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(The New York Times)   Look at those gun owners openly displaying their weapons. I mean, yeah; it's technically legal. It's their right and I don't care what they do behind closed doors but do they have to flaunt it in our faces? It's indecent   (opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com ) divider line
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2014-05-06 08:25:05 PM  
What Do Guns Say?

www.inspireestates.co.uk
 
2014-05-06 08:37:57 PM  
What amazing heroes...I feel so much more freer and stuff with those guys walkin garound...thanks, patriotheroes
 
2014-05-06 08:49:51 PM  
Get a ruler and measure them.
 
2014-05-06 08:51:01 PM  
Another day, another gun thread.
 
2014-05-06 09:15:47 PM  

Delay: Get a ruler and measure them.


Let's just say some of them are packing more than one 9mm.
 
2014-05-06 09:17:54 PM  

Delay: Get a ruler and measure them.


Huh? What does a ruler have to do with--

Oh, wait. I get it. You're saying there's some sort of penis thing going on here. That's AMAZING. You, sir, have a most deadly rapier-like wit. It's a gift, my friend. Don't hide that light under a bushel.
 
2014-05-06 09:28:33 PM  
i.imgur.com

The Times wouldn't even be asking this question if the open carry activists and TeaBaggers were Black. Scared White people would be enacting gun control faster than you can say "Governor of California Ronald Reagan."
 
2014-05-06 09:40:50 PM  
FTFA: On the contemporary stage, those bearing guns in protest are most likely to be white, right-leaning, and rural....this represents a more or less direct reversal of the upheavals of the late '60s and '70s, when Republican politicians pursued new gun control legislation in response to armed protests by urban African-American leftists. Today, it is those most sheltered from actual state violence - from the day-to-day reality of police brutality - who also feel most threatened by the state, most free to threaten violence against hypothetical violations

I'm glad Mr. Blanchfield got to the crux of the issue. It just took 3/4 of the article to get there.
 
2014-05-06 09:45:59 PM  
I don't like people openly waving things around that are known to cause severe and possibly fatal injuries, often when being handled by supposedly trained and responsible people

/I'm funny that way
 
2014-05-06 09:50:49 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I don't like people openly waving things around that are known to cause severe and possibly fatal injuries, often when being handled by supposedly trained and responsible people

/I'm funny that way


I guess you're not fond of those hibachi places.
 
2014-05-06 09:58:30 PM  
Butt.  hurt.
 
2014-05-06 10:02:16 PM  
Next time a gay guy has an accidental discharge and someone dies, then we can compare the two situations.
 
2014-05-06 10:02:59 PM  
Well the last 10 seconds of this is the image I got. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45glq7huJJc&list=UUWXCrItCF6ZgXrdozUS- I dw
 
2014-05-06 10:06:25 PM  
hey just substitute "gay" for "guns" and watch the irony xxplode!

How's that foot taste?!
 
2014-05-06 10:08:25 PM  
Sidearms? Meh. Long rifles at Starbucks? You look like a moran.
 
2014-05-06 10:09:15 PM  

sobriquet by any other name: hey just substitute "gay" for "guns" and watch the irony xxplode!

How's that foot taste?!


You don't choose to be gay. You do choose to carry a gun.

Also, guns say "Do not touch."

www.japanfocus.org
 
2014-05-06 10:10:47 PM  

sobriquet by any other name: hey just substitute "gay" for "guns" and watch the irony xxplode!

How's that foot taste?!


Militias are full of closeted homosexuals?
 
2014-05-06 10:11:52 PM  

Nabb1: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I don't like people openly waving things around that are known to cause severe and possibly fatal injuries, often when being handled by supposedly trained and responsible people

/I'm funny that way

I guess you're not fond of those hibachi places.


Well... I do sit back a ways

/goddamned spatulas are terrifying in the wrong hands
 
2014-05-06 10:17:00 PM  
What does the gun say?

www.vanguardproducts.co.uk
 
2014-05-06 10:17:42 PM  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homici d e_rate#By_country

nothing to see here citizen, it's pure coincidence that the high rates are developing nation levels.
 
2014-05-06 10:22:24 PM  

Bob Robert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homici d e_rate#By_country

nothing to see here citizen, it's pure coincidence that the high rates are developing nation levels.


open carry is causing homicides? Nice to know.
 
2014-05-06 10:22:37 PM  

Nabb1: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I don't like people openly waving things around that are known to cause severe and possibly fatal injuries, often when being handled by supposedly trained and responsible people

/I'm funny that way

I guess you're not fond of those hibachi places.


