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2012-12-19 12:38:37 AM
Who's going to protect your daughter now, Mom?
 
2012-12-19 12:55:23 AM
fwiw, this happened last Thursday, a day before the Conn. shootings.

doesn't make her any less of a dumbass, but I think that had she waited another day, she may have reconsidered her actions.

then again, maybe not.
 
2012-12-19 03:44:50 AM
no matter when it happened......yeesh....mother of the year? i don't know if I would be more scared of the gun or the bags under the eyes.

She seriously looks like she needs some sleep.

cbsdenver.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-19 09:30:48 AM
This wouldn't have happened with a bolt-action handgun.
 
2012-12-19 09:51:22 AM

homelessdude: She seriously looks like she needs some sleep.



Can't tell if those are scabs around her nose or not... meth?
 
2012-12-19 09:52:52 AM
aren't all handguns pretty much semiautomatic? unless you have a single-action revolver, i guess. 
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-12-19 09:58:54 AM
At least it wasn't a full automatic assault handgun like an AK-Glock. That would have been REALLY bad
 
2012-12-19 10:00:03 AM
What Americans should really be worried about, outside of regulation and restrictions, is that the reporting of gun ownership and usage will make it appear that it is completely normal, common, and acceptable by society to use firearms to address everyday problems.
 
The appearance of common ownership and usage will increase the negative incidents. The NRA really didn't think their plan through.
 
2012-12-19 10:50:08 AM
The NRA needs to be closed down.  They've contributed to a culture of armed violence and blocked reasonable attempts to require registration and require gun safety and training.
 
Most of my gun owning friends agree.  None are NRA members, couldn't handle the derp.
 
I think responsible and well trained gun ownership is possible, but the NRA has made sure that instead we have an effing shooting gallery made up of untrained armed asswits.  It needs to stop. 
 
Shut the effing NRA down, then have a reasonable discussion on what can and cannot be done to fix the mess the NRA significantly helped to create.
 
2012-12-19 11:00:42 AM
The idea that "If I have a beef with someone I can, as a private citizen, just go wave a gun around and scare everyone into submission with absolutely zero consequences -- and to increase the difficulty setting I'm going to wave the gun at teenagers on school grounds " is so asstardedly stupid I'm surprised that someone who thinks that way is capable of knowing which end of said gun to hold.
 
The first question on the background check should be "Are you going to use this gun to show everyone what a badass you are by pulling it out to try and intimidate someone who cut you off in traffic, took the last tater tots in the lunchroom and/or enjoyed an episode of 'Hillybilly Handfishing' you thought was trite and derivative?"
 
2012-12-19 11:15:56 AM
This never would have happened if her daughter and those bullies were allowed to carry guns.
 
2012-12-19 11:16:15 AM
If we arm the bullies, they'll be able to defend themselves from gun-toting mothers.
 
2012-12-19 11:16:33 AM
Bet they won't bully her daughter again.
 
2012-12-19 11:17:12 AM
Madafakin WILD PIGS ERRYWHERE!!!!!111!!!!1
 
2012-12-19 11:18:15 AM
/facepalm
 
2012-12-19 11:18:49 AM
"Brandishing" is a crime no matter if it's a gun, knife, sword, or any other weapon.
 
2012-12-19 11:19:19 AM
Bullies serve a real purpose as nature's way of correcting abberant behaviour. Anti-Bullying measures are counter-productive. Without a bully to make him conform, a misfit continues to wallow in his own misery. With a bully, the misfit is given hard and firm lessons about fitting into society.
 
2012-12-19 11:19:42 AM

Generation_D: The NRA needs to be closed down.  They've contributed to a culture of armed violence and blocked reasonable attempts to require registration and require gun safety and training.
 
Most of my gun owning friends agree.  None are NRA members, couldn't handle the derp.
 
I think responsible and well trained gun ownership is possible, but the NRA has made sure that instead we have an effing shooting gallery made up of untrained armed asswits.  It needs to stop. 
 
