Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Buzzfeed)   Fifteen photographs from a child survivalist training session, an encounter that pairs 9 year-old kids with AK-47s   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 278
    More: Florida  
•       •       •

8912 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Feb 2013 at 5:31 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



278 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-02-23 06:24:33 AM  
on a serious note (yes i know this is Fark):

If they are teaching the kiddies firearms safety and whatnot, great. If they are teaching survival, there is quite a bit more that learning how to pitch a tent and hunt for food... such as...

Plant identification, field medicine, trapping, skinning, tanning (no, not that kind), firestarting without tools, etc...

A good book on wilderness survival is a good start.
 
2013-02-23 06:24:34 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Fail in Human Form: tinfoil-hat maggie: Sorry I've known to many rednecks and their not gonna change.

Don't worry, the federal government is coming up with ways to deal with it:

"Detailed information on each category of ideological motivation can be found in the Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism-United States report compiled by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (Miller, Smarick, and Simone, 2011). Briefly, the report describes each category as follows:

Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one's personal and/or national "way of life" is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism.

Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority,  reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty."

sounds like these terrorists:
[www.stufffundieslike.com image 600x300]


Except for the bit about their way of life being under attack, imminent threat, ultranationalism, suspicion of central authority, and conspiracy theories; yeah, exactly like that.
 
2013-02-23 06:25:05 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: wambu: [i.imgur.com image 640x426]

I am going to hell for laughing like a drain at that.


Good. I can use the company.
 
2013-02-23 06:25:41 AM  

Gyrfalcon: HindiDiscoMonster: Fail in Human Form: tinfoil-hat maggie: Sorry I've known to many rednecks and their not gonna change.

Don't worry, the federal government is coming up with ways to deal with it:

"Detailed information on each category of ideological motivation can be found in the Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism-United States report compiled by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (Miller, Smarick, and Simone, 2011). Briefly, the report describes each category as follows:

Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one's personal and/or national "way of life" is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism.

Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority,  reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty."

sounds like these terrorists:
[www.stufffundieslike.com image 600x300]

Except for the bit about their way of life being under attack, imminent threat, ultranationalism, suspicion of central authority, and conspiracy theories; yeah, exactly like that.


You can't be serious
 
2013-02-23 06:27:16 AM  
All the paramilitary wackiness aside, teaching kids safe firearms handling is not a bad thing.
 
2013-02-23 06:31:46 AM  
Great! This thread again. Wait. I'm being obtuse. Hopefully the rest of the people on Fark will realize that the majority of gun owners aren't crazy militant hillbillies who only own guns because they think the government is out to get them.
 
2013-02-23 06:32:53 AM  

Gyrfalcon: HindiDiscoMonster: Fail in Human Form: tinfoil-hat maggie: Sorry I've known to many rednecks and their not gonna change.

Don't worry, the federal government is coming up with ways to deal with it:

"Detailed information on each category of ideological motivation can be found in the Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism-United States report compiled by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (Miller, Smarick, and Simone, 2011). Briefly, the report describes each category as follows:

Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one's personal and/or national "way of life" is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism.

Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority,  reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty."

sounds like these terrorists:
[www.stufffundieslike.com image 600x300]

Except for the bit about their way of life being under attack, imminent threat, ultranationalism, suspicion of central authority, and conspiracy theories; yeah, exactly like that.


Actually sorry he's kinda right.. I mean after you get done with reading all the firebrands that got the whole thing going ,well...
 
2013-02-23 06:34:20 AM  

evilotto: All the paramilitary wackiness aside, teaching kids safe firearms handling is not a bad thing.


I agree.  There are really only two rules - always assume the gun is loaded and if you point a gun/rifle at someone be prepared to kill them.

/and never put the barrel in your mouth, that may hurt.
// wait these are survivalist not hunters.  never mind.
 
2013-02-23 06:34:49 AM  

Gyrfalcon: HindiDiscoMonster: Fail in Human Form: tinfoil-hat maggie: Sorry I've known to many rednecks and their not gonna change.

