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(Dallas Observer)   Dallas now has more gun stores than museums and libraries   (blogs.dallasobserver.com) divider line 85
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2014-06-25 06:51:52 PM
I bet it also has more fast food restaurants, churches, clothing stores, and various other businesses than it has museums and libraries as well. Is this surprising?
 
2014-06-25 06:54:44 PM

BadReligion: I bet it also has more fast food restaurants, churches, clothing stores, and various other businesses than it has museums and libraries as well. Is this surprising?


Yeah... I'm certainly in favor of libraries, but please.  The largest library system in the world, Toronto Public, is 99 locations.  I'm willing to bet there are lots of things that have more than 99 locations in the greater Toronto area.

Crack dens, for one.
 
2014-06-25 07:02:39 PM
And Starbucks, too, I'm sure.  What's your point?
 
2014-06-25 07:06:10 PM

timujin: And Starbucks, too, I'm sure.  What's your point?


GUNS!
 
2014-06-25 07:08:02 PM

Calmamity: timujin: And Starbucks, too, I'm sure.  What's your point?

GUNS!


At Starbucks? Nah, they banned 'em.
 
2014-06-25 07:20:11 PM
When the revolution starts, we don't want the "freedom fighters" to be snobs.
 
2014-06-25 07:31:26 PM
In other news, the CDC reports that there are more stores in Dallas that sell clothes hangers than there are Planned Parenthood locations.
 
2014-06-25 08:18:35 PM

Calmamity: timujin: And Starbucks, too, I'm sure.  What's your point?

GUNS!


www.the-nextlevel.com

OOOOOOO! GUNS GUNS GUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNS!
 
2014-06-25 08:18:51 PM
Will the ModMin that greenlit both Texas/gun store articles stand up and be counted ?
 
2014-06-25 08:19:55 PM
The gun manufacturers should be contributing massively to HRC's campaign. Libruls in the White House is good bidness.
 
2014-06-25 08:22:04 PM
Well, book depositories haven't really been good for them in the past
 
2014-06-25 08:22:13 PM
Maybe its time for the government to open gun libraries?
 
2014-06-25 08:23:59 PM
Over 10 million private homes yet only one governors mansion.


Can't explain that.
 
2014-06-25 08:24:43 PM

Giltric: Maybe its time for the government to open gun libraries?


Liberrys be soshulisms. So no
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-06-25 08:26:33 PM
I wonder if subby crapped their pants or wet them after seeing that stat?
 
2014-06-25 08:26:53 PM
This is kind of misleading.  A "gun retailer" encompasses the traditional gun shop, in addition to pawn shops, and big box retailers that sell guns (Walmart, Big 5, Academy, Dick's, Bass Pro, Cabela's, Gander Mountain, etc.), as well as individual "kitchen-table" FFLs, like somebody who runs an FFL as a side-business out of some trades-type garage or shop.  I think Texas is a joke, but this article reeks of provincial liberal douchebaggery, along with the original WaPo article that spawned this soon-to-be-all-over-Tumblr-and-Facebook bit of nonsense.  Walmart and pawnbrokers make up a significant chunk of gun shops in this country.  Poor rural areas have more pawn shops and Walmarts than they do libraries and museums.  They're poor.  And in Texas, the poor urban areas also have a lot of pawn shops and Walmarts that sell guns.  It is hard for some to pass up a nebulously-constructed polemic against guns ("the number of gun shops is a causative factor in the number of libraries and museums in a given area!").

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/17/where-gun -s tores-outnumber-museums-and-libraries/


"Where guns are easier to find than knowledge"

"At the other end of the spectrum, gun stores outnumber museums and libraries by more than two-to-one in Montana, Arkansas, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho and West Virginia. "
 
2014-06-25 08:27:35 PM
You trying to make it sound like a bad thing.
 
2014-06-25 08:28:15 PM
Obvious tag is feeling way overlooked here..
 
2014-06-25 08:28:31 PM
WHAR OBVIOUS TAG WHAR???
 
2014-06-25 08:28:37 PM

Giltric: Maybe its time for the government to open gun libraries?


I'd like to check out an AK-47 please.  I'll bring it back in 2 weeks.
 
2014-06-25 08:29:06 PM

Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: Obvious tag is feeling way overlooked here..


tiny fist, etc.
 
2014-06-25 08:31:45 PM
How many people in this thread go to the library at all?
 
2014-06-25 08:33:53 PM
Well, when you count all the places that sell guns (gun stores, pawn shops, Walmart, Academy and numerous other sporting good stores) I'm sure the same could be said of every large city nationwide.
 
2014-06-25 08:34:14 PM

Animatronik: How many people in this thread go to the library at all?


**raises hand**
 
2014-06-25 08:34:51 PM

Animatronik: How many people in this thread go to the library at all?


Prolly only once or twice a week. Why? How often to do you go to a gun store?
 
2014-06-25 08:35:35 PM

ReapTheChaos: Well, when you count all the places that sell guns (gun stores, pawn shops, Walmart, Academy and numerous other sporting good stores) I'm sure the same could be said of every large city nationwide.


Not the ones that have outlawed the 2nd Amendment.
 
