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(Politico)   Left-wing idol-of-the-month Wendy Davis supports Texas open-carry gun law, becomes right-wing idol-of-the-month   (politico.com) divider line 542
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2014-02-06 09:25:35 AM  

xanadian: Uh. She's Texan. Her open-carry stance surprises people??


Only to right and left-wing nut jobs that see the world in black and white.
 
2014-02-06 09:25:46 AM  
 
2014-02-06 09:25:57 AM  

orclover: jso2897: Candy Colored Clown: jso2897: Dancin_In_Anson: cman: If people had their way there it would he required for one to carry a gun in public.

What's the crime rate like in Kennesaw?

Looking for a place where you won't be pissing your panties in terror 24/7? There is no such place for a coward.

Ouch.

Troll the troll, is my policy.
And trolling is a art.

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Dont you mean "an" art?


i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-06 09:27:28 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: cman: I was making a dumb joke.

But of course. Carry on then.

Bareefer Obonghit: [i1123.photobucket.com image 407x405]


I can see that! We are all so proud of you too!

jso2897: Looking for a place where you won't be pissing your panties in terror 24/7? There is no such place for a coward.

I assume that you never lock your doors on your house or vehicle. You also have a sign in your front yard proclaiming that fact and that you are brave enough to say that you are not afraid of anything. Because anything short of that would be pure unadulterated cowardice.

cousin-merle: What's the crime rate like on the moon?

0.


I love you, dude - don't ever change.
 
2014-02-06 09:27:35 AM  

WTF Indeed: xanadian: Uh. She's Texan. Her open-carry stance surprises people??

It surprises people that demand purity on stances if you're going to be a liberal hero


For some reason, most of those people (at least most of the ones I hear from) are conservative.

/libby lib lib
//just fine with open carry
 
2014-02-06 09:27:49 AM  

Dimensio: xanadian: Uh. She's Texan. Her open-carry stance surprises people??

I have been accused of being a "bagger" or a "teabagger" because I opposed a proposal to ban .50 caliber rifles and to confiscate all such rifles currently owned by civilians, despite my advocacy of same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization, health care reform, legal abortion and access to birth control, an appropriately progressive tax rate (including increases on capital gains taxes), a higher minimum wage and the teaching of evolution in public schools (to the exclusion of religious claims).

To some irrational individuals, not advocating complete civilian disarmament is itself an indicator of being a hardcore Tea Partier, regardless of any other held position.


You sound like a DINO
 
2014-02-06 09:27:58 AM  

Muta: As the liberalist libtard that ever libbed, I am more comfortable with open carry over concealed.  Open carry show you who the small-penissed paranoid morons are whereas concealed carry conceals the small penises.


Why do some people fixate on gun owners' penises? I have a gun. So now you are thinking about my penis. That's weird. I don't even know you, and right now, you are drawing a mental picture about my penis because I just said I own a gun. Creep.
 
2014-02-06 09:29:37 AM  

Dimensio: Muta was not presenting an argument, thus no "fallacy" was invoked; Muta was attempting to indulge an obsession in an entirely inappropriate forum, and I was commenting on that fact.


No, Muta was presenting his opinion on why he is more comfortable with open carry over concealed carry.  Apparently gun nuts are so closed minded that not only do you have to support open carry but you have to support it for the proper gun nut approved reasons.
 
2014-02-06 09:30:29 AM  

sprawl15: Dimensio:

it is hilarious when your whole 'i have a ged in internet logic' facade breaks down into 'lol u liek dicks'

its like the smell of a gun thread is enough to rustle your jimmies

Dancin_In_Anson: That's the best you can do?

wait do you really think your horrible posting deserves an honest response


Of course he doesn't - the knowledge that hardly anyone here does anything but goof on him anymore is an important component of his martyr complex. The fact that he gets troll responses to his inchoate blurts confirms, in his mind, the vast conspiracy against him.
 
2014-02-06 09:31:09 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: And yet the left isn't fleeing from her.  Which really just shows that the right-wing's "thar gunna take mah metal peenus away!!!" hysteria about the left is just more right-wing bullshiat.


Advocating this kind of thing in Texas is just about the only way They'd be electable. Show me democrats pushing for this in California and I'll be impressed.
 
