Saluting with misty eyes
Moonbeam- My reply to you was as respectful and to the point as I could possibly make it, and yet, it seems that I am not afforded that same courtesy?
A bit ago, you might remember, this forum was sealed for your protection against the likes of m,yself and others who were resorting to derision and snide comments instead of respect and understanding. Unless this is your intention, which I do not believe, I tend to be a bit confused about your reply to me.
Please, in the interest of total fairness, allow me to restate my response so that it might not be as confusing as I musthave made it before:
No, my dear 'beam, there are no weapons that are safe once the trigger has been pulled 5-7 pounds to the rear and the firing pin has hit the primer of the round in the chamber. It is simply not possible.
As I explained further down in my post, there are ways to enable the weapons to be as safe as possible until that point:
1) All of the weapons are locked in a closet that is in my room, and is blocked by my Marine Corps footlocker
2) Each weapon is in it's own LOCKED case
3) Each weapon has a trigger lock
4) Each weapon has the firing mechanism (the firing pin) removed from it and they are all stored in a location away from the weapons
5) The ammunition is stored away from the weapons and the firing pins
In order for any of these weapons to be fired, you are going to have to go through an extensive process in order to make them able to fire. you have to be knowledgable enough to know how to take them apart, put the pin in them, and put them back together.
Aside from traveling to Mordor and throwing them into the Mountain of Doom, can you tell me of anyway to make them safer?
And as for "killing yourself a few animals"...
It's legal, it's ethical, it helps maintain the population of the animals that would otherwise starve in the winter months without enough food, and I use the animal to feed my family, and to put into the local economy...
Which part of that are you objecting to? The part where I am able to put meat on the table for myself, my girfriend, and our combined 6 kids more economically than going to the store and buying a pot roast? The part where I am putting food on the table that is healthier than the stuff in the store with chemicals and hormones, and other such in it? The part where I am giving the animals a chance for survival- I can always miss them- over forcing them to live in pens until someone comes along with a .22 and shoots them in the head at point blank range?
Respectfully, just exactly what is your objection to me having the skills and the ability to feed my family legally, morally, and ethically?
Just thought I would ask.
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "WHAT A RIDE