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    Quote Originally Posted by Biaxident View Post
    Several knives, no guns. I used to carry a knife pretty much everywhere. I no longer need those sorts of deadly weapons. I just use my INFP "Death Look®", and most people run away. And if that doesn't work, I bring out the big guns, the "Sad Puppy"®. If that doesn't make them run screaming for the hills, they aren't really human.



    Goodness gracious...

    It's been a while my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Another risk thing for me is having guns accessible makes it more likely someone will successfully suicide. My husband and I both have a history of depression and we have a house full of teenagers. My mom was very fortunate to have survived shooting herself in the chest as a young woman. I know that if a kid really wants to get a gun s/he will, but I'd prefer not to make it easy for someone in a dark mood to leave us so easily.

    That doesn't even count accidental shootings. It seems like it would be hard to have a gun secure from kids, but easy to get to in case of a home invasion, etc.

    Plus, if people know you have them, you aren't necessarily going to be less of a target for burglary. Guns are just like jewelry and small electronics and tools for thieves: portable and high value. They probably won't try if they think you're home, but most of the time they don't anyway.
    This is part of the reason I got rid of mine. I decided I wasn't in a good place to have them.

    This is also why I invested in just one gun (which was pretty darn expensive to me in itself)
    I did have an SKS as well but it was a basic Chinese one with a fixed magazine - no drop mag, you had to feed the bullets in manually or by stripper clip which I didn't bother with, and I only bought ammo for it to shoot at the range and I'd use up what I bought or give it away.

    I don't know if being a collector is necessarily good. Unless its hunting rifles or something. Even soldiers don't carry around more than two guns each...

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    I grew up with all sorts of weapons and I've got plenty now. My dad started teaching me about safety with guns and knives when I was a small child, and it has stuck with me for life. I cringe when I'm around people who don't treat them with the respect they deserve, and I make a point of calling them out on unsafe behavior. Education is the key to keeping people safe. Almost all of my knives are more geared towards being tools in daily life, although I have 1 dagger that is explicitly designed as a weapon. But that, along with my swords, blowguns, etc. are mainly for collector purposes but would be functional if it really came down to it. Each of my firearms serves some specific purpose, although I hope to never have to use the ones intended for self-defense.

    Also, sprinkles, I don't quite see what you're getting at about being a collector. Soldiers don't carry more than 2 guns because it would be heavy and awkward, and you can't really utilize 2 firearms at the same time effectively (with very few exceptions). Additionally, different members of the unit carry different firearms so that the bases are covered.

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    Accidental discharges are a serious issue with firearms. Good training and handling practices mean a lot. I question the ability of many people to operate a mechanical instrument intelligently.

    A long light pole/spear type object seems really nice. I carry knives sometimes, I'd like to get something faster deploying and learn some more technique, but really I want to get good with my hands and legs, which will probably serve my needs.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jryn1993 View Post
    Also, sprinkles, I don't quite see what you're getting at about being a collector. Soldiers don't carry more than 2 guns because it would be heavy and awkward, and you can't really utilize 2 firearms at the same time effectively (with very few exceptions). Additionally, different members of the unit carry different firearms so that the bases are covered.
    Well my point is that people have to respect the weapons, and that is on them. Gun culture is an influence on the uninitiated as well.

    My uncle has dozens of guns and has kids in the house, but they all have a respect for them. I don't think they are a significant danger in this case.

    At the same time though other people have dozens of guns and are incredibly careless and disrespectful of them. They idolize the gun but don't display the proper respect, and make videos of themselves shooting an AK full auto until the wood foregrip catches on fire from the barrel heat and people go "augh! look at these stupid Americans!" and other people go "whoa that is awesome! I want to try that!"

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    Also there are kids these days that want an AK because they believe they might get in a firefight or something and it won't jam because it's the best gun or something. Or because it's gangsta. Most guns don't jam a significant amount for a civilian if they are taken care of. But old factory built AK's DO catch on fire because the wooden heat guard is often too close to the barrel. So they still don't have that uber gun that they are looking for unless they mod it. Anyone who is looking to have one should know that.

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    guns are so mainstream




    i m trying to make one of these
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasoline View Post
    guns are so mainstream




    i m trying to make one of these
    Its like some weird gizmo out of Fallout.

    I remember seeing something you were supposed to be able to connect to a mobile phone and transform it into a tazer.

    Illegal in the UK, if its even a real thing, which I doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Its like some weird gizmo out of Fallout.

    I remember seeing something you were supposed to be able to connect to a mobile phone and transform it into a tazer.

    Illegal in the UK, if its even a real thing, which I doubt.
    garage guns are not illegal i think. i dont believe that glove is a taser.

    if people are so hard up for weapons, i dont understand why not just make some? im fond of the ones that incapacitates when shot from a distance. not the typical taser gun though
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasoline View Post
    garage guns are not illegal i think. i dont believe that glove is a taser.

    if people are so hard up for weapons, i dont understand why not just make some? im fond of the ones that incapacitates when shot from a distance. not the typical taser gun though
    We can, at least here I'm pretty sure. There's stuff you can't make but if somebody wants to build their own rifle or something, they can. They just can't sell it without a dealer's license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasoline View Post
    garage guns are not illegal i think. i dont believe that glove is a taser.

    if people are so hard up for weapons, i dont understand why not just make some? im fond of the ones that incapacitates when shot from a distance. not the typical taser gun though
    I know that I've seen UK websites for knife throwing and which show how the actual throwing knives are home manufactured, I'm talking side show or circus knife throwing here rather than ninjitsu if you get my meaning, the thing is that these knives arent for sale in the UK and any time they are sold on Amazon they get pulled quickly from availability.

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