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2013-05-17 02:23:01 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: cameroncrazy1984: armor helix: rosebud_the_sled: I may be stating the obvious, but if there had been someone else in the area who was armed, that never would have happened.  After all, it is absolute truth that the only way to stop someone with a weapon is someone else with a weapon.

DERPA-DERPA-DERP!! Still funny and relevant after 18373828 times.

Well hey, isn't that what Wayne LaPierre said? Is he not correct?

The fat guy from Seinfeld? Wtf


No, you're thinking of Wayne Newton.
 
2013-05-17 02:23:12 AM  
All I can say is...
 
2013-05-17 02:23:24 AM  

armor helix: rosebud_the_sled: I may be stating the obvious, but if there had been someone else in the area who was armed, that never would have happened.  After all, it is absolute truth that the only way to stop someone with a weapon is someone else with a weapon.

DERPA-DERPA-DERP!! Still funny and relevant after 18373828 times.


Figured I'd make 18373829.
 
2013-05-17 02:23:44 AM  
Here's how it was explained to me, by an "Expert." Not a "Sharpshooter," Not a "Marksman."
1. All guns are loaded
2. Keep your booger-hooks off the bang switch, until it's time to shoot.
3. Know what's down-range.
4. Don't point at anything, unless you are going to shoot it.
5. All guns are loaded.
He probably also said that you're too goddamned stupid to use one of these things, until I show you how, and try not to break a nail when you pull the trigger.
It was his job, day in and day out, so I'll trust his opinion on it, over some random schmuck on the intarwebs,
I personally think that only people who have participated in "live-fire-drills" should carry concealed, and only people who train, at least once a month, should have a weapon at all.
 
2013-05-17 02:23:58 AM  
The thing that baffles me is that Second Amendment supporters would get far more mileage if they could just make their product safe enough to at least allow the owner to handle it without accidentally killing himself or herself.

We've seen everything from a police instructor shooting himself in the leg while bragging about how he was the only one in the room professional enough to handle his Glock, to a school security guard blowing a hole in a student's leg while stuffing his gun in a glove box, to a tipsy blonde blowing her own head off with her brand-spankin'-new assault rifle while passing it around to friends for a look-see. It's hard to support a "guns are a useful tool when handled correctly" argument, as pushed by the NRA, when even trained gun owners shoot themselves with their own guns. They're tools that are apparently very easy to mishandle - perhaps pushing for improvements in the tool itself might be a better tack for the NRA to take, rather than pushing easier access to such a dangerous tool.
 
2013-05-17 02:24:09 AM  
I was right when I said that 12 year old is the one that stabbed his little sister to death, and my prediction on this one is that the husband killed the wife. Motive you ask? Clear as the nose on your face...visiting couple wanted the legendary Eiffel Tower romp and wife wanted no part of it. Also, I am betting they continued drinking while swabbing the the brains off the stairs.
 
2013-05-17 02:24:49 AM  
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2013-05-17 02:25:03 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: violentsalvation: That sucks. I wish more people would take a simple firearms safety course before they decide to bring a gun into the home.

It's required they take one to get a license, isn't it?

I think the problem is more about people thinking guns are cool and fun, which leads to people not taking them as seriously as they should. They're just tools. The guns, that is.


A license? Maybe in some states. If I was a gun retailer a free safety course and a box of ammo would be included in the sale. But I don't own a gun store and common sense is apparently dead.
 
2013-05-17 02:32:15 AM  

sethen320: Since this is fark my guess is that a bunch of emotional, knee-jerk reactionists will tell everyone here who has ever so much as thought about guns that they are callous killers in waiting...because guns are evil. And they hate scary things...because Newtown.


Actually, TFA makes it sound like guns are sentient, evil, treacherous things.  She was just handing the rifle to her hubby when the gun fired.  It fired itself again as hubby caught her falling body.  Damned guns have demon  souls.
 
2013-05-17 02:32:57 AM  

violentsalvation: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: kibbled: I assumed AR-15 stood for assault rifle. Am i mistaken?

That is correct. AK-47, as mentioned in the article, stands for Attack Killer.

