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Old 11-28-2016, 08:47 AM   #1
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Foreign views of American gun ownership

I can imagine that those in other countries who watch American movies and TV must think living here is like the Wild West, or Chicago in Al Capone's day (well, maybe in Chicago it almost still is......).

My favoite clip showing concealed carry. "Boston Legal" character Denny Crane (William Shatner) almost gets mugged:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KvO-8IvoCI



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Old 11-28-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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They actually do think we in the U.S. are like a wild west movie in regards to gun ownership. Fact.
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They actually do think we in the U.S. are like a wild west movie in regards to gun ownership. Fact.
And... that's why they love us and want to come here.
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Was he perfect in that role or what?! Loved that show!
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More Denny Crane:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfc7l1vz2jU
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They actually do think we in the U.S. are like a wild west movie in regards to gun ownership. Fact.
I can picture you in a six gallon hat and cowgirl boots. Only.....

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More Denny Crane:
But he only hit the guy in the shoulder. How many lawyers keep a survival rifle in their desk?

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One of my favorites. Click on it and the video will open.
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And... that's why they love us and want to come here.


or this
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or this
Yes, cow boys, and cow girls.
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Or this!
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or this.....Ncg where r u?

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or this.....Ncg where r u?

That photo didn't work.......

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Or this!
That's a nice holster rig. I wish Raquel had moved that poncho so I could see her, uh, buckle.............

( Different shot, gun drawn )


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One of my favorites. Click on it and the video will open.
Great. Pretty close to a Trump clone? Just give the Donald a law degree and more guns.....
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Living in France, I admire your gun culture.
But I am quite an exeption here.

I think, most of my fellow citizen think you are just "crazy" regarding firearms (no offense intended: you can be what ever you want, they sure will respect it)....
- The right to carry freely a firearm
- "stand your ground"
- Buy as much ammo and gun you can afford
-....

They just cannot grab the idea!
That is too much for them.
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Living in France, I admire your gun culture.

I think, most of my fellow citizen think you are just "crazy" regarding firearms

They just cannot grab the idea!
That is too much for them.
We just enjoy improving our skill at making a bullet hit the target, whether it be a serious paper one, or an empty soup can. That is a skill our early pioneers needed to survive, in hunting game or defending themselves from attacking animals, or other people. I suppose by enjoying shooting as a hobby, we are just honoring our ancestors.

Then again, some of us just like shooting things full of holes.......
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Interesting. I think that defending oneself from attacking animal is still a serious matter not only in some parts of the USA but in other parts of the world.

For example, I have heard that if you intend to go to Svedberg area (Norwegian) it is highly recommended to bear a rifle 308 Winchester or more for your own sake.
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Interesting. I think that defending oneself from attacking animal is still a serious matter not only in some parts of the USA but in other parts of the world.

For example, I have heard that if you intend to go to Svedberg area (Norwegian) it is highly recommended to bear a rifle 308 Winchester or more for your own sake.
Yes, still some very wild animals in many parts of U.S.. There are many posts here where North Country Gal discusses her "bear guns"; usually large caliber revolvers she carries when out in the wooded part of her area. A mama bear with cubs can be especially dangerous.
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There are four legged animals and two legged animals. Remember that.
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When a car full of terrorists decided to shoot up a Draw Mohamed convention here in Dallas, they never made it in the door. I think one guard was shot in the ankle.

When you read about a criminal murdering a bunch of people who are cowering helplessly here it is almost always in a city like San Bernardino where the government sides with the criminals and disarms their victims.

I first shot this gun over 50 years ago and it protected my family several times from both two and four legged animals. I can't imagine what could convince me my family would be safer without it.

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