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(Some Gun Nutjobs)   A group of gun enthusiasts plans on protesting a long-standing agreement between the city and an arts & crafts festival that forbids the presence of firearms. Now...why would you need a gun at a craft fair in the first place?   (candgnews.com) divider line 407
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2010-08-08 12:29:33 PM
Obviously, Smitty has never seen Crafties in full force...
 
2010-08-08 12:30:19 PM
you have a very small penis and are compensating?
 
2010-08-08 12:38:09 PM
Hippies
 
2010-08-08 01:04:45 PM
Better to have a gun at a craft fair and not need it, than.....
 
2010-08-08 01:48:54 PM
Maybe shooting things is your art. Just because some people don't appreciate it, doesn't make it not art.
 
2010-08-08 01:56:53 PM
Because these people think you need a gun everywhere. They're not sane.
 
2010-08-08 02:18:21 PM
Are you farking kidding me? Subby, there's very little difference between an arts and crafts festival and an armory. I tell you what. Go to one, if you dare, and look around. You're going to be surrounded by knives, needles (knitting needles, by the way, which I could use as skewers to cook you), scissors, hammers. In some cases, saws and various other implements of cutting, hewing, and scorching. There will be fire. There will be glass. There will be bottles and planks of wood and perhaps even a shillelagh or two. These events are veritable powder kegs waiting to go off, always teetering on the knife's edge between civil, harmless entertainments and a bloodbath. Maybe you're willing to stroll through this potential warzone cloaked only in the clothes on your back and a blissful naivete, but I'm not. I'm not.
 
2010-08-08 02:44:13 PM
As a gun owner & Concealed Handgun Permit holder, I gotta disagree with the protesters. There are certain places that concealed weapons are not allowed, and permit holders have to respect that. Just as I have the right to carry, business owners & festival organizers can choose not to allow firearms in their business.
 
2010-08-08 02:48:03 PM
Have you taken in the visual wonder of quilts sewn by AK-47s modified with special sewing equipment? HMMMMMMMMMMMM?

I rest my case.
 
2010-08-08 02:56:46 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Have you taken in the visual wonder of quilts sewn by AK-47s modified with special sewing equipment? HMMMMMMMMMMMM?

I rest my case.


Guns, quilts (note the exquisite geometric designs) and home crafts go well together.
a.imageshack.us
 
2010-08-08 03:05:44 PM
Pocket Ninja: Are you farking kidding me? Subby, there's very little difference between an arts and crafts festival and an armory. I tell you what. Go to one, if you dare, and look around. You're going to be surrounded by knives, needles (knitting needles, by the way, which I could use as skewers to cook you), scissors, hammers. In some cases, saws and various other implements of cutting, hewing, and scorching. There will be fire. There will be glass. There will be bottles and planks of wood and perhaps even a shillelagh or two. These events are veritable powder kegs waiting to go off, always teetering on the knife's edge between civil, harmless entertainments and a bloodbath. Maybe you're willing to stroll through this potential warzone cloaked only in the clothes on your back and a blissful naivete, but I'm not. I'm not.


Massacrame?
 
2010-08-08 03:08:36 PM
What a craft fair gun may look like:

i.imgur.com

Link (new window)
 
2010-08-08 03:51:48 PM
You need a gun at a craft fair just like God needs a starship.
 
2010-08-08 04:18:12 PM
djkutch: Guns, quilts (note the exquisite geometric designs) and home crafts go well together.
a.imageshack.us


There's a reason why you ALWAYS hear Sig Sauers and doilies mentioned together in the same sentence.

Besides randomness, I mean.
 
2010-08-08 04:36:04 PM
Why stop at the 2nd amendment, why not toss them all out at the festival
 
2010-08-08 04:36:42 PM
Jakevol2
 
2010-08-08 04:37:32 PM
Because people are never victims of crime outside craft shows, right? For some reason, I don't fear the enthusiast who follows the law, registers his firearm, and takes the time and makes the effort to get a conceal carry permit.

Criminals on the other hand...
 
2010-08-08 04:38:22 PM
Now...why would you need a gun at a craft fair in the first place?

Critics.
 
2010-08-08 04:38:55 PM
Pocket Ninja: Are you farking kidding me? Subby, there's very little difference between an arts and crafts festival and an armory. I tell you what. Go to one, if you dare, and look around. You're going to be surrounded by knives, needles (knitting needles, by the way, which I could use as skewers to cook you), scissors, hammers. In some cases, saws and various other implements of cutting, hewing, and scorching. There will be fire. There will be glass. There will be bottles and planks of wood and perhaps even a shillelagh or two. These events are veritable powder kegs waiting to go off, always teetering on the knife's edge between civil, harmless entertainments and a bloodbath. Maybe you're willing to stroll through this potential warzone cloaked only in the clothes on your back and a blissful naivete, but I'm not. I'm not.

