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Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:31 AM

 

On December 14 I will have been clean/sober for 30 years

According to another poster I should be disqualified from owning a firearm because 3 decades ago I had a problem with alcohol/ drugs.

Am I the only one that this makes no sense to?

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Reply On December 14 I will have been clean/sober for 30 years (Original post)
Trunk Monkey Nov 2012 OP
MountainMazza Nov 2012 #1
Trunk Monkey Nov 2012 #8
speedoo Nov 2012 #10
-..__... Nov 2012 #2
DonViejo Nov 2012 #3
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #4
Camballo Nov 2012 #5
slackmaster Nov 2012 #6
ileus Nov 2012 #7
rDigital Nov 2012 #9
rrneck Nov 2012 #11
glacierbay Nov 2012 #12
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #13
glacierbay Nov 2012 #14
Trunk Monkey Nov 2012 #16
lector Nov 2012 #15
Trunk Monkey Nov 2012 #17
Decoy of Fenris Nov 2012 #22
Simo 1939_1940 Nov 2012 #18
oneshooter Nov 2012 #19
trouble.smith Nov 2012 #20
Remmah2 Nov 2012 #21
Trunk Monkey Nov 2012 #23
Remmah2 Nov 2012 #24
Kaleva Nov 2012 #25

Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:33 AM

1. Congrats on the upcoming anniversary!!!

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Response to MountainMazza (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:04 AM

8. Thanks for the kind wishes. I'm never sure how to respond though

 

because you're basically congratulating me for not doing something I don't want to do anyway

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:13 AM

10. Well, then congratulations on getting so you don't want to do it.

I hear you. Peace.

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:40 AM

2. This calls for irresponsible, celebratory gunfire in the air...

 

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:42 AM

3. Congratulations! I'll hit 37 years of sobriety next April. nt

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:51 AM

4. I have...12 hours of being sober :)

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:51 AM

5. Great job!

Amazing accomplishment.

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:54 AM

6. Congratulations on your achievement!

 

I have no problem with you owning as many firearms as you want.

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:00 AM

7. Along with elderly people (anyone 60+) is a hidden criminal.

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Response to ileus (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:04 AM

9. There should be a way to stop "hidden criminals" even before they are born. nt

 

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:15 AM

11. The miracle of the internet

is that any grifter that comes along can stake out an absurd position and flog it for a buck. It significantly increases the number of witless lemmings ready to throw in a few cents with little capital investment.

Good work building a life.

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:17 AM

12. Congrats.

 

I know from personal experience how hard it is to stay clean and sober.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:22 AM

13. Ill never give up my Coors lite! :p

Never ever ever ever ever!

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 01:29 PM

16. I sing this every time I walk down the beer asile at Wal Mart

 

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:31 AM

15. Great but!

When I got back in-country I was an addict... I know 1st hand once a addict always an addict. I got lucky and with some help of a good woman and the V.A I got clean.(No arrest record of my past indiscretions.)However most states have recognized that some people do come out the other side of addictions a better person . So if it's a felony that prohibits you from voting, or owning a weapon, that can be changed (at least in most states) so grab a lawyer and file the papers... Again congrats on 30 years of staying clean. That is a great thing, Pay it forward and help others in the same positions we were in.

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Response to lector (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 01:36 PM

17. Iím not sure what you are saying here.

 

Iím not sure what you are saying here. I donít have a criminal record (my job requires a back ground check every year) and Iím not a prohibited person. In Colorado I canít have a CHP if Iíve had an alcohol related arrest with in 5 years (again not an issue) and the question on the 4473 is
Are you an unlawful user of (no) or addicted to, marijuana, or any depressant, stimulant or narcotic drug or any other controlled substance?
And I think I can answer ďNoĒ truthfully
So, no lawyer needed

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:39 AM

22. I think he's saying you have a great "but", but meant "Butt." Silly typo. n/t

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:46 PM

18. Makes no sense to me, and I'm coming up on 26 yrs. NT


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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:08 PM

19. Well my story is close.

I was drunk when I met my Loving Wife.

I was drunk when I married my Loving Wife

I figured that I had better quit drinking before something REALLY bad happened to me.

In February it will be 28 years together

Still sober

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:09 PM

20. they want to whittle away at the second amendment until the only people eligible to carry are LEO's

 

or people that would be eligible to be LEO i.e. the straightest of the straight. It doesn't take a genius to ascertain their reasons. It isn't public safety.

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:03 AM

21. It takes courage and discipline to achieve this.

 

It takes courage to talk about it. You dealt with your situation first hand unlike persons who assign blame, make excuses and otherwise point fingers.



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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:12 PM

23. Re:It takes courage and discipline to achieve this.

 

With all due respect it really doesn't, it takes wanting to stay sober more than you want to drink.

Several years ago I read "Baa Baa Black Sheep" By LTC (ret) Gregory Boyington.
The one paragraph that stood out in the whole book was where Boyington (also a recovering alcoholic) said that the definition of willpower was simply doing whatever it is you most want to do at any given time.

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:20 PM

24. You're also humble.

 

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:12 PM

25. Congrats! It'll be 21 years for me this December 15th.

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