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    Would you use a suicide gun?

    Hope this forum is the right one to post this in.

    A girl and her boyfriend were in my CCW class and she had a beautiful all black .38 special. I forget the brand, something I had never heard of but the instructor seemed impressed. The instructor asked where she got it, and the boyfriend said a friend of his gave it to him after his father killed himself with it. The rest of us were a bit stunned for a moment but she said "It doesn't really bother me. It wasn't the gun's fault." I guess I have to agree with her, but I might be a little skeeved out if I inherited such a gun.

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    I have a S&W model 36 that a friend of mines wife killed herself with. I carry a 1911 so I don't carry it but still keep it.

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    A gun is a gun. Id use it.

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    It is a soul-les metal and plastic object. You breath the same air they were breathing when they killed themselves. You might use the same money they used to buy their suicide gun with! Holy cow!

    I really don't like superstitions like that. A good thorough cleaning and inspection (the same all my weapons recieve) is all it'd get from me.

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    Would you buy a gun that had been used to kill a BG? Same thing really. Most of us here probably think of them as more than they really are, but when it comes down to it, a handgun is simply a tool that is designed to fire and focus the direction of a bullet.

    How 'bout this? Would you buy a house in which someone had committed suicide? As long as it has been completely cleaned and sterilized, I would have no problem. What are you afraid of? Ghosts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nozoki View Post
    Hope this forum is the right one to post this in.

    A girl and her boyfriend were in my CCW class and she had a beautiful all black .38 special. I forget the brand, something I had never heard of but the instructor seemed impressed. The instructor asked where she got it, and the boyfriend said a friend of his gave it to him after his father killed himself with it. The rest of us were a bit stunned for a moment but she said "It doesn't really bother me. It wasn't the gun's fault." I guess I have to agree with her, but I might be a little skeeved out if I inherited such a gun.
    The only question is whether the friend who gave the gun would ever have occasion to see it. Obviously he wanted to get rid of it. And it would bring back bad memories.

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    There are LOTS of guns ot there that haven't been involved in suicides. Why the he!! would I want to buy one that has?

    That'd be like buying a car that's been involved in a big accident. I'd rather have one that's clean and uninvolved in any incidents.

    After reading the comments on here I may be the only one that feels this way.

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    What is the difference in knowing that a particular gun was used in a suiside, murder, self defense & BG died or buying a used one & not knowing how many have died in front of it or how often used in PD.
    How many had ADs w/ it.
    I bought one from a fellow that was at our range w/ his 1st 1911 & he let it get away from him. Shot went into the ground but was across in front of his wife. Bullet impacted the ground about 9 or 10 ft from her but passed in front of her only a few inches.
    Would you buy a car that ran over someone.
    Horse that bucked off a rider & killed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longtooth View Post
    What is the difference in knowing that a particular gun was used in a suiside, murder, self defense & BG died or buying a used one & not knowing how many have died in front of it or how often used in PD.
    How many had ADs w/ it.
    I bought one from a fellow that was at our range w/ his 1st 1911 & he let it get away from him. Shot went into the ground but was across in front of his wife. Bullet impacted the ground about 9 or 10 ft from her but passed in front of her only a few inches.
    Would you buy a car that ran over someone.
    Horse that bucked off a rider & killed him.
    Horse - maybe.
    Car - No.
    Gun - No.

    I guess it boils down to what someone's comfortable with. I, wouldn't be happy with a gun that was involved in a suicide. Not sure I can explain why. On the other hand, if a gun had been used to shoot a BG during a home invasion, I may be less bothered by it.

    The fellow you bought the gun from is lucky to still have a wife. Sounds like a pretty close call!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-diddy View Post
    Horse - maybe.
    The horse is the only one that actually had the will to cause the harm Lmao.

    Quote Originally Posted by b-diddy View Post
    I guess it boils down to what someone's comfortable with. I, wouldn't be happy with a gun that was involved in a suicide. Not sure I can explain why. On the other hand, if a gun had been used to shoot a BG during a home invasion, I may be less bothered by it.
    So I guess you betterr not buy any used handguns, never know what they did before the dealer or person you are buying them from got a hold of them.

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    The knee jerk reactions here baffle me. What does it matter if a hunk of metal killed someone? To me it's designed to do just that so it's not a big deal if it was previously used as such. If it goes bang and puts holes where I tell it to, then it's good enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredd View Post
    The knee jerk reactions here baffle me. What does it matter if a hunk of metal killed someone? To me it's designed to do just that so it's not a big deal if it was previously used as such. If it goes bang and puts holes where I tell it to, then it's good enough for me.
    my thoughts exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew_Rami_P View Post


    my thoughts exactly
    To me, it would be like buying a car from someone and then wondering if someone happen to die inside the car while on the way to the hospital. If the car has good tires, runs good, no accidents then it's a good car. You're not jinxed because some old dude had his last breath inside the vehicle.

    Much the same is true of a gun. When you buy a gun used, do you or will you always ask if it had an AD/ND? No of course not because that's the operator's fault and not the fault of the gun in question. It IS designed to go bang and was designed for defense of life. It's a bit crude to say, but guns are designed from their humble origins to kill people.

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    I have bought many police trade ins over the years. If they were used in a shooting I didn't know it. I could care less as they are just a tool when you boil all the fat down. If the person was close to me who committed suicide I would just trade the gun off and let the story die with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredd View Post
    The knee jerk reactions here baffle me. What does it matter if a hunk of metal killed someone? To me it's designed to do just that so it's not a big deal if it was previously used as such. If it goes bang and puts holes where I tell it to, then it's good enough for me.
    Why is it that because my opinion differs from yours it's a "knee jerk reaction"?

    Last time I checked forums were for people to voice their opinion. Mine is that I wouldn't like a gun that had been used in a suicide. Sounds like yours is different.

    I'll enjoy my shiny XD and you can pull the hair and teeth from yours and we'll call it a day I guess.

    Always baffles me how people get worked up with someone doesn't agree with them or has a different view. A lot of religious wars start out that way.

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    I'd prefer not to just because of the stigma attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew_Rami_P View Post

    So I guess you betterr not buy any used handguns, never know what they did before the dealer or person you are buying them from got a hold of them.
    Ignorance is bliss sometimes. It would be very different to me meeting Joe Shmo at a show and buying a gun from him, and meeting that same Joe Shmo who told me his 14 year old son used that gun to kill himself and he wanted to get rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-diddy View Post
    Why is it that because my opinion differs from yours it's a "knee jerk reaction"?

    Last time I checked forums were for people to voice their opinion. Mine is that I wouldn't like a gun that had been used in a suicide. Sounds like yours is different.

    I'll enjoy my shiny XD and you can pull the hair and teeth from yours and we'll call it a day I guess.

    Always baffles me how people get worked up with someone doesn't agree with them or has a different view. A lot of religious wars start out that way.
    If you want to post like a child then go right ahead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredd View Post
    To me, it would be like buying a car from someone and then wondering if someone happen to die inside the car while on the way to the hospital. If the car has good tires, runs good, no accidents then it's a good car. You're not jinxed because some old dude had his last breath inside the vehicle.
    Not necessarily. That would be like buying a used gun from someone who had a heart attack while carrying a gun, not blatantly used to murder someone. I wouldn't mind buying that.

    I also wouldn't want a decommissioned electric chair or an iron maiden in my living room, but that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredd View Post
    If you want to post like a child then go right ahead

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