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(NPR)   Gun-ban proponent Senator Leahy (D-VT) admits that assault rifles may be needed by the general public in the event of zombie apocalypse   (npr.org) divider line 460
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2013-03-16 10:25:23 AM
This is not like 1994.

This is a much different time.

You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.

Perception is reality, and many crazy rightists believe that Obama is coming for their guns. Banning assault rifles will send these overly paranoid folks over the edge. They didnt buy those guns when he was elected and reelected for show. They plan on using them.
 
2013-03-16 10:27:22 AM
How did things work out for the racist rednecks the last time they fought the US govt in a civil war?
 
2013-03-16 10:30:11 AM

cman: You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.


Oh yeah, we're just fighting in the streets here in New York!

Seriously, try to tone it down a little?

Also, someone should send Leahy a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide and a bolt-action rifle.
 
2013-03-16 10:31:49 AM

cameroncrazy1984: cman: You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.

Oh yeah, we're just fighting in the streets here in New York!

Seriously, try to tone it down a little?

Also, someone should send Leahy a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide and a bolt-action rifle.


You are not a crazy right-winger. Reread my post.
 
2013-03-16 10:33:00 AM

cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.

Oh yeah, we're just fighting in the streets here in New York!

Seriously, try to tone it down a little?

Also, someone should send Leahy a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide and a bolt-action rifle.

You are not a crazy right-winger. Reread my post.


I know I'm not a crazy right-winger. But you haven't been to New York state if you don't think we have crazy right-wingers with guns here.
 
2013-03-16 10:43:04 AM

cman: Perception is reality


Rather, perception is the filter that governs people's responses to reality.

There's not a lot of difference in implications between the two here, but other cases sometimes have more.
 
2013-03-16 10:45:46 AM
Well, one of the reasons we can't make any headway in gun law reform is because we keeping bringing up shiat that DOESN'T EXIST!  Maybe if we talked about the dead children, instead of the walking dead we might make some headway.
 
2013-03-16 10:51:40 AM

Ennuipoet: Well, one of the reasons we can't make any headway in gun law reform is because we keeping bringing up shiat that DOESN'T EXIST!  Maybe if we talked about the dead children, instead of the walking dead we might make some headway.


It's true.  Fewer dead children now will mean fewer undead children when the zombocalypse comes, but we still have to consider the issue of the children who are already dead.  How am I going to defend myself against them without an assault rifle?  See, it's a catch-22.
 
2013-03-16 11:10:23 AM

Ennuipoet: Well, one of the reasons we can't make any headway in gun law reform is because we keeping bringing up shiat that DOESN'T EXIST!  Maybe if we talked about the dead children, instead of the walking dead we might make some headway.


You still have to admit, it's the best argument anyone can make against an assault rifle ban
 
2013-03-16 11:14:39 AM

Ennuipoet: Well, one of the reasons we can't make any headway in gun law reform is because we keeping bringing up shiat that DOESN'T EXIST!


Americans love stupid shiat that doesn't exist.  Vampires, zombies, Jesus.  It's really all the same.
 
2013-03-16 11:16:08 AM

Ennuipoet: Well, one of the reasons we can't make any headway in gun law reform is because we keeping bringing up shiat that DOESN'T EXIST!  Maybe if we talked about the dead children, instead of the walking dead we might make some headway.


Relax.  He was just using a rhetorical trick.  By exaggerating a situation in which assault weapons would be necessary, he makes his position sound more reasonable.  Our Congress is not actually debating the merits of weapon choice against the undead.  They're dumb, but they're not that dumb.
 
2013-03-16 11:19:26 AM

cameroncrazy1984: cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.

Oh yeah, we're just fighting in the streets here in New York!

Seriously, try to tone it down a little?

Also, someone should send Leahy a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide and a bolt-action rifle.

You are not a crazy right-winger. Reread my post.

I know I'm not a crazy right-winger. But you haven't been to New York state if you don't think we have crazy right-wingers with guns here.


So you know my inlaws then?
 
2013-03-16 11:23:24 AM

Mentat: Relax.  He was just using a rhetorical trick.  By exaggerating a situation in which assault weapons would be necessary, he makes his position sound more reasonable.  Our Congress is not actually debating the merits of weapon choice against the undead.  They're dumb, but they're not that dumb.


