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How do you go about discouraging someone from getting a gun/permit?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tRidiot, May 14, 2018.

  1. tRidiot

    tRidiot Sharpshooter

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    Neighbor lady. Older, not elderly (late 60s), but very much a frail, poorly active older lady. Yesterday she was asking me about small automatics (she doesn't want a revolver), like "what's the smallest gun they make that's like a Glock?"

    I had no idea what she was talking about, but after a bit, I realized she was saying she wanted something that was a semi-auto, not a revolver. Then she was asking how much the class costs, etc.

    Problem is, I don't think she needs a gun. She does NOT have the mentality to use it, won't train or practice with it, it'll probably go in a drawer and never come out. God forbid she keeps it in her purse, I don't even want to think about her carrying.

    This is a woman who won't do a damned thing for herself, constantly is trying to get everyone else to do EVERYTHING for her, I mean... seriously, I do not want to be responsible for helping her get a gun. Noway, nohow.

    I think if I just ignore it and act uninterested, she will forget about it or let it drop. She always wants to get whatever it is we have - she had to get a fancy phone, which she always screws up and wants me to fix. Same with her internet setup, router, television and home theater setup (constantly having to fix that, too), kitchen appliances she never uses - she just wants to feel like she's keeping up. I don't want anything to do with it.

    Any suggestions on how to discourage her if she brings this up again?
     
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  2. Fyrtwuck

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    Suggest to her that she needs to talk to a “professional” who can guide and train her.
     
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    Understood. But it'll end up that I will need to "find someone" who can help her, and then also continual questions for me about how her gun works, she can't rack the slide, she can't figure it out, etc. It really is exhausting - this is a woman who constantly calls my wife or our other neighbor to come over to help her zip/unzip her dress or blouse, fasten or unfasten her bra, or put her earrings in. Seriously. It's that bad.
     
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  4. Pokinfun

    Pokinfun The Most Interesting Man in the World

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    Who are you to decide what another citizen needs? This is the mentality that allows liberals to take away Rights from citizens, I know what you need. To some people nothing is a God given Right to people that believe they know more than their neighbor.
     
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    Sounds like she's bored and needs attention constantly and this is just another way to get it. If she does have a legitimate concern though, might want to send her Pokin's way lol.
     
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    Pokinfun The Most Interesting Man in the World

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    See how easy it is for people see limiting another citizens Rights becomes. People just make into a joke or decide another citizen is mentally ill.
     
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    Lighten up Francis and get over yourself. Not getting in someone's business is NOT limiting their rights. If you truly are concerned then man up and get her contact info.
     
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    Pokinfun The Most Interesting Man in the World

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    Then to make yourself correct, liberals insult anyone that stands up for Rights against liberals.
     
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    CGS1 I'm Retired, Do It Yourself.

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    I would get her some contact info for assistance on training etc. And then it's up to her if she wants to take it further. Then she can call them everyday, lol
     
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    Liberals try to employ others to do what's best for their feelings. They will then refuse to take real action for what they say is right.

    Back to my point though.... I'm not seeing where her rights are being compromised?
     

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