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(Opposing Views)   "Holt and his friends were dry-firing the gun at each other for fun earlier in the day." Hmmm, I wonder how this story ends   ( opposingviews.com) divider line
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2013-12-05 09:47:28 AM  
10 votes:

brandent: elvisaintdead: with a period, unlike the headline?

Why does Drew hate periods?


All his furniture is white.
2013-12-05 09:25:15 AM  
8 votes:
He fixes the cable?
2013-12-05 09:17:53 AM  
6 votes:
Any story that begins with people "playing" with guns is doomed from the start.

Typical lamestream media, never reporting on all of the *good* gunplay days.
2013-12-05 09:48:53 AM  
4 votes:

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Score!

2013-12-05 09:08:29 AM  
4 votes:
with a period, unlike the headline?
2013-12-05 11:28:07 AM  
3 votes:
Well she did hit center mass. At least she's got good trigger control.

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2013-12-05 10:23:35 AM  
3 votes:
Is she hot? This is important now that she's single
2013-12-05 10:43:35 AM  
2 votes:
Is "dry-firing" what gun fetishists do before they start jacking each other off?
2013-12-05 10:37:07 AM  
2 votes:
According to Florida news station WPBF, Holt and his friends were dry-firing the gun at each other for fun earlier in the day.

I begin to understand how Dubstep came to be labeled music instead of noise.
2013-12-05 10:23:30 AM  
2 votes:

topcon: HotWingConspiracy: topcon: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: My nephews wonder why I don't allow them to point toy guns, Nerf guns, or squirt guns at me or each other. Bad habits are hard to break. We never had BB guns when I was a kid, because kids will treat them like toys. We could, however, go shooting real guns with adult supervision whenever we asked. At age 11 each of my brothers and sister and I received our first .22's. By that age we'd been well drilled in gun safety.

That's a-tier level retarded.  I shot guns as a kid and also played with nerf guns and water guns and shot them at people.  I never confused the two, don't know anyone who did.

How nice for you.

Your kids would have to be pretty stupid to confuse a water gun and a real gun.  I'm quite certain there are millions of kids out there who played with water guns and shot real guns with adults and never shot anyone.


Eh, I don't think you'll convince him otherwise. He replaced his flooring with wood laminate after catching his nephew pretending that the carpet was hot lava.
2013-12-05 10:00:14 AM  
2 votes:
One of the more obscure gun safety rules: Don't pick up a gun, point it at someone's chest and pull the trigger as joke.
2013-12-05 09:57:24 AM  
2 votes:

brandent: Why does Drew hate periods?


They're a bloody nuisance.
2013-12-05 09:53:14 AM  
2 votes:
memecrunch.com

/treat every weapon as if it is loaded
2013-12-05 09:38:44 AM  
2 votes:
Well at least she learned a valuable lesson in gun safety.
2013-12-05 02:34:50 PM  
1 vote:

metatronarchetype: We can discuss the merits of this idea or the lack thereof, but first we must settle on what defines an assault weapon.  Do you mean a weapon capable of firing fully automatically which chambers an intermediate cartridge, or are you just talking about semi-automatic rifles?


He's most likely using the "If it can be used for a random drive-by bayonetting, it's an assault weapon."  OTOH, he may be using the British definition of "assault weapon", which includes glass beer mugs.
2013-12-05 02:16:18 PM  
1 vote:

Secret Master of All Flatulence: demaL-demaL-yeH: Suggestion:  Take a walk through a parking lot with a bunch of cop cars in them.  You'll generally see a whole bunch of M4 carbines, complete with "giggle switches", sitting upright and unattended with only a rudimentary locking system keeping them out of "unauthorized" hands.  "Guarded armories" my ass.

That's not a machine gun. They aren't even - with extremely limited exceptions - full auto.

Using what definition of "machinegun"?  I generally operate on the whole "fires more than one round with a single pull of the trigger" definition, which doesn't cover semi-autos, but does cover guns with a "burst" and true "full auto" capabiliity.  I don't know where you are, but where I am, the guns in question most certainly ARE "machineguns" under my definition.  And yes, I've both examined the guns in question closely AND actually fired them.



