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(Think Progress)   Pastor wanders around with an AR-15 across his back because he's upset that he can't wander around with a pistol openly carried on his hip   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 38
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2013-08-21 05:33:03 AM
8 votes:

LowbrowDeluxe: God I hate open carry farkwards.  They're AT LEAST as pathetically douchebag edgy as I was in my 80's spiky punk phase.  "What do you think you're looking at?  You got a problem?  Why does everyone gotta hassle me?  I'm so persecuted just because I want to walk around with 20 pounds of dangerous metal stuck through my clothing."  The difference being, I was a teenager and they all suck, and I grew out of it.


It's a matter of personal preference. I'd rather be able to spot the armed douchebags from farther away.
Concealed carry is cowardice squared.

If you're walking around armed for no good reason, you're wrong.
And no, rescue fantasies, just-in-case, it's-muh-gord-given-constipational-right, being a wuss, it's dark out, no reason at all, and the other usual dreck do  not constitute good reason.
Examples of good reason: A specific threat against your person, you're taking the till to the bank, you're a cop on duty, you are a diamond courier, you're working your day job in an armored car, you are a bodyguard, you are a postal inspector, you're in a real combat zone, etc.

There are innocent bystanders all around you, Rambo. You are not Marshal Dillon, or John Wayne, Dirty Harry, or whatever Hollywood fantasy you believe you're living when you point your loaded pistol at the mirror.

Stop pissing your pants, pay attention to your surroundings, and don't walk around an armed douchebag.
2013-08-21 05:30:20 AM
4 votes:

Somacandra: I think even Wal-Mart draws the line at loaded and ready AR-15's being worn around the store just for kicks.


It's funny that the ardent defenders of the 2nd amendment want so badly to repeal private property rights that allow businesses the freedom to determine whether or not they allow guns on the property.

And by funny, I mean very, very sad.
2013-08-21 05:18:07 AM
4 votes:
God I hate open carry farkwards.  They're AT LEAST as pathetically douchebag edgy as I was in my 80's spiky punk phase.  "What do you think you're looking at?  You got a problem?  Why does everyone gotta hassle me?  I'm so persecuted just because I want to walk around with 20 pounds of dangerous metal stuck through my clothing."  The difference being, I was a teenager and they all suck, and I grew out of it.
2013-08-21 02:40:33 AM
3 votes:
forbiddenplanet.co.uk

"Pffft! Rank amateur."
2013-08-21 01:37:21 AM
3 votes:
FTFA: his camera man claims the recording is for Holcomb's "safety."

He's armed and STILL scared.
2013-08-21 12:15:10 AM
3 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2013-08-20 11:43:58 PM
3 votes:
Because Jesus was all about superior firepower.
2013-08-21 06:08:00 AM
2 votes:

thamike: demaL-demaL-yeH: Concealed carry is cowardice squared.
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lewismarktwo: thamike: demaL-demaL-yeH: Concealed carry is cowardice squared.
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(He's a troll, shhh don't tell anyone)


That statement was serious. I have yet to meet a concealed carry freak who wasn't a pants-pissing coward.
Here.
Are.
Some.
Cases.
In.
Point.
Motivated.
By.
Fear.
2013-08-21 05:33:40 AM
2 votes:
"Pastor Terry Holcomb started posting videos of himself wandering into local businesses with an AR-15 Bushmaster rifle - the same weapon used to kill 20 children and six adults in the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. "

Damn, I had thought that one would still be in police lock up. How did he get his hands on that?

/fark your appeal to emotion 'think progress'
2013-08-21 05:32:37 AM
2 votes:
Do paranoid right wing gunporn morons have their own "You're not helping" meme?  Because that would fit nicely here.
2013-08-21 05:10:57 AM
2 votes:

Bucky Katt: FTFA: his camera man claims the recording is for Holcomb's "safety."

He's armed and STILL scared.


Your post deserves its very own obvious tag.
2013-08-21 01:30:50 PM
1 votes:

Cataholic: The Constitution says nothing about judicial interpretation.


