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I have shot a rifle before. Long ago. I think even before we moved to Cobden. I even owned one, I even still have the stock of it, but somewhere in my (too) many moves, I seem to have lost the barrel.

With all that is going on in the USA recently, I am wanting to pick up a new one, and officially get training in use and care of it. (Yes, it is usually the Republicans who tend to do that type of stuff, because they are afraid of “Liberals taking away their guns!” with gun control. When really, most people in the country just want it so that the people who have guns know how to use them safely. At least that is how it seems to me.)

I already have a friend who has bought a shotgun for self-protection / home-protection, and he is probably one of the most ‘Liberal’ people I know, at least probably according to most of the current Christian Dominionist Republicans. The ones who would gladly take away his and my rights to even exist.

Somehow, I think that my fear of being erased from existence is closer to reality under the present administration / regime than their fear of having their guns taken away by the previous administration.

Date: Tuesday, 7 March 2017 08:52 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] makovette.livejournal.com
Curious what rifle you (used to) have?

I'm a quite a fan fan of .22 rifles for all around fun plinking at the range or out in the boonies (where allowed of course). Cheap to buy, easy shoot and simple to take care of.

.22LR's are not suitable for anything larger than a rabbit, and are pretty much limited to 150 yards give or take, so they are really of minimal utility for hunting, but darn if they aren't a hoot to shoot.

Give me a shout out if/when the time comes, I know a thing or 3 about boom sticks should you have questions.

CYa!
Mako

Date: Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:15 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taur10.livejournal.com
He's not the only one thinking in this direction, but I tend to think more practical, pistols. Being a Diesel Punk and pulp detective fan, I love revolvers, but I'm not sure they're exactly practical for home defense. Thank and bow and arrows.

Date: Tuesday, 7 March 2017 12:20 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-17bingo.livejournal.com
When really, most people in the country just want it so that the people who have guns know how to use them safely.

I know that's what this gun-toting liberal wants. And maybe just a little sanity.

Date: Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:14 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taur10.livejournal.com
I don't think this is a bad idea as there seems to be a fair number of Republicans who believe that freedom of the speech doesn't apply to apposing speech, and shoot first is the best way to deal with those evil people who don't see the light.

Date: Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:20 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kajel.livejournal.com
Using them safely and sanely would be good.

Date: Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:26 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfshellvenus.livejournal.com
Somehow, I think that my fear of being erased from existence is closer to reality under the present administration / regime than their fear of having their guns taken away by the previous administration.
Or if not you, then your voice, and in the end that is much the same thing.

Date: Friday, 10 March 2017 02:12 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karmasoup.livejournal.com
We are certainly in a terrorist state at this point. There's every reason to fear the lunacy that had taken over.

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