When buying a gun, have you ever considered what a jury might think?

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  • N/A: I would never buy a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Normal people dont consider what a jury might think about anything, because they do not intend to violate the law.
    yep. thinking about a jury is just another way to put fear into a person...
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    It's wrong to consider a jury when purchasing goods that are legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    It's wrong to consider a jury when purchasing goods that are legal.
    +1 Well Said!
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    Not when buying a gun. I've wondered what whould happen if I had to use it for SD in the home or elsewhere.
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    I'm curious as to why you have as one of the poll choices:

    "N/A: I would never buy a firearm."

    Considering the forum that we are all a part of, I would say it's reasonable to assume that every member here has a firearm. I would be extremely surprised if anyone truthfully checked that option.
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    Of course not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    I'm curious as to why you have as one of the poll choices:

    "N/A: I would never buy a firearm."

    Considering the forum that we are all a part of, I would say it's reasonable to assume that every member here has a firearm. I would be extremely surprised if anyone truthfully checked that option.
    IDK, someone might own a firearm (legally) but have never purchased it. I assume 100% of the answers will be yes or no. I considered a maybe, but I hate maybe with out a reason. So I went with a few N/A.

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    When I buy things, I tend to think about what I want to buy, and that's it.
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    If a jury wants to hold the fact I purchased a S&W Model 500 for my trips to Alaska, so be it. This only shows a prejudice and misunderstanding about firearms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    ...someone might own a firearm (legally) but have never purchased it.
    That's a reasonable answer!
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    No. I suspect it's really not an issue if you have a decent lawyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    No. I suspect it's really not an issue if you have a decent lawyer.
    ...or live in Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Normal people dont consider what a jury might think about anything, because they do not intend to violate the law.
    I'M not normal? Ow :)

    I read a lot. There are some BS situations out there. In addition I know (not a friend, just someone I talk to every few months) that shot a car jacker in SD. Called his lawyer and was out of jail (holding cell) in less than an hour. They returned his CCW permit (same day as shooting I think). They still have his gun.

    I thought, what lawyer would I call? What would the gun I use say about me? Can they bring my gun collection in as exhibits? Most are clearly for hunting, would that help?

    There are a lot of good reasons to buy a combat / riot shot gun for home SD vs a hunting shotgun. But when I looked at the list, how the public might react was a plus for the hunting shotgun.

    I would agree, this thought process can be bad in a SD situation, and in general, a fear lawful citizen "should" not have.

    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    That's a reasonable answer!
    I have a friend who inherited a 30 + year Colt AR-15 from an uncle about three months ago. He is locked and loaded. He has stated he never intends to buy another firearm. Not saying I agree, his choice.

    So maybe someone has their father's 12-gague and also dads .38 off-duty and uses it for CCW, but never intends to buy another gun.

    IDK, work with me here. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    When buying a gun, have you ever considered what a jury might think?
    NO!

    Now if they want to buy me a gun I will willingly listen to their offer.
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