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(NewsOK)   Ah, the old, "I thought the gun had blanks" murder defense   (newsok.com ) divider line
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2014-02-05 08:08:22 AM  
I had a dream where that happened with snap caps. See the connection? What does this MEAN?!?!?
 
2014-02-05 08:16:59 AM  
Should still go to prison just for being terminally stupid, at least.
 
2014-02-05 09:15:24 AM  
Don't worry, you can rest assured that your future cellmate won't be gay, either
 
2014-02-05 09:20:22 AM  
Where's the guy from yesterday who was advocating that blanks in a firearm were a valid way to scare someone without hurting them?

I really hate saying I told you so...
 
2014-02-05 09:24:59 AM  
Yeah, sure.

Life in prison, no parole.  They wasted an innocent life, so they can waste the rest of their lives behind bars.
 
2014-02-05 09:25:25 AM  

AngryDragon: Where's the guy from yesterday who was advocating that blanks in a firearm were a valid way to scare someone without hurting them?


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"He looked pretty scared to me! Hehehe"
 
2014-02-05 09:26:08 AM  
Yeah, and I'm innocent if I rob a bank with a squirt gun, too.

take them to... Detroit.
 
2014-02-05 09:26:18 AM  
All guns are always loaded. Never let the muzzle cover anything you do not intend to destroy. Never put your finger in the trigger well until and unless you are ready to fire. Always be sure of your target and backstop.
 
2014-02-05 09:32:31 AM  
It's a bullshiat defense tactic and nothing else.
They killed the guy for no reason other than they were bored.

/Death penalty is too good for these little farkers.
 
2014-02-05 09:32:53 AM  

AngryDragon: Where's the guy from yesterday who was advocating that blanks in a firearm were a valid way to scare someone without hurting them?

I really hate saying I told you so...


I was thinking the same thing
 
2014-02-05 09:46:48 AM  
There were blanks in that gun.
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2014-02-05 09:48:24 AM  
The piece of information I want to hear is why did they think there were blanks in the gun?  Do they have a receipt showing they purchased blanks a few days before or did they just think all guns come preloaded with blanks and you have to put "real" bullets in?
 
2014-02-05 09:53:32 AM  

King Something: All guns are always loaded. Never let the muzzle cover anything you do not intend to destroy. Never put your finger in the trigger well until and unless you are ready to fire. Always be sure of your target and backstop.


And don't go out dressed like that, you'd just be asking for it.
 
2014-02-05 09:58:48 AM  

Oliver Twisted: The piece of information I want to hear is why did they think there were blanks in the gun?  Do they have a receipt showing they purchased blanks a few days before or did they just think all guns come preloaded with blanks and you have to put "real" bullets in?


More to the point, you can still do quite a bit of damage with blame at close range, depending in your weapon.

/Respect it.
 
2014-02-05 10:08:05 AM  

agent00pi: you can still do quite a bit of damage with blame at close range


Ask anyone with a Jewish mother.

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2014-02-05 10:23:22 AM  
Were they " Ich Luge" bullets?

(...can't figure out how to put two dots over the U)
 
2014-02-05 10:32:20 AM  
After gunning down a jogger from a car, the shooter complained, "I thought there was supposed to be blanks in the gun," a witness testified Tuesday.

"Me, too. Sorry," the driver responded, according to the testimony.


This is how this Australian jogger got killed?!?  Wow, dumbasses, you're going to regret that for a long, long time.  :-P

Seriously?!?
 
2014-02-05 11:03:47 AM  

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Blank you very much.

 
2014-02-05 11:34:07 AM  
A .22 revolver, and they thought it had blanks in it?

I don't think I've ever seen a blank round for a .22, ever.  Anyone?  Do they even exist?  Man, I wish I was on that jury.  If there is a jury.  Didn't read that close.
 
2014-02-05 11:39:03 AM  

EngineerBob: Were they " Ich Luge" bullets?

(...can't figure out how to put two dots over the U)


Group your shots tighter.
 
2014-02-05 11:39:51 AM  
You had three of them way over by the left parenthesis.

Try just two.
Tight and just over the "U"
 
2014-02-05 12:16:46 PM  

djh0101010: A .22 revolver, and they thought it had blanks in it?

I don't think I've ever seen a blank round for a .22, ever.  Anyone?  Do they even exist?  Man, I wish I was on that jury.  If there is a jury.  Didn't read that close.


static.dusupply.com

Yes, they exist.
 
2014-02-05 12:28:32 PM  

vudukungfu: EngineerBob: Were they " Ich Luge" bullets?

(...can't figure out how to put two dots over the U)

Group your shots tighter.


BWAHAHAHAHAHA

/was going to say "forget messing with the umlat, just add an 'e' after the 'u'" but I MUCH prefer your response.

/Hey man, nice shot
 
2014-02-05 12:29:33 PM  
I know dozens of gun owners, none of whom have ever wasted money on blanks. Why would they? Guns are for blasting holes in things.
 
2014-02-05 12:39:11 PM  

mekkab: vudukungfu: EngineerBob: Were they " Ich Luge" bullets?

(...can't figure out how to put two dots over the U)

Group your shots tighter.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

/was going to say "forget messing with the umlat, just add an 'e' after the 'u'" but I MUCH prefer your response.

