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(Talking Points Memo)   People: you've passed legislation establishing a state religion, allowed 13-year-olds to be put in adult prison, and snuck through insane anti-abortion measures. Are you through? North Carolina Republicans: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 270
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2013-07-25 05:12:36 PM
There's nothing better than getting drunk and waving a pistol around. Then I lead the police on a quick chase into my exwife's trailer which I then leave. As the police are kicking in the front door, I sneak 'round the side and pull the brick out of the corner that holds the whole thing up. The trailer comes down and it is glorious. My ex-wife now has grounds to sue the cops. I quickly hide my pistol in the grill and get my brother in law to vouch for me. I was never at the bar; it was someone who looked like me.
 
2013-07-25 05:15:09 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: There's nothing better than getting drunk and waving a pistol around. Then I lead the police on a quick chase into my exwife's trailer which I then leave. As the police are kicking in the front door, I sneak 'round the side and pull the brick out of the corner that holds the whole thing up. The trailer comes down and it is glorious. My ex-wife now has grounds to sue the cops. I quickly hide my pistol in the grill and get my brother in law to vouch for me. I was never at the bar; it was someone who looked like me.


Oh man, that's happened to you too?
 
2013-07-25 05:19:16 PM
this sounds like it would mix well with a stand your ground type law.
 
2013-07-25 05:28:35 PM

FlashHarry: this sounds like it would mix well with a stand your ground type law.


They'll regret it when some black kid gets caught on a playground carrying a gun.
 
2013-07-25 05:41:05 PM
The world needs Bill Hicks now more than ever.
 
2013-07-25 05:50:18 PM

propasaurus: FlashHarry: this sounds like it would mix well with a stand your ground type law.

They'll regret it when some black kid gets caught on a playground carrying a gun.


you mean the law applies to blacks too? somebody should probably tell them...
 
2013-07-25 05:52:44 PM
I see no way this cunning plan could fail.
 
2013-07-25 06:10:02 PM

Mentat: I see no way this cunning plan could fail.


Because people who would shoot up a playground are the type to follow the existing law?
 
2013-07-25 06:11:46 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: There's nothing better than getting drunk and waving a pistol around. Then I lead the police on a quick chase into my exwife's trailer which I then leave. As the police are kicking in the front door, I sneak 'round the side and pull the brick out of the corner that holds the whole thing up. The trailer comes down and it is glorious. My ex-wife now has grounds to sue the cops. I quickly hide my pistol in the grill and get my brother in law to vouch for me. I was never at the bar; it was someone who looked like me.


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2013-07-25 06:12:08 PM
North Carolina continues to be a prime example of why the Onion gave up and went home.
 
2013-07-25 06:17:16 PM

FlashHarry: this sounds like it would mix well with a stand your ground type law.


Nah, drunks are never ten feet tall and bullet-proof.
 
2013-07-25 06:17:48 PM
You get what you vote for. I don't feel a bit of pity for them. On the other hand I live in Wisconsin and I have Scott Walker, who I didn't vote for. So maybe I feel some pity for all 10 people in NC that don't vote straight ticket GOP.
 
2013-07-25 06:18:49 PM
What happened to you, North Carolina? You used to be cool.
 
2013-07-25 06:19:23 PM
I just cannot wait for the shiat to collapse down there. I am pretty sure that it is going to be epic. I just hate to think of everyone that is gonna get caught in the crossfire, both literally and figuratively.
 
2013-07-25 06:19:27 PM
Republicans: Saving children from abortion so they can die playing tag.
 
2013-07-25 06:19:28 PM
Cripes, the past week North Carolina has been signing into law everything your drunk uncle said at that one family reunion.
 
2013-07-25 06:21:30 PM
I never thought I'd see the day when Best Carolina would outderp Worst Carolina, but then came this legislative session.

Amendment One was just the tip.
 
2013-07-25 06:23:11 PM

DarwiOdrade: What happened to you, North Carolina? You used to be cool.


I got friends who love NC and live in NC and are absolutely gobsmacked that it's come to this. They took pride in being the smarter Carolina for so long, and yet here we are.
 
