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My wife just got back from the east coast where she was visiting several childhood friends. As a house guest in some pro-Hillary, pro-gun control lesbians home she had to bite her tongue when cheerfully informed that if only new effective gun control legislation could be passed then violent crime would be greatly lessened. She figured she might be shown the door if she pointed out that if honest folks surrendered their guns then only the criminals would have guns. She did point out that I keep guns to scare away bears.
She was steaming when she got home.
As a Brazillian she knows all about how legislated stringent gun control simply leaves the criminals well armed and the citizenry sheep suitable for harvest. Even strict laws leave back-door openings to acquire guns. For example when she jumped through all the hoops to buy a shotgun with background checks, waiting periods, etc and finally picked up the scattergun she had to take it to her village police station for further registration. The police did their paperwork then she was led to a back room storage where she was offered purchase of any other gun of her choice "on the left" from a closet of confiscated guns. No paperwork, no registration, just a little donation to the police benevolent society and she could have walked out with a full auto Uzi.
She declined, the shotgun came home and had it's barrel and stock cut off making a classic sling supported lurpa. I later used it to dispatch a 6+ foot rather poisonous snake on her jungle lined ranch. She said it was a record sized jararaca, what we would call a fer-de-lance. 1424955.jpg
I thought by it's size it must have been a bushmaster since they get to be up to 14 ft. 374009966.jpg
Either viper would totally ruin your day. To keep body away from her dogs I tried to toss it into jungle along her drive but it got looped over power lines making a rather grizzly back-lit trophy until the birds picked it clean.
Anyways without a firearm I would have had a hard time keeping her dogs away from the snake. There are good reasons to honest people to have access to firearms. Without them normal law abiding citizens are at the mercy of all sorts of snakes both two legged and otherwise.
 

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On a similar note of police and guns I got pulled over along the Paraguayan border by police wishing to search the back of the truck for smuggled guns or drugs since the region was a prime smuggling corridor. My wife as translator said they were more interested in a getting a bribe, and had any guns been confiscated they might likely have been for sale later by the police on the black market. Very hard to control the supply of firearms or any contraband.
Of note we were not smuggling but on vacation coming back from Foz de Iguazu were the enormous Parana River breaks into something like 270 individual waterfalls along a mile long series of cascades. Definitely a world class natural beauty site the falls form the border between Brazil and Argentina. The grilled beef is absolutely world class, but different, on either side of the river. ;) Proud Argentinians say theirs is the best, but the Brazilian churrasco style is also hard to beat. images-4.jpeg images-2.jpeg
 

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Beautiful countryside. On the gun note, I think further gun control (by the government) will only make criminals out of many Americans. I will not be in line to turn any of my guns in to the feds if they decide they want them. They will simply, by implementing gun control policy, make me a criminal. Then, I can see a portion of the population turning to black market to buy guns to be able to defend our selves and our families. If a burglar, rapist, psycho, [email protected]%#ole wants to do harm to me or my family, I intend to ruin their day. And if they have more firepower than I have, shame on me for not being prepared. Sorry if I offend anyone here, but that's how I feel.
 

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Beautiful countryside. On the gun note, I think further gun control (by the government) will only make criminals out of many Americans. I will not be in line to turn any of my guns in to the feds if they decide they want them. They will simply, by implementing gun control policy, make me a criminal. Then, I can see a portion of the population turning to black market to buy guns to be able to defend our selves and our families. If a burglar, rapist, psycho, [email protected]%#ole wants to do harm to me or my family, I intend to ruin their day. And if they have more firepower than I have, shame on me for not being prepared. Sorry if I offend anyone here, but that's how I feel.
I used to feel the same way until I lost all of my guns in a tragic canoeing accident. Now I have none to turn in:( If any pictures surface of me with a firearm I am likely just holding it for my neighbor.........



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" They will simply, by implementing gun control policy, make me a criminal. Then, I can see a portion of the population turning to black market to buy guns to be able to defend our selves and our families." - This is exactly what I witnessed in Brazil.
Private security is a very big source of employment there, most every building has a "guard", however since most are prohibited from being legally armed they are largely ineffective. Almost everyone I met had some story of being robbed at gunpoint in public, some had the bullet wound scars to prove it, and a very dear and notable couple I met were later murdered in their bed by armed home invaders. The criminals were well armed despite strong national gun control laws that had been on the books and enforced for many years. Many citizens illegally own guns for protection in their home but face penalties should they ever use them in self defense.
 

