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(Uproxx)   Rep. Louie Gohmert and the NRA are the early frontrunners in the "Who Can Make the Biggest Idiot of Themselves Following the Colorado Shooting" contest   (uproxx.com) divider line 615
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2012-07-21 05:05:26 PM  
Whoa, a late entry in the contest! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you...

Chimperror2: I wonder how many OWS events this Ivory Tower, unemployed, waste of oxygen attended? Enough that he needed to own a gas mask?

 
2012-07-21 05:25:28 PM  

Chimperror2: How is it a crossfire? You mean the bad guy might hit innocents while trying to shoot the good guy instead of just shooting the innocents?


No,

It is that a person trying to be a good Samaritan misses his intended target and hits an unintended target thus exacerbating the issue. A lot of people point to the Giffords shooting as, "See! There was a guy with a gun and he almost shot bystanders!"

But he didn't, because he wasn't sure he had identified his target, which is one of the 3 critical rules of firearms safety

rohar: CCW is similar all over the country,


Are you high?

Some states dont even have CCW and have constitutional carry. If you have a pulse and are over 21, carry away. Other states like NJ and NY require endless amounts of paperwork, an interview with your local sheriff, a demonstrated *need* to carry and other things which make it rather prohibitive. Some states honor all other states while other states only honor some states with certain restrictions. CCW is not even close to uniform hence the reason for HR822

Public Call Box: Well I can see your points, and agree with most of them as long as you would agree that the situation in CO would not have been solved with "friendly" shooters trying to take down that monster.


I wasn't there but given the description of the situation, it seems doubtful that a CCW holder would have helped the situation. There are countless other situations on a daily basis where CCW holders prevent massacres like this one and it is proven in cases like Ft. Hood, Va Tech, and any random Friday night in south Chicago that lunatics will target situations where are are fairly confident that people arent armed. To talk of banning guns or CCW because nobody reacted in this situation is misguided. We dont even know from the survivors if anyone was CCW or not and it typically isn't something most people will come out and say after the fact. It is still only about 48 Hrs after the tragedy and lives are still in the balance. There's plenty of time to talk about what happened after the fact.

I dont claim any allegiance to the guy up-thread who claimed that a CCW would have mitigated the disaster in this situation.
 
2012-07-21 06:08:56 PM  

Chimperror2: I wonder how many OWS events this Ivory Tower, unemployed, waste of oxygen attended? Enough that he needed to own a gas mask?



Obviously not enough, otherwise he would have gone and shot up a movie theater in Beverly Hills rather than terrorize the 99%.

Apparently you also believe OWS trains you in advanced military tactics. Sounds more like he went to a few libertarian militia camps, probably the same ones you've attended.

Thank God he used his 2nd Amendment solution to stop government tyranny.
 
2012-07-21 07:06:12 PM  

Chimperror2: I wonder how many OWS events this Ivory Tower, unemployed, waste of oxygen attended? Enough that he needed to own a gas mask?


You should be able to deduce that by the sound of the shell casings hitting the floor, you f*cking dickwad.

Go ahead, I'll take the ban.
 
2012-07-21 08:43:32 PM  

o5iiawah: If the shooter was carrying a Springfield XD9mm, he could have 20+1 rounds or 30+1 armor piercing rounds if he was packing a FN 57. Thats more than enough for you and the patrons in the cafe. again, just because you choose to be a victim doesn't mean the rest of us want to be.


Yes you are a real tough guy. That netcafe thing is no way comparable to what happened in Colorado.

o5iiawah: Great, another person who thinks everyone walks around military bases with fully-auto rifles on their shoulder. Havent we been over this stupid anti-gun talking point enough? The shooting took place in an office.


That was my point dumbass. Wtf kind of society requires you to carry firearm every day in fear of death?
 
2012-07-21 08:51:35 PM  

tomWright: Just as the price of free speech has costs such as Snooki, Jenny McCarthy, Harry Reid or Rick Santorum, in order to bring us sublime beauty such as the words of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and the acting of Mo Howard or Gigi Rivera, so too does the right to keep and bear arms have a cost for the freedoms it brings us.

