>>240682>What are some good guns for beginners?
I recommend a .22 LR rifle with open sights for beginners. The ammunition is inexpensive, giving you more bangs per dollar, and the noise and recoil are not distracting when you're learning the fundamentals. The Ruger 10/22, Marlin 795, Savage 64/Stevens 62/Winchester-Cooey, are all solid choices. The Ruger has the most aftermarket stuff for it, and, ironically, usually the least usable iron sights as it comes out of the box.
Spending as much time as you can learning to shoot competently. The WWII-era US Army standard for expert rifleman, when shooting .22 training rifles on a reduced-distance range, was ten out of ten shots in a 7/8" or thereabouts target at 25 yards when shooting prone, with a 90 second time limit for timed slow fire including a mandatory reload. If you can do that, you can put metal on target with iron sights at a quarter of a mile, which is a hell of a lot better than most infantrymen are trained to do in most armies today. If you can do that, you likewise have the marksmanship skills for getting humane kills while hunting--though hunting skills are a whole other package.
You might want to attend an Appleseed weekend rifle workshop in your area. www.rwva.org They teach oldschool highpower rifle marksmanship, the way it was taught ninety years ago, between the World Wars. Mostly they train with .22s, and they can advise you about equipment. They recommend a good quality sling, preferably a good quality modern copy of the old US military M1907 leather sling that is still in widespread use among competitors at places like Camp Perry, for the National Match every year.
Once you are competent with a rifle, I recommend a good 22 LR pistol. A Browning Buckmark, a S&W Victory Model, a Ruger Mk 2, 3, or 4, an old used High Standard will do nicely, though the High Standards are collectors' items.
Something like the stainless steel Ruger Mk. II in the picture is absolutely ideal for beginners. It's simple, relatively reliable--though in my experience they can need a little bit of tinkering with the magazines--and as close to "dishwasher safe" as a handgun can get. Get some cheap ammo at Wal-Mart--as of spring 2020, currently you can get bulk pack cartons of 550 rounds of Federal .22 LR for $19.94, and it's good enough for what it's for--and go to the range. Maybe ask if any ranges near you have courses for beginners. Print out some diagnostic targets and bring them, though the version attached is for one-handed shooting using the old "duellist" stance like they still mandate for NRA Smallbore Pistol, and is for right-handers. If you shoot left-handed, imagine the labels reversed left to right. If you shoot with a two-handed stance--and I recommend the Isoceles for beginners, as it is the simplest for a novice to learn and apply--it won't tell you as much, though consistently missing in the 7:00 direction from the center will still tell you that you're flinching or jerking the trigger. The sight picture with a handgun like this is similar to the sight picture with a rifle that has open sights, though it's even more critical to focus on the front sight and keep a consistent grip while shooting--don't let yourself squeeze the other fingers or press in or down with your thumb while you're pulling the trigger. Once you've achieved basic competence with the .22 pistol--I define this as being able to keep at least half your shots in the 2"x3" X-ring of a B27 silhouette target at ten yards, 30 feet, and always keeping all the rest in the 4"x6" 10-ring, with a 60 second time limit, you will have enough knowledge and opinions of your own that you will know what you want next.>Why do liberals hate guns so much?
There are several reasons for this, all related.
Leftist culture is the culture of urban bugmen, hive creatures to whom privacy and fundamental rights are alien concepts. They distrust themselves and think that if they owned firearms they would surely shoot their neighbors or their spouses in a fit of irrational rage some afternoon, and project these traits onto the rest of us.
Likewise, many have rosy memories of the old Soviet Empire, and loved Uncle Schlomo's stories of rounding up those disgusting "hohols" and making them kneel over a ditch and beg for their lives before shooting them in the back of the head. These are people who have big, revolutionary plans for "society," and by "society," I mean YOU. And they know that their plans won't go over well. You can't collectivize the kulaks without disarming the kulaks, amirite guise? They hate Christians, rural people, and hunters especially.
When the timid suburban soccer-moms who make up the SJWs' stormtroopers hear someone say the police can't always protect them and they are responsible for their own safety, this gives them badfeelz. Freedom is scary, especially when you've never had a real job or known a moment's real hardship in your life. They want all the bad guys punished--by which they mean YOU, for giving them badfeelz. This gives them an illusion of control, which is for them a coping mechanism. No one's more authoritarian than a soccermom who's proud of knowing nothing about guns.>What types of gun(s) do you have?
All of them.>What gun(s) would your waifu have?
I never really thought about it.>What is your dream gun?
Currently I am lusting over a stainless Colt Gold Cup in 9mm.>How long does the second amendment have left in the U.S.?
The Constitution has been dead since 1861.