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So /k/ I'm 20 and this is the first time I've ever been in a gun store without my old man around. This is how it went
>enter store, no one bothers to say hello, every one in back of shop near cash register talking between themselves, does not even know i'm there even though the door bell rung as I entered
>come just to look at 3 guns of interest because broke right now
>see one I want, stop, guy finally comes to me and asks if I need anything
>Yeah, that 91/30 right there if you don't mind
>reaches back, gets it, hands it to me
>I finger fuck it "its really nice and your prices are lower then most around here, but I was really looking for one maybe in need of some restoration?"
>doesn't say anything at all to me, no gun talk just standing there, at this point I notice he's staring me down
>"Uh, yeah, thanks man, but I really wanted a restoration job. I'm also looking into a 1911 and a .22"
>doesn't say anything to me, calls some other guy over, to other side of store
>"rock Island 1911, .45?"
>"yeah, we got the personal defense version"
>I didn't know exactly what was what cause new, but not "sure, show it to me"
>really like it "I like this one a lot actually, my 21st birthday is soon so I'm hoping for a present, just checking whats out there right now though" I check it over one last time before handing it back, wasn't sure if there is a specific way to hand a handgun back so just kinda did
>one last gun, I was looking for a .22 for my cousin, bolt action
>he brings me to another room, shows me a few, mentions semi autos like 3 times
>Just a bolt action man" jokingly mention I wouldnt trust my cousin with it anyway
>"okay, well, thank you for your help, I have a few guns in mind now, I'll be back
Yeah, not sure if I'll be back, store lights where not very bright and everyone was just in the back, store was nearly dead quiet other then them talking and no one there other then one person staring into the case at a few handguns
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Shitty Times in Gun Stores.
>New York, 2014
>Go into local funstore for a Nugget, first gun purchase, happy as hell.
>guy behind counter looks pissy as shit.
>asks for the Mosin Nagant behind counter and a can of surplus ammo.
>Instantly gives me the stink eye, no clue why.
>"That will be $200. Why you need 'em..."
>"Because I've been planning to target practice..."
>Guy shrugs and leaves it at that. Browse at some of the SKS and thinking how ugly SAFE Act ARs are.
>Guy keeps staring at me more.
>15 minutes in...
>"Buddy... you gonna buy anything else?"
>Turns, guy staring at me.
>"Cuz, if your not, you should get out..."
>Tell him I was just browsing.
>"Yeah, we don't need some jackass standing around like an road block. Get out less your buying something..."
>Leaves, find out later that asshole treats everyone under the age of 30 like that.
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I don't own guns and have only been to a gun range once. I don't have a strong opinion on the issue of gun control, but I don't think that gun ownership enables individual freedom, I think statistically ownership increases the risk of violent death, and I don't have any respect for wannabe domestic terrorists on the internet.
Convince me to vote no on I-594. I have the ballot on my desk and just need to fill it out.
Arguments which might work:
- Recent statistics specifically and directly related to private internet / gunshow gun sales
- Very similar legislation which was struck down as unconstitutional, thereby costing taxpayers money
Arguments which won't work, don't bother:
- Needless restrictions on responsible citizens enjoying a hobby (mine's far more expensive and far more regulated and the accident/fatality rate is very low as a direct result)
- Convoluted innocuous-seeming scenarios which might someday be conveyed in court as a felonious transfer
- Irrelevant statistics related to gun control efforts in other high-crime areas or countries, or any graphs, at all, aside from something showing that Craigslist gun purchases aren't really a big risk
- Attempting to interpret the Constitution (unless you can prove you're actually a Supreme Court justice)
- Repeating the Constitution ad nauseum without even bothering to try to interpret
- Conspiracy theories, general raving
- Queen of England / slippery slope BS
- Anything that would generally make me think twice about voting for you, personally, to have easier access to weapons
I'm willing to try to give you guys a chance. Help me understand.