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2012-11-01 03:31:39 AM
The time of the Gathering draws near!
 
2012-11-01 03:45:14 AM

Captain Steroid: The time of the Gathering draws near!


What happened last week?
 
2012-11-01 03:57:54 AM
We obviously need more gun control laws to prevent this
 
2012-11-01 04:02:33 AM

Tainted1: We obviously need more gun control laws to prevent this


That took way too long.
 
2012-11-01 04:05:35 AM

libranoelrose: Captain Steroid: The time of the Gathering draws near!

What happened last week?


A guy here in Phoenix broke up a fight with his sword...
 
2012-11-01 04:13:49 AM

zulius: libranoelrose: Captain Steroid: The time of the Gathering draws near!

What happened last week?

A guy here in Phoenix broke up a fight with his sword...


So the instigator was....foiled?
 
2012-11-01 04:41:35 AM
It's the pit bull of cutlery!
 
2012-11-01 04:46:15 AM

cfffffgagffacfacfacfacfacccccfcaaffff: zulius: libranoelrose: Captain Steroid: The time of the Gathering draws near!

What happened last week?

A guy here in Phoenix broke up a fight with his sword...

So the instigator was....foiled?

 
2012-11-01 04:47:38 AM

cfffffgagffacfacfacfacfacccccfcaaffff: So the instigator was....foiled?


i.imgur.com

/dammit
 
2012-11-01 04:57:22 AM
There can be only one.
 
2012-11-01 05:13:14 AM
img156.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-01 05:43:16 AM

phrawgh: [img156.imageshack.us image 850x354]


whar lens flar
 
2012-11-01 06:05:41 AM
This is a mass stabbing and needs to be referred to as such
 
2012-11-01 06:17:15 AM

Hot Carl To Go: This is a mass stabbing and needs to be referred to as such


Must have been a high capacity automatic samurai sword.
 
2012-11-01 06:25:02 AM

phrawgh: Hot Carl To Go: This is a mass stabbing and needs to be referred to as such

Must have been a high capacity automatic samurai sword.


These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban...
 
2012-11-01 06:45:09 AM

Hot Carl To Go: This is a mass stabbing and needs to be referred to as such


Now is not the time to talk about knife control.

/Altho the hundreds of laws against switchblades, black jacks, push daggers and brass knuckles did bring an end to gang violence.
/...Said no historian, ever.
 
2012-11-01 06:49:56 AM

RatMaster999: These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban.


Actually, in many places, a sword is a prohibited weapon. For example, in Texas carrying around that sword would have been a criminal offense. Why groups like the NRA that will defend to the death your right to carry around a gun but can't be bothered to do anything about the really arcane laws around other weapons, I'll never understand.
 
2012-11-01 06:57:03 AM
We should outlaw all pointy things, like they are trying to do in the UK. Link
 
2012-11-01 07:02:08 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: RatMaster999: These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban.

Actually, in many places, a sword is a prohibited weapon. For example, in Texas carrying around that sword would have been a criminal offense. Why groups like the NRA that will defend to the death your right to carry around a gun but can't be bothered to do anything about the really arcane laws around other weapons, I'll never understand.


I would like to think that the reason is because the gun is the only thing that gives you a chance at battling against government forces, should that need arise. Good case for the lethality though... gun allowed then sword should be. You're still a highlander freak but hey.
 
Skr
2012-11-01 07:20:23 AM
MPLS has always been on the cutting edge of trends.
 
2012-11-01 07:22:42 AM
Was is rapier-rapier, or just regular rapier?

/because I really like rapiers.
 
2012-11-01 07:26:44 AM

MythDragon: Was is rapier-rapier, or just regular rapier?

/because I really like rapiers.


You said rapier more than once. I'm just wondering if it was a legitimate rapier.

/The Lord obviously wanted the stabbing
//He has a way of shutting the whole thing down
///slashie thrice
 
2012-11-01 07:33:33 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: RatMaster999: These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban.

Actually, in many places, a sword is a prohibited weapon. For example, in Texas carrying around that sword would have been a criminal offense. Why groups like the NRA that will defend to the death your right to carry around a gun but can't be bothered to do anything about the really arcane laws around other weapons, I'll never understand.


Maybe because the NRA is a *GUN* group, not a knife/sword/club/cosh/truncheon/nunchuck/crossbow/blowgun/whatever group.

