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(NJ.com)   Newark, NJ selling jewelry made from its most abundant resource: Crime guns and shell casings   (nj.com) divider line 35
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2013-01-21 11:20:03 AM  
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2013-01-21 11:23:52 AM  
Why would any dem want to sell jewlery made from items that killed children?

Why would anyone want to wear it?

Thats some pretty sick and twisted dead child fetish the left has.
 
2013-01-21 11:28:44 AM  
A swords to plowshares thing, but for guidos? Cool. (Not guidos, the first part.)
 
2013-01-21 11:30:11 AM  
Oh my, I thought this must be a joke, but it seems to be real. Jeebus.
 
2013-01-21 11:31:11 AM  
Any guesses as to which segment of the population would make this some sort of status symbol?
 
2013-01-21 11:38:46 AM  

Giltric: Why would any dem want to sell jewlery made from items that killed children?

Why would anyone want to wear it?

Thats some pretty sick and twisted dead child fetish the left has.


Tiny skulls for the tiny skull throne?.
 
2013-01-21 11:43:03 AM  
I thought the NJ's most abundant resources were spray tan and discarded condoms.
 
2013-01-21 11:46:50 AM  

Canton: A swords to plowshares thing, but for guidos? Cool. (Not guidos, the first part.)


I think we'd be happy with swords into guidos
 
2013-01-21 11:48:19 AM  

CygnusDarius: Giltric: Why would any dem want to sell jewlery made from items that killed children?

Why would anyone want to wear it?

Thats some pretty sick and twisted dead child fetish the left has.

Tiny skulls for the tiny skull throne?.


Khorne does not discriminate on size.
 
2013-01-21 11:51:09 AM  
Thugs are gonna want jewelry that bears a gun's serial number and costs $350.  Someone will get shot for it.
 
2013-01-21 11:51:28 AM  

chookbillion: Oh my, I thought this must be a joke, but it seems to be real. Jeebus.


And to make it even more of a joke and/or tragedy, guess who is pushing this? None other than current Newark mayor Cory Booker, heir apparent to the US Senate from NJ. It is to laugh.
 
2013-01-21 11:51:31 AM  

Giltric: Why would any dem want to sell jewlery made from items that killed children?
Why would anyone want to wear it?
Thats some pretty sick and twisted dead child fetish the left has.


A crucifix was used to kill Jesus and people are sporting them danging from their neck all the time.
 
2013-01-21 11:52:37 AM  
"This product contains lead, a substance known to the state of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm (residents of New Jersey, foggeddaboudit)"
 
2013-01-21 11:55:24 AM  
"Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn't". - Ben Franklin
 
2013-01-21 11:56:11 AM  

ArkAngel: Canton: A swords to plowshares thing, but for guidos? Cool. (Not guidos, the first part.)

I think we'd be happy with swords into guidos


That would also work, yes.
 
2013-01-21 11:56:33 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Thugs are gonna want jewelry that bears a gun's serial number and costs $350.


Or you could just knock a few rings out of a piece of sheet metal, stamp a serial number into each one and tell people it used to be a gun at $350 a pop.
 
2013-01-21 11:59:22 AM  

Mirrorz: Giltric: Why would any dem want to sell jewlery made from items that killed children?
Why would anyone want to wear it?
Thats some pretty sick and twisted dead child fetish the left has.

A crucifix was used to kill Jesus and people are sporting them danging from their neck all the time.


And most here on Fark think those people are loonies.

Do you think people decked out in jewlery made from things that killed children are loonies?
 
2013-01-21 12:05:49 PM  
Every kiss begins with AK.
 
2013-01-21 12:08:11 PM  

Giltric: Mirrorz: Giltric: Why would any dem want to sell jewlery made from items that killed children?
Why would anyone want to wear it?
Thats some pretty sick and twisted dead child fetish the left has.

A crucifix was used to kill Jesus and people are sporting them danging from their neck all the time.

And most here on Fark think those people are loonies.

Do you think people decked out in jewlery made from things that killed children are loonies?


Some of them are loonies. The loonies are in the minority, but they are a loud minority. That said, the crucifix is a rather disturbing symbol, if you take a moment to think about it. If Jesus had been hung instead of crucified, would Christians wear and display noose imagery? (Answer: Probably.)

A key difference with the bracelets here is that, while they have serial numbers and are meant to remind people about this or that gun taken off of the streets, they don't actually look like guns. I think that's a key difference between them, and the crucifixes my grandma has hanging around her house. Only one of those features the image of a dead dude.
 
2013-01-21 12:13:09 PM  

Giltric: And most here on Fark think those people are loonies.

Do you think people decked out in jewlery made from things that killed children are loonies?


Everyone is crazy in a different way.
Kids get killed by all sorts of random things. They drown in 5 gallon buckets, eat parking lot glass, swallow magnets, choke on window blind cords, etc. Kids are inherently stupid but do I feel bad for any kid who gets killed? Of course I do, no sane person likes to see kids get killed.

Anyway, I have a few guns I've either inherited or bought over the past 30 something years and none of them were used to kill any kids so this whole recent gun support=child-murdering support idea is ridiculous.
 
2013-01-21 12:19:19 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I thought the NJ's most abundant resources were spray tan and discarded condoms.


