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#1 Post by doggo » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:36 pm

Howdy. My name is doggo, and I'm a liberal.

I live in the Chicago metro area. I grew up, mostly, on the North Side of Chicago in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. When I was very young we lived in Oakland, CA for a a few years.

As for gun ownership, I grew up in Chicago, which was not very gun friendly. Also, my family, being urban-based, did not engage in hunting (or fishing). I shot a gun here and there, and at boy scout camp, but guns were not part of my life until my 40s. My girlfriend was murdered, and in the post trauma I experienced a period of hyper-vigilance, and figuring if she could be killed out of the blue, I could too (There were also revenge fantasies against her killer, which I never came close to acting upon). I decided to get a gun and learn how to shoot. I got a Beretta 92fs (I'm on my second, the first being a used service pistol that was pretty beat up.) Just this year I purchased a Maverick 88 12 ga. shotgun, the 8 round 20" model.

The first thing I learned about guns upon using the Beretta was how short the useful range of pistols is. That was surprising.

I don't expect to acquire more than the two guns I own, since I don't have a need, living in a relatively safe area, and not being a hunter. The only use I have for my weapons is shooting at the range. And I mostly own my weapons for the extremely unlikely event that there is some drastic civil unrest or civil war. Yes, I know, rifles are best for such situations. Maybe some day I'll get a Mini-14, or maybe I'll pick up a rifle from my fallen enemy if it comes to that.

In general, I find guns fascinating as a finely engineered and machined object, like guys do. (I love the Forgotten Weapons YouTube channel.)
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#2 Post by lurker » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:04 pm

:welcome:
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#3 Post by bigbass4me » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:07 pm

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#4 Post by shinzen » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm

Regardless of the stupidity, weed and firearm purchases are still illegal and this is a public forum. I'd suggest editing your post and being cautious about that kind of thing.
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#5 Post by Marlene » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:24 pm

Howdy from Oakland.
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#6 Post by HuckleberryFun » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:43 pm

:welcome:
You’re a liberal that “leans commie”? You’re the first of those that I’ve ever met. :lol:
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#7 Post by highdesert » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:25 am

:welcome:
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#8 Post by doggo » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:50 am

HuckleberryFun wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:43 pm
:welcome:
You’re a liberal that “leans commie”? You’re the first of those that I’ve ever met.
Not sure what you mean, but I'm not ideologically pure, I'm sure to disappoint anyone who is.

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#9 Post by lurker » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:15 am

i'm guessing here. my guess is that huck is saying that if you're a liberal at all, you tend to favor or at least conceptually tolerate the idea of communism. in my case, for example, i view communism as an unattainable ideal, arguably desirable but not realistic nor practical. contrarily, some might take "leans commie" to mean that you think communism is both desirable and attainable, hence worth promoting.
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#10 Post by Wino » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:17 am

Welcome from Texas. I do appreciate your candor, but TMI for a gun forum (I see edit has occurred). I lived a hedonistic life style for many years so can appreciate your original comments - in my era it was sex, drugs and Rock n' Roll. As Willy Nelson said, "Had I known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself!!" :laugh:

Not 100% sure, but believe Huck was pulling your chain. :D
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#11 Post by doggo » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:21 am

shinzen wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Regardless of the stupidity, weed and firearm purchases are still illegal and this is a public forum. I'd suggest editing your post and being cautious about that kind of thing.
Wow. As far as I know, my plain vanilla, run of the mill, firearms are legal to buy and own in most of the country. Possession of less than 10 grams has been decriminalized in Illinois, and my town. I've never been convicted of a crime, much less, arrested. And I would never advocate gun shops that are also dispensaries. But okay, edited.

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#12 Post by Marlene » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:22 am

We range from “centrists” to as far left as you can figure. I’m socially anarchist and fiscally communist myself.

Plenty of political fights to be had here, but nearly none of the left-sectarian purity type.

For example: Lurker and I have a date to fight to the death, right after we have finished fighting nazis together.
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#13 Post by doggo » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:25 am

lurker wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:15 am
i'm guessing here. my guess is that huck is saying that if you're a liberal at all, you tend to favor or at least conceptually tolerate the idea of communism. in my case, for example, i view communism as an unattainable ideal, arguably desirable but not realistic nor practical. contrarily, some might take "leans commie" to mean that you think communism is both desirable and attainable, hence worth promoting.
"i view communism as an unattainable ideal, arguably desirable but not realistic nor practical." Well, there you have it. Thanks lurker.

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#14 Post by shinzen » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:47 am

doggo wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:21 am
shinzen wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Regardless of the stupidity, weed and firearm purchases are still illegal and this is a public forum. I'd suggest editing your post and being cautious about that kind of thing.
Wow. As far as I know, my plain vanilla, run of the mill, firearms are legal to buy and own in most of the country. Possession of less than 10 grams has been decriminalized in Illinois, and my town. I've never been convicted of a crime, much less, arrested. And I would never advocate gun shops that are also dispensaries. But okay, edited.
Yeah, you can view the ATF form 4473 to see the .fed take on the issue. I suspect that sometime in the next few years it may change, but for now, it is what it is.
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#15 Post by doggo » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:05 am

Yeah, you can view the ATF form 4473 to see the .fed take on the issue. I suspect that sometime in the next few years it may change, but for now, it is what it is.
Ah, right. Point taken!

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#16 Post by Wino » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:13 am

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#17 Post by TriggerPuller » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:13 am

doggo wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:36 pm
I find guns fascinating as a finely engineered and machined object.
Welcome, doggo! I too love the engineering side of firearms. The precision and power of a fine firearm is a thing of true beauty.

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#18 Post by max129 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:09 am

Hi doggo - welcome from the Free State of Nevada.

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#19 Post by Mohead » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:13 am

Welcome from Alabama.
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#20 Post by lurker » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:54 am

Marlene wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:22 am
For example: Lurker and I have a date to fight to the death, right after we have finished fighting nazis together.
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#21 Post by Eris » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:23 pm

:welcome:
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#22 Post by Bisbee » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:06 pm

:welcome:
Dang, Doggo. That is some life experiences! Sorry I arrived late to this party and didn’t read the unedited intro. But what I did read did tug at my heartstrings. I’m very sorry for your loss.
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#23 Post by sikacz » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:22 pm

Welcome! Liberal green democratic socialist here!
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#24 Post by doggo » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:10 pm

sikacz wrote:
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Welcome! Liberal green democratic socialist here!
Gah, all these "isms"! I guess I'm a Social Democrat leaning towards Democratic Socialism... or something. Definitely not a National Socialist.

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#25 Post by Mrsekretx » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:30 pm

Welcome from the northside (Belmont/California).
If you haven’t already please join our local FB group. That seems to be where most of the action is happening these days. What is your favorite local range?
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