2014-02-06 09:31:33 AM  

Dimensio: I have been accused of being a "bagger" or a "teabagger" because I opposed a proposal to ban .50 caliber rifles and to confiscate all such rifles currently owned by civilians, despite my advocacy of same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization, health care reform, legal abortion and access to birth control, an appropriately progressive tax rate (including increases on capital gains taxes), a higher minimum wage and the teaching of evolution in public schools (to the exclusion of religious claims).


I have a close friend that is very into taxing the living shiat out of the rich, and corporations, and is also severely anti-abortion, and is very religious. Calls himself a conservative.

It's a mad world, people.
 
2014-02-06 09:33:50 AM  
Wow... it's almost as if there's no litmus test or loyalty oath needed to be a Democrat. Like... it's a party made up of many points of view, from liberal (Cardin, Boxer, Gillibrand), Progressives (Grayson, Conyers), to left leaning moderates (H. Clinton, Obama, Nelson), strict moderates (McCaskill, Carper), right leaning moderates (Wendy Davis, Mark Warner), and conservatives (Pryor, Landrieu, Barber, Barrow).

Funny how that works.
 
2014-02-06 09:34:01 AM  

jso2897: I love you, dude - don't ever change.


I assume that means "no" in response to my question. Why so scared? It's ok. We'll listen.

Or would you perefer to talk about penises too?
 
2014-02-06 09:34:45 AM  
Yeah, this... really doesn't bother me.
 
2014-02-06 09:36:03 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: jso2897: I love you, dude - don't ever change.

I assume that means "no" in response to my question. Why so scared? It's ok. We'll listen.

Or would you perefer to talk about penises too?


None of that works on me, as you know.
We were talking about open-carry. I have no problem with it.
Do you?
 
2014-02-06 09:36:18 AM  

Dimensio: To some irrational individuals, not advocating complete civilian disarmament is itself an indicator of being a hardcore Tea Partier


Well, the term "civilian disarmament" sounds pretty Teabaggery.
 
2014-02-06 09:36:22 AM  
Unpossible.  She's a limp-wristed, pearl-clutching, sniveling LIBeral!  They melt if they see a gun.  I have been assured this is the case by Troo Murrican Paytreeots many, many times.
 
2014-02-06 09:39:44 AM  

sugardave: Unpossible.  She's a limp-wristed, pearl-clutching, sniveling LIBeral!  They melt if they see a gun.  I have been assured this is the case by Troo Murrican Paytreeots many, many times.


Hey - stop talking about their penises!
Penis ist verboten!!
 
2014-02-06 09:40:22 AM  
Fine I support open carry but people who define their manliness by the size of their gun don't like it.  I can't handle the ridicule so please help me out here.  What are the NRA approved reasons for supporting open carry?
 
2014-02-06 09:42:47 AM  

Muta: What are the NRA approved reasons for supporting open carry?


an armed society is a polite society

for example poor people who cant afford guns should show deference to their betters
 
2014-02-06 09:44:00 AM  

Muta: As the liberalist libtard that ever libbed, I am more comfortable with open carry over concealed.  Open carry show you who the small-penissed paranoid morons are whereas concealed carry conceals the small penises.


*TWEEET*.   Markley's Law violation.  Fifteen post penalty and automatic loss of argument.
 
2014-02-06 09:44:54 AM  
I'm a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy who likes his automatics. With my giant hands I need pistols that aren't normally concealable. Srsly, I held a Walther PPK and realized I couldn't fire it without the action ripping a groove of flesh from my hand.

I sense a market for front door firearm lockers.
 
2014-02-06 09:45:24 AM  

HeartBurnKid: WTF Indeed: xanadian: Uh. She's Texan. Her open-carry stance surprises people??

It surprises people that demand purity on stances if you're going to be a liberal hero

For some reason, most of those people (at least most of the ones I hear from) are conservative.

/libby lib lib
//just fine with open carry


Concern trolls are just so VERY concerned.  Plenty of Democrats are pro-gun, only the NRA's partisan and racism-fueled psychoses say otherwise.
 
2014-02-06 09:46:32 AM  

Muta: Dimensio: Muta was not presenting an argument, thus no "fallacy" was invoked; Muta was attempting to indulge an obsession in an entirely inappropriate forum, and I was commenting on that fact.

