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(WGNTV Chicago)   Over 5,500 firearms collected in Chicago's weapons buy-back program this weekend. In other news, only 14 people were shot this weekend so the program must be working   (wgntv.com) divider line 186
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2012-06-24 12:08:24 PM  
It's "no questions asked". So you go cap your drug dealer/gang member rival, then take the murder weapon down to the gun buy-back. It gets handled by dozens of people and covered in all kinds of fingerprints and without paperwork there's no way to trace it back to you.
 
2012-06-24 01:29:18 PM  
I don't know if subby is just pulling numbers out of their ass for the sake of a headline, but the real numbers are:

3 dead, at least 27 wounded in weekend shootings
 
2012-06-24 02:12:23 PM  
It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.
 
2012-06-24 02:53:32 PM  

Shaggy_C: It's "no questions asked". So you go cap your drug dealer/gang member rival, then take the murder weapon down to the gun buy-back. It gets handled by dozens of people and covered in all kinds of fingerprints and without paperwork there's no way to trace it back to you.


That's clever.
 
2012-06-24 02:54:38 PM  

Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.


www.jamesjoyce.co.uk
 
2012-06-24 02:54:43 PM  
The final collection included several large, military-grade machine guns.

Bullsh*t.
 
2012-06-24 02:55:50 PM  

Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.


7/10. Topic is low hanging fruit, but you managed to mix religion into it, so that should count for something.
 
2012-06-24 02:56:32 PM  
So, subby - since we can't solve a problem overnight, let's not bother trying, right?
 
2012-06-24 02:57:52 PM  

Molavian: The final collection included several large, military-grade machine guns.

Bullsh*t.


Indeed. Generally the stuff that gets turned in is complete shiat. If anything good does come in, somebody steals it.
 
2012-06-24 02:58:49 PM  

Somacandra: Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.

7/10. Topic is low hanging fruit, but you managed to mix religion into it, so that should count for something.


Religion is about controlling the masses and so is gun control.
 
2012-06-24 03:00:30 PM  

Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.


Yeah, but if you've ever gotten a look at the horrid crap that people hand in, you actually would be relieved that THOSE guns are off the street. Many of them appear to be at least as hazardous to the user as to any putative target, if not more so.
 
2012-06-24 03:00:51 PM  
Is this how we now find out that Chicago has a "Fast and Furious: The Home Game" program going on? Suddenly we'll find that, surprise surprise, a lot of the guns turned in were previously in the Police's hands and they were intentionally released in hopes of "tracking" them to the bad guys?
 
2012-06-24 03:01:02 PM  

lewismarktwo: Somacandra: Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.

7/10. Topic is low hanging fruit, but you managed to mix religion into it, so that should count for something.

Religion is about controlling the masses and so is gun control.


Gun control is a religion. It's based on faith in the face of debunking scientific evidence.
 
2012-06-24 03:02:09 PM  
The final collection included several large, military-grade machine guns.

Really, author? Really?
 
2012-06-24 03:03:06 PM  
And FOURTEEN comments. It's a conspiracy!

....oh wait.... I ruined it.
 
2012-06-24 03:03:31 PM  

lewismarktwo: Somacandra: Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.

7/10. Topic is low hanging fruit, but you managed to mix religion into it, so that should count for something.

Religion is about controlling the masses and so is gun control.


Conversely, so are political groups like the NRA.

They're quite the religion.
 
2012-06-24 03:03:34 PM  
The weekend's not over yet.
 
2012-06-24 03:04:41 PM  
So, whats the overlap between people who believe gun buy-backs are worthless endeavors but that Brian Terry would never have died if the cartels hadn't had access to the fast and furious guns?
 
2012-06-24 03:05:10 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Molavian: The final collection included several large, military-grade machine guns.

Bullsh*t.

Indeed. Generally the stuff that gets turned in is complete shiat. If anything good does come in, somebody steals it.


In Chicago? No way!
 
2012-06-24 03:05:26 PM  
In a perfect fantasy world where it was actually enforceable, I might agree with stricter gun control. But voluntary buybacks are just the height of silliness.

That said, Shaggy_C, I don't think that's a very common scenario. Do these gangbangers kill people, then store the murder weapon for months and watch the papers for the next gun buyback? Or do they actually wait until the day of the buyback, then go on a murder spree, then ditch the gun at a church?

It's probably happened, but I don't think most drug-addicted murderers are thinking that many moves ahead.
 
2012-06-24 03:06:35 PM  

ImpendingCynic: So, subby - since we can't solve a problem overnight, let's not bother trying, right?


I'm sure that's what Bobby Jindal said when he ordered those berms built. There's baby steps, and there's looking busy. The trick is knowing the difference and avoiding the latter.
 
