January 28th, 2010 09:39 PM
Think I Convinced Parents to Get Pistol Permit
So I was born and raised in upstate New York, and my parents still live there. They have never gotten their pistol permits and never felt the need to do so. They have been taking it more seriously since Obama was elected, but still no action. So anyway, they came out here to Hawaii to visit me and I took them to the range yesterday and they shot my P229 and one of my 1911s. They had a blast shooting these guns that NYS forbids them to own without a permit. They both say they intend to get their pistol permits when they get back now, with my mom being especially excited about it. My grandfather even said that when they get their permits he will give them his .22 revolver. I am pretty pleased about all this.
January 28th, 2010 09:41 PM
+2 It's a step in the right direction, for sure.
January 28th, 2010 09:44 PM
Congratulations!! to you and your parents. To you -- for opening their eyes for their protection and their fun. Your parents...well...sometimes it is really hard to convince a parent...especially the lady part of a parent...but you were able to do so....
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January 28th, 2010 09:51 PM
There is somethings empowering about being able to project controlled force at ones will and purpose.
It is a way to say, going to the range and shooting is very empowering.
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January 28th, 2010 09:55 PM
Oh yeah, I think the range trip made quite an impression. They were never anti-gun or anything like that; they have a rifle and shotgun for deer hunting. They basically just never wanted to deal with the expense and annoyance of getting the permit. Seems like I was able to give them the nudge on it. My mom's even talking about getting her CCP with the pistol permit and getting a .38 snubby. Definitely excited for them.
January 28th, 2010 11:09 PM
Great move, keep talking to your parents...
Talk grandpa into getting his, too!
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January 29th, 2010 12:05 AM
Grandpa's had his since before I was born, and he's been trying to convince them to get theirs for at least that long. It makes me all the happier they're talking about actually doing it now...
Originally Posted by retsupt99
January 29th, 2010 12:28 AM
I think everyone should get a CHL, but all will not. It is necessary in my mind that there be a firearm in the house, and the occupants have a good idea how to use it/them.
January 29th, 2010 02:16 AM
That is better than waiting til their asleep and then pulling off a fake home invasion,and then asking well ya think ya might need a handgun just in case this wasn't a test
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January 29th, 2010 02:50 AM
Originally Posted by peckman28
"Upstate" is on the edge of the wilds, and there is something buried deep in the soul of every "true" New Yorker that knows this. The wilds are risky and threatening, where a person needs to be self-sufficient and capable, without which it could cost the family their lives. People everywhere just a few hundred years ago knew this lesson as the first concrete lesson of their lives, one to be ignored or dismissed at their peril. And yet, folks who live on the edge of the wilds aren't that far removed from it. It's right there ... if only we'd see it.
For their upcoming birthdays, consider a hefty gift certificate to the local specialty gun shop, going toward the purchase of a carry gun of choice.
The thought of getting Mom an Uzi for her birthday is just too much. But a 9mm with a somewhat lower cyclic rate would be just the ticket. Yeah!
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January 29th, 2010 02:59 AM
Great move getting them to the range... Sounds like they really enjoyed it... Hope they get their permits...
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January 29th, 2010 11:10 AM
If only they all could be that easily convinced.
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January 29th, 2010 11:12 AM
January 29th, 2010 01:42 PM
Peckman ,I envy you what a great problem to have.My step father and I plan
to go to the range and shoot the pistol I bought him for his birthday but it wasn't
meant to be congestive heart disease got him before we got to do it. My Mom
was a girlie girlie she was afraid of guns because she knew very little about them
and they were very loud she been gone too.I am newly retired due to poor health
and when my son comes home for vacation I try to work in a trip to range.When he was on the high school rifle team he started out as sharpshooter and finished
as expert with 22. this is one sport we've just clicked.
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