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Hello all,

I'm a new member from the great state of Washington. I've been a strong liberal my whole life -- I'm a full-on bleeding heart, both fiscal and social. I'm passionate about progressive causes.

I'm glad I've found you all, because I struggle with my feelings about guns a lot. Over the years, I've run the gamut from "All guns should be banned" to "It's a right, and we should defend it", and everything in between. To this very day, I'm still not sure I know EXACTLY how I feel about gun ownership and use. Right now, if you really had to pin me down, I'd say: Guns are a necessary evil in a mixed up world, so you might as well have one and learn how to use it. I hope that doesn't sound pretentious, because I really don't mean it to be.

I currently own four handguns and one long gun (a Ruger 10/22, so fun for plinking. Who doesn't have a 10/22???). I don't yet carry, but I do have a concealed pistol license, so I can do so legally. I just have to wrap my head around whether it's right for me, and whether I could actually, really pull that trigger if I needed to.

I look forward to meeting you all and getting more involved in the community here.

All the best!

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:welcome:
You’re story will resonate with many people on here. Many Northwest LGC members too. We’re kind of over represented. :D
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:welcome:
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Welcome.

How do you plan to vote on Initiative 1639?

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danhue wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Welcome.

How do you plan to vote on Initiative 1639?
If you’d asked me a year or two ago, I probably would have voted yes. But I’m going to vote against it now.

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Welcome aboard! For someone "not sure I know exactly how I feel about gun ownership and use", sounds like you're on the way to a nice collection! :w00t:

10/22s and .22 pistols are a lot of fun, shooting, customizing and general fun, there's' a ton of aftermarket parts to "tweak" your rifle out...ya might not recognize it when you're done!
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Howdy From Houston!
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Hi from NJ.
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hokeysmoke said

I struggle with my feelings about guns a lot. ... but I do have a concealed pistol license
[Forgive my editorial contraction ;-]

It sounds like you are in the right place to me. I would gently suggest that most of the harm attributed to 'firearms' is really a very general violent strain in the United States. In Japan for example, kitchen knives over six inches in length (15 cm) require a permit.

I have found a large number of intelligent people on this forum who can discuss firearms without being crazy or inferring violence.

Welcome from The Free State of Nevada. :welcome:
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:welcome:

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:welcome: Howdy from Ballard! What part of Washington?
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Howdy and :welcome: from Oregon!

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:welcome: from the swamps south of Olympia!
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