What you say on a gun forum can come back to haunt you

What you say on a gun forum can come back to haunt you

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    What you say on a gun forum can come back to haunt you

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    Good advice. I regret saying I love Kate Beckinsale. Now if I ever marry her my current wife will never believe I didn't plan it.
    I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
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    Good advice, we have a divorce attorney around here whose ads advise calling him before posting anything on facebook.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
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    So this kind of advice would tend to get you into trouble I guess...



    All kidding aside, great article and good advice.
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    As mature (supposedly) adults, we all have the opportunity, responsibility even, to self edit the things we say or write. When we let the emotions of the moment get the better of us, we say or write things that we later regret. With spoken words, time passes and things are forgotten. The things we post are not.

    In the immediate moment of "real" life a failure to self edit can be understood. In a setting where you must type, spellcheck (yeah, right!) And, finally, post your thoughts, a failure to self edit is just lazy.
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    Gun forums lead to a lot of bravado and testosterone flexing. This article is great advice and should be taken to heart. We own guns and carry to defend us and our families. Simple as that. Guns are tools, just like a baseball bat, kitchen knives, lamps, or if you can run away, a good pair of running shoes. The whole purpose of our gun ownership aside from target practice or competition is to survive a violent attack. And that is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Good advice. I regret saying I love Kate Beckinsale. Now if I ever marry her my current wife will never believe I didn't plan it.
    I like how you describe your wife as current.
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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    I like how you describe your wife as current.
    Hey, if they'll be sister wives, I'm game. But THAT just feels like a pipe dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Hey, if they'll be sister wives, I'm game. But THAT just feels like a pipe dream.
    I was watching a movie just the other day with her in it...she's still a cutie.
    Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
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    I wanna live in Brad's world - either of them.
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    Am I missing something? Has someone's IP records been used against them in a trial? Not to mention that ISPs like DSL will give you a different IP address every time you connect.
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    How do you flex testosterone?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    Am I missing something? Has someone's IP records been used against them in a trial? Not to mention that ISPs like DSL will give you a different IP address every time you connect.
    This is just a random article. Not the result of a particular thread.

    ISPs often have DHCP records which show who had what IP address at what time and so it is often (not always) possible to track the IP address in question to a specific customer. In some cases, ISP's actually assign static IPs which always stay they same and are only linked to one customer.

    The scenario this article describes is quite feasible. Once they seize your computer, they can often find stored favorites, browser history, usernames and passwords, etc. In addition, they can sometimes track you from the opposite direction by subpoenaing the forum for their logs showing what IP address made a certain post and then going to the ISP from there. Not a perfect science, but it can often lead to the results they are looking for.

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    Important points, in that essay.

    As grandma used to say, always speak as though grandma would read a transcript of it the next day, or as though it were being read out loud in church on Sunday. Who do you really want to know these things, how you think, what your deep-down (or knee-jerk) opinions might be or seem to be?

    Not that most of us will ever need to worry about it. But you never know.
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    You would need to be living under a rock to not know DHS,and NSA do monitor gun and prepper forums.
    Why else would we make so many post to mess with them.
    Even when the press won't talk much about it it gets out what they are doing.
    So your right it can not only be found but it is being monitored.
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