Well seeing as Hibachi chefs usually have more training then freaking Cops I don't see the hypocrisy
 
2014-05-06 10:24:35 PM  
It is kind of strange to be walking around and randomly see guys wearing black and carrying guns. It's menacing.

Then to find out those people are mostly above the law, it's down right scarey.

/scarcasm off
 
2014-05-06 10:25:04 PM  

Saiga410: Bob Robert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homici d e_rate#By_country

nothing to see here citizen, it's pure coincidence that the high rates are developing nation levels.

open carry is causing homicides? Nice to know.


No of course not, nobody ever dies, everyone is "nice" to each other. American gun culture and the large amount of guns available to anyone has nothing to do with the high violent crime rates at all. Like I said, nothing to see here citizens, pure coincidence.
 
2014-05-06 10:25:50 PM  

LoneWolf343: sobriquet by any other name: hey just substitute "gay" for "guns" and watch the irony xxplode!

How's that foot taste?!

You don't choose to be gay. You do choose to carry a gun.

Also, guns say "Do not touch."

[www.japanfocus.org image 311x400]


Good thing that guy's holding a bazooka, then.
 
2014-05-06 10:26:07 PM  
If you're so distrustful of other human beings that you feel the need to have a weapon on you at all times, especially one designed to kill quickly, you are broken. Please remove yourself from the pool. Thank you.
 
2014-05-06 10:26:38 PM  
You know this whole thing is kind of chicken and the egg.  Gun control supports wanted to get ride of people carrying guns and the people with the guns started carrying them everywhere in protest.

Of course the question being which group showed up first?  I think the former.
 
2014-05-06 10:28:40 PM  
Can we PLEASE get huge groups of gay guys to show up (armed even!) and start making out with each other as messily as possible for these "events"? See if we can get these guys out of the closet finally.
 
2014-05-06 10:30:35 PM  

Bob Robert: Saiga410: Bob Robert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homici d e_rate#By_country

nothing to see here citizen, it's pure coincidence that the high rates are developing nation levels.

open carry is causing homicides? Nice to know.

No of course not, nobody ever dies, everyone is "nice" to each other. American gun culture and the large amount of guns available to anyone has nothing to do with the high violent crime rates at all. Like I said, nothing to see here citizens, pure coincidence.


Split that enormous "US" aggregate into inner-city and everywhere else, and you'll get stats that are basically third-world and Switzerland.
 
2014-05-06 10:30:57 PM  

The_Forensicator: Butt.  hurt.


Welcome to 2002 its a wonderful and awesome place.
 
2014-05-06 10:31:12 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I don't like people openly waving things around that are known to cause severe and possibly fatal injuries, often when being handled by supposedly trained and responsible people

/I'm funny that way


You must be really nervous around people with hammers.
 
2014-05-06 10:31:28 PM  
FTA: What Do Guns Say?

Expected the first paragraph to read like this:

But there's one sound
That no one knows
What does the gun say?

/bang-bang-bang-bang-bangerangbang!
 
2014-05-06 10:33:22 PM  

orclover: Can we PLEASE get huge groups of gay guys to show up (armed even!) and start making out with each other as messily as possible for these "events"? See if we can get these guys out of the closet finally.


Psst:

http://www.gayswithguns.net/
 
2014-05-06 10:34:10 PM  

Fart_Machine: sobriquet by any other name: hey just substitute "gay" for "guns" and watch the irony xxplode!

How's that foot taste?!

Militias are full of closeted homosexuals?


well to be fair.. usually.
 
2014-05-06 10:35:17 PM  

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 630x828]

The Times wouldn't even be asking this question if the open carry activists and TeaBaggers were Black. Scared White people would be enacting gun control faster than you can say "Governor of California Ronald Reagan."


Well, looks like some black people were openly carrying, and somewhat powerful weaponry at that.  What happened as a result?
 
2014-05-06 10:38:46 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I don't like people openly waving things around that are known to cause severe and possibly fatal injuries, often when being handled by supposedly trained and responsible people

/I'm funny that way

You must be really nervous around people with hammers.


Depends on the range and the individual.

/my ex at 20 feet, yes
//but reductio ad absurdum away
 
2014-05-06 10:39:44 PM  

Saiga410: Bob Robert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homici d e_rate#By_country

nothing to see here citizen, it's pure coincidence that the high rates are developing nation levels.

open carry is causing homicides? Nice to know.


