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6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:28 PM

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I live in Elgin Il. and not to far from me is a shooting range called GAT Guns. The other day a man walked in showed his foid card, rented a 45. and then shot himself in the head.I don't know if you know how hard the laws are in Chicagoland about guns, But it just got worse. we have politicians calling for stricter gun laws like craZY. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO REACT. TO THIS. On one hand i feel for this troubled man's family, But on the other im really pissed that this will cause allot of problems for safe gun enthusiates like myself.any thoughts?

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 10:31 AM

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unfortuantely, that happens quite a bit.
I know of two different cases just this year (2008) at two different ranges in the phoenix area where this has happened. I spoke with a guy that was actually on the lane next to one of the guys and watched the whole thing.
Another case where someone managed to steal a glock from a different range, then took it home and killed him self. My buddy works at that range and had to clean the gun after it was returned by law enforcement.
I believe that killing yourself is a selfish act for people that dont want to deal with the problems that the have created. All you do is pass the problems and pain onto your family member and loved ones. I had a good friend who took her own life (my best friend's wife). They had two children together. She obviously wasn't thinking of her family when she did it... I hope, because their two daughters who were 3 and 6 are the ones that found her. Another one of my friend's brothers did the same.
unfortunately situations like this at the gun range will always give responsible gun owners a bad rap just because of a stupid person commets a selfish act where a firearm is involved.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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i just hope they don't go overboard and try and close ranges.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:16 PM

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The gun-haters always respond in knee-jerk fashion. They ignore all the good stuff and try to make the country think all gun owners are psychotic. I think the ranges are comparatively safe as now all but two states have concealed carry laws. Anyone trying to close ranges now might just have a rebellion on his hands.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 5:45 PM

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you know since my first comment, things have quieted down over here, so mabey, im worried over nothing.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:10 PM

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if they want to

if they want to kill their self then why go to a gun range? there are plenty of ways to die on your own. I hear a case in FT.Worth texas that a gun range was closed for three years for six atempted suicides 2 were caught on tape and was on the news.

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:15 PM

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you see?...this dude walked in rented a gun and did it.here in illinois they are all over the news with anti gun this or that.Then the politicions get involved it's a mess.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

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i hate

i hate politics they dont make a lick of sense. never really understood what they were talking about. when the time comes that guns are illeagl it will take an act of god to take any gun from me. do any of you agree.

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:32 PM

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i agree 100%,But I.m sure there are some pro-gun politicions out there.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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Yup

Some support the laws and some dont. what do you think the u.s will be like when no one can defend there home. basicly thats like some one giving you a fish but there is no more water.

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:40 PM

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yeah,those

yeah,those bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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Yup

Bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why would they take away our rights to bear arms? if pepole want to kill them selves then let them go its there life.

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:49 PM

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that's not really the

that's not really the problem. the problem is when they take an innocent life. even i;ve got a problem with that.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:57 PM

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i do to

innocent lives are very importan to familys but when some suicideal punk shows up im going to take him/her down before my family is hurt. do you agree?

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:59 PM

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well if he's gonna kill himself anyways.let him. ammo is too expesive for me to waste a bullit. But if he's trying to harm my family.im emptying the clip.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:07 PM

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I agree

no one pushes my buttons when it comes to family safty if they got problems the go to a mental home or check in a hospital

6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:11 PM

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it's a shame, but when

it's a shame, but when someone takes thier life with pills, I don't see jesse jackson picketing the pharmacies.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:16 PM

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better with

better with pills than with bullets either one is a bad way to die but if they live through it i bet there thinking what the Hellllllll is wrong with me.

6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:19 PM

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yup

yup

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:26 PM

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death

death is forever so you'd better think twice. all kidding aside when you got a gun to your head on slip can end it all. so when it comes down to it dont F****ing doit!!!!!!!!!!!

6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:29 PM

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that should be on a hallmark card Snake

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:35 PM

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who ever

who ever holds a gun to there head is a f***ing retard. any problem can be solve with 6 pack and Dr.phil Lol. do you support the background checks gun shops do?