I understand that, but having heard this more than once it just ticks me off.
 
2013-03-16 11:25:31 AM
Zombies. Why is it always frikkin' zombies? Why not giant ants or something for once?
We need more variety in our apocalypses
 
2013-03-16 11:32:02 AM

CaptSacto: Zombies. Why is it always frikkin' zombies? Why not giant ants or something for once?
We need more variety in our apocalypses


You know, maybe it IS time to remake the movie THEM!
 
2013-03-16 11:36:27 AM

cameroncrazy1984: CaptSacto: Zombies. Why is it always frikkin' zombies? Why not giant ants or something for once?
We need more variety in our apocalypses

You know, maybe it IS time to remake the movie THEM!


Oh, hell yes. Take my money now.
 
2013-03-16 11:37:02 AM
With zombies, as with home defense, a shotgun is your best bet. What we need are high capacity shotgun magazines.
 
2013-03-16 11:39:28 AM

Ambivalence: With zombies, as with home defense, a shotgun is your best bet. What we need are high capacity shotgun magazines.


Guns jam.  Get yourself a short-arm steel bladed shovel.  Bam, right where the nose meets the forehead.
 
2013-03-16 11:46:24 AM

Mentat: Ambivalence: With zombies, as with home defense, a shotgun is your best bet. What we need are high capacity shotgun magazines.

Guns jam.  Get yourself a short-arm steel bladed shovel.  Bam, right where the nose meets the forehead.


Shaolin spades work well for that, i've heard
 
2013-03-16 11:56:16 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

What a room full of zombies might look like.


/The search for brains continues...
 
2013-03-16 11:58:07 AM

Mentat: Ambivalence: With zombies, as with home defense, a shotgun is your best bet. What we need are high capacity shotgun magazines.

Guns jam.  Get yourself a short-arm steel bladed shovel.  Bam, right where the nose meets the forehead.


If you have to get within melee distance of the zombies, you've already lost. It's smarter to rely on traps and a solid, defensible position. I'm not talking about a fortress (although that would probably work, I guess), I'm talking about like the tree house in Swiss Family Robinson.
 
2013-03-16 12:04:52 PM
I think it's time we had a rational discussion about bayonet lugs.
 
2013-03-16 12:09:49 PM

Amos Quito: [upload.wikimedia.org image 515x337]

What a room full of zombies might look like.


/The search for brains continues...


Hint: check the left side of the central aisle for brains. You won't find any on the right.
 
2013-03-16 12:29:02 PM
I don't think you guys understand what it's like when you experience delusions all day and night, believing that everyone is out to get you.  And the pants-pooping... oy.

/pills and cognitive therapy - the solution
//diapers - necessary for the time being
 
2013-03-16 12:34:33 PM
greengurlz.com

You know, I used to wonder why the Honorable Dianne Feinstein seemed to be on a personal mission to remove Assault Rifles from the hands of US citizens, and restrict their use only to responsible law enforcement personnel.

Yesterday I found out. For Senator Feinstein, it's PERSONAL.

Back in 1978, when Feinstein was serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, she witnessed a double homicide when a deranged man entered city hall and gunned down SF Mayor George Mocsone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.

Obviously this tragedy had a traumatic and life-changing effect on Dianne - who actually heard the shots and was among the first to see the carnage.

Ironically, the killer, Dan White, was himself a former San Francisco City Supervisor.

The weapon he used in the murder was a pistol - the service revolver he obtained from his former work as a police officer.

Hopefully now you to will understand why Feinstein wants to ban Assault Rifles - with their deadly flash-suppressors, pistol-grips, thumb-holes, and bayonet lugs, and leave such weapons only in the hands of police.

Godspeed, Dianne.
 
2013-03-16 01:26:20 PM
Zombies are more real than the rationale behind another Blah Weapons Ban.
 
2013-03-16 01:33:21 PM

Mentat: Ambivalence: With zombies, as with home defense, a shotgun is your best bet. What we need are high capacity shotgun magazines.

Guns jam.  Get yourself a short-arm steel bladed shovel.  Bam, right where the nose meets the forehead.


eh. Even if you sharpen a shovel all you can do s lunge with it. If I am going for a bladed weapon it's glaive all the way. With a blade suited to both thrust and slash.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-16 01:40:31 PM

cman: This is not like 1994.