Aaaannnddd we're done!
 
2010-08-08 04:38:57 PM
A craft fair may not sound dangerous, but what do you have? Wood, clothespins and glue guns. Let's say a street gang shows up at the craft fair. They roll a little old lady making junk mail holders, and BAM, the gang has wood, clothespins and glue guns. That puts the ONE bag of rubber bands away from rubber bands guns. RUBBER BAND GUNS. Do you really want to walk into a craft fair where roving street gains armed with rubber band guns (and believe me, they have those rubber bands pulled tight) might be shooting rubber bands at your wife and children.

If you aren't packing a handgun, your four-year-old might be starting kindergarten with an eye patch. Arm yourselves people, the bad guys have rubber bands and no souls!
 
2010-08-08 04:39:15 PM
What if a guy who hand makes blackpowder arms wants to have a booth there? It obviously qualifies as a crafted item, and many are works of art as well...

Yes, I know a guy who does this. He also teaches classes on it. There's a 5yr waiting list to get into a class.
 
2010-08-08 04:39:41 PM
FuturePastNow: Because these people think you need a gun everywhere. They're not sane.

So when will you be at 'x' location? No reason, just curious. It's not like you might get mugged.
 
2010-08-08 04:42:30 PM
Airfoilsguy: Why stop at the 2nd amendment, why not toss them all out at the festival

I'm sure you feel the same about the NRA (new window).
 
2010-08-08 04:43:18 PM
Why should anyone fear a guy that wears military fatigues and openly carries a gun to a city council meeting? Sounds like a perfectly sane person to me.
 
2010-08-08 04:44:30 PM
My right to have a firearm is the same as your right to be gay. I can't make you not gay, or at least to get you to stop hitting on me (unless you're a pair of hot lesbians, in which case hit on me all you like).

You can't take, or in any way restrict my guns.

/actually a pair of hot lesbians wearing nothing but a chromed 1911's would be even better
//back to the lesbian gunporn!
 
2010-08-08 04:46:42 PM
Finally a chance to cash in on the crocheted Gun Cozy market = Profit.
 
2010-08-08 04:46:59 PM
Jakevol2: Jakevol2

This is exactly what I was thinking!
 
2010-08-08 04:47:10 PM
BadReligion: As a gun owner & Concealed Handgun Permit holder, I gotta disagree with the protesters. There are certain places that concealed weapons are not allowed, and permit holders have to respect that. Just as I have the right to carry, business owners & festival organizers can choose not to allow firearms in their business.

Same.

I think banning concealed weapons is meaningless; the criminals will still have them and unless they're frisking people and running metal detectors the ban is ineffective. However, it's their legal right to do so if they're controlling/renting/owning the property.
 
2010-08-08 04:47:14 PM
Having been to a few Midwestern craft fairs, I'd say it's the perfect place to bring a gun. Like the world needs anymore hemp bracelets, wooden yard decorations, & sweatshirts w/ kittens & xmas bells ironed on the front.
 
2010-08-08 04:47:22 PM
Whatever keeps your mind off your tiny dicks.
 
2010-08-08 04:47:32 PM
Target practice on the whirlygigs made out of mtn dew and pepsi cans?
 
2010-08-08 04:47:48 PM
Sometimes I think idiots like these are more of a threat to our right to bear than the anti-gun crowd.
 
2010-08-08 04:47:50 PM
www.cbc.ca
Can't very well sell your firearm artworks if you aren't allowed to bring guns...
 
2010-08-08 04:48:16 PM
BadReligion: As a gun owner & Concealed Handgun Permit holder, I gotta disagree with the protesters. There are certain places that concealed weapons are not allowed, and permit holders have to respect that. Just as I have the right to carry, business owners & festival organizers can choose not to allow firearms in their business.

I certainly agree that a business can bar otherwise lawfully legal firearm possession on its premises, the city cannot reclassify public property on an ad hoc basis. A city park is a city park if there is a gathering or not. If none of the disqualifying events, alcohol sales that comprise the majority of the profit, the turning of the street into an open air Courthouse, or some such similar absurdity then the city park and city streets remain a park and streets.
 
2010-08-08 04:48:48 PM
These things are like water erosion. They pose little threat in the near term but over years can grind your rights down to nothing. Thankfully, we have gun nuts to fight every little potential infringement.

Unfortunately, they do stupid things like wear military fatigues to city hall. You'd figure they'd recognize the harm they're doing to their cause by doing so.
 
2010-08-08 04:49:08 PM
people who think you should be able to carry a gun anywhere is are gun nuts.
 
