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I'm a little concerned about some of the new gun owners.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by jame, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

    These people are the reason I am glad to have my OWN range!
  2. svtpwnz


    Nov 19, 2010
    I would have a serious conversation with your son in law about safe storage of his pistol around the kids. That is totally irresponsible and negligent on his part.

  3. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric .45 ACP

    Feb 3, 2011
    Southern Maryland
    The safe slows you down to defend an intruder in your house. It's not worth it. Train everyone in family. Past in America, almost everyone knew how to handle the gun. Liberals has won in this battle.
  4. kiole


    Feb 16, 2008
    This country is full of people who want to control others..It's each individuals job to understand the safety and responsibilities of gun ownership. If they choose not to use common sense then so be it. If i see unsafe gun handling or other stupidity I usually say something and then remove myself from the situation. I don't actively engage with new shooters who can't grasp basic safety and will leave a range if I see unsafe handling which isn't corrected by the staff.
  5. PhotoFeller


    Nov 18, 2010
    SW Florida
    Sometimes my five granddaughters, ages 3 to 13, have a hard time understanding proper stance (Isosceles? Weaver? Variation?), clearing jams, quick mag changes, etc. I'm thinking the safe is a good idea for a few more years.:supergrin:
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2013
  6. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    And this is why all guns should be banned!
  7. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    No. The next time those who want to ban guns get majority, they eliminate the option. It's much easier to change a law than get a restrictive one passed. So, no.

    Let the State stay out of training requirements and push for repeal of those State laws that have them now.
  8. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Yep, we were.
    I remember when i first started CCing I was absolutely CONVINCED that i was printing and that everyone knew I had a gun and that I was going to be stopped by a police officer.
    I also thought that I was going to set off alarms in stores and libraries.

    Now, its as much a part of my daily routine as putting on my tie.
  9. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yes but some of us had Fathers around to teach us and we grew up knowing the rules and safe handling. I see what the OP is concerned about. There are a lot of people who are into adulthood and practically buying the first gun they've ever touched. It is foolishness not to be a bit concerned, I know the media gets concerned when they have an accident and then that concerns a lot of voters, maybe even influences them.

    Some of us have taken steps like making sure our LGS is well stocked with free handouts about gun safety and safe handling. Our only LGS around here is very good about helping newbies and they have called me at home and ask me to come down and bring a couple of mine to help instruct first-time buyers who way want to order something that I happen to have.

    Just saying "Oh well, they'll learn" is something I can't feel good about sitting still and saying.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2013
  10. Join the NRA (if you haven't already) and get certified as a basic pistol instructor. Then offer classes, not for profit, and try to help people, and help spread the word.

    A lot of people are new shooters looking for help. The more we make the educational resources available, the more they will be utilized.

    I know that you know of some hard core guy who won't take any gun safey tips from anyone. But that shouldn't stop us from helping those who are actually open to learning more about shooting and about safety.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2013
  11. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Jan 12, 2007
    the narrow way
    Wow, you actually wear a tie to wal-mart? :supergrin:
  12. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Jan 12, 2007
    the narrow way
    It's easier not to shoot someone than it is not to bump into them while driving. Just saying...
  13. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Jan 12, 2007
    the narrow way
    Yes, and woman that never held a gun prior to borrowing one from a friend a couple days prior was able to stop her crazy neighbor/co-worker from killing her with a knife. No training per se.

    Gun ownership works in SD situations sans training. Is training a great idea? Yes. Should it be mandated by .gov? No.
  14. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

    Apr 15, 2011
    Dover NH
    I like having to do actual training in order to carry. I wouldnt want just anyone carrying if they dont know how to use it.

    I am concerned about many gun owners, when i see someone shooting teacup hollywood weaver and pitching rounds in the dirt from flinching and fumbling through reloads its painful, when i see muzzle sweeping its scary
  15. whoflungdo


    Jul 15, 2008
    I think this is the first time I've agreed with one of your posts.. But I wholeheartedly agree with this one.:wavey:
  16. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Classiest lookin redneck you've ever seen :cowboy:

    Sometimes..... i even wear sleeves.
  17. F14Scott

    F14Scott Luggage CLM

    Sep 13, 2001
    Katy, TX
    Shouldn't we implement the same level of concern, regulation, and oversight on all the things equally or more deadly (on an accidental basis) than firearms? That list would include:

    Car crashes
    Medical mistakes
    Choking on foreign objects
  18. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    and then they do exactly what Chicago did, "Yes, it's possible but we didn't get any more forms printed so you cannot fill one out" Poof, instant gun ban without a law passed.

    No thanks.

    Do people never learn or do people STILL actually believe there is such thing as "compromise"?
  19. TheJ

    TheJ NRA Life Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 24, 2011
    Required training (and licensing) for carry is a modern day poll tax.

    The right to arms IS the natural right of self defense. A fundamental right like speech and requiring training and licensing for for firearms is basically like requiring training and licensing to not wear a muzzle & gag in public. It would be like requiring training and licensing to post on the Internet. Like requiring training and licensing and fees before you can worship at a public church.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2013
  20. the monk

    the monk

    Jul 26, 2011
    Northern VA