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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 08:16 AM
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21. a few reasons
- Part of a childhood fascination. My mother would not let me get a 0.22 in high school even though all my friends had them. Now I'm an adult, I do what I want.

- Reaction to '04 elections. I bought my first 0.22 rifle two weeks after the election because it occurred to me that only the nut cases around here are armed and if they wanted to lynch all the god-hating, unamurikan libruls there wouldn't be a whole lot I could do about it. This is a red county in a red state and I'm a pretty visible D.

- I work in the DA's office and there are people in prison who know I put them there. If one shows up at my house, I might want to have something besides foul language to keep him away.

- Target shooting is quite entertaining. It's a lot harder than it looks. It is also relaxing as it requires one to shut out all of ones mental concerns and focus on the front sight.

- Fascination with the mechanical aspects of firearms. Also, interest in military history.

- Bear repellant. I'm an amatuer astronomer and sometimes go to remote, lonely places to get away from goddamn artificial lights. Some of those places have black bears.

- Savage amusement. Things that are loud and blow shit up are cool.

-no duty to be a victim. Frankly if a psycho with a Glock tried to kill me or my wife, he would be carried out in a body bag. Yes, becoming violent as a response to a threat sometimes is the answer. I'm no Christian and have no intention of turning the other cheek.

-various end of civilization scenarios.
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