Skip to comments.Just because (sentimental guns)
Posted on 10/30/2013 8:11:02 PM PDT by marktwain
I generally recommend that people buy guns the way they'd buy power tools, or automobiles, or homes. Assess your needs, analyze your budget, correlate it all with your ability to utilize the thing you're buying, and you'll probably be happy with your purchase and get a lot of productive use out of it.
It's the logical thing. Unfortunately, we humans are not always creatures of logic. Sometimes, we are creatures of emotion, and anyone who has dealt with emotion-driven arguments that are without logic oh, most of the "gun control" arguments, for example know the downside of that. But emotion isn't always a bad thing.
Consider the emotion of "sentiment." Anything can go bad on you, but sentiment is less likely to do that than most other emotions, so long as it is leavened with logic.
I'm sitting here writing this in Connecticut at the moment, up to my hips in sentiment mixed with logic, applied to the gun. It's the last week of a month-long training tour teaching firearms and deadly force, a tour that has taken me through multiple states which have "assault weapons bans" which limit magazine capacity. Some of those states have a ten-round cap, and one, New York, allows no more than seven rounds to be in a ten-round magazine unless one is on a shooting range. Since I'm legal to carry under the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act of 2004, but bound by local laws as they would apply to private citizens, those limits apply to me.
(Excerpt) Read more at backwoodshome.com ...
“Colossal nuisance to honest citizens who want to defend themselves” law.
...but from the logical side, you are never less than well-armed when you carry a classic Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum.
Great article !
Confidence comes from familiarity.
I do not desire that Winchester '94 I saw in the gun shop window the other day. Not me. There are other more effective deer rifles than an ancient lever-action beautiful wood stock blue barrel piece of art want want want want...
If the cops wouldn’t take it away from me if I have to use it, I’d carry better weapons.
Seriously, take pictures of the gun, take pictures of the person WITH their gun, have them sign that it is indeed their gun, so the cops have evidence, and let the homeowner remain armed for the next criminal.
You get into a car accident, they take photos, license info, some pictures if it’s bad, draw a diagram, and you get your car back. They have no genuine need to disarm someone anymore when they can collect overwhelming evidence that it was your gun and you admit you had to use it.
I'm thinking autonomous tracked robots patrolling the property just like THIS.
A friend of mine with limited means owns 1911,model 94 win, rem 870 and 22 rifle.
I told him the only thing more he needed was an adequate supply of ammo for each.
Why not pick him up $50 worth of ammo for Christmas? That way your friend will be set.