No, Muta was presenting his opinion on why he is more comfortable with open carry over concealed carry.  Apparently gun nuts are so closed minded that not only do you have to support open carry but you have to support it for the proper gun nut approved reasons.


That your opinion of the carrying of firearms is in some way related to male genitalia is itself indication of an obsession with male genitalia.
 
2014-02-06 09:46:35 AM  
No, she just wants to see who the paranoid idiots are from far enough away to avoid them.
 
2014-02-06 09:47:20 AM  

Bareefer Obonghit: Dancin_In_Anson: cman: If people had their way there it would he required for one to carry a gun in public.

What's the crime rate like in Kennesaw?

They don't have such a wild hog problem


Know how I know you've not been to Kennesaw?  Well at least to the TGI Friday's in Kennesaw on Saturday at closing?
 
2014-02-06 09:48:06 AM  
I think this is a mighty fine piece of reverse psychology trollin' a la the joke about Obama being pro-breathing.
 
2014-02-06 09:50:35 AM  

Doom MD: gilgigamesh: Put this libbie lib socialist down for a hearty "meh" as well.

I'm for some restrictions on guns, mainly that I think they should be treated like cars.

But open carry? Seems like a pretty basic right to me.

Treating guns like cars would actually really remove a lot of restrictions on guns


kennedystarbucks.files.wordpress.com
OK.
 
2014-02-06 09:50:36 AM  

Dinki: I'm purty darn Liberal. If you have a legally owned gun, that is registered and you have had proper training, then you should be able to open carry. Out in the country, in your own yard, in your car, at the range, when you are hunting, or at a gun show or other gun related event. If you carry it into a mall, a farmers market, or down main street, where the sole effect is to shock and frighten people, then you get arrested for disturbing the peace. The 2nd amendment doesn't give you the right to be an attention  whore asshat.


I think it should be mandatory for any personal carry.  At the very least it's a good short hand for who to avoid.  Conceal carry, that shiat should be illegal.
 
2014-02-06 09:50:40 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: No, she just wants to see who the paranoid idiots are from far enough away to avoid them.


Careful, she might escalate an argument and get shot, which would be her fault
 
2014-02-06 09:51:21 AM  

Nabb1: Muta: As the liberalist libtard that ever libbed, I am more comfortable with open carry over concealed.  Open carry show you who the small-penissed paranoid morons are whereas concealed carry conceals the small penises.

Why do some people fixate on gun owners' penises? I have a gun. So now you are thinking about my penis. That's weird. I don't even know you, and right now, you are drawing a mental picture about my penis because I just said I own a gun. Creep.


Your penis sounds smal.
 
2014-02-06 09:51:44 AM  

Dimensio: Muta: As the liberalist libtard that ever libbed, I am more comfortable with open carry over concealed.  Open carry show you who the small-penissed paranoid morons are whereas concealed carry conceals the small penises.

Your attempt to introduce the subject of male genitalia into the discussion is entirely inappropriate. While you may be obsessed with the subject, attempting to shift an irrelevant conversation to that subject is rude.


The useful idiots who will jump in behind every politician they like, are not happy about it. They are still mad and confused that they have to defend gun rights now. At least for this thread. That is why a lot of the B and C-level lib alts are showing up. None of the big names can.
 
2014-02-06 09:51:47 AM  
Meh, this is nothing compared to her shameless attempt to rebrand herself as pro-life.  Her house-of-cards campaign, based upon a momentary flash of fame and a ridiculous reinterpretation of her personal story, is in tatters, alienating the statewide media and leaving her with few options.  Time to get the popcorn.
 
2014-02-06 09:52:01 AM  

Doom MD: demaL-demaL-yeH: No, she just wants to see who the paranoid idiots are from far enough away to avoid them.

Careful, she might escalate an argument and get shot, which would be her fault


*changes direction to avoid moron*
 
2014-02-06 09:52:18 AM  

DarnoKonrad: Dinki: I'm purty darn Liberal. If you have a legally owned gun, that is registered and you have had proper training, then you should be able to open carry. Out in the country, in your own yard, in your car, at the range, when you are hunting, or at a gun show or other gun related event. If you carry it into a mall, a farmers market, or down main street, where the sole effect is to shock and frighten people, then you get arrested for disturbing the peace. The 2nd amendment doesn't give you the right to be an attention  whore asshat.

