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    i think the better question is have you ever seen an illegal gun.

    Most people will have seen/touched a gun at a shooting range/seen a policemans gun/ seen guns at museuns/army visits etc.
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    (Original post by rosie9391)
    I first saw guns in Africa, it was actually rather scary when a man approached me and started shouting about having my camera out in front of a Government building - more scared about him taking my camera off me thhough - but just the presense of being infront of one was intimidating.
    Well, it surely depends who's holding the gun. I think most people would feel intimidated if harassed by what was probably a secret agent in what was more than likely a corrupt dictatorship.
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    Yes, and fired too.
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    Yes, on airport security and museums .
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    Yeah I used a shotgun on my friends farm when I was like 8, it hurt
    *We were shooting a target not each other!
    **And there was an adult there - well a teenager!
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    Yeah, but only an air gun.
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    (Original post by eulerwaswrong)
    i think the better question is have you ever seen an illegal gun.
    Yer, when I was working in a bookies.
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    Being in the TA, especially Infantry has allowed me to fire alot of guns.

    SA80 (A2) Assault Rifle
    SA80 LSW (A2) Assault Rifle
    SA80 UGL Grenade Launcher
    GPMG Machine Gun
    LMG Machine Gun
    Browning High Power Pistol


    And I'm going Fort Hood in Texas tomorrow to train with the National Guard, so hopefully I can add the M4, M16, SAW and possibly the 50 cal Sniper too. Fun times.

    Also, the scaryiest thing about firing those weapons was doing live fire and maneuver. Which is running through a town with people next to you firing at targets. One time we were doing a Compound assault, and I was the one who had to run up to the wall and place the explosive on the side of it, during this time the Fire support group were firing at the compound then shifted their fire when I got close. Then I had to run back (wearing body armour and carrying ridiculous amounts of ammunition). Then wait for the explosion and run back and threw a tiny whole and fire at targets 5 or so metres in front. It was good fun though.
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    Shot guns
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    I own an air rifle and have fired air pistols and various real rifles.
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    saw 2 security guards patrolling at heathrow with some rather nice looking assault rifles
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    I've fired an SA80 and a LSW, but that's about it. Sucks there are no public ranges in the UK though
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    Water pistol?
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    (Original post by eulerwaswrong)
    i think the better question is have you ever seen an illegal gun.

    Most people will have seen/touched a gun at a shooting range/seen a policemans gun/ seen guns at museuns/army visits etc.
    You're right, that is how I intended the question to be taken I didn't make it very clear though.
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    We've got 2 rifles and 2 shotguns in my parents house, for hunting. I've used all of them as well.
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    My dad is in the armed forces, so yes I've seen guns and touched them.

    I also did rifle shooting when I was a bit younger
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    Shotguns in the house and in the ACF so yes
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    In America they have a store called Wal-Mart, and they have an entire section dedicated to it. It's pretty interesting.
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    Yes. On police officers, both machine guns, and handguns.
    When I was little in Jamaica, I saw one at a police officers house.
    I've also seen someone selling a revolver. I was terrified.
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    (Original post by eulerwaswrong)
    i think the better question is have you ever seen an illegal gun.

    I don't 'think' I've seen an illegal firearm, but I was once offered a Bren Gun...
 
 
 
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