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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:09 AM

 

New User

All,

Wanted to introduce myself to this board. May as well get this out now ... I am a Moderate Democrat who believes in the 2nd Amendment. I have already been accused of being a "Gun Troll" which I am not. Republicans do not have a Monopoly on the 2nd Amendment. (That's a good thing for me) I earn a living as a firearms instructor and armorer. I hope that my presence here will be welcome, and informative.

As for other positions, well, I think you will find some of my perspectives a little interesting. I identify as a Democrat but I do not fall in lock step with the party line.

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av8r1998 Feb 2013 OP
rdharma Feb 2013 #1
av8r1998 Feb 2013 #2
rdharma Feb 2013 #4
av8r1998 Feb 2013 #6
2ndAmForComputers Feb 2013 #8
av8r1998 Feb 2013 #9
Agschmid Feb 2013 #3
av8r1998 Feb 2013 #5
2ndAmForComputers Feb 2013 #7
av8r1998 Feb 2013 #10
Dismalindistress Feb 2013 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #12
Agschmid Feb 2013 #13
Make7 Feb 2013 #14
Dismalindistress Feb 2013 #15

Response to av8r1998 (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:23 PM

1. Looking forward to hearing your POV on 100% background checks .......

 

..... and responsible gun ownership! Topics/Justice & Public Safety/Gun Control & RKBA

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Response to rdharma (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:29 PM

2. 100% Background Checks

 

= OK with me with...
As long as there are clear definitions about what can exclude you from purchasing a firearm.
If we say you can't be a felon, OK.
If we say you have to have good credit, own a home and have a 6 figure bank balance, and glowing recomendation letters from your last 5 employers, now I will start to have a problem with it.

As for responsible gun ownership, that's something that needs to be learned, not legislated.
Sorry - I am an instructor and take the responsible gun ownership part very seriously.
If we have to pass laws about it I've failed at my job.

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Response to av8r1998 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:54 PM

4. Nope! Nothing about credit scores.

 

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Response to rdharma (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:01 PM

6. not at the federal level

 

But try to get a nyc carry permit.
They want credit scores, references, and to 300 application fee.
Im all for background checks as long as the requirements are reasonable.

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Response to av8r1998 (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:52 AM

8. Why do you live in that awful, awful place?

You should move to Real America™ like Georgia or Utah.

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:45 AM

9. I don't live in NYC

 

I live in CT.
Shhh... dont tell the Brady Campaign.... but are gun laws here are "Pretty Good" from a gun owners perspective.
At least for now...

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Response to av8r1998 (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:30 PM

3. Welcome to DU!

Hope all is well so far, it takes a bit for people to get to know you. Once they do DU can be a great place!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:58 PM

5. mixed bag

 

Trying to get used to the rules!

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Response to av8r1998 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:42 AM

7. The rules are simple

Don't be a wingnut.

Alas, enforcement sometimes is spotty.

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:46 AM

10. LOL ... no I figured them out

 

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Response to av8r1998 (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:51 PM

11. Welcome from another newbie!

Is there an FAQ around here? I'm trying to find out what the minimum comment/posting ratio is.

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Response to Dismalindistress (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:53 PM

12. Comment/posting ratio? I'm not sure what you mean by that.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Dismalindistress (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:56 PM

13. What do you mean by that? n/t

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Response to Dismalindistress (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:06 PM

14. I think you need to make 10 replies before you can start a thread.

After that there aren't any restrictions on starting threads - you could only start threads and never post a reply in any if that's what you wanted.

So there isn't a minimum comment/posting ratio at all, just a minimum number of replies needed before you are able to start threads.

If your question is related to something else, ignore this response.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:18 PM

15. Thank you

Yes, that's exactly what I was talking about

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