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Old 06-13-2019, 11:16 PM
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Lucky they were both armed.
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:09 AM
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I would put this in Positive Gun News, since two idiot gun owners shot and killed each other, but I am not allowed to post in that thread anymore:
I can't imagine why.

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Marine veteran shot and killed while trying to apologize in road rage encounter

Headline is deceiving because the Marine got out of his car to "apologize", a passenger in the other car pulled out a gun, then the Marine pulled out HIS gun, and they shot and killed each other.
An armed society is a polite society. It's just that some people don't know how to accept an apology.
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:30 AM
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A tragedy, to be sure, but part of the price we all must pay for being able to kill the Bad Guys:
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GRAY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old shot a 2-year-old sibling at a Georgia home while playing with a gun and now the children’s uncle has been charged.

News outlets report the children found the gun in the home Wednesday and were playing with it when it discharged. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says the 2-year-old was shot in the head and is in critical condition.

Authorities charged 18-year-old Darius Johnson with reckless conduct and theft.

Jones County Sheriff’s Captain Jimmy Black says the gun was stolen during a burglary about two weeks ago.
If only the 2-year-old could have defended himself ...
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:36 AM
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A tragedy, to be sure, but part of the price we all must pay for being able to kill the Bad Guys: If only the 2-year-old could have defended himself ...
Well, you're almost right. On the right track at least. If only there had been a teacher in the room to shoot the 18 year old in the face before the baby could get killed. That is the optimum outcome (we are told).
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:51 AM
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A tragedy, to be sure, but part of the price we all must pay for being able to kill the Bad Guys: If only the 2-year-old could have defended himself ...
We should immediately embark on a campaign to arm all 2-year-olds.

After all, an armed society is a polite society.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:34 AM
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By definition, the dead guy is always the bad guy. So, both of them.
They both took out a bad guy, so aren't each of them also good guys?
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:24 PM
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A tragedy, to be sure, but part of the price we all must pay for being able to kill the Bad Guys: If only the 2-year-old could have defended himself ...
I've mentioned this before, but that could have been my kids. My brother, as he was nearing the end of his life, lived with my mom. My kids were over there often. When my brother died, we cleaned out his room and found a loaded revolver under his bed. My kids loved my brother and liked hanging out in his room. Miserable fucker could have got them killed. Of all the things I hate my brother for, that's right at the top.
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We should immediately embark on a campaign to arm all 2-year-olds.
Well here is a 2 year old who did arm himself (he found a gun in his grandmother's purse). Unfortunately she failed to teach him proper gun-handling techniques--so he pointed the gun in the wrong direction--and killed himself:
https://www.greenvilleonline.com/sto...nt/1526384001/

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Old 06-24-2019, 07:14 AM
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How the hell can someone say "We're probably one of the safest families around as far as weapons" immediately after a 2 year old found their gun and shot himself in the face?

Morons.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:20 AM
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Maybe they are.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:11 AM
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Maybe they are.
morons. Yes.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:28 AM
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morons. Yes.
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I know I'm preaching to the choir here but I find it sad that so many incidents of criminals having guns and then being shot to death by potential victims with guns is somehow considered positive gun news.
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I know I'm preaching to the choir here but I find it sad that so many incidents of criminals having guns and then being shot to death by potential victims with guns is somehow considered positive gun news.
It's positive because shooting somebody is totally awesome! People don't carry guns around with the hopes that they DON'T get to shoot somebody.
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ISTM it comes from the Good Guy / Bad Guy filter that distorts their view of the world and the people in it - if the Bad Guy gets shot, that's Positive Gun News.

But any time they're asked how to tell the difference between Good and Bad Guys, they all either ignore it or just run away. Ambiguity and complexity literally scare them. Old cowboy movies are comforting.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:02 PM
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ISTM it comes from the Good Guy / Bad Guy filter that distorts their view of the world and the people in it - if the Bad Guy gets shot, that's Positive Gun News.
What's strange is that if TWO bad guys get shot, it's NOT Positive Gun News for some reason.
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Ms. Courtney Irby was jailed for burglary, for entering her estranged husband's apartment, collecting his arsenal and delivering the weapons to the Lakeland police department.
On 14 June, following a divorce court meeting, Mr Irby was arrested for domestic aggravated battery after he allegedly ran his wife's vehicle off the road and hit her car with his own … Mrs Irby told officers she feared for her life during the incident and had requested restraining orders
Florida does not restrict domestic abusers (of which Mr. Irby has been accused) or those with related restraining orders from possessing firearms. But federal law does. It remains an open question as to what should be allowed in a case like this.
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A tragedy, to be sure, but part of the price we all must pay for being able to kill the Bad Guys: If only the 2-year-old could have defended himself ...
What every two year old needs for protection against five year olds is an Iver Johnson Safety Revolver.
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12-year-old accidentally shoots and kills his twin, police say; mother in custody

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The brothers were playing with the weapon in the master bedroom of their house on East Central Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday when it discharged, a San Bernardino police representative told KCBS-TV. It was unclear whether the firearm already had bullets in it or if the boys loaded it.
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At least the mother was arrested.
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On a slightly less stupid note, nratv is ceasing production of live programming and distancing itself from Dana Loesch. La Pierre says that it has gone off-message. Existing material will continue to be presented, but probably not the extreme RW invective.
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Woman brandishes gun in road rage incident, accidentally shoots her husband in the head:
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"During the incident, an altercation occurred in which, the offender, Erica Cole, attempted to shoot a second party but shot her husband, Nicholas Cole, striking him in the head," Cullman County Deputy Brad Williams said in a statement.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/08/us/al...rnd/index.html
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Line too slow at the DMV? Shoot up the place!
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:42 AM
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Good Guy with a Gun

Police: Off-duty jailer showed handgun during brawl at Goodguys car show

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The man was identified by police Tuesday as Boone County Sheriff's Department jailer John McCormick. He has not been charged but his gun was confiscated. Firearms are banned inside the fairgrounds.

