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    Hello from Southern California!

    Hello everyone my name is Justin i'm from southern california. I grew up in Boston and moved to California when I was 19 which was 11 years ago.
    I grew up as an avid camper like most kids but no one in my family or my families circle of friends were gun owners. I have wanted one my whole life and just today I purchased my first gun a M&P 15-22. I have 3 young boys ages 6,5 and 3 who love to camp. We go to Joshua Tree and Big Bear a few times a year and they love it.

    I will admit my path towards buying a gun basically started by watching survival shows. I always had an interest in things like that but never took it up as a hobby until 3-4 years ago. Since then my kids and I have started plenty of fires with char cloth and parabolic lenses and even a fire with sticks one time in Big Bear. Over the last year or so I really decided that I wanted to take up shooting and hunting as a hobby. I was getting tired of the same ol' backyard stuff so now i'm trying to expand my horizons a little bit. I purchased an NRA membership recently because of all the craziness going on with gun control laws right now I can appreciate even more what it is they are trying to do. I am hoping to move to a more conservative state in the next few years but for now i'm stuck in CA.


    Anyways I am a total rookie when it comes to guns and I know very little. I was nervous when buying the gun because I was afraid the clerks would talk to me like a moron but honestly I have been amazed at just how awesome "gun people" really are. The employees and customers at the Bass Pro Shop I went to were so helpful it blew my mind. They never made me feel stupid or made me feel bad for being totally ignorant in regards to almost everything. Every time I ask a question to gun owners online I always get positive, courteous responses I really must say I am glad to be joining such a higher class of Americans!
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    Hello Justin and welcome to the forum.

    Best Regards,

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    Welcome aboard from Florida the "GunShine" state.

    State of over "1 MILLION 120 THOUSAND" Concealed Carry Licenses and counting!
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    Welcome from another So. Cal resident! Glad you joined us, enjoy your new m&p!
    Mike
    "I love the freedoms we got in this country, I appreciate your freedom to burn your flag if you want to, but I really appreciate my right to bear arms so I can shoot you if you try to burn mine!" -Johnny Cash

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    Hi Justin617,


    A warm welcome to the forum.

    Visit often, it is good to see you.
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    Hello and welcome from east ky!!!
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    Welcome from Arizona. I believe you will also find the folks here very friendly and helpful.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    Welcome to the forum from Nevada.

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    Justin,
    Welcome to the forum from Idaho.
    My 1st born is named Justin. I hope you enjoy the M&P 15-22 with your children as they grow up and into some shooting sports.
    Congratulations on a really great 22 rifle. I hope that you can find a good supply of ammo for it. That may prove more difficult than finding your rifle.
    15-22's are a little like Lays potato chips. Once you've tried the first one you just can't stop.

    I hope to see you around. We'll be happy to help answer any questions you may have on your new journey.

    Regards,
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    Hello and welcome!







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