There was a trolling comment in an earlier gun thread today that cracked me up.

"The AK-47 and AR-15 are Assault Rifles as designated by their manufacturers. Of course we all know "AR" stands for "Assault Rifle", but "AK" stands for "Assaulti Karabina", which is Russian for, you guessed it, "Assault Rifle." These were purpose-built for being fully machine gun automatic weapons for infantrymen to kill as many enemy as possible.

The numbers indicated the size of their ammo magazines but there have been aftermarket magazines developed which will hold 30 or 100 rounds, and even a backpack that will hold 1000 rounds."


LOL, that's not... Wait, a backpack?

WHY OBAMA NOT BAN?!?!?

/our schools are full of them!
//won't someone plz think of the snowflakes?
 
2013-05-17 02:35:20 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: kibbled: I assumed AR-15 stood for assault rifle. Am i mistaken?

That is correct. AK-47, as mentioned in the article, stands for Attack Killer.


Actually, it stands for avtomat kalalashnikova, named after it's inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov.

cameroncrazy1984: sethen320: cameroncrazy1984: sethen320: Actually I don't care. Still feel pretty safe right where I am. Fark off.

Yes, you don't care so much that you said "fark off" when the differences between Australia and the US were pointed out to you.

I feel very safe where I am as well. And yet, somehow, i don't feel the need to strap up every day.

Neither do I. I like your judgemental douchebag approach though. Ill bet you get lots of converts like that.

Nah, I only take that approach with people who are clearly idiots. Oddly seems to happen a lot with gun nuts.


You know, calling everyone who disagrees with you a 'nut' doesn't make you intelligent, it just makes you seem like a self congratulatory D-bag.  Believe it or not, you do not automatically have the moral high ground and have to make a convincing argument for your position, just like everyone else. Namecalling is not a valid debate tactic.
 
2013-05-17 02:35:23 AM  
Well...if you know anything about that part of Denver....
 
2013-05-17 02:43:30 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
What a waste of pussy.
 
2013-05-17 02:44:11 AM  
static.topnewstoday.org:8080

Oh my gawd! RIGHT???
 
2013-05-17 02:44:41 AM  

Elmo Jones: Here's how it was explained to me, by an "Expert." Not a "Sharpshooter," Not a "Marksman."
1. All guns are loaded
2. Keep your booger-hooks off the bang switch, until it's time to shoot.
3. Know what's down-range.
4. Don't point at anything, unless you are going to shoot it.
5. All guns are loaded.
He probably also said that you're too goddamned stupid to use one of these things, until I show you how, and try not to break a nail when you pull the trigger.
It was his job, day in and day out, so I'll trust his opinion on it, over some random schmuck on the intarwebs,
I personally think that only people who have participated in "live-fire-drills" should carry concealed, and only people who train, at least once a month, should have a weapon at all.


I would go along with that. I don't see any problem with placing a few requirements in the system to keep people safer by making sure that people know what they are doing. Also make everyone sign a legal document of liability in the case where the rules have been broken. It's no different than anything else that involves hazardous force. One should be well informed and trained before being signed off to use it.

... but sadly it will never happen. It's all or nothing with both sides of the never-ending argument. There is no "middle of the road" with the people who push the hardest for/against guns. Nobody will ever agree on anything as long as people keep acting like complete cockbags... and doing so just seems to push people in the opposite direction.
 
2013-05-17 02:44:57 AM  

violentsalvation: A license? Maybe in some states. If I was a gun retailer a free safety course and a box of ammo would be included in the sale. But I don't own a gun store and common sense is apparently dead.


I doubt there's a license for ownership. The NRA would have smothered that, it its sleep. (or shot it, where it stood)
In NC, you just have to get three people to say you're not a nut, get the Federal background check, and you can buy a pistol.
 
2013-05-17 02:47:36 AM  
Waste of some nice boobies.

media.thedenverchannel.com
Wait, Jenny Agutter? No!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-17 02:47:37 AM  
I just don't get it. I work around firearms for most the year. Literally one or two beside each cot. Most guests are beyond drunk at night around the campfire. People from all around Europe and north America. Yet I've never seen stupid stuff like accidental discharges. Maybe I'm lucky or maybe some people just don't deserve to own firearms. Guns are super safe as long as you are not looking down the shooty end of the barrel.

