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2013-02-05 03:30:23 PM

Rev.K: This is a negligence issue, not a gun control issue.


Part of gun control is personal gun control. The section of radical gun nut 'mericans that fights against basic regulation utilizing negligence-minimizing legislation.
There needs to be a respectable middle ground and gun control advocates generally don't want "Take Away All The Guns!" they want regulation to place reasonable limits on gun ownership, storage, and use. The other side on the other hand is led by those who think any regulation at all is evidence of a quasi-orwellian state coming to kill them.
 
2013-02-05 03:30:24 PM
 
2013-02-05 03:30:38 PM
encyclopediaplushuman: www.rawstory.com 
the handgun

Next up: EZ Bake Crematorium
 
2013-02-05 03:31:09 PM
i162.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-05 03:31:28 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-05 03:31:55 PM

dahmers love zombie: Real Hello Kitty AR-15.


That's a custom job.  It's not like they are marketing the thing.
 
2013-02-05 03:32:30 PM
I won't be surprised when the gun nuts go out later and buy every pink gun they can get their hands on because Obama might take them away.
 
2013-02-05 03:32:38 PM

Frank N Stein: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x379]


Is that Costanza?  Holy crap.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 03:33:14 PM

Vodka Zombie: He was a three year old, male tyranny.  The gun did its job in protecting us from this menace, and our freedom is once again safe.

Pink is an excellent lure for the young tyrannies in our society.  We should be thanking this responsible gun owner for having the wherewithal to choose such an effective color and manner by which to draw in and execute the tyranny.

Thank you for protecting America, Patriot Pink handgun.


See, I told you they were after trannys.
 
2013-02-05 03:33:18 PM

Nabb1: Frank N Stein: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x379]

Is that Costanza?  Holy crap.


Some 4channer had it custom made.

/yes, an armed 4channer
 
2013-02-05 03:33:19 PM

CruiserTwelve: [i162.photobucket.com image 593x382]


pinkie.mylittlefacewhen.com
/just had to
 
2013-02-05 03:33:39 PM
Secure your f*cking firearms!
 
2013-02-05 03:34:54 PM

encyclopediaplushuman: CruiserTwelve: [i162.photobucket.com image 593x382]

[pinkie.mylittlefacewhen.com image 650x367]
/just had to


I truly feel bad for the poor mauser

www.geekosystem.com
 
2013-02-05 03:35:25 PM

TwistedIvory: Dixon Cider: I am in no way better then you... I am just able to have an adult conversation.
Since you were too busy feverishly touching yourself, trying to reply.. I did not expect anything else for you.

Now, finish the bathroom floors and the such. The adults are talking!!

Show me. Show me where you were trying to have an "adult conversation." Show me where you were trying to have a rational discourse; I'll participate in that.

All I've seen is that you opened up the thread with a tired one-liner that doesn't at all address the issue, and then you've followed up with ad hominem fallacies and insults.

I'm all for having an actual dialogue. Until you're ready to engage in such, however, I'll leave you to your own fantasies and images of me as some Ted Nugent-revering, gun-waving redneck.


I don't think you are that... just an everyday asshole!

My point was, and I think it bears repeating, that we DO NOT NEED MORE GUNS LAYING AROUND!!
Yes yes yes... responsible gun owners would lock it up. How many are responsible?

Is adding guns to the system going to make things better.. no.
THAT was my point, till you went high and right, much like the Nuge has done the last few years.
Thinking about it... yeah, you do seem to remind me of Ted!!
 
2013-02-05 03:35:46 PM
Nabb1:

The kid's name was "Tmorej."  I doubt Ma is the keynote speaker at any Mensa meetings.

So because their parents named them a weird name that makes them stupid?  I mean I had no say on what my name is and neither did you.   Or should I get out the "that's racist" gif for you.
 
2013-02-05 03:36:14 PM

Frank N Stein: I truly feel bad for the poor mauser


Yeah so do I, Rainbow Dash sports car or airplane, cool. Rainbow Dash cutie mark on Mauser, not so much.
 
2013-02-05 03:38:55 PM

TNel: Nabb1:

The kid's name was "Tmorej."  I doubt Ma is the keynote speaker at any Mensa meetings.

So because their parents named them a weird name that makes them stupid?  I mean I had no say on what my name is and neither did you.   Or should I get out the "that's racist" gif for you.


