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View Poll Results: Do you own a gun?
No and I never have 178 45.41%
No, but I have in the past (or family did growing up) 30 7.65%
Yes, one 15 3.83%
Yes, several 85 21.68%
Yes and my family growing up did too 64 16.33%
Other (there's always an other) 20 5.10%
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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Do you own a gun?

Poll is forthcoming! Obviously not a thread meant to debate gun control or issues

This came up on another (non-Disney) board I frequent and the amount of "yes's" surprised me. A few posters responded "I always assumed everyone owned at least one gun."


I only just recently discovered that a few extended family members own them which must mean I've been naive to their commonality. I'm also from New England and I understand that it's probably a regional thing.

Edited to add: For those that do - What do your kids know about guns?
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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Handguns? No.

Shotgun/rifle for hunting? Yes.

Oh, DS also has a BB gun, but I don't know if that counts or not.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #4
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No. And I can't see us owning one.

My Dad had guns when I was growing up. He hunts. We were taught gun safety and how to shoot. I don't have a problem with most guns, but have no desire to have one on my house.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:01 AM   #5
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In the interest of personal safety I don't think people should be discussing what weapons they may or may not have in their homes, especially given the amount of other information people give out on these boards.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:03 AM   #6
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Had one growing up. Come from a long line of NYC policemen.
Don't have one now.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:04 AM   #7
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...does THIS count?

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:06 AM   #8
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No, but it's very unusual in my country to own a gun, I don't know anybody who does. I wouldn't even know how to obtain a permit and I think it's very hard to get one.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #9
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Kimmar...

Yes, we (my husband) do own a couple of guns.
In fact, I have posted here before... One is like the old American Express commercials 'never leave home without it'.
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...does THIS count?



Srsly though, I *kinda* have some guns. One match air rifle, for competition target shooting (.177) and several airsoft (read: BB) guns, for (you guessed it) airsofting with, although I'm selling those off bit by bit as I only really need one to play with
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #11
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I don't own one. Never hunted or anything. When I was a kid at "Camp Watonka" I did a little rifle target shooting. That was fun. I guess my parents drilled into my head that guns were dangerous so I never bought one. But with all of the newsmedia coverage I am actually a little concerned that my family may be at risk WITHOUT one. Everyone in my area (Arkansas) seems to be amassing an arsenal. So we may look again at purchasing a hand gun if I can find someone to teach me and my wife how to use it properly and safely.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #12
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Yes. My job requires me to carry a concealed weapon. My son is in the marine reserves and has several handgun and assault rifles. I am also a certified firearms instructor.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #13
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Well "I" don't but DH has quite the collection. DD is still only a baby so we haven't had a gun safety talk yet, but I hope by the time she's a bit older DH will store his guns off site. He's talked about it before but hasn't gotten around to it yet. Meanwhile they are locked up in a gun cabinet unless he's working on them or takes them to the gun range.

My father also had a shot gun and hunting rifle when I was growing up, though they stayed in their cases at the back of his closet (unloaded of course) and he never used them. He used to hunt before I was born but stopped once life with us kids got too busy.

Weather you have a gun in the home or no, always talk to your kids about gun safety. They may encounter a gun at a friends home and you want them to know what to do (don't play with it, if your friend does go find an adult, always treat a gun like it's loaded, don't pick it up/point it at anyone, etc.).
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:11 AM   #14
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Yes. There is a handgun, 2 shotguns and a rifle. My husband is a hunter as well.

Kids know about the guns. DS 15 has been ttaught to use and shoot the gun from a young age. They both know all about gun safety. We have never had an issue with "curious" m inds. They know that guns need to be respected.
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Yes, I own several. Mixture of handguns, rifles and shotguns. All of them are passed down from my grandfather & father.
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