I think we can all agree that they are assault weapon rifles with the things that go up, right?  And I'm sure we can all agree that the only people that should be trusted with them are trained professionals.

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2013-12-05 01:52:55 PM  
1 vote:

Ow! That was my feelings!: Ok, my point was more basic. That many Democrats want to use the 'terrorism watch list' for a lot more than just denying individuals a right to travel, they want to use it to deny citizens their 2A rights, among other things.


I'm waiting for one party in a nasty divorce to use another party's taking of underaged children through a TSA checkpoint as the basis for denying the other party any form of child custody, on the basis of demonstrating willingness to have the child sexually assaulted by TSA screeners.  Sooner or later, it'll happen.
2013-12-05 12:52:42 PM  
1 vote:

Frank N Stein: So farkers. Santa bringing anything boomstick related for Christmas? I'm probably just getting some ammo and such. Last year though, my old man gave me his old Winchester 94 that he won in a card game in the 70s. It's a lever action gun, so he wrapped it up and hid it in the corner like A Christmas Story.


Nope, we generally do that for birthdays for the kids.  Case in point:  My oldest's 6th birthday present, a "pink and sparkly purple" My Little Pony-themed AR-15:

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2013-12-05 11:57:36 AM  
1 vote:
Come at me bro.

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2013-12-05 11:42:55 AM  
1 vote:
So, she's single?
2013-12-05 11:36:03 AM  
1 vote:

Third rate whore in Toronto: How awful.  I would hate to be his mother.  71 years old, never had a gun in my hands.  Even in Eastern Europe, where I grew up, I didn't see people carry guns in the cities, at least.  Wake up America.  You are losing your young.


Not that many of them, and mostly undesirables - trailer trash and ghetto rats shooting each other, and gun-fappers blowing their own heads off due to being retarded genetic rejects  - let 'em die, I say.
2013-12-05 11:31:33 AM  
1 vote:

HeadLever: imfallen_angel: The problem is, the stupid ones believe themselves to be smart... take you for example.

Projection fallacy.

There is much that I don't know.  However, you seem to think that you have the world pegged since you are somehow qualified to state that most of the population are idiots to start with, contrary to much evidence.

A wise man once said, "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts"


Awful certain of what the whole problem is, wasn't he?
2013-12-05 11:24:08 AM  
1 vote:

imfallen_angel: The Millennials are showing a decline in intelligent though pattern,


That was not your origional premis, was it?  Now you are moving the goalpost from "most of the population are idiots to start with" to now only account for Millennials who only account for about 25% of the population.

Spotting your logical fallacies is not very difficult.  In fact, I would bet that most of the population could identify them quite easily.

/I could be wrong though.
2013-12-05 11:23:25 AM  
1 vote:

Rizhail: And once again, a senseless death could have been avoided had the folks involved followed Rule One of gun safety: ALWAYS TREAT THE GODDAMNED GUN LIKE IT'S LOADED. No exceptions. If the firearm in question is not currently in pieces for storage/cleaning, then you don't look down the farking barrel, you don't pull the trigger unless you want to shoot something, and you sure as hell don't point the goddamned thing at something that you aren't willing to kill!

Hell, I've known this shiat since I was 6. The hunter's safety course I was in at age 9 drilled that damned phrase in every five minutes or so. Always treat a gun as though it's loaded, and you're far less likely to do something stupid like shoot your boyfriend.


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"I'm not seeing the problem here..."
2013-12-05 11:05:42 AM  
1 vote:
1. Bear the thousand injuries of Fortunado as best you can, but when he ventures upon insult...
2. Spend the day dry firing a gun with the whole gang
3. Quietly load it and leave it on the table
4. "In pace requiescat!"
2013-12-05 11:02:11 AM  
1 vote:

Secret Master of All Flatulence: AirForceVet: /Let's throw in suicides in 2012 by guns, for good measure:
//Oh, I can't find that statistic easily on Google as the NRA fights collection of that data.

Sure you can.  Google "WISQARS".  You can get all kinds of data, including suicide by gun, and the NRA has done NOTHING to prevent that kind of data.  Why, you ask?  Well, it could be because it proves that things like accident by guns have been consistently becoming more and more rare, but the truth is that you're most likely confusing actual crime reports with the highly-speculative anti-gun propaganda that was produced by the CDC decades ago.

