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queerart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:29 PM
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I'm Not EVEN Looking For A Flamefest- But I have a Question About Guns
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I have a question about gun ownership for the GLBTQI community......

My honest question is: Do you think there is some middle ground on "responsible gun ownership" in the GLBTQI community?

I have spent a little time looking at what other Queers have to say about gun ownership, and the views range from "very anti gun" are going to put an eye out with that thing....... to....... there should be a law that every GLBTQI has to own a gun".....

Fer Christ's sakes... is there no middle ground where folks can vacillate a bit? Sort of like the Kinsey scale on Queerness?

The thought of owning a gun "doesn't make me hard", and I admit to being somewhat conflicted about buying a gun.... but I think there are times when it might come in handy... (namely, home protection).... and if owning a gun is anything like the extra warranty I always buy and never need.... I would be very pleased to never have to reach for my gun.... to never have to use (or think about using it) would be perfect......

This thread doesn't need, nor do I want it to become a slug fest... so if you have a "strong bias" on either side of the issue (anti/pro gun).. then please don't post..... as after reading a zillion pages online... I have already heard all of the "slogans" from both sides......

Now, I won't jump up and reply to every post (should there even be any replies :)), but rather watch what others might have to say.....

One of my biggest questions would be... if one bought a gun, are you allowed by law to paint it? Would it depend on what state one was in?

Another question would be.... (to the GLBTQI community).... Do you own a gun? If so, I imagine practice would be paramount.....

Lastly, if you own a gun... is it for home protection, and if it is.... would you feel comfortable telling me what kind you bought?

