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(Chicago Sun-Times)   "I was just bluffing," says man with 47 guns who said he was going to shoot up a school. Notice the lack of laughter and amusement from your antics, sir   (suntimes.com) divider line 188
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2012-12-17 11:56:53 AM
Meyer, who was arrested Saturday on seven felony charges, then told his wife he would kill her "at the school" and "would kill as many people as he could before police could stop him police," Smith said.

He said police twice
 
2012-12-17 11:58:45 AM
People just have no sense of humor about this whole thing.
 
2012-12-17 12:06:39 PM
Did he have an .88 Magnum?
 
2012-12-17 12:07:14 PM
"If people followed through on all the threats they've ever made - things said in anger that they don't really mean and regret - our population in this country would be half of what it is,"

Au contraire! Not everyone who gets angry in this country is armed to the teeth with assault weapons.
 
2012-12-17 12:18:18 PM
This message brought to you by the same people who think it's funny to joke about bombs at the airport.
 
2012-12-17 12:25:10 PM

Sleeping Monkey: "If people followed through on all the threats they've ever made - things said in anger that they don't really mean and regret - our population in this country would be half of what it is,"

Au contraire! Not everyone who gets angry in this country is armed to the teeth with assault weapons.


Whar "assault weapons"? Over here? Nope. Maybe over there? Nope. None here.
Why the inflamitory words invention?

GWB burned this approach to the ground.
 
2012-12-17 12:28:00 PM
An assault weapon is any of various automatic and semiautomatic military firearms using an intermediate cartridge.[1] In the United States, there is a variety of statutory definitions of assault weapons in local, state, and federal laws that define them by a set of characteristics they possess. Using lists of physical features or specific firearms in defining assault weapons in the U.S. was first codified by the language of the now-expired 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.[2] sometimes described as military-style features useful in combat.[3] A common usage is to interchange the term with assault rifle, but unlike that term, "assault weapon" has no consistent or specific definition and so is subject to varying definitions for varying purposes, especially favored by gun grabbers promoting their agenda.
 
2012-12-17 12:29:06 PM

Sleeping Monkey: "If people followed through on all the threats they've ever made - things said in anger that they don't really mean and regret - our population in this country would be half of what it is,"

Au contraire! Not everyone who gets angry in this country is armed to the teeth with assault weapons.


That's why it'd be half left. If everyone was armed with assault weapons and all threats made in heated anger were followed through on there'd be 12 people left, and 3 cats. No dogs.
 
2012-12-17 12:34:59 PM

snocone: [2] sometimes described as military-style features useful in combat.[3]


Put a folding stock on my 22 250 bolt action rifle and you have an "assault" weapon.

How about a compass or a bottle opener?

/so want a bottler opener
// Now I really want to watch Deal of the Century again
 
2012-12-17 12:37:44 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: snocone: [2] sometimes described as military-style features useful in combat.[3]

Put a folding stock on my 22 250 bolt action rifle and you have an "assault" weapon.

How about a compass or a bottle opener?

/so want a bottler opener
// Now I really want to watch Deal of the Century again


So looking forward to Fearified Idiots that know nothing about guns/shooting to make some new unenforcible laws to play with.
Fascinating.
 
2012-12-17 12:39:09 PM
So, the police called his bluff. Too bad, slappy. Chalk it up to poor timing or something, yeah, poor timing.
 
2012-12-17 12:53:16 PM
How is this a followup when it was in the original article?
 
2012-12-17 12:59:46 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: snocone: [2] sometimes described as military-style features useful in combat.[3]

Put a folding stock on my 22 250 bolt action rifle and you have an "assault" weapon.

How about a compass or a bottle opener?

/so want a bottler opener
// Now I really want to watch Deal of the Century again


Only if the compass is in the stock, and also has a thing that tells time.
 
2012-12-17 12:59:55 PM
Wait, so you mean this WASN'T a shadowy conspiracy or a thing he never said?!?!

He ACTUALLY said that?!

This is my shocked face. Really. I'm truly shocked. Surely those from the other thread claiming it MUST be a conspiracy will appear in this one to offer their apologies.
 
2012-12-17 01:00:51 PM
and now you'll be just catching

/in jail
 
2012-12-17 01:01:01 PM
I can't believe that in this country guns are considered a right and not a privileged.
 
2012-12-17 01:02:25 PM
Inbreeding is so, so sad.
 
2012-12-17 01:02:28 PM
I could see a guy saying this...a person of low intellect, who in a fit of anger says the most horrible thing he can think of at the moment, this being a school shooting, as it was fresh in his mind. Yes, he's an asshole for saying it, but it's doubtful if he was really going to do it. If he had plans to do that, he would have just done it.
 