This is a much different time.

You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.

Perception is reality, and many crazy rightists believe that Obama is coming for their guns. Banning assault rifles will send these overly paranoid folks over the edge. They didnt buy those guns when he was elected and reelected for show. They plan on using them.


Good.  We let the neanderthals off too easy last time.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-16 01:42:06 PM
Really the zombie argument is better than anything I have heard an actual gun nut come up with.
 
2013-03-16 01:44:24 PM

vpb: cman: This is not like 1994.

This is a much different time.

You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.

Perception is reality, and many crazy rightists believe that Obama is coming for their guns. Banning assault rifles will send these overly paranoid folks over the edge. They didnt buy those guns when he was elected and reelected for show. They plan on using them.

Good.  We let the neanderthals off too easy last time.


I know. It is what you want, too.

You also want civil war. You are no better than them.
 
2013-03-16 01:46:14 PM

cman: They plan on using them.


For what exactly? Shopping trips to Walmart?
 
2013-03-16 01:46:18 PM

vpb: Really the zombie argument is better than anything I have heard an actual gun nut come up with.



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What exactly is this "Assault Weapons Ban" supposed to accomplish, again?
 
2013-03-16 02:08:24 PM

Amos Quito: What exactly is this "Assault Weapons Ban" supposed to accomplish, again?


It's not intended to solve anything and they know it won't. It's a desire to control people coupled with an irrational fear.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-16 02:14:45 PM

Amos Quito: vpb: Really the zombie argument is better than anything I have heard an actual gun nut come up with.

What exactly is this "Assault Weapons Ban" supposed to accomplish, again?


To reduce the number of people killed in your chart genius.

The whole "we can't ban weapons unless we ban everything else that causes people to die first" is precisely the sort of argument I was thinking of when I said that needing guns for zombies was a more rational argument.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-16 02:21:23 PM
cman:

I know. It is what you want, too.

You also want civil war. You are no better than them.


Unless I am confusing you with someone else, you ARE one of them.  You certainly seem to think that a bunch of ignorant red necks who can't feel like men unless they have a weapon for a security blanket are going to make a credible military force.

Any civil war you gun nuts start will last about two hours, so let you guys be dealt with like the criminals you keep threatening to become.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-16 02:24:33 PM
violentsalvation:
It's not intended to solve anything and they know it won't. It's a desire to control people coupled with an irrational fear.

Yeah, those kids at sandy hook were totally irrational to run from the friendly gun!  Thy must have just been prejudiced because of the scary way it looked.
 
2013-03-16 02:24:39 PM

Amos Quito: What exactly is this "Assault Weapons Ban" supposed to accomplish, again?


To make the frightened and foolish have a false illusion of safety once all those Scary Blah Guns are gone.
 
2013-03-16 02:25:12 PM

vpb: Amos Quito: vpb: Really the zombie argument is better than anything I have heard an actual gun nut come up with.

What exactly is this "Assault Weapons Ban" supposed to accomplish, again?


To reduce the number of people killed in your chart genius.


If reducing the "number of people killed" were the goal, you would THINK that they'd target those weapons that are used in vast majority of killings.

But they're not.

Can they possibly be THAT stupid?

No.

Well then, we'd better question their motives, hadn't we?
 
2013-03-16 02:26:26 PM

cameroncrazy1984: CaptSacto: Zombies. Why is it always frikkin' zombies? Why not giant ants or something for once?
We need more variety in our apocalypses

You know, maybe it IS time to remake the movie THEM!


No. Please don't fark with any more classics.
 
2013-03-16 02:28:06 PM

Amos Quito: vpb: Amos Quito: vpb: Really the zombie argument is better than anything I have heard an actual gun nut come up with.

What exactly is this "Assault Weapons Ban" supposed to accomplish, again?

To reduce the number of people killed in your chart genius.


If reducing the "number of people killed" were the goal, you would THINK that they'd target those weapons that are used in vast majority of killings.

But they're not.

Can they possibly be THAT stupid?

No.

Well then, we'd better question their motives, hadn't we?


What would that be?
 
2013-03-16 02:28:51 PM

cman: You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.

Perception is reality, and many crazy rightists believe that Obama is coming for their guns. Banning assault rifles will send these overly paranoid folks over the edge. They didnt buy those guns when he was elected and reelected for show. They plan on using them.


