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(Talking Points Memo)   RON PAUL to give away an AR-15 rifle to one lucky supporter because nothing feels like freedom more than an assault rifle from RON PAUL. RON PAUL   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 188
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2014-06-17 04:27:45 PM  
How can the United States of America call itself civilized when its citizens are able to run around openly supporting RON PAUL.
 
2014-06-17 04:33:55 PM  
Nothing feels more like freedom than giving it away FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND MORE for a contest:

By participating, entrants agree [a] to these rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be
final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; and to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor
and its agents from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from their
participating in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance, use or misuse of a prize including, without
limitation, personal injury, death and property damage; and if a winner, [c] to permit Sponsor to use his
or her name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, voice likeness and city
and state address for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including but not
limited to on air and online, in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and agree to
execute specific consent to such use upon request.
 
2014-06-17 04:48:22 PM  
I signed up...

If I win, I will tell them I will give it away on a street corner in the hood.
 
2014-06-17 04:49:09 PM  
A colt Ar, with a red dot and all Magpul accessories? Somebody has got some expensive tastes. That rifle would, depending on the optic, be in the $1,500-$2,000 range. Possibly, $3,000 if they used an ACOG optic. Where do I sign up?
 
2014-06-17 04:49:52 PM  

stpauler: Nothing feels more like freedom than giving it away FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND MORE for a contest:

By participating, entrants agree [a] to these rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be
final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; and to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor
and its agents from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from their
participating in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance, use or misuse of a prize including, without
limitation, personal injury, death and property damage; and if a winner, [c] to permit Sponsor to use his
or her name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, voice likeness and city
and state address for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including but not
limited to on air and online, in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and agree to
execute specific consent to such use upon request.


yeah, but you'll be right to express your second amendment rights all you want.
 
2014-06-17 04:54:36 PM  

baka-san: I signed up...

If I win, I will tell them I will give it away on a street corner in the hood.


You'd make a pretty good chunk of change at a pawn shop; hell, they might even give you as much as $900. Which is about a 1/3 of what it's worth.


/ you can always give it to me; I promise to give it a good home and plenty of paper targets to shoot
 
2014-06-17 04:59:35 PM  

iheartscotch: baka-san: I signed up...

If I win, I will tell them I will give it away on a street corner in the hood.

You'd make a pretty good chunk of change at a pawn shop; hell, they might even give you as much as $900. Which is about a 1/3 of what it's worth.


/ you can always give it to me; I promise to give it a good home and plenty of paper targets to shoot


Notice I said I would tell them that...

I would put it on consignment at my local gun shop, Get list minus about 30%
 
2014-06-17 05:16:54 PM  
The new RP-15

/jams frequently and can't hit a target
 
2014-06-17 05:49:42 PM  
I hope an anti-gun advocate wins and melts it down on camera, just because.
 
2014-06-17 07:45:42 PM  
static.gamespot.com
 
2014-06-17 07:46:19 PM  
the man card sweepstakes
 
2014-06-17 07:47:00 PM  
Paging fatguyincamowithronpaulstickeronrifle.jpeg, you are needed in thread.
 
2014-06-17 07:50:55 PM  
AR-15s are uber gay. So common, so crap. Either buy an SP-1 or get a FN-FAL. Most AR's are sub-par anyway. Colt is not. How many "open carry enthusiasts" can afford a Colt?
 
2014-06-17 07:58:58 PM  
only dropped once!
 
2014-06-17 07:59:12 PM  
Death row in Huntsville is all in. Same for all the armed robbery, father rapers and litterers from the Group W bench.
 
2014-06-17 08:02:57 PM  
The popularity of Ron Paul pisses off Sean Hannity, so he has that going for him.
 
2014-06-17 08:11:43 PM  

iheartscotch: Which is about a 1/3 of what it's worth.


It's worth what someone will pay for it.
 
2014-06-17 08:14:16 PM  
We all know the founding fathers had assault rifles in mind when they decided to try to ratify the 2nd amendment.
 
2014-06-17 08:18:26 PM  
The rubes are not hard to figure out.  Give them plenty of guns and tell them they're special for loving America, and they'll do whatever you tell them to do.
 
