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1 posted on 11/29/2012 9:29:55 PM PST by smokingfrog
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“You do think about once in a while,” said Ken Webb, a relative newcomer to Whidbey Island after five years.

I knew Ken when he left Seattle. All he talked about was having his own place out in the woods with some acreage and not so crowded. Where he could do what he wants and nobody would bother him.

(No - I don’t really know Ken. But I do know his type.)


2 posted on 11/29/2012 9:37:16 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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Another case of newcomers moving into an area because they claim to love it, then wanting to immediately start changing it.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 9:37:35 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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“They're out here playing frisbee on my lawn. A stray bullet, that definitely concerns me,” he said.

Move to some liberal haven then idiot! The idea of people living free obviously frightens you.........

If you are so stupidly ignorant of shooting ranges and where missed rounds may go, then go get educated. I forgot, the liberal mantra is: "ban that which we do not approve of or understand"

Definitively ban that which frightens us, which is most anything those horrid conservatives like........

6 posted on 11/29/2012 10:08:20 PM PST by doorgunner69
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7 posted on 11/29/2012 10:08:39 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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If they were really “clashing”, who would be stupid enough to side against the gun owners?

Yeah, I’ll stand with you guys who plan to rumble with fists and baseball bats against the guys with Mossbergs and Mini-14s, sure :P


9 posted on 11/29/2012 11:23:59 PM PST by Boogieman
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I grew up there in the 70’s. Now it is almost San Fancisco/Seattle combined. Left wing lawyers & gays everywhere and a culture so far removed from our fishing and hunting life as young lads that it breaks my heart to even get on the ferry when I visit every 2 years.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 12:30:40 AM PST by liberty or death
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This has sort-of happened as a consequence of time and development to my dad.

On the land where I grew up in rural Indiana and pretty much everywhere in the county around it, you could walk into your back yard, throw down a can and start blasting. You could even break out the HP rifles without worry for the most part.

Now, as the land has been sub-divided over the years and housing developments have cropped up everywhere and all around, it is simply no longer safe to go out back, tack up a target and go at it.
To date, there are no new laws that ban shooting since there is no city, but self-governing and common sense pretty much restrict what you can do. He has a 20 acre plot where we dozed up a huge backstop of fill dirt, and shooting is pretty much restricted to that one spot.

Now mind you, I've always been a staunch supporter of gun rights and it breaks my heart when I see what the area where I grew up in is turning into, but in some cases time really is the enemy for the sport shooter. Of course we can say "they knew the laws when they moved in here", but that doesn't change the fact that some kid could get killed by accident and no amount of self-justification would allow me to rid myself of the guilt if it happened. I hate them for populating the area and creating this issue, but that doesn't change the fact that they are there.

12 posted on 11/30/2012 4:52:53 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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Another reason silencers should be unregulated.


13 posted on 11/30/2012 5:03:04 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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The next door neighbor’s kids at my parent’s place were shooting a shotgun from the back porch the day after thanksgiving.

The multiple echos bouncing around the mountains across the valley was a pleasing sound.


14 posted on 11/30/2012 5:10:23 AM PST by Rebelbase
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If the sound of gunshots is unpleasant to the noobies, then rather than ban shooting, they should require silencers.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 5:34:01 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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Freedom was a High school kid with his 22. going plinking after school walking down the street with his gun and no one was concerned. Try that today! I had a State cop call me to tell me of calls he had gotten about my 16 y/o son going down the road with his rifle [to a old sandpit down the road]. The cop knows my son and ignored the calls but it turns out they were from new people who had just moved to our rural area to “get back to the country”, they raise Llamas so I can guess who they voted for.
18 posted on 11/30/2012 6:16:42 AM PST by ABN 505
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