First time voting

First time voting

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    First time voting

    My son turned 18 this year. He registered to vote. In Oregon, all elections are done by mail in ballot. I received my ballot, but he has not received his.

    I asked him who he was going to vote for. He said in a typical teenager style, "I dunno". I then showed him the latest issue of American Rifleman magazine that has the gun positions of every candidate he could vote for. He read through it and said, "Gosh, if I want to keep my guns, the choice is clear."

    Unlike some voters who are going to vote for someone without knowing any of their positions at least he knows why he is voting.
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    Keep it 2A related or it gets canned.

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    Everybody should vote.
    Vote for the candidate of your choice but, absolutely go and vote.
    As is becoming more obvious with each passing election the system is far from perfect.
    For now though it's the only system that we've got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Everybody should vote.
    No, only gun owners should vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Everybody should vote.
    i hate hearing that, only vote if you know how a candidate stands, blinds votes are going to put a hurt on the presidency, be educated before you cast your ballot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler11B View Post
    i hate hearing that, only vote if you know how a candidate stands, blinds votes are going to put a hurt on the presidency, be educated before you cast your ballot.
    Blind votes are how the kind of people who will go on network television and say they want to ban heat seeking bullets get elected.

    But, if blind votes can keep my 2A in good standing, vote blindly please.
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    I teach high school and this year there was a voter registration table. It really irritated me. I don't know a single teacher who would trust every one of those 18 year-olds with their car, and yet we're going to encourage them to help elect our next president? It absolutely boggles the mind.

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    NOTE:
    I was actually addressing the members of our DefensiveCarry Forum and NOT the Mentally Deficient General Public.

    Let me change that to every member of our forum should vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    NOTE:
    I was actually addressing the members of our DefensiveCarry Forum and NOT the Mentally Deficient General Public.

    Let me change that to every member of our forum should vote.
    Every member of this Forum MUST vote!
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    My daughter started college this year and in one of her classes they did a 30 question test to see were you stand politically (right or left) and she was rated to the left and was a little upset about it, so she brought it home and I was looking at the questions and the way they were phrased I was to the left too.
    The questions were irrelevant for the most part and only one way to really answer them, no direct questions or any real issues.
    This made me think how many kids are told they are leaning to one side and then vote that way, because of a bogus test a professor made in college.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Everybody should vote.
    Vote for the candidate of your choice but, absolutely go and vote.
    +1, but consider ALL the issues!
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
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    With the right to carry a gun comes the responsibility to know how and when to use it. With the right to vote comes the responsibility to know who or what you are voting for. I see too many people exercising both of these rights with absolutely no concern about the responsibility that goes with them. If you are not willing to accept the repsonsibility then don't go proclaiming your rights.

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