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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.
 
2013-05-17 03:59:47 AM

maachubo: 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.


We had a range on school property. My rifles were in my locker in my dorm room. My pistols were in a safe in the headmaster's house though. The range has long-since been closed. We also had an alpine ski course and cross country course. In addition to that we have an ice rink and an observatory. It was a private prep school, of course, but other schools had similar things and the public schools offered hunting safety. While the hunting safety courses were in progress each student taking the class(es) had to bring their rifle to school at least once a week, on the bus, as I recall.

However, yes... Today, I expect, not one person who is in charge of said policy would take you serious.
 
2013-05-17 04:01:36 AM
Okay, dumbass, drunk, "accidental" disharge....maybe one. Two??!! Not likely.
 
2013-05-17 04:02:38 AM
discharge,dammit
 
2013-05-17 04:05:46 AM

UnspokenVoice: maachubo: 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.

We had a range on school property. My rifles were in my locker in my dorm room. My pistols were in a safe in the headmaster's house though. The range has long-since been closed. We also had an alpine ski course and cross country course. In addition to that we have an ice rink and an observatory. It was a private prep school, of course, but other schools had similar things and the public schools offered hunting safety. While the hunting safety courses were in progress each student taking the class(es) had to bring their rifle to school at least once a week, on the bus, as I recall.

However, yes... Today, I expect, not one person who is in charge of said policy would take you serious.


theinfosphere.org
 
2013-05-17 04:40:24 AM
They look like the kind of turds who would ride Harleys.

100% assholes, every single one of you without exception - dicks.
 
2013-05-17 05:07:38 AM
All this badass stuff for a "tough guy and woman" image for your friends when drinking, and the thing that killed one of you is a lack of education how to handle fire arms safely. OH wait....you forgot, because you were hammered and in a hurry to show off your new "piece".

/not anti gun nut
//education is your friend, then practice what you learn.
 
2013-05-17 05:38:55 AM

cc_rider: I think I'm becoming de-sensitized to self-inflicted gun violence caused by stupidity (thanks, Fark!) but this in the sidebar was pretty damn disturbing:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/colorado-springs-area/naked-aut is tic-boy-found-in-colorado-springs-home-with-dead-rats-human-feces

*sigh*


Methinks the home-school crowd won't be rushing to take credit for THAT student:

http://gazette.com/autistic-teen-removed-from-unsafe-colorado-spring s- home/article/1500830
 
2013-05-17 05:45:22 AM

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


upload.wikimedia.org
An assault rifle is a selective fire (selective between automatic, semi-automatic, and burst fire) rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.
 
2013-05-17 05:49:24 AM

Walter Paisley: 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.


All comes down to the witness statements; if they were convinced it was an accident by hubby's demeanor, etc...of course, he might be a world-class actor, in which case, he may get away with murder.

Most likely just a dumb-ass accident; I had a buddy who should've known better, pull a shotgun out of a closet, and swing it towards a bunch of us.  Wasn't loaded, and he wasn't threatening or anything, just absent-minded...but we all did a comical-in-retrospect dive-behind-the-sofa/hit-the-deck routine.  He got REALLY embarrassed, as he should have.  Been a very different story with one in the chamber and a light trigger pull...
 
2013-05-17 06:03:24 AM

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


[farm4.staticflickr.com image 350x204]
and here I thought there was no such thing as a spork in 1911.


No such thing as a Browning High-Power (the pistol mocked in the picture) the 1920's.
 
2013-05-17 06:07:43 AM
Are people that stupid? Does it take all that much foresight to always check the chamber and keep your finger away from the trigger? And never pointing the damn thing at yourself or anyone else you don't intend to kill?

Is it that freakin hard to pull back the bolt and make sure the thing's unloaded? Why are so many people f-ing morons.
 
2013-05-17 06:16:26 AM
Worked out exactly as the anti-gunners would like. Considering how they always post that picture of the "perfect gun" with the barrel pointed backwards so that it shoots the owner.
 
2013-05-17 06:17:58 AM
Booze and guns and inexperience. Sigh.
 
2013-05-17 06:19:40 AM

Dadoody: Are people that stupid? Does it take all that much foresight to always check the chamber and keep your finger away from the trigger? And never pointing the damn thing at yourself or anyone else you don't intend to kill?

Is it that freakin hard to pull back the bolt and make sure the thing's unloaded? Why are so many people f-ing morons.


Heck, people are that stupid when they're SOBER.  Never done anything dumb while drunk?  I sure have...it's why I don't drink so much anymore...
 
