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2014-08-04 04:21:20 PM  
Good aim subby. Better than Hinckley's.


/those handguns are deadly
 
2014-08-04 04:22:52 PM  
I should feel bad for chuckling, but I don't
 
2014-08-04 04:26:48 PM  
The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?

Well, that's depressing.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan said she was "deeply saddened to learn of Jim Brady's passing today.

Hmm, for some reason I thought she was dead already.

That's certainly not helping with the depression thing.

RIP Jim Brady.
 
2014-08-04 04:28:54 PM  

quatchi: The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?


Bans on certain magazines and "assault weapons" aren't sensible, but thanks for playing.
 
2014-08-04 04:33:07 PM  

cdn.hellogiggles.com

A five day waiting period? But I'm mad now!


/Oblig.
 
2014-08-04 04:33:33 PM  

img.fark.net

 
2014-08-04 04:33:57 PM  

The_Sponge: quatchi: The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?

Bans on certain magazines and "assault weapons" aren't sensible, but thanks for playing.


It depends on the magazine.
www.freakingnews.com
 
2014-08-04 04:35:55 PM  

Snarfangel: The_Sponge: quatchi: The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?

Bans on certain magazines and "assault weapons" aren't sensible, but thanks for playing.

It depends on the magazine.
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For some reason, I like the indifferent look given by Captain Speedo.
 
2014-08-04 04:36:04 PM  

* BOOM! *


headline shot
 
2014-08-04 04:37:37 PM  

The_Sponge: quatchi: The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?

Bans on certain magazines and "assault weapons" aren't sensible, but thanks for playing.


Nor effective at accomplishing anything but harassment of the law abiding. But that's the whole point, isn't it?

RIP gun ban man. Sorry you were hurt by an insane person.
 
2014-08-04 04:38:37 PM  
Will we learn Hinckley's middle name now?
 
2014-08-04 04:41:35 PM  

smells_like_meat: The_Sponge: quatchi: The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?

Bans on certain magazines and "assault weapons" aren't sensible, but thanks for playing.

Nor effective at accomplishing anything but harassment of the law abiding. But that's the whole point, isn't it?

RIP gun ban man. Sorry you were hurt by an insane person.



Seconded.
 
2014-08-04 04:42:18 PM  

The_Sponge: Bans on certain magazines...

clips

I'm just incorrecting that to infuriate a few people.

www.charliekilo.com
 
2014-08-04 04:45:16 PM  

The_Sponge: Bans on certain magazines and "assault weapons" aren't sensible, but thanks for playing.


Not all attempts at reducing gun violence are sensible or practicable but a lot of them are.

My main point there was that Republicans won't ever consider anything that smacks of reform on the issue because of their insidious relationship with the NRA.

Not playing.

/Okay, the Homer pic was playful but purposeful at the same time.
 
2014-08-04 04:57:35 PM  

quatchi: My main point there was that Republicans won't ever consider anything that smacks of reform on the issue because of their insidious relationship with the NRA.


I'm not a Republican, and gun control advocates are not interested in reforming anything, just passing tired retreads of the same punitive and arbitrary gun laws they've supported for decades, in the face of declining gun violence and violent crime.

/James Brady was the country's biggest Republican vote-getter
 
2014-08-04 05:03:31 PM  

quatchi: The_Sponge: Bans on certain magazines and "assault weapons" aren't sensible, but thanks for playing.

Not all attempts at reducing gun violence are sensible or practicable but a lot of them are.

My main point there was that Republicans won't ever consider anything that smacks of reform on the issue because of their insidious relationship with the NRA.

Not playing.

/Okay, the Homer pic was playful but purposeful at the same time.


Insidious? Really?
 
2014-08-04 05:13:55 PM  

quatchi: The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?

Well, that's depressing.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan said she was "deeply saddened to learn of Jim Brady's passing today.

Hmm, for some reason I thought she was dead already.

That's certainly not helping with the depression thing.

RIP Jim Brady.