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The simple parts about Gun Control is we can just drop the Gun part. Control is what it is all about and those who have no guns will have no control.

Every one of us where born with the instinct of Self Preservation and the right to protect ourselves from what ever comes along. Criminals and bad people will always have guns and so will I.

I will call 911 right after I take care of business and a bad guy or a bear or rabid animal in my back yard knows nothing about gun control until it is too late. I just had our cat killed by a nasty wild Tom and he is scheduled for execution the first chance I get.

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The simple parts about Gun Control is we can just drop the Gun part. Control is what it is all about and those who have no guns will have no control.

Every one of us where born with the instinct of Self Preservation and the right to protect ourselves from what ever comes along. Criminals and bad people will always have guns and so will I.

I will call 911 right after I take care of business and a bad guy or a bear or rabid animal in my back yard knows nothing about gun control until it is too late. I just had our cat killed by a nasty wild Tom and he is scheduled for execution the first chance I get.

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Deep breath, exhale half way and hold, squeeze don't pull. Revenge will be sweet. Sorry about your cat too.



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So sorry to hear of Gary's cat's demise. Sad news to lose a beloved pet under any circumstances, doubly so to lose one as Gary described.
 

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My condolence as well, on your loss. I support your response to this tragedy.
 
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Gary, first I'm sorry for the loss of your cat. Plain awful.

Years ago I had a similar experience with a crazy tom cat that beat the sh*t out of our cat for over two years! Many times I tried to get a shot at this sob, every time he eluded me. Smart & evil... At that time we had a little dog, Tora, who was very brave and intelligent. When the crazy tom would be up to his evil deeds she would bark at me to alert me. Finally, one morning about 2am, as I had fallen asleep on the sofa, I was awoken by Tora letting me know there was the tom beating the hell out of our cat again! Tora ran to the door, I slid the door open & tora raced outside! Almost immediately a blur raced past me into my house with Tora hot on its tail! She had run that tom right into my house! I slid the door closed, and watched as that cat climbed the drapes, tore all over the living room, finally into the kitchen where it managed to wedge it's self under a metal cabinet. The wife took Tora, & went out & sat in the car while I dispatched that evil tom. Yes, and I was happy to do it!

A good dog, and a good firearm... Freedom! Nuf said. m.
 

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Awesome job M.
 
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Great story MO and I especially love the ones with happy endings!;)

I like cats just fine and the one that the Tom killed was an orphan who just showed up one day all beat up but not people friendly. Took close to a year to get her unafraid and come in to our house. When she finally did come in she was in bad shape, skin and bones and it was 20 below zero outside. My Brittany and her became best pals and she took up residency in my shed and had 4 kittens. We spent a small fortune getting her vaccinated, spayed, wormed and then I found good homes for all the kittens after my vet got them healthy. The Tom was likely the father because we don't have neighbors out here and are a long way from any farms or towns where cats usually gravitate to. Our cat would come in the house every evening just to hang out with the dog and us, eat a good meal, watch some TV and then at bed time she demanded to be out. I made a passage in the back garage door and set up a nice hut/bed for her where it never goes below freezing.

I caught the Tom in the garage one evening fighting with her but he booked quick and I never see him other than a quick flash out behind the yard every now and then. Our cat go hit on the road out front and the person stopped to let us know. She said ours was running from a big black Tom and she thought she hit them both.

I have my Ruger 10/22 set up in the dinning room ready to rock and my Marlin Levermatic 22 mag set up in the BR. Right now there is a bowl of real stinky blue fish out back for his last supper. He got lucky by not getting dead with our cat when he was on the road. I figure he now has 8 lives left but he won't be making it to 7. For those who are animal lovers, which I too happen to be, they would say trap him in a have a heart and bring him to the shelter. How is that any different when they will just take him to the gas chamber? This story will have a happy ending soon enough if the SOB shows his ugly head.

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This is what I call gun control, Pilates and Yoga:



You gotta love Kirsten!
 
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I had a feral coming inside through my cat door beating up my cat and causing all sorts of grief. I loaded the 10/22 with CB subsonic shorts and one night laid in wait. Scope was set for 100 yards so when I went "pow" my guestimated Kentucky windage was off a bit. Creased him right across the top of head. Cat never came back but I saw him a few times with a nice new white streak of a scar running between the ears. Fair enough outcome, problem was solved.
 
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