Oh, and guns don't CAUSE suicide...at best, there's a correlation, most likely because people who really want to commit suicide tend to know that the most effective way to do so is to shoot themselves, so they might buy a gun to do it.   Correlation /= Causation.


If the National Rifle Association truly is not trying to hide data, then for what reason is no one able to present statistics proving that concealed weapons permit holders commit murder at a rate greater than that of the general adult population?
2013-12-05 10:54:22 AM  
1 vote:

Accordion: So the gun owner loaded it and put it back on the table. What a genius.  Why did he need to load it?


'cause purtekshun man, purtekshun.
2013-12-05 10:52:30 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: Is she hot? This is important now that she's single


Yeah, and at least she's most likely learned her lesson about pointing a gun and pulling the trigger so you probably won't have to worry about her unintentionally shooting you.

Notice I qualified that with "most likely".
2013-12-05 10:49:54 AM  
1 vote:

lilbjorn: Is "dry-firing" what gun fetishists do before they start jacking each other off?


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2013-12-05 10:35:30 AM  
1 vote:
If only he would have had a gun too, this could have been avoided....


But seriously... the gun`s owner loading it and leaving it on table is an idiot... put a safety one it, a lock, something, anything if it`s going to be loaded... not leaving it on the freaking table.

They should all be charged...


/`murikans with their penis replacements... such derpage
2013-12-05 10:22:07 AM  
1 vote:
Holt and his friends playing around with a gun and dry firing it at each other sounds just as smart as.

GASOLINE FIGHT!

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2013-12-05 10:16:03 AM  
1 vote:

topcon: Quantum Apostrophe: But overall, having a gun in the house makes you safer. Sure, once in a while there are tragic unavoidable accidents like these, but nothing's perfect.

Yeah, because this happens to a majority of gun owners.


Consider the number of news reports of such incidents occurring compared to the number of news reports of such incidents not occurring.
2013-12-05 10:04:35 AM  
1 vote:
But overall, having a gun in the house makes you safer. Sure, once in a while there are tragic unavoidable accidents like these, but nothing's perfect.
2013-12-05 10:04:21 AM  
1 vote:

skozlaw: It's never a tragedy when stupid people get shot doing stupid things. Tragedy in this sort of circumstance implies an accident and getting shot playing with guns like they're children's toys is never accidental.

Ever.

The girl should be charged with murder and everyone else involved as accomplices to it.

If gun owners want to be seen as responsible, let's help them out by starting to hold them responsible when they act like farging retards with the damn things. Maybe if we started locking idiots like these up for long periods of time the only ones left in any significant measure WOULD be the ones that are actually responsible after a time.


But he was also dry-firing it. So, he was attempting to murder her and it was self defense.  Therefore she's a role-model for gun rights and feminism.
2013-12-05 10:03:17 AM  
1 vote:
so the friend quietly loaded the gun and left it there on the table?

What a pal.
2013-12-05 10:02:59 AM  
1 vote:

skozlaw: It's never a tragedy when stupid people get shot doing stupid things. Tragedy in this sort of circumstance implies an accident and getting shot playing with guns like they're children's toys is never accidental.

Ever.

The girl should be charged with murder and everyone else involved as accomplices to it.

If gun owners want to be seen as responsible, let's help them out by starting to hold them responsible when they act like farging retards with the damn things. Maybe if we started locking idiots like these up for long periods of time the only ones left in any significant measure WOULD be the ones that are actually responsible after a time.


They'll probably disappear faster if you don't lock them up.
2013-12-05 09:51:25 AM  
1 vote:
Everybody's responsible, until they aren't.  Nothing can be done, NOTHING.  It's like an unsolvable equation, immovable object, Carrot Top's hair.
2013-12-05 09:50:50 AM  
1 vote:
Not sure whether to blame Florida or girlfriend.

/why not both?
2013-12-05 09:45:06 AM  
1 vote:
Boca Raton police interviewed all witnesses of the shooting. Everyone present gave the same account of events and confirmed that the shooting was absolutely an accident.

The definition of "accident" becomes pretty expansive when a gun is involved.
 
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