2014-06-25 08:35:52 PM

Zombie DJ: Animatronik: How many people in this thread go to the library at all?

**raises hand**


ditto.

Books get expensive at the rate of 1 every two days.
 
2014-06-25 08:36:30 PM

Plant Rights Activist: Well, book depositories haven't really been good for them in the past


Win.
 
2014-06-25 08:38:28 PM
I hate guns and think gun nuts are... nuts.  But wow is this a stupid comparison.
 
2014-06-25 08:38:30 PM
Gun stores outnumber museums and libraries by nearly seven-to-one in Deschutes County, Ore., giving it the most lopsided ratio in favor of gun stores among counties with at least 10 of each.

Yay, Oregon made the top of the list!


Giltric: Zombie DJ: Animatronik: How many people in this thread go to the library at all?

**raises hand**

ditto.


Ayup. I can't even remember the last time I actually bought a book. Online multi-county reservation system, FTW!
 
2014-06-25 08:38:40 PM

Animatronik: How many people in this thread go to the library at all?


o/

Often.
 
2014-06-25 08:39:23 PM
does this include internet access?
 
2014-06-25 08:41:13 PM
It's because you printing out guns has yet to become affordable and commonplace.
 
2014-06-25 08:41:22 PM
there are lots of places where museums and libraries outnumber gun stores.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/17/where-gun -s tores-outnumber-museums-and-libraries/
all the bluish areas here

img.fark.net

(at the WP this map is interactive - mousing over will show the counts)
 
2014-06-25 08:43:25 PM
What kind of commie pinko bastard draws a connection between gun stores, libraries and museums? For the record, I am an artist that loves to paint, draw and sculpt. I love to read and have read over a thousand different books, and I love to target shoot , and as such I own firearms... Also for home defense. I served as an infantry riflemen in the USMC. Oh.. and I like museums and history as well. One frightening piece of recent history was when the Nazis took over much if Europe promising a strong economy and education , healthcare. They confiscated all the firearms promising a secure and safe society ... And then began rounding up and exterminating all the unarmed people they didn't like.
 
2014-06-25 08:43:35 PM
I'd wager it has more to do with the internet making libraries and museums obsolete more than an increase in the number of gun stores.

/Not even sure how the two issues are related...
/People want to buy guns because they can't rent books for free?
/We can't afford museums because we spend some of our money on guns?
/Maybe the government and rich philanthropists just stopped giving a shiat, but the gun stores were stores and thusly paid their own bills by selling things.
 
2014-06-25 08:43:42 PM

mr lawson: does this include internet access?


The firearm would have to be transferred through a FFL local to you if you bought it online from an out of state FFL.

I dont think you can mail a handgun to someone without breaking a law unless it is to or from another FFL.


Curios and relics might be able to be shipped through the mail if bought online.
 
2014-06-25 08:43:56 PM

Giltric: Zombie DJ: Animatronik: How many people in this thread go to the library at all?

**raises hand**

ditto.

Books get expensive at the rate of 1 every two days.


I know, right?  People just don't read anymore: http://www.facebook.com/NPR/posts/10202059501509428
 
2014-06-25 08:45:54 PM
Tag should be changed to SPIFFY
 
2014-06-25 08:46:55 PM

Giltric: mr lawson: does this include internet access?

The firearm would have to be transferred through a FFL local to you if you bought it online from an out of state FFL.

I dont think you can mail a handgun to someone without breaking a law unless it is to or from another FFL.


Curios and relics might be able to be shipped through the mail if bought online.


I was actually going the other way...lol
 
2014-06-25 08:46:56 PM
Gun libraries sound badass!  I'd wager they'd carry lots of magazines.
 
2014-06-25 08:47:41 PM
We also had a wide variety of pawn shops, but the ones that haven't shut down turned into gun stores.
 
2014-06-25 08:54:49 PM
What about museums with guns?  Did it end in a draw then?  I don't want to automatically dismiss the article, it must be at least semi-relevant.  It's revolving around something, maybe she needs to rifle through and do some more rounds of research.
 
2014-06-25 08:58:45 PM

timujin: And Starbucks, too, I'm sure.  What's your point?


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/just because it's Dallas
 
2014-06-25 08:59:01 PM

MFAWG: The gun manufacturers should be contributing massively to HRC's campaign. Libruls in the White House is good bidness.


Does that mean Hillary is running to make gun manufacturers lots of money?
 
2014-06-25 09:21:36 PM
The city of Dallas, of course, is home to one of America's most poorly funded big-city library system, which is why even the few we have are basically never open

Why would they need to go to a library when they already own a copy of the Bible?
 
2014-06-25 09:25:57 PM
I wonder if they have combination church-gun stores in Dallas?  Seems like it would be a thing.
 
2014-06-25 09:31:04 PM

rikkidoxx: Tag should be changed to SPIFFY


Really subby, Strange? Wharrr obvious tag, wharrrr!
 
2014-06-25 09:31:42 PM
Who wants to play a game of "Cowboys and Idiots"?

Damn autocorrect... Wait... That was actually totally correct this time. :-)
 
2014-06-25 09:34:05 PM

Animatronik: How many people in this thread go to the library at all?


Probably once every two weeks when I'm in the states.
 
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