Well this may be of no interest to you since it is me and you seem to think that I am some extremist but I do love my guns. I love to hunt deer, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, Elk, mountain lions, arctic wolves, coyotes, and last but not least wild boar. I also enjoy skeet shooting and going to the firing range to play around with my pistol. I haven't had the opportunity to actually kill any person yet that is militarily speaking.
Yes, I have killed someone with a gun. It was a Weatherby .308 Special Ops sniper rifle and the place was called VietNam. And it was many more than one. Have I shot anyone since? No. Do I own/use firearms today? Yes. I pistol target shoot. I hunt upland birds using a semi-auto shotgun. Any I still have my Army issue M16 ( a Nam sovenior) ready in a seconds notice in case someone comes into my house in the middle of the night and forgot to ring the doorbell.
Target practice at my parents was the usual growing up... I'm a military brat... It was considered normal to own a gun in my family. I have a license to carry and I go to the range to shoot when I fell like it... I have a hunting license as well so it isn't unusual to find Bambi in the freezer.... Growing up on a farm you get use to shooting off buzzards who have over populated your farm, and coyotes are usually unwelcome as well... I keep one in the house just cuz I can... Shoot first ask questions later... I have some old knives, and machetes too, but they are in display cases....
I use to hunt a lot when I was younger ,deer,bear,quail,pheasant,squirrel,rabbit,duck.Everything that was hunted was eaten.Was never a trophy hunter.Love to go skeet shooting .The range is ok if ya want to waste your rounds,but I prefer moving targets.Killed a few foxes, wolves and wild dogs to protect our livestock and poultry.Never have shot and killed anyone ,although I have used a pistol and a rifle,38,30.06 to sway some fellas way of thinking at the moment.But for me there's nothing as thrilling as bow hunting. It varies on how often .more during the fall and winter months.Not much of a collector cause I like to use what I have but I am trying to obtain this 1879 40 cali. Buffalo gun.
I live in England and anything regarding guns is very alien to me -- they are certainly not as celebrated or glorified like they are over in the US. Despite the stricter laws over here, kids can still get their hands on a modified pistol for a couple of hundred pounds or less. They can even loan them for a day. It is disgusting really. It is a real danger if you live in a tough neighbourhood like myself, and I cannot understand the mind set that many Americans have regarding firearms (no offence intended).
Yes! My whole family hunts. Mostly deer , rabbits and squirrel. But I don't kill to just be killing something if we don't eat it lives. The older I get the softer I think we get.Nature is a beautiful thing. Just to go out and sit and admiral the wildlife and listen really listen you will feel the serenity I know I do Wouldn't trade those moments for anything
I have seen very young marines killed with guns. I have never killed a human with a gun. Have taken many animals. I have eaten everyone. Except the coyote that killed and ate my cat. When the right to bear arms is against the law, only the government , the criminals will have guns.
My husband & I each owned a 22 pistol that we liked to go to the gun range and shoot targets with. It was about the only thing we competed with each other with. We sold our guns when we had a baby. Now 17 yrs later my husband has another gun because He enjoys going with my dad to the shooting range; it gives them something to enjoy together I gues male bonding. I personally never did and never would kill anything I don't even like fishing because I hate to think of the fish suffocating :shudder: I have no problems with those that enjoy hunting; it's just nothing I can do.