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2013-01-10 12:53:11 PM  
Some people say idiots shouldn't have guns. I say it's a self-correcting problem.
 
2013-01-10 12:55:44 PM  

boinkingbill: GranoblasticMan: Still, you have to wonder what was going through his mind.

/oblig

A bullet! Well, after he pulled the trigger that is.


ಠ_ಠ

Yes. That's the joke. Thank you for explaining it to everyone.
 
2013-01-10 12:58:00 PM  

tjsands1118: HotWingConspiracy: So can we at least agree that some level of mandatory training should be required for people that wish to own guns?

I think hunter's safety should be mandatory for all junior high students. I'm from Montana, so pretty much everyone takes it then anyhow. But yeah rule #1 always treat a gun like it's loaded, #2 never point the barrel at anything you don't want to shoot.


So technically this is a suicide and not an accident.
 
2013-01-10 12:58:40 PM  

LessO2: No Florida tag?

Then again, we should have a Darwin tag.


We do, the Florida tag cover 87% Darwinesc crap that happens.
 
2013-01-10 12:58:43 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Absolutely classic.
There must be an entire section of Hell populated exclusively by guys who did this.


That is kind of a funny concept to imagine:
I picture a segregated hell with general groups and sub groups. So anyone with a fatal gun shot to the head is the main group, broken down into accidental, suicide, murdered, and Mexicans at 12:01am New Year's Day. They could all gather around the lava pit and listen to Kurt Cobain play guitar and gurgle.
 
2013-01-10 01:01:15 PM  

clevernamehere: GranoblasticMan: FTA:
Witness told officers that Shaw, his uncle, grandparents and some friends were on the back patio talking when he showed them a .38-caliber revolver, police said.

Shaw told them that he kept one round out of the firing chamber to prevent an accidental shooting, according to police.

Somebody forgot (or didn't know) that revolvers advance to the next chamber before firing.

As demonstrated in the last big gun control thread, I don't know much about guns, but I knew that.

/Also know to treat every gun as loaded and ready to fire
//Only point it at the ground or something you want to kill

Solid State Vittles: Revolver huh? Bet his brains were here, there, and everywhere.

Nice.


I want to tell you, she said, Dr.Robert could do nothing for the man.
 
2013-01-10 01:05:03 PM  
Way to end a family gathering with a bang.
 
2013-01-10 01:05:53 PM  

brimed03: Both dad and son killed by guns.
Smith&Wesson really have it out for this family. That, or Darwin sacrificed creativity for eliminating that particular genetic line quickly.

/whaddya want to bet junior got the gun for "self protection" as a result of the father's death?


Wow, they were goth killed by guns? Not by really, really poor choices?

Walk out into the freeway and see what happens. I know, lets ban freeways.

You guys crack me up.
 
2013-01-10 01:06:05 PM  

ongbok: Way to end a family gathering with a bang.


I hope you're happy. You've ruined Christmas.
 
2013-01-10 01:06:30 PM  

Confusean: Hector Remarkable: Absolutely classic.
There must be an entire section of Hell populated exclusively by guys who did this.

That is kind of a funny concept to imagine:
I picture a segregated hell with general groups and sub groups. So anyone with a fatal gun shot to the head is the main group, broken down into accidental, suicide, murdered, and Mexicans at 12:01am New Year's Day. They could all gather around the lava pit and listen to Kurt Cobain play guitar and gurgle.


Does Jon-Erik Hexum get his own special place? What about Brandon Lee?
 
2013-01-10 01:09:27 PM  

Pincy: I think we should encourage all gun nuts to prove just how safe their guns are.


By all means. Some of us were actually taught that you don't aim a gun at anything you don't intend to kill.

/Firearm safety 101: a gun is always loaded, even when it's not.
 
2013-01-10 01:10:44 PM  

Crewmannumber6: ongbok: Way to end a family gathering with a bang.

I hope you're happy. You've ruined Christmas.


Or made it one that will be remembered for years!
 
2013-01-10 01:12:22 PM  

damndirtyape: Pincy: I think we should encourage all gun nuts to prove just how safe their guns are.

I do, every day for the last 20+ years. Never shot anyone including myself nor ever had a negligent discharge.


Yeah, and for every person who handles it safely, there is an idiot. Do you really want some of the drivers you've seen on the road with guns. Or maybe you never had people drive towards you going the wrong way on a one-way road.

But then again, you might have just been lucky. The dead man thought he was safe. And most idiots with guns don't die by them or kill someone with them. So saying that you are not dead is not very meaningful.

But the simple reality remains that...

...for every time someone uses a gun for self-defense:

4 get shot accidentally
7 criminal uses.
11 suicide attempts.

Chuck Darwin is winning big time.

cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2013-01-10 01:18:18 PM  
Man you can't even make up a story that bad and convince someone it's true.