Shut the effing NRA down, then have a reasonable discussion on what can and cannot be done to fix the mess the NRA significantly helped to create.



That'll help, but it won't fix everything.  Their brand of dumbass has infused this country, making reasoned debate impossible.  Just look at the Tennessee bill that would require an armed teacher or resource officer on campus.  This is what the NRA has gotten us: the idea that somehow people who decide to go on mass shootings are deterred by other people with guns.  It's absurd.  If you're going to do something like this, the target is chosen for a reason and it isn't because you don't expect to get shot.  It's because you want to hurt people there.
 
I guarantee that bill will pass too.  The GOP has a supermajority in the TN assembly.  They can suspend normal rules by a party line vote whenever they want.
 
2012-12-19 11:19:52 AM
Dear America,

Once everyone in your country has killed each other, can I have Disneyland?

Sincerely,

WhippingBoy
 
2012-12-19 11:20:06 AM

Generation_D: The NRA needs to be closed down.  They've contributed to a culture of armed violence and blocked reasonable attempts to require registration and require gun safety and training.
 
Most of my gun owning friends agree.  None are NRA members, couldn't handle the derp.
 
I think responsible and well trained gun ownership is possible, but the NRA has made sure that instead we have an effing shooting gallery made up of untrained armed asswits.  It needs to stop. 
 
Shut the effing NRA down, then have a reasonable discussion on what can and cannot be done to fix the mess the NRA significantly helped to create.


Without the NRA the 2nd amendment would have been hollowed out a long time ago. Your friends sound like FUDDs.
 
2012-12-19 11:20:13 AM
Oh no, not SEMI AUTOMATIC!!!

Subby are you sure it wasn't an AK-47 or a rocket launcher?
 
2012-12-19 11:20:25 AM
Man, the media has really turned "semiautomatic" into a scary word.

There are basically 2 types of handguns: pistols and revolvers. Pistols are semiautos (unless they are single shot).

In fact, the argument could be made for a double action revolver to be "semiauto", because the act of pulling the trigger reloads another round, by advancing the cylinder.

/biatch was crazy, tho...
 
2012-12-19 11:20:46 AM

Rapmaster2000: This wouldn't have happened with a bolt-action handgun.


If you just say "handgun", then it doesn't scare your readers enough and doesn't generate the desired level of hysterical panic and outrage.
 
2012-12-19 11:20:49 AM
fark bullies, they're to blame for school shootings.

Want to end the violence?

Teach your little shiats that picking on kids in school is dangerous to their lives, that every time they shove them into a locker, laugh at them, make fun of their clothing, or call them poor, they're getting one step closer to that kid snapping.
 
2012-12-19 11:20:51 AM
She should have done it off the school grounds... what a dumbass.
 
2012-12-19 11:20:58 AM

litespeed74: Bet they won't bully her daughter again.



Actually, I'm betting on it getting worse.
 
2012-12-19 11:21:27 AM
Boy, do we love guns in the US. Nevermind talking out our problems and compromising, that's for losers. Let's just shoot each other.

Someone on one of these posts the other day made a comment about the relation of gun ownership to fear. I think they may be on to something.
 
2012-12-19 11:21:30 AM
She BELIEVED they were bullying her daughter. Its possible they were but its possible they weren't also.

If it was my kid she waived a gun at, she'd be safer behind bars.
 
2012-12-19 11:21:38 AM
Wow, a semi-automatic? Those should be banned! All guns should hold one bullet max.

/even shotguns are semi-auto often
 
2012-12-19 11:21:39 AM
You can't fix stupid.
 
2012-12-19 11:22:21 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The idea that "If I have a beef with someone I can, as a private citizen, just go wave a gun around and scare everyone into submission with absolutely zero consequences -- and to increase the difficulty setting I'm going to wave the gun at teenagers on school grounds " is so asstardedly stupid I'm surprised that someone who thinks that way is capable of knowing which end of said gun to hold.
 