2013-07-25 06:23:42 PM
The final version of the bill was stripped of a particularly controversial provision that would have dropped background check requirements for handguns.

The fark.
 
2013-07-25 06:24:22 PM
The fark is going on down there?
 
2013-07-25 06:25:15 PM
Eh, I was in a gun thread the other day. One per month is all I can stand.
 
2013-07-25 06:25:28 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: There's nothing better than getting drunk and waving a pistol around. Then I lead the police on a quick chase into my exwife's trailer which I then leave. As the police are kicking in the front door, I sneak 'round the side and pull the brick out of the corner that holds the whole thing up. The trailer comes down and it is glorious. My ex-wife now has grounds to sue the cops. I quickly hide my pistol in the grill and get my brother in law to vouch for me. I was never at the bar; it was someone who looked like me.


Y'all are brutalizing me!

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2013-07-25 06:25:30 PM
LOL, I just read the article. Guns, guns, everywhere. To pre-empt particular gun nuts who get butthurt whenever this comes up, I certainly hope having a barrel to stroke while watching the kids at the playground starts putting a dent in child molestation cases in NC.
 
2013-07-25 06:26:17 PM

MisterLoki: The fark is going on down there?


Maybe someone's poisoning the drinking water?
 
2013-07-25 06:28:02 PM
Good. My right to play Drunk Uzi Tag at the playground has been infringed for too long.
 
2013-07-25 06:31:24 PM

FlashHarry: propasaurus: FlashHarry: this sounds like it would mix well with a stand your ground type law.

They'll regret it when some black kid gets caught on a playground carrying a gun.

you mean the law applies to blacks too? somebody should probably tell them...


Some black woman was told SYG applied to her,  She got 20 years for standing her ground.
 
2013-07-25 06:31:39 PM
It has to be bad when a friend moved to NJ to get away from NC.
 
2013-07-25 06:31:41 PM

Wyalt Derp: Good. My right to play Drunk Uzi Tag at the playground has been infringed for too long.


Aim for their feet. The recoil will do the rest.
 
2013-07-25 06:32:14 PM

FlashHarry: propasaurus: FlashHarry: this sounds like it would mix well with a stand your ground type law.

They'll regret it when some black kid gets caught on a playground carrying a gun.

you mean the law applies to blacks too? somebody should probably tell them...


I sincerely hope they do.
 
2013-07-25 06:33:22 PM
Heh. Legalized population control. Glorious!
 
2013-07-25 06:34:35 PM
North Carolina: "We're sick of Florida getting all the attention!"
 
2013-07-25 06:34:51 PM

ArkAngel: Mentat: I see no way this cunning plan could fail.

Because people who would shoot up a playground are the type to follow the existing law?


It's not about "existing law" or "self-defense" or any of the other tropes that are hauled out.  It's about creating a culture of fear and then selling the solution to that fear: lots and lots of guns.

I've lived in and traveled to a lot of places and there have been a lot of times I've found myself in sketchy parts of town.  Despite that, I've never been mugged, robbed, carjacked, assaulted, or in any way abused, nor have I ever fired anything more powerful than a paintgun.  There may come a time in my life where that changes and I feel I need a weapon to protect myself, but that time hasn't come yet.  If I've managed to go for almost 40 years without needing a weapon to protect myself, maybe it means that America isn't the hellish post-liberal apocalypse the right portrays it as.
 
2013-07-25 06:34:55 PM

MisterLoki: The fark is going on down there?


Punishment for having voted for Obama in 2008.
 
2013-07-25 06:35:19 PM
I know this is is a crazy question... But is it all possible that you people are electing the insane to write your laws? Might that be the problem?

Sincerely, the rest of the world.
 
2013-07-25 06:37:28 PM

DarwiOdrade: What happened to you, North Carolina? You used to be cool.


They voted for the blah guy and the state GOP is going to punish them for it.
 
2013-07-25 06:39:33 PM
Or maybe a better question:

"Do you realize just how farked up you sound?"
 
2013-07-25 06:41:57 PM
Remind me to never step foot in NC. Sounds like a cesspool.
 
