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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:21 PM

So far I have met two older gents

Who have sent their NRA membership card to the NRA in little pieces, and two who are also getting rid of guns. One completely.

What s of interest s that both have grand kids...and for both it was Sandy Hook. I helped one find the info with the local PD. he wants to turn almost every last one in, and make sure they are destroyed. He used to believe that you had the god given right to own anything you want, even an M-60 if you can pass the background and licensing requirements. (Not that he ever did)

Not anymore.

He's keeping his shotgun for the occasional hunting and home defense. As he put it, that is reasonable.

The ARs,and other semi automatics, not so much.

I gotta wonder why, and this is starting to look as a pattern, that older folks seem to get it.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:11 PM

1. I am a collector of curios and relics, a type of federal firearms license, and have 7

rifles designed in the last decade of the 19th century, two of which I've actually fired. I also HAD two WWII semi automatic pistols. They are being converted to paperweights as you read this.

After Aurora CO I came to the conclusion that no removable magazine should hold more than five rounds-pistol or rifle.

Then came Sandy Hook and it came to me that there is no justification for civilians to own or have access to semi automatic weapons of any kind.

If someone sincerely believes they need protection that a good alarm system can't provide, a six shot revolver should suffice. If you can't defend yourself with a K frame S&W 357 you have no business with a gun anyway.

I'm looking forward to VP Biden's recommendations.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:13 PM

2. I am looking forwards to it as well.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:25 PM

3. I have mentioned this numerous times...about getting it.

I believe folks like this have their perceived needs of owning these types of firearms diminish greatly when they see the costs, ease, and association of them being tragically misused.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:01 AM

4. Now, the NRA is screaming because of the gun programs...

to rid the streets of guns and destroy them. They feel the guns should be resold, not destroyed.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:17 AM

5. A local police made an exception for two guns they got

One went straight to a museum, a Kentucky long...the cops take it on loan every so often and lovingly shoot it a the police range.

The other was a tommy gun, that was disabled by the armorer, and then went to the museum.

That is a story I heard from a cop, a few years old.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:35 AM

6. They 'get it' since the closer you get to the end, you realize what a gift life was.

Lost a dear friend and hero of mine today. It was too soon, and he was another strong light for truth and justice gone out.

The world is lesser when you lose good people and few things are more grevious than losing the future as the people in Sandy Hook and so many other people know.

The older one gets, you learn how short life truly is and you love and want to see all of those lights burning brightly.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:40 AM

7. I'm sorry you lost him



Burn brightly, my friend.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:50 AM

8. While tailgating before the Packer game Saturday night a bunch of us talked about guns and Newtown..

... six guys, all gun owners, two who self-identified as NRA members. There was lots of head-hanging and scratching the dirt (snow actually) with toes as no one quite knew what to say.

I tossed out that I would be glad to melt all my firearms if it would stop the killing. EVERYONE agreed. This in northern Wisconsin where hunting is almost a religious ritual.

The NRA is a paper tiger.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:51 AM

9. Yep - the environment has changed

People are fed up of the daily slaughter of innocents

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:19 PM

10. Even though there are so many who are willing to

give up their guns and participate in buy-back programs, as Rachel Maddow pointed out in last night's program, the NRA is attacking the efforts to destroy those firearms by suing. They are demanding that the guns not be destroyed but resold/recirculated back into the public! This is all the more reason to abandon them and anything they espouse. There is no rationale behind any of their claims outside of their mission to be a lobbying outfit for the MIC/gun mfg cabal.

Everybody needs to make sure that everyone else is aware of this situation.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:43 PM

12. If the NRA wants the old guns sold to the public ...

... how does this benefit the manufacturers they are lobbying for?

I'd think they'd want the old guns destroyed, so new gun manufacturers can fill the demand with their product.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:54 PM

13. At this point

I think the objective is "a gun in every hand" regardless of age. The mfg outfits are doing a brisk business so I think the concept of promoting a civil war is on their minds as much as selling more guns. It's a promotional tactic that feeds into the basic objective and a civil war is what they are screaming for at the moment. "Divide and Conquer" via fearmongering and insane demands that only their brainwashed (or briaindead) minions will chant ad nauseam, it's been such a successful tactic so far.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:41 PM

11. Getting rid of their guns? How?

Are they cutting their guns into pieces to send to Wayne LaPierre? Giving them to the cops to be crunched?

Or selling them? If selling, are they going through dealers, where the purchasers will be required to go through the NICS check?

Disarmament requires a plan.



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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:24 PM

16. turn them over to the local cops

That is what they are doing

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:58 PM

14. It's the "oh but by the grace of God" it could

have been my grand kids. Got to applaud their thinking !

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:04 PM

15. Meanwhile

 

Lines around blocks and record number of background checks and gun purchases. Old, young, male, female.

Yep, definitely seeing a pattern.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:17 PM

17. In talking with my grandson I asked why it was so much more peaceful when I was young. He

said that there were less people then. He also talked about the organized dealers now who will just go underground or off their business. That made me think because we have a world of lawless corporations that only care about the bottom line.

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