Please tell me that is the end of the for that gene pool.
 
2013-01-10 01:21:04 PM  
Hm, maybe we don't need gun control.
 
2013-01-10 01:21:27 PM  

GranoblasticMan: FTA:
Witness told officers that Shaw, his uncle, grandparents and some friends were on the back patio talking when he showed them a .38-caliber revolver, police said.

Shaw told them that he kept one round out of the firing chamber to prevent an accidental shooting, according to police.

Somebody forgot (or didn't know) that revolvers advance to the next chamber before firing.


This
 
2013-01-10 01:21:58 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: damndirtyape: Pincy: I think we should encourage all gun nuts to prove just how safe their guns are.

I do, every day for the last 20+ years. Never shot anyone including myself nor ever had a negligent discharge.

Yeah, and for every person who handles it safely, there is an idiot. Do you really want some of the drivers you've seen on the road with guns. Or maybe you never had people drive towards you going the wrong way on a one-way road.

But then again, you might have just been lucky. The dead man thought he was safe. And most idiots with guns don't die by them or kill someone with them. So saying that you are not dead is not very meaningful.

But the simple reality remains that...

...for every time someone uses a gun for self-defense:

4 get shot accidentally
7 criminal uses.
11 suicide attempts.

Chuck Darwin is winning big time.


There are 8-10 million accidental gun injuries annually in the United States?
 
2013-01-10 01:22:09 PM  

Bf+: Carn: david_gaithersburg: d23: Is this what the NRA means when they say it would be safer for EVERYONE to have a gun?

The biggest idiots and most careless will simply shoot themselves?

.
Well it would eliminate the progressive wing of the Democratic Party pretty quick.

LOL


Ah, another fine example of Republican humor.
Care to explain the joke and how, exactly, you considered it funny?


If you dont get it....... i got this safe gun I would like to show you.
 
2013-01-10 01:25:26 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Hm, maybe we don't need gun control.


If only there was a good guy there with a gun to stop him...
 
2013-01-10 01:26:54 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Hm, maybe we don't need gun control.


Unfortunately, bullets fly in a (generally) straight line and are not stupid-seeking missiles.
 
2013-01-10 01:30:45 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: ...for every time someone uses a gun for self-defense:

4 get shot accidentally
7 criminal uses.
11 suicide attempts.

Chuck Darwin is winning big time.

[cdn.theatlantic.com image 550x425]


Whose DGU number are you using, because the Federal Government says it happens about 1.5 million times a year... Meaning that for your numbers to be true roughly 6 million people are accidentally shot every year.

Seems a wee bit high.
 
2013-01-10 01:31:19 PM  

lordjupiter: Gyrfalcon: Hm, maybe we don't need gun control.

Unfortunately, bullets fly in a (generally) straight line and are not stupid-seeking missiles.


Is there a way to change that?
 
2013-01-10 01:31:54 PM  

chrylis: TheMysteriousStranger: damndirtyape: Pincy: I think we should encourage all gun nuts to prove just how safe their guns are.

I do, every day for the last 20+ years. Never shot anyone including myself nor ever had a negligent discharge.

Yeah, and for every person who handles it safely, there is an idiot. Do you really want some of the drivers you've seen on the road with guns. Or maybe you never had people drive towards you going the wrong way on a one-way road.

But then again, you might have just been lucky. The dead man thought he was safe. And most idiots with guns don't die by them or kill someone with them. So saying that you are not dead is not very meaningful.

But the simple reality remains that...

...for every time someone uses a gun for self-defense:

4 get shot accidentally
7 criminal uses.
11 suicide attempts.

Chuck Darwin is winning big time.

There are 8-10 million accidental gun injuries annually in the United States?


...2-2.5 million people actually use a gun for self defense annually?
 
2013-01-10 01:33:02 PM  

Kibbler: Chicago's search for a new guitarist continues.


35 year old jokes are LULZ. Old enough to remember.
 
2013-01-10 01:39:13 PM  
More people die by the blade, than by the bullet. And cars.
 
2013-01-10 01:40:28 PM  

GranoblasticMan: Still, you have to wonder what was going through his mind.

/oblig


About 158 grains of lead, probably.
 
2013-01-10 01:40:46 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: So can we at least agree that some level of mandatory training should be required for people that wish to own guns?


That's taking away my rights!! Whrbl!!

Seriously there is something wrong.
 
2013-01-10 01:43:18 PM  

Pick: More people die by the blade, than by the bullet. And cars.


We should issue cars to our military members then.
 
2013-01-10 01:45:26 PM  

Carn: Pick: More people die by the blade, than by the bullet. And cars.

We should issue cars to our military members then.


