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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 09:53 AM

46. See reply #44.

I'm not suggesting anything, by the way.

Although since the political winds change more frequently than gun technology (ooo, look, ANOTHER new 1911...) the Group would probably still be dominated by politics than technical issues.



The Admins will look at this thread, as well as the others linked in the OP, and make a determination. Your suggestion is certainly viable.

I believe the difficulty is that guns are a tool, a specific kind of tool, and are used in many situations that are broader in context than the kind of tool being used. For example, with hunting, you can do it with a gun, or with archery. Yet the core of hunting is the same regardless of the tool used.

Deer stands, clothing, calls, bait, areas to hunt, tips and tricks and techniques, camping gear, game regulations, latest equipment, and such are generally independent of whether you're hunting with the latest uber-magnum from Expensive Firearms, Inc., or a kitchen knife duct-taped to a broomstick. And the basic gear you carry hunting also works well for fishing, hiking, and camping.

Similarly, self-defense has many fundamentals that are independent of the weapon carried: situational awareness, exercise and training, clothing, tactics and strategy of the violent criminal, force-training, and the survivor mindset are all independent of whether you carry a pistol, a knife, or a roll of quarters.



The Admins may well decide to leave things as they stand in light of these questions. Or maybe they'll make a new Topic called "Guns" and put in a Group for "Gun Control & RKBA" and a Group for "Recreational Firearms". Maybe a "Firearm Collector's" Group, too.

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