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Gun gifts minus the gun...

Can you please suggest a nice gift in the $30 range for my gun-loving brother in law that is not a gun, or any part of a gun (including bullets) and that won't make progressive me feel dirty for buying it? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Dec 20, 2016 - 27 answers

Can I have a gun?

With the recent events in Dallas, there's been renewed talks about gun control vs. second amendment freedom etc etc. So that got me wondering: in which US State could I, as a foreign passport holder on a tourist visa (and therefore not a resident), just walk into a store and buy a gun without any question asked? Or is it not that simple? I'm looking for specific states where the legislation makes gun purchase as easy as is being reported in the media.
posted by Kwadeng on Jul 13, 2016 - 9 answers

How to handle my anxiety on "active shooter" drills at school?

So, my daughter's daycare/pre-school is doing a "safety awareness" week. Yesterday was fire safety, there was a firetruck there, the kids practiced what to do in an emergency. Today it's earthquake safety. Tomorrow, it's "Silent Evacuation / Active Shooter." This is causing me some intense anxiety. I haven't done a whole lot to prepare my four-year-old for the fact that if someone in her community has access to firearms and they feel upset that they might try to murder all the teachers and students. [more inside]
posted by amanda on Oct 27, 2015 - 22 answers

No guns for Ventrue!

Ridiculous Canadian Law Question For Fictional RPG Scenario: The year is 1998, the province Quebec. A loyal tycoon is manufacturing high powered weaponry and travels around with a multi-man security detail armed to the teeth. How illegal is this and what would be the best way to disarm him through legal means? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Apr 27, 2015 - 12 answers

Beginner firearm info online?

Does anyone know of a good YouTube Channel or website that has a good, methodical introduction to firearms? I know there are lots of review blogs/channels and forums, but those tend to require a great deal of digging around. Wikipedia is of course, useful, but a closeup walkthrough and demonstration would be ideal. [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Mar 6, 2015 - 4 answers

I need to frisk my old man

How do you discreetly frisk someone for concealed firearms? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Jun 4, 2013 - 64 answers

How do you do a background check for firearms purchases?

If an individual sells a gun to another individual, how would the seller do a background check? Is the NICS database available to private individuals? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Recommend a weapon and duty gear.

I'm going to be working as an armed guard and would like your recommendations for firearm and duty gear! [more inside]
posted by kavasa on Aug 17, 2012 - 19 answers

pew pew pew

What is the most fun thing to shoot a gun at? [more inside]
posted by troublewithwolves on Aug 18, 2011 - 37 answers

Pretend it's Johnny Cash's bucket list...

I'm making a tourism list of things involving smoking, drinking and shooting for someone who loves all three. Where would I find places that fit the bill? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Online Rifle Purchasing?

Where's the best place to legally buy rifles online? Specifically, I am looking to purchase a used .22 rifle.
posted by zzazazz on May 12, 2010 - 6 answers

What are the less-obvious ramifications to applying for a gun license?

GunFilter: What, if any, are the less-obvious ramifications of getting both a concealed-carry permit (WA state), and an alien firearms license (which is required in this case to get the permit)? For example, I assume these licenses show up on police computers - might that change the way police interact with you under certain circumstances? Are there other aspects of life where these licenses, or the database entries created by them, might influence situations? [more inside]
posted by anonymisc on Apr 22, 2010 - 16 answers

A Shot In The Dark

Looking for the best, most comprehensive book on the history and science of firearms, preferably with illustrations, preferably available in the UK. [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Feb 21, 2010 - 1 answer

How to correctly hand over a firearm.

How do you correctly hand a firearm over to another person? [more inside]
posted by gtr on Dec 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Am I crazy or what?

Am I crazy or what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Handguns for Dummies

What are some good resources for a novice looking to purchase a handgun? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 - 31 answers

FBI Agent Firearm(s)

What kind of service firearms would a female FBI agent carry (main and backup?) from approximately 2000-present. (If the real answer isn't out there, what would be a reasonable approximation of a gun that would make sense for a story.)
posted by sperose on Sep 19, 2008 - 5 answers

How safe is a Glock?

PistolFilter. I know there are lots of gun related forums/resources on the web (and am looking at those also), but I'd like to query AskMe about Glocks. Specifically what are the practical advantages and disadvantages of the Glock safety trigger mechanism versus traditional safetys? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Apr 15, 2008 - 20 answers

How did Civil War soldiers reload and fire the .58 Springfield?

How was the Civil War .58 Springfield rifle reloaded? I understand that it was a percussion-cap rifle rather than a flintlock, and that it fired a muzzle-loaded minie ball. But what was the reloading process? What did the ammunition look like? There was no metal cartridge involved? How long did it take to reload and fire one of those things? Thanks, from a firearms n00b!
posted by jackypaper on Oct 22, 2007 - 8 answers

OK to discharge firearms in Pennsylvania yards?

Is it legal for my neighbors to shoot in their yard, in a suburb of Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Apr 30, 2007 - 14 answers

Nuthin' Up My Sleeve...

What Are The Logistical Challenges of Carrying a Concealed Firearm On A Daily Basis? [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Apr 24, 2007 - 27 answers

U.S. Police Firearm Usage Statistics

Where can one find good statistics on the use of firearms by police officers in the line of duty for the States? [more inside]
posted by NotMyself on Apr 17, 2007 - 6 answers

Gun ownership/manufacture in a philosophical sense?

Gun ownership/manufacture in a philosophical sense? [more inside]
posted by owl on Nov 2, 2006 - 27 answers

Hopefully This Stays In The Realm Of Theory

If someone walks into my classroom (filled with students) wielding a gun, what should I do? I have recieved no training or input in this area, and while I cannot imagine it ever happening at my school, if it ever does happen, I'd like to make sure myself and my children see the event through safely.
posted by absalom on Oct 9, 2006 - 33 answers

What is the etymology of the phrase "to shoot the shit?"

What is the origin of the phrase "to shoot the shit?"
posted by jrb223 on Apr 28, 2006 - 7 answers

IDPA transit woes

IDPAFilter: Are there any Philadelphia mefites who shoot in the IDPA? Are there any IDPA clubs that are reachable via SEPTA? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jun 25, 2005 - 4 answers

Guns for US Soldiers in WWI

What sort of guns (by model) were issued to United States soldiers in the first world war? Smaller guns in particular.
posted by dagnyscott on Apr 26, 2005 - 10 answers

Is longer better?

The decision is made, and a Ruger Blackhawk .44 mag pistol I will buy. But, is the longer barrel better? [more inside]
posted by Wulfgar! on Mar 17, 2005 - 16 answers

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