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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoMatrix View Post
    Re Pearly Pin Code:
    If she is still able to drive. Buy her a set of personalised number plates to help remember.

    1-4-5T P3T3R
    Since my Mother has never held a drivers licence the thought of putting her behind a wheel at 95 fills me with terror.
    It would be like giving a toddler a machine gun. (To all our American friends that is a bad thing).


    Now watch the trolls rev up and the hate mail fly!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoMatrix View Post
    Supposing the upper spiritual echelons are all knowing and all seeing I don't think it would it matter if they wore cling wrap as a period costume...
    well if I see some bloke wearing cling wrap and work boots I may duck down another aisle and pretend I didn't see you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    Since my Mother has never held a drivers licence the thought of putting her behind a wheel at 95 fills me with terror.
    It would be like giving a toddler a machine gun. (To all our American friends that is a bad thing).


    Now watch the trolls rev up and the hate mail fly!!!!

    No revving up or hate here, but I've got two girls, 7 yrs & 3 yrs old, that both know how to operate a firearm. Granted my youngest just has her little pink Daisy Ryder, but she knows about the safety mechanism and not to point it at people. My 7 year old just upgraded (against my Wife's wishes ) from the .22 Rifle to a Youth Mossberg Maverick 20 gauge pump (Proud Daddy!!)

    EDIT: My mother is only 53, and has driven since she was a teen, and riding with her in a car is the most terrifying experience I've ever had to endure. I feel like Heaven is just an intersection away when riding with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    Since my Mother has never held a drivers license the thought of putting her behind a wheel at 95 fills me with terror.
    It would be like giving a toddler a machine gun. (To all our American friends that is a bad thing).
    Now watch the trolls rev up and the hate mail fly!!!!
    we had to yank my mom's NCDL when she turned 94yrs. She was FURIOUS.. in fact called the COPS on me for stealing her car keys. I had to leave Angier in a HC Sheriff car.. ride to Raleigh ( 45+ mins ) to have Mom confront me. After her neighbors and my brother explained to them what had happened, I got ANOTHER ride home back to Angier and they even bought me a combo meal as a way to apologize.

    AS FAR as the "hate mail" thingy... 1) except for COLLECTORS Machine Guns ( full auto ) have been outlawed for DECADES.
    2) ANY responsible gun owner would NEVER give a gun to toddler ..even IF ( impossible ) they had passed a national gun safety course. IT seems that RESPONSIBLE gun owners here in the USA get a lot of bad heat on this subject, but REALLY we are some of the most respectable - law abiding - honest - caring people you will find.
    3) I have pulled my weapon 3 times against a human. One was at a local college where a 'boy" had stolen a pocketbook and the girl was running after him screaming. He saw my pistol and dropped to the ground where he was taken into custody. The other two were illegals breaking into my house WHILE I WAS WATCHING TV! .. one guy didn't care for my muzzle in his nose.. so he pissed on my kitchen floor waiting for the PoPo. other than that.. never drew in anger... but I train 5-6 hours a week ( still - swinging - run n gun) Yes I have a range on my property!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    we had to yank my mom's NCDL when she turned 94yrs. She was FURIOUS.. in fact called the COPS on me for stealing her car keys. I had to leave Angier in a HC Sheriff car.. ride to Raleigh ( 45+ mins ) to have Mom confront me. After her neighbors and my brother explained to them what had happened, I got ANOTHER ride home back to Angier and they even bought me a combo meal as a way to apologize.

    AS FAR as the "hate mail" thingy... 1) except for COLLECTORS Machine Guns ( full auto ) have been outlawed for DECADES.
    2) ANY responsible gun owner would NEVER give a gun to toddler ..even IF ( impossible ) they had passed a national gun safety course. IT seems that RESPONSIBLE gun owners here in the USA get a lot of bad heat on this subject, but REALLY we are some of the most respectable - law abiding - honest - caring people you will find.
    3) I have pulled my weapon 3 times against a human. One was at a local college where a 'boy" had stolen a pocketbook and the girl was running after him screaming. He saw my pistol and dropped to the ground where he was taken into custody. The other two were illegals breaking into my house WHILE I WAS WATCHING TV! .. one guy didn't care for my muzzle in his nose.. so he pissed on my kitchen floor waiting for the PoPo. other than that.. never drew in anger... but I train 5-6 hours a week ( still - swinging - run n gun) Yes I have a range on my property!
    Criminal Conviction Rates – Police vs. Concealed Carry Holders – National Gun Network
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    The recreation department in the town where I grew up, Coalinga, CA, owned and operated a camp near Cambria, CA. Part of that camp was a 25 meter rifle range and an archery range. The camp had sessions for all ages from 1st grade through 8th grade and all campers who had passed the NRA safety course were allowed to use it.

    For historical references, long time director was Bill Yeager, father of Retired Air Force General Chuck Yeager and grand father of former Dodger's catcher Steve Yeager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    Since my Mother has never held a drivers licence the thought of putting her behind a wheel at 95 fills me with terror.
    It would be like giving a toddler a machine gun. (To all our American friends that is a bad thing).


    Now watch the trolls rev up and the hate mail fly!!!!
    Re Mum Driving.
    If mum started driving; you believe it would be safer for everyone to stand in the middle of the road....
    What if we could count the stars... , what number would you stop at...?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLADE View Post
    well if I see some bloke wearing cling wrap and work boots I may duck down another aisle and pretend I didn't see you
    Re. Pearly gates upstairs :

    I'm probably heading down the pearly staircase the otherway.

    When the elevator stops the leather steal cap boots might work but the cling wrap melts.
    But I won't mind, because I will be so busy shaking hands with all my mates...
    I'll keep an eye out for a bloke with a propeller on top of his cap with a logo that says BLADE....
    What if we could count the stars... , what number would you stop at...?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoMatrix View Post
    Re. Pearly gates upstairs :

    I'm probably heading down the pearly staircase the otherway.

    When the elevator stops the leather steal cap boots might work but the cling wrap melts.
    But I won't mind, because I will be so busy shaking hands with all my mates...
    It also means that your be stuck with a lot of photocopier salesmen for the rest of eternity. That thought alone is enough to make me mend my ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    It also means that your be stuck with a lot of photocopier salesmen for the rest of eternity. That thought alone is enough to make me mend my ways.

    Noooooooo!

    While running in the dog pound there's a good chance you'll catch the same flees.

    You'll be damned for ever... The salesmen will insist that you are the ONLY ONE that can fix their copiers, so you will be called down stairs with them.....
    What if we could count the stars... , what number would you stop at...?"
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