Post # 1
I know this is a primarily American website and that most of you are from the States. Since the laws in the States regarding firearms are different than ours here in Canada, I was just wondering:
How many of you keep a gun (or guns) in your home? Where do you keep it/them? Are they for hunting? For protection? For some other reason?
I have personally never actually touched a gun and don’t know anyone who owns one beyond police officers. In fact, I’ve barely even seen one in real life, and it was in a police officer’s holster, haha.
So tell me – do you have one? How many? What’s it for? Where do you keep it? Have you ever fired it? What’s the scoop? 🙂
Post # 3
Not currently but I’ve considered getting one. I know people with many firearms.
Post # 4
No. I have Pitbulls, they’re better. 🙂 Although when we did have a break in…. they were able to get our tv and some other stuff. Useless “guard dogs” I tell you haha.
Post # 5
We have 4. Fiance has 1 that is issued through work and then he bought the exact same gun for personal use. He bought me a smaller gun and then we have another large gun but I can’t remember the name of it. I’m not a huge fan of all the guns but Fiance has taken me numerous times to learn how to use all of them so I feel more confident in them. His work one goes with him to work, 2 of them are under our bed, and the smaller one is actually on our night stand lol.
Post # 6
@Juliepants: I have one, its usually beside me when I sleep. I am a single fabulous lady and I keep it for protection.
Post # 7
5 rifles, 2 shotguns and 2 glocks.
They’re for hunting and sport mostly, but if there was a burglar I guess they’d be for protection too.
Post # 8
I’m going to say straight out I am VERY uncomfortable with guns period. But over the years my husband has convinced me that it is smarter to know how to handle a gun and have one in the house for that what if.
So one of these days we are going to take a lesson on how to fire a gun.
I fear having a gun in the house because of a young child. It took me years to get past it. We have now agreed to one day soon purchasing a small gun. Keeping it in a fingerprint safe that will be kept either in the basement which will be locked at all times or in our bedroom closet.
I know a lot of people that have gun(s) in their homes. Handhelds and rifles. For protection and hunting. It will never be hunting for us; I have nothing against hunting for food it’s just not for me or my husband.
Ha! Right. Our mix is a useless “guard dog”. She can lick them to death. 😀
Post # 9
We have more than several. We have hunting rifles, shot guns, and pistols. Some are for hunting, some are for targets, and some are just because they are awesome. Some are in a safe, some are stashed, and there is one in each of our nightstands.
I know how to use each and every single one. I am even more finatical than Darling Husband about taking anything new to the range. I learn how to load and shoot it, how to clean it, and how to store it. You should never have a weapon in your home that you do not know how to shoot or store, that is when accidents happen.
Post # 10
Have I ever fired it? Like biweekly.
They’re kept in gun cases without ammo (obviously) and they’re locked up. One of the glocks is easy to get to (in a nightstand) and has the ammo close by just in case.
Post # 11
We do not have a gun in our home.
My parents do, however. Dad’s always kept a 357 Magnum in the top drawer of his nightstand with the bullets in the lower drawer. I dont think he’s ever had to use it, thank god.
Post # 12
I would never own a gun, but I know a few people who do. Some have rifles for hunting and I have an aunt and uncle who have a small handgun stored away in their basement (I think in their safe) “just in case.”
I also have a crazy uncle who refuses to go ANYWHERE without his gun (he lives in Florida), and is convinced this country is going to hell and soon people will have to band together and fend for themselves. Yeah. Crazy.
Post # 13
We do not have a gun in our house
Post # 14
@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: Hehe, that’s kind of cute. It’s funny, because my province was considering banning pitbulls, too….actually, I think they did already.
You bees are BLOWING MY MIND! Srsly! Wow.
I think I will add a 20+ option to the poll now.
Post # 15
We have 3. A 22 (just for fun target practice), a 45 (for home defense), and a 223 Ruger assault rifle (sooo much fun to shoot)! We are concerned with home defense, but they are mostly just for fun! We go to the range every couple of weeks and it has been a real bonding experience for my Dad and my Fiance!
Post # 16
I grew up in an area where pretty much everyone hunts and owns guns. Even though my parents didn’t hunt and we had no guns in our own home, I grew up with a knowledge of gun safety because many family members and friends had guns in their homes. In 8th grade it was actually required for us to take a gun safety course in school, and at the end of the course we each shot a hunting rifle (I think you had to have a parent’s signature for that part). I was terrified and haven’t touched a gun since.
My husband didn’t grow up around guns and although I am not necessarily against it, I don’t foresee us ever having one in our home.
ETA: Nearly everyone we know has at least 1 gun in their home. Some hunt, some just have one for protection. Everyone I know keeps them locked up. Luckily I’ve never known ANYONE who was in any sort of accident involving a gun. It is much safer to be familiar with the way a gun works and be knowledgeable of the safety features.