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(Daily Mail)   The wife of Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill returns rental car and leaves an AR-15 on the backseat. Police say not to panic, the weapon has the same power and accuracy as her husband's throwing arm   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 471
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2014-01-16 09:33:40 AM
"Ma'am, did you check the trunk and backseat, just to make sure all your personal belongings are with you?"
"Yes, of course!"
"Uhh... Ma'am you may want to check that back seat again."
 
2014-01-16 09:35:59 AM
Ignoring the Daily FAIL dramatics, I'd also like to present an F for effort to the rental company for missing the rifle case.
 
2014-01-16 10:01:50 AM
How it was identified:
blog.robballen.com
 
2014-01-16 10:04:59 AM
Ms Fleissig's daughtrer opened the bag expecting to find an ID, she instead found the firearm.
'We got out of the car, we were kind of freaked out,' she told the paper. 'I didn't want to touch it.'
Both women were stunned.
'Oh my God, it's a gun,' Ms Fleissig's daughter said.  'I said, 'I think I'm going to throw up,' she recalled.


 Seriously?
 
2014-01-16 10:08:23 AM
God, just everything about that article...
The dumbass leaving his $2,000 dollar rifle in a rental car and forgetting about it.
The Mails hysterical all-caps ASSAULT RIFLE! head line, showing exactly how much they know about firearms.
And this little gem from the "victims":
"'Oh my God, it's a gun,' Ms Fleissig's daughter said. 'I said, 'I think I'm going to throw up,' she recalled."
 
2014-01-16 10:13:42 AM

Richard C Stanford: God, just everything about that article...
The dumbass leaving his $2,000 dollar rifle in a rental car and forgetting about it.
The Mails hysterical all-caps ASSAULT RIFLE! head line, showing exactly how much they know about firearms.
And this little gem from the "victims":
"'Oh my God, it's a gun,' Ms Fleissig's daughter said. 'I said, 'I think I'm going to throw up,' she recalled."


The optics alone cost over $1,000, and Tannehill is a starting QB, so that's probably not a Walmart-tier Shrubmaster.  It's probably a Noveske or something.
 
2014-01-16 10:20:51 AM
Wow, that's kind of stunningly stupid and hoplophobic all the way around.

If I'd rented that car. . . well, I'm not saying I wouldn't return it, but it'd be awfully easy to pop those two pins and remove and destroy just the lower.
 
2014-01-16 10:23:09 AM

Fark It: Ms Fleissig's daughtrer opened the bag expecting to find an ID, she instead found the firearm.
'We got out of the car, we were kind of freaked out,' she told the paper. 'I didn't want to touch it.'
Both women were stunned.
'Oh my God, it's a gun,' Ms Fleissig's daughter said.  'I said, 'I think I'm going to throw up,' she recalled.

 Seriously?


Did you not view the image of the rifle? It features both a pistol grip and a collapsing stock. At any time it might have spontaneously caused several dozen people to fall over dead merely through proximity.

I am unable to determine whether the firearm also features a flash hider or threaded barrel, which of course would cause it to be even more volatile and dangerous.
 
2014-01-16 10:24:04 AM

Fark It: The optics alone cost over $1,000, and Tannehill is a starting QB, so that's probably not a Walmart-tier Shrubmaster. It's probably a Noveske or something.


My first reaction as well. Who leaves something worth thousands of dollars just laying around in a rental car?!

And a firearm is much larger than a necklace.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-16 10:24:30 AM

Richard C Stanford: God, just everything about that article...
The dumbass leaving his $2,000 dollar rifle in a rental car and forgetting about it.
The Mails hysterical all-caps ASSAULT RIFLE! head line, showing exactly how much they know about firearms.
And this little gem from the "victims":
"'Oh my God, it's a gun,' Ms Fleissig's daughter said. 'I said, 'I think I'm going to throw up,' she recalled."


Well, someone who knows that an AR-15 is an assault rifle certainly knows more about the subject than someone who doesn't.
 
2014-01-16 10:29:19 AM

Dimensio: It features both a pistol grip and a collapsing stock.


Is an AFG a pistol grip?

The Daily Fail left out this gem:

Fleissig said she and her daughter jumped out of the car to get away from the gun.

Like it was a rattlesnake or something...
 
2014-01-16 10:33:01 AM

vpb: Richard C Stanford: God, just everything about that article...
The dumbass leaving his $2,000 dollar rifle in a rental car and forgetting about it.
The Mails hysterical all-caps ASSAULT RIFLE! head line, showing exactly how much they know about firearms.
And this little gem from the "victims":
"'Oh my God, it's a gun,' Ms Fleissig's daughter said. 'I said, 'I think I'm going to throw up,' she recalled."

Well, someone who knows that an AR-15 is an assault rifle certainly knows more about the subject than someone who doesn't.