I think it should be mandatory for any personal carry.  At the very least it's a good short hand for who to avoid.  Conceal carry, that shiat should be illegal.


For what reason should concealed carry be illegal?
 
2014-02-06 09:52:22 AM  

Muta: Fine I support open carry but people who define their manliness by the size of their gun don't like it.


The only people who use the size of a gun to define manliness are those like you who find an imaginary inverse relationship.

For example:  I have a .54 caliber flintlock.  It's about 5 feet long.  The barrel is that length because physics:  It takes that length to efficiently burn the amount of powder I must use.

The bore size is that big because I sat down with a pen, paper, calculator, and a bunch of different formulas, and figured out the optimum bore size for shooting round ball at deer and black bear, with the possibility of going after larger species like elk and moose, while still maintaining as flat a trajectory as possible.  The .54" bore was the compromise I came up with.

Generally, people try to use "enough gun" for the expected task.  That's why most target rifles are small caliber*, why most self-defense guns are medium caliber, and why most large game rifles are larger caliber.  You don't use a .22LR to hunt grizzly bears and you don't use a .375 H&H Magnum to hunt squirrels.

But keep making penis jokes, because it says more about you than it does about us.


*Exceptions:  Long range and silhouette shooting, because small bullets don't carry as far nor do they have enough momentum to knock down a steel silhouette at a distance
 
2014-02-06 09:55:03 AM  
I've lived in a few open carry states and have no problem with it at all. Gun control nuts get just as crazy as gun rights nuts.

In fact I think that most Americans are fine with firearm ownership but would like to see more being done to curb mass shootings. Of course this is more of a mental health issue than a gun control issue.

/libby lib lib lib
//damn near socialist
///UHC please
 
2014-02-06 09:55:05 AM  

dittybopper: Generally, people try to use "enough gun" for the expected task.


you are talking about people who decide how much gun is "enough gun" to get their tires rotated

do you need more or less gun if you also plan on stopping and picking up chinese food on your way home

serious question since you seem to take this kind of thing very seriously
 
2014-02-06 09:55:05 AM  
This lib is gonna teach two of his libby friends to shoot this weekend (basic safety, how to hold, etc - I'm no expert, but I know that much), and in libby-lib MD, to boot. Though I'll be crossing the border from super-ultra-lib DC (so nobody tell them, OK? I don't own any weapons except an assault-style softball bat, but they might have the Secret Service sit on me if I say I like shooting too loud.)

They're both fixin' to become gun-owners themselves (for the LOWLOWPRICE of like $80, plus fingerprints, plus classes, plus, I think, a ballistic fingerprint of the firearm they buy).
 
2014-02-06 09:55:06 AM  

dittybopper: But keep making penis jokes, because it says more about you than it does about us.


If it wasn't effective, you wouldn't mention it.
 
2014-02-06 09:56:02 AM  

Without Fail: dittybopper: But keep making penis jokes, because it says more about you than it does about us.

If it wasn't effective, you wouldn't mention it.


at least he didn't jump directly to homophobia like some other shiatlords around here
 
2014-02-06 09:56:03 AM  

spelletrader: Gun control nuts get just as crazy as gun rights nuts.


Maybe. But the body count is lower.
 
2014-02-06 09:56:18 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Doom MD: gilgigamesh: Put this libbie lib socialist down for a hearty "meh" as well.

I'm for some restrictions on guns, mainly that I think they should be treated like cars.

But open carry? Seems like a pretty basic right to me.

Treating guns like cars would actually really remove a lot of restrictions on guns

[kennedystarbucks.files.wordpress.com image 500x675]
OK.


And I could own a gun without needing a license if I only used it on private property, and if I chose to carry in public, my license to carry would be honored by all 50 states and every single town and city.  I wouldn't face arrest in New York City (and state), New Jersey, or Chicago because I was carrying on a concealed carry license issued in my home state.
 
2014-02-06 09:57:44 AM  

sprawl15: Without Fail: dittybopper: But keep making penis jokes, because it says more about you than it does about us.

