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Another look at owning a gun (barf alert)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 18 dec 2012 | G.D. Brennan II

Posted on 12/18/2012 12:50:30 PM PST by rellimpank

I've been a gun owner since the age of 10.

My parents bought me a Ruger .22-caliber rifle for my birthday, and my dad and I went shooting with it often, at a company shooting range tucked away in the sandy scrub palms behind his job in Orlando, Fla. He was an executive and traveled frequently, sometimes for a month at a time. Around this time, my mom got some threatening phone calls,

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I haven't fired (or even seen) my guns — the Ruger .22 and my West Point class pistol, a .45 — in years. Gun ownership sometimes settles into a lazy inertia; they're in my parents' house, out of sight and (except at times like this) out of mind. I have no particular urge to take them to the shooting range — no desire to do anything with them, in fact, but leave them where they are.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; rkba

1 posted on 12/18/2012 12:50:38 PM PST by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

LOL it actually wants me to sign in to read that. I wanted to see how stupid it was :(


2 posted on 12/18/2012 12:53:35 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: rellimpank

Behind the paywall———I’m not goin there.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 12:55:56 PM PST by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: rellimpank
I haven't fired (or even seen) my guns — the Ruger .22 and my West Point class pistol, a .45 — in years. Gun ownership sometimes settles into a lazy inertia; they're in my parents' house, out of sight and (except at times like this) out of mind. I have no particular urge to take them to the shooting range — no desire to do anything with them, in fact, but leave them where they are.

That's all right. Your neglect may not be doing them any good, but stored under the right conditions, they won't come to any harm. And they will bear no resentment to you. So let sleeping guns lie.

4 posted on 12/18/2012 1:02:03 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: rellimpank
Let me guess (since I'm not going to a pay site).

Some tool decides that he doesn't need guns, and arrogantly believes that his decision should apply to society at large.

5 posted on 12/18/2012 1:03:52 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: rellimpank

I think this gentleman should go to his inner city Chicago and hug a thug today. After all if you notice they are up to 484 murders this year. I think a man like he, unarmed can make a difference.

http://thugreport.com/


6 posted on 12/18/2012 1:04:16 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: rellimpank

Just another candy-ass metrosexual.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 1:09:20 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: rellimpank

Irritating that registration is required.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 1:14:54 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Sooooon, what’s this doing with an Army issue pistol in his possession? I’m thinking the ATF should be on his ase. But, probably a lib, so he’s good....


9 posted on 12/18/2012 1:25:41 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Sooooon, what’s this doing with an Army issue pistol in his possession? I’m thinking the ATF should be on his ase. But, probably a lib, so he’s good....


10 posted on 12/18/2012 1:25:41 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Sooooon, what’s this doing with an Army issue pistol in his possession? I’m thinking the ATF should be on his ase. But, probably a lib, so he’s good....


11 posted on 12/18/2012 1:25:41 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Sooooon, what’s this doing with an Army issue pistol in his possession? I’m thinking the ATF should be on his ase. But, probably a lib, so he’s good....


12 posted on 12/18/2012 1:25:44 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Sooooon, what’s this doing with an Army issue pistol in his possession? I’m thinking the ATF should be on his ase. But, probably a lib, so he’s good....


13 posted on 12/18/2012 1:25:44 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Sooooon, what’s this doing with an Army issue pistol in his possession? I’m thinking the ATF should be on his ase. But, probably a lib, so he’s good....


14 posted on 12/18/2012 1:25:44 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Sooooon, what’s this doing with an Army issue pistol in his possession? I’m thinking the ATF should be on his ase. But, probably a lib, so he’s good....


15 posted on 12/18/2012 1:25:55 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Sooooon, what’s this doing with an Army issue pistol in his possession? I’m thinking the ATF should be on his ase. But, probably a lib, so he’s good....


16 posted on 12/18/2012 1:26:12 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: samadams2000
"hug a thug"

Nice meme.

Make it part of TwinkleToes Rahm's schtick in South Chicago.

17 posted on 12/18/2012 1:27:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: snoringbear

So Bear, are you having problems? FIVE identical posts? But I’m with you—what’s a “West Point class pistol” anyway? The Army has never issued 1911s for an individual to keep after service. Did he steal it?

TC


18 posted on 12/18/2012 1:48:39 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: samadams2000
When you think about it, 484 murders this year is theoretically 18.6 times worse than what happened in Newtown (assuming all life is equally precious - you might get an argument about that from liberals).

However - Those are mostly teen aged black children, not 6 year old white kids, and they're being killed at a slower rate. They apparently don't matter to liberals.

19 posted on 12/18/2012 1:56:17 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: rellimpank

So, is the author afraid he will go on a rampage?


20 posted on 12/18/2012 1:56:31 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: rellimpank

I have no particular urge to take them to the shooting range — no desire to do anything with them, in fact, but leave them where they are.

What a sad waste. Sell them. Allow someone the pleasure of owning and shooting those weapons.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 2:12:58 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: rellimpank

my West Point class pistol, a .45 — i

Obviously a waste of time as you did not learn anything...


22 posted on 12/18/2012 2:17:06 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: snoringbear

I did a quick internet search...it looks like West Pointers can buy a “class pistol”, rather like a class ring.

http://www.westpoint.army.mil/uscc/dca/clubs/pstl/


23 posted on 12/18/2012 2:32:37 PM PST by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: rellimpank

This is a favorite tactic of gun-grabber journalists and politicians: pretending to be “reasonable” gun owners in contrast with those darn “gun nuts”. It’s an attempt to cover up the fact that gun-grabbers don’t know squat about guns.


24 posted on 12/18/2012 2:35:20 PM PST by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: rellimpank
Let's not forget to take a look at gun confiscation.


25 posted on 12/18/2012 3:14:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: rellimpank

You liberal Chicago cowards can’t even walk down Michigan Avenue or enjoy a day at the beach or park with your kids without getting mugged, stabbed or shot by your south side politically correct pets.

You deserve every misery and calamity visited on you.

If you had a lick of sense, you’d turn loose the Chicago PD to clean up your leftist sh*thole. I know cops there, and they are good guys and professionals who would flush out the sewer you live in. Last summer, the CPD went into a neighborhood with clubs and brass knuckles and beat the snot out of savages who were attacking innocent civilians.

But you’re too damn stupid. You did elect that nazi scum Rahm as mayor. Swim and die in your filth, you crazy, left-wing Chicago liberals.

PS: I hate your liberal guts.


26 posted on 12/18/2012 3:31:28 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Hardastarboard

Good post.....pointing out that liberals are racist bastards.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 3:37:50 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: Monty22002; Politically Correct; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; SIDENET; rellimpank
"Another look at owning a gun"
Just FYI: If an article is behind a paywall - just google/bing search on the title itself under "News" and likely some other source (or even the site itself as in this case) has it posted and available ... Merry Christmas! ;-)
28 posted on 12/18/2012 4:01:29 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54
yep -I get on the Trib with my wife's Facebook----
29 posted on 12/18/2012 6:11:46 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: hitkicker

Thanks, I also got a private. Stg stating the same thing. I’ve no problem with that. Seems like a cool thing to do.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 6:53:39 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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