In my experience adrenaline is a far more dangerous thing to mix with firearms than booze. Not saying handling firearms while drunk is a sane pastime. I don't know where I'm going with this so. Yah! Guns!
 
2013-05-17 02:49:45 AM  
The couple and their friends were socializing in the garage, where their Harley Davidson motorcycles are parked, Toldness said. Shane Adair works as a tattoo artist.

Who talks like that?
 
2013-05-17 02:50:13 AM  
that one guy with the face:

You know, calling everyone who disagrees with you a 'nut' doesn't make you intelligent, it just makes you seem like a self congratulatory D-bag.  Believe it or not, you do not automatically have the moral high ground and have to make a convincing argument for your position, just like everyone else. Namecalling is not a valid debate tactic.

Well said.
 
2013-05-17 02:50:55 AM  

armor helix: rosebud_the_sled: I may be stating the obvious, but if there had been someone else in the area who was armed, that never would have happened.  After all, it is absolute truth that the only way to stop someone with a weapon is someone else with a weapon.

DERPA-DERPA-DERP!! Still funny and relevant after 18,373,828 times.


Wow, that's almost 5,000 times for each gun death since Newtown.
 
2013-05-17 02:52:26 AM  

mtlls: Basic firearms instruction anyone?


Yeah. Instruction and training is always useful when you're using a drug that makes you forget or ignore instruction and training.
 
2013-05-17 02:52:32 AM  
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2013-05-17 02:58:03 AM  

sethen320: the_chief: Only cops should have guns.

And donuts.


Why would a donut need a gun?
 
2013-05-17 03:01:46 AM  

hammettman: FTA: Anastasia Adair, a new an ex gun enthusiast, went upstairs to a bedroom get her recently purchased assault rifle

FTFM


The M in FTFM stands for "myself" - this acronym is for use when correcting your own mistake.

[themoreyouknow.jpg]
 
2013-05-17 03:06:51 AM  
Dearest firearms enthusiasts:

I generally stay out of the debates, but I would like to offer one small bit of constructive criticism.

Every time I read "Keep your booger hook off the bang switch" my estimation of your IQ drops by about 1/2, and I know I can't be the only one who has that reaction to that statement.

Is it so hard to say "Keep your finger off the trigger"?
 
2013-05-17 03:11:31 AM  

Dimensio: If assault weapons were banned, she would have been restricted to a rifle without a pistol grip or collapsing stock, a bullet from which would have been substantially less lethal.


I bet it was to some degree the pistol grip (along with auto-loading action) that did her in. I suspect that the fellow to whom she was handing the gun accidently pulled the trigger. The shock of that probably triggered him to fire the second round and then drop the rifle altogether. His claim is that he does not know if he touched the gun before it was fired. Right dude. If that were possible (that guns just fire willy-nilly) then all guns should be banned immediately. He most likely grabbed the gun by its obvious (to him) handle, the pistol grip. I think he would have been less likely to shoot her with traditional furniture on the weapon.
/I also believe that they were both in error with their handling and that ultimately caused her accidental death.
 
2013-05-17 03:12:13 AM  

sethen320: cameroncrazy1984: sethen320: Since this is fark my guess is that a bunch of emotional, knee-jerk reactionists will tell everyone here who has ever so much as thought about guns that they are callous killers in waiting...because guns are evil. And they hate scary things...because Newtown.

More like because the gun related deaths per 100000 people in the UK is .20 versus more than ten times that in the US.

But, you know, again. Reality.

So the fark what? Go live in the damn UK. Your chances of getting shot in the U.S. are still farking are pretty damn remote. Stop being scared all of the time.


"Stop being scared....."

Says the guy who lives in a country where even friendly conversations between mother and daughter are conducted at gunpoint in case one of them tries something funny.....
 
