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This is a discussion on Not a gun owner....yet. within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; Good Morning from Rockton, Illinois. I am a 52 year old male, married to Inger since '76. 2 kids, Jason born 1978 and Sofie born ...
Good Morning from Rockton, Illinois.
I am a 52 year old male, married to Inger since '76. 2 kids, Jason born 1978 and Sofie born 1981. Both kids went in the Air Force 1999 and both got out this year with Staff Sargent Stripes.
I have not owned a gun but have shot a couple of rifles with my Dad in my youth. I am ready to own a pistol, mostly for the home. Rockton is not a high crime area, but I believe that makes it more appealing. I am on the verge of being a multiple gun owner. I have an unnerving feeling about how things are going with the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Sept. 1997 I found out I had Multiple Myeloma a cancer that affects the bone marrow and there is not a cure. Stem cell transplant Feb. 1998 back to work April 1998. I was told the average life expectancy was 3 to 5 years after transplant. I'm still working full time and doing well. No treatments but have to take some pain meds to make it through the work day.
I have been looking on-line at hand gun reviews and I will be reading on this forum on what all of you have to say on hand guns you like and why. I like the idea of having a hand gun on my person but in Illinois it is not legal to carry a concealed gun, so that is one I will struggle with, I am so damn lawful it hurts. That's it for now.
Duty, Honor, Country...MEDIC!!!
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Welcome neighbor, from Missouri
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
from Central Florida!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Hi Larry and welcome from Fort Worth TX!
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Welcome from Texas!
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Welcome from FL's Space Coast.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliott
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Welcome from Las Vegas, Nevada!
"Gun control is being able to hit your target."
Welcome to dc ; )
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Welcome from Victoria, B.C.
CCW permit holder for Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire. I can carry in your country but not my own.
Welcome from Rhode Island!
I would like to suggest that you contact a local gun club. I am certain you would find some members willing to help you get acclimated with firearms. At my club, we have plenty of club-owned firearms, including rifles (even a few AR-15's) and assorted handguns, so you can try some out and get comfortable before you start buying.
Best of luck and keep safe................
'Be careful, even in small matters' - Miyamoto Musashi