I thought it was toxic waste and Teachers' Unions, which both are the same I guess
 
2013-01-21 12:19:32 PM  
the pieces being offered are timid bracelets. if they wanted to make coin their line should include bullet shell key chains, miniature gun replica chain medallions, half revolver barrel belt buckles, highly polished .38 earrings - nice stuff that people really want to buy. America has a deep firearm culture and there is a large market for goods which some may feel is offensive. don't like it, don't buy it. but offering timid PC crap at high prices is catering to a specific market, not the regular people.
 
2013-01-21 12:48:22 PM  

Canton:
A key difference with the bracelets here is that, while they have serial numbers and are meant to remind people about this or that gun taken off of the streets, they don't actually look like guns. I think that's a key difference between them, and the crucifixes my grandma has hanging around her house. Only one of those features the image of a dead dude.


You would think so, until you read the copy points.

"The oval shape of the cuff mimics the trigger cage of a gun and serves as a reminder of the destruction that is caused when the trigger of a gun is pulled. "

/I wonder if I can custom order one with the serial number of my duty weapon on it...
 
2013-01-21 01:04:38 PM  

Click Click D'oh: Canton:
A key difference with the bracelets here is that, while they have serial numbers and are meant to remind people about this or that gun taken off of the streets, they don't actually look like guns. I think that's a key difference between them, and the crucifixes my grandma has hanging around her house. Only one of those features the image of a dead dude.

You would think so, until you read the copy points.

"The oval shape of the cuff mimics the trigger cage of a gun and serves as a reminder of the destruction that is caused when the trigger of a gun is pulled. "

/I wonder if I can custom order one with the serial number of my duty weapon on it...


I did read the copy points. How many people are actually going to know what the cuff shape is meant to mimic? It may remind the wearer, but possibly not other people. Certainly not in the way the cross reminds people of a dead guy who was nailed to one long ago.
 
2013-01-21 01:13:14 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I thought the NJ's most abundant resources were spray tan and discarded condoms.


I thought it was medical waste that washed up on the beaches.
 
2013-01-21 01:13:42 PM  
Looks like, from the webpage, that all the bracelets carry the same serial number. So: Kind of lame.
 
2013-01-21 01:17:15 PM  
Gun buyback programs always make me a little sick to my stomach. People willingly disarming themselves while patting themselves on the back and tons of perfectly good guns destroyed for no good reason.
 
2013-01-21 01:17:19 PM  
This is a cool idea. There are all kinds of parts of a gun you could use for a pendant or something. I could see taking the hammer from a revolver and a slice of the barrel to make an awesome toggle clasp. I could make belt buckles or something out of a frame. I wonder what they're doing...

*click

Oh. $350 bangles. I agree with the guy upthread who doesn't really believe they're made from a gun at all. I don't know a gun that has a four inch wide steel circle in it.
 
2013-01-21 01:42:59 PM  
Well, if these guys are looking for a spokesman for their bracelet / gun control cause idea, I hear Lance Armstrong is available. Plus, his whole staff, too... he shut the doors on his bracelet charity nonprofit, so those folks could be gotten on the cheap, too.
 
2013-01-21 01:44:17 PM  

Koodz: This is a cool idea. There are all kinds of parts of a gun you could use for a pendant or something. I could see taking the hammer from a revolver and a slice of the barrel to make an awesome toggle clasp. I could make belt buckles or something out of a frame. I wonder what they're doing...

*click

Oh. $350 bangles. I agree with the guy upthread who doesn't really believe they're made from a gun at all. I don't know a gun that has a four inch wide steel circle in it.


You're using the wrong guns.
 
2013-01-21 02:12:33 PM  

Giltric: Why would any dem want to sell jewlery made from items that killed children?

Why would anyone want to wear it?

Thats some pretty sick and twisted dead child fetish the left has.


fark it, I'll bite.

So, guns only kill children now? When did that happen?
 
2013-01-21 02:12:44 PM  

Maul555: Gun buyback programs always make me a little sick to my stomach. People willingly disarming themselves while patting themselves on the back and tons of perfectly good guns destroyed for no good reason.


There was a bit on this whackbag on some news program that I happened to catch in the last couple of weeks. During one of the voiceover bits, they had footage of some of the evil guns that had been "bought back" (bit of an oxymoron, since the city didn't sell 'em in the first place)...

Anyway, in one of the piles was what certainly *appeared* to be a 1928 Thompson. NFA implications aside, if it was genuine... The thought of a collector's piece like that, with a minimum value in the $25k range, being sold for a fracking $50 grocery card (and then gleefully melted down by this coont) made me want to vomit.
 
2013-01-21 02:44:58 PM  

Mirrorz: BarkingUnicorn: Thugs are gonna want jewelry that bears a gun's serial number and costs $350.

Or you could just knock a few rings out of a piece of sheet metal, stamp a serial number into each one and tell people it used to be a gun at $350 a pop.


Easier to just shoot people for them.

Although it may be harder to find anyone who buys one these things.  Stupid idea.
 
2013-01-21 06:14:15 PM  
Success. It has made the news and you are all talking about it.
= Profit

If ignored, they would have been a sad panda. Your fault.
 
2013-01-22 09:57:47 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Giltric: Why would any dem want to sell jewlery made from items that killed children?

Why would anyone want to wear it?

Thats some pretty sick and twisted dead child fetish the left has.

fark it, I'll bite.

So, guns only kill children now? When did that happen?


Some Friday in mid December and last week when Lawrence Odonnell called Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA a child killer, and during Cuomos speech, and in most of the vitriol from the gun control proponents in the Fark threads since then....
 
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