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    [–] Is there any amount of gun control the Democrats will propose that will make any of you change their vote to Republican? LetFreedomPlink 41 points ago in liberalgunowners

    I can't vote for anyone who wants to make me a criminal or treats me like one. Earlier this year, a super-majority of Democratic state senators sponsored a bill that would do just that by creating a statewide database of all gun and ammo sales, and making nearly every semi-automatic gun illegal (with no grandfather clause or caliber exception). I happily voted against their party in the general election.

    [–] NY/CA legal defensive long gun recommendation LetFreedomPlink 2 points ago in guns

    Thanks for the input. I think the PCC is too "scary looking" for her, unfortunately. Can you put a flashlight on the mini-14?

    [–] NY/CA legal defensive long gun recommendation LetFreedomPlink 1 points ago in guns

    I don't know too much about shotguns. Does 12GA have too much recoil for a small woman? On the other hand, is 20GA sufficient for a defensive application?

    [–] NY/CA legal defensive long gun recommendation LetFreedomPlink 4 points ago in guns

    I've tried to argue semantics with her in the past, it doesn't work.

    The SKS sounds promising. Dumb question: are all SKSs milsurp, or can you buy new? Is the reliability of a 50+ year old weapon an issue?

    [–] What is the most definitive defense I can show LE for shoulder firing an SBR w/ brace? LetFreedomPlink 2 points ago in Firearms

    Why would you have to explain yourself to local law enforcement? They don't enforce the NFA, the Feds do.

    [–] [OH] From last week's debate: Sen. Sherrod Brown & Rep. Jim Renacci on gun control LetFreedomPlink 22 points ago in gunpolitics

    Nearly an hour into last week's debate, the topic of gun control came up. A viewer asked the following question:

    How do you propose we protect schools from violence while also maintaining the right of lawful gun ownership?

    Renacci says the solution isn't gun control, but rather hardening our schools and increasing mental health funding. Brown counters that Renacci is taking money from the gun lobby; Brown says he supports "no fly no buy" for "assault weapons".

    [–] [OH] From last week's debate: Sen. Sherrod Brown & Rep. Jim Renacci on gun control LetFreedomPlink 6 points ago in OHGuns

    Nearly an hour into last week's debate, the topic of gun control came up. A viewer asked the following question:

    How do you propose we protect schools from violence while also maintaining the right of lawful gun ownership?

    Renacci says the solution isn't gun control, but rather hardening our schools and increasing mental health funding. Brown counters that Renacci is taking money from the gun lobby; Brown says he supports "no fly no buy" for "assault weapons".

    [–] The Disturbing Reality of Bulletproof Backpacks LetFreedomPlink 8 points ago in 2ALiberals

    There's an strong anti-gun undercurrent to this video. The implication is that no one should need to own a bulletproof backpack - we should just heavily regulate and/or ban civilian firearm ownership instead.

    [–] Red States, Blue Reps LetFreedomPlink 3 points ago in liberalgunowners

    I haven't been watching the OH governor race too closely. I seem to recall that Cordray had a "moderate" stance (for a Democrat) on guns. Has this changed in the past 6 months?

    [–] What's the most egregious, flabbergasting and bewildering example of anti-gun ignorance you've ever encountered? LetFreedomPlink 5 points ago in 2ALiberals

    The law as written only allowed for concealing handguns, not long guns or NFA firearms. It also didn't occur to him that someone could illegally conceal an illegal firearm.

    [–] What's the most egregious, flabbergasting and bewildering example of anti-gun ignorance you've ever encountered? LetFreedomPlink 16 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in 2ALiberals

    I work at a university that had the misfortune of being targeted by a "lone wolf" attacker a couple of years ago. Fortunately, no one but the attacker died, but several students were seriously injured. At the time of the attack, it was illegal to carry on campus, but shortly after the state legislature proposed legislation to allow CCW holders to carry on campus. My co-worker saw an editorial about the legislation and started an anti-gun tirade. I made the mistake of discussing guns with him.

    He repeated just about every anti-gun talking point out there, but one really stuck with me: He opposed concealed carry was because he worried that people would start concealing machine pistols and/or Desert Eagles on their person.

    edit: I just remembered another at-work discussion about a proposed statewide legislation that would effectively ban all semi-automatic firearms. I was told that only crazy people own more than a few guns, that there's certainly no legitimate reason for civilians to own semi-automatic firearms, and that people should be barred from owning more than 2 guns. By objecting to these sweeping statements, I was lumped in with the co-worker's crazy family members who have "closets full of guns in case they need to fight the government". I've since learned to not discuss firearms with my co-workers.