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Old 01-29-2013, 01:01 PM
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Stupid Gun news of the day...


Plenty of it on both sides of the fence, easy to have a race to the bottom. Post your favorite news report here.

I'll lead with this AR-15 in Krogers. Perhaps he is a vegetarian out hunting
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:05 PM
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Sure, you make fun, but when was the last time you were charged by a rogue asparagus? Or stalked by a celery? You'd be damned glad to have serious firepower!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:18 PM
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Sure, you make fun, but when was the last time you were charged by a rogue asparagus? Or stalked by a celery? You'd be damned glad to have serious firepower!
Celery? We want to learn how to defend ourselves against celery, do we? Getting all high and mighty, eh? Fresh fruit not good enough for you eh? Well I'll tell you something my lad. When you're walking home tonight and some great homicidal maniac comes after you with a bunch of loganberries, don't come crying to me!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:27 PM
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Sure, you make fun, but when was the last time you were charged by a rogue asparagus? Or stalked by a celery? You'd be damned glad to have serious firepower!



I'm not worried. I still have my trusty Potato Gun.
















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Old 01-29-2013, 01:39 PM
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Wait, wait, wait.

I'm so confused. If a potato gun shoots potatoes, then what does an elephant gun shoot?
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:41 PM
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Wait, wait, wait.

I'm so confused. If a potato gun shoots potatoes, then what does an elephant gun shoot?
Image trying to store 5,000 rounds of ammo.
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Image trying to store 5,000 rounds of ammo.
Potato rounds. Mmmmm!
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Wait, wait, wait.

I'm so confused. If a potato gun shoots potatoes, then what does an elephant gun shoot?
And where do they get Baby Oil from?
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:48 PM
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And where do they get Baby Oil from?
Same place as Baby Powder which is the left over residue.
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I'm so confused. If a potato gun shoots potatoes, then what does an elephant gun shoot?
Never mind that. What's the potato gun for again?!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:37 AM
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Wait, wait, wait.

I'm so confused. If a potato gun shoots potatoes, then what does an elephant gun shoot?
I've got a rattlesnake gun I've got a rattlesnake gun I've got a rattlesnake gun!

Think about what an Aerosmith gun would shoot

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:52 AM
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David Waldman is keeping a running account of gun incidents at his Gun Fail blog at Daily Kos.

It's quite remarkable to see so many of these incidents collected in one place. I wonder if he'll have the fortitude to keep it up for long.

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/...f-GunFail-News
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I'm not worried. I still have my trusty Potato Gun
And I have my pea shooter.
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Sure, you make fun, but when was the last time you were charged by a rogue asparagus? Or stalked by a celery?
Never. *I* stalk THEM.
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I worked at the NRA. One of my primary jobs was to take phone calls from concerned citizens about their rights' in their respective states. What I really ended up doing was begging folks to please not bring their loaded firearms everywhere just to prove a point... it would not be the point we wanted proved, so to speak.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:48 PM
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I worked at the NRA. One of my primary jobs was to take phone calls from concerned citizens about their rights' in their respective states. What I really ended up doing was begging folks to please not bring their loaded firearms everywhere just to prove a point... it would not be the point we wanted proved, so to speak.
I would find it interesting if you wrote about your experience there.

Semi-related: yesterday they had Bob Costas on The Daily Show. I haven't watched the extended interview yet but I think he made the correct point by focusing on gun culture instead of technical or legal quibbles. The rampant paranoia for one's own safety, either from other citizens or from a supposed tyrannical government, doesn't reflect well on us as a society.

IMHO there's a lot more hay to be made in addressing why people feel they must be packing to feel safe, than in banning magazines used in a tiny fraction of killings. Sure, self defense is your prerogative, but whenever people are motivated by fear we need to continually re-evaluate whether we are being rational.
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I worked at the NRA. One of my primary jobs was to take phone calls from concerned citizens about their rights' in their respective states. What I really ended up doing was begging folks to please not bring their loaded sig rattler firearms everywhere just to prove a point... it would not be the point we wanted proved, so to speak.
But I live in NYC and according to Fox News, that means I've been shot 9 times while typing this.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:48 PM
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Wow, that's awful - how many people did he kill?
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:16 PM
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Wow, that's awful - how many people did he kill?
Oh, is that the definition of "stupid" now? The thread's not called "Evil gun news of the day".
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:20 PM
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Oh, is that the definition of "stupid" now? The thread's not called "Evil gun news of the day".
Yeah, evidently we can only define something done with a gun as stupid if there is actual death resulting from it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:50 PM
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Yeah, evidently we can only define something done with a gun as stupid if there is actual death resulting from it.
Here's one I came across earlier. Man kills a 22yr-old guy who pulled into wrong driveway. Killed him as he was trying to get the fuck out of the driveway, too. Of course, his 'defense' is he thought his home was being invaded, so he goes OUTSIDE to shoot him. After he fired a stray round into the air, and maybe injuring someone else in his masculine fantasy world. God Bless America! Right?

The homeowner is a chickenshit who should shoot one more round - into his own head, of course. That would be the smartest thing possible for such proud-to-own-gun persons. I bet he lacks the moral courage to self-enforce his own death penalty.

