how long have you been a gun owner?

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  • 10 years+

    130 65.99%
  • 5 years+

    25 12.69%
  • 1 year+

    31 15.74%
  • Less than 3 months

    11 5.58%
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    You need greater timeline options.

    We have guys that remember when matchlocks first came out.
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    My 1st one was a bb gun probably around 10 yrs old.The 1st shotgun i got was a ithaca pump.My 1st handgun was a ruger security six..That was over 30 yrs ago.Been around them,pretty much my whole life,like a lot of the others.

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    Probably longer than you've been on the planet......
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    I got my first firearm when I was 6 or so, that would be almost 49 yrs. ago.
    I got the packet to get my CHL the first year Texas offered it.
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    Im a big fan of the .22LR for bear defense.
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    I voted 10+ year. I was given my first .22 when I was 12 and have owned guns ever since. As for CCW, I applied for my permit in 1995 and have been carrying since then!
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    Have owned long guns since I was 12. Purchased my first pistol just 3 years ago.
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    I've owned guns since 1953.
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    I got my carry permit about three years ago, not so much with an intent to carry, but because I had a premonition after the 2008 election. Like thirty round magazines, I can see the day that a carry permit might not be quite so easy to obtain. I thought I would get mine while the getting was good, so to speak.
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    I have been a gun owner since 1950, owned and sold a lot of guns over the years.

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    When I got my first gun the Navy was still sailing wooden ships with animal skins for sails!

    OK, I may be exaggerating just a tiny bit, but I have had guns of 1 kind or another fro a long time.
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    My first gun was a 22lr single shot ,about eight year's old .now almost 55. concealed carry a year.

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    My brother in law got me into shooting in 1998. And I havent looked back since.

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    I've been a gun owner since I was ten, but I only got a firearm with the intent to carry when I was 20. I'm 21 now.

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    Owned for about 5 years, but intent to carry has been over the last 3 months or so.

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