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    New Anglo-American member

    Hello Defensive Carry community!

    My name is Alex and am originally from the UK. I moved to the USA in 2003 and have been enjoying the right to bear arms for as long as I have been legally able to. I gained US Citizenship in 2008 and got my concealed carry permit in 2010.

    I rarely go anywhere unarmed, even within my own home and property. The only exception is work where they do not allow employees to exercise their constitutional rights. Unfortunately I am stuck in this regard, but respect their right to manage their business as they see fit.

    My carry gun of choice is a S&W M&P 45c. I also have a Ruger LCR in .38 special that I carry more often in the summer months than the .45 due to weight and concealability.

    I am an avid firearms collector and shooter and have many surplus firearms that I enjoy for historical reasons. My favorite gun in my collection though is probably my AR-15 that I built myself. Nothing fancy, standard M16 clone, but it's mine and I know it inside and out. No doubt I would be considered some sort of maniac terrorist for building such a fearsome device back in England, but thankfully here in the land of the free it is a non-issue, as it should be.

    I look forward to becoming part of the furniture here, so to speak, and welcome the oppertunity to engage in extensive dialogue with like-minded fellows!

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    Alex.

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    Welcome from Colorado, and I'm glad you are taking advantage of your 2nd Amendment rights!

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    Mighty glad to have you! Welcome from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I'm delighted that you now appreciate & enjoy a freedom that you were previously denied. It's a pity that more "native sons" don't recognize the invaluable inheritance passed to us by the original framers of our Constitution.
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    Welcome from S.E. Michigan. I ho.pe you enjoy your time here
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    Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas.

    Welcome to the forum. Welcome to the country. And if there are others like you in the UK, tell them to come on over.

    For what it's worth, you might want to be careful about suggesting that others might perceive you as a "maniac terrorist" even if you are just joking...I'd like to suggest "gun enthusiast" as an alternative.
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    Greetings! I have spent a fair amount of time "across the pond" in England, love the place.
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    Welcome from Texas!!! Glad to have you in the US and on the forum.

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    Thank you for the warm welcome everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1MoreGoodGuy View Post
    I'd like to suggest "gun enthusiast" as an alternative.
    Unfortunately "gun enthusiast" has rather a more negative connotation back in old blighty. Most folks there believe that anyone interested in firearms is a nut job.

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    i read "anglo-american" and assumed you were a national socialist, not an english immigrant....

    welcome to the boards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty View Post
    i read "anglo-american" and assumed you were a national socialist


    Certainly not!

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    Just joking mate. Glad to see not every Englishman is completely backwards on gun control.
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