neverthoughtiwould wrote:Thank you all for the prompt replies and good information. I am in Portland Oregon. I definitely want to take some classes and get some training. I would be looking for a gun that is good for self defense and is easy to use. It sounds like it is not possible to buy a gun that doesn't help the NRA unless its used. Sounds like an opportunity for some entrepreneur. Thanks for all your advice. And yeah, I never considered being a gun owner until I saw all the frothy right wing demagoguery that is spinning around. And since im not planning on leaving anytime soon, I might as well not make it easy for someone to try to make a victim out of me. Thanks again.
I’m from The Portland area as well. Completely understand where you are coming from. Especially when we have members of our State Senate jumping to Idaho and saying things like, “make sure you send bachelors,” in reference to sending Sate Police officers without a wife or children (another thing that pissed me off about that was the assumption that only male officers could be sent, in his mind. But that’s another tangent that would go forever). I’m also very liberal and anti-NRA, but what I have found, especially since the NRA is upside down right now, that there is a clear distinction between the rhetorical NRA and the actual NRA members themselves.
In my own interactions, most people involved in the firearm training and safety side of the NRA membership, are completely reasonable with legislation that promotes a balance between safety and having armed citizen’s constitutional rights not be infringed (Your concerns of a tyrannical government is the entire reason why we have the 2A in the first place).
NRA members have been great resources for me and I would encourage you to reach out to someone that has had their “Come to Jesus” moment as the NRA falls apart.
But welcome! Sounds like you have found some like minded folks here.
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