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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, 09:13 AM   #16
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Yes, many. DH's father recently passed away so we inherited more. Our gun safe is full.

Both daughters have taken hunter's safety courses and DD11 hunts.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #17
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DH is a police officer and we have several handguns, rifles, a shotgun and an AR-15 that he inherited from his dad who collected firearms.

Our daughters are 7 and 9 and they were taught gun safety about the time they learned to walk. DD9 went deer hunting this year and both girls have a better aim than me. DD7 is getting very good with her .22 rifle and DD9 just learned how to shoot DH's first duty weapon, a .38 revolver. They are both very well-versed on gun safety and they are not at all curious about playing with the guns. We do keep the firearms in a safe but the girls have about as much interest in them as a hammer. If it is time to out to the range or go hunting, then they are interested. Otherwise, they're just "tools in the shed".

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:25 AM   #18
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3 handguns, several rifles (4 maybe), 2 flintlock muzzle loaders, 2 in-line muzzle loaders, 4 shotguns.

Several of these have been passed down through the generations, the rest have been purchased by DH or me!!

All guns and ammo kept in a locked gun safe.

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by kimmar067 View Post
...does THIS count?

Only if you are a kindergartner in Mount Carmel, PA
Yes I own several guns, getting ready to buy a new high powered rifle for hunting and a handgun, I know I'm going to be listed now as one of the gun nuts rushing to buy my guns, but had planned on doing this last summer. All guns locked and secured like they should be.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:32 AM   #20
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We have a few we inherited. We don't own any ammo, that was the deal we made to keep them and not have them destroyed. My husband takes them to a shooting range and uses all purchased ammunition that day.

I grew up in a household with 600+ guns. My dad bought and sold certain collector guns. There were guns everywhere in my dads house, not my cup of tea. Although I know proper safety on everything from a little derringer to an ar-15. Dad is now blind. He sold all guns but one. I have yet to convince him a blind man doesn't need a gun, but one is better than 100. He also owns a car he doesn't drive!

Perhaps I should tie a string to one of the handguns so I can use it for defense. Throw, reel back in, repeat! Actually one of the non-working guns we have has a 5lb metal barrel. It was made of cast iron. I just need a potential criminal to stand still so I can find that and wack them with it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:34 AM   #21
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No, and VERY unlikely I would ever own one.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:36 AM   #22
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I voted 'Yes, several', but that's only because we inherited some rifles & shotguns from my FiL. We have no ammunition for them. They are on a top shelf in the master bedroom closet.

AFAIK, our kids don't even know we have them.
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What I don't get is why is all the handgun ammo is being scarfed up? I went to get target rounds and the shelves at three stores were empty of handgun target rounds. Ironically they had plenty of the ammo (.223) that goes into most assault type rifles.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #24
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I went with "other". I don't personally own any, but I live with my DB and he does, so they are in my home. We have a pistol, two rifles, and a shotgun. We go to ranges, and he hunts. I know how to and have used them all. No kids.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #25
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Don't own one now. Dad was a cop so there was one in the house when we were growing up.
Truthfully, I never paid much attention to it nor did I give it much thought. It was part of dad's uniform. Neither my brother nor I ever concerned ourselves with it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #26
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I don't like them in the house, but yes we have a few family guns stored at my parents in a gun safe.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #27
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Some of the country's biggest gun manufacturers are right there in connecticut. Marlin, Ruger, Colt.

I have several guns, Im sure all my neighbors know, Im not discreet at all, I throw blanks in the garbage can so the garbage man knows. The mailman delivers tons of gun related mail to me so Im sure he knows.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #28
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:12 AM   #29
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Yes, we own several. All guns and ammo are locked up in gun safes.
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What I don't get is why is all the handgun ammo is being scarfed up? I went to get target rounds and the shelves at three stores were empty of handgun target rounds. Ironically they had plenty of the ammo (.223) that goes into most assault type rifles.
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