2A Fence Sitter —> New Gun Owner Due to Riots

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  1. Jerzsubbie

    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    Ive been seeing and hearing this more and more. As violence hits closer to home, those who are otherwise 2A indifferent, or fence sitters, take a step to the 2A side by deciding they need the ability and tools to defend themselves if the violence comes to their front door.

    Last night a HS acquaintance from NJ watched & live streamed from his Center City (aka downtown) Philly apartment as rioters broke into, looted, and began destroying a Dunkin Donuts immediately across the street. The police did arrive to secure that intersection but it was over 20min.
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    They broke the windows with bats and a shopping cart. A couple cars pulled up to load stuff up then took off. A man could be seen carrying a ~60” TV down the street, cord dragging almost as badly as his pants.

    This was his post from last night.
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    To my surprise, the overwhelming majority of comments were supportive, with no dissenters, only a few including his mom being neutral.

    I simply reminded him to be sure to go to the range regularly to practice, and I think this is one of the best things to do for new gun owners.

    Have you guys been seeing some of the same?
     
  2. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    No.
    1. I live in a very shelter area. :)
    2. I don't have many 'friends'. :(
    If it gets bad enough that my area is affected... :mad: SSS.
     
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  3. Mike Overlay

    Mike Overlay Lacks seriousness Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Can he buy a gun this week in NJ ? Will the “laws” he and others didnt pay any attention to while being forced upon get in their way? How many rounds are now being realized is a necessity instead of a want?

    And the biggie.... did ya say, I told you so.. yet
     
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    willpgn Well-Known Member Life Member

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    No, not for me or my friends that are almost exclusively “local”...I don’t know anyone personally in a big city. If the area I live in becomes directly impacted (like people demonstrating on my street), then they are lost and places like NYC will have likely been burned to the ground!
     
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  5. Jerzsubbie

    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    Thankfully for him, he lives in PA. I added the NJ note since we’re both from there. In NJ it would take him at least 6mo. In PA they don’t have purchase permits or firearms licenses afaik.
     
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    Mike Overlay Lacks seriousness Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Thankfully for him, yes. This current crap show around the country should be a huge eye opener for a lot of the folks that were clamoring for these asinine gun laws to be implemented to now be removed/stricken from the books and to reinforce the 2a as written in the constitution.
     
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    I found it amusing when I was f lipping through channels last night some heathen in a black hoodie that was tied snugly around his face was screaming illegibly at a news camera that "y'all just wait till we come to the suburbs". This might mean something in the NY/NJ/MD/ST corridor, but they will be in for a surprise when they get into flyover country.
     
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass Supporting Member

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    He might be surprised at the process involved. As have many. Can't just walk in a buy one off the shelf, despite what media says.
     
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  9. Brian K

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    I live in a very rural area. "Rioting" will never make it this far out and there aren't any businesses to steal from out here; because that's what this is really about, an excuse to get free shlt. Protesting and looting are two very different animals.
     
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  10. Jeppo

    Jeppo Loves Burt Gummer to a fault! Staff Member Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    I’m a pretty poor shot...but willing to bet I’m plenty good enough. Any idea how I can send him my address? :mad:

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  11. Aardvark

    Aardvark Mostly Peaceful Protester Supporting Member

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    Me too. Hell. Sherman wasn't even interested.
     
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    Climberman Unstealthiest Ninja

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    Flyover country suburbs would be an interesting proposition for him. I know some heavily armed people in the N.C. suburbs.
     
  13. Jerzsubbie

    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if they decide to move from riots in the city to terrorizing motorists and suburban neighborhoods. It’ll probably take a couple more incidents but a possibility.
     
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    I hope as many wake up as possible.Hopefully it won't be too late.The real question is will they vote any differently next couple of times around?

    Edit: At that distance a scope wouldn't be fair.o_O
     
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    That would be fun for sure!

    Out in my neck of the woods it would be safe for the neighbors too.

    I may need to revamp my normal car loadout.

    What are the laws for keeping a bag in the car/truck?
     
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    AR/AK pistol ftw ;), assuming you have a CHP. Obviously there are concerns around smash and grab thefts so weigh that and take appropriate action.
     
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    You can borrow my newest one...

    If you don’t hit him, the concussion should do the job. Then you finish him when he’s in the fetal position. :D
     
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    If they came down our .3 miles lane, they would never go back out. One quick call seals our exit road from the other end.....then.....wellllll we'll see....
     
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    Yeah since buying a golf cart I have mentally notated that there is at least a 35 gun safe in every other house in my neighborhood. I have also seen several of the REALLY big ones in garages and made new friends. Lots of trump signs as well.
     
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    POW! ;)

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    I live in the suburbs. They might be shocked at what my ex military neighbor and I could bring to that fight if they did decide to come here....
     
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    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    Funny, I also make a mental note of the Trump stickers on tool boxes and garage fridges while walking my dogs around the neighborhood.
     
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    Well, there's this neighborhood in Brunswick, GA...
     
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    Sorry, you lost me...
     
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass Supporting Member

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    The Arbery shooting was in a suburban neighborhood in Brunswick, GA. Just joking about armed suburban areas.

    I believe FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) is in Brunswick.
     
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    Today I couple came by the table and talked about it being their first gun show. We chatted a while and while I didnt delve into their thoughts on guns, they said they were pleasantly surprised by what a gun show was like. They expected a very different place, almost like the media had portrayed to them a dank place full of shady deals or something...

    There have been, and were, lots of talk from gun shops and people in and patrons of stores which sell guns and how many were/are getting sold because people feel that need to be able to protect themselves.

    Good on your boy @Jerzsubbie , try to steer him right in his decisions
     
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    Want to do a drive by on a circle court with only one way in/out and a whole lot of armed people that moved there SPECIFICALLY because they didn't want to be around that kind of nonsense?
    In every one of these riots, some bright bulb decides to threaten the suburbs. Yet deep down they know that it would NOT go over well...
     
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