/Hey man, nice shot


Missed it by " that " much,,,

Must be bad loads, now I'm keyholeing,,,
 
2014-02-05 12:39:46 PM  

djh0101010: A .22 revolver, and they thought it had blanks in it?

I don't think I've ever seen a blank round for a .22, ever.  Anyone?  Do they even exist?  Man, I wish I was on that jury.  If there is a jury.  Didn't read that close.


Yes. Starter's pistol.

.22 cal. blank ammo.
 
2014-02-05 01:07:36 PM  
"I thought the gun had blanks"

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2014-02-05 01:19:35 PM  

EngineerBob: mekkab: vudukungfu: EngineerBob: Were they " Ich Luge" bullets?

(...can't figure out how to put two dots over the U)

Group your shots tighter.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

/was going to say "forget messing with the umlat, just add an 'e' after the 'u'" but I MUCH prefer your response.

/Hey man, nice shot

Missed it by " that " much,,,

Must be bad loads, now I'm keyholeing,,,


Besides that, try "Ich lüge".
 
2014-02-05 01:54:22 PM  

DarkVader: djh0101010: A .22 revolver, and they thought it had blanks in it?

I don't think I've ever seen a blank round for a .22, ever.  Anyone?  Do they even exist?  Man, I wish I was on that jury.  If there is a jury.  Didn't read that close.

[static.dusupply.com image 576x576]

Yes, they exist.


Wow.  No way to confuse THOSE with real ammo.
 
2014-02-05 02:11:18 PM  
the victim was an aussi, maybe they should serve their life sentences in an australian prison.
 
2014-02-05 02:11:48 PM  

cats4rent: the victim was an aussi, maybe they should serve their life sentences in an australian prison.


What, upside-down?  That seems a bit cruel.
 
2014-02-05 02:56:45 PM  
This story can't be right.  Greg Pollowitz of the National Review wrote a headline that said "Three Black Teens Kill White College Student; Racial Grievance Industry Silent".     And they even included three pictures of very dark skinned black people.

But this article clearly shows that Michael Jones is a white kid.   Then picture 3/7 on the bottom shows that both of his parents are white people.

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Greg, why indeed aren't Sharpton and Jackson protesting?    There was one white kid, one biracial kid, and one black kid and you make the article out to be a story about three dark skinned black kids killing a white kid.

Surely Greg Pollowitz of the National Review isn't trying to use race to stoke racial tensions for the readers of the National Review?  Surely that can't be right?
 
2014-02-05 02:59:21 PM  

natazha: I know dozens of gun owners, none of whom have ever wasted money on blanks. Why would they? Guns are for blasting holes in things.


Some people use blanks to train their hunting dogs to get used to the loud report without actually having to shoot live rounds into the air.
 
2014-02-05 03:02:17 PM  

djh0101010: A .22 revolver, and they thought it had blanks in it?

I don't think I've ever seen a blank round for a .22, ever.  Anyone?  Do they even exist?  Man, I wish I was on that jury.  If there is a jury.  Didn't read that close.


You can get them at the hardware store, but they're supposed to be used for a Ramset, not a gun.  They're usually made by one of the major ammunition manufacturers, but I don't know what the charge is and how it may/may not affect a firearm.

I keep a box in the garage.  I love my Ramset.
 
2014-02-05 07:51:32 PM  
I believe this defense is called "throw everything at the jury and see what sticks". Frankly, these 3 oxygen thieves should be tried fairly, and then hung.
 
2014-02-05 08:15:17 PM  
The lawyer says "Our young man is innocent of premeditated murder."

But their defense is "We were stoned, driving down the street, pointed a gun at this guy, and pulled the trigger".  They shot and killed the guy. That sounds like premeditated murder to me, and that's *their* story - a story that came out after they got a lawyer.

When they were arrested, their story was "we did it for thrills".

These were teens who were already on the road to "career criminal".  They killed a donkey the night before, also "for the thrill".  (I'm curious how they are going to argue "Yes, there were real bullets when we killed the donkey, but we thought there were only blanks in the gun when we started shooting at people".)

They were on the way to take one of them to see a probation officer for a theft charge when they decided "hey, lets shoot this guy on the way".

Throw them in a deep hole, then move on.
 
2014-02-05 10:16:38 PM  
Sure they thought they were blanks. That's why they were so abashed and downcast when they were arrested, and why they immediately told those officers that they thought they were firing blanks. Yes indeedy.
 
2014-02-05 11:15:12 PM  

djh0101010: DarkVader: djh0101010: A .22 revolver, and they thought it had blanks in it?

I don't think I've ever seen a blank round for a .22, ever.  Anyone?  Do they even exist?  Man, I wish I was on that jury.  If there is a jury.  Didn't read that close.

[static.dusupply.com image 576x576]

Yes, they exist.

Wow.  No way to confuse THOSE with real ammo.


Nope.

But they also do make longer .22 blanks.  They still don't look like real ammo.  And you still don't point a gun with them in it at a person.
 
2014-02-06 03:25:56 AM  
So the night before they killed a donkey with the same pistol and they somehow expect the court to believe the pistol was now magically loaded with blanks?
 
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