As horrible as this mass murder is, one person is limited in the amount of death they can cause.

Governments with a monopoly on gun use, on the other hand, bring us:
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I prefer the deaths and rapes never occur, because there was someone able to drive away an assailant, usually without a shot being fired, and not just willing but disarmed, and having to comply and die while waiting those long, lethal minutes for 911 to respond


I have an honest question:

Do you believe that Americans should have the right to carry hand grenades? How about owning Stinger anti-aircraft missiles? How about shoulder-fired anti-tank rockets? If an American can afford to buy one or more of these arms, should they have the right to own them?
 
2012-07-21 11:27:13 PM  

Chimperror2: I wonder how many OWS events this Ivory Tower, unemployed, waste of oxygen attended? Enough that he needed to own a gas mask?


and you sir are a load that should have been swallowed....
 
2012-07-22 12:45:21 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Chimperror2: I wonder how many OWS events this Ivory Tower, unemployed, waste of oxygen attended? Enough that he needed to own a gas mask?

You should be able to deduce that by the sound of the shell casings hitting the floor, you f*cking dickwad.

Go ahead, I'll take the ban.


Fark's modmins banning sincere posters for calling out their beloved chronic obnoxious obvious pathetic trolling dipsh*ts, with whom they share the bond of c*cksucking juviehood?

Night night, we'll hopefully all be here when you get back.
 
2012-07-22 07:14:54 AM  

Halli: Yes you are a real tough guy. That netcafe thing is no way comparable to what happened in Colorado


It is not comparable because there was a 71 year old man who used his CCW to stop the robbery and whatever else may have followed it. When someone barges into a space with a firearm, you have no idea of their intentions. Some people in the theater in Aurora thought that the shooter was part of some fan skit a-la Rocky Horror just like you think the 2 punks in FL were part of some stupid low-key robbery. When someone brandishes a firearm in a public place, they've made their intentions known

Halli: That was my point dumbass. Wtf kind of society requires you to carry firearm every day in fear of death?


No, your point was: Hurr Durr, guns dont protect you! look at that guy who shot up that army base! There's guns everywhere and no one was there to stop him! I dont fear death and I dont fear leaving the house either but If the scat hit the fan, i will absolutely refuse to be a victim.

I can take a guess that you've probably never been to a range or talked to a firearms instructor before.
 
2012-07-22 07:28:18 AM  

intelligent comment below: he would have gone and shot up a movie theater in Beverly Hills rather than terrorize the 99%.


Chances are that any movie with A list guests at a midnight premier would probably have had armed security.
I think he chose this theater because it was it was an easier opportunity.

intelligent comment below: Sounds more like he went to a few libertarian militia camps


Gonna have to call for a citation on that.
As of this point I don't think its been established that he was liberal, libertarian, a tea partier, Democrat, Republican, or anything other than an insane man hiding in the ranks of normal people.

I, for one, am glad we live in a society that doesn't presume he is the norm or would use that as an excuse to punish everyone for the actions of a lone madman.
 
2012-07-22 07:30:48 AM  

o5iiawah: It is not comparable because there was a 71 year old man who used his CCW to stop the robbery and whatever else may have followed it. When someone barges into a space with a firearm, you have no idea of their intentions. Some people in the theater in Aurora thought that the shooter was part of some fan skit a-la Rocky Horror just like you think the 2 punks in FL were part of some stupid low-key robbery. When someone brandishes a firearm in a public place, they've made their intentions known


Sigh those guys weren't wearing body armor and gasmasks to ward against teargas. Did they even fire back?

That guy came to slaughter people. Some robbery failures aren't close to being comparable.

o5iiawah: No, your point was: Hurr Durr, guns dont protect you! look at that guy who shot up that army base! There's guns everywhere and no one was there to stop him! I dont fear death and I dont fear leaving the house either but If the scat hit the fan, i will absolutely refuse to be a victim.


No my point was exactly what I said it was. You are just a posturing ITG.

o5iiawah: I can take a guess that you've probably never been to a range or talked to a firearms instructor before.


