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Old 07-28-2010, 12:00 AM
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Default Can we buy a gun to protect our family with pending AOS?

Has anyone here bought a gun for the safety of your family? Is there a different procedure for us? My family owns a single family house in a good upper middle class neighborhood with decent home price. Shocking, isn't it, given the state of the economy we still think that home price in the neighborhood is still decent?

Last week there was a break-in in the adjacent neighborhood. As the result I found out from people around that almost everyone in the neighborhood own one or more gun for the safety of their family. My friends have advised me to keep a gun in the house to protect my family from such break-ins. They said that due to the bad economy and long period of relatively higher unemployment rate, the frequency of such occurrences is expect to rise in the coming months.

Has anyone here bought a gun? I live in GA and travel for my project in VA. I was surfing the web for this information but not sure yet if my immigration status or pending AOS application will be affected by the $15 background check, which is required to own a gun. Anybody here has any luck with owning/buying a gun?

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Old 07-28-2010, 12:32 AM
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Georgia Gun Laws in Plain English on GeorgiaPacking.org

Honestly I live in GA too and this being the original south and redneck area, there are more than 20 guns per person (including minors and prison population) and this counts legal guns only. It is very easy to buy guns at gun shows etc.

before you even think of buying a gun, consider, have you ever handled a real gun with real ammo? Are you really capable of shooting someone? If you have young'uns you would also need to buy a gun safe, but is the gun is dafely locked, would you be able to get to it in an emergency. Do you need to visit some shooting ranges first.

AFAIK as long as you are legally present in this country and buying a small gun ?(not one of the semi-automatics, or large caliber ones, or the ones that can be modified you can get a license to buy a gun.

My advice get a good burglar alarm system, after all a neighborhood full of several guns did not keep the thugs out.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:39 AM
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Gun ownership is one if the best rights this. Country affords it's legal residents. Being in Georgia, it should be easy. Just check with local police. Send me a PM, you need to choose the weapon properly. Not all guns are the same. Go take a weapons safety class. There has to be one available locally.
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Looks like you have too many Moslems or Blacks in the neighborhood...hehe ..Not that I have any things again Black people. There are lot many intelligent and creative ones amongst them - so PL no confusion there .
All you Need to do is apply for a License in Fire arms. Nothing to do with AOS.
Also there are other simpler common sense things that help wade of house breakers : -
<> Keep legal notice sign " House armed tresspassers can be shot ..etc prospecuted"
<> Keep some "show guns" in the living room or some place obvious
<> Enroll in ADP electronic security.
<> Keep Beware of Big dog sign ( dont mind having one then take one )
<> Keep notice on door "Poor little desi ...no money in safe. I swear ...." : )

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Old 07-28-2010, 07:28 AM
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A slightly different angle - but please your homeowners/life insurance companies if you have a gun in house. I know that Amica (my current insurer) won't give you a homeowners/renters insurance if there is a gun in the house unless it is protected by some ridiculous measures (read it somewhere).

So if you have a gun in house, and have some claim for your homeowner/renters insurance, the gun thing comes out - then your insurance may go null and void. It's better to check ahead of time. :-)
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This website provides some information. However, I would suggest some more research on the state websites.
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This is serious! Never thought of owning a gun (Still not considering it!) However did not know of the insurance clause if one owns a gun!!

Are they afraid that we might harm ourselves watching the visa bulletin month after month?????????? Just joking!!
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:26 AM
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This is serious! Never thought of owning a gun (Still not considering it!) However did not know of the insurance clause if one owns a gun!!

Are they afraid that we might harm ourselves watching the visa bulletin month after month?????????? Just joking!!
Ha ha good one. Visa bulletin can be very frustrating for retrogressed folks and having a gun is not advisable.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:34 AM
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Has anyone here bought a gun for the safety of your family? Is there a different procedure for us? My family owns a single family house in a good upper middle class neighborhood with decent home price. Shocking, isn't it, given the state of the economy we still think that home price in the neighborhood is still decent?

Last week there was a break-in in the adjacent neighborhood. As the result I found out from people around that almost everyone in the neighborhood own one or more gun for the safety of their family. My friends have advised me to keep a gun in the house to protect my family from such break-ins. They said that due to the bad economy and long period of relatively higher unemployment rate, the frequency of such occurrences is expect to rise in the coming months.

Has anyone here bought a gun? I live in GA and travel for my project in VA. I was surfing the web for this information but not sure yet if my immigration status or pending AOS application will be affected by the $15 background check, which is required to own a gun. Anybody here has any luck with owning/buying a gun?
Yes you can.. I have one.. I am in Ohio.. Check your state laws..
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:35 AM
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Mr. Reddy,

Please refrain from making racist comments on this website. At one point you are profiling them and on the other hand you are saying you don't have anything against them but the fact is you did bring two different races here and linked them to crimes.



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Looks like you have too many Moslems or Blacks in the neighborhood...hehe ..Not that I have any things again Black people. There are lot many intelligent and creative ones amongst them - so PL no confusion there .
All you Need to do is apply for a License in Fire arms. Nothing to do with AOS.
Also there are other simpler common sense things that help wade of house breakers : -
<> Keep legal notice sign " House armed tresspassers can be shot ..etc prospecuted"
<> Keep some "show guns" in the living room or some place obvious
<> Enroll in ADP electronic security.
<> Keep Beware of Big dog sign ( dont mind having one then take one )
<> Keep notice on door "Poor little desi ...no money in safe. I swear ...." : )
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:40 AM
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There was a discussion on this topic before..hope this helps...