Don't worry, the federal government is coming up with ways to deal with it:

"Detailed information on each category of ideological motivation can be found in the Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism-United States report compiled by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (Miller, Smarick, and Simone, 2011). Briefly, the report describes each category as follows:

Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one's personal and/or national "way of life" is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism.

Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority,  reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty."

sounds like these terrorists:
[www.stufffundieslike.com image 600x300]

Except for the bit about their way of life being under attack, imminent threat, ultranationalism, suspicion of central authority, and conspiracy theories; yeah, exactly like that.


you haven't read much about history have you?

1. Their way of life was under attack from the crown's outrageous taxation policies, among other things
2. They were under imminent threat (unless of course you think being shot/hanged for treason against the crown is no big deal)
3. Ultranationalism is a new way of demonizing Patriotism and the original meaning of Nationalism
4. Suspicion of central authority is the primary theme of our founding documents... read them some time (why do you think we don't have a sovereign)
5. Conspiracy theories are not theories when there are conspiracies... but given that, it is quite apparent from our founding documents that there are safeguards in place to prevent or minimize the potential of conspiracies as much as possible.
 
2013-02-23 06:38:03 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: on a serious note (yes i know this is Fark):

If they are teaching the kiddies firearms safety and whatnot, great. If they are teaching survival, there is quite a bit more that learning how to pitch a tent and hunt for food... such as...

Plant identification, field medicine, trapping, skinning, tanning (no, not that kind), firestarting without tools, etc...

A good book on wilderness survival is a good start.


Growing up in Michigan, that's the kind of "survival" training we did.  Make a shelter, navigate, find food that was safe to eat...  Firearms was completely secondary, as if you were out in the woods and got lost chances are you were hunting and had that training already.

Sure, there were all the militia groups (Michigan has some of the craziest ones), but the more realistic ones trained you in how to survive, not just shoot at people you identify as threats.

/never could get the friction bow to start a fire...
 
2013-02-23 06:40:26 AM  
Both girls and the Baroness know how to shoot and use the Basic 4. The girls from a young age. I've got no problem with kids learning how to handle firearms, as most firearms incidents are caused by stupidity and/or lack of training. It's the nutjobs out there who believe that the gun makes the man that scare me more than the other nutjobs who believe that only the "anointed" should be armed.

http://mondaynightshootingleague.org/pdf/FourBasicRulesOfFirearmSafe ty .pdf

/going back to bed
//off my lawn, dammit
 
2013-02-23 06:43:28 AM  

Shadowknight: Sure, there were all the militia groups (Michigan has some of the craziest ones), but the more realistic ones trained you in how to survive, not just shoot at people you identify as threats.


Wait, worded that wrong.  All the militia groups were nutty.  The survival groups, though, were more like "extreme campers."  Go out in the woods with a bad of granola bars and maybe some water purification tabs, and get to work surviving.  Think a group of  Les Strouds, but with a better escape plan.  You knew where the nearest main road was, and where you parked the cars, so get walking.

We rarely had anyone out there with a gun, the three times I went out with some friends I think I saw one pistol.  It was fairly  educational too.
 
2013-02-23 06:43:49 AM  

Shadowknight: HindiDiscoMonster: on a serious note (yes i know this is Fark):

If they are teaching the kiddies firearms safety and whatnot, great. If they are teaching survival, there is quite a bit more that learning how to pitch a tent and hunt for food... such as...

Plant identification, field medicine, trapping, skinning, tanning (no, not that kind), firestarting without tools, etc...

A good book on wilderness survival is a good start.

Growing up in Michigan, that's the kind of "survival" training we did.  Make a shelter, navigate, find food that was safe to eat...  Firearms was completely secondary, as if you were out in the woods and got lost chances are you were hunting and had that training already.

Sure, there were all the militia groups (Michigan has some of the craziest ones), but the more realistic ones trained you in how to survive, not just shoot at people you identify as threats.

/never could get the friction bow to start a fire...


friction bows are a biatch... there is a clever little tool like a piston for firestarting... it's Australian i think originally... you just hammer the plunger down with your hand and it works every time... no flint/steel/nothing... it's all wood.
 