2012-06-24 03:06:39 PM  

Smackledorfer: So, whats the overlap between people who believe gun buy-backs are worthless endeavors but that Brian Terry would never have died if the cartels hadn't had access to the fast and furious guns?


It would be an interesting thing to find out now wouldn't it?

/grabs some popcorn
 
2012-06-24 03:08:12 PM  
Rug Doctor: It's probably happened, but I don't think most drug-addicted murderers are thinking that many moves ahead.

Lorenzo "Bobby Fisher" Jenkins is the one gang-banger you do not want to fark with.
 
2012-06-24 03:09:32 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Molavian: The final collection included several large, military-grade machine guns.

Bullsh*t.

Indeed. Generally the stuff that gets turned in is complete shiat. If anything good does come in, somebody cops steals it.


I took the liberty of fixing your statement... ;)
 
2012-06-24 03:09:40 PM  

Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.


So what's the weather like in Sudan ?
 
2012-06-24 03:09:43 PM  

calbert: I don't know if subby is just pulling numbers out of their ass for the sake of a headline, but the real numbers are:

3 dead, at least 27 wounded in weekend shootings


The 13 year old boy was shot at 1:30 AM.... I am sure he was completely innocent and definitely not a gang member.

The weird shooting is the one that happened in Lincoln Park. Drunk driver or hate crime?
 
2012-06-24 03:10:22 PM  
Funny...

All the libs have no problem when blacks mow each other down by the hundreds each week in Chicago.....but scream racism when a Hispanic/part-black Floridian (who acts white)....caps a black ghetto punk beating him up.

Time for the Black Racist leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to get their racist arses up to Chicago....
 
2012-06-24 03:10:53 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Smackledorfer: So, whats the overlap between people who believe gun buy-backs are worthless endeavors but that Brian Terry would never have died if the cartels hadn't had access to the fast and furious guns?

It would be an interesting thing to find out now wouldn't it?

/grabs some popcorn


Well, there's me for one. Guns.. weapons.. death... are all ubiquitous. You can't uninvent guns.
 
2012-06-24 03:11:06 PM  

Rug Doctor: In a perfect fantasy world where it was actually enforceable, I might agree with stricter gun control. But voluntary buybacks are just the height of silliness.

That said, Shaggy_C, I don't think that's a very common scenario. Do these gangbangers kill people, then store the murder weapon for months and watch the papers for the next gun buyback? Or do they actually wait until the day of the buyback, then go on a murder spree, then ditch the gun at a church?

It's probably happened, but I don't think most drug-addicted murderers are thinking that many moves ahead.


Morrissey has a cat on his head, your argument is invalid.

/just wanted to use the pic

cdn.stereogum.com
 
2012-06-24 03:11:19 PM  

Mrtraveler01: lewismarktwo: Somacandra: Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.

7/10. Topic is low hanging fruit, but you managed to mix religion into it, so that should count for something.

Religion is about controlling the masses and so is gun control.

Conversely, so are political groups like the NRA.

They're quite the religion.


Can we just be reasonable and admit that most everything all of us believe is a religion held with varying degrees of rabidness, if that's how wide the definition is going to be? Nobody on earth likes their beliefs being challenged.
 
2012-06-24 03:11:50 PM  

Molavian: The final collection included several large, military-grade machine guns.

Bullsh*t.


That means a 10/22 with the archangel kit.
 
2012-06-24 03:12:17 PM  

zeroman987: calbert: I don't know if subby is just pulling numbers out of their ass for the sake of a headline, but the real numbers are:

3 dead, at least 27 wounded in weekend shootings

The 13 year old boy was shot at 1:30 AM.... I am sure he was completely innocent and definitely not a gang member.

The weird shooting is the one that happened in Lincoln Park. Drunk driver or hate crime?


Yeah man. He totally deserved to be shot.
 
2012-06-24 03:12:28 PM  

Molavian: The final collection included several large, military-grade machine guns.

Bullsh*t.


What, you don't think a couple M60s got turned in?
 
2012-06-24 03:13:07 PM  

foxyshadis: Mrtraveler01: lewismarktwo: Somacandra: Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.

7/10. Topic is low hanging fruit, but you managed to mix religion into it, so that should count for something.

Religion is about controlling the masses and so is gun control.

Conversely, so are political groups like the NRA.

They're quite the religion.

Can we just be reasonable and admit that most everything all of us believe is a religion held with varying degrees of rabidness, if that's how wide the definition is going to be? Nobody on earth likes their beliefs being challenged.


Fark you! There is no better drummer than Neil Peart out there!

I mean yes...yes we can agree.
 
2012-06-24 03:13:56 PM  

DancingElkCondor: Funny...