Anyone want to show how much safer we all are with such upstanding citizens ready to murder anyone crossing into their fantasy lands?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:16 PM
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I saw that earlier too. Considering the kid he killed was an immigrant from Colombia and the old guy is claiming he feared his home was being invaded, I'll be surprised if anything happens to him at all.
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Wow, that's awful - how many people did he kill?
I take it that your point is that if he did not kill anyone, or intend to kill anyone, then "no harm, no foul", is that correct? Any everyone is just making a big deal out of nothing?


Well, for the shoppers in the store, how were they supposed to determine what was in the mind of the man with the gun? Was he a patriot exercising his rights? Was he looking for suicide by cop? Was he about to hold up the store? Was he recently divorced and depressed and was going to kill as many people as possible?

How were the people in the store to know?

So I believe they were right to call 911. I don't think they were feeling particularly happy at this point.

Once the police arrived, they drew their guns. How were they to know what was in this man's mind? (see list above) Were the police correct to do this? I believe they were. I hope there were no other police matters that needed them at that moment.

Bottom line.... So nobody was killed - that is a good thing. So was this "no harm, no foul"? No, in my opinion it was not. Harm was caused by this doofus.
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I take it that your point is that if he did not kill anyone, or intend to kill anyone, then "no harm, no foul", is that correct? Any everyone is just making a big deal out of nothing?
No, my point is that all we've heard for the last several weeks is that the only reason anyone would want to own an AR-15 is because they want to kill people with it, so I naturally assumed he went into the store guns a'blazin'.

You know why those people were probably freaked out? 1.5 months of 24-7 hysteria-inducing hype, especially and particularly about that type of gun. You can't get away from it in the news, no matter your source, so everyone is hyper-sensative to an AR-15. I'd be willing to bet most of those people didn't even know what one WAS before this all started.

That's the point - man with AR-15 kills nobody, and is in fact completely and legally within his rights to do what he did, but is a huge idiot nonetheless. All he did was feed into the mass hysteria, so I do fault him for that - but he had help.

People always talk about others seeking fame from over-publicized incidents - do you think he would have done this without all the recent coverage? NO, he was an idiot trying to make a point - which will be completely drown out by the indignity and fear mongering from one side of the debate. For instance, how many "Stupid Gun News of the Day" stories/threads there were on the intarwebs prior to Sandy Hook?

So yes, this is VERY stupid gun news, on many fronts.

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I'll nominate the idiots who heckled the parent of a dead Sandy Hook child while he was holding a picture of his dead son. I'm surprised they didn't picket the funerals.

This reminds me of when all the people with pilot's licences heckled the survivors of the 9/11 attacks, because airplanes don't kill people, terrorists kill people.

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I'll nominate the idiots who heckled the parent of a dead Sandy Hook child while he was holding a picture of his dead son. I'm surprised they didn't picket the funerals.

This reminds me of when all the people with pilot's licences heckled the survivors of the 9/11 attacks, because airplanes don't kill people, terrorists kill people.

http://www.businessinsider.com/gun-a...-father-2013-1
Did you watch the video? He didn't get heckled. He asked a question to the audience, waited in silence (during which nobody spoke up), then prompted the audience a second time, after which a couple people piped up and were then silenced by the moderator.
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You know why those people were probably freaked out?
Because a man showed up showing off a lethal weapon when he had no rational reason to do so. He wasn't a cop, he wasn't a soldier, he wasn't leaving a gun store, he wasn't hunting. Fear is the rational response to someone like that. He's lucky that there weren't any of his fellow Second Amendment fanatics around who decided to be "heroic" and shoot him.

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People always talk about others seeking fame from over-publicized incidents - do you think he would have done this without all the recent coverage?
Quite possibly; gun fetishists get off on scaring people. They're bullies at heart. Scum.
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Because a man showed up showing off a lethal weapon when he had no rational reason to do so. He wasn't a cop, he wasn't a soldier, he wasn't leaving a gun store, he wasn't hunting. Fear is the rational response to someone like that. He's lucky that there weren't any of his fellow Second Amendment fanatics around who decided to be "heroic" and shoot him.

Quite possibly; gun fetishists get off on scaring people. They're bullies at heart. Scum.
Fear is not a rational response unless you've been trained to be afraid of guns, or more importantly people who carry them. He wasn't showing off, he was (again, important point) completely and legally carring his rifle on his shoulder - and being a complete moron in the process. We do not know if he was a "fetishist", bully, or scum, but being an idiot isn't illegal either.

Then again, having been following your posts on the wider matter at hand, I'd expect no less from you.
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I'll lead with this AR-15 in Krogers. Perhaps he is a vegetarian out hunting
Shocking!! I didn't realize Krogers was still in business.
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Shocking!! I didn't realize Krogers was still in business.
I was just getting ready to point and laugh at the extra "s". I feel like my Grandmother wrote the OP.

But, yeah, Kroger is one of the biggest retailers in the United States. You could say they're still in business.

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I was just getting ready to point and laugh at the extra "s". I feel like my Grandmother wrote the OP.

But, yeah, Kroger is one of the biggest retailers in the United States. You could say they're still in business.
a protracted labor strike in 1983 and 1984. During the strike, Kroger withdrew all of its stores from the Western Pennsylvania market, including some recently opened "superstores" and "greenhouses".

Heh. I remember Krogers from my childhood...
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Yep.

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Perhaps he is a vegetarian out hunting
"Vegetarian" is an Indian word for "Can't hunt, can't fish, can't cook."
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