2013-05-17 03:12:24 AM  
What was she doing with a fully automatic military weapon or in other words an assault rifle?  I do hope that she had the fed tax stamp for it.
 
2013-05-17 03:13:09 AM  

Iluvbeer: sethen320: the_chief: Only cops should have guns.

And donuts.

Why would a donut need a gun?


If donuts had guns they wouldn't get eaten. Just like fetuses.
 
2013-05-17 03:13:12 AM  

Elmo Jones: violentsalvation: A license? Maybe in some states. If I was a gun retailer a free safety course and a box of ammo would be included in the sale. But I don't own a gun store and common sense is apparently dead.

I doubt there's a license for ownership. The NRA would have smothered that, it its sleep. (or shot it, where it stood)
In NC, you just have to get three people to say you're not a nut, get the Federal background check, and you can buy a pistol.


On the other side of the coin, some people would make it prohibitively expensive to get the license or leave the judgment call up to a painfully slow bureaucracy and a political appointee with a badge. Both extremes leave us stuck where we're at now.
 
2013-05-17 03:17:32 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: sethen320: cameroncrazy1984: What you're saying,  sethen320, is that we aren't as good as the UK. That it's just too hard to be exceptional. Is that what you really believe? That the US cannot be better than every other country in the developed world?

Um sure. Whatever works for you.

That's what I thought. You're so in love with your guns that you just don't want to expend the effort to make America truly exceptional in the world.


And the thought of the police state that would have to be established. Along with more prisons, inmates, gang power, illegal markets, etc.

Think Prohibition with a Patriotic flare
 
2013-05-17 03:18:01 AM  

fusillade762: Aeonite: NewportBarGuy: There is no such thing as an assault rifle.

Just like there's no such thing as a hunting knife.

Or a soup spoon.


A salad fork?
 
2013-05-17 03:21:31 AM  

bigfatfattyfatfat: Am I the only one that finds the eyewitness stories less than credible?


A group of drunken bikers? Maybe, but I would be hesitant to tell them so to their faces. Or are you suggesting foul play? I suppose that's a possibility, but it's very believable that this was one of those "Hey, hold my beer while I do something fatally stupid!" situations.

On another note, I was surprised to read the woman was a 22-year-old after seeing the picture in TFA. Maybe it's just the angle, lighting, and possible sunburn, but I would have guessed late 30's from that photo.
 
2013-05-17 03:21:49 AM  

johncb76006: What was she doing with a fully automatic military weapon or in other words an assault rifle?  I do hope that she had the fed tax stamp for it.


No. She was taxed enough already.
 
2013-05-17 03:27:51 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Dearest firearms enthusiasts:

I generally stay out of the debates, but I would like to offer one small bit of constructive criticism.

Every time I read "Keep your booger hook off the bang switch" my estimation of your IQ drops by about 1/2, and I know I can't be the only one who has that reaction to that statement.

Is it so hard to say "Keep your finger off the trigger"?


It's the terminology used by instructors to explain gun safety to law enforcement trainees. So, yes. Yes it is so hard.
 
2013-05-17 03:28:16 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: sethen320: So the fark what? Go live in the damn UK. Your chances of getting shot in the U.S. are still farking are pretty damn remote. Stop being scared all of the time.

Who says I'm scared? I just figured you'd want to live in a society which isn't the most violent country in the developed world. But hey, not all of us can be civilized.

And I did live in the UK for awhile. Even in the bad neighborhoods I never felt like I could be shot. Unlike whenever I visit Bed-Stuy.


You figured wrong. We are able to dwell on the reasons why but I think you know them by now. The choice has been made, you lost, get over it. You're not disarming America.
 
2013-05-17 03:28:32 AM  

GungFu: sethen320: Yes! Gun debate! I'm looking forward to changing peoples' minds on this issue.


What debate?

Stupid people with guns = Darwin Award!


Came for this.
*leaving queazy
 
2013-05-17 03:32:11 AM  

johncb76006: What was she doing with a fully automatic military weapon or in other words an assault rifle?  I do hope that she had the fed tax stamp for it.