It says "National Rifle Association", not "National Weapon Association", though I'd welcome that kind of NWA.
 
2012-11-01 07:35:16 AM

Hot Carl To Go: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: RatMaster999: These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban.

Actually, in many places, a sword is a prohibited weapon. For example, in Texas carrying around that sword would have been a criminal offense. Why groups like the NRA that will defend to the death your right to carry around a gun but can't be bothered to do anything about the really arcane laws around other weapons, I'll never understand.

I would like to think that the reason is because the gun is the only thing that gives you a chance at battling against government forces, should that need arise. Good case for the lethality though... gun allowed then sword should be. You're still a highlander freak but hey.


The real reason is that bladed weapons, outside of bayonets, perhaps, are not the NRA's bailiwick. They are a gun group. Naturally, they defend the Second Amendment as it relates to guns.
 
2012-11-01 07:39:06 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: RatMaster999: These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban.

Actually, in many places, a sword is a prohibited weapon. For example, in Texas carrying around that sword would have been a criminal offense. Why groups like the NRA that will defend to the death your right to carry around a gun but can't be bothered to do anything about the really arcane laws around other weapons, I'll never understand.


I would say its because gun owners were chased out of the Democratic party and the NRA had to find a home with the Republicans (who's leadership is less than gun friendly). In order to avoid stepping on its hosts toes, they temper their message to be more about hunters and sportsmen than defending war weapons, which is the intent of the 2nd amendment.

/Proof would be in how little attention the NRA or republicans have given to repealing the Hughes amendment or any of the knife laws that are obviously obsolete.
/A candidate who even spoke of an AWB should have been a non starter... but then politics happened.
/Forget swords. There are places that ban 2" knives because the handle is all evil like.
 
2012-11-01 07:42:00 AM

way south: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: RatMaster999: These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban.

Actually, in many places, a sword is a prohibited weapon. For example, in Texas carrying around that sword would have been a criminal offense. Why groups like the NRA that will defend to the death your right to carry around a gun but can't be bothered to do anything about the really arcane laws around other weapons, I'll never understand.

I would say its because gun owners were chased out of the Democratic party and the NRA had to find a home with the Republicans (who's leadership is less than gun friendly). In order to avoid stepping on its hosts toes, they temper their message to be more about hunters and sportsmen than defending war weapons, which is the intent of the 2nd amendment.

/Proof would be in how little attention the NRA or republicans have given to repealing the Hughes amendment or any of the knife laws that are obviously obsolete.
/A candidate who even spoke of an AWB should have been a non starter... but then politics happened.
/Forget swords. There are places that ban 2" knives because the handle is all evil like.


The NRA doesn't care about knives because it is a *GUN* organization.

When you remember that, the NRA's actions become perfectly logical from the viewpoint of a single issue organization.
 
2012-11-01 07:45:18 AM
Prosecutors hinted at mental illness.
 
2012-11-01 07:53:15 AM

MyNameIsMofuga: Prosecutors hinted at mental illness.


Yes, well, making a circle with your finger next to the side of your head is the generally accepted sign.
 
2012-11-01 08:33:26 AM

dittybopper: way south: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: RatMaster999: These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban.

Actually, in many places, a sword is a prohibited weapon. For example, in Texas carrying around that sword would have been a criminal offense. Why groups like the NRA that will defend to the death your right to carry around a gun but can't be bothered to do anything about the really arcane laws around other weapons, I'll never understand.

I would say its because gun owners were chased out of the Democratic party and the NRA had to find a home with the Republicans (who's leadership is less than gun friendly). In order to avoid stepping on its hosts toes, they temper their message to be more about hunters and sportsmen than defending war weapons, which is the intent of the 2nd amendment.

/Proof would be in how little attention the NRA or republicans have given to repealing the Hughes amendment or any of the knife laws that are obviously obsolete.
/A candidate who even spoke of an AWB should have been a non starter... but then politics happened.
/Forget swords. There are places that ban 2" knives because the handle is all evil like.

The NRA doesn't care about knives because it is a *GUN* organization.

When you remember that, the NRA's actions become perfectly logical from the viewpoint of a single issue organization.


The Hughes amendment?
The 68 GCA?
The NFA (especially the parts about suppressors and SBR's)?

As a single issue organization they've been slacking on their one issue.

/Meanwhile they spend a pretty penny defending hunting rights.
/Which, while related to firearms ownership, should have taken a back seat to ownership.
/Makes me wish the GOA or JPFO had an NRA sized budget.
 
