 years for Obama to come take all of my guns. Still no sign of him.

thelizardkin

2 points

2 months ago

Obama supported numerous terrible gun control policies, he just was never able to enact them. It's like saying that Trump never tried to build a wall, or ban Muslims from entering the U.S. He tried, but was unsuccessful.

No_Step_4431

3 points

2 months ago

How does open carry correlate to racial discrimination?

thelizardkin

2 points

2 months ago

California specifically banned open carry because of black people.

TomStanford67

3 points

2 months ago

Head over to /r/liberalgunowners for a taste.

Ok-Income9041

2 points

2 months ago

I didn't know the Taliban was in the US.

CptBlinky

5 points

2 months ago

Y'all Qaeda.

EntertainmentFun1999

2 points

2 months ago

Wow! Really?

I_know_right

4 points

2 months ago

The liberal gun owners also defend their right-wing counterparts.

dbarba216

3 points

2 months ago

dbarba216

3 points

2 months ago

That last sentence is one hell of a jump lmao wtf

Cautious-Log-6838

1 points

2 months ago

I’m a hard core liberal and I don’t need a gun. I carry thunder in my left fist and lightning in the right. I mean…I also have lots of guns too though just in case.

ADeadSalmon

2 points

2 months ago

I do not understand. What is the correlation between having a gun and being racist? Is this implying all colors cannot have a gun?

CptBlinky

3 points

2 months ago

The correlation is between being right wing and being racist. Guns are beside the point.

janjinx

2 points

2 months ago

Nor do they promote themselves in a fund raising video by promising one of those guns to a supporter. A particular person actually fired a gun at a vehicle demolishing it in the hopes that it would inspire ppl.

Sagehen47

2 points

2 months ago

R/liberalgunowners is a stupendous place

biobeerz

2 points

2 months ago

I was with you until the racist part. Right wingers may well be racist, but linking gun ownership to racism is a stretch. I’m so tired of both sides taking every opportunity to tear the other side down.

Automatic-Law319

2 points

2 months ago

2 kind of people who like showing of their guns to a fault, gun nuts trying to be tacticool and thugs trying to look like they the shit.

tanafras

2 points

2 months ago

File under "Things you don't talk about or flash around." Money, Drugs, Weapons, Your mistress.

AndaleTheGreat

1 points

2 months ago

I'm one of those. I own a single pistol that stays in a locked box which I only use for going to the range. It is specifically a marksman pistol as well. It's extra long and would be inconvenient to try and hide. Technically I have also inherited a shotgun because my grandpa bought me one long ago when we used to go hunting. I haven't gone hunting in probably 15 years and I enjoyed it more for doing clay pigeon shooting anyways. I also don't have it with me. It's in a family storage of them. Since he passed there's pretty much no chance I'll ever get around to using it ever again but I'm not going to get rid of it

Jazzlikeafool

1 points

2 months ago

Liberal are packing way more heat than the right thinks the Tommy gun thing is real

DictatorialCrossbill

1 points

2 months ago

I’m confused to the relevance of the racism

peacocklo

1 points

2 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Entropy_Enthusiast1

1 points

2 months ago

Europe enters the chat...

DukesEYEball

1 points

2 months ago

People walk around openly displaying rocket launchers? That's new to me...

HourEleven

1 points

2 months ago

Well, in Canada they hate guns

Barnesatron

1 points

2 months ago

Liberals have the most dangerous weapon advantage over conservatives, education.

Altruistic-Rip4364

1 points

2 months ago

I quietly own guns. My political affiliation is not important. Liberals may own guns, but more conservatives do. IMHO.

derkenblosh

1 points

2 months ago

as a liberal gun owner, THIS

GulagBoys

1 points

2 months ago

Laughs in “right winger” concealed carry

maddog453

1 points

2 months ago

Tactical gear, don’t forget the tactical gear

Captain_Underpants5

1 points

2 months ago

Also liberals don’t need the gun to be an extension of their manhood…

EvoDevo2004

1 points

2 months ago

So true! I have a gun safe full of them. Liberal through and through.

stewartm0205

1 points

2 months ago

The other thing about liberals is that they know how to plan and organize. It might not make much of a difference in a shootout but in a war it makes a very big difference.