If it wasn't effective, you wouldn't mention it.

at least he didn't jump directly to homophobia like some other shiatlords around here


If one particular behaviour trait upset both myself and my previous boyfriend, it is homophobia.
 
2014-02-06 09:57:59 AM  

Nemo's Brother: The useful idiots who will jump in behind every politician they like, are not happy about it. They are still mad and confused that they have to defend gun rights now. At least for this thread. That is why a lot of the B and C-level lib alts are showing up. None of the big names can.


What the actual heck are you gibbering about?
 
2014-02-06 09:59:22 AM  

dittybopper: Muta: Fine I support open carry but people who define their manliness by the size of their gun don't like it.

The only people who use the size of a gun to define manliness are those like you who find an imaginary inverse relationship.

For example:  I have a .54 caliber flintlock.  It's about 5 feet long.  The barrel is that length because physics:  It takes that length to efficiently burn the amount of powder I must use.

The bore size is that big because I sat down with a pen, paper, calculator, and a bunch of different formulas, and figured out the optimum bore size for shooting round ball at deer and black bear, with the possibility of going after larger species like elk and moose, while still maintaining as flat a trajectory as possible.  The .54" bore was the compromise I came up with.

Generally, people try to use "enough gun" for the expected task.  That's why most target rifles are small caliber*, why most self-defense guns are medium caliber, and why most large game rifles are larger caliber.  You don't use a .22LR to hunt grizzly bears and you don't use a .375 H&H Magnum to hunt squirrels.

But keep making penis jokes, because it says more about you than it does about us.


*Exceptions:  Long range and silhouette shooting, because small bullets don't carry as far nor do they have enough momentum to knock down a steel silhouette at a distance


Meh - it's not exactly the only shopworn, dumbass meme on the internets. If it was directed at me, I'd just laugh and ignore it - does it really warrant deconstruction?
Any way - it's evident that open-carry is not controversial - and that makes logical sense, to me. If an individual is legally qualified to carry a gun, it makes little material difference to me how he carries it - and it's really none of my business.
Think about it - once you accept that people are carrying guns, what material difference does it make?
 
2014-02-06 09:59:47 AM  

Pappas: Wow... it's almost as if there's no litmus test or loyalty oath needed to be a Democrat. Like... it's a party made up of many points of view, from liberal (Cardin, Boxer, Gillibrand), Progressives (Grayson, Conyers), to left leaning moderates (H. Clinton, Obama, Nelson), strict moderates (McCaskill, Carper), right leaning moderates (Wendy Davis, Mark Warner), and conservatives (Pryor, Landrieu, Barber, Barrow).

Funny how that works.


"I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat." - Will Rogers or was it Rand Paul?
 
2014-02-06 10:00:21 AM  

Johnny_Whistle: Nabb1: Muta: As the liberalist libtard that ever libbed, I am more comfortable with open carry over concealed.  Open carry show you who the small-penissed paranoid morons are whereas concealed carry conceals the small penises.

Why do some people fixate on gun owners' penises? I have a gun. So now you are thinking about my penis. That's weird. I don't even know you, and right now, you are drawing a mental picture about my penis because I just said I own a gun. Creep.

Your penis sounds small.


Most people will deny they have a small penis when posting to internet forums.  Funny thing though, small penised people always support concealed carry.  It's a scientific fact.
 
2014-02-06 10:01:07 AM  
I have zero problem with open-carry laws. Lets you know who the morons are right off
 
2014-02-06 10:01:20 AM  

sprawl15: dittybopper: Generally, people try to use "enough gun" for the expected task.

you are talking about people who decide how much gun is "enough gun" to get their tires rotated

do you need more or less gun if you also plan on stopping and picking up chinese food on your way home

serious question since you seem to take this kind of thing very seriously


In that context, it's about self-defense.  If you are carrying a gun for self-defense*, the idea is that you have to carry it pretty much all the time where allowed for it to be useful.  If you only carry it rarely, then it's like not carrying one at all.

*Which I don't, btw, largely because my state makes it nearly impossible for all but the rich and politically connected to get "unrestricted" pistol permits.  Most are limited by issuing judges to "hunting and target shooting only", despite there being no specific statutory authority for them to limit them in that way.
 
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