McCormick, 45, of Madrid, allegedly brandished the gun while fighting with 69-year-old James Welshons of Des Moines.
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State Fair Police Commander Doug Phillips said he has conflicting reports about who threw the first punch but that McCormick reported fearing for his life.
He was gonna shoot the guy; that's what cops say to justify a shooting. Prolly started the fight, knowing that if he was losing, he could pull out his gun to pull out a win.
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I'm guessing James Welshons is white, because he didn't get shot.
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Florida Man Strikes Again!
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NRA board member and thought leader Ted Nugent shares his view of which states no longer "qualify as American".

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I was born in Detroit. You know Laura Michigan was the arsenal of democracy. It was the epicenter of work ethic and pride of productivity when I was born in '48. But unfortunately it's turned into a suburb of San Francisco now politically and it just breaks my heart. California, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts -- politically those states don't even qualify as America anymore. It's just heartbreaking.
https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2...anymore/224180

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"And heck, if those places aren't America anymore, doesn't it just follow naturally that the people there are no longer Americans? And hey, if they aren't Americans, they're barely even human, right? Where's my guns?!"
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NRA board member and thought leader Ted Nugent shares his view of which states no longer "qualify as American".
Those states represent about two thirds of the population of the US, right?
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Those states represent about two thirds of the population of the US, right?
The Fake US, sure.
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The U.S.S.A.

Get it right ya bleedin commie.
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They aren't even pretending anymore in the Safe Space thread:
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Robber is taken to hospital, where he dies the next day. Nobody but the robber is physically hurt, but the clerk, per the link, was "very distraught and very upset."

The robber wasn't dead at the scene, but you can't have everything.
Yes, an actual purported human being wrote that.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:07 AM
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That's because if you steal something, you deserve the death penalty. Especially if that penalty can be executed right at the scene of the crime. Saves time and money!
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That's because if you steal something, you deserve the death penalty. Especially if that penalty can be executed right at the scene of the crime. Saves time and money!
You know how a lot of the fringe Christian right (not sure it's really fringe any longer) are pushing the "Muslims are going to impose Sharia law and start chopping off hands if you steal something" meme? Christ isn't all soft and cuddly like Allah.
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You know how a lot of the fringe Christian right (not sure it's really fringe any longer) are pushing the "Muslims are going to impose Sharia law and start chopping off hands if you steal something" meme? Christ isn't all soft and cuddly like Allah.
Surprisingly, it's not even just the fringe Christian right. A lot of normal right-wingers on my Facebook feed post some dumb meme about Sharia law and then say "This is what liberals want for our country!"

Uh, no it isn't.
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Surprisingly, it's not even just the fringe Christian right. A lot of normal right-wingers on my Facebook feed post some dumb meme about Sharia law and then say "This is what liberals want for our country!"

Uh, no it isn't.
Sadly, you are correct. I guess most "christians" are now the far batshit crazy right now
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That's because if you steal something, you deserve the death penalty. Especially if that penalty can be executed right at the scene of the crime. Saves time and money!
Or attempt to steal something.

Or look like the kind of person who would probably steal something.
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I was actually referring to the explicit bloodlust in that post, not the gun-lovers' pretense that it's simply about self-defense against Bad Guys. But you're right about vigilantism too, of course.
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San Luis Obispo Chief Deanna Cantrell revealed her mistake in a video on the department’s Facebook page, saying her actions were “irresponsible and dangerous” and that she’s glad a child didn’t find the weapon.

Cantrell said she was having lunch in a restaurant on Wednesday when she went into the restroom.

“Even though my gun was in a holster it didn’t stay clipped to my pants so I removed it and I placed it next to me,” she said.
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She immediately checked video footage and saw that three people entered the restroom after her.

“The first man, whose photo was released on Facebook, went into the restroom after me and then immediately left the restaurant without ordering any food,” she said.

The other two people were still in the restaurant and said the firearm was not in the restroom when they went in, she said.
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I do wonder how publicized it would be if the average gun owner leaves their gun in the bathroom. Would the bar even play back the tapes (if they have them), would there be any sort of actual investigation, would this have made national news. Would they even report their stupidity to the bar or to the police?

Just as for every toddler that gets shot, there's probably dozens of stories that we never hear about of a toddler playing with a loaded weapon where thankfully no one gets hurt, for every story we hear of a cop or a teacher leaving their gun behind, there's probably dozens of stories of some nobody misplacing his gun in public.
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