Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 55
  1. #26
    Dredd is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    267
    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    Lighten up folks. There are no right or wrong answers here. This topic is asking for an opinion about what you would do or not do. It's like asking "What's your favorite color". Are you going to get into a pissing contest with someone because your favorite color is blue and theirs is red?

    To me, the gun question would depend on several factors. Who is the deceased, a pedophile about to be sentenced? Or is it a close friend?

    How about the gun? Is it an ugly Glock or a spectacular Nighthawk Predator? (Just kidding about this part.................sort of).

    All things being equal, I'd rather not have a gun used in a suicide. I just had a friend (a 79 year old WWII veteran) kill himself with a handgun. No way would I want that gun! Is that gun evil? Of course not. But I don't want it. Lots of other guns out there.

    Mine is blue by the way (red sucks).
    A Psychiatrist could read a lot into your choice of favorite color though. I can't tell up from down about what weapon you prefer. So you like a $499 Glock you got from the used section more than the custom $3000 1911 that the other guy is having built up.

    Hopefully when you need it most it goes bang in the right direction. Am i right?

  2. Ads
  3. #27
    Nozoki is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    33
    Lot's of responses to my question here. It's interesting to read the differing opinions. I think it would really depend on who used the gun as to whether I would want to have it. Like someone posted earlier, if it was a pedophile or a murderer that ate a bullet from it, I would keep the gun knowing it did a great service to humanity. But if it was my family or friend I don't think I'd be able to hold the gun without being reminded of it and trying to imagine the last moments of pain they felt to have to resort to such a thing.

    Now, if it was my best friend that turned out to be a pedophile psycho killer, I might have to toss a coin to decide to keep it or not.

  4. #28
    Dredd is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    267
    Just a little story about one of my guns. My grandfather's cousin shot himself out in the barn with a shotgun I currently own. No regrets about owning it, no desire to get rid of it whatsoever.

  5. #29
    b-diddy's Avatar
    b-diddy is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Kelowna BC
    Posts
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by Nozoki View Post
    Now, if it was my best friend that turned out to be a pedophile psycho killer, I might have to toss a coin to decide to keep it or not.
    LOL!!!


  6. #30
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    469
    If it's a Glock, Hk or Kimber....yes.

  7. #31
    Mike Barham's Avatar
    Mike Barham is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Arizona, baby!
    Posts
    5,081
    Let's take it easy on the personal attacks. This is purely opinion.

    My own take is that a gun is just an inanimate object with no will of its own. As someone else wrote, it's just a tool for poking holes in things. I'm not superstitious or religious and therefore don't buy into concepts like "bad karma." To me a gun is merely a hunk of metal and plastic or wood, no matter if it's been used to ventilate paper or people.

    It's just a gun.
    Employed by Galco Gunleather - www.galcogunleather.com / Veteran OEF VIII

    Donate to the Christian and Stephanie Nielson Recovery fund: http://www.nierecovery.com/.

    All opinions, particularly those involving politics and Glocks, are mine and not Galco's.

  8. #32
    GunnBugg is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Don357 View Post
    How many of you own a Military Surplus weapon? Did you ever stop to think about how many soldiers or even civilians that were killed with your K-98 Mauser, P-08 Luger, Type 99 Arisaka, Type 38 Arisaka, how about your 91-30 Mosin or your M44 Mosin. Hey, how about your SKS or AK47 or even the 1911 that belonged to your Grandfather who served in WW1. My point is, A gun is a tool designed to do a job. It dosen't think or act on it's own. Therefore it can't be held responsible for how it is used. This is exactly what's going on with all these pro-gunban activists, they are trying to hold legal gunowners and manufacturers responsible for how badguys use THEIR illeagal weapons by taking it out on CERTAIN types of weapons (for now). It's not the guns fault, it's the preson pulling the trigger. I apologize for my rant!
    I have an M1 Garand with lots of vertical marks in the stock. I dunno that they are kill ticks, but I'd bet. But a weapon used in battle probably doesn't ahve the same stigma as one used in a suicide. I have to go with SubMOA and be certain that the surviving loved ones didn't have to see the gun again, but I'd carry it....and I wouldn't tell anyone the gun's history, in respect to the family (not saying they shouldn't have..I just wouldn't).

  9. #33
    KCabbage is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    52
    I'd use it.

  10. #34
    Willybone's Avatar
    Willybone is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    44
    Oddly enough, my gut tells me I'd be more comfortable buying a "murder or suicide" house than a "suicide" gun. I realize it's irrational, but that's my gut.

  11. #35
    Old Padawan's Avatar
    Old Padawan is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Phoenix AZ
    Posts
    818
    A gun is a gun.

    I have a gun that was used to kill a man. With the exception of some pitting, it looks, fires, and feels like it did prior to the killing.
    "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." -Mark Twain

  12. #36
    TxPhantom's Avatar
    TxPhantom is offline Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Frisco, Texas
    Posts
    220
    It would bother me a lot to own a gun that killed someone that was close to me. But, if the gun killed a stranger, no matter what the circumstance, I think I could deal with that.
    Now if it had a bunch of notches on it, that might be a bad sign and it might be a good idea to sell it to someone you don't like.