Fark them. I'm not here to coddle crazy people. If they go over the edge because they're told their actions and attitude are no longer socially acceptable, it is not on me to back down and just let them do whatever the fark they want. For me to do that is to live my life in the exact kind of pants-shiatting fear that they do.
 
2013-03-16 02:30:00 PM
imageshack.us

New proposal:  Anyone who mentions Zombies for other than entertainment evaluation or ridicule purposes loses their right to own guns.  And possibly to speak too.

/Jesus God in Heaven, I'm sick of this damn fad.
 
2013-03-16 02:32:17 PM

SilentStrider: Shaolin spades work well for that, i've heard


For the record, Shaolin Spades would have made a great name for a Blaxploitation Kung-Fu movie.
 
2013-03-16 02:32:51 PM

cman: This is not like 1994.

This is a much different time.

You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.

Perception is reality, and many crazy rightists believe that Obama is coming for their guns. Banning assault rifles will send these overly paranoid folks over the edge. They didnt buy those guns when he was elected and reelected for show. They plan on using them.


If the best argument is that, "gun-control legislation will incite the fascist right to violent revolution", then civil government in this country is already done for and we might as well do it instead of waiting for those trash to stage their own Kristallnacht.
 
2013-03-16 02:34:23 PM

vpb: To reduce the number of people killed in your chart genius.


I thought you were advocating civil war just a few posts above that.  Doesn't really sound like you care about the number of people killed, but I guess it's OK for you when the right people are killed.

Gun control:  the religion of peace.
 
2013-03-16 02:34:40 PM

vpb: cman:

I know. It is what you want, too.

You also want civil war. You are no better than them.

Unless I am confusing you with someone else, you ARE one of them.  You certainly seem to think that a bunch of ignorant red necks who can't feel like men unless they have a weapon for a security blanket are going to make a credible military force.

Any civil war you gun nuts start will last about two hours, so let you guys be dealt with like the criminals you keep threatening to become.


Hey man, dont bunch me up with people based upon what you think is real. I may be in favor of gun rights, but claiming that I want a civil war solely due to me being on the right is a bit unfair. I am absolutely sure that a civil war will begin if assault weapons are banned. If that is because I have a want of civil war, that I cannot be absolutely sure of. I think about it a lot. How unbalanced everything has become makes it very apparent that something will happen soon.
 
2013-03-16 02:34:57 PM
A Dark Evil Omen: Kristallnacht  Krystalnacht

FTFY.. I'd be in on that.  That shiat is nasty


i0.wp.com
 
2013-03-16 02:36:25 PM
 Own a lot of guns, I inherited all but an SkS, .270 and my 9mm.

My SKS, I guess would considered an assault rifle and under the new assault weapons ban, it would still be legal for me to own and sell that weapon.

Also the other dozen or so weapons I own would also still be legal, so lets stop shiateing our pants and calling ppl gun grabbers plz.

I haven't shot any of my weapons in at least 10 years. Not a single shot.  I don't have to run out and buy new bullets because I still have the ones I used to have.


I own guns for one single reason, investment because stupid ppl always think someone is going to take away their guns and I can take advantage of those stupid ppl and sell my guns to them.

Then when those stupid ppl have spent all their money on weapons and they are broke, I can buy them back at half the price I sold them because stupid ppl get desperate.
 
2013-03-16 02:37:23 PM

Farker Soze: vpb: To reduce the number of people killed in your chart genius.

I thought you were advocating civil war just a few posts above that.  Doesn't really sound like you care about the number of people killed, but I guess it's OK for you when the right people are killed.

Gun control:  the religion of peace.


So your argument is that we shouldn't regulate firearms because "rational gun owners" will start shooting people.
 
2013-03-16 02:37:37 PM

cman: This is not like 1994.

This is a much different time.

You try to ban assault rifles and you will begin the second civil war.

Perception is reality, and many crazy rightists believe that Obama is coming for their guns. Banning assault rifles will send these overly paranoid folks over the edge. They didnt buy those guns when he was elected and reelected for show. They plan on using them.


No, they don't. (plan on using them)

They are far too chickenshiat.

That's why they buy guns like this, to make them feel big and strong and tough.  But they aren't really.

/the Nuge is pants-wetting reality, for example
 
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