"What do you tell people..."

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by vulcrider, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    I think 45Auto expressed my feelings best !!

    Ultimately, guns are tools. And as any tool collector can attest, the real prizes are tools lovingly handcrafted - regardless of craft - to perform needed tasks as circumstances demand. The same arts are still expressed in countless workshops every day.....Need to 'rehead' an irreplacable screw ? There's ways to do it - perfectly - if you creat the right "tool".

    Want to achieve that legendary one-hole 100-yd. group ? Start "crafting" your concept of a "super gun"......

    About all I can add to 45Auto's excellent definition is the "Zen of Firearms Shooting".....Excellent performance requires the mastery of one's self; physically, emotionally and intellectually. Learning to control one's breathing, posture and situational awareness in order to create that trigger " break" between heartbeats, when the sights are perfectly aligned. That's at least as much - if not more - "Zen" than embodied in all the Eastern martial arts....... >MW
  2. rentalguy1

    rentalguy1 Former Guest

    Oct 10, 2009
    The mountains of NE TN.
    If it weren't for guns, I wouldn't be here today...

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    I was asked similar a few times here , my reply is pretty standard now

    How long how you known me ? ( 5-30 years in most cases)
    Have i ever used a gun in a way that concerned you ? ( no)
    Have you any knowledge of me threatening to use a gun against someone besides my standard answer that politicians need shooting , but remember i have never shot a politician , that is my expression of disgust at those who sell us out ( no again)

    do you know anyone scared of me besides criminals and Islamic gangs ? ( no )

    and do you think my stances on self defence rights is wrong ? ( no again)

    i subscribe to the veiw of if i am not a loony i should be able to hunt shoot and enjoy my sport and out door life style with freedom , do you agree? (yes )

    and do you agree if i am a loony i should have my guns removed ? ( yes)

    do you think iam a loony? ( no of course not !!)

    then why are you harrassing me about a lunatic act of violence just because a gun is involved when weekly we see islamic gangs use cars to run down people or should we ban all cars too ? ( no dont be silly )

    but you compare me with a lunatic ! ( well i did not mean it that way )

    but thats how it does come across huh ?? ( well yes i suppose , i'm sorry jack )

    no worries mate .. hey speaking of guns i'm off shooting again saterday morning , if i run across some bunnies want me to drop a couple by ? ( sure that'd be great! )

    see guns in the hands of responsible folks is a good thing .. ( yeah i guess so)


    if i had a buck for everytime i have run through that here, i'd have enough for a couple cases of .308 factory
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011
  4. Redhand

    Redhand Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Well, I kinda feel like I paid my dues and earned my privelege to own guns, My right to own one and handle it responsibly was IMHO given to me by GOD. I would rather shoot an x ring with my Hogleg rather than shoot a dogleg with my 9 iron. My choice, My FREEDOM.:D:D:D
  5. vulcrider

    vulcrider Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    All great responses, many I think I will use myself (with permission)
  6. Diamondback

    Diamondback Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    Silver City, Oklahoma
    I was raised around guns. My father, grandfather, all of my uncles and cousins owned firearms. I didn't know that there were people that didn't until I was 14 or 15 years old. I admire the workmanship that goes into creating a working firearem. Even more I am in awe of men like Colt, Browning, Garand and Mauser. Men who were capable of seeing in their mind exactly how each piece would work together before they ever built a firearm. Like many I enjoy placing a small piece of metal exactly, more or less, where I want, whether it is on paper or on game. I simply enjoy being able to pick up a firearm that is over 120 yrs old and use same to put meat in the freezer or punch a hole in the x-ring at 100yds. I know of no other complex piece of machinery that will still function with the same dependablity of the same age. Firearms are working pieces of art.
  7. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    perfect answer Alop, the only thing i can add is. Why do some women like inter***** sex? That will shut um up.
  8. SARG

    SARG Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    How about... "Tools of a trade"


    "Don't like being a sheep".


    "Don't like living in denial".
  9. rainmaker

    rainmaker New Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    NE Georgia Mountains, USA
    I tell them I like guns because I had been attacked by 3 different people (with a chair, a large rock and a knife) by the time I was in my late teens, and THEN I went to Viet Nam................