Article III Section 2.
The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;-to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;-to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;-to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;-to Controversies between two or more States;-between a State and Citizens of another State;-between Citizens of different States;-between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
2013-08-21 01:14:48 PM
1 votes:
Nicholas D. Wolfwood nods approvingly.
2013-08-21 10:45:41 AM
1 votes:

Witty_Retort: owns about a dozen guns: rifles, shotguns and pistols in a gun safe


you mean you don't go about your daily life with a lethal weapon on your person? you some kinda pussy?
2013-08-21 10:29:57 AM
1 votes:

Ned Stark: I'm pretty happy with the bill of rights. If I were rewriting the constitution its probably the only thing that would stay.

Well maybe no 10. Federalism is dead.

Or 3, because its silly.


Believe it or not, there's a lawsuit in play out in the Las Vegas area right now where a family is suing their local police department for violating their Third Amendment rights.  The police wanted to use their house as a staging area to arrest a neighbor who was suspected of domestic violence.  The family refused, saying they didn't want to get involved.  The police stormed their house, arrested the family, and used the house anyway.

Link
2013-08-21 09:27:00 AM
1 votes:

The Name: Mercutio74: The Name: You know, when a society's relationship with firearms becomes so obsessive and dysfunctional that it feels it needs to arm and train its children in public schools . . . maybe it's time to apply that amendment process to the second amendment.

Good luck with that.  There are far too many individuals in the US who seem to think that being able to own a gun will protect them from government tyranny or something.

Yeah, I know I'm beating my head against a wall.


Well that would certainly explain your thought process.
2013-08-21 09:18:22 AM
1 votes:
These nutbars are going to get your pwecious gunz taken away, Real Americans(TM). Step on them now or bear the consequences. I won't be sorry when it happens and I'm going to point and laugh.

At least this retard managed to carry his fake military toy without accidentally pointing it at anyone. Small victories  in Derptoria will have to do,  I guess
2013-08-21 09:06:00 AM
1 votes:

Bucky Katt: FTFA: his camera man claims the recording is for Holcomb's "safety."

He's armed and STILL scared.


Of course.
2013-08-21 09:02:32 AM
1 votes:
Open Carry fanatics are at their hearts cowardly little shiats.

If you are so scared of life that you can't go to the store without openly packing a gun, then just don't leave your house.
2013-08-21 08:45:58 AM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'd love to know the name of his well-regulated militia.

Well regulated meant it was in working order back when it was written.


Yeah its working really well right now. Well oiled machine.
2013-08-21 08:39:07 AM
1 votes:
Does it mean anything that USP 45 and taurusowner are references to weapons.  I suppose tarusowner could be a deep emotional attachment to Fords but I'm pretty sure not.  I'm from Nebraska - out in the sandhills we always had a rifle handy for snakes and beasties that endangered the livestock.  It was a tool not an item of lust.  People who lust after their guns are worrisome.  If they need the manhood boost get a fast boat or a Porsche.
2013-08-21 08:04:18 AM
1 votes:
Hmm, is it legal? Then no big deal. There are more things to worry about in this world than a man who wants attention.
2013-08-21 07:55:17 AM
1 votes:

Cold_Sassy: demaL-demaL-yeH: ...Concealed carry is cowardice squared.
Stop pissing your pants, pay attention to your surroundings, and don't walk around an armed douchebag.

Stop being so stupid.  Not everybody is the iron man/he-man that you are.  Are you bullet-proof?
If you're a 5'4" 120# woman, I call it leveling the playing field.


I'm not bulletproof. I'm also not in a war zone.
I am aware of my surroundings.
I'm not walking around afraid.
If you're walking around armed absent good reason (see above), you are afraid.

I'm certain that I won't be able to wrap my mind around any "justification" you can proffer for being among unarmed people with lethal force as your first (and, so far only named) resort - you know, in order to "level" the playing field -, so don't bother.

/Don't wet pants chafe and give you rashes after a while?
2013-08-21 07:41:50 AM
1 votes:

HindiDiscoMonster: Take up arms against the United States British Empire, and you will be on the wrong end of the M-16 or M-24 musket I'll bear in response to treason.

I'll bet that's exactly the same argument the continental congress had too.