Open Carry is just a symptom of the disease.  The real issue is how guns are fetishized in this country.  What we need is a concentrated PR effort similar to the one against smoking that solidifies the public opinion against guns.  Once that happens we'll be able to enact reasonable firearm safety regulations.
 
2014-05-06 10:40:26 PM  
Why anybody would want to open carry is beyond me - I've always been a keep it safe, keep it secret, keep it hidden kinda guy - but I don't get myself in a lather over every example of incomprehensible human behavior I witness.
If somebody has a gun, they have one. It's an advantage for me to know. Why they would want to give me that advantage is a puzzle to me, but I don't judge. If people are going to carry, let it be their preference.
 
2014-05-06 10:43:18 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Saiga410: Bob Robert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homici d e_rate#By_country

nothing to see here citizen, it's pure coincidence that the high rates are developing nation levels.

open carry is causing homicides? Nice to know.

Open Carry is just a symptom of the disease.  The real issue is how guns are fetishized in this country.  What we need is a concentrated PR effort similar to the one against smoking that solidifies the public opinion against guns.  Once that happens we'll be able to enact reasonable firearm safety regulations.


Changing the culture is far more important than making laws - the laws wouldn't work if the culture doesn't change anyway.
But changing the culture is easy said - hard done.
 
2014-05-06 10:43:57 PM  

Stile4aly: Next time a gay guy has an accidental discharge and someone dies, then we can compare the two situations.


So, we're just gonna ignore that wholes aids thing then huh?
 
2014-05-06 10:53:08 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Saiga410: Bob Robert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homici d e_rate#By_country

nothing to see here citizen, it's pure coincidence that the high rates are developing nation levels.

open carry is causing homicides? Nice to know.

Open Carry is just a symptom of the disease.  The real issue is how guns are fetishized in this country.  What we need is a concentrated PR effort similar to the one against smoking that solidifies the public opinion against guns.  Once that happens we'll be able to enact reasonable firearm safety regulations.


The problem is, the people drafting gun legislation know absolutely nothing about weapons.
 
2014-05-06 10:53:09 PM  

Sensei Can You See: orclover: Can we PLEASE get huge groups of gay guys to show up (armed even!) and start making out with each other as messily as possible for these "events"? See if we can get these guys out of the closet finally.

Psst:

http://www.gayswithguns.net/


Related.

http://www.pinkpistols.org/
 
2014-05-06 10:53:44 PM  
Now here is a man that really believes that anything that's worth shooting, is worth shooting twice. Bang! Bang!

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-05-06 10:55:36 PM  
Guns = queer?

Wow.
 
2014-05-06 10:57:20 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: TuteTibiImperes: Saiga410: Bob Robert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homici d e_rate#By_country

nothing to see here citizen, it's pure coincidence that the high rates are developing nation levels.

open carry is causing homicides? Nice to know.

Open Carry is just a symptom of the disease.  The real issue is how guns are fetishized in this country.  What we need is a concentrated PR effort similar to the one against smoking that solidifies the public opinion against guns.  Once that happens we'll be able to enact reasonable firearm safety regulations.

The problem is, the people drafting gun legislation know absolutely nothing about weapons.


That is, except for the fact that they always seem to exempt themselves from any of their own restrictions.  Funny how that works, seeing it's their idea of safety.  Why should they be afraid of that?
 
2014-05-06 10:58:02 PM  

wellreadneck: Guns = queer?

Wow.


you're starting to get it. Only an outright pansy needs to surround themselves with fictions of violence to feel safe.
 
2014-05-06 11:00:39 PM  
Yeah it's so weird that, despite having a mass shooting what feels like every couple of weeks, people feel unsafe by random people walking around with guns.  Probably should invest in "good guy with a gun" tshirts for them, and "bad guy with a fun" for all the other folks.
 
2014-05-06 11:01:49 PM  
img.photobucket.comThe column mentioned something about "Bunkerville?"
 
2014-05-06 11:02:50 PM  

sobriquet by any other name: wellreadneck: Guns = queer?

Wow.

you're starting to get it. Only an outright pansy needs to surround themselves with fictions of violence to feel safe.


I've had two close friends get their skulls bashed in because they were outright pansies. I wish to hell they'd been armed.
 
2014-05-06 11:04:34 PM  
I'm putting dual mounted 10ga shotties on my truck; in hopes that the free fire drone zone will be occupied over Bunkerville. VP Biden approved!
 
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