Have Obama take away all the military's guns and replace them with knives and hammers. Watch millions of right wing heads explode simultaneously.
 
zeg
2013-01-10 01:47:41 PM  

Valiente: Good advice, but really, if you bother to check, you generally know. Guns aren't magical devices capable of materializing ammo in previously empty chambers. Well, outside of most action movies, anyway.


You're not trying to guard against a breach of the laws of physics so much as a simple human error.......

Never go up against a Darwinian when death is on the line.
 
2013-01-10 01:47:57 PM  

Cythraul: It's ridiculous just how often this scenario happens.  I read in an article only a couple of years ago how a guy shot himself in the head while showing his girlfriend how safe the weapon was.

To be that stupid.  If someone I loved died this way, I'd go to their funeral in mourning and in anger.  I'd be saddened by the loss, but very angry at them for being so farking stupid.


I'd be angrier at the bad influence and take it out on his best Bud.

/Dwyer, you silly bear.
 
2013-01-10 01:49:14 PM  
The proper way to see if a gun is loaded is to look down the barrel of it.

4.bp.blogspot.com

(and then, hand your beer to the guy next to you to hold and say "Hey - watch this!")

/God Bless Darwin
 
2013-01-10 01:51:09 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: But the simple reality remains that...

...for every time someone uses a gun for self-defense:

4 get shot accidentally
7 criminal uses.
11 suicide attempts.


Debatable statistics.
For every self defense shooting there are many more incidents were the suspect got spooked by the threat of force. Leaving very little paperwork.
Most people aren't stupid enough to check if a gun is loaded by looking down the barrel.

...Most people.

/There are only four big rules to safe gun use and this guy broke all of them.
/Treat gun as loaded, keep finger off trigger, never point at things you don't want to destroy, be aware of what's behind the target.
/You can't child proof the world for people like that.
 
2013-01-10 01:51:39 PM  

ChipNASA: OMG....let's just go over this one.more.time.... Learned it in Basic Training......

DO NOT EVER POINT A WEAPON, LOADED OR UNLOADED (cause you never know) AT ANYTHING YOU DON'T INTEND TO KILL.
/ done


Learned it at gun safety course when I was 13 years old - before I could receive my first gun from my gramps for my B-day - he took me himself every week - I sure do miss that old man
 
2013-01-10 01:51:43 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger:
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That map is telling. Low gun deaths = the very liberal areas, and the "traditional" hunting states. One has more people that don't own guns, one has gun safety from cradle to grave.

High gun deaths - yahoos.

Just speaking stereotypically here.
 
2013-01-10 01:52:35 PM  

Flakeloaf: Cythraul: It's ridiculous just how often this scenario happens.  I read in an article only a couple of years ago how a guy shot himself in the head while showing his girlfriend how safe the weapon was.

To be that stupid.  If someone I loved died this way, I'd go to their funeral in mourning and in anger.  I'd be saddened by the loss, but very angry at them for being so farking stupid.

I'd be angrier at the bad influence and take it out on his best Bud.

/Dwyer, you silly bear.


Nice shot.
 
2013-01-10 01:55:05 PM  

way south: TheMysteriousStranger: But the simple reality remains that...

...for every time someone uses a gun for self-defense:

4 get shot accidentally
7 criminal uses.
11 suicide attempts.

Debatable statistics.
For every self defense shooting there are many more incidents were the suspect got spooked by the threat of force. Leaving very little paperwork.
Most people aren't stupid enough to check if a gun is loaded by looking down the barrel.

...Most people.

/There are only four big rules to safe gun use and this guy broke all of them.
/Treat gun as loaded, keep finger off trigger, never point at things you don't want to destroy, be aware of what's behind the target.
/You can't child proof the world for people like that.



Are there any stats for accidental discharges that luckily don't hurt anyone? Or gun crimes prevented because a gun wasn't available as easily as it could've been? Or shootings that happened because someone else had a gun, and the only reason someone shot was to avoid being shot first?

Because if we're going to look at unquantifiable, hypothetical, made up, "debatable" statistics using empirical data like "many more", and consider them proof of something...
 
2013-01-10 01:57:54 PM  

lordjupiter: Carn: Pick: More people die by the blade, than by the bullet. And cars.

We should issue cars to our military members then.

Have Obama take away all the military's guns and replace them with knives and hammers. Watch millions of right wing heads explode simultaneously.


It worked in the Middle Ages!  The idea that some people have that we require guns in order to kill one another is absurd. Mass murders using knives, swords, vehicles, fire, hammers, and...anything BUT firearms happen with alarming frequency. But I do agree with the person who said that if you own a gun, training should be mandatory. That's not infringing on anyone's rights, that's common farking sense.

