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Old 08-11-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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I have accumulated a couple dozen guns over the years, have a concealed weapons permit, and carry regularly. I read the various gun magazines, and have become concerned about the legal implications of owning several guns in the event I ever have to use a gun to defend myself or some other innocent would-be victim. I have read of people in my shoes who have had all their guns confiscated and used to create a negative image of the poor guy who simply defended his life from an assailant. Gunwriter/police officer Mas Ayood has written several articles about the subject. Should I make an effort to trim my gun collection ("arsenal") down to a minimum? I have had seven instances over the years wher drawing a gun has saved my bacon, being fortunate enough to have the burglar or street assailant back down. Do people really go to prison when they legitimately defend their lives, simply because they own several guns?

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Old 08-11-2011, 02:39 PM   #2
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I have accumulated a couple dozen guns over the years, have a concealed weapons permit, and carry regularly. I read the various gun magazines, and have become concerned about the legal implications of owning several guns in the event I ever have to use a gun to defend myself or some other innocent would-be victim. I have read of people in my shoes who have had all their guns confiscated and used to create a negative image of the poor guy who simply defended his life from an assailant. Gunwriter/police officer Mas Ayood has written several articles about the subject. Should I make an effort to trim my gun collection ("arsenal") down to a minimum? I have had seven instances over the years wher drawing a gun has saved my bacon, being fortunate enough to have the burglar or street assailant back down. Do people really go to prison when they legitimately defend their lives, simply because they own several guns?
No, if you can prove that your life was in danger or that you THOUGHT your life was in danger, the guns you have at home have no bearing, excuse me, SHOULDNT have any bearing on you at all. Not sure where you are getting the info you have, but it sounds like scare tactics to me.
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Do people really go to prison when they legitimately defend their lives, simply because they own several guns?
Only if you use all of them at the same time while doing it.
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I don't think you got much to worry about as long as you are within the law. But regardless of how many guns you own the anti's are going to spin it as to make the gun owner look bad anyway.

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Anything's possible, but the prosecutor is going to try and paint you as the bad guy no matter what if it has to go to trial.

Do everything you're supposed to and it won't.

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I view the simple economics of the matter.

I don't want to waste bullets I could be shooting

at the range on some schmuck.

But I'd really hate it if they confiscated my

baseball bat collection, too...

Most criminals spend massive amounts to illegally procure

one gun, and one load of cartridges.

I don't worry so much about the guy with 20 guns and

15,000 rounds, he did the paperwork, took the training,

and has a clear record.

But it's easy for the LEOs and lawyers to misconstrue

and change all that.

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Not sure where you're getting your stories from, but I've never in my life heard of it happening.

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Massad ayoob makes his living by being a proffesional witness expert in court cases along with writing inflamatory articles for gun rags like guns and ammo.

A good sd shoot is a good sd shoot regardless of whether your using a 16inch naval cannon or a slingshot.

People like ayoob dont always tell the whole story as it serves their agenda better by being a bomb thrower than telling you the guy that had the guns was doing prolly doing something illegal with them that came up in the investigation.

Things you read written by experts in a gun rag is worth less than the advice you get on gun ownership from the huffington post....

Consult a real defense attourney for legal advise on self defense in your state.

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Massad ayoob makes his living by being a proffesional witness expert in court cases along with writing inflamatory articles for gun rags like guns and ammo.

A good sd shoot is a good sd shoot regardless of whether your using a 16inch naval cannon or a slingshot.

People like ayoob dont always tell the whole story as it serves their agenda better by being a bomb thrower than telling you the guy that had the guns was doing prolly doing something illegal with them that came up in the investigation.

Things you read written by experts in a gun rag is worth less than the advice you get on gun ownership from the huffington post....

Consult a real defense attourney for legal advise on self defense in your state.
This. I have issues with Massad Ayoob.
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