The first question on the background check should be "Are you going to use this gun to show everyone what a badass you are by pulling it out to try and intimidate someone who cut you off in traffic, took the last tater tots in the lunchroom and/or enjoyed an episode of 'Hillybilly Handfishing' you thought was trite and derivative?"


My gawd, man. Have you no sense of honor? These acts you speak of are provocative and demand an armed reaction.
 
2012-12-19 11:22:56 AM

Generation_D: The NRA needs to be closed down.  They've contributed to a culture of armed violence and blocked reasonable attempts to require registration and require gun safety and training.
 
Most of my gun owning friends agree.  None are NRA members, couldn't handle the derp.
 
I think responsible and well trained gun ownership is possible, but the NRA has made sure that instead we have an effing shooting gallery made up of untrained armed asswits.  It needs to stop. 
 
Shut the effing NRA down, then have a reasonable discussion on what can and cannot be done to fix the mess the NRA significantly helped to create.


I think there should be required training and registration before you can exercise your Right to free speech. Otherwise, we end up with an effing shooting gallery of untrained asswits. It needs to stop.
 
2012-12-19 11:23:40 AM
Good lord, another parent of the year candidate - can we treat these like Fark headlines and vote for our favorite? I don't care if this was pre or post Newtown - this is DUMB, MORONIC and accomplishes NADA. I hate to judge and all, but really? This was the best way to help your child?

I'm sure the girl is beyond mortified that her Mom is a doofus and has not only made things worse for her but now she's going to be subject to even more ridicule.

I hope this child gets help (there are folks that can help her out there, I hope she finds them ASAP) and that she does have at least one sane family / close friend out there that is in her corner.

Again, no winners...
 
2012-12-19 11:23:58 AM

GAT_00: Generation_D: The NRA needs to be closed down.  They've contributed to a culture of armed violence and blocked reasonable attempts to require registration and require gun safety and training.
 
Most of my gun owning friends agree.  None are NRA members, couldn't handle the derp.
 
I think responsible and well trained gun ownership is possible, but the NRA has made sure that instead we have an effing shooting gallery made up of untrained armed asswits.  It needs to stop. 
 
Shut the effing NRA down, then have a reasonable discussion on what can and cannot be done to fix the mess the NRA significantly helped to create.


That'll help, but it won't fix everything.  Their brand of dumbass has infused this country, making reasoned debate impossible.  Just look at the Tennessee bill that would require an armed teacher or resource officer on campus.  This is what the NRA has gotten us: the idea that somehow people who decide to go on mass shootings are deterred by other people with guns.  It's absurd.  If you're going to do something like this, the target is chosen for a reason and it isn't because you don't expect to get shot.  It's because you want to hurt people there.
 
I guarantee that bill will pass too.  The GOP has a supermajority in the TN assembly.  They can suspend normal rules by a party line vote whenever they want.


I had a convo with a pro-gun co-worker yesterday who I respect a lot. He tends to be very libertarian so I knew where he'd stand. The long and short of it is, he basically thinks that someone going on a stabbing spree with a knife is just as bad and has the same outcome as mass shootings. I submit that this is not a rational conclusion.
 
2012-12-19 11:23:59 AM

zabadu: You can't fix stupid.


There is a big bike ride in CO called Ride the Rockies and another sub-genius was arrested for threatening the riders with a shotgun.
 
2012-12-19 11:23:59 AM
You go girl! Stand that ground!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-19 11:24:19 AM

FlashHarry: aren't all handguns pretty much semiautomatic? unless you have a single-action revolver, i guess. 



No, a double action revolver is not semi-automatic.
 
2012-12-19 11:24:37 AM
Stand your ground mom.
 
2012-12-19 11:24:42 AM

iron_city_ap: She BELIEVED they were bullying her daughter. Its possible they were but its possible they weren't also.

If it was my kid she waived a gun at, she'd be safer behind bars.