But really, I would totally love to see the military using swords, staves, and daggers. In full medieval armor. We thought we biatched about our gear when I was in! hahahaha
 
2013-01-10 01:57:58 PM  
I lived in St. Pete and that is the only way out of there for some folks.
 
2013-01-10 02:01:34 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: Smoky Dragon Dish: Really? I'm the Weeners this?

[www.jonathanrosenbaum.com image 462x352]

/Fark, I am dissapoint.

WTF, this doesn't deserve a weiner!


You can't write
1.bp.blogspot.com
on Fark.

/Boobies
//see?
 
2013-01-10 02:02:22 PM  

YakiManiac: ChipNASA: OMG....let's just go over this one.more.time.... Learned it in Basic Training......

DO NOT EVER POINT A WEAPON, LOADED OR UNLOADED (cause you never know) AT ANYTHING YOU DON'T INTEND TO KILL.
/ done

Learned it at gun safety course when I was 13 years old - before I could receive my first gun from my gramps for my B-day - he took me himself every week - I sure do miss that old man


I hear all about the folks "B-b-b-b-bb-ut I checked it and it's unloaded"crowd. It's called "barrel discipline" (similar to trigger discipline) and it's a good habit to install as to *AVOID* accidents. Because accidental discharges *DO* happen and I'm not just talking about YOUR MOM.
 
2013-01-10 02:03:35 PM  
Funny, I thought the gene pool seemed a little bit cleaner today.
 
2013-01-10 02:04:40 PM  

ChipNASA: YakiManiac: ChipNASA: OMG....let's just go over this one.more.time.... Learned it in Basic Training......

DO NOT EVER POINT A WEAPON, LOADED OR UNLOADED (cause you never know) AT ANYTHING YOU DON'T INTEND TO KILL.
/ done

Learned it at gun safety course when I was 13 years old - before I could receive my first gun from my gramps for my B-day - he took me himself every week - I sure do miss that old man

I hear all about the folks "B-b-b-b-bb-ut I checked it and it's unloaded"crowd. It's called "barrel discipline" (similar to trigger discipline) and it's a good habit to install as to *AVOID* accidents. Because accidental discharges *DO* happen and I'm not just talking about YOUR MOM.


What's up with the joke about my dead mother jackass?
 
2013-01-10 02:04:46 PM  

Rindred: Funny, I thought the gene pool seemed a little bit cleaner today.


I usually don't jerk off into it until late afternoon
 
2013-01-10 02:04:50 PM  

Aigoo: lordjupiter: Carn: Pick: More people die by the blade, than by the bullet. And cars.

We should issue cars to our military members then.

Have Obama take away all the military's guns and replace them with knives and hammers. Watch millions of right wing heads explode simultaneously.

It worked in the Middle Ages!  The idea that some people have that we require guns in order to kill one another is absurd. Mass murders using knives, swords, vehicles, fire, hammers, and...anything BUT firearms happen with alarming frequency. But I do agree with the person who said that if you own a gun, training should be mandatory. That's not infringing on anyone's rights, that's common farking sense.

But really, I would totally love to see the military using swords, staves, and daggers. In full medieval armor. We thought we biatched about our gear when I was in! hahahaha


Yes, the idea that we require guns in order to kill is absurd. It's also a made up strawman and no one actually believes it.
 
2013-01-10 02:07:56 PM  

rwfan: Smoky Dragon Dish: Smoky Dragon Dish: Really? I'm the Weeners this?

[www.jonathanrosenbaum.com image 462x352]

/Fark, I am dissapoint.

WTF, this doesn't deserve a weiner!

You can't write
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 443x563]
on Fark.

/Boobies
//see?


We should start a 'you can't do that on television' style meme on Fark when someone uses 'those words' in a thread.
 
2013-01-10 02:16:36 PM  

GranoblasticMan: FTA:
Witness told officers that Shaw, his uncle, grandparents and some friends were on the back patio talking when he showed them a .38-caliber revolver, police said.

Shaw told them that he kept one round out of the firing chamber to prevent an accidental shooting, according to police.

Somebody forgot (or didn't know) that revolvers advance to the next chamber before firing.


You're saying that like it's a bad thing?
 
2013-01-10 02:18:04 PM  

ItchyBrother: The proper way to see if a gun is loaded is to look down the barrel of it.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]

(and then, hand your beer to the guy next to you to hold and say "Hey - watch this!y'ever seen a dead body?")

/God Bless Darwin


FTFY

/krap nek
 
2013-01-10 02:23:28 PM  
Is that the moment of orgasm for gun porn? When you accidentally blow your brains out with your prized possession?

Would this be considered exhibitionism?
 
2013-01-10 02:24:42 PM  
FTFA: An 18-year-old man died when he put a gun to his head to show how safe it was...

To be fair, he did succeed in showing how safe it was
 
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