Real Guns/Firearms: Appropriate for Instructables?

I just noticed there are very few instructables and forums relating to real firearms. I know a fair bit about firearms: safety, handling, collecting, investing, maintenance, mild modifications, repair, and use of force. I can produce Ibles related to these topics, and I have a few questions to put in Forums. However, I'm not certain this is the place for that sort of thing. I don't want to do anything to damage the Instructables community. I don't want to bring needless scrutiny upon innocent people. I need feedback as to whether or not these sort of things are appropriate for this site.

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Rishnai9 years ago
A lot of the Instructable community seems to be old enough to hunt but not old enough to buy their own handguns. But anyone of any age can benefit from knowing how to be safe around guns. You did a real good job with your Safety writeup. So many people are killed by "Hey, check out my dad's revolver! It's so kewl! Don't worry, it's not loaded."


Perhaps an Ible on firing straight, with both long guns and handguns? Shooting without proper aiming is quite dangerous, and too many people do it.
skunkbait (author)  Rishnai9 years ago
Good idea. I may do an ible on proper aiming technique. If I do, I'll include laser, red-dot, scopes and open/iron sights.
NachoMahma9 years ago
. Check out skunkbait's iBle on Firearm Safety. Excellent job.
skunkbait (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Thanks Nacho. You are too kind.
. You did all the work. ;)
Grey_Wolfe9 years ago
I don't personally like using guns, save for target practice. But I am not against guns in any way. They're simply not my preference of weapon. Still, I think Instuctables on the proper safety, use, and maintainence of guns is an excellent idea. And honestly, I believe the banning of firearms (in the US) is unConstitutional. It is our right as Americans to be properly armed for the purposes of quickly gathering a militia (and self-protection). If someone stupid and does something illegal with their guns, then (and only then) that individual should have that right revoked. Disarming the people just means that the criminals are better armed, and in order to defend yourself, you'd have to become a criminal too. That's just dumb.
skunkbait (author)  Grey_Wolfe9 years ago
I'm with you. It's ridiculous to disarm intelligent, honest, sensible people. The criminals/tyrants will always be armed. Why should the innocent suffer because of gun-grabbing politicians?
skunkbait (author)  skunkbait9 years ago
That being said, because of the international nature of the instructables community, I probably will steer clear of gun-rights issues on the ibles. I might (or someone should) however, do an ible on how to insure/secure/maintain/aquire your freedom. The bill of rights definitely deserves a showcase on that sort of ible!!!!
will19479 years ago
I would just like to get a point accross, I'm from the UK where guns are pretty much banned unless you are very rich and own a lot of land. But at present we have a problem with hooded youths obtaining guns so anything that teaches them to maintain these weapons would be frowned upon by the authorities and personally I'd be happy to have these guns jam and blow the little blighters up, they're no use to society now and never will be.
skunkbait (author)  will19479 years ago
That's a sad situation. England used to make the awesomest double-rifles and fowling peices. I understand your situation. In cities in the US that have banned handguns (that's being remedied soon), the criminals are all armed. The general population is at the mercy of hooligans, and the police can't really protect the public.
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