6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:37 PM

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hell yes i do. I mean it sucked waiting the 10 weeks for my foid card, but i totally understand.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:42 PM

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Yes

10 weeks is well worth home and personal protection. how do you get papers for a conceald gun in your car/truck?

6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:44 PM

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don't know. it;s illegal in illinois.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:48 PM

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what do

what do you recommend for personal protection if some one trys to hijack your ride then

6 years 41 weeks ago, 8:56 PM

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i try and stay away from those situations.wrong place at the wrong time stuff you know,

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 4:34 PM

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YUP

But in the off chance that it happens what would you do?

6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

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if i did'nt have a gun ?

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:30 PM

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if i did'nt have a gun and the jacker did. if he was close to me, id think of my kids and give up the ride. its insured.if he was just approaching me id floor it. i make it a habit of looking around at stop lights in bad areas.sounds wimpy? but wimpy's kept me alive for 43 years.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:33 PM

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what if your outside alone with no gun and some one is trying to attack you. i ask stupid questions but the info could save a life

6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:38 PM

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wimpy is one thing kicking some ass is another.then i'll try and kill that f#@$#%r.check your surroundings and use what you can. let the dude taste a fire hydrant or a brick wall.if your gonna fight in the street there is no such thing aS dirty.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:40 PM

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your fighting to hurt

your fighting to hurt someone not play patty cake

6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:44 PM

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damn right daniel,there are no referee's out there.but don't stick around admireing your hany work, get him off you put him down and get f out of there.lol

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:55 PM

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not me

not me, im kicking ass and staying to kick more ass there is no such thing as running in my book. who ever pics a fight is going down

6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

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im with snake on that one

6 years 41 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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thats where the police come into the picture.....i stopped doing that shit when bail went up to 300.00

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:02 PM

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it must be

it must be my irish nature but i love to fight. any thing i get my hands on im going to use

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:02 PM

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not that much down here but that would hurt the bank

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:05 PM

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well im mexican

well im mexican american...not too much differance only when you get drunk people can understand you...lol. but yeah when it cost me more to fight than drink .i quit fighting..lol/ to old anyways...it starts taking more time to recover

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:06 PM

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some people

some people pic fights because they think were wimps but when they see that we can defend ours selves they think why did i do that and at the end you either fight or die.

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

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very true i would rather fight.

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:10 PM

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id rather get laid.......lol

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:11 PM

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its fun

its fun to fight why the hell would people run. the only time i would run away is to protect some one i love.

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:14 PM

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talk to you all tomorrow it been fun be safe .

6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:19 PM

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take it easy daniel...

take it easy daniel...

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:18 PM

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my father used to say.if you find something you love doing,then do it.whatever floats your boat.the original question was if i was alone and someone attacked me what would i do. id fuck him up and then get thje fuck out of there. but if you talking about bar fights count me out. been there done that. like you said unless my wife or someone i loved was in danger id just as well walk away. to me and im speaking for myself.........not worth it.

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6 years 41 weeks ago, 7:20 PM

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O.K

O.K. see ya

6 years 40 weeks ago, 6:44 PM

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all

All people that mess with me are going down wheelchair or not. grandpa always said to all ways keep your freinds close and your enemys closer. has any one killed some one?

6 years 40 weeks ago, 7:21 PM

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i hurt a guys feelings

i hurt a guys feelings once....

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6 years 40 weeks ago, 1:40 PM

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how

how did you do that?

6 years 40 weeks ago, 8:41 PM

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i told him that you'd whip his ass in under 2 minutes!!!!lol

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6 years 40 weeks ago, 1:47 PM

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Me?

Id be happy to kick ass my irish instinck kicks in when i fight.Drink fresh brewed beer and kick ass.

6 years 40 weeks ago, 6:01 PM

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thats why i want you on my side snake

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6 years 40 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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sure thing

sure thing. im on any ones side thats my freind.By the way have you kicked ass before?

6 years 40 weeks ago, 6:36 PM

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kicked ass, got my ass

kicked ass, got my ass kicked.........you bet

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