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New member, not great welcome?

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by jbrdbr111xxx, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010

    :rofl:, Welcome to GT, all types of forums can have flame wars and internet fighting, maybe they were just hazing you. :dunno:

  2. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

    Jan 27, 2006
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Welcome. Having said that, there are no rights on the Internet. So, your rights were NOT violated.
  3. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
  4. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    you have to consider how many post on here about "my rights were violated" have only half the story if that, and the author usually never produces copies of any official charge et cetera....
  5. BB62


    Nov 16, 2003
    GT is a fabulous resource and venue for interaction, but you need to check out if you feel that GT is not welcoming or sufficiently moderated.

    With reference to your other thread, suck it up and respond to those who have posted constructively. Ignore those who add no value to the thread.

    RussP seems to be helping in that respect, but I don't know how the thread evolved/what its locked/unlocked status was and why.

    IMHO, and not referring to your other thread (because I don't know what happened) people who repeatedly add no value to a thread, especially one about OC, ought to have their posting privilieges suspended (for a time) rather than the thread being locked.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012
  6. MikeLadner

    MikeLadner DILLIGAFF?

    Jul 4, 2001
    South Mississippi
    Maybe the lack of a warm reception is due to the fact that the whole story sounds like BS. Either totally made up, or a LOT of facts left out....?
  7. 257 roberts

    257 roberts

    Mar 18, 2012
    Welcome,you can learn alot here and yes there are some a-holes here but most are not.
  8. Batesmotel


    Apr 5, 2007
    GT at it's finest. I got flamed for stating that we should be nice to the new guys who ask the same old questions. Go figure.
  9. Is that the new GT welcoming committee? Here I was expecting balloons and bundt cake for everyone!:rofl:
  10. glock_collector


    Dec 23, 2011
  11. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

    Nov 14, 2010
    RFD NY Adks

    I looked up your original post, and found your story quite convincing. Somehow I'd missed it back when you posted it.

    I think there are a good number of LEOs (& other folks) here that get defensive if it sounds like someone is painting police officers in a bad light.

    Sometimes a critical post from someone with a low post count can be read as a "troll" just trying to cause trouble. I didn't read the responses as flames but just some of the guys wanting to "hold you accountable" for the rest of the story.

    OK, enough excuses for other people's behavior.

    Has your issue been resolved?

    My suggestion is to save your pennies, and one step at a time go through the process of getting your Carry Permit (or whatever it's called in NC.). For me the biggest deterrent to getting my NY Pistol Permit was the initial expense and the paperwork. If you visit a local gun club, and get to know the people there, you might find an old timer who'd be willing to help walk you through the process.

    In NY, many of us are issued "restricted" permits that only allow us to carry "fishing, hunting or target shooting or traveling to or from those activities". Fortunately, there's very little crime in my neighborhood, so ,unfortunately, I can't really tell the judge I NEED a pistol for self defense. (although I feel the 2nd Amendment guarantees me that right.) Anyway, what I'm doing now is shooting IDPA, and trying to get some basic handgun training, to be able to request dropping the restrictions. It's a slow process, but I'm living with it, for now.

    Anyway good luck with your endeavors, and remember there's a whole community of gun folks here AND in your town who are willing to be helpful.