But an AR-15 isn't an assault rifle.  An assault rifle has a clear, historic definition.

You could call it an assault weapon, like the Brady Campaign.  That's a more subjective, feelings-based phrase that isn't demonstrably wrong.
 
2014-01-16 10:39:37 AM
The women saw a weapon ditched in their car and feared the worse: that they'd be found in possession of someone's cast-off murder weapon.  Who tosses aside a $2000 piece of hardware like that?

Well-heeled idiots and criminals, that's who.  They feared the latter, and got all drama-queeny for the paper.
 
2014-01-16 10:44:22 AM

factoryconnection: The women saw a weapon ditched in their car and feared the worse: that they'd be found in possession of someone's cast-off murder weapon.  Who tosses aside a $2000 piece of hardware like that?

Well-heeled idiots and criminals, that's who.  They feared the latter, and got all drama-queeny for the paper.


Or cops.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-16 10:48:00 AM

Fark It: vpb: Richard C Stanford: God, just everything about that article...
The dumbass leaving his $2,000 dollar rifle in a rental car and forgetting about it.
The Mails hysterical all-caps ASSAULT RIFLE! head line, showing exactly how much they know about firearms.
And this little gem from the "victims":
"'Oh my God, it's a gun,' Ms Fleissig's daughter said. 'I said, 'I think I'm going to throw up,' she recalled."

Well, someone who knows that an AR-15 is an assault rifle certainly knows more about the subject than someone who doesn't.

But an AR-15 isn't an assault rifle.  An assault rifle has a clear, historic definition.

You could call it an assault weapon, like the Brady Campaign.  That's a more subjective, feelings-based phrase that isn't demonstrably wrong.


Bullshiat.  Eugene Stoner designed the AR-15 specifically to be an assault rifle.  It's an assault rifle.

Even assuming that it's semi-automatic, the idea that a semi-automatic rifle stops being an assault rifle is idiotic.  It's simple ignorance of grammar.

Even if the NRA was some sort of "official definer" of the English language, it would still be correct to define something that met the definition of an assault rifle except for not being selective fire with an adjective phrase, such as "semi-automatic".

Besides, the term "assault rifle" was made up by Germans during WW-II and they made semi-automatic assault rifles, so you are demonstrably wrong.

An "assault weapon" is a widely used phrase with a clear and well known meaning.  it's even defined in law, unlike the term "assault rifle"   It refers to battle rifles, assault rifles and submachine-guns that have been modified enough in an attempt to make them legal.

I especially live the idea that "assault weapon" is a "made up" phrase.

All language is "made up".  I assume gun nuts think that LaPierre brought a dictionary carved on a rock that he had from a burning plant down from a mountain?
 
2014-01-16 10:49:45 AM

Fark It: Or cops.


True, but that's a bit from column A (with the taxpayers footing the bill) and a bit from column B.
 
2014-01-16 10:54:24 AM

vpb: Fark It: vpb: Richard C Stanford: God, just everything about that article...
The dumbass leaving his $2,000 dollar rifle in a rental car and forgetting about it.
The Mails hysterical all-caps ASSAULT RIFLE! head line, showing exactly how much they know about firearms.
And this little gem from the "victims":
"'Oh my God, it's a gun,' Ms Fleissig's daughter said. 'I said, 'I think I'm going to throw up,' she recalled."

Well, someone who knows that an AR-15 is an assault rifle certainly knows more about the subject than someone who doesn't.

But an AR-15 isn't an assault rifle.  An assault rifle has a clear, historic definition.

You could call it an assault weapon, like the Brady Campaign.  That's a more subjective, feelings-based phrase that isn't demonstrably wrong.

Bullshiat.  Eugene Stoner designed the AR-15 specifically to be an assault rifle.  It's an assault rifle.

Even assuming that it's semi-automatic, the idea that a semi-automatic rifle stops being an assault rifle is idiotic.  It's simple ignorance of grammar.

Even if the NRA was some sort of "official definer" of the English language, it would still be correct to define something that met the definition of an assault rifle except for not being selective fire with an adjective phrase, such as "semi-automatic".

Besides, the term "assault rifle" was made up by Germans during WW-II and they made semi-automatic assault rifles, so you are demonstrably wrong.

An "assault weapon" is a widely used phrase with a clear and well known meaning.  it's even defined in law, unlike the term "assault rifle"   It refers to battle rifles, assault rifles and submachine-guns that have been modified enough in an attempt to make them legal.

I especially live the idea that "assault weapon" is a "made up" phrase.

All language is "made up".  I assume gun nuts think that LaPierre brought a dictionary carved on a rock that he had from a burning plant down from a mountain?


I don't even know where to begin with this.  The Germans did make up the term "assault rifle," when they invented the "sturmgewehr" (STG-44), a select-fire weapon.  That's the only weapon they referred to as "sturmgewehr."  The definition of "assault weapon" is feelings-based and is different from state-to-state, bill-to-bill.  Your definition of an "assault weapon" is different from any state or federal definition.
 
