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(2,826 posts)
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:34 PM Dec 2016

Red State Update

Yesterday, my nephew in law brought his 10 year old son over to my folks back yard to practice target shooting his new bb gun in their back acre. His own yard being to small and close to neighbors.

Today several of the menfolk relatives are going out target practicing at the gun club here in this rural red state. Apparently, some received new rifles for Christmas.

Just wondering what all the men folk in blue states will be doing?

Also wondering if I should buy a gun for self-defense, but don't want to give business to Red Corporations.
Also, I'm afraid I might accidentally shoot myself in the foot or worse.

Just living in the real red world.

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Red State Update (Original Post) sagesnow Dec 2016 OP
There are a lot of men in women gejohnston Dec 2016 #1
If you buy it, learn how to use it safely. oneshooter Dec 2016 #2
Good to hear that someone considers safety when shooting a bb gun. JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2016 #3
Yeah Ever-Green Jan 2017 #4


(17,502 posts)
1. There are a lot of men in women
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 01:05 PM
Dec 2016

in "blue states" doing the same thing. There are a lot of liberal gun owners and I know some conservatives, mostly religious right types, who want to ban them all.
Should you buy one for self-defense? That's up to you, and not something to take up lightly. It is a harder question than, say, target competition or locavore hunting.

I don't think of corporations as "red" or "blue", they are all "green" first, and I don't mean environment. But then, I don't see "red" or "blue", I just see individuals, most of whom are "purple". What color are companies that aren't American? Most American cops carry guns that are either German or Austrian made. But if that is important to you, you can't go wrong with a union made Walther, Glock, or CZ.

Just learn the proper safety rules and follow them religiously. Read the owners manual. If you don't know anything about guns, find good instruction from someone who knows what they are talking about and or various You Tube videos. Regular range time is a good thing. Don't be the person who buys it and throws it in the sock drawer to be discovered by adult children decades later. That is your typical "buy back" gun.


(8,614 posts)
2. If you buy it, learn how to use it safely.
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 01:08 PM
Dec 2016

And take it out and SHOOT IT.

Who knows, you may even like it.


(23,472 posts)
3. Good to hear that someone considers safety when shooting a bb gun.
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 06:41 PM
Dec 2016

They are real guns.

And they can put an eye out.

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