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My Fiance', her Father, and I went to the Thai Navy range in Samutprakarn a couple months ago when we got her a lovely 9mm. She carries all the time and everyone feels much better now that she dose. I only wish I could carry too :D what a lame rule that we can't carry guns. We (foregners) get victimized too. In the States I'm licenced and carry a Glock model 22 .40cal. In Iraq I pack a classic, Colt 1911 .45. I would like the Glock for Thailand, I would think with all the humidity the .45 would require much more cleaning and attention.

Mr Time Share is a liar. No problem there. For 14 years I have done business with the Thai military in specialist fields. They, as any user of guns who may have to use them, despise the things.

As a U.K. qualified marksman (no scopes you Yanks and 200 yards with full bore), the boy is living a fantasy. Guns are horrible. Disgusting evil things.

Mr Money Shot - I look forward to seeing you in Sattahip at the Thai SEAL training centre along with the Forward Recon RTN Marine Units.

<deleted> - if someone is going to rob, shoot, or rape you, they are not going to it do John Wayne style.

Bang -bang- "There's injuns over them rocks".

Idiot - get a life and continue to make money out of the immoral situation that exists where you say that you currently work in Iraq. Picking up shoes on a basketball court?.

That's what you said.

Why do the serving staff get access to guns?.

I know some good guys working in Iraq trying to get the infrastructure up and running whilst idiots like you seem to have some wank fantasy about guns. Idiot. Stupid.

Give me the name of the Naval Officer who signed your chit to gain access to a Thai military shooting range :- Can you?.

PM me if you have the balls and your name and pp no. or bints ID.

I look forward to a blustering reply..................

What is it that you have to be so insecure to lie?.

Pip-Pip. :o

I would like to congratulate that poster to express so well the feelings I had when reading Cpt Monkey to shoot. I wonder if the guy will ever answer lol.

On the other hand, I do not understandwhy you ask him those infos, it's simply obvious he can not work as security guard, or maybe guard as the guy who is guard in my condo, mean good to help to carry a Khunyin luggage. There is psychological test, and mostly people who have fantasies about guns are not selectable (they simply live in antaisy, a security guard in Iraq is living in a harsh real life).

I'm sorry, am I mad or is it you? (Or perhaps your spelling threw me.) Last time I checked, Thailand had the third highest murder rate (per capita) by guns in the world. Er ... the US was fourth. If you want to buy a nice 'un pop over to Sanam Luang any evening.

I am french, so my spelling is simply ignominious I agree, anyway in 5 years in Thailand, dealing daily with thaipeople , I have met only one time a guy with a gun. I do not know about statistic, anyway there is a province in my country that is the top one place for incest, does it mean all french do it commonly (it's an exemple to try to explain my point, hope you can get it). Thai do not give the same value to their own life as we do (boudism related I suppose), but I certainly feel safer in thailand, even in Aranyaprathet than in the Paris suburbs, or MArseille suburbs, or even than in Glendale (LA suburb close to Hollywood if you did not that place).

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Thai do not give the same value to their own life as we do (boudism related I suppose), but I certainly feel safer in thailand, even in Aranyaprathet than in the Paris suburbs, or MArseille suburbs, or even than in Glendale (LA suburb close to Hollywood if you did not that place).

That's a bit of a general statement. The only thing that Buddhism maybe does is helping Thais deal in a more composed way with the event of death, but their feelings towards their own, or the death of somebody closed are exactly the same as any human's.

You may personally feel safer here than the places you mentioned, but that says not very much about the level of safety in Thailand. I would really wonder how safe you would feel, lets say, in some areas i am very familiar with in Samut Prakan province, which sees nightly shoot outs and machete fights between rival gangs in Sois that even the police hesitate to go on their own. I guess though that you have never been in those areas especially at night, because there is simply nothing of interest whatsoever (other than the gang warfare itself), only endless slums and low cost suburban housing projects in between industrial estates and wastelands.

If you have ever get to live in some far off village, you may find out as well that there are many villages in which often even minor conflicts are solved by the gun, and the police keeps often their fingers completely out of those conflicts in order not to disturb long established clan relations.

Yes, guns are abundant here, and unfortunately gun related crime as well.

If you don't believe me, just watch the Thai news, and listen to radio stations such as INN.