Something, something, read "Freakanomics," etc. There's "weird names" and "names that appear to have been picked by grabbing some random Scrabble tiles out of the bag."  I'm going with the totality of the evidence, here: a kid named "Tmorej," a pink semi-automatic handgun, a pink semi-automatic handgun that is stored loaded and unsecured in a house with small children.  I fell pretty confident this woman is probably not a person of hefty intellect.  I feel terrible for that child, but the mother is totally to blame for this tragedy.
 
2013-02-05 03:39:21 PM
God Bless an America where this not only happens but is defended by gun owners.
 
2013-02-05 03:39:31 PM

Rev.K: feckingmorons: I am in favor of responsible gun ownership, people who can't be responsible don't deserve to own guns.

So you are for gun control.

Excellent.


Of course I am. We can't have four year olds with guns, we can't have felons with guns, we can't have perpetrators of domestic violence with guns, and we shouldn't have people who have proven to be irresponsible with guns. The first three are already illegal, adding persons convicted of 'failure to secure firearms out of the reach of children' (if it is a misdemeanor) to the list of people prohibited. Of course if it is a felony they are already prohibited. Upon conviction they must divest themselves of the firearms.

If you're too stupid to own a gun you should most certainly give it to someone responsible or turn it in to be destroyed.
 
2013-02-05 03:42:48 PM

TwistedIvory: Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!

Because of course this wasn't at all a case of negligence on the part of the parent. I mean, kids are killed by sticking forks into toasters but we don't ban electricity, do we?


Kids are still being killed that way?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 03:43:11 PM

FlashHarry: vpb: the Supremes have decided that requiring trigger locks or gun safes violates the constitution.

wait, what now?

how the fark do locks and safes violate the constitution?


"This makes it impossible for citizens to use them for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional."
  -Heller V Dist of Columbia
 
2013-02-05 03:43:21 PM

Nabb1: TNel: Nabb1:

The kid's name was "Tmorej."  I doubt Ma is the keynote speaker at any Mensa meetings.

So because their parents named them a weird name that makes them stupid?  I mean I had no say on what my name is and neither did you.   Or should I get out the "that's racist" gif for you.

Something, something, read "Freakanomics," etc. There's "weird names" and "names that appear to have been picked by grabbing some random Scrabble tiles out of the bag."  I'm going with the totality of the evidence, here: a kid named "Tmorej," a pink semi-automatic handgun, a pink semi-automatic handgun that is stored loaded and unsecured in a house with small children.  I fell pretty confident this woman is probably not a person of hefty intellect.  I feel terrible for that child, but the mother is totally to blame for this tragedy.


I don't need to read anything.  You said you can judge someone's mental ability just by their name as per my quote of you.  Again just because someone has a "names that appear to have been picked by grabbing some random Scrabble tiles out of the bag."means NOTHING.
 
2013-02-05 03:43:48 PM

GAT_00: God Bless an America where this not only happens but is defended by gun owners.


I don't see any gun owners or anyone else defending leaving dangerous things around with which children might injure themselves. Do you read the same words as the rest of us?

I know you live in your own fantasy world, but I had hoped you weren't that far out in left field.
 
2013-02-05 03:44:28 PM
Queer guns? Whats a republican to do!?
 
2013-02-05 03:45:19 PM
guns
i1151.photobucket.com
guns
i1151.photobucket.com
GUNS!
i1151.photobucket.com
GUNS!!
i1151.photobucket.com
GUUUUNSSS!!!
i1151.photobucket.com
Now in a rainbow pastel choice of colours! Who said homicide has to be monochrome?
 
2013-02-05 03:45:33 PM

GAT_00: God Bless an America where this not only happens but is defended by gun owners.


For someone who spends all day talking about politics and public policy, you have zero idea about how either of them work.
 
2013-02-05 03:45:36 PM

TNel: Nabb1: TNel: Nabb1:

The kid's name was "Tmorej."  I doubt Ma is the keynote speaker at any Mensa meetings.

So because their parents named them a weird name that makes them stupid?  I mean I had no say on what my name is and neither did you.   Or should I get out the "that's racist" gif for you.