Nowhere is it stated that she had a fully automatic weapon. Assault rifles as defined by existing laws include semi-automatic rifles usually along with other characteristics. I understand you already knew all of this and you were just playing dumb to make a point about the term assault weapon. So don't worry, nobody really believes you are as stupid as the things you say.
 
2013-05-17 03:32:41 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: What you're saying,  sethen320, is that we aren't as good as the UK. That it's just too hard to be exceptional. Is that what you really believe? That the US cannot be better than every other country in the developed world?


I think that qualifies as a false dichotomy. Your criteria for deciding what is and isn't exceptional or best is too subjective. Perhaps your bias stems from your fear?
 
2013-05-17 03:34:29 AM  

kibbled: I assumed AR-15 stood for assault rifle. Am i mistaken?




You are mistaken, Mr. lazyass.
 
2013-05-17 03:35:13 AM  

awalkingecho: cameroncrazy1984: Must've been pre-1996. Since then gun ownership in Australia has dropped to around 5%.

That makes it a must've? You've never hit a 2-outer on the river?


And this is the first time I have seen you since you grabbed a TF for me. Much thanks.
 
2013-05-17 03:40:08 AM  
She probably had the munchies and mistook it for a spork.

Happens all the time.

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-17 03:41:44 AM  

maachubo: Shadow Blasko: Dearest firearms enthusiasts:

I generally stay out of the debates, but I would like to offer one small bit of constructive criticism.

Every time I read "Keep your booger hook off the bang switch" my estimation of your IQ drops by about 1/2, and I know I can't be the only one who has that reaction to that statement.

Is it so hard to say "Keep your finger off the trigger"?

It's the terminology used by instructors to explain gun safety to law enforcement trainees. So, yes. Yes it is so hard.


You'd think that the instructors would decide to take training more seriously. Obviously the hokey "make it sound cool" approach is not getting the safety message through to students.
 
2013-05-17 03:44:13 AM  
When good gun owners go bad
 
2013-05-17 03:44:49 AM  

homelessdude: She probably had the munchies and mistook it for a spork.
Happens all the time.



farm4.staticflickr.com
and here I thought there was no such thing as a spork in 1911.
 
2013-05-17 03:45:53 AM  

violentsalvation: That sucks. I wish more people would take a simple firearms safety course before they decide to bring a gun into the home.


I've said for a while now that guns are an absolutely ridiculous gap in our education system.  When I was in high school I could take, and receive school credit for driver's education / driver's training. I had to complete a year of civics because I would be able to vote when I got out of there, and society had decided that I should have some idea of the functions and functionings of the US government.

But if I were to suggest that every high school have a gun range, and every high schooler be required to take a semester of basic marksmanship / gun safety, I would be a horrible monster because guns don't belong in schools.  Heaven forbid we ensure that adults in America understand the responsibilities that go along with the rights enumerated in the constitution.
 
2013-05-17 03:50:40 AM  

Ablejack: maachubo: Shadow Blasko: Dearest firearms enthusiasts:

I generally stay out of the debates, but I would like to offer one small bit of constructive criticism.

Every time I read "Keep your booger hook off the bang switch" my estimation of your IQ drops by about 1/2, and I know I can't be the only one who has that reaction to that statement.

Is it so hard to say "Keep your finger off the trigger"?

It's the terminology used by instructors to explain gun safety to law enforcement trainees. So, yes. Yes it is so hard.

You'd think that the instructors would decide to take training more seriously. Obviously the hokey "make it sound cool" approach is not getting the safety message through to students.


Yes.  Yes I would think so.  Or at least hope so.  But law enforcement isn't known for selecting the "best and brightest" so maybe they have to keep the vocabulary simple.

/I'm only halfway trolling, and that's just sad.
 
2013-05-17 03:51:28 AM  

homelessdude: She probably had the munchies and mistook it for a spork.

Happens all the time.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 350x204]


Hey, thats the Titanium Spork!
 
2013-05-17 03:55:02 AM  

homelessdude: She probably had the munchies and mistook it for a spork.

Happens all the time.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 350x204]




That pistol grip is scaring me.

Terrified of the spork.
 
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