A farang "carrying" a gun is one of the possibly most stupid things to be done here. In a conflict it only ups the odds. Chances are that instead of a trashing he will simply get shot from the back.

There are rather simple ways to avoid violent conflicts.

Such as making friends in the localities you live and move around. When people know that you have the same social network that Thais have, they will hesitate to get into a conflict with you, and if you have a conflict, than you can fall back on people who are well versed in sorting a conflict out in any way that is appropriate.

Inform yourself about the areas you live, intentend to go out. Don't go out alone, or without local friends in areas known to be dangerous, and don't take the "Land of Smile" for granted. Because it isn't.

Outside the well established tourist zones, don't get drunk in places you don't know, you don't have any friends.

And, in case you security is threatened in your home, either move, or get your wife's relatives move in with you for a while. That is a far better deterrent than having a stupid gun.

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OK guys educate me, why is it everyone thinks that your from the U.S. you advocate gun usage, as my experience has been just the opposite :o

Publicity of the NRA. The cowboy thing. Rap musicians. Hollywood. A lot of people in the United States hunt. Because of successful conservation methods there are many more deer (for one example) in the US now than there were in 1800.

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OK guys educate me, why is it everyone thinks that your from the U.S. you advocate gun usage, as my experience has been just the opposite :D

Publicity of the NRA. The cowboy thing. Rap musicians. Hollywood. A lot of people in the United States hunt. Because of successful conservation methods there are many more deer (for one example) in the US now than there were in 1800.

not so many Bison though , nor Indians for that matter :o

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Now come on thats stretching it a bit the Indian wars were over a hundred years ago, as was the demise of the bison, which really had more to do with money then guns.

By the way since the gambling changes in the states the tribes are doing pretty good, with Casinos.

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OK guys educate me, why is it everyone thinks that your from the U.S. you advocate gun usage, as my experience has been just the opposite :D

Publicity of the NRA. The cowboy thing. Rap musicians. Hollywood. A lot of people in the United States hunt. Because of successful conservation methods there are many more deer (for one example) in the US now than there were in 1800.

not so many Bison though , nor Indians for that matter :o

You are right about the bison but most of the Indians were killed by disease brought by the white man and not guns.

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If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will carry guns.

But then again, I'm sure some of you would like the woman here defenceless. :o

Bwhaaaaaaaa - the party line

Then the police will know anyone with a gun is a criminal and take the required action.

I would rather guns were banned than 1 more Hungerford or Dunblane in the UK.

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Don't get me started on the ignorance in the UK.

Did you know that the murder-rate and armed robbery-rate has gone UP since they started banning handguns in the UK?

Once again it only proves my previous statement.

And now they are looking into banning toy-guns. They have a zero killing-rate, but hey, if it makes any soccer-moms happy, they will do it.

When will you outlaw tableknifes?

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If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will carry guns.

But then again, I'm sure some of you would like the woman here defenceless. :o

Bwhaaaaaaaa - the party line

Then the police will know anyone with a gun is a criminal and take the required action.

I would rather guns were banned than 1 more Hungerford or Dunblane in the UK.

Guns and country folk. Our farm was 30 miles outside of town. I didn’t know anyone who had less than three guns.

No body got shot and no body got robbed. No body locked the door to their house or car.

Did you know chickens can fly? “Dad, the chickens are in the tree again.” Bang, chickens are out of the tree and we are having chicken stew tonight.

Granny did shoot some strange things because her eyesight was getting real poor. And I shot the neighbors pet duck because he was in our vegetable garden for the twentieth time. But I bought the little girl a new duck. I would shoot a couple of deer a year and a few wild turkeys and some wild boar. The wild turkeys were the hardest to shoot and the boar the most dangerous. We ate them all and shared with the neighbors as they did with us. I taught all of my children how to shoot with a single shot high powered .25 cal. air rifle.

City folk are not the same as country folk. I have never heard a farmer complain about his neighbor having guns.

I have never seen a farm without a gun. I didn’t know anyone with an AK-47 but everyone had a shotgun, deer rifle and a couple of 22’s.

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Did you know that the murder-rate and armed robbery-rate has gone UP since they started banning handguns in the UK?

Once again it only proves my previous statement.

No, this is what is generally defined as 'conjecture'.

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