Just to add some points that really piss me off about some firearm owner:
1) Firearms are not "toys". If you refer to your firearm as a toy I want to crush your windpipe because it's assholes like you that hand an eight year old girl a submachine gun and expect her little muscles to control it, resulting in an instructor's death.
2) If you do not own a certified gun safe in which you keep your weapon locked up when not in use, you have no business owning a firearm.
3) How about you lose your fat beer gut, learn how to fight with your body ( I recommend Krav Maga) simce most of your issues with other human beings cannot be solved with your 12 inch barrel Colt Anaconda.
4) Stop associating firearms with machismo. Your balls couldn't give a rat's ass what a bruiser you are with arsenal. Besides there's nothing manly about shooting guns when thousands of armed rebelss in Africa are under the age of 12.
5) Firearms are tools. Treat them with respect and enploy them in their correct capacity.
6) While hunting don't shoot at movement until you have a clear visual of the animal. And wear blaze orange except when hunting turkey. Its scientific fact that deer, elk, antelope, carribou and moose cannot see blaze orange. I have never in all my life witnessed more reckless and hazardous hunters as one is likely to find in New York. Why i isn't state law here to wear blaze is mind-boggling.
7) do not consume alcohol while using firearms. Do that near me and I'll assume you are a threat to everyone's safety and I'll personally neutralize your threat with the butt of my rifle, and believe me I won't care about the legal consequences.
8) Stop associating religion with firearms. Bullets couldn't care which god you worship.
9) Because you own weapons and hand load your own ammo, it does not qualify as a combat expert, so stop prancimg aroumd at gun shows and NRA events kitted out like Croatian Rambos. You look sad, pathetic and I won't trust you near me with a weapon.
10) Hollow,point ammo seldom post-penetrates leaving an exit hole themsize of a melon. It's a myth. Hollow,points are designed to expand and dump all their energy within the body so if there is an exit wound it is not football sized.
11) stop associating yourself with anti-illegal alien hicks, all,it conveys is you would like to kill them all if you had your way.
12) Stop saying "proud" gun owner. There is no achievement in owning a firearm. Either you own one or you don't, you sound like a complete moron.
Keep these twelve points in mind and you'll at least not contribute to the "ignorant hick, inbred, overweight tubs of lard" image that's being painted by you.