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    • #84614
      BlackCollar
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      I’m a bit of a fanatic… Got me some of everything. Playstations “one” through 4 (but not 3), XBox original, 360, and One, my NES doesn’t work well, but the Super does! And the N64, Game Boys, DS, 3DS, Wii, WiiU, and Switch. I never did much on the computer, but in retrospect, that probably would have been a better idea. Cheaper…

      • #84615
        BlackCollar
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        I’m currently absorbed in Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and both Nioh and Resident Evil… what is it? 7 now? prior to that, all on PS4. On the XBox, mostly Battlefield One and Diablo 3 (super excited for the re-intro of the necromancer class!)

    • #84609
      BlackCollar
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      I meant that in as much as safety goes for a system designed to cause harm, it’s in the maintenance and handling that most accidents will happen. Knowing the procedures in clearing chamber, how to properly clean your firearm, presenting a firearm to another person, etc. will reduce if not eliminate the hazard. We build a lot of bad habits, like for example, out on the range I’ve seen people present their firearms to a friend or family member without first clearing the chamber and inspecting it. Or I have coworkers that will check out a new firearm with their finger on the trigger…

      Some of the things you propose, we already have in place.

      We could do with more of a national database for registering weapons, though. As it is, only
      fully-automatics, shotguns with a barrel of fewer than 18 inches in legth, and equipment such as sound-suppressors are registered on a national level. Other firearms registration is on a state level.

      Gun stores are highly regulated and have strict rules as to what they can sell and who they can sell to. Online stores must ship to a liscenced vendor, not to individuals.

      If someone is mentally ill, disabled, deemed a danger to himself or others, has been convicted of a crime requiring a stint in prison lasting more than a year, has been convicted of any violent crime, has a restraining order in regards to their significant other or their children, dishonorably discharged from the military, has been convicted of domestic violence, or is addicted to or using controlled substances, they are not allowed the purchase of a firearm unless a seperate court order grants them the right.

      Firearms requiring registry found to be unregistered by the police are confiscated and broken down.

      Private sales do not require background checks, but the weapon is registered and change of ownership documented.

      Other than all that, I really like your idea of a psychological eval performed by a professional at the time of purchase before being allowed to pick up. This should definitely be a thing.

      • #84611
        BlackCollar
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        Also, just re-read your last paragraph, and although this country would never go that route I see some merit with the idea of a temporary revokation until some of this craziness calms down. Last few years have seen a lot of civil unrest and everyone’s on edge.

    • #84586
      BlackCollar
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      Speaking as a gun nut, this arguement never works. People who would share in your opinion would see me as being pig-headed, maybe, but from a gun nut’s perspective, “y’all just ign’ant.” Firearm safety stems from knowledge of the firearms you’re handling. If you want to kill people, having no access to firearms won’t stop you from doing it. Small children who aren’t familiarized with the weapons and/or have access to firearms is solely the fault of the parents or guardians. That’s how we see it is all.

    • #84531
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      I saw Nurse with Wound, Whitehouse, and Throbbing Gristle up above, and figured along those lines I’d add White Mice and Wolf Eyes. Some of my most recent favorites in that grouping. I also like some noise junk like Merzbow. I like to listen while I drive… Find all the white noise and cacophony of sounds to be relaxing, actually. Things with more melody were also mentioned above, so I won’t bother repeating them.

    • #84522
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      Having a self-injurious personality, myself, it’s only polite I mention a few methods of quieting cravings, such as holding ice cubes in your fists, the method of snapping rubber bands sharply across your wrists, or even drawing lines across your body in red markers if that should help you… not to mention good old fashioned cognitive behavioral therapy to control your urges. And on the less polite end of the spectrum, out of all the methods of enjoying pain that I’d experimented with, I only find myself longing for the knife and razor blade, or the occasional needle piercing. Elegant, simple, effective. After all the years of being free from the behavior, these three things still tempt me. Every day.

    • #83821
      BlackCollar
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      I have a fun confession, I think. While going to college I was experiencing a pretty crippling social anxiety, which prevented me from actually attending my classes. I was still living at home and was too ashamed to go home, and had no interest in going anywhere else, so I’d spend my hours in the campus library in little lounge chairs they’d had set up, listening to my iPod and reading up on things that interested me. But, on a particularly bad night (I was taking night classes and working during the day), another student wandered off to get another book or something, but left their shoes to hold their chair. I have no idea now what I was angry about at the time, but my way of impotently lashing out was to take one of their shoes on my way out and I buried it in a trash can elsewhere on campus. Never told anyone, no reason to, really. Thought it’d be a fun addition here. (Sorry, not a great story teller.)

    • #257640
      BlackCollar
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      Sorry for the delay; I’ve been busy. But, favorite position’s doggy. Probably not worth the wait, but I don’t want to leave it unanswered.

    • #85790
      BlackCollar
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      I never really got into cars or anything, but, when I do get myself a personal vehicle, it’ll be black for sure. I’ve never had to own a car yet. Company allows for the personal use of company owned vehicles, and it’s worked out so far.

    • #84859
      BlackCollar
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      I agree with this. Went from PS2 to the fancy xBox 360 for some of their exclusives, but regretted it and went back to PS on the next revolution… Then ended up getting the xBox One for some of their exclusives again. Totally missed out on the PS3.

    • #84672
      BlackCollar
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      There’s not much stability out here nowadays, and less civility. We do have beatings and other killings without the use of guns, but our media latches onto every gun violence story that would play to the anti-gun rhetoric they want to push. Most other killings go unreported, especially if the victim was not a minority, or if the perpetrator was a minority (or an illegal immigrant), or if guns in some way saved lives rather than taking them.

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