brandent: elvisaintdead: with a period, unlike the headline?Why does Drew hate periods?
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.
brandent: Why does Drew hate periods?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
imfallen_angel: The Millennials are showing a decline in intelligent though pattern,
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.
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.
Accordion: So the gun owner loaded it and put it back on the table. What a genius. Why did he need to load it?
abhorrent1: Is she hot? This is important now that she's single
lilbjorn: Is "dry-firing" what gun fetishists do before they start jacking each other off?
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.
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.
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