2013-02-23 06:46:34 AM  
Survivalists can be shiathead parents. I knew a guy who'd been utterly abandoned in the woods for 3 days for the 'lesson' of living off the land. Today, he makes glass marijuana pipes and vends at music events. Sure beats searching for water.
 
2013-02-23 06:46:36 AM  
Best kind of societies are the ones where kids play soldier with live ammo!www.eyeseeonline.com
 
2013-02-23 06:46:54 AM  

wambu:


.

I about woke up my wife laughing.
 
2013-02-23 06:49:15 AM  

FlameDuck: Best kind of societies are the ones where kids play soldier with live ammo![www.eyeseeonline.com image 650x444]


that is HORRIFIC! look at all that wasted brass. Doesn't anyone reload over there?
 
2013-02-23 06:49:30 AM  

cretinbob: To expand on my earlier comment, if you want to go camping and shoot guns, fine. To think you are going to defend anyone from anything is delusional.


Guns can help defend against bears. Or rabid deer. Or particularly angry rabbits.
 
2013-02-23 06:50:10 AM  

evilotto: All the paramilitary wackiness aside, teaching kids safe firearms handling is not a bad thing.


I'm not so sure it's all that wacky. These people are obviously very concerned about some kind of event. A financial collapse, maybe. 40 years ago, you might have considered this sort of thing a bit paranoid. Now, not so much. It can't hurt to be prepared. This is not necessarily my cup of tea, but I don't think they're crazy.
 
2013-02-23 06:51:28 AM  

fusillade762: cretinbob: To expand on my earlier comment, if you want to go camping and shoot guns, fine. To think you are going to defend anyone from anything is delusional.

Guns can help defend against bears. Or rabid deer. Or particularly angry rabbits.


I think you have to use these for the rabbits:
www.wired.com
 
2013-02-23 06:52:46 AM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Be sure to cover your face when hunting so the deer's relatives can't pick you out of a lineup.
 
2013-02-23 06:53:15 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: FlameDuck: Best kind of societies are the ones where kids play soldier with live ammo![www.eyeseeonline.com image 650x444]

that is HORRIFIC! look at all that wasted brass. Doesn't anyone reload over there?


Of course not, kids got a tie, so he must be doing alright.
 
2013-02-23 06:56:25 AM  
I am a HUGE 2nd Amendment supporter, but the men doing the instruction are idiots.
1.  Piss-poor weapon handling.  In the first picture, the man takes his trigger hand to make a signal,  You use your forward hand to do so.
2. Mismatched, cheap gear.  Leather gear mixed with nylon.
 
2013-02-23 06:57:04 AM  

FlameDuck: HindiDiscoMonster: FlameDuck: Best kind of societies are the ones where kids play soldier with live ammo![www.eyeseeonline.com image 650x444]

that is HORRIFIC! look at all that wasted brass. Doesn't anyone reload over there?

Of course not, kids got a tie, so he must be doing alright.


yeah, but does he have a fridge?
 
2013-02-23 06:57:07 AM  
Hey, I grew up in north Florida.

And my father was a lunatic.

And I totally got to do fun trips like these in the woods.

Ugh.
 
2013-02-23 07:07:09 AM  

recentlyspankedamidget: I am a HUGE 2nd Amendment supporter, but the men doing the instruction are idiots.
1.  Piss-poor weapon handling.  In the first picture, the man takes his trigger hand to make a signal,  You use your forward hand to do so.
2. Mismatched, cheap gear.  Leather gear mixed with nylon.


Try a small salad for dinner and walking a little more.
 
2013-02-23 07:07:35 AM  
Has nothing to with guns. Just stupid, just stupid.
 
2013-02-23 07:10:28 AM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.coms3-ec.buzzfed.com
I hate when people douchify an sks.

if you want a "tacticool" rifle to play GI Joe with and mod up and stuff get a new AR or something. Leave the old school e. bloc stuf alone.
 
2013-02-23 07:10:45 AM  

fusillade762: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x565]

Be sure to cover your face when hunting so the deer's relatives can't pick you out of a lineup.


I like the fact that they're being followed by a janitor, apparently.
 
