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  •  But people here know those sorts of people. (15+ / 0-)

    My ex's BFF is not someone I would trust to own a gun.  He does, though.  He owns a lot of guns. He's a foaming at the mouth, "I'll kill anyone who tries to (fill in the blank)". I've personally heard him say that. I've had him threaten to kill me (with his hand on his gun because he always packs) and the only reason he refrained was because we were in my daughter's living room at the time.

    He also happens to be a very gifted gunsmith.

    I have a neighbor down the street who makes sure everyone knows he has a gun, shows it off to the neighbor kids, and has been talked to by the police numerous times for shooting off the gun. He still has his carry permit.

    My ex has a carry permit and packs everywhere he goes. He is as Teabagger (and yes, I mean it that way, he's not a moderate Tea Party, he's drunk the whole gallon of Kool-aid and then then mixed up more to bathe in) and one of those "cold, dead hands" people who thinks any sort of gun safety is going to lead immediately to gun confiscation. He has, last time I went over there, an entire room of his house dedicated to rifles, I counted a couple of different S&Ws, a Bushmaster, a Springfield, a couple of Berrettas, and some others I didn't get a close look at.  What I thought was a guest bed was actually bricks and bricks of ammo.

    I don't think he's mischaracterising them based on the very real people I know.

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    by Noddy on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 11:09:31 AM PST

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    •  Noddy, I'm reminded of your diary (2+ / 0-)
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      about Three Sizes.

      It sounds like you're right to be wary of the individual you describe, but I appreciate how you carefully point out that this is one individual, and not a blanket description of all gun owners.

      It occurs to me that we need more voices like yours in this discussion.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 11:52:58 AM PST

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      •  Did I Make A Blanket Description of All Gun Owners (1+ / 0-)
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        Where did I do that?

        This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: [http://www.myspace.com/beetwasher]

        by Beetwasher on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:14:39 PM PST

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      •  Actually, these are three different people (4+ / 0-)
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        Beetwasher, blueoasis, WakeUpNeo, Sandino

        I described.

        And they are just a smattering of all the ones I could describe. After all, I live in Oklahoma, the reddest of the red states, and pretty darn proud of being blood-colored.

        There are people on this site who are very rude, and perhaps they aren't as virulent in real life as they are in pixels, but I'm not too willing to befriend them because of their behavior here. I'm pretty sure they'd be characterized as "trolls".

        I'm not naming names, mostly because some of them change names so I can't be sure I've always got the right one. And some are only trolls at some times and with some people but not at other times, so it wouldn't be fair to characterize them as trolls when they aren't always.  However, if I see someone acting trollish, I tend to avoid and ignore them in the future (not that they care, but that's what I do).

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        by Noddy on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:54:43 PM PST

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        •  I thought one of 'em sounded a bit extreme (1+ / 0-)
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          even for Oklahoma.

          I do live in Texas ... so the one time I encountered somebody like your neighbor down the street with no more sense than to shoot his firearm as a "prank" in a tin building with a concrete floor, I rather forcefully expressed my opinion of his poor judgment.

          LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

          by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:38:04 PM PST

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