  13. #37
    zippo9's Avatar
    zippo9 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by TxPhantom View Post
    It would bother me a lot to own a gun that killed someone that was close to me. But, if the gun killed a stranger, no matter what the circumstance, I think I could deal with that.
    Now if it had a bunch of notches on it, that might be a bad sign and it might be a good idea to sell it to someone you don't like.
    I saw a gun from Mexico one time that had 10 notches carved into it. The owner said it had killed 8 people! I ask how come there were ten notches.

    He said the other two were bonus notches!
    Last edited by zippo9; 06-04-2008 at 05:52 PM. Reason: Corrected typo

  14. #38
    Old Padawan's Avatar
    Old Padawan is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Phoenix AZ
    Posts
    818
    Quote Originally Posted by zippo9 View Post
    I saw a gun from Mexico one time that had 10 notches carved into it. The owner said it had killed 8 people! I ask how come there were ten notches.

    He said the other two were bonus notches!


    "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." -Mark Twain

  15. #39
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    174
    Yes I would use it It is a tool just like a hammer or saw any of the 3 can kill you if misused. Just because someone was in so much pain to kill themselves doesn't mean I can not take it and use it for good.

  16. #40
    IntegraGSR is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Howard County, MD
    Posts
    75
    I tend to agree with everyone saying that it's just a purpose-bulilt hunk of metal (or possibly plastic), but I also completely understand why others wouldn't want it. It does evoke emotion to some people when they know it was used in a suicide. To each his own, if it bothers you, don't buy it or just get rid of it if you already have it. If it doesn't, hit the range! If it was the suicide instrument of someone I was close to, I'd think that would make me less likely to get rid of it. It'd be kind of a memorial to that person every time I shoot it. Because it is, after all, just a piece of equipment. Perhaps it would be a good thing to think of a lost friend/relative when using this piece of equipment... Perhaps not. I can't say for sure since I've never been in the situation. But my thinking is, it's a perfectly good firearm, and why let it go to waste?

  17. #41
    tekhead1219's Avatar
    tekhead1219 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    The Woodlands, TX
    Posts
    1,750
    If I read the original post correctly, the gun was given not bought. The gun is just another steel and plastic tool that has no decision as to what it is used for. I'd keep it.

  18. #42
    No786's Avatar
    No786 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    10
    I would, a gun is a gun.
    It has not, nor will not kill anyone. It is inanimate...

  19. #43
    HadEmAll is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    59
    I carry a SP101 that was burgled from my vehicle in one city, and recovered by the DEA in a drug raid 11 years later in another city.

    I thought it was pretty cool that they returned it to me., or at least allowed me to travel to that city and pick it up. They wouldn't deliver.

    I often wonder what it had been involved in during those years, but don't let it keep me from enjoying having it back.

  20. #44
    sesquipedalian101's Avatar
    sesquipedalian101 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    59
    I'd need some details before I decided to keep it or not...

    Did the fellow bleed on it? That's bad for the finish...

    Are we sure it was a suicide and not an accidental discharge?

    Thus far, I've had one (1) AD in all my years of handling firearms & that was from a shotgun with a sear that broke (releasing the firing pin) as I worked the slide action. Fortunately, as always, I had the gun pointed in a safe direction (toward the clay that had just launched -- but I missed --darn!).

    -101-

  21. #45
    ttomp is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    50
    I'd use it.

  22. #46
    mantaray is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    11
    I wouldn't touch a "suicide gun". To be honest, that's the kind of weird stuff that makes some people think gun owners are nuts. Sure, a gun is a gun is a gun, and sure, a gun is a tool, and sure, the suicide wasn't the gun's fault. But it's just weird to pull out a gun from the gun safe and show it to someone and say (without a hint of feeling) "yeah, some dude's wife killed herself with this."

    At the very least, sell it and buy a different gun.

    The only reason for keeping such a gun would be if it had some sentimental value.

  23. #47
    lostsoul is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    In the wilds of Pa.
    Posts
    85
    The gun is only a tool. Tools are not Evil......some people are though,
    I would have no reservations with owning this fine tool .

  24. #48
    BDS04F's Avatar
    BDS04F is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    St Pete, FL
    Posts
    16
    Strictly my opinion... It depends on the situation, but I would not keep this gun. Just something about having a gun that someone used to kill themselves with gives me the willies. I'm a Karma believer and I would think that it has some type of bad juju on it. On the other hand. Combat weapons and duty weapons might be a different story. I'd consider owning one of them where there is no question about a suicide gun. I Can't pinpoint why, but that is my take and I'm sticking to it.

  25. #49
    DevilsJohnson is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    3,373
    It wouldn't bother me to have a gun with a history like that. I used to collect old military guns for a while. They all just about had a history. I still have a few but sold a lot of them mainly because I don't shoot long guns as much since I for hurt. I don't really hunt anymore and It guns are made to shoot. It isn't fair to them to make them into safe queens.

  26. #50
    48dodge's Avatar
    48dodge is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Mount Pleasant, SC
    Posts
    203
    I'm another one that would probably take the gun without reservations. It would be a totally different situation if it was a family member or close friend that committed suicide. I would probably want that gun gone.

    The house I grew up in actually had a suicide in it. One of the contractors pulled his car into the garage and asphyxiated himself. I was too young to know about it at the time, but it did creep me out a little bit when I found out later, but it really wasn't a big deal. Again, if a family member or friend had done it, totally different story.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

inherited guns from a suicide

,

mauser sig suicide gun

,

st petersburg suicide gun garage

,

suside at the woodlands marketplace texas

Click on a term to search for related topics.