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    Default To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    Would have had a poll to this..but anyway.. hows that is done?

    I have two neighbors fairly down to earth, who Im pretty sure have no guns, one has kids, the other has none. Both are good people, helpfull, never a problem. When this shit storm goes down, who gets the extra shot gun? Now everyone is cool, good buddy stuff, but this can go sideways quick. One has allot on his plate (kids) the other nothing to worry about. The one with kids is home ALL day, the other is not.

    Thinking ahead here, you just gave a shotgun to your neighbor with kids who NEED food, or the other one. One with kids is home all day, laid off, because of this shit, the other neighbor is working most the time, and never see.

    One has nothing to lose, the other has allot to lose. That could turn ugly

    You want him to defend your shit, but he could also take it.

    I guess being married once is the same thing

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    Default Re: To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    Hard to say what people will do when times get ugly. It's almost down to the classic question; are people inherently good or bad?

    Keep in touch with your neighbors, keep tabs on their well being and mental state, and let them bring up the topic of borrowing a gun. You can always say "my family member borrowed my spare problem solva" if you don't want to oblige a gun loan.

    Or remove the firing pin.
    Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

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    Default Re: To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    Problem is I want them watching my back, just not shooting in it.

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    Default Re: To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzlytrap View Post
    Problem is I want them watching my back, just not shooting in it.
    I hear you. Well if you are going to arm your neighbors, then you will also be obligated to keep them on your side, which probably means sharing food and such.
    Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

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    Default Re: To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    one thing you have to consider is any thing you do can come back to haunt you . do you remember the sheirif that was passing out ammo during the riots in the 70s or 60s . he was charged for it in the 90s for passing out the ammo not sure how it ended but the trial was so far removed from the riot that the jury had forgot the riot .
    if you lend one out give the one that was not bought through an ffl.

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    Default Re: To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshIronshaft View Post
    Hard to say what people will do when times get ugly. It's almost down to the classic question; are people inherently good or bad?

    Keep in touch with your neighbors, keep tabs on their well being and mental state, and let them bring up the topic of borrowing a gun. You can always say "my family member borrowed my spare problem solva" if you don't want to oblige a gun loan.

    Or remove the firing pin.
    Removing the firing pin will do nothing but instill a false sense of security at best, and get him killed in the event that he actually needs the gun to defend humself or his family. I would never consider doing that to someone. If you do decide to help him offer some genuine help. To help make the decision offer to take each one to a range and see which one appears to be more comfortable and responsible with a gun, (of any sort), and get to know each of them in terms of what their actual views on firearms are and which one shows more responsibility. Or you could just stay neutral and let each of them live with their life's decisions. I personally would not give a neighbor a gun with the expectation that they would use it to help protect me unless it's someone I've known well for many years, and even then I'd have to think long and hard about it.

    I don't have a short temper, I just have a quick reaction to bullshit.

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    Default Re: To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    I brought this topic up the other day and there four pages worth

    http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=358225

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    Default Re: To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    I would sell them an El Cheapo shotgun but hell no on the lending
    The oracle is in. Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill!!

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    Default Re: To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    Quote Originally Posted by mmi View Post
    one thing you have to consider is any thing you do can come back to haunt you .
    I get that, I dont want to go down that road, but SHTF, things can change.

    Nobody, I mean nobody wants this to get to this point, but it could. Going to a ffl for a shotgun sale, i see your side, but im that guy that does the PA lic and carry permit,

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    Default Re: To lend or not to lend a shot gun

    hodgie, didn't see that.
    Mods will merge this
    Last edited by Grizzlytrap; March 23rd, 2020 at 07:12 AM.

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