Would you post pictures of you shooting on Facebook?

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    I voted yes. Pictures of my family engaging in activities together, whether shooting or playing softball is just that, family activity.
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    I Voted no. Not for any other reason than, its none of anyones business
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    I will not even open a FB account.... never.... DC is my internet world and I am happy with that.
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    When I took my CCW class, the atty addressed an issue with jury trials... in the unfortunate event that we have to defend our actions in court, it won't be with a jury of like-minded gun owners/CCW folks. It will likely be a jury of soccer-moms with no more knowledge of guns and self defense than what Katie Couric or Oprah imparts to them.

    I have pics on FB, but it's tame stuff like family photos and me on my motorcycle and only viewable by direct 'friends'.

    If you really need to get stuff 'out there', consider creating an anonymous YouTube site and be careful not show identifiable images of you or aynone else.

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    There's one pic on my facebook account of one of my guns. I took it one night when my then 2 year old daughter had been sitting intently watching me clean my WASR. I asked her if she wanted to hold it and she said "Yeah."

    I got a pic of it and the way she had it was so humorous I posted it with a note along the lines of : "Don't hit kids. No seriously, they have guns now."

    There's also an explanation as to why she had it and also that it is unloaded. So not a picture of me or family or friends shooting per se, but 1 picture of a firearm is on my facebook account.
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    I have on my own FB several pics of me hunting, a few of my training targets showing results, and a three part video of me evaluating a big bore lever action rifle...all the while also showing proper safety technique and method of shouldering, firing, working of the action and sight alignment. In that video I talk through it to the camera the whole time .
    I would have zero problem with any of my info there being shown to a jury for whatever reason.

    BUT!

    My background supports my working/professional firearms background video and pics as being in a positive light.
    I do not handle guns dangerously nor do I post pics of myself with guns looking like a 'gun nut'. Which I am not.

    As well my FB acct. is on severe lock open to view only by persons I invite and those are people I have known for years.
    My information,posts and data are not allowed to be viewed by persons not on my friends list nor as by persons on my friends friends list.
    My friends list only has 54 people on it including family members...and NO strangers nor persons I do not know directly as FACE TO FACE.

    If any were to get into trouble it's the content focus more so that is a problem than simply having gun pics online.
    Relevant reading:
    Facebook Best Practices - Sophos Security Software
    A guide to Facebook security and privacy (Update) - Security
    Seven Facebook Privacy Facts to Remember - Security from eWeek
    Security pro: Facebook is the new Big Brother and the "bad guys'" best friend - Computerworld Blogs

    As with anything else IRL or online, use your best judgment and think before you act/post.

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    After the death of Peyton Strickland in Wilmington a few years ago I would be leery of posting anything on any type of internet social networking site.

    Before detectives raided a Wilmington home to make arrests for a recent robbery, investigators had found an online photo of suspect Ryan Mills armed with weapons and posing for the camera. Some observers said they believe the photo might be the reason a SWAT-like team was called in to serve the arrest warrants. During the incident, police shot and killed the other suspect, Mills' friend Peyton Strickland at Strickland's home. Mills was arrested elsewhere.
    Here are some links to the rest of the story or do a search for Peyton Strickland.
    FOXNews.com - Police Kill North Carolina College Student Accused of Stealing PlayStation 3 Consoles - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
    Deputy kills teen while serving warrant | StarNewsOnline.com | Star News | Wilmington, NC
    Law Enforcement Uses Internet to Solve Offline Crimes :: WRAL.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by solana View Post
    I agree with ------No! What is the point of Facebook anyway? People that I don't talk to anymore don't need to see my bio for all I care. I have managed to stay clear of ClassMates for all these years too. I am interested in moving forward in life. I don't get it! "Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda" is simply pathetic. Can anyone help me make sense of the value of Facebook?


    As well my FB acct. is on severe lock open to view only by persons I invite and those are people I have known for years.
    My information,posts and data are not allowed to be viewed by persons not on my friends list nor as by persons on my friends friends list.
    My friends list only has 54 people on it including family members...and NO strangers nor persons I do not know directly as FACE TO FACE.



    BUT!!;;;;;;^^^^^^^^^

    You cannot control in what environment, and Who THEY view it with.

    Remember Dog the Bounty Hunter,
    Not to condone what he said, but remember who he said it to,
    His own son.


    I will NEVER have a facebook, myspace or twitter or the like, so I will never have to worry about this.

    I do not see the point of letting everyone in the universe know what I've done, what I'm doing, or what I'm thinking about doing!!



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    Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British, He shot them!

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    I've been victimized too many times.

    That's why I like anonymity.

    Why advertise that you have guns in your house?

    Plus, sometimes you think someone is your friend. But in reality, they may harbor jealousy or bitterness against you. Or, they could share information about you to a scumbag friend of theirs, which would target your house for a burglary.

    Don't advertise!!
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    Yep, it's not a big deal at all to me but I work online. It's important for me to have an online presence and to use the various tools and services out there. A web technology guy who avoids using web technology is like a tattoo artist without any tattoos.

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    I do post pics of me and the boys shooting, and my answer to any prosecutor is simply that I practice regularly in order to be proficient enough to hit what I am aiming at without endangering any innocent bystander.
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    I answered No. However, my son put me up there shooting an AR-15 and he put one of himself shooting an AK-47. There are no links to the pictures other than to misc photos with no tags. A person can't get to them without being a friend to my son. Personally, I don't care but I like to keep my private life "private".

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    This is true Oneshot but again as stated within my full post, what I have up in pics and video is innocuous and of no concern what so ever.

    So if some other third party were to see or view them big woop.
    Pics of me in treestands, walking ground facing mountains and several targets. Not exactly an item of judgmental concern. Unlike that of 'Dog' which was a completely different matter by all respects.

    Again use your best judgment and think before acting, just same as IRL.

    - Janq
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    ...sometimes you think someone is your friend. But in reality, they may harbor jealousy or bitterness against you. Or, they could share information about you to a scumbag friend of theirs, which would target your house for a burglary...
    This is true in any sense of life and living, not just postings online.

    So again use best judgment and vet those as to varying degrees of what you share with them.
    Myself I know a whole lot more people than just the 54 who know of my FB account.

    People generally are too easy to refer to any person as being their 'friend' and by that they find them self in a bind.
    This is not a function of FB or the internet as exact same occurs real world and offline, and has been since for ever.

    Use your best judgment and think before you act, or speak.

    - Janq
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    FB has had too many security breaches for my taste. Only family and close friends are allowed into my world, and even then all information is very tightly controlled and filtered.

    I would not.

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