2014-06-17 08:18:59 PM  
Bring a a full magazine for it. When Ron Paul presents it to you in front of the crowd, load it up and start shooting right there at the podium.

Don't forget you can easily get 100 rounds per minute out of it using the bump fire technique... you'll want to get as many shots off as you can before security takes you out
=Smidge=
/Not actually endorsing this course of action
//I wouldn't lose any sleep over it if it did happen, though
 
2014-06-17 08:19:35 PM  

2wolves: iheartscotch: Which is about a 1/3 of what it's worth.

It's worth what someone will pay for it.


True; however, the rifle itself is about $1,000-$1,200(depending on where you are). The attachments can run in the neighborhood of $100- $250 each. The optic is the biggest variable; you can get anything from a $90 optic, to a $2,000 optic. It all depends on the kind of optic, the manufacturer and where the optic was purchased.

/ TL; DR version? you can spend lots of money on an Ar; easily more than the original rifle cost.
 
2014-06-17 08:20:41 PM  
Nice,  I'm going to register.

That would be awesome for shooting songbirds in the backyard.
 
2014-06-17 08:21:21 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: The rubes are not hard to figure out.  Give them plenty of guns and tell them they're special for loving America, and they'll do whatever you tell them to do.


Yeah, as far as "vote for me" attention-whore tactics, this is pretty base.
 
2014-06-17 08:24:19 PM  
This asshole is doing the same thing up here in washington.  http://www.didier4congress.org/
 
2014-06-17 08:25:20 PM  
You get a gun!

And you!

And you!
 
2014-06-17 08:25:57 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

I don't need to be careful. I'm a Ron Paul supporter!
 
2014-06-17 08:28:42 PM  
The douche bag in me wants to say:
I can't wait till the first time someone commits a crime with one of these right wing raffle guns.  Or better yet, they accidently give one to a convicted child molester.
 
2014-06-17 08:35:42 PM  
i47.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-17 08:36:53 PM  
Please, please, please let the winner have an Arabic name.
 
2014-06-17 08:38:47 PM  

Alucard1191: This asshole is doing the same thing up here in washington.  http://www.didier4congress.org/


Yay!  I signed up for that giveaway too.  Gimme gimme gimme your guns, you whacknuts.

Then I can stand on a street corner in my PJs and rant too.
 
2014-06-17 08:39:39 PM  

baka-san: I signed up...

If I win, I will tell them I will give it away on a street corner in the hood.


Around here, I'd give it to one of the local Somalians. Then I'd sit back and watch various family members go nuclear.
 
2014-06-17 08:41:14 PM  
But if a politician in Colorado gave away an ounce of weed everyone would lose their minds.
 
2014-06-17 08:42:33 PM  
These are salad days for ARs.  You can get Colt's under $1k and mags are ~$10 each or less.  I just assembled one of my own from the ground up for ~$500.

If you've ever wanted an AR, now is the time.
 
2014-06-17 08:45:00 PM  
I love how the anti-gunners in the thread are basically praying for people to get shot up to "prove" their little point...
 
2014-06-17 08:48:44 PM  
i love how the hllhgahgalghaghgaa
 
2014-06-17 08:55:12 PM  

iheartscotch: baka-san: I signed up...

If I win, I will tell them I will give it away on a street corner in the hood.

You'd make a pretty good chunk of change at a pawn shop; hell, they might even give you as much as $900. Which is about a 1/3 of what it's worth.


/ you can always give it to me; I promise to give it a good home and plenty of paper targets to shoot


What planet are you on?  Colt 6920s are sold at Walmart now.  No way a Magpul edition 6920 is going for 2700.  You can get into Bravo Company or LaRue for that.
 
2014-06-17 08:57:31 PM  

Olo Manolo: I love how the anti-gunners in the thread are basically praying for people to get shot up to "prove" their little point...


I love how it's a "super awesome" thing to do to give away a gun to show your support for "2nd amendment rights!" Just to get the Bundy supporting whack-a-doodles on your side.

This is trite, and an obvious stunt to rouse support for a base that can't think past their nose. Pitiful
 
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2014-06-17 08:59:27 PM  

dinch: This is trite, and an obvious stunt to rouse support for a base that can't think past their nose. Pitiful


My dad was once given a Weatherby rifle for opening a bank account.  But that was in the 60's, so giving away rifles was probably a passing fad or something...
 
