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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 12:42 am
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This was the first chance I got to visit the range since I arrived in CA. To be honest it was a very nerve racking experience.
As anyone who has ever been to the range at LAX will testify, it is not in the best neighborhood. The range only has 6 parking spaces at the front, the rest being on the road. So I arrive at the range, all my guns unloaded and locked as per CA law. I exit the car and see 4 young men all hanging around (they all look 'street' if you know what I mean). I am thinking, I have a big range bag full of handguns and ammo, yet no way to defend myself should one of them decide to simply take it!
If I were a gang member wanting to get my hands on some handguns then I would visit the range and rob the unarmed citizens who have a great supply of well looked after firearms

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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 12:54 am
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OK thanks.

This was the first chance I got to visit the range since I arrived in CA. To be honest it was a very nerve racking experience.
As anyone who has ever been to the range at LAX will testify, it is not in the best neighborhood. The range only has 6 parking spaces at the front, the rest being on the road. So I arrive at the range, all my guns unloaded and locked as per CA law. I exit the car and see 4 young men all hanging around (they all look 'street' if you know what I mean). I am thinking, I have a big range bag full of handguns and ammo, yet no way to defend myself should one of them decide to simply take it!
If I were a gang member wanting to get my hands on some handguns then I would visit the range and rob the unarmed citizens who have a great supply of well looked after firearms
So did they? Take all your guns and rape you? Or not as I suspect.
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 1:04 am
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your a genius, did you work it out all by yourself? did I give too much of a clue by not stating a confrontation occurred? go have a lie down you must be worn out after all that 'thinking'

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Or not as I suspect.
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 1:29 am
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your a genius, did you work it out all by yourself? did I give too much of a clue by not stating a confrontation occurred? go have a lie down you must be worn out after all that 'thinking'
Aw sorry was I not excited about your racism? All the gun crap you spout? Is it supposed to get me excited I mean you do need all of them to protect yourself from big bad bogey men?

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Racism? Where do you get that from. If you presumed I implied anything about color by the term 'street' then it is you being racist. It was a mixed group of 3 whites and one (I presume) hispanic. I was referring to their attire and not their color. I guess your own racism meant you were unable to see that.

This thread is entitled 'gun laws', yet you seem to take offense that it relates to the topic of guns.

The reasons for my gun ownership have f#ck all to do with you. If you don't like reading my posts then do us all a favor and don't!

You have added nothing to this thread other than the fact that your scared of guns and those that own them.

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Aw sorry was I not excited about your racism? All the gun crap you spout? Is it supposed to get me excited I mean you do need all of them to protect yourself from big bad bogey men?

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Aw sorry was I not excited about your racism? All the gun crap you spout? Is it supposed to get me excited I mean you do need all of them to protect yourself from big bad bogey men?

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Pony's post must have got you somewhat excited 'cos you did took the trouble to post a response to it...
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You have added nothing to this thread other than the fact that your scared of guns and those that own them.
You're the only one on this thread who sounds scared of anything
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 1:51 am
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No not really, I'm all for guns falling in to the wrong hands



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You're the only one on this thread who sounds scared of anything
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You're the only one on this thread who sounds scared of anything
Can we not agree to disagree here?
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Racism? Where do you get that from. If you presumed I implied anything about color by the term 'street' then it is you being racist. It was a mixed group of 3 whites and one (I presume) hispanic. I was referring to their attire and not their color. I guess your own racism meant you were unable to see that.
So you're frightened of three totally innocuous people because of their clothes

This thread is entitled 'gun laws', yet you seem to take offense that it relates to the topic of guns.

The reasons for my gun ownership have f#ck all to do with you. If you don't like reading my posts then do us all a favor and don't!

You have added nothing to this thread other than the fact that your scared of guns and those that own them.
I stated that where?

Of course I would have to be frightened people like you worry me armed to the teeth and paranoid
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No not really, I'm all for guns falling in to the wrong hands
I think they have
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I'm getting deja vu
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I'm getting deja vu
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Why not let him talk to himself - we've been round this particular mulberry bush so many times...
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Remind me of the first time I went to my local range
There was a dirty old tramp sitting outside with a can ...

I went inside and told the guy..he laughed himself silly

Turn out the tramp was the owner who had been working
in the dirty loft space and had come down for a
drink and a breather... I got free range use for making
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This was the first chance I got to visit the range since I arrived in CA. To be honest it was a very nerve racking experience.
As anyone who has ever been to the range at LAX will testify, it is not in the best neighborhood. The range only has 6 parking spaces at the front, the rest being on the road. So I arrive at the range, all my guns unloaded and locked as per CA law. I exit the car and see 4 young men all hanging around (they all look 'street' if you know what I mean). I am thinking, I have a big range bag full of handguns and ammo, yet no way to defend myself should one of them decide to simply take it!
If I were a gang member wanting to get my hands on some handguns then I would visit the range and rob the unarmed citizens who have a great supply of well looked after firearms
You ain't in Texas anymore, Dorothy.
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