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I am not one of the "government is trying to kill everyone" conspiracist I honestly dont think "The Man" gives a crap about me. But I just bought a new remington bolt action rifle yesterday and while I was filling out the warranty information form I noticed some of the questions were really nosey. I wondered why someone would need this information?

You give basic information first...name, address, phone number and email, etc.
Here are the questions:

Where do you hunt?

What are the outdoor interests in your household?

This Remington® just purchased will be used for?

This Remington® just purchased will be primarily used for:

How many other Remington® Firearms do you own?

Which do you use the Internet for?

Below are the questions that have my ears pointed.

Marital Status:

Including yourself, what is the total number of people living in your household? (examples: 01, 02, 03...)

Date of birth of children in your household (18 and younger)

For your primary residence, do you own or rent?

What type of vehicle do you drive most often?

Do you own a dog?

Why would someone need this information? Thoughts?
 

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This is so remington can understand who buys their products, why, and what they use them for and where. Nosy? Kinda if you think about it like this, but in short, its only designed for their advertisement teams to know their customers inside and out so they know how to better market their products.
 

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This is so remington can understand who buys their products, why, and what they use them for and where. Nosy? Kinda if you think about it like this, but in short, its only designed for their advertisement teams to know their customers inside and out so they know how to better market their products.
Yep. If they did an actual focus group they'd pay through the nose. They get information from you for free. :)
 

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My thoughts are don't answer these questions. They are most likely marketing based questions but even so why tell them an answer if it makes you uncomfortable? All our guns are unregistered. I do not believe in gun registration. I would like to CC but I will not because I donot want to have to register it. I don't want to be on anyone's list.
 

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No one needs all that information, it does seem nosey. I'd only put my name and address on there, you do not have to fill the entire thing out.
I didnt either. I'm glad it wasnt required.
 

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I always chuckle when I'm filling out the legal doc for a hand gun purchase...going down the checklist there's questions like:

Are you a member of a known terrorist group?

um...let's see...maybe check 'No' on that one...gawd is our govt that stupid that they have made gun laws like this?!
 

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My thoughts are don't answer these questions. They are most likely marketing based questions but even so why tell them an answer if it makes you uncomfortable? All our guns are unregistered. I do not believe in gun registration. I would like to CC but I will not because I donot want to have to register it. I don't want to be on anyone's list.
I usually dont, but I wanted the warranty for this particular rifle.
 

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I always chuckle when I'm filling out the legal doc for a hand gun purchase...going down the checklist there's questions like:

Are you a member of a known terrorist group?

um...let's see...maybe check 'No' on that one...gawd is our govt that stupid that they have made gun laws like this?!
No, that is done so that if someone does break the law, that's just one more charge they can bring.
And as far as those warranty cards, on the occasions that I have bought new firearms, those cards went into the drawer with the instruction booklet.
 

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How I would have filled it out.


Where do you hunt? State Parks and Animal Preserves. I also adopt dogs then hunt them for sport. It's probably cruel to use dogs to track dogs.

What are the outdoor interests in your household? Streaking down Capital Blvd in Raleigh, and burning things. I like to burn things.

This Remington® just purchased will be used for? Gift for this kid I met. He seemed real depressed, so I figure this rifle will cheer him up.

This Remington® just purchased will be primarily used for: Well, I'd like to think it will be used for hunting, but the kid started to walk back to his school, so I dunno.

How many other Remington® Firearms do you own? None... no 20.. I don't remember. I didn't take my meds today.

Which do you use the Internet for? Porn, Stealing Music, and living vicariously through my other screen name Amy24.

Marital Status: Two. They don't know about each other yet. And one doesn't know about me. She's in a Coma, but in the State of NC, it's legal.

Including yourself, what is the total number of people living in your household? (examples: 01, 02, 03...) Apple.

Date of birth of children in your household (18 and younger) Should I know their date of birth? I feel bad...

For your primary residence, do you own or rent? Neither. I find houses for sale, move in and squat.

What type of vehicle do you drive most often? I hitch hike.

Do you own a dog? No, but she owns me.
 

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This is so remington can understand who buys their products, why, and what they use them for and where. Nosy? Kinda if you think about it like this, but in short, its only designed for their advertisement teams to know their customers inside and out so they know how to better market their products.
It's just market research. For instance, if most people who buy Remington own a dog, that suggests Remington should consider adding dog-related products to their line.
 
