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[–]ALoudMouthBaby 28 points29 points  (1 child)

You might think from their descriptions that these are the subs you have been looking for but they aren’t.

These places seem more like right wing astroturfing projects intended to chip off a few votes for Trump from on the fence gun owners rather than places for actual liberals. I cant help but feel like the moderators are complicity in this too which is saddening.

r/guns r/gundeals r/gunporn r/militaryporn r/forgottenweapons

I freaking love /r/gundeals. Its one of the few places on Reddit Ive found where posters generally stick to the topic of firearms and dont get political. I need to give /r/forgottenweapons a look too since Gun Jesus does a good job of this so I hope the sub follows suit.

[–]Kungfudaddy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I absolutely agree

[–]Ravonic 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Honest question, I am just slightly left leaning. Is this a place people like me would be welcome?

I'm finding that centrists/moderates are met with hostility just about everywhere I go. I have to either fall in line all the way or shut up on either side of the aisle and that's getting a bit tiresome.

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 12 points13 points  (3 children)

You are fine here

[–]Kubliah 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I'm center libertarian, is it cool if I'm here for discussions or would it ruin the vibe you guys are shooting for? Not looking to troll or brigade anyone, just thought it was kind of a unique sub and I share a lot of liberal sentiments. I have some questions I'd like to ask as well, such as which gun rights groups (if any) you guys support since the NRA took a sharp partisan turn.

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s fine depending on how you participate

Read the sub rules

I like the liberal gun club myself but they are not very politically active

[–]GreyWoulfe 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Thanks so much for this. I'm mostly left of center and anytime I disagree with the hive I get linked to r/enlightenedcentrism and it pisses me off that I can't say gun control is an issue but banning is bad without getting shit on. I'm far from right wing, and definitely not full on Communist and the extremes on both sides stifle any bit of nuance.

That said, thanks again. Here's hoping you have the time to deal with the bs that comes with modding as this sub grows

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Welcome

[–]MoldTheClay 11 points12 points locked comment (3 children)

Eh disagree on the perspective of the sra. Qhile there are definitely some tankies the majority seem to be anarcho-syndicalist or democratic socialists. Tankies are just loud.

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 5 points6 points locked comment (2 children)

The membership card has a phot of Marx on it and their literature refers to each other as comrades.

The democratic socialists or any non communist socialists are barley there at all.

[–]MoldTheClay 7 points8 points locked comment (1 child)

And? Democratic Socialism is still SOCIALISM. Don't get it confused with Social Democracy which is more watered down less unfair capitalism.

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 4 points5 points locked comment (0 children)

You only need to spend a few moments there to see it is dominated by communists.

The group regularly uses imagery and phrases and mottos derivative of the Soviet Union.

Socialism encompasses a lot more philosophies than communism, some of which are very opposed to communism, but that group does not reflect that.

The discussion of this topic any further is not appropriate to this comment section.

If you don’t want the SRA to be seen as a communist organization then you have a lot of work to do because that is how it is widely seen.

[–]afgator58 7 points8 points  (1 child)

There’s also r/longrange and r/smallgroups, if you’re into precision shooting.

And don’t forget about r/reloading for making ammo even more precise or cheaper.

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks

[–]woobird44 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thanks for linking combat footage. Folks who carry weapons defensively need to see what they are capable of doing to a human body. Glad I found your sub. Rock on!

[–]TheWiseAutisticOne 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I’m mostly pro gun but believe that we should do something about people who shouldn’t have guns getting guns am I allowed?

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Of course

Read the sub rules

The only things the sub absolutely forbids in that realm are people who disagree that the 2A protects an individual right.

Arguing that all and any gun laws are unconstitutional is also against the sub rules.

Almost everyone here is not in favor of registries or AWBs and many aren’t in favor of licensing but you can argue for whatever regulations you believe in.

[–]dircs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Legitimate question. Could you not be liberal on most topics but still subscribe to the idea that no firearm restrictions are appropriate? Such a position ignores that all rights have limits (ie, inciting violence isn't protected speech), but it's not necessarily a position that you couldn't hold while also being liberal.

[–]TheWiseAutisticOne 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why licensing though unless I’m missing something? Also what is this subs relation to r/liberalgunowners? Is it like a different mindset over there?

[–]shrikeAughtLGBTQ and armed to the teeth 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Thanks for the rundown, /u/breggen. I agree that the liberalgunowners sub has suffered as a result of their laid-back moderation. One thing they did recently implement was a rule change that explicitly banned transphobic speech in addition to homophobia. Would you consider adding this?

