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That look people give you

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Critanime, May 18, 2015.

  1. Critanime

    Critanime Donator

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    When you say you own an air gun. Even people that have known you for years give you that look as it to say 'did that really come out of his mouth' or the 'OMG he has a gun!'

    Makes me chuckle.
     
  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I'm past caring:up:
     
  3. dave1962

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    I suppose it depends who you say it too, if they have an open mind and know you well it's usually ok.
     
  4. Tripleteer

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    I don't give my friends a strange look because they support a football team or a tennis player, each to their own sport I say!!!
     
  5. Jackroadkill

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    Wait until you tell them that you have eight air rifles, three powder burners and four shotguns....
     
  6. chevin

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    And some think I'm mad owning four, but they can think what they like.
     
  7. SteveO

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    I've never had any adverse responses from people when the hobby crops up in conversation, more than a few have asked for some rabbit and pigeon though.
     
  8. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Witchfinder General

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    The first people know of my shooting is usually because I'm giving them some meat. To be honest I think public opinion of those who shoot could be a lot worse and (although I hate to say it) I think it is in large part because of celebrity chefs promoting game on TV.
     
  9. David M

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    The reaction I get from people I've known for years when they find out I shoot rabbits and pigeons, is they never mention it to me again as if it was my dirty secret that I shouldn't be doing or speak about. Only people that I supply meat to ask how I'm getting on and whether there's much about. I only really speak at length about shooting to other shooters around the farms.
     
  10. reaper6

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    Everyone i know has one
     
  11. SteveO

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    Take all the pre-packaged crap off the supermarket shelves and the same meat eaters would soon be knocking on your door professing undying love for you, the hypocrisy of people knows no bounds - there was a funny little clip in the latest BASC magazine about why can't shooters stop killing cute little animals and eat proper meat from the supermarket shelves - where no animals were hurt in the process.... I pee'd a little reading that!
     
  12. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Take away all the shooters that offer their services for free, especially pest control,

    and watch the prices on the supermarket shelves begin to rise:)
     
  13. supersavage

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    I get weirder looks when I'm dragging my 1/5th rc to the park with a horse rope.
     
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  15. andy46

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    i don't go making a song and dance about my shooting,some friends know about what i do,and a few work mates have made me laugh when they have seen my rifle and say "god it looks like a sniper rifle"
     

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