All the libs have no problem when blacks mow each other down by the hundreds each week in Chicago.....but scream racism when a Hispanic/part-black Floridian (who acts white)....caps a black ghetto punk beating him up.

Time for the Black Racist leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to get their racist arses up to Chicago....


That would make too much sense and actually do some good. Those guys just want to troll.
 
2012-06-24 03:14:31 PM  
DancingElkCondor: Time for the Black Racist leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to get their racist arses up to Chicago....

because black leaders have NEVER deplored violence within their own communities
 
2012-06-24 03:16:25 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Molavian: The final collection included several large, military-grade machine guns.

Bullsh*t.

What, you don't think a couple M60s got turned in?


My guess is an M2 that had been rendered inoperable that some punk stole off a display tank or something...
 
2012-06-24 03:20:05 PM  

Rug Doctor: In a perfect fantasy world where it was actually enforceable, I might agree with stricter gun control. But voluntary buybacks are just the height of silliness.

That said, Shaggy_C, I don't think that's a very common scenario. Do these gangbangers kill people, then store the murder weapon for months and watch the papers for the next gun buyback? Or do they actually wait until the day of the buyback, then go on a murder spree, then ditch the gun at a church?

It's probably happened, but I don't think most drug-addicted murderers are thinking that many moves ahead.


That's my plan, now. Thanks Rug Doctor!
 
2012-06-24 03:26:54 PM  

Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.


But unlike religion and prayer, you can get $100.00 for a broken, rusted, worthless piece of shiat that isn't worth a nickle.
 
2012-06-24 03:28:58 PM  
At the "gun buy back" in Portland Oregon most of the guns were garbage and broken. There were a couple of guys, standing just off private property buying some of the better stuff for more than the "gun buy back" people were. It's Portland, they recycle , reduce, reuse.

And how can it be a "Gun Buy Back"? Does that mean the original owners get their guns back, or odes the government own the guns to begin with?
 
2012-06-24 03:29:49 PM  

DancingElkCondor: Funny...

All the libs have no problem when blacks mow each other down by the hundreds each week in Chicago.....but scream racism when a Hispanic/part-black Floridian (who acts white)....caps a black ghetto punk beating him up.

Time for the Black Racist leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to get their racist arses up to Chicago....


i hope you aren't serious. because if you are, you will have most likely posted the stupidest comment in this thread. may whichever god you hold dear have mercy on your soul.
 
2012-06-24 03:30:40 PM  
Couple years ago I had some old .22 rifles that I had acquired over the years. People had given them to me. None were in shooting condition and not even worth repairing. I disassembled them all and took key parts out so that if anyone ever got them, they would have to spend a good chunk of change to get them in working order. I then took them to one of those gun turn in things in Chicago and netted 600 dollars for 6 guns that were not worth 75 bucks if I were to try and sell them. While there, I saw I was not the only one doing the same thing. Everyone I saw turning in guns were turning in pieces of shiat that looked like they had been sitting in someone's flooded basement.
 
2012-06-24 03:31:34 PM  

Amos Quito: Fark It: It's fitting that the drop sites were churches. Gun control and buybacks, like religion and prayer, are a way for people to do nothing but still feel like they're doing something.

But unlike religion and prayer, you can get $100.00 for a broken, rusted, worthless piece of shiat that isn't worth a nickle.


Exactly. Anyone thinks that the gang bangers on the south side are going to turn in perfectly working guns is a fool.
 
2012-06-24 03:31:45 PM  

calbert: I don't know if subby is just pulling numbers out of their ass for the sake of a headline, but the real numbers are:

3 dead, at least 27 wounded in weekend shootings


In all fairness, the number were probably invalid shortly after this was submitted. Chicago turns into "Detroit West" around June-July-August.
 
2012-06-24 03:33:42 PM  
FTFA:The final collection included several large, military-grade machine guns.

LOL... no it didn't.

A large, military grade machine gun would be worth $10,000 plus. I'm sure it would be turned in for a $100 gift card. Show me some pics.

And Chicago, if you are having problems with large, military grade machine guns... that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's possible that the Soviet Union is invading. Get over here, Mandrake!

Cue the cartoon of "assault weapons."
 
2012-06-24 03:35:04 PM  
hrm... build your own gun for less than 100 bucks. turn it in. profit.


Link
 
2012-06-24 03:36:08 PM  
I always wondered if you could spend a weekend in the garage cranking out a few zipguns, then take them to the buy back for a hefty profit.
 
2012-06-24 03:36:32 PM  
Chicago, bang bang!
 
2012-06-24 03:36:53 PM  
D'oh. One minute.
 
2012-06-24 03:38:33 PM  
 
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