2013-02-23 07:10:58 AM  

Fail in Human Form: HindiDiscoMonster: jso2897: Jon iz teh kewl: AK-47's, glocks.  they're all the same if u ask me

Yeah, it's pretty much boring nerd-shiat if yoiu don't have OCD or Asperger's.Fail in Human Form: Every free man and woman should understand the basics of being a rifleman.

Well, basically, this is your rifle, and this is your gun............

i looooove that movie

My buddy and I watched that movie about a dozen times before basic.  I remember sitting on my duffel bag at reception center getting ready to head out on the bus.  One of the guys was smiling and one of our future drill sergeants came over and said, "Are you having a good time private?  Don't worry we'll fix that".  My first thought was farkkkkkkk here we go.


...you watched FMJ and interpreted it as a movie cheerleading how super awesome the USMC was? Kubrick would not be pleased with you.

/you only liked it because Ermey has a filthy mouth
 
2013-02-23 07:11:24 AM  
The crips and bloods are unimpressed.  They have kids slinging crack and shooting at that age.  All without adult supervision. I see images daily from other countries with kids much younger toting AKs.  Pretty sure I learned to shoot when I was 8 or 9 with my dad.  Mind you it was a bolt action .22 lol, (thumb trigger at that-yuk) but most folks start on that.  Got a .410 when I was 10 for doves and got my first deer with a .410 slug.  Eventually upgraded to .243 and that is where I sit.  Tried many varieties of exotic weapons thanks to avid friends, but I kinda stick to dad's adage of "If ya can't get it done in six shots, ya got no business doing it.", which is what I remind him when he gets all prepper on our asses after reading too much internet and wanting to buy more crap.  Oh well.  Let's hope no one gets hurt.
 
2013-02-23 07:12:07 AM  

borg: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x565]This kid is terrified of his father


That is not an AK-47.
 
2013-02-23 07:13:18 AM  
Nothing tactical that I could see.  Even remotely.  ESp dude on cellphone.
 
2013-02-23 07:14:01 AM  

evilotto: All the paramilitary wackiness aside, teaching kids safe firearms handling is not a bad thing.


True, but from the photos it doesn't appear that they're doing a particularly good job of it. I don't see many things just screaming WRONG, but there are some marginally bad things going on there. But familiarity with shooting and seeing what happens when you pull a trigger are at least going to demystify the whole firearms mystique, and that, in itself is good in some ways (if you come in contact with a gun at least you'll be a little prepared, have some basic idea of safety) and bad in others (once you become a little bit comfortable with guns you're more likely to handle one or get one and fark around with it and feel a false sense of security). But you've gotta start somewhere...
 
2013-02-23 07:14:39 AM  

Mark Ratner: max_pooper: Should I be surprised at the number of fat people in those pictures?

The camera adds 10 lbs.


How many cameras do they have?

/wocka wocka wocka!
 
2013-02-23 07:15:04 AM  

Father_Jack: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x565][s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x565]
I hate when people douchify an sks.

if you want a "tacticool" rifle to play GI Joe with and mod up and stuff get a new AR or something. Leave the old school e. bloc stuf alone.


Douchify? No, not really. A larger magazine capacity, a hand grip, and an adjustable stock is a great addition to that platform.
 
2013-02-23 07:15:42 AM  

jat26006: Nothing tactical that I could see.  Even remotely.  ESp dude on cellphone.


He was discussing tactics.  He was tactically ordering a dozen pizzas so his "squad" could have lunch.  And he strategically made sure that one had no olives.  His "commander" hates olives.  And he probably "covertly" put it on his buddy's credit card.
 
2013-02-23 07:17:31 AM  

Shadowknight: jat26006: Nothing tactical that I could see.  Even remotely.  ESp dude on cellphone.

He was discussing tactics.  He was tactically ordering a dozen pizzas so his "squad" could have lunch.  And he strategically made sure that one had no olives.  His "commander" hates olives.  And he probably "covertly" put it on his buddy's credit card.


Yea, no way tactical.  Real military never uses cell phones. Ever.
 
2013-02-23 07:17:57 AM  

Thunderboy: Mark Ratner: max_pooper: Should I be surprised at the number of fat people in those pictures?

The camera adds 10 lbs.

How many cameras do they have?