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Remington is now all but owned by China. Other than the fire arms which are assembled here, everything they endorse is a Chinese import.

They call them "official Remington Licensed product". Which means they sell their name to whom ever is willing to pay for an already diminished credibility.

BTW, they already sell dog merchandise. For them to ask, is a gate way to assume you wouldn't mind them sending you promo crap.

Just think hunters. Your dog can also look like a Walmart Hunting section vomited on it.
 

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It's just market research. For instance, if most people who buy Remington own a dog, that suggests Remington should consider adding dog-related products to their line.
That's exactly all it is. But if a government-agency was asking all those same questions on some firearm-related form, then I'd be worried as hell.
 

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This may sound like a "conspiracy" theory, but some of those questions COULD be used to facilitate a gun grab if they so chose to do so. Think about it, the vehicle question, if you own a dog question, the question about ages of your children.

And this done perhaps under the guise of innocent-sounding questions by Remington.
It almost seems as though they are gathering info for a possible raid if need be, and what they would expect to face.
I sincerely hope that those that said that it's a marketing angle, are correct. Not time for a tin foil hat, but this IS something to watch closely.
 

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the last census I filled out (2 census ago) I put down all my pets as people with ages and names etc. Although the government was claiming that they don't sell your info within 6 months I started recieving marketing materials geared toward my "children", Elvis Pressley age 12, Buddy Holly age 3, and Tina Turner age 7 now tell me the government is not tracking & sharing your info.
 

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My thoughts are don't answer these questions. They are most likely marketing based questions but even so why tell them an answer if it makes you uncomfortable? All our guns are unregistered. I do not believe in gun registration. I would like to CC but I will not because I do not want to have to register it. I don't want to be on anyone's list.
Let me give you some inside information. The govt is not after your particular weapons, period. With all the millions of guns bought each year do you actually think the feds got their eyes on you in particular? No, they do not, do you think the US will conform like australia for a mass turn in? Perhaps, but this is america, with every other home owning a weapon do you actually think they have the manpower to come and get your weapons? No, they donot, for if an announcement were to be made about turning in your guns or else, seriously what do you think will happen? An all out downfall of the Govt itself. Australia fell only due to lack of founding history and now they have gun control, can they own them? Yes, but its more controlled, will this happen in america without an uprising? No.

I happen to know someone who is connected to one of the top 10 arms dealers in the world, and when I showed hesitation about owning class 3 weapons or class 2, they simply told me, that with all the others out there that own Class 3 or 2 out there, if they come after you, this means the US has already started to implode and the odds of them picking your house first for confiscation is in the billions, and when the balloon goes up, the war has started, the collapse of america has begun and its every man for themselves. Does this NOT make sense? They simply do not have the room in the country to harbor american prisoners against gun confiscation in this country, nor do the have the body bags to supply the Govt for when big brother comes pounding at your door. Unless the UN arrives on our shores like Omaha beach, stop being so scared.
 

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This may sound like a "conspiracy" theory, but some of those questions COULD be used to facilitate a gun grab if they so chose to do so. Think about it, the vehicle question, if you own a dog question, the question about ages of your children.

And this done perhaps under the guise of innocent-sounding questions by Remington.
It almost seems as though they are gathering info for a possible raid if need be, and what they would expect to face.
I sincerely hope that those that said that it's a marketing angle, are correct. Not time for a tin foil hat, but this IS something to watch closely.
I am a LEO, dont be so paranoid, its not like what you think, we get info first and nothing like this has even graze us.
 

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the last census I filled out (2 census ago) I put down all my pets as people with ages and names etc. Although the government was claiming that they don't sell your info within 6 months I started recieving marketing materials geared toward my "children", Elvis Pressley age 12, Buddy Holly age 3, and Tina Turner age 7 now tell me the government is not tracking & sharing your info.
HAhahahaha!

Actually I think the feds have been pretty up front about the fact that census material is made public.
 

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Hard to tell where the information goes , but giving too much info to some one asking for it is always a red flag , always , always .
It doesn't matter if it's remington or radio shack , my business is just that my business.
It's not the company all the time but the oppurtunist working for the company slezing the oppurtunity.
 
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