Fark. Off.
Can you name your ancestors, both maternal and paternal, who fought on the American side of the Revolution? I can. Did your male ancestors from that time forward all serve, right on down to your uncles, and did you bury your father's remains within spitting distance of the Pentagon? Did all of your brothers and male cousins, and you, personally, stick your right paw up in the air and put your own life on the line for the Constitution of the United States of America? Because all of these things are true of me and mine.
Bearing arms?
Been there.
Done that.
Got the farking fruit salad.

Take your unqualified opinion, engrave it on sheet aluminum, fold it until it's all corners, remembering to make relief cuts to ease folding, and stick it next to your seditious cranio-coccyx.

If you take up arms against the United States, do not doubt that I will take up arms against you.
2013-08-21 06:56:51 AM
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: Unorganized militia" is not only an oxymoron, it's dangerous to the security of this country.


libs are radical nationalists all of a sudden, it only took a new president. lmao

what is "the security of this country?"

under Bush it was brown people thousands of miles away, under libs it's whitey next door.

Presented with both (under the circumstances), Bush actually seems more reasonable, which just goes to show how deranged you all have become.
2013-08-21 06:39:31 AM
1 votes:

LordJiro: Oh, are you one of those people who think the 2nd Amendment is in any way relevant when it comes to fighting tyranny in this day and age? That's cute.


What is relevant to fighting tyranny these days? No really, lets have you actually answer this one.

Oh, you're implying that tyranny can be negotiated with by lots of upvotes for a reddit post? Even cuter.
2013-08-21 06:37:18 AM
1 votes:

USP .45: Oxygen_Thief: notice the part about a well regulated militia..we have a well regulated militia the National Guard

The National Guard is federalized, and was done so relatively recently. You're going to imply that the intent was to have federal troops insure that there would be no tyranny in the newly founded republic? L M A O.

In other words you're implying that 2A should basically be interpreted as, "the central government's military should be allowed to bear arms, no one else." hahahaha, oh wow.


Oh, are you one of those people who think the 2nd Amendment is in any way relevant when it comes to fighting tyranny in this day and age? That's cute.
2013-08-21 06:31:28 AM
1 votes:
Open carry porn.

Whatever you think of the issues here, you gotta admit that this guy was a master of de-escalation.
2013-08-21 06:11:40 AM
1 votes:

taurusowner: bearing arms


Bearing arms is military service.
Look down at your left pocket.
See that acronym?
It stands for: Yes, My Retarded Ass Signed Up.

You're covered.
2013-08-21 06:07:05 AM
1 votes:

taurusowner: You don't have to like the fact that bearing arms is a Constitutionally protected right. But that's the neat thing about rights and about the Constitution. They're most needed and most useful especially when people don't want others to have those rights. The Bill of Rights was written down just in case people in the future didn't like others doing certain things and tried to force them to stop. Bearing arms was one of those things. So it was listed just so that we in the future are fully aware that others have the right to bear arms, not only if we don't like it, but  especially if we don't like it.


There is a reason the ACLU will defend the KKK rights to free speech and yet does not at least for now consider the "right to arms" as a civil right.  Mostly because it is not an individual right... despite the Heller Scalia circle jerk that only came about in the 2000's.  Originalism brought to you by Koch Bros Industries..HAHA WE BOUGHT  YOUR GOVERNMENT.
2013-08-21 06:03:00 AM
1 votes:
Yet, while a legal regime that regulates handguns more strictly than assault rifles may seem counter-intuitive

Um... it doesn't  exist.  If you have an actual assault rife, with a full auto/burst fire selector, you have to carry paperwork up to your nipples around to own and transport it, and you certainly can't cart it around wherever you want.

Dude's carrying around a Bushmaster, they use cosmetic parts from assault rifles because they're cheap, but the rifles themselves are typical semi-auto rifles for the most part.

//It's not that odd that they'd eject you from a Wal-Mart for carrying a rifle around-- not because they care about you being armed, but because that's a product they sell and they don't usually want you bringing in stuff they sell beyond essential stuff like clothing.  Loss prevention.
2013-08-21 05:47:40 AM
1 votes:

taurusowner: Do private property rights allow you to torture and kill another person as long as it's on your property?
Do private property rights allow you to rob another of their property as long as it happens on your property?
Do private property rights allow you refuse publicly offered services to citizens of certain races, as long as it's on your property?

