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    Angry I was asked to change my screen saver...

    Ok our company just went through a buy out and our new department director is flying in from Colorado tomorrow. Well, one of our cubical walls is a glass wall. Everyone put some kind of personal poster up to block the view. It just happens that a silhouette target fits rather nicely. I also have the following pic set as my computer wall paper.



    So today my manager came up to me and said it would be a good idea the take the target down and change my wall paper. At least until the new director leaves. Maybe I'm making a big deal about nothing but it kind of pissed me off that its ok for my other co-workers to leave personal pics of fish, their pets, golf greens, sport pics, aviation pics, ect. But I have to change mine just because it's me shooting. I have not decided if I'm taking it down or not. I just feel its wrong to single one person out and ask them to take down personal belongings but allow others to leave there's up.

    Ok sorry guys just needed to vent.
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    Sounds like a violation of your 1A right! Pick your battles, but in any case, the ACLU may be able to help you. The photo of you shooting is a legitimate sporting photo. It would be the same as if you were on the golf course taking a golf swing. As for the target, as long as it doesn't depict any type of violence towards people (like names on the target, bullet holes in with stuff like "you're next", etc, there should be no problem. You seem like a sensible kind of guy who would have a solid, unused target in the area that you described, so I see no problem with your exhibit of your enthusiasm in your hobby. It's too bad that there are these "fearful" folks in society. Maybe you should take up cooking and put up a spread of some high quality chef knives.




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    It depends how much you like your job

    If you want to see what kind of new director you have you could leave it up. Now on the other hand he may be one of us. You never know.
    Now for that picture, how do you get a large picture up there I seem to only be able to upload 98 k max?
    Your help would be greatly appreciated...
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    I am not so sure the ACLU would help. They are pretty good at siding with anyone who is left of center or anti- Christian but having something to do with shooting is most likely to far right for their likeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I am not so sure the ACLU would help. They are pretty good at siding with anyone who is left of center or anti- Christian but having something to do with shooting is most likely to far right for their likeing.
    They've actually helped a couple of our local gun enthusiasts here in Hawaii. It was all on a "hush hush" basis, but in the end, they were actually helpful.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulIcemanMc View Post
    If you want to see what kind of new director you have you could leave it up. Now on the other hand he may be one of us. You never know.
    Now for that picture, how do you get a large picture up there I seem to only be able to upload 98 k max?
    Your help would be greatly appreciated...
    PaulIcemanMc start by creating an account on photobucket.com (its free). Then upload the pics from your computer to photobucket.com. After it is uploaded the pic will have a Image link under it. Just copy and past it into your post. That should let you post larger pics.
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    Ok the target did have bullet holes from one of our lunch time range visits. So since it is a human shaped target I did take that one down. But I replaced it with a bullseye target. There should not be anything offensive about that. As far as the my wallpaper, I see nothing wrong with it so it stays.

    That would be great if the new director ended up being one of us!
    "When Government fears the people, it's liberty. When people fear the Government, it's tyranny."
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  9. I got your back

    You do as you see fit you have a good head on your shoulders. I would tell them if mine goes everyones goes. Make everone put up the same one like a conpany logo. It is not right to pick you out.

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    You know some people do get very weird around guns. It's your choice to argue but, I don't think anyone was being offensive. Maybe the boss was just giving you a heads up to look out for you.

    You, me and everyone else on this site views a 9 Iron as a deadly weapon AND a piece of sporting equipment just like your AR-15. Doesn't mean everyone else agrees and the market is not in an ideal shape to go looking for a new job.

    It's jacked up. I know. I agree. What's more important RIGHT NOW, your belief in our rights, or your mortage payment?

    Just my $.02
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    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis View Post
    You know some people do get very weird around guns. It's your choice to argue but, I don't think anyone was being offensive. Maybe the boss was just giving you a heads up to look out for you.

    You, me and everyone else on this site views a 9 Iron as a deadly weapon AND a piece of sporting equipment just like your AR-15. Doesn't mean everyone else agrees and the market is not in an ideal shape to go looking for a new job.

    It's jacked up. I know. I agree. What's more important RIGHT NOW, your belief in our rights, or your mortage payment?

    Just my $.02

    Speaking about folks being "weird" around guns. A new cashier was hired at the range I work at. The cashier that was training him asked about regular citizens being able to shoot hollow point ammunition. She told me that she heard that only military and law enforcement were able to have hollow points. I pulled out my back up magazine from my duty belt to show her my hollow point ammunition. At this point, the new guy ducked behind the counter. I asked the guy what was wrong, and he told me that he's afraid of guns. After realizing that I had only a magazine in my hand, and my gun was still holstered, he got back up from behind the counter.

    Don't know why a guy who's afraid of guns would want to work at a gun range.




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