Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.



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  • http://disabledshooting.blogspot.com/ Aaron aka Pimpley Bum

    Wow. Thanks man.

  • Lance

    That’s what I call therapy.

  • crisara722

    great! same thing happens to me when i use my rifle, i fell just better, all the fear, ansiety, stress and rage disapear

  • herpderpderp

    You have to be real careful with mental health and firearms in Canada. I’ve got a restricted PAL – and I was getting a Norinco 1911 as a going away to university thing (busted my ass getting a range membership and everything)…everything is fine, money is sent…

    Then the CFO calls me up and long story short; my PAL is suspended pending review by my doctor (should be next week). I feel like utter shit -apparently some RCMP taskforce went and ran an investigation on me. :(

  • Brad

    I find plinking very relaxing. My Egyptian military .22 training rifle (copy of CZ?) is pleasantly quiet when firing standard velocity ammo, so that even hearing protection can be dispensed with.

  • http://disabledshooting.blogspot.com/ Aaron aka Pimpley Bum

    @herpderpderp:

    Yup. Even though I was technically in the clear for my previous alcoholism and morphine issues, I disclosed all that plus my PTSD just to head off any potential problems. I actually called the CFC and asked “should I do this?” Because I didn’t want any knocks on my door or phone calls later on.

    Seeing as something minor as being on anti-anxiety meds can be reason to pull your license if not disclosed…well you get the picture.

    Hope you get that 1911, I’m not a big pistol guy but I’ve always had fun with them the odd time I’ve fired them.

  • Bob Z Moose

    Shooting has a therapeutic value, just like any other sport. I know when I stated practicing martial arts, it clears my mind from the stress of the day and any other things that are bugging me. It’s the same way when I’m busting clays and making cans dance (though I don’t get to do that as much as I would like to :( )

  • herpderpderp

    @Aaron aka Pimpley Bum

    I’ve pretty much given up on anything more then a SKS. :( Pistols sound fun, but it just isn’t worth it if the state is going to be watching me like a hawk.

    “Seeing as something minor as being on anti-anxiety meds can be reason to pull your license if not disclosed…well you get the picture.”

    How do they find out about that stuff? Does the doctor tell them or do they automatically have access to your medical records via court order or something?

  • http://disabledshooting.blogspot.com/ Aaron aka Pimpley Bum

    @herpderpderp

    I understand. I’m eyeing up a Kel-Tec 2000 for pistol type fun without the actual pistol. My wife is more into pistols then I am but she isn’t sure if she wants to go through another course, the ATT stuff and then another course from the club. You would think if you had the PAL already that an R-PAL application would just be a formality.

    Guess not.

    “How do they find out about that stuff? Does the doctor tell them or do they automatically have access to your medical records via court order or something?”

    No, someone would have to report you as a public safety concern or it would have to come up in the course of another investigation. They don’t have access to your medical records without a court order, that would be a pretty serious breach of confidentiality and ethics for the doctor.

    For that specific example I would actually expect just a fine.