2012-12-17 01:02:31 PM
He certainly is not a Vulcan
 
2012-12-17 01:03:08 PM
47 guns? Just how many guns do you need?
 
2012-12-17 01:03:32 PM
Can't you still go to prison for even joking that you plan a murder?
 
2012-12-17 01:03:57 PM
"I can't believe that in this country guns are considered a right and not a privileged."
They are both, like voting and can be taken away under the law for various things.

/next question
 
2012-12-17 01:04:10 PM

scottydoesntknow: Meyer, who was arrested Saturday on seven felony charges, then told his wife he would kill her "at the school" and "would kill as many people as he could before police could stop him police," Smith said.

He said police twice


The police police police the police.
 
2012-12-17 01:04:17 PM
Domestic violence leading to more violence? Hilarious! I bet his audience was in stitches!

Oh, wait, she was so fearful for her life that she called the police. Chalk it up to poor delivery!
 
2012-12-17 01:04:30 PM
47 guns?! Try not to shoot anyone on the way to the parking lot.
 
2012-12-17 01:06:25 PM
He only gets this way when he drinks. Nothing to worry about.:
 
2012-12-17 01:07:01 PM
Stipulating that this guy is an epic jerk who should be locked up:

1. Weren't most of those 47 antiques?
2. If (1), then isn't the "47 guns" headline sensationalist garbage that distorts the real situation?
 
2012-12-17 01:07:09 PM
47 AKs.
 
2012-12-17 01:07:11 PM

WizardofToast: Can't you still go to prison for even joking that you plan a murder?


You are asking if the DA will consider his "defense" of it was a "joke".
Should leave it up to a jury.

Plus, this is pretty much identical to saying you have a bomb in your bag at an airport and he should spend a shiat ton of years in prison.

or death

jokes dont normally get reported to the police
 
2012-12-17 01:07:11 PM

pippi longstocking: I can't believe that in this country guns are considered a right and not a privileged.


The plan was for the word to be obligation.
 
2012-12-17 01:08:23 PM
I called this yesterday, his old lady got fed up with his crap and called the cops.

If every wild threat were taken seriously, there would be an entire division of the FBI just following up on Fark politics tab posts.
 
2012-12-17 01:08:28 PM

namatad: WizardofToast: Can't you still go to prison for even joking that you plan a murder?

You are asking if the DA will consider his "defense" of it was a "joke".
Should leave it up to a jury.

Plus, this is pretty much identical to saying you have a bomb in your bag at an airport and he should spend a shiat ton of years in prison.

or death

jokes dont normally get reported to the police


Back the bus up, this is NEWS.
On TV.
Words from talking heads.
Use yours.
 
2012-12-17 01:08:30 PM

D_Evans45: 47 guns? Just how many guns do you need?


Well, if you assume an average window takes about 4 planks to board up, that leaves three cracks that need a barrel sticking out. Based on this, he must have at least 10 windows to defend.

www.imageenvision.com
 
2012-12-17 01:08:46 PM

WizardofToast: Can't you still go to prison for even joking that you plan a murder?


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2012-12-17 01:09:02 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Put a folding stock on my 22 250 bolt action rifle and you have an "assault" weapon.


Depends on the state. I know in states that still have some form of the assault weapons ban from the 90's; bolt action was usually not considered an assault weapon and was exempt. So you could have a huge custom mag, folding stock, flash hider and such and it isn't an assault weapon. Some people are very fast with a bolt.
 
2012-12-17 01:09:09 PM
Just take his guns and replace them with air rifles.
 
2012-12-17 01:09:47 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: This message brought to you by the same people who think it's funny to joke about bombs at the airport.


Several years ago I was standing in line to board a plane when a group of travelers came up. A few minutes later, another member of their group came up and was joking about how he would have been there sooner but he had a hard time getting the bomb through security. Everybody in the line jumped his ass abut making stupid comments like that. Fortunately everybody around who heard, knew he was joking so we didn't have to deal with an OMG he's got a bomb evacuation of the terminal.

On the other hand. After the rectal probe by TSA and the FBI I bet he wouldn't have made a joke like that again. But I sure as hell didn't want to be stuck in Phoenix any more than I had to.
 
2012-12-17 01:10:43 PM

pippi longstocking: I can't believe that in this country guns are considered a right and not a privileged.


I know! Living in a free society IS awesome! But don't worry, we'll be getting rid of it soon enough.
 
2012-12-17 01:12:04 PM

JohnAnnArbor: Stipulating that this guy is an epic jerk who should be locked up:

1. Weren't most of those 47 antiques?
2. If (1), then isn't the "47 guns" headline sensationalist garbage that distorts the real situation?