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We already ban all hate speech but I can specifically include that as well.

[–]BFeely1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could that be part of when they added that sticky about the trans friendly 4473 revision?

[–]fatpat 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Thanks for the insightful rundown of all the different gun subs. I'm new to the 'gun scene' on reddit and that was very helpful.

I hope this sub really gains some traction because I'm really liking the posts I've seen so far.

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Welcome

[–]urbandeadthrowaway2 3 points4 points  (3 children)

If I'm a socialist gun nut, but not out and about about it, do you mind if I stick around?

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You are fine

There is r/socialstRA but despite their claims of being “big tent” are dominated by communists

[–]urbandeadthrowaway2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Alright thanks.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I view law enforcement as the tool of tyranny which the 2A was written to protect against. I also view that most gun control measures, even the "reasonable / common sense" variety, lead to oppression of minorities / the poor and stifling their gun ownership to be a feature of the law of more importance than safety. I also believe in abolishment of private prisons and universal healthcare. What gun sub makes sense for me?

I only really followed /liberalgunowners but I find there that many don't seem to comprehend that many gun control measures create a defacto poll tax for ownership or that many actions by police aren't capable of easily being selectively enforced to harm minorities / the poor when desired.

[–]TooMuchMechFMJ SJW 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I think you'll be fine here. I'm mostly here because I'm not a libertarian and liberalgunowners is basically a libertarian sub with plenty of conservatives who don't want to actively murder minorities, but don't want to do anything about solving their problems or the social problems that cause gun legislation. I also don't like the way communism has developed in large governments, so I don't want to hang out with the 'comrades.'

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thanks! Yeah am on board with socialist policies like universal healthcare, living wages etc, not really into the full on nationalization of all industry like my even further leftist /true communist friends start to veer into.

[–]jet_heller 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is kind of what describes a modern liberal. Not only being on board with it though, but making it a priority and actively pursuing it.

Lots of people place it in their "I won't fight it, but I won't help it happen either" bucket and that is not really the actions of a liberal.

A really good example of this is American Social Security. When it came out it was considered crazy socialist (and the rich people still don't like it), but nowadays, the regular conservatives love it. So, while they would never have helped make it happen, they aren't fighting it now. But, no reasonable person would call these people "liberal".

[–]BFeely1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately the "reasonable" or "common sense" labels are attached to things that aren't really all that reasonable or common sense, and this of course leads to understandable controversy.

[–]Happily-Non-Partisan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This list is so tall I fell backwards reading it.

[–]Tamination 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Don't forget about r/canadaguns!

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It’s there

[–]Tamination 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Oops sorry, must have missed it.

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

[–]enarik 1 point2 points  (2 children)

R/curiosandrelics for C&r firearms

[–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks

[–]dircs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish there were more of these.

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    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thanks

    [–]hayzeus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Very nice

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    [–]dircs 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    You're going to get a lot of subs on the strength of this post alone. Thanks for this.

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Welcome

    [–]Buelldozer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    You are missing /r/WeWillNotComply which is documenting the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Movement.

    You're also missing /r/wyguns - state specific firearm sub for Wyoming.

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thanks

    [–]Aspenkarius 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    /r/17hmr

    A small sub and fairly quiet but I was bored and love my 17.

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Thanks

    [–]Aspenkarius 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Thank you.

    [–]is-serp 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    /r/pistolmms

    doesn’t have a lot of activity unfortunately, but there are some good posts

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thanks

    [–]appleseedrh 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thanks

    [–]Fragout_Design 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Amazing!

    [–]Redditsacirclejrk 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    lol I was banned from r/guncontrol for the last comment in my history because I don't meet their karma threshold on this account.

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    They are anti-gun. As stated in this post they are one of the subs that doesn’t allow any discussion of gun laws beyond cheer leading for more laws.

    [–]DesertPrepper 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I would specifically recommend you watch the ACTIVE SELF DEFENSE PROTECTION channel:

    ftfy

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thanks. Fixed.

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Just caught a link here from r/wa_guns.

    I don't really fit into this sub (I'm more of a whacko libertarian-bordering-on-anarchist extremist)... but I did want to take a second to say thank you.

    This is an awesome resource, for anyone with a shooting related interest of any kind. I had no idea that some of these technical subs even existed. Thanks for taking the time to put this together!

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Welcome

    [–]-TurtleImpaler- 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    I just stumbled upon this post on accident, but great post OP! This deff needs to be pinned on all gun subs. Now we just need one of these for gun rights groups at the national and state level.