The fact is Americans have a number of rights. Some of them were specifically spelled out in the Constitution. And part of a State being a member of the Unites States is the concept that the Bill of Rights is applied equally to those States as it is federally. The law says "you can do lots of things, but you can't do things that infringe on the Constitutional rights of others". The whole "your right to swing your fist ends at my nose" idea.

So private property rights do indeed cover a lot of things and give the owner of said property the right to enforce their will on that property.......until that will conflicts with someone else's Constitutional rights. Then it becomes a violation of civil liberties.

And nothing about the open carry movement is trying to remove a property owners right to remove someone from their property if they desire. This is the basis of trespassing laws, which remain intact open carry or not. And this pastor did indeed politely leave the Wal-Mart property after being requested to do so, in compliance with private property rights and trespassing law.


Being a menacing asshole and getting booted from a Wal-mart has f*ck-all to do with civil liberties.  The Bill of Rights is not an eject button you hit when you notice your brain is working too hard.
2013-08-21 05:43:39 AM
1 votes:

taurusowner: Good for him. The bearing of arms is a Constitutional right. Might open carry upset some people? Yep. Well so did seeing an African American sitting at a table in a diner some time back. But they protested in the open and did things that some people might have thought outrageous. They did it to make it so their rights were recognized. And this citizen is doing the same. And yes, the two issues are similar. Citizens have a number of Rights protected by the Constitution. And one of them is peaceful protesting and demonstrating to ensure the rest of the rights remain recognized. The peaceful bearing of arms as an act of public education and demonstration is his right, and I for one am happy to see him exercise it.


So, should you pass your psychological examination, I'll see you bearing arms at drill?
/Oh, yeah. "bearing arms" is a direct reference to militia service.
//You want proof? Here's the farking debate on Amendment II.
2013-08-21 05:41:43 AM
1 votes:

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Somacandra: I think even Wal-Mart draws the line at loaded and ready AR-15's being worn around the store just for kicks.

It's funny that the ardent defenders of the 2nd amendment want so badly to repeal private property rights that allow businesses the freedom to determine whether or not they allow guns on the property.

And by funny, I mean very, very sad.


Do private property rights allow you to torture and kill another person as long as it's on your property?
Do private property rights allow you to rob another of their property as long as it happens on your property?
Do private property rights allow you refuse publicly offered services to citizens of certain races, as long as it's on your property?

The fact is Americans have a number of rights. Some of them were specifically spelled out in the Constitution. And part of a State being a member of the Unites States is the concept that the Bill of Rights is applied equally to those States as it is federally. The law says "you can do lots of things, but you can't do things that infringe on the Constitutional rights of others". The whole "your right to swing your fist ends at my nose" idea.

So private property rights do indeed cover a lot of things and give the owner of said property the right to enforce their will on that property.......until that will conflicts with someone else's Constitutional rights. Then it becomes a violation of civil liberties.

And nothing about the open carry movement is trying to remove a property owners right to remove someone from their property if they desire. This is the basis of trespassing laws, which remain intact open carry or not. And this pastor did indeed politely leave the Wal-Mart property after being requested to do so, in compliance with private property rights and trespassing law.
2013-08-21 05:36:29 AM
1 votes:

vygramul: Eomer in Lord of the Rings, Dr. McCoy in the new Star Treks, the CIA agent in RED, the unfaithful Necromonger commander in Chronicles of Riddick, the protagonist in the Rock's rather bad movie Doom...


Dude...


www.wired.com
2013-08-21 05:28:32 AM
1 votes:

Bonanza Jellybean: Also, did the article really require all that handwringing over the existence of handguns?


Because there are a ton of people, a good deal of Fark included, that do wring their limp-wristed hands at the idea of people having guns.

Whiny mewling is a pro-sport, these days.
2013-08-21 05:10:47 AM
1 votes:

nmrsnr: I think I saw that movie:



Just kidding. No one saw that movie.


* raises hand
I actually kind of liked it. It's based on a true story about a guy who gets out of prison and eventually finds himself some old timey religion and ends up starting an orphanage in Sudan or some such African hell hole while leading armed raids to liberate children held captive by whichever despot was kidnapping them and using them as soldiers.
2013-08-21 12:03:34 AM
1 votes:
I'm sure Jesus would be proud

/render unto Caesar 20 rounds of .223
//amen
 
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