2012-11-01 08:58:05 AM

way south: dittybopper: way south: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: RatMaster999: These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban.

Actually, in many places, a sword is a prohibited weapon. For example, in Texas carrying around that sword would have been a criminal offense. Why groups like the NRA that will defend to the death your right to carry around a gun but can't be bothered to do anything about the really arcane laws around other weapons, I'll never understand.

I would say its because gun owners were chased out of the Democratic party and the NRA had to find a home with the Republicans (who's leadership is less than gun friendly). In order to avoid stepping on its hosts toes, they temper their message to be more about hunters and sportsmen than defending war weapons, which is the intent of the 2nd amendment.

/Proof would be in how little attention the NRA or republicans have given to repealing the Hughes amendment or any of the knife laws that are obviously obsolete.
/A candidate who even spoke of an AWB should have been a non starter... but then politics happened.
/Forget swords. There are places that ban 2" knives because the handle is all evil like.

The NRA doesn't care about knives because it is a *GUN* organization.

When you remember that, the NRA's actions become perfectly logical from the viewpoint of a single issue organization.

The Hughes amendment?
The 68 GCA?
The NFA (especially the parts about suppressors and SBR's)?

As a single issue organization they've been slacking on their one issue.

/Meanwhile they spend a pretty penny defending hunting rights.
/Which, while related to firearms ownership, should have taken a back seat to ownership.
/Makes me wish the GOA or JPFO had an NRA sized budget.


NFA stuff is a *TINY* part of gun rights in general, and don't forget that up until 4 years ago, the general consensus among the legal community was that the Second Amendment *DIDN'T* apply to individuals.

I know it's frustrating, but it took 70 years for all those laws to accumulate, and it ain't gonna take just 7 years to roll them all back.

Part of it consists of what is called "battlespace preparation". You don't just go charging in head first, 'cause you'll lose, and lose badly. You have to gradually work up to it. Just like the pro-gun control forces didn't get everything they wanted all at once, neither can we expect to get that.

Also, the reality of the situation is that we have to accept that the NRA also has to cater to the Fudds, and can't afford to alienate them. That is a problem that will eventually solve itself, in that the "Gun Rights 1.0" people will eventually die off and the "Gun Rights 2.0" people, who are much more amenable to things like concealed carry, getting silencers off the NFA list, repealing the Hughes Amendment, etc., will eventually be the majority of the NRA. But it's a generational change that again, will take time.

That's not to say the NRA isn't without fault. It's just that you have to be realistic and take the long term view.

/Not an NRA member
//Was for a couple years back in the late 1990's.
///Organizations aren't my thing: I'm not in the ARRL despite being an avid ham radio operator either.
 
2012-11-01 09:23:58 AM
This is why Britain controls their bladed articles.

When you let teenagers roam free with steak knives and spoons (spoons that can be easily converted into fully automatic knives,) you're asking for trouble.

i.imgur.com
 
Biv
2012-11-01 09:35:53 AM
The guy killed me Mal. Killed me with a sword... how weird is that?!
 
2012-11-01 09:56:07 AM
Why would you stab with a samurai sword? Aren't they more suitable for chopping motions?
 
2012-11-01 10:12:10 AM
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Also...

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Call me Ishmael
 
2012-11-01 10:26:05 AM
mental illness + homicidal = swords

Why is this?
 
2012-11-01 10:36:40 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: RatMaster999: These things need to be covered under an assault weapons ban.

Actually, in many places, a sword is a prohibited weapon. For example, in Texas carrying around that sword would have been a criminal offense. Why groups like the NRA that will defend to the death your right to carry around a gun but can't be bothered to do anything about the really arcane laws around other weapons, I'll never understand.


Could it possibly be because of the R in NRA?
 
2012-11-01 12:31:56 PM

Jubeebee: Why would you stab with a samurai sword? Aren't they more suitable for chopping motions?


Slashing, to be specific.
I suspect the reason most people aren't proficient with a samurai sword is because they aren't samurai.
 
2012-11-01 01:50:49 PM

Call me Ishmael


She obviously did that one too many times. #ResultOfAnxiety
 
2012-11-01 07:51:09 PM

MythDragon: Was is rapier-rapier, or just regular rapier?

/because I really like rapiers.


That depends on if it's a legitimate rapier.
 
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