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    Another new guy!

    Hey everyone!

    My name is Joe, I live in Florida, and I'm looking to get back into shooting after a few years of not owning any firearms. I'm planning on buying a handgun in the next couple of months, and this seems to be the sort of very active website where someone can find real-world advice on what to buy, how to shoot, whatever.

    This should be fun, as long as no one gets mad at me for being for gun control...

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    welcome from NC! this sure is a site to learn alot from!

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    Welcome to the forum!

    If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Forum Guidelines

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    Welcome from southeast Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Forum Guidelines
    No zombies... gotcha. I gave a pretty in-depth speech on them once, so I'm a little dissappointed, but I'll follow the rules.

    If you don't mind me asking, where in NC are you guys from? I went to high school in northwest NC, and my folks still live there. Small world, isn't it?

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    welcome aboard Joe. gun control is cool. as long as it involves controlling your handgun while squeezing off a few rounds.
    see ya around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent05Redfire View Post
    welcome aboard Joe. gun control is cool. as long as it involves controlling your handgun while squeezing off a few rounds.
    see ya around.
    I go so far as to insist that the government prevent idiots and jackholes from getting weapons, so that they don't make the rest of us look bad.

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    im from the watauga county area, wheres your family from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImprobableJoe View Post
    I go so far as to insist that the government prevent idiots and jackholes from getting weapons, so that they don't make the rest of us look bad.
    I am with ya on that one. just look at that recent shooting at the holocaust museum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent05Redfire View Post
    I am with ya on that one. just look at that recent shooting at the holocaust museum.
    Yeah, but that guy wasn't legally allowed to carry at all, so I'm not sure how you stop that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rccola712 View Post
    im from the watauga county area, wheres your family from?
    Surry county. Right around Mt Airy, on the VA border.

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    I didn't know that only Republicans were welcome here. Someone should have put that in the FAQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImprobableJoe View Post
    I didn't know that only Republicans were welcome here. Someone should have put that in the FAQ.
    Actually, just Libertarians, Independents and "conservative" Republicans... We're a pretty diverse group.
    "bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface

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    Quote Originally Posted by js View Post
    Actually, just Libertarians, Independents and "conservative" Republicans... We're a pretty diverse group.
    Funny... at least you have a sense of humor.

    Unfortunately, I have been informed that the viewpoint of the majority of American voters in the last election is not welcome on this website. I'm rather disappointed, because even though my wife and I are both registered Democrats, and I served an enlistment in the Marines, we still dare consider ourselves patriotic, and we might actually want to buy handguns in the near future.

    Since we DID vote for Obama, we are apparently considered to be unworthy of citizenship by certain people on this website, including the owner. I didn't realize that exercising my right to vote made me a traitor when I voted Democrat, but that's what "Todd" seems to believe. Oh well... I guess my Constitutional rights only count when I vote Republican...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImprobableJoe View Post

    Unfortunately, I have been informed that the viewpoint of the majority of American voters in the last election is not welcome on this website. I'm rather disappointed, because even though my wife and I are both registered Democrats, and I served an enlistment in the Marines, we still dare consider ourselves patriotic, and we might actually want to buy handguns in the near future.
    Well, you have to remember that 59,934,814 (that's 59 million) voters did not vote for Obama. You also have to remember, that the "Majority" of gun owners in this country did not vote for Obama. You also have to remember that a "Majority" of Marines now serving are not Obama fans either...and I'm gathering that from the friends that I have that are now serving in the military who feel the same about him as I do.

    I have also told you that I do not have an issue with you being here because of your political choices and I have told you what the outcome would be if you pushed them on to other members who do not share the same views (flame wars and a major hassle for me having to babysit them)... and again, that is becasue a "Majority" of members here do not share the same views as you. It also seems that you are asking for some type of pity party... not very Marine like.

    If you do not like it here, by all means...grace your presence on one of the other bazillion gun related forums out there. I'm sure you'll find a place to settle in... We're done.
    Last edited by js; 06-11-2009 at 10:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImprobableJoe View Post
    I didn't realize that exercising my right to vote made me a traitor when I voted Democrat, but that's what "Todd" seems to believe. Oh well... I guess my Constitutional rights only count when I vote Republican...
    When did I say that? Could you point that out to me? Oh wait, you can't. One, because it didn't happen and two, you're banned.

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