If it was your kid maybe you should beat your kid for doing the bullying, kids aren't just making that shiat up, most of the time they're hiding it from their parents to the best of their abilities.

I had a PTSD-suffering Vietnam vet for a father, He would have put this woman to shame if i told him half the shiat that happened at school.
 
2012-12-19 11:24:44 AM
Watch all the gun nuts hone in on "semi-automatic" vs actually engaging in a constructive discussion and solution. And, yes, this situation does require a solution.
 
2012-12-19 11:25:16 AM
She sounds like a winner.
 
I know that whenever I wave a gun around to make a point, it all works out and I end up facing no consequences whatsoever.
 
2012-12-19 11:25:18 AM

Generation_D: The NRA needs to be closed down.  They've contributed to a culture of armed violence and blocked reasonable attempts to require registration and require gun safety and training.
 
Most of my gun owning friends agree.  None are NRA members, couldn't handle the derp.
 
I think responsible and well trained gun ownership is possible, but the NRA has made sure that instead we have an effing shooting gallery made up of untrained armed asswits.  It needs to stop. 
 
Shut the effing NRA down, then have a reasonable discussion on what can and cannot be done to fix the mess the NRA significantly helped to create.


Noone offers more training or firearms education classes/seminars than the NRA.

The NRA has spent like 10m lobbying...the NRA foundation has spent 180 mill on training.
 
2012-12-19 11:25:38 AM
Here's a picture of the daughter. She was being bullied because she was taking all the lunch money, would not make a sandwich.
 
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-19 11:25:47 AM

CruJones: Wow, a semi-automatic? Those should be banned! All guns should hold one bullet max.

/even shotguns are semi-auto often


I am old-school and still have a few single shots. One is a 36 inch barrel 12 gauge goose gun. Hurts to think about the kick.
 
2012-12-19 11:25:56 AM

hinten: What Americans should really be worried about, outside of regulation and restrictions, is that the reporting of gun ownership and usage will make it appear that it is completely normal, common, and acceptable by society to use firearms to address everyday problems


Tried to find a picture of Homer shooting the lights in his house to turn them off... GIS failed me.
 
2012-12-19 11:26:08 AM

zabadu: You can't fix stupid.


You can with a gun.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-19 11:26:15 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Rapmaster2000: This wouldn't have happened with a bolt-action handgun.

If you just say "handgun", then it doesn't scare your readers enough and doesn't generate the desired level of hysterical panic and outrage.



Yes, it's silly to be worried about a crazy person with a gun at a school.
 
2012-12-19 11:26:35 AM

Generation_D: The NRA needs to be closed down.  They've contributed to a culture of armed violence and blocked reasonable attempts to require registration and require gun safety and training.
 
Most of my gun owning friends agree.  None are NRA members, couldn't handle the derp.
 
I think responsible and well trained gun ownership is possible, but the NRA has made sure that instead we have an effing shooting gallery made up of untrained armed asswits.  It needs to stop. 
 
Shut the effing NRA down, then have a reasonable discussion on what can and cannot be done to fix the mess the NRA significantly helped to create.


This.

For decades, the NRA fought to make sure anyone, anywhere could get an untraceable gun.

Now they argue that you can't ban guns because anyone, anywhere could have an untraceable gun.

They've encouraged more fear and death in America than Al-Qaeda.

Score another point for "responsible owners" who are nice and responsible right up to the point where they could kill someone, or actually do kill someone.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-19 11:27:04 AM

had98c: If we arm the bullies, they'll be able to defend themselves from gun-toting mothers.



That will be an NRA talking point soon.
 
2012-12-19 11:27:40 AM

hinten: Watch all the gun nuts hone in on "semi-automatic" vs actually engaging in a constructive discussion and solution. And, yes, this situation does require a solution.


If you don't want it to be a hot-button topic, why bother including it in the description of the gun? It was clearly added to increase the hysteria over the story, so you can't get bent out of shape when it then upsets people.
 
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