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 Post subject: Did FZ own a gun?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:58 am 
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I was just wondering if there's any mention by FZ himself owning a gun or others saying he had a gun. I don't imagine him ever using it or being into it but owning one for safety.
I say this because after the man came to his house with a gun and threatened him in the late 60's, the Rainbow theater incident and the death threats he got in 1988 he would have one in a locked box in his house just in case.

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 Post subject: Re: Did FZ own a gun?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:25 am 
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He didn't need a gun. He had Smothers.

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That gun incident led to him moving to the new house which was much more secure and jp is right, he seemed to always have good security personnel with him (Smothers, etc.). I don't remember him ever talking about guns pro or con except that it was stupid for hippies to put flowers in them.


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 Post subject: Re: Did FZ own a gun?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:35 am 
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Who can say?

I've posted this before but have a look anyway.

Jump to 9:30 section of this interview.

This just mentions him shooting at a can. (fact?) He enjoyed explosives as a kid so... The bit about the NRA membership sounds like bull droppings. Farner appears to be lying.(Notice eye shift) Sounds like he ends a good memory with a new fabrication.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INYedEqtSVk

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... bang bang bang

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then the sucker just laughed 'n said: put it away ...

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 Post subject: Re: Did FZ own a gun?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:42 pm 
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Very interesting interview. I believe the story about shooting the cans. I've been to america and shot many guns and it's certainly thrilling but I don't see FZ being an N.R.A member. I do see him more and more as a gun owner in his later life when he was saying he was a practical conservative.

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