2010-08-08 04:49:19 PM
I had a booth at a craft fair and shot bullet holes in jeans, shirts and other items. The choice was .38, .44 or .410 shotgun shell. It cost more if the person was wearing them. I had a face painting booth that was quickly shut down when they realized all I had was a can of brown spray paint.
 
2010-08-08 04:49:56 PM
Pocket Ninja: Are you farking kidding me? Subby, there's very little difference between an arts and crafts festival and an armory. I tell you what. Go to one, if you dare, and look around. You're going to be surrounded by knives, needles (knitting needles, by the way, which I could use as skewers to cook you), scissors, hammers. In some cases, saws and various other implements of cutting, hewing, and scorching. There will be fire. There will be glass. There will be bottles and planks of wood and perhaps even a shillelagh or two. These events are veritable powder kegs waiting to go off, always teetering on the knife's edge between civil, harmless entertainments and a bloodbath. Maybe you're willing to stroll through this potential warzone cloaked only in the clothes on your back and a blissful naivete, but I'm not. I'm not.

I really expected the author of that post to be Crosshair.
 
2010-08-08 04:50:18 PM
www.gravity7.comwww.faqs.org

ONE MORE STEP AND THE FAKE CHEESE GETS IT
 
2010-08-08 04:50:25 PM
Jakevol2: Jakevol2

You're full of shiat!
Either that or you are trolling

fark YOY!
 
2010-08-08 04:50:59 PM
CruiserTwelve: Why should anyone fear a guy that wears military fatigues and openly carries a gun to a city council meeting? Sounds like a perfectly sane person to me.

It's the people who wear Abercrombie & Fitch that you have to be wary of.

They're the ones who inspire crappy songs from LFO.
 
2010-08-08 04:51:14 PM
CruiserTwelve: Why should anyone fear a guy that wears military fatigues and openly carries a gun to a city council meeting? Sounds like a perfectly sane person to me.

Me too. There is a place near me where people wear military fatigues all the time. They carry guns all the time too. What is wrong with those people on the base?

Why are you afraid of guns?
 
2010-08-08 04:51:39 PM
ra-ra-raw: What a craft fair gun may look like:


Jesus Sharpshooting Christ! The bad guys will have emptied twenty or thirty clips into me before I get my piece assembled.
 
2010-08-08 04:53:01 PM
Well, if people are going to wet their pants over it, then I guess we shouldn't let folks carry at the arts and crafts show.
 
2010-08-08 04:53:20 PM
feckingmorons: Me too. There is a place near me where people wear military fatigues all the time. They carry guns all the time too. What is wrong with those people on the base?

The government calls it the "army," but a more alarmist name would be... "The Killbot Factory"!!!
 
2010-08-08 04:54:18 PM
I was at an arts fair last weekend. I would estimate 43% of the attendees were homosexual. But it's not like I'm counting. CCW, a Murnak FIST holster and Glock 19 means you never have to worry about it.

So this artsy guy with a straw hat and sandals, you know the type, is slowly walking along the booths, pretending to eye the merchandise. Of course, I know what he's really eying. So I position my self among several tents, to maximize my public visibility, and when "he" comes along I engage him, "What exactly are you doing here?"

"I was hoping to find some pictures for my daughter's new apartment", he says. "Well, just keep hoping" I say, letting the bulge under my vest show prominently.

He got the picture. I checked with law enforcement later and they had no complaints of homosexual harassment at the fair that day.
 
2010-08-08 04:55:06 PM
I don't care what is happening -- craft fair, Teabagger rally, or religious revival -- no group should have the right to close off a street and suspend constitutional rights.

Fark those crafty bastards.
 
2010-08-08 04:57:01 PM
jaytkay: I was at an arts fair last weekend. I would estimate 43% of the attendees were homosexual. But it's not like I'm counting. CCW, a Murnak FIST holster and Glock 19 means you never have to worry about it.

So this artsy guy with a straw hat and sandals, you know the type, is slowly walking along the booths, pretending to eye the merchandise. Of course, I know what he's really eying. So I position my self among several tents, to maximize my public visibility, and when "he" comes along I engage him, "What exactly are you doing here?"

"I was hoping to find some pictures for my daughter's new apartment", he says. "Well, just keep hoping" I say, letting the bulge under my vest show prominently.

He got the picture. I checked with law enforcement later and they had no complaints of homosexual harassment at the fair that day.


I imagine you spend a lot of time counting potential homosexuals. Maybe you need another hobby.
 
2010-08-08 04:58:16 PM
Criminals notice the places where firearms are prohibited. These are called "Mugger Safe Zones". After all, the muggers are perfectly safe.
 
2010-08-08 05:00:01 PM
www.superpoop.com
i'll just leave this here...
 
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