2014-01-16 11:01:34 AM
i am picturing ryan tannehill's wife in a sexy tight black leather outfit while holding the gun right now.
 
2014-01-16 11:14:38 AM

vpb: An "assault weapon" is a widely used phrase with a clear and well known meaning.  it's even defined in law, unlike the term "assault rifle"   It refers to battle rifles, assault rifles and submachine-guns that have been modified enough in an attempt to make them legal.


Right.  Like in NJ a Marlin 60 .22LR rifle that has no military connection what so ever is an assault weapon.

And in California single shot bolt action guns are assault weapons.

It's a meaningless term.
 
2014-01-16 11:15:32 AM
Meanwhile, Joe Flacco left his slingshot in the back seat of his mom's Cutlass Supreme.
 
2014-01-16 11:17:23 AM
i970.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-16 11:17:54 AM
americaswhiteboy.com
 
2014-01-16 11:18:39 AM
An E-Z Rent-A-Car spokesperson told the Sun Sentinal that cars are cleaned before being given to new customers and that he was 'not sure how that could get past.'

OOOH! OOOH! I know the answer!

You don't clean your cars.
 
2014-01-16 11:19:23 AM

UNC_Samurai: Meanwhile, Joe Flacco left his slingshot in the back seat of his mom's Cutlass Supreme.


Eli tried to toss his gym bag in the trunk, but it clipped the side and was intercepted.
 
2014-01-16 11:19:26 AM
Was it her gun? Cause if so, that's a RGOILF. (Responsible gun owner id like to fark).
 
2014-01-16 11:19:36 AM
Tannehill's nor perfect. Neither is the team. But they did beat both the Pats and Steelers during the regular season, subby.
 
2014-01-16 11:20:05 AM
it was found by a mother and daughter using the car during a visit from New York.

They really don't clean rental cars before renting again, do they?
 
2014-01-16 11:21:18 AM

Galileo's Daughter: Tannehill's nor perfect. Neither is the team. But they did beat both the Pats and Steelers during the regular season, subby.


I'm sorry, is beating the Steelers supposed to be a noteworthy accomplishment?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-16 11:21:42 AM
Fark It:

I don't even know where to begin with this.

learning a bit about guns would be a good place to begin.  That's just totally wrong.

Germany during World War II, had several Sturmgeweher.  There was the StG44, the StG45, the "Volkssturmgewehr " (which means people's assault rifle) series which were mostly semi-automatic.

It IS cute how you NRA types pretend to be experts when you know so little about the subject.

/but at least you don't think the phrase "assault rifle" was invented by pro-gun control people like most gun nuts.
 
2014-01-16 11:21:53 AM
I'd have straight up taken it and sold it to some gun nerd.  I'd say that Obama was personally trying to grab this exact gun with his gun grabbing grabbers that he grabs with, so it's really valuable.
 
2014-01-16 11:22:53 AM
If you 'forget' you had a gun, or don't know where it is, then what good is it doing you?
 
2014-01-16 11:23:11 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: Was it her gun? Cause if so, that's a RGOILF. (Responsible gun owner id like to fark).


You lost me at "responsible".
 
2014-01-16 11:23:19 AM

vpb: Bullshiat.  Eugene Stoner designed the AR-15 specifically to be an assault rifle.  It's an assault rifle.

Even assuming that it's semi-automatic, the idea that a semi-automatic rifle stops being an assault rifle is idiotic.  It's simple ignorance of grammar.

Even if the NRA was some sort of "official definer" of the English language, it would still be correct to define something that met the definition of an assault rifle except for not being selective fire with an adjective phrase, such as "semi-automatic".

Besides, the term "assault rifle" was made up by Germans during WW-II and they made semi-automatic assault rifles, so you are demonstrably wrong.

An "assault weapon" is a widely used phrase with a clear and well known meaning.  it's even defined in law, unlike the term "assault rifle"   It refers to battle rifles, assault rifles and submachine-guns that have been modified enough in an attempt to make them legal.

I especially live the idea that "assault weapon" is a "made up" phrase.

All language is "made up".  I assume gun nuts think that LaPierre brought a dictionary carved on a rock that he had from a burning plant down from a mountain?


What difference does it really make anyway? There's too much focus on technical features and definitions and not how they're used and by whom.
 
2014-01-16 11:23:26 AM
My favorite part about these threads is all the gun nerds flipping a tit over terms
 
2014-01-16 11:23:47 AM
There's some kid out there, expelled from school for driving their parents' car and not knowing there was a pocketknife left under the passenger seat, who is getting a kick out of this story....
 