2013-07-25 06:42:19 PM
I am so glad I don't live in certain other parts of the country.  It's like you've got your first-world welcome to the 21st century good parts and then your third-world welcome to Jesus-loving shiathole parts.
 
2013-07-25 06:44:30 PM
Farking great, Rick Perry is now going to call another session. He won't stand for being out-whataburgered like this
 
2013-07-25 06:44:51 PM

propasaurus: DarwiOdrade: What happened to you, North Carolina? You used to be cool.

They voted for the blah guy and the state GOP is going to punish them for it.


Obama only won NC by about 13.7K votes (about 0.4% of the votes). They also voted the state GOP into a supermajority in both houses - they kinda deserve it.
 
2013-07-25 06:45:09 PM
Dammit, I TOLD him to stop his kid from climbing up the slide the wrong way! You all heard me, I TOLD him there'd be consequences!
 
2013-07-25 06:47:07 PM
ArkAngel
Because people who would shoot up a playground are the type to follow the existing law?

Straw man.  It's difficult for law enforcement to figure out which persons carrying concealed on a playground are just law-abiding citizens, and which intend to engage in violence.  Much easier to enforce a rule -- no concealed carry on the playground.

To the objection that the 2nd Amendment guarantees a right to carry on a playground, please see District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) (noting that laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places, such as schools and government buildings, are presumptively lawful).
 
2013-07-25 06:47:30 PM

Piizzadude: I just cannot wait for the shiat to collapse down there. I am pretty sure that it is going to be epic. I just hate to think of everyone that is gonna get caught in the crossfire, both literally and figuratively.


I've seen jokes about it several times here, but we seriously need to start an "America's Derpiest State" big board to track this kind of stuff. Maybe even start taking action on it.

I feel like I really need to know if NC has eclipsed Kansas, or if Arizona is poised for a big run this fall.
 
2013-07-25 06:48:18 PM

maxheck: I know this is is a crazy question... But is it all possible that you people are electing the insane to write your laws? Might that be the problem?

Sincerely, the rest of the world.


These worthless scum got < 50% of the vote, though.
 
2013-07-25 06:49:51 PM

jayhawk88: I feel like I really need to know if NC has eclipsed Kansas, or if Arizona is poised for a big run this fall.


BAH GAWD KING, IS THAT THE OKLAHOMA STATE ANTHEM?!
 
2013-07-25 06:50:16 PM
Marijuana is illegal and you will go to jail in most states sitting in your living room in your underwear smoking a joint.

In North Carolina you can have a loaded, concealed handgun party at a bar and a loaded, concealed gun reception at a children's playground. Completely legal.

Still can't smoke a joint there, though.

Logic. Republicans have mastered it.
 
2013-07-25 06:50:47 PM

DarwiOdrade: propasaurus: DarwiOdrade: What happened to you, North Carolina? You used to be cool.

They voted for the blah guy and the state GOP is going to punish them for it.

Obama only won NC by about 13.7K votes (about 0.4% of the votes). They also voted the state GOP into a supermajority in both houses - they kinda deserve it.


Doesn't change the fact that he won North Carolina in the first place.

/any bets on when they'll pass a law which just plain outright legalizes shooting black people on sight?
//notice that I said "when" and not "if" -- the NC GOP has a veto-proof supermajority in the legislature and a governor who wouldn't veto that kind of bill in the first place
 
2013-07-25 06:50:58 PM
i intended to make some pro gun comments

read the article

stopped at................. as well as onto playgrounds and parks

wtf is going on down there

(I can only guess that the well to do neighborhoods are hiring armed private security to keep out undesirables)
 
2013-07-25 06:52:42 PM
I here and now swear if I ever become rich, I going to start a charity aimed at arming the unemployed. Automatics, explosives, armored vehicles, body armor whatever they can legally get. And free training in the best use there of.

I'm sure the NRA and GOP will fully support my efforts.
 
2013-07-25 06:57:16 PM

MinkeyMan: I here and now swear if I ever become rich, I going to start a charity aimed at arming the unemployed. Automatics, explosives, armored vehicles, body armor whatever they can legally get. And free training in the best use there of.


That's not gonna scare them. This does.

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