Thanks for trying, Jim, in bringing some sanity to our fellow Americans' obsessions with guns.

/My condolences to his wife, family and friends.
 
2014-08-04 05:16:17 PM  

Fark It: I'm not a Republican, and gun control advocates are not interested in reforming anything, just passing tired retreads of the same punitive and arbitrary gun laws they've supported for decades, in the face of declining gun violence and violent crime.


I'm more in favor of doing things like making it harder for crazy people to get guns and easier to take them away from crazy people as well.

A national gun registration makes sense to me in today's digital age.

Eliminating the loophole of private sales.

Reducing poverty that helps create desperate people who are prone to desperate acts.

Ending the cycles of violence created by the unjust and profoundly damaging War on Drugs.

That kinda thing.

That all noted I'm not anti-gun. I likes guns. They are fun as all get out under the right circumstances.

The_Sponge: Insidious? Really?


Really, really, very, very insidious, in fact.

They are a propaganda arm of the GOP as well as lobbyists for arms manufacturers who sell themselves as patriotic protectors of the 2A.

They prevent honest dialogue on the issue. Now is never the time to talk about it. That's not acceptable.
 
2014-08-04 05:17:45 PM  

quatchi: Fark It: I'm not a Republican, and gun control advocates are not interested in reforming anything, just passing tired retreads of the same punitive and arbitrary gun laws they've supported for decades, in the face of declining gun violence and violent crime.

I'm more in favor of doing things like making it harder for crazy people to get guns and easier to take them away from crazy people as well.

A national gun registration makes sense to me in today's digital age.

Eliminating the loophole of private sales.

Reducing poverty that helps create desperate people who are prone to desperate acts.

Ending the cycles of violence created by the unjust and profoundly damaging War on Drugs.

That kinda thing.

That all noted I'm not anti-gun. I likes guns. They are fun as all get out under the right circumstances.

The_Sponge: Insidious? Really?

Really, really, very, very insidious, in fact.

They are a propaganda arm of the GOP as well as lobbyists for arms manufacturers who sell themselves as patriotic protectors of the 2A.

They prevent honest dialogue on the issue. Now is never the time to talk about it. That's not acceptable.


National registration? I'll pass.
 
2014-08-04 05:19:58 PM  

quatchi: Fark It: I'm not a Republican, and gun control advocates are not interested in reforming anything, just passing tired retreads of the same punitive and arbitrary gun laws they've supported for decades, in the face of declining gun violence and violent crime.

I'm more in favor of doing things like making it harder for crazy people to get guns and easier to take them away from crazy people as well.

A national gun registration makes sense to me in today's digital age.

Eliminating the loophole of private sales.

Reducing poverty that helps create desperate people who are prone to desperate acts.

Ending the cycles of violence created by the unjust and profoundly damaging War on Drugs.

That kinda thing.

That all noted I'm not anti-gun. I likes guns. They are fun as all get out under the right circumstances.

The_Sponge: Insidious? Really?

Really, really, very, very insidious, in fact.

They are a propaganda arm of the GOP as well as lobbyists for arms manufacturers who sell themselves as patriotic protectors of the 2A.

They prevent honest dialogue on the issue. Now is never the time to talk about it. That's not acceptable.


Just admit you meant to say "incestuous", and we can move on.
 
2014-08-04 05:26:16 PM  

The_Sponge: Just admit you meant to say "incestuous", and we can move on


Admit that you don't know what "insidious" means and we can all move on with our lives.

/Free at last!
 
2014-08-04 05:28:18 PM  

quatchi: The_Sponge: Just admit you meant to say "incestuous", and we can move on

Admit that you don't know what "insidious" means and we can all move on with our lives.

/Free at last!



I do know what it means, which is why you should have used a different term.
 
2014-08-04 05:40:36 PM  
Maybe this will be the gun thread where everyone participating arrives at a consensus about balancing our desire for decreasing gun violence while simultaneously respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

Nah, let's just go back to calling each other "gun-grabber" and "thimble-dick."
 