Something, something, read "Freakanomics," etc. There's "weird names" and "names that appear to have been picked by grabbing some random Scrabble tiles out of the bag."  I'm going with the totality of the evidence, here: a kid named "Tmorej," a pink semi-automatic handgun, a pink semi-automatic handgun that is stored loaded and unsecured in a house with small children.  I fell pretty confident this woman is probably not a person of hefty intellect.  I feel terrible for that child, but the mother is totally to blame for this tragedy.

I don't need to read anything.  You said you can judge someone's mental ability just by their name as per my quote of you.  Again just because someone has a "names that appear to have been picked by grabbing some random Scrabble tiles out of the bag."means NOTHING.


No, I was judging Mom's intelligence in part based upon the name she picked for her kid.  I wasn't judging the three-year-old.
 
2013-02-05 03:46:12 PM
Are they sold like this from the manufacturer, or was it a custom job?
 
2013-02-05 03:46:13 PM

TNel: Nabb1: TNel: Nabb1:

The kid's name was "Tmorej."  I doubt Ma is the keynote speaker at any Mensa meetings.

So because their parents named them a weird name that makes them stupid?  I mean I had no say on what my name is and neither did you.   Or should I get out the "that's racist" gif for you.

Something, something, read "Freakanomics," etc. There's "weird names" and "names that appear to have been picked by grabbing some random Scrabble tiles out of the bag."  I'm going with the totality of the evidence, here: a kid named "Tmorej," a pink semi-automatic handgun, a pink semi-automatic handgun that is stored loaded and unsecured in a house with small children.  I fell pretty confident this woman is probably not a person of hefty intellect.  I feel terrible for that child, but the mother is totally to blame for this tragedy.

I don't need to read anything.  You said you can judge someone's mental ability just by their name as per my quote of you.  Again just because someone has a "names that appear to have been picked by grabbing some random Scrabble tiles out of the bag."means NOTHING.


The name implies race, and that's enough for him.
 
2013-02-05 03:47:14 PM

TwistedIvory: Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!

Because of course this wasn't at all a case of negligence on the part of the parent. I mean, kids are killed by sticking forks into toasters but we don't ban electricity, do we?


Electricity is pretty standard issue in most modern households these days due to the necessity of it being the source of power for heating, cooling and all sorts of other household functions.  Toasters are necessary for making toast, another common household function although not as important as electricity.

Pink Hello Kitty handguns?  Despite the distracting coloring and design still only designed to shoot and kill.
 
2013-02-05 03:47:37 PM
Darwin awards come in many forms.  This is the saddest of them.
 
2013-02-05 03:48:07 PM
Tragic, but the number of kids who accidently kill themselves playing with guns is tiny compared to the number who die in swimming pools every year.
 
2013-02-05 03:48:13 PM
I'm not against guns

/I'm against morons, nutters and moron nutters to have guns
//seriously, what is with retards with guns
 
2013-02-05 03:48:19 PM

Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!


Except that stories like this used to happen back in the days when people kept a loaded musket by the door.  Nice try, troll.
 
2013-02-05 03:48:20 PM

Frank N Stein:
I truly feel bad for the poor mauser

[www.geekosystem.com image 500x334]


Surely that's a Lee-Enfield?
 
2013-02-05 03:48:55 PM

TNel: You said you can judge someone's mental ability just by their name as per my quote of you.


To be fair, he said he could judge someone's mental ability based on what they decided to name their kid, not by their own name.
 
2013-02-05 03:49:02 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Tragic, but the number of kids who accidently kill themselves playing with guns is tiny compared to the number who die in swimming pools every year.


And?
 
2013-02-05 03:49:38 PM

WTF Indeed: GAT_00: God Bless an America where this not only happens but is defended by gun owners.

For someone who spends all day talking about politics and public policy, you have zero idea about how either of them work.


Oh yes, I forgot. The right to firearms trumps everything else, including the right to live.
 
2013-02-05 03:49:39 PM
BUT IT'S SO CUTE!!! It Woudn't Hurt ANYTHING!!!
/owner nigligence.
 
2013-02-05 03:50:14 PM
As a female, this "gotta have everything in pink" bullshiat is getting ridiculous.  Pink tool belts, hammers, hand tools, GUNS?!? WTF?

Come on; if you're going to carry/own a gun have it look like a gun and not a toy.  And be responsible with it.
 
2013-02-05 03:50:39 PM

Rev.K: I will agree with the gun faction in this thread.

This is a negligence issue, not a gun control issue.


I've got a few questions.