2014-06-17 08:59:58 PM  
I can think of a number of rifles I'd rather have. Never really had any interest in that platform.
 
2014-06-17 09:01:45 PM  

Fantasta Potamus: We all know the founding fathers had assault rifles in mind when they decided to try to ratify the 2nd amendment.


They had no idea what one is, which is a trait you share. Their excuse is that it hadn't been invented yet, yours is much weaker.

Fun little bit of trivia for you. Many of the civilians back then had far superior guns to that of the military. The average grunt got a shiatty musket, he simply wasn't worth enough. Long story short, had they been invented, you damned well better believe that's exactly what they would have meant.
 
2014-06-17 09:04:37 PM  

wee: dinch: This is trite, and an obvious stunt to rouse support for a base that can't think past their nose. Pitiful

My dad was once given a Weatherby rifle for opening a bank account.  But that was in the 60's, so giving away rifles was probably a passing fad or something...


I doubt the bank was trying to make a political statement. That being said, I would have opened an account there for that. My dad opened one for an electric grass trimmer.
 
2014-06-17 09:05:09 PM  
Luse

Long story short, had they been invented, you damned well better believe that's exactly what they would have meant.

Considering that they were quite clear on the idea that most white men should be armed equivalent to a regular soldier, that's a pretty good bet.

The only alternative is to ignore their intent, or imagine they would have changed their mind once firearms technology advanced.
 
2014-06-17 09:06:00 PM  

fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 426x800]


That's some weapons grade crazy right there
 
2014-06-17 09:11:09 PM  
When did a semi-automatic AR-15 become an assault rifle?

I know, don't confuse a Lib with facts.
 
2014-06-17 09:12:11 PM  

please: iheartscotch: baka-san: I signed up...

If I win, I will tell them I will give it away on a street corner in the hood.

You'd make a pretty good chunk of change at a pawn shop; hell, they might even give you as much as $900. Which is about a 1/3 of what it's worth.


/ you can always give it to me; I promise to give it a good home and plenty of paper targets to shoot

What planet are you on?  Colt 6920s are sold at Walmart now.  No way a Magpul edition 6920 is going for 2700.  You can get into Bravo Company or LaRue for that.


Ok, maybe I exaggerated and I figured they went all after market magpul; which can be really expensive.

I probably should have looked on cheaper than dirt to begin with. They quote the colt, with attachments, at less than $1,100. But, the variable was always the optic. It could be a $90 optic, or a $2,000 optic.

/ maybe I should actually look to see what brand they used
 
2014-06-17 09:13:23 PM  

LittleSmitty: I can think of a number of rifles I'd rather have. Never really had any interest in that platform.


No doubt. At least give away something cool like a Mag-Fed 20mm
 
2014-06-17 09:14:08 PM  
StrikitRich

When did a semi-automatic AR-15 become an assault rifle?

When enough people who didn't know what they were talking about used it long enough to make dictionaries start to change their definitions due to common usage.
 
2014-06-17 09:15:01 PM  

Luse: that's exactly what they would have meant


yeah nothing says 'america' like dead men's baggage
 
2014-06-17 09:24:09 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: Luse

Long story short, had they been invented, you damned well better believe that's exactly what they would have meant.

Considering that they were quite clear on the idea that most white men should be armed equivalent to a regular soldier, that's a pretty good bet.

The only alternative is to ignore their intent, or imagine they would have changed their mind once firearms technology advanced.


They had the same weapons as soldiers because THAT'S ALL THAT EXISTED THEN.  But the Founding Fathers were certainly fine with regulated militia membership; training requirements, taxes paid, registered membership, etc.  Also they were fine with banning the carrying of weapons in cities, churches,  and using the army against treansonous (Washington's words and charges against them) tax protesters.
 
2014-06-17 09:24:44 PM  

sprawl15: Luse: that's exactly what they would have meant

yeah nothing says 'america' like dead men's baggage


I'm not the one who drug the founding fathers into this. I'm simply answering a question. Perhaps it's Fantasta you should be addressing with your rebuttal.
 
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