    The world is a dangerous place.
  10. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
  11. dragman

    dragman New Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    I tell my girlfriend when she complains I am carrying: when something bad happens you can hide and hope I will stand and fight.
  12. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    My 5 year old asks me this all the time. I always ask him then why he like lawnmowers so much. He says its because how they work. Well same for me. I enjoy shooting very much but its the mechanics behind it that make is so fascinating to me. Sometimes I'd rather be working on a gun rather than shooting it. Why do you like old cars? Why do you like huge computer gaming systems? same deal its just that since we deal in something that society as deemed dangerous, it don't make sense to them.
  13. Rocketman1

    Rocketman1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    My family never fired guns when I was a kid. My father had a couple of old shot guns and a boys 22 rifle stuffed away in the closet. He went hunting when he was a youngster, but when I was growing up, he never shot them. When I was a kid, I always thought they were guns that he brought back from the Korean Conflict.

    When my grandfather passed away my dad inherited an old Iver Johnson 38 revolver. Dad took me out when I was 16 or 17 and we shot it, once or twice. My dad would shoot that thing in single action with one hand, and he hit the bullseye every time. I inherited the gun when my father passed, and that is what got me into guns.

    The gun is for the most part worthless, but considering where it came from it is priceless to me. Grandpa got the gun on a trip out west in the early 1900's.

    A few years ago we had a few home invasions in our neighborhood, so I went out and bought some more modern guns. So for me shooting guns is for protection and for fun.
  14. dge479

    dge479 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Haskell NJ
    Honestly, I sucked at football and baseball, I dont like golf etc. One day a friend took me shooting whan I lived in Florida in the late 80s, and I was kinda natural at it. I just had a knack for it. Also just like old cars, I like the mechanics of the device. I like to fix them and clean them. Thats what got me started on it. I have really come to enjoy shooting and particularly like collecting WWII and cold war firearms.
    Its funny the 2 favorite hobies I have are muscle cars & guns, both are under constant attack and are just inanamate objects. Like the musclecars, firearms require great resposibility when operating, poor judgement or carelessness leads to trajedy.
    Some of these people need to answer why they like rum and coke or whatever they drink and explain why they like it and if they feel bad whenever a drunk kills someone behind the wheel. or substitute whatever their vice is. That was just an example I have no problem with some tossing a couple back.
  15. Hatch

    Hatch Former Guest

    Sep 24, 2010
    I can put meat on my table.

    I can pass on to my nephews and share with my family and friends generations old knowledge of hunting and woodcraft skills.

    I can defend myself and my family, when seconds count the police are minutes away...
    There is no Police Dept that is required to respond to 911 calls, or that can divine the actual nature of a call when it comes in (a recent notable example, the 2 guys who were raping and murdering the wife and daughters while police set up a perimeter line expecting a call from the house about hostage negotiations)

    I agree completely with those comments about ignoring the blathering liberal idiots, they wont listen to facts, they've made up their minds ages ago and consider everyone who disagrees with them the root of the problem.

    You dont see the young republicans club burning down car dealerships, condo developments, any random city where the RNC has it's national meeting at, but you will see liberals doing all of that, and the police under the direction of the liberal politicians are defensive instead of aggressive and meanwhile, some store owners are losing all their stuff, someone's car is getting torched or turned over, "public owned" things like bus benches and trash cans are destroyed or rolled into streets to thwart the police with impromptu road blocks... and we're told it's hooligans or political unrest... the lame stream media is a major part of the problem, as is the fact so many people are willing to turn a blind eye to the real facts and problems in our society instead of face them.

    How many people here brag about getting out of Jury Duty by either just never answering the summons or finding some excuse the judge will buy into? How about the guy in the defendants seat... do you want him to have 12 liberals who have nothing better to do with their day since they are on the govt dole already or do you want him to have an advocate for the right to defend himself, family and property from criminals...

    what if it was you in that defendants chair, who would you want on the jury?

    guns are never the problem. criminals are the problem. unfortunately the left sports a massive landslide in the criminal category and they vote... I personally know people who call themselves passionate liberals and even socialists and they vote every time, and people who believe this nation is heading into chaos and it's darkest chapter and are gun enthusiasts but they wont vote.

    They talk about free speech but they want Fairness doctrine and NPR subsidies
    They talk about free speech but they want the 2nd removed, and everyone who owns guns either locked up or in some kind of reeducation camp
    They love how socialism is all the rage in Europe, and Canada, and yet blame us for failing Capitalism policies when they keep passing social programs that there's no money to pay for to bail out the people who dont and wont work for a living.
    They talk about security but they wont help make sure our borders are secure.. SOUTH mostly 99.99%, but North too.

    We have problems as a nation, but guns arent one of them or the cause of any of them.
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