2014-01-16 11:24:31 AM

oh_please: An E-Z Rent-A-Car spokesperson told the Sun Sentinal that cars are cleaned before being given to new customers and that he was 'not sure how that could get past.'

OOOH! OOOH! I know the answer!

You don't clean your cars.


Seriously lol, it's not like it was a pistol hidden in the back of the glove box.
 
2014-01-16 11:24:36 AM
Zeus: "Man, that guy was PISSED,"
McClane: "He'll feel better when he looks in the back seat,"
DANG!
 
2014-01-16 11:25:12 AM

FrancoFile: If you 'forget' you had a gun, or don't know where it is, then what good is it doing you?


I'd rather lose a gun and not need it than need a gun and not lose it.
 
2014-01-16 11:26:09 AM
show me: How it was identified:
[blog.robballen.com image 500x692]

old and irrelevant gun nut image is old and irrelevant.
 
2014-01-16 11:26:21 AM

show me: How it was identified:


Does it really matter which of those she left in the back seat for some random person to acquire?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-16 11:26:58 AM
jbuist:

It's a meaningless term.

No, it means what the law in those states says it means.  And in common usage it's pretty well defined to.  You may not like it, but you are just objectively wrong.
 
2014-01-16 11:27:38 AM

vpb: Fark It:

I don't even know where to begin with this.

learning a bit about guns would be a good place to begin.  That's just totally wrong.

Germany during World War II, had several Sturmgeweher.  There was the StG44, the StG45, the "Volkssturmgewehr " (which means people's assault rifle) series which were mostly semi-automatic.

It IS cute how you NRA types pretend to be experts when you know so little about the subject.

/but at least you don't think the phrase "assault rifle" was invented by pro-gun control people like most gun nuts.


Expert twatwaffle you are
 
2014-01-16 11:28:17 AM

under a mountain:


Can we have more of this instead of another stupid gun thread? Thx
 
2014-01-16 11:28:17 AM
That's a pretty cavalier attitude towards guns to leave something like that in the back seat.
 
2014-01-16 11:28:29 AM

Fark It: I don't even know where to begin with this.  The Germans did make up the term "assault rifle," when they invented the "sturmgewehr" (STG-44), a select-fire weapon.  That's the only weapon they referred to as "sturmgewehr."  The definition of "assault weapon" is feelings-based and is different from state-to-state, bill-to-bill.  Your definition of an "assault weapon" is different from any state or federal definition.


Reliance upon actual definition, rather than feelings, is dishonest and pedantic. If a firearm ban advocate "feels" that this is a deadly semi-automatic assault weapon with no legitimate civilian use, then it is, regardless of what any middling "facts" might dictate.
 
2014-01-16 11:28:31 AM

TwistedIvory: Wow, that's kind of stunningly stupid and hoplophobic all the way around.

If I'd rented that car. . . well, I'm not saying I wouldn't return it, but it'd be awfully easy to pop those two pins and remove and destroy just the lower.


Or at the very least, "EO Tech? What's an EO Tech! That's the way I found it! How dare you!"
 
2014-01-16 11:28:58 AM
CSB:

Similar incident. Several years ago I went to rent a car. While waiting for the assorted paperwork to be rendered for my car, the company gets a frantic call. Someone had left their handgun under the driver's seat in the car. One problem: the car had been rented again. About 4 hours before the call.

The rental company personnel had to make a call to these nice people who rented the car. I was able to overhear the call. The company person tried to be vague at first, saying something along the lines of "hey, you know that car we rented you? Yeah, well, if you would just go to the nearest police station, that would be totally awesome. Someone just happened to leave an item in the car. No biggie, right?"  The people were apparently on their way to Orlando, and from this end it sounded like they didn't speak the best english in the world. Finally the company person had to come out and say what the item was, without having the renters freak out. From the sound of it, the renters took it rather well. About that time I was done and heading out so I never got to hear the end of the call. But when I took the car back I asked and they said the people were good about it, got the weapon out of the car, and the company comped them for the day.

/CSB
 
2014-01-16 11:29:21 AM
Model wife of the Miami Dolphins quarterback returns their rental car with an ASSAULT RIFLE on the back seat.

Love the caps usage.
 
2014-01-16 11:29:58 AM

vpb: jbuist:

It's a meaningless term.

No, it means what the law in those states says it means.  And in common usage it's pretty well defined to.  You may not like it, but you are just objectively wrong.


Just as you are "objectively wrong" when you declare that a rifle that operates only in a semi-automatic fashion is an "assault rifle".
 
2014-01-16 11:30:26 AM
They drove around with it in the rental car without noticing it for two days, which seems a little odd, but maybe they didn't have a lot of bags.

On the other hand, the dumb blonde not only forgot the gun in the back of the car, but didn't realize that she'd left it in the car for at least two days until the cops called and said "Uh, Ms. Tannehill, are you missing anything?"  Dum dum.
 
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