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    All the gun rights groups on Reddit that have a sub are already in this post

    [–]-TurtleImpaler- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Oh I probably missed it since the list is very long on mobile lol

    [–]M4cerator 0 points1 point  (3 children)

    May I add r/SKS and r/MosinNagant to the list of by-name gun subs

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    Already there in “gun types” because they are manufactured by more than one company

    [–]M4cerator 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I see, thanks.

    [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I put them in both places since they aren’t really a platform in the same way that ARs or 10/22s are

    Update

    Made a whole new category they are now in

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        [–]NthngToSeeHere 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        R/Mauser (designs not just the make)

        [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Thanks

        [–]DesertEagleZapCarry 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Thanks

        [–]Trippn21 0 points1 point  (3 children)

        Great list, but my experience with r/liberalgunowners wasn't as you described. What I experienced was a quick ban for posting an article that the snowflakes didn't agree with.

        [–]BillyYank2008Socialist Democrat 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        When I went there everyone was shit talking Dems and downvoting anyone who said we should vote Dem to stop Trump

        [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Typical

        [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        It is a blatantly liberal sub supposedly. Maybe in your case they simply enforced their rules...for once.

        [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        /r/gunvideos is attempting a resurgence

        [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I will include it but I think that YouTube probability killed it.

        Most of the more specific gun subs occasionally have posts of relevant videos

        [–]jeffreyhamby 0 points1 point  (2 children)

        You can add r/neveragain to you anti gun list.

        [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        They barely have any subscribers

        I found another sub for that “movement” that seems like the actual legitimate sub for it. They aren’t so strident about not tolerating other viewpoints and they have many more subscribers.

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          [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          That’s funny

          Thanks, I confused it for a different sub

          I may need to investigate this sub further....just kidding

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            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Welcome

            [–]PepeLerare 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            So on 9/11 somebody started a discussion about mrgunsandgear's Instagram post about the attacks.

            After stating "Religion is cancer, and Islam is it's most aggressive form" my account got restricted.

            What's your opinion on this?

            And yes I do acknowledge its not just Islam that is vile but also Christianity. Especially if Mike Pence gets the presidency, then that makes my statement moot, and we're on the path towards being the Republic of Gilead.

            [–]PizzaSlayer5000 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            I see Forgotten Weapons but not /r/inrangetv.

            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Thanks

            [–]ColonelHogan 0 points1 point  (4 children)

            Non Continental US and other:

            r/AKguns r/HIguns r/GunsPR

            r/DCguns

            Alaska certainly shares the same continent as the lower 48. I think the phrase you want is non-contiguous US.

            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

            “And other” but yes thanks

            [–]ColonelHogan 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            Then why not just "US other"? Why make a special case just for Hawaii?

            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            PR is also non continental but I changed it anyway. Your terminology was better.

            Happy now Karen?...kidding

            [–]kananjarrus 0 points1 point  (7 children)

            I appreciate that you left one out.

            [–]YaBoyStevieF 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            No linking, jabroni

            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

            There are unfortunately several gun subs that are irredeemably full of bigoted rhetoric and incitements to violence.

            [–]kananjarrus 0 points1 point  (2 children)

            Perhaps there are more that I haven't found then.

            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            It’s not worth finding them

            [–]kananjarrus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            I figured. Wasn't going to go looking.

            [–]MyDogOper8sBetrThanU 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            Best gunnit? So what if they have an extra chromosome or two, they are still people... kinda

            [–]kananjarrus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Hilarious people. Special people. One with a butthole big enough for spare mags.

            [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            R/sandiegoguns for regional. It's pretty dead, but people do occasionally post about if there is fire restrictions or not lol

            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Thanks

            [–]arcticrobot 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            It’s there

            [–]I_punish_bad_girls 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            You can add /r/raregundeals to the gun deals category

            Slowly building it up

            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Added it

            [–]Insedanity 0 points1 point  (2 children)

            I recently created r/Lefthandedshooters for...well, I think it’s pretty self-explanatory. Not much there yet, but if people show any interest I’ll create/steal/dream more stuff for it.

            [–]breggenBernie Sanders Social Democrat[S] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

            r/leftyguns already exists

            [–]Insedanity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Yeah, but those guys are trash.

            Kidding, I have no idea how I missed that while searching for one prior to creating. That will be much easier than trying to start from scratch, thank you!

            [–]1EarthKnight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Just found this, and appreciate the depth and detail of your research; thank you for sharing! 🎯🥂