Doubts about weapon ownership

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by MakarovJAC, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. MakarovJAC

    MakarovJAC New Member

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    Ok, today the third person of all the people I know has told me I'm not suitable for owning a gun. The arguments always resolves aroun "I'm too crazy to own a gun"; or "I'm not reay to own one". Or simply I don't have to own a gun". The first time it surprised me a bit, the second one sound like an annoying coincidence, and the last one started to bother me.

    I simply would like to hear from real gun owners what's necessay to own a gun and stuff. Not necessarily someone telling me that I don't hve a problem for owning a gun. But exactly whats the deal with owning a gun.

    Seriously, I was planning to start with the psychological test before doing anything. If the test says I shouldn't have one, well, that's the end of the disscussion. Certainly I'm too pansy to resort to the black market; Neither I will play smart breaking the laws to have one.

    But anyways, can someone tell me about all the stuff regarding owning a gun?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    A firearm is a tool. Useful for some things, deadly for other things.

    The user / owner has to be able to demonstrate sound judgement (even in decisions not involving firearms).
     

  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I've been told before as well that people don't think I'm should own a firearm, but I strongly disagree and a lot of those who truely know me agree. What comes with owning a firearm is responsibility, respect, knowledge, and ect. What's necessary for me to own a firearm is for me having sanity, I have a lot of knowledge about firearms, I'm very careful cautious and ect when handling firearms, I respect every firearm, I treat it if it were loaded at all times, I never point it at anything or anyone I don't intend on shooting, and ect.

    Mainly what comes with a firearm is you have to respect it, become knowledgeable about them, and most importantly be very safe around them.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    first off go take a gun safety course. if you have never been committed to a mental facility been arrested beat up a girlfriend or wife arent a substance abuse type alcohol/drugs or prone to committing crimes no reason you cant own one. you need to be 18 for rifles 21 for pistols. of course this info pertains to the USA only. since you didnt include your country of origin requirements may be different.

    never heard of a mental test being required...
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Do not know you, never met you, not able to form a judgement of you. I HAVE known people that should not be allowed around pointy sticks. In VERY general terms- if a person cannot- or does not- conduct themselves as a responsible grownup, they should leave dangerous things alone.

    Like cars, lawnmowers, screwdrivers, frying pans, electrical appliances, and guns.

    While I do not attempt to be be rude or hurtful to folks on the internet, I DO tend to be honest. So, having said that, I will ask- what is there in your behavior that would cause folks that DO know you to make that assessment? Are you sure you want to post that here, and that you want to hear what the folks on this forum may have to say?

    Please give that some thought before responding.
     
  6. FatPat

    FatPat New Member

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    c3shooter is being very tactful. I appreciate that. However, in my opinion, if you have to ask those questions in the first place, then you should seriously consider the possibility that you are not ready for the incredible responsibility of owning, much less carrying, a firearm.
    Having said that, I put exactly zero faith in other people's assessment of anyone. Particularly me. You have to decide if you are personally responsible enough for a gun.
     
  7. MakarovJAC

    MakarovJAC New Member

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    Actually, I though c3 summed it up well. Sure it bothers you, IMO, makes you feel guilty about the idea of owning one. But in the end, as c3 said it shoul be something I should keep in mind (for myself) in the final decision.

    Anyways, I'll try the test. Then, if getting green lights, I go for the manipulation training.
     
  8. Davo45

    Davo45 New Member

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    Test?

    What test are you referring to? I've taken pre-hire and in service psychological testing for law enforcement agencies before, but never one to own a firearm. Is this test a requirement in your state/country?
     
  9. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    WTF is "manipulation training"?

    Know your laws where you live FIRST.

    Get a thorough NRA GUN SAFETY TRAINING COURSE second. Study and
    practice gun safety at all times.

    The RKBA is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. It is our duty as citizens to

    uphold the Constitution, and exercise our 2nd Amendment rights.

    Decide for yourself after steps one and two whether you are

    worthy, and brave enough to uphold our nation's Constitution,

    and be a responsible gun owner.

    And the sheeple be damned. Their opinion is poo...
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Therewolf- you are making an assumption that the original poster is IN the US.
     
  11. FatPat

    FatPat New Member

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    This. After re-reading his posts, I'm convinced he's not in the US.
     
  12. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    I'm 19...I asked to get a shotgun when I was 12 to start shooting clays...MANY people said I wasn't ready for guns etc. etc......

    I got my shotgun on my 13th birthday and whatta ya know...I shocked everyone by being responsible....You can act as crazy as ya want but when you pick up that gun, carry it like your disarming a bomb...be careful and make the right choices...

    through shooting at a young age I learned to be responsible in other areas.

    If you want a gun, educate yourself about them first and realize the potential they hold.
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Not sure anyone here knows much about legal gun ownership in Costa Rica.
     
  14. MakarovJAC

    MakarovJAC New Member

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    To make it easier, I'm not an US resident, neither I'm under the jurisdiction of the laws of the US. But a diufferent country.

    In Costa Rica you're required to pass a psycological test every three years, to own and keep a weapons license. And the course for weapon handling is called firearms manipulation course. Also, Basic Police training course teach you the same. Always, as long as you're costarrican resident. And yes, I've to check on a determined weapon first before trying anything. Last years we had a couple of troubles regarding AK's (thanks for the war, Reagan) which are common almost everywhere, and smuggled Five-Seven. Actually, AK's issues are common headache for our local authorities.
     
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  15. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    What does an insane person look like......

    Just remember that guns and poisonous snakes have something in common. You must have total respect for both or you will end up DEAD.........I won't show you my photo so you'll have to figure out on your own what they look like.......:eek::D
     
  16. therewolf

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    This deletion is a test...
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  17. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    I feel for ya makarov. If only we had sanity tests for politicians there would be so much less problems in the world.
     
  18. MakarovJAC

    MakarovJAC New Member

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    Meh, I bet they did buy their sanity with money, whores, and goverment positions.
     
  19. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    If your language skills are any indication, Makarov, you seem perfectly stable to me. My opinion about gun ownership is that almost everyone should have a firearm. More guns, less crime, period!

    The more people around us who are armed, the less likely someone will commit a crime. The fear of a wild west shootout is just poppycock.

    Follow your Costa Rican laws and then buy any gun that floats your boat.