Huh I've done some shooting my life. Doesn't mean I'm a dickless coward who can't face the world without a gun.
 
2012-07-22 07:44:49 AM  

Halli: Did they even fire back?


No, but again, you dont know what a persons intention in when they enter a location with a displayed firearm

No my point was exactly what I said it was. You are just a posturing ITG.

You made some vague point about "the nature of society" Come back when you have something of substance to say.

Doesn't mean I'm a dickless coward who can't face the world without a gun

It doesn't make anyone else a "dickless coward" who chooses to defend themselves and loved ones when someone decides to threaten life. We've already established that you're going to choose to be a victim in this situation.
 
2012-07-22 07:53:39 AM  

o5iiawah: No, but again, you dont know what a persons intention in when they enter a location with a displayed firearm


That isn't the point and you know it. You're trying to compare apples to oranges.

o5iiawah: You made some vague point about "the nature of society" Come back when you have something of substance to say.


Yeah I should rant about everyone being armed how that would have totally stopped this.

o5iiawah: It doesn't make anyone else a "dickless coward" who chooses to defend themselves and loved ones when someone decides to threaten life. We've already established that you're going to choose to be a victim in this situation.


I just don't fantasize about these situations and how I can be total badass with my gun.
 
2012-07-22 08:14:50 AM  

Halli: That isn't the point and you know it. You're trying to compare apples to oranges.


it is. You made all sorts of assumptions about the Cafe incident about how a guy with a semiauto handgun and another guy with a bat probably dont mean anything harmful and that the incidents dont correlate. We know after the fact that the movie theater guy came to kill and that the cafe shooter came probably for some money and cell phones or something. In the moment, all you see a guy displaying a gun in a public space.

I just don't fantasize about these situations and how I can be total badass with my gun.

Please quote me where I've come off like a badass. Thats right, you cant - because you hate guns and you toe the typical line that you're a smug know it all and anyone who owns firearms obviously has a small penis and cant wait to shoot someone else.

Yeah I should rant about everyone being armed how that would have totally stopped this.

i never claimed here or anywhere else that a CCW would have made a difference in this case. Due to the nature of the attack, it is likely that someone with a CCW wouldn't have had a good shot, or would have been able to properly identify their target. Now, a CCW did help in the Internet cafe incident and a capable CCW would have been able to intervene in the Va Tech shootings.

Again, a 71 year old guy shoots a couple robbers who barge into a cafe with a pistol and a bat and it is obvious that you prefer to cower in the corner and be a victim. That is your right - but dont take away the right of the guy with the CCW who wants to defend himself and his wife.
 
2012-07-22 08:19:11 AM  

o5iiawah: it is. You made all sorts of assumptions about the Cafe incident about how a guy with a semiauto handgun and another guy with a bat probably dont mean anything harmful and that the incidents dont correlate. We know after the fact that the movie theater guy came to kill and that the cafe shooter came probably for some money and cell phones or something. In the moment, all you see a guy displaying a gun in a public space.


Still no way comparable to incident in Colorado. No matter how much you would like it to be.

o5iiawah: Please quote me where I've come off like a badass. Thats right, you cant - because you hate guns and you toe the typical line that you're a smug know it all and anyone who owns firearms obviously has a small penis and cant wait to shoot someone else.


The whole victim thing and ITG posturing. Also who said anything about hating guns? Take a chill pill there NRA.

o5iiawah: i never claimed here or anywhere else that a CCW would have made a difference in this case. Due to the nature of the attack, it is likely that someone with a CCW wouldn't have had a good shot, or would have been able to properly identify their target. Now, a CCW did help in the Internet cafe incident and a capable CCW would have been able to intervene in the Va Tech shootings.


You don't actually know what would have happened in Va Tech and you sure inferred that CCW would have helped in Colorado.

o5iiawah: Again, a 71 year old guy shoots a couple robbers who barge into a cafe with a pistol and a bat and it is obvious that you prefer to cower in the corner and be a victim. That is your right - but dont take away the right of the guy with the CCW who wants to defend himself and his wife.


That's great and you are really tough as nails on the internet.
 
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