/wocka wocka wocka!


they only have one, but it's a 10-D camera...
 
2013-02-23 07:18:35 AM  
This thread is going to be hilarious in a few hours!
 
2013-02-23 07:19:06 AM  

kimmygibblershomework: The crips and bloods are unimpressed.  They have kids slinging crack and shooting at that age.  All without adult supervision. I see images daily from other countries with kids much younger toting AKs.  Pretty sure I learned to shoot when I was 8 or 9 with my dad.  Mind you it was a bolt action .22 lol, (thumb trigger at that-yuk) but most folks start on that.  Got a .410 when I was 10 for doves and got my first deer with a .410 slug.  Eventually upgraded to .243 and that is where I sit.  Tried many varieties of exotic weapons thanks to avid friends, but I kinda stick to dad's adage of "If ya can't get it done in six shots, ya got no business doing it.", which is what I remind him when he gets all prepper on our asses after reading too much internet and wanting to buy more crap.  Oh well.  Let's hope no one gets hurt.


confused about the .410 and the deer, but the .243 is all you need.  my dad used a 7MM rifle for deer hunting.  I never understood why he used it, destroyed so much of the meat.  But that deer dropped.  love my .410.   single shot.  makes dove-hunting fun.
 
2013-02-23 07:20:28 AM  

thoughtless: you only liked it because Ermey has a filthy mouth


I was Army but yeah ;-)
 
2013-02-23 07:23:40 AM  

Yogimus: Yea, no way tactical.  Real military never uses cell phones. Ever.


I just wanted to make fun of these wannabe soldiers.  Facts hardly enter in on it.
 
2013-02-23 07:26:50 AM  

riverwalk barfly: kimmygibblershomework: The crips and bloods are unimpressed.  They have kids slinging crack and shooting at that age.  All without adult supervision. I see images daily from other countries with kids much younger toting AKs.  Pretty sure I learned to shoot when I was 8 or 9 with my dad.  Mind you it was a bolt action .22 lol, (thumb trigger at that-yuk) but most folks start on that.  Got a .410 when I was 10 for doves and got my first deer with a .410 slug.  Eventually upgraded to .243 and that is where I sit.  Tried many varieties of exotic weapons thanks to avid friends, but I kinda stick to dad's adage of "If ya can't get it done in six shots, ya got no business doing it.", which is what I remind him when he gets all prepper on our asses after reading too much internet and wanting to buy more crap.  Oh well.  Let's hope no one gets hurt.

confused about the .410 and the deer, but the .243 is all you need.  my dad used a 7MM rifle for deer hunting.  I never understood why he used it, destroyed so much of the meat.  But that deer dropped.  love my .410.   single shot.  makes dove-hunting fun.


Some places you can't use a rifle for deer. Maybe he lives in one of those places?
 
2013-02-23 07:30:28 AM  
Or maybe that's just what he was comfortable shooting?

I don't know... My first deer was with a .243, as was my first elk and my only black bear. .243 IS plenty if you can put the rounds on target. (And that is very easy to do with that flat-shooting rifle.)
 
2013-02-23 07:31:06 AM  

jat26006: Nothing tactical that I could see.  Even remotely.  ESp dude on cellphone.


I get paid to do this sometimes. There are tactical ways to answer a cell phone on patrol.
 
2013-02-23 07:31:40 AM  

violentsalvation: But putting little kids in t-shirts that say they're willing to fight and die for their 2nd amendment rights is pretty sick.


Would you say the same if they replaced the 2nd amendment with the 1st, or the 13th?
 
2013-02-23 07:33:34 AM  
These people who are going to defend against government tyranny with AK-47s . . . they do know that the American government has nuclear weapons, right?
 
2013-02-23 07:34:10 AM  
Very weak propaganda. The photo-journalist version of "Stop liking what I don't like!".
 
2013-02-23 07:35:26 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: violentsalvation: But putting little kids in t-shirts that say they're willing to fight and die for their 2nd amendment rights is pretty sick.

Would you say the same if they replaced the 2nd amendment with the 1st, or the 13th?


What about the 18th?

Or the 19th?
 
Displayed 50 of 278 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report