2014-08-04 05:48:35 PM  
When this happened in March 1981, they played over-and-over-and-over again Jim Brady face down, and agent Timothy McCarthy spinning a painful pirouette down and onto the sidewalk.

Fotos and words here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempted_assassination_of_Ronald_Reaga n
 
2014-08-04 05:53:48 PM  

quatchi: I likes guns. They are fun as all get out under the right circumstances.



...Such as a prairie dog infestation, for example...
 
2014-08-04 06:00:04 PM  
i249.photobucket.com

+1, you magnificent bastard...
 
2014-08-04 06:02:13 PM  

quatchi: A national gun registration makes sense to me in today's digital age.

Eliminating the loophole of private sales.


This is a non-starter at the moment.  Gun control advocates are incapable of being trustworthy, and they're not helping when they call their sweeping proposals merely a "first step."  And the "loophole of private sales?"  What's the loophole, that private sales are allowed in the first place?

What do gun owners get in exchange for giving yet more of our cake to gun control proponents?  Why should we trust you?
 
2014-08-04 06:06:31 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe this will be the gun thread where everyone participating arrives at a consensus about balancing our desire for decreasing gun violence while simultaneously respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

Nah, let's just go back to calling each other "gun-grabber" and "thimble-dick."


The gun grabber screamers beat you here.
 
2014-08-04 06:13:32 PM  

UberDave: quatchi: I likes guns. They are fun as all get out under the right circumstances.

...Such as a prairie dog infestation, for example...


That actually sounds like a blast. Literally.

I used to like scouring garage sales and getting together a whack of old Christmas tree ornaments when I lived north of Fort St. James years ago.

When I got home I'd hang 'em on a clothe line thingie and shoot em all down with a 22 for teh lulz with some buds.  Good times, good times.

Northern BC is very different from the civilized south. A different world.
 
2014-08-04 06:22:44 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe this will be the gun thread where everyone participating arrives at a consensus about balancing our desire for decreasing gun violence while simultaneously respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

Nah, let's just go back to calling each other "gun-grabber" and "thimble-dick."


There is no reasoning with the mentally ill hoplophobes.  All we can do is defend ourselves against their evils
 
2014-08-04 06:24:01 PM  
I am alive today due to Jim Brady and the Brady Law.

Thank you for my life sir.
 
2014-08-04 06:24:06 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Will we learn Hinckley's middle name now?


I'm betting on "Earl".
 
2014-08-04 06:25:32 PM  
For you subby

media.cinemasquid.com
 
2014-08-04 06:25:45 PM  
Breaking news.. and turning into a gun thread already.

niketalk.com
 
2014-08-04 06:25:48 PM  
So, James Brady rolls into Hell, and the Devil says...

(...too soon?)
 
2014-08-04 06:26:29 PM  
smells_like_meat:

The_Sponge: quatchi: The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?

Bans on certain magazines and "assault weapons" aren't sensible, but thanks for playing.

Nor effective at accomplishing anything but harassment of the law abiding. But that's the whole point, isn't it?


Probably gonna regret this, but what harassment came from his effect? Bans on Reagan shooting?
 
2014-08-04 06:26:30 PM  
Fark It:

What do gun owners get in exchange for giving yet more of our cake to gun control proponents?  Why should we trust you?

Nothing, as usual.  Compromise Give up more of your Rights and get nothing in return.  I'm done "compromising" my Rights away.
 
2014-08-04 06:27:20 PM  
Here's the story
Of a man named Brady
Who was working in Reagan's press pool
He was shot by
John Hinkley, Jr.
Now he slurs and drools
 
2014-08-04 06:28:32 PM  

maxheck: smells_like_meat:

The_Sponge: quatchi: The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?

Bans on certain magazines and "assault weapons" aren't sensible, but thanks for playing.

Nor effective at accomplishing anything but harassment of the law abiding. But that's the whole point, isn't it?

Probably gonna regret this, but what harassment came from his effect? Bans on Reagan shooting?