First, the TFA says this:
A 3-year-old boy in Greenville, South Carolina was shot in the head and killed on Friday after he started playing with a pink handgun because he thought it was a toy.

Then later on it says this:
Police had not yet revealed who fired the weapon.

Sloppy reporting at best.
 
2013-02-05 03:50:43 PM
More than a gun issue this is a stupid parents/adult issue. People should have to pass strict tests before becoming parents or guardians. Children are precious and we let any and every moran bump uglies and reproduce at will. The rich and powerful that make the laws don't care how many die, they've used violence, death and suffering as a tool for as long as history is written.
 
2013-02-05 03:51:04 PM

vpb: In 2011, Arizona state Sen. Lori Klein (R) was criticized after she pointed her loaded raspberry-pink handgun at a reporter.
"Oh, it's so cute," Klein told the reporter as she aimed the gun's laser pointer at the reporter's chest, adding that the firearm's lack of a trigger safety should not be a reason to worry.

Sounds like a responsible gun owner to me.


The fark!?  That's assault with a deadly weapon!  The reporter would have been within rights to kill the biatch.
 
2013-02-05 03:51:41 PM
As much as i am a proponent of the 2nd, i think the latest fashionable thing of painting weapons bright colors to make them less scary so that children and women will wan to use them is a bad idea. they are weapons, tools of death, they should be scary so that they are treated with respect.
 
2013-02-05 03:51:45 PM

TNel: Nabb1: TNel: Nabb1:

The kid's name was "Tmorej."  I doubt Ma is the keynote speaker at any Mensa meetings.

So because their parents named them a weird name that makes them stupid?  I mean I had no say on what my name is and neither did you.   Or should I get out the "that's racist" gif for you.

Something, something, read "Freakanomics," etc. There's "weird names" and "names that appear to have been picked by grabbing some random Scrabble tiles out of the bag."  I'm going with the totality of the evidence, here: a kid named "Tmorej," a pink semi-automatic handgun, a pink semi-automatic handgun that is stored loaded and unsecured in a house with small children.  I fell pretty confident this woman is probably not a person of hefty intellect.  I feel terrible for that child, but the mother is totally to blame for this tragedy.

I don't need to read anything.  You said you can judge someone's mental ability just by their name as per my quote of you.  Again just because someone has a "names that appear to have been picked by grabbing some random Scrabble tiles out of the bag."means NOTHING.


Means something.  There's a ton of factors that go into why a parent names a kid what they named them. Socio-economic factors are at the top.  I'm not saying in this case there's a definitive link to something, but saying what a kid is named has nothing to do with what kind of parent they have is just wrong.  What kind of parent names a kid "Hitler" in this day and age.  Exactly.
 
2013-02-05 03:51:52 PM

Cyno01: Queer guns? Whats a republican to do!?


I dunno, support Pink Pistols.
 
2013-02-05 03:51:58 PM
It shouldn't matter if a gun looks like a toy. If a kid is able to gain access to it, something has already gone very wrong.
 
2013-02-05 03:52:00 PM

dittybopper: Sloppy reporting at best.


It's "Raw Story" for a reason.
 
2013-02-05 03:52:12 PM

ChipNASA: BUT IT'S SO CUTE!!! It Woudn't Hurt ANYTHING!!!
/owner nigligence.


Now THAT'S racist.

/love typos
//love love love
 
2013-02-05 03:52:26 PM

Nabb1: R.A.Danny: FlashHarry: R.A.Danny: FlashHarry: the owner of this weapon should be arrested for manslaughter.

I'm ok with this. It's not really a gun issue if you ask me, it could be any dangerous item.

i agree. i'm not opposed to owning handguns for home defense. but a pink gun? in a house with children? that's like giving them a lighter in a room full of oily rags. you are negligent and should be held liable.

Wouldn't any parent want to keep their kids safe? I'm finding this story to be particularly upsetting for some reason. I almost feel like the parents set the kids up to kill themselves.
You already know I'm a total gun nut, totally a Second Amendment goofball.
But I'm also a parent. I lock my firearms up. I don't own firearms that look like toys. I keep medicine well out of reach. I keep the draino.. Well I use it if need be and get it out of the house. There has to be something terribly wrong with these parents and it's pissing me off.

The kid's name was "Tmorej."  I doubt Ma is the keynote speaker at any Mensa meetings.


Sure she is named Tmeinstein....
 
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