FTA: "Although police found 47 guns and ammunition hidden throughout Meyer's two-story home after they arrested him, Smith said most of those weapons were antique collector guns and he believes Meyer was not serious about his school threat."

So yes and yes.
 
2012-12-17 01:12:25 PM

maachubo: pippi longstocking: I can't believe that in this country guns are considered a right and not a privileged.

I know! Living in a free society IS awesome! But don't worry, we'll be getting rid of it soon enough.


your current legal arsenal will not be enough to overthrow a tyrant. Owning guns is nothing at all about maintaining a free society anymore
 
2012-12-17 01:13:57 PM

snocone: An assault weapon is any of various automatic and semiautomatic military firearms using an intermediate cartridge.[1] In the United States, there is a variety of statutory definitions of assault weapons in local, state, and federal laws that define them by a set of characteristics they possess. Using lists of physical features or specific firearms in defining assault weapons in the U.S. was first codified by the language of the now-expired 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.[2] sometimes described as military-style features useful in combat.[3] A common usage is to interchange the term with assault rifle, but unlike that term, "assault weapon" has no consistent or specific definition and so is subject to varying definitions for varying purposes, especially favored by gun grabbers promoting their agenda.


I like how you latch on to the last part while ignoring the rest of what you posted. Due to no consistent definition existing in common usage, it is a semantic argument to say that someone following common usage is wrong because they do not use your own more specific definition.

For example, a semiautomatic ar15 would fall under the common usage of the term 'assault rifle', even if you don't like it.

It's one of those "both are right while both are wrong" things...
 
2012-12-17 01:15:44 PM

maachubo: pippi longstocking: I can't believe that in this country guns are considered a right and not a privileged.

I know! Living in a free society IS awesome! But don't worry, we'll be getting rid of it soon enough.


I've lived my whole life without a gun. It's really not so bad.
 
2012-12-17 01:17:22 PM

Marcus Aurelius: People just have no sense of humor about this whole thing.


It's never funny if you have to explain the joke.
 
2012-12-17 01:18:39 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: scottydoesntknow: Meyer, who was arrested Saturday on seven felony charges, then told his wife he would kill her "at the school" and "would kill as many people as he could before police could stop him police," Smith said.

He said police twice

The police police police the police.


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2012-12-17 01:18:51 PM

Sleeping Monkey: Au contraire! Not everyone who gets angry in this country is armed to the teeth with assault weapons.


FTA; Although police found 47 guns and ammunition, Smith said most of those weapons were antique collector guns

So, fabricating inflammatory 'facts' to muddy the discussion then. Joy. Would you prefer to be under the 'troll' or the 'ignore' list?
 
2012-12-17 01:18:53 PM
I could have sworn reliable Farkers informed us that the wife made it all up because 'biatches be lying'.
 
2012-12-17 01:19:14 PM

skullkrusher: maachubo: pippi longstocking: I can't believe that in this country guns are considered a right and not a privileged.

I know! Living in a free society IS awesome! But don't worry, we'll be getting rid of it soon enough.

your current legal arsenal will not be enough to overthrow a tyrant. Owning guns is nothing at all about maintaining a free society anymore


Once upon a time tyrants cut fingers off to prevent citizens bearing the assault weapons of the day.
Did not work then, weapon control still will not work.

THE PROBLEM IS THE HUMAN, NOT THE WEAPON
ADDRESS THE PROBLEM, you weak frightened fools.
Remote control will not make you safe. Not ever. Safety is your own job. Learn how.
 
2012-12-17 01:19:37 PM
Cohen the Barbarian: JohnAnnArbor: Stipulating that this guy is an epic jerk who should be locked up:

1. Weren't most of those 47 antiques?
2. If (1), then isn't the "47 guns" headline sensationalist garbage that distorts the real situation?

FTA: "Although police found 47 guns and ammunition hidden throughout Meyer's two-story home after they arrested him, Smith said most of those weapons were antique collector guns and he believes Meyer was not serious about his school threat."

So yes and yes.


Has this been said yet? Because I think it has.
 
2012-12-17 01:20:43 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: This message brought to you by the same people who think it's funny to joke about bombs at the airport.


Luckily they usually get what they deserve. Hope this guy does too. Is/was he actually dangerous? I dont know, never met the guy. If he is then hes on the radar now, if not he needs to learn a good lesson, and be a lesson to others.

pippi longstocking: I can't believe that in this country guns are considered a right and not a privileged.


The made this thing called "The Constitution" back when they established the United States. It also makes what we are doing right now a "right". Several other things too. You should look it up sometime.
 
2012-12-17 01:20:56 PM

snocone: Safety is your own job. Learn how.


It's a dog eat dog world out there. If you don't know how to kill a man at least ten different ways then you deserve to be eaten alive.
 
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