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Old 07-28-2010, 11:51 AM
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Has anyone here bought a gun for the safety of your family? Is there a different procedure for us? My family owns a single family house in a good upper middle class neighborhood with decent home price. Shocking, isn't it, given the state of the economy we still think that home price in the neighborhood is still decent?

Last week there was a break-in in the adjacent neighborhood. As the result I found out from people around that almost everyone in the neighborhood own one or more gun for the safety of their family. My friends have advised me to keep a gun in the house to protect my family from such break-ins. They said that due to the bad economy and long period of relatively higher unemployment rate, the frequency of such occurrences is expect to rise in the coming months.

Has anyone here bought a gun? I live in GA and travel for my project in VA. I was surfing the web for this information but not sure yet if my immigration status or pending AOS application will be affected by the $15 background check, which is required to own a gun. Anybody here has any luck with owning/buying a gun?
If home invasion is your primary concern, then maybe you should think about getting ADT or BRINKS home security system. AND USE IT diligently.

Here are a few drawbacks to owning a gun.

(1) Lack of knowledge on using it, keep it both safe and quickly accessible:

First of all, you will have to learn how to use it properly without accidents. Accidents will be fatal. Getting a Firearm owners permit is one thing. Having knowledge and comfort of using it is another.

Secondly, keep a gun in house has its own challenges. Gun owners who collect guns like them because they think it might be useful to them in an anarchy like situation or lawless environment like post hurricane Katrina situation in New Orleans where policemen were stealing and robbing. Which implies ADVANCE NOTICE that you would need a gun. Which means you can have guns in a gun safe in your garage or basement. Most people who have 20 guns in the house have them locked up in a gun safe inside garage or basement and are not readily accessible. They plan on using it during potential invasion of America in a potential war in future which will never happen.

For home invasion prevention, if you have guns in safe place, you might not be able to get to it if someone breaks in and invades your home. If you keep it accessible -- like in your nightstand drawer where you can access it if you wake up after hearing a break-in, you risk keeping gun too accessible and open and that might be risk to kids or visitors in the house. So the question is, yes, you can have a small hand-gun, but can you aim it and can you keep it both accessible and safe? Which room? Kitchen, Bedroom? If you cannot aim, then you might have to go for a shot-gun but shotguns are big and its use in enclosed spaces in home gets difficult.

(2) Anecdote from a liquor store owner:

I once ran into a liquor store owner who was friendly and we ended up chatting. He said that on average, homeless people and bums shop-lift 300-500 dollars worth of liquor every month. Plus he runs into stick-up artists every few months who rob the store's register for few hundred dollars. I asked him if he has a gun. He said that the reason he does not own a gun is that once the word gets out that he has a gun (in the outlaw community), what the outlaws will do is as soon as they enter your store, they will shoot your first and then rob you. If the outlaws know you are a gun owner, the first thing they do is to kill you so that you do not use your gun on them. This made a lot of sense.

However, I still do think that many liquor store owners and convenience store owners keep a gun hidden under the counter, if they are comfortable they will be able to use it FIRST.
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Looks like there is something in common between GA,USA and our very own Bihar and UP. Yes agreed that Bihar and UP dont give you great roads or great healthcare but then again the village air and pure milk will keep you strong and healthy. I suggest instead of guns set up community night watch patrols if the break ins are increasing.
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Like Riva said
IF you already dont have one then, Invest in a good home security system,
Most of the home invasions happen when no one is at the house.
For more protection you can have a Pepper spray or wasp spray, spray it on the intruders eyes and that will mobilize him/her briefly, or may be a Taser gun.

These items you have it in a safe place which is also readily accessible, in case it gets into the hands of the kids it will not do much damage.

If you really want to own a gun then learn about them first, learn about the ammo's. A powerful ammo can penetrate the walls and hit someone innocent in other rooms.

Do lots of research on the pros and cons and make a wise decision.

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Looks like you have a lot going on here. You hate our Indian prime minister or you hate India . And then you don't like certain group of minority people. Crime is a crime. There is no race or religion associated with it. Don't forget that you are a minority yourself here and lot of people will see you as browned skinned and taking up the jobs.

The original post here was about gun laws and so lets keep it that way. We can discuss as much about how we can keep us safe but Mr. Reddy (and possibly you) decided to target certain group of minority people. Be aware that this is a legal immigration website and any Anti-immigrant group when reading posts like yours may catch on to these posts as racist and label this site also as racist.

Also did you read the story about the 3 teens who beat up a immigrant and videotaped the death. Here is the link for your information:

3 NJ teens charged with videotaped immigrant death - Yahoo! News

Maybe this will open your eyes. This is just one incident. There are so many crimes committed by so many different people all over the world.



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Please do have the same kind of concern when a crime happens due to the foolishness of the so called minority people. Try to tell them please refrain from crimes and have tolerance with their religion try it. And let us see how they respond to you Sir, There is nothing wrong in Reddy's statement he hit the nail. and that is the Truth.

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