2013-05-17 06:24:43 AM
Interesting, so last night I had a post deleted in the Dick Trickle thread about guns because 'threadjack'.  How is this story any different?  At least Dick meant to pull the trigger to end his life.
 
2013-05-17 06:42:46 AM
This is why we can't have nice things.  Idiots buy guns then use them improperly, forcing regulation on the rest of us responsible folk just because they can't be bothered to practice a little safety.  Take the mag out, rack the slide a couple of times, and then still TREAT IT AS IF IT WERE LOADED AND READY TO FIRE.  If you've been drinking, best to leave it in the locked gun safe.

Idiots.
 
2013-05-17 06:58:20 AM
The rifle/gun is always loaded. THE RIFLE/GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED.

Don't point the barrel near anything you don't intend to kill, including yourself.

/getting a kick as my 14-day waiting period is up tomorrow
 
2013-05-17 07:26:50 AM
See! Guns DO kill people!
 
2013-05-17 07:38:06 AM
You have to try really, really hard to shoot yourself in the head with a rifle.

Thing is... gun grabbers dont understand that us normal gun owners just dont care when things like this happen. the irresponsible biatch killed herself. Sounds like a win.
 
Rat
2013-05-17 07:39:20 AM
I'm a bit late to the discussion, but before I read all the posts, which I'm sure are a well reasoned out conversation that quickly escalates into a witty diatribe, I'd just like to say Go Spurs!!!

© now, its time to play "spot the liberal"
 
2013-05-17 07:41:49 AM

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



Confirmation: Yes you are. It is called the AR because it was first developed by the ArmaLite corporation, who later sold the design to Colt, who kept the AR designation.
Addendum : Much like how the HK416 is built by Heckler & Kock, or the CZ-75 is built by Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod.


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

Objection: No, you're thinking of HK-47
www.geeklore.net
which stands for Hunter Killer.

Observation: You are both meatbags who know nothing about weapons.
Query: Would you like to know more?

/double meme bonus for you meatbags.
 
2013-05-17 07:45:18 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.




You're BOTH retarded. Ive never seen or heard a gun instructor be anything but extremely professional and serious, anywhere, ever. Its Serious Business, and most people treat it as such.

If you're joking while firearms are involved in any capacity at all, you've already made a mistake.
 
2013-05-17 07:49:05 AM
We need armed guards on every staircase.
 
2013-05-17 07:50:27 AM
GreenSun
2013-05-17 01:41:38 AM


Poor woman. Getting drunk can really make you do wacky things. Deadly weapons shouldn't be easily accessible, especially by drunk people.

Excellent point. You solved the unemployment problem. We have thousands of shovel ready jobs, confiscating all pointy sticks and blunt objects in the world
 
2013-05-17 07:53:02 AM

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

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x289]
An assault rifle is a selective fire (selective between automatic, semi-automatic, and burst fire) rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.


The weapon you decided to use as an example is not selecting fire; it has 1 firing mode... 

What a selective fire rife may look like
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-05-17 07:53:53 AM

flamingboard


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

Apparently there's no such thing as a responsible gun owner.

6 zillion guns in the US, you find the 2% that are used foolishly and your mad math skills say "no such thing as a responsible gun owner"

Public schooling really worked for you.
 
hej
2013-05-17 07:54:09 AM
What's an 'assault rifle'?
 
2013-05-17 07:54:49 AM
*is not selective fire... son of a...
 
2013-05-17 07:55:24 AM

Dadoody: Are people that stupid? Does it take all that much foresight to always check the chamber and keep your finger away from the trigger? And never pointing the damn thing at yourself or anyone else you don't intend to kill?

Is it that freakin hard to pull back the bolt and make sure the thing's unloaded? Why are so many people f-ing morons.




Zero training, is what it comes down to. Never hand a loaded gun to somebody else, and never have the barrel pointed at something you dont want to destroy (like, i dont know, YOUR FACE). If she had any firearms experience at all she would have known to remove the magazine and lock the slide open, so the recipient of the weapon can visually see its completely unloaded before touching it.

No... im sorry. It doesnt take training to realize that bullets come out of the open end. Nobody ever had to teach me that staring down the barrel of a gun is a BAD thing, and not a place I want to be.

Some people ARE just stupid.
 
2013-05-17 08:00:23 AM
I'm pretty sure the "there's no such thing as an assault rifle" guy is trolling everyone. Why is everyone replying?
 
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