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  -I'm Not EVEN Looking For A Flamefest- But I have a Question About Guns queerart  Jul-11-11 09:29 PM   #0 
  - This might be helpful  RKP5637   Jul-11-11 09:37 PM   #1 
  - Thanks My Friend.....  queerart   Jul-11-11 09:40 PM   #3 
  - Also try this:  TheWraith   Jul-14-11 01:05 PM   #54 
     - I Appreciate That.....  queerart   Jul-14-11 01:10 PM   #55 
  - I to support the Pink Pistols  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-12-11 10:48 AM   #34 
  - As a queer gun-owner  HillWilliam   Jul-13-11 10:27 PM   #52 
     - I Send You Hugs My Friend.....  queerart   Jul-14-11 01:12 PM   #56 
        - Glad to help. It amazes me how many times  HillWilliam   Jul-14-11 10:43 PM   #60 
  - This would  donco   Jul-11-11 09:38 PM   #2 
  - I bought a gun for target shooting.  personman   Jul-11-11 09:58 PM   #4 
  - Thanks For Your Thoughts.....  queerart   Jul-11-11 10:05 PM   #5 
  - I was thinking Glock actually... but I believe it's a standard.  personman   Jul-11-11 10:13 PM   #6 
     - You Are A Good Fellow Indeed.....  queerart   Jul-11-11 10:16 PM   #7 
     - As a firearms instructor I can categorically state that a .22 is inadequate for defensive purposes  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-12-11 11:00 AM   #35 
        - I will defer to your authority on this...  personman   Jul-13-11 08:55 PM   #47 
  - What you posted was interesting. Thanks! I have three guns here, a  RKP5637   Jul-11-11 10:46 PM   #12 
  - You Bring Up A Good Point....  queerart   Jul-11-11 10:59 PM   #17 
     - Depending on the gun shop one brought it from they should be able to take  RKP5637   Jul-11-11 11:23 PM   #29 
        - I Think You Are Right.....  queerart   Jul-11-11 11:28 PM   #31 
  - Shotgun  Old Codger   Jul-11-11 11:11 PM   #21 
  - Very Good Point..... n/t  queerart   Jul-11-11 11:14 PM   #23 
  - Yes, but what you're forgetting is Zombies...  personman   Jul-13-11 08:58 PM   #48 
  - OOOh . Wingmaster?  Vanje   Jul-13-11 09:28 PM   #50 
  - I own a weapon.  William769   Jul-11-11 10:40 PM   #8 
  - You Know.....  queerart   Jul-11-11 10:46 PM   #13 
  - That's intimidating just hearing about it!  RKP5637   Jul-11-11 10:55 PM   #15 
  - Partner and I have 3  mitchtv   Jul-11-11 10:43 PM   #9 
  - Very Cool....  queerart   Jul-11-11 11:05 PM   #19 
     - I don't really know if it is bullet or barrel  mitchtv   Jul-12-11 02:42 PM   #41 
     - 20 gauge is a little quail shooter  Vanje   Jul-13-11 09:30 PM   #51 
     - Yes, it's barrel size, as well as ammo size.  TheWraith   Jul-14-11 01:13 PM   #57 
  - You can have a firearm refinished in about any colors you can imagine.  AtheistCrusader   Jul-11-11 10:44 PM   #10 
  - Your Hello Kitty M16 makes Kalashnikitty sad...  Leftist Agitator   Jul-11-11 10:48 PM   #14 
  - LOL... A Hello Kitty Gun....  queerart   Jul-11-11 11:01 PM   #18 
     - It's an AR-15 with a california-legal stock.  AtheistCrusader   Jul-11-11 11:07 PM   #20 
        - Ahhhhhh......  queerart   Jul-11-11 11:12 PM   #22 
           - They run about $700.  AtheistCrusader   Jul-11-11 11:16 PM   #24 
              - Well Now......  queerart   Jul-11-11 11:20 PM   #27 
  - If you want a firearm for home protection...  Leftist Agitator   Jul-11-11 10:45 PM   #11 
  - Someone Else Mentioned A Mossberg Online....  queerart   Jul-11-11 10:57 PM   #16 
  - Smith has a couple of shielded-hammer, short-barrel revolvers  HillWilliam   Jul-13-11 10:37 PM   #53 
  - My view is as long a it's legal I don't care that law abiding people have them, however  FreeState   Jul-11-11 11:18 PM   #25 
  - ... And I Respect Your Position.....  queerart   Jul-11-11 11:23 PM   #28 
  - Some of my students used to have that approach  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-12-11 11:13 AM   #39 
     - I or close friend and relatives have experienced all of those - has not changed my mind n/t  FreeState   Jul-12-11 07:01 PM   #42 
  - My partner inherited 4 rifles and 2 handguns from his dad....(no idea of the model/caliber ?)  Rowdyboy   Jul-11-11 11:19 PM   #26 
  - I'm Right There With You.....  queerart   Jul-11-11 11:26 PM   #30 
  - We should help all sentient beings and if you can't help them at least don't hurt them.  urbuddha   Jul-12-11 03:04 AM   #32 
  - Practice and patience, buddy  HillWilliam   Jul-14-11 10:52 PM   #61 
  - well,heck... This IS Texas.  w8liftinglady   Jul-12-11 07:16 AM   #33 
  - of what use is a gun in "home protection"?  MNBrewer   Jul-12-11 11:07 AM   #36 
  - Critical, depending on the circumstances  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-12-11 11:11 AM   #38 
     - Well, describe a circumstance in which a gun would be of use in "home protection"  MNBrewer   Jul-12-11 11:16 AM   #40 
        - Multiple armed assailants attempting to gain access to the interior of the residence  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-12-11 07:01 PM   #43 
           - Oh, so protection of residents, not "home protection"  MNBrewer   Jul-14-11 07:16 PM   #59 
  - I teach firearms mostly to GLBTQI people and women  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-12-11 11:10 AM   #37 
  - I served in the Navy and trained with the Marines  Creideiki   Jul-13-11 06:58 AM   #44 
  - What A Good Soul You Are....  queerart   Jul-13-11 08:08 AM   #45 
  - I'll admit to not having the highest opinions of those in uniform...  personman   Jul-13-11 08:54 PM   #46 
     - Remember that service members don't pick the wars  Creideiki   Jul-15-11 06:26 AM   #62 
  - This Lesbian has an old 22  Vanje   Jul-13-11 09:26 PM   #49 
  - I don't have any guns and I don't really consider it a queer issue.  beyurslf   Jul-14-11 06:51 PM   #58 
  - Get comfortable!  plantwomyn   Jul-21-11 01:21 PM   #63 
  - ...[T]here is no more universal warning sound than a shotgun chambering a shell.  HillWilliam   Jul-21-11 09:18 PM   #65 
  - Many Thanks For All The Information......  queerart   Jul-21-11 11:18 PM   #66 
  - Just wanted to add.  plantwomyn   Jul-21-11 01:32 PM   #64 
  - How about robust gun control laws  BigDemVoter   Jul-25-11 12:27 PM   #67 
     - +1  plantwomyn   Jul-25-11 04:54 PM   #68 

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