Oh, I know! Let's ask Gabrielle Giffords!
 
2014-08-04 06:28:39 PM  
I have one thing to say to Brady and all the other 'patriots' in this thread: BEAT THE BRONCOS
 
2014-08-04 06:29:13 PM  
Brady never regained full health. The shooting caused brain damage, partial paralysis, short-term memory impairment, slurred speech and constant pain.

33 years. Every day. For 33 years.

www.wearysloth.com

You enjoy those 100 round magazines, ya hear?
 
2014-08-04 06:29:33 PM  
Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns, according to Department of Justice statistics. This does not include suicides or the tens of thousands of robberies, rapes and assaults committed with handguns.

This level of violence must be stopped. Sarah and Jim Brady are working hard to do that, and I say more power to them. If the passage of the Brady bill were to result in a reduction of only 10 or 15 percent of those numbers (and it could be a good deal greater), it would be well worth making it the law of the land.

And there would be a lot fewer families facing anniversaries such as the Bradys, Delahantys, McCarthys and Reagans face every March 30.

-Ronald Reagan
 
2014-08-04 06:29:52 PM  
I won't take a shot at a better headline.
 
2014-08-04 06:31:26 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: You enjoy those 100 round magazines, ya hear?


John Hinckley Jr. used a .22 revolver.
 
2014-08-04 06:31:40 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Brady never regained full health. The shooting caused brain damage, partial paralysis, short-term memory impairment, slurred speech and constant pain.

33 years. Every day. For 33 years.

[www.wearysloth.com image 321x240]

You enjoy those 100 round magazines, ya hear?


Hinckley used a revolver. You need to be intellectually honest, if you're trying to support a position.

RIP, Mr. Brady.
 
2014-08-04 06:32:18 PM  

quatchi: The last Republican who supports sensible gun control legislation is now dead?


To be fair, after the brain damage, he became a liberal gun control nut.
 
2014-08-04 06:33:18 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Brady never regained full health. The shooting caused brain damage, partial paralysis, short-term memory impairment, slurred speech and constant pain.

33 years. Every day. For 33 years.

[www.wearysloth.com image 321x240]

You enjoy those 100 round magazines, ya hear?


A 100 round magazine had nothing to do with Brady's injury.  As always, a gun-grabber misses the mark.
 
2014-08-04 06:33:34 PM  

Boojum2k: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: You enjoy those 100 round magazines, ya hear?

John Hinckley Jr. used a .22 revolver.


phenn: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Brady never regained full health. The shooting caused brain damage, partial paralysis, short-term memory impairment, slurred speech and constant pain.

33 years. Every day. For 33 years.

[www.wearysloth.com image 321x240]

You enjoy those 100 round magazines, ya hear?

Hinckley used a revolver. You need to be intellectually honest, if you're trying to support a position.

RIP, Mr. Brady.


Hinckley used a gun. Honestly.
 
2014-08-04 06:33:59 PM  

quatchi: Fark It: I'm not a Republican, and gun control advocates are not interested in reforming anything, just passing tired retreads of the same punitive and arbitrary gun laws they've supported for decades, in the face of declining gun violence and violent crime.

I'm more in favor of doing things like making it harder for crazy people to get guns and easier to take them away from crazy people as well.

A national gun registration makes sense to me in today's digital age.

Eliminating the loophole of private sales.

Reducing poverty that helps create desperate people who are prone to desperate acts.

Ending the cycles of violence created by the unjust and profoundly damaging War on Drugs.

That kinda thing.

That all noted I'm not anti-gun. I likes guns. They are fun as all get out under the right circumstances.

The_Sponge: Insidious? Really?

Really, really, very, very insidious, in fact.

They are a propaganda arm of the GOP as well as lobbyists for arms manufacturers who sell themselves as patriotic protectors of the 2A.

They prevent honest dialogue on the issue. Now is never the time to talk about it. That's not acceptable.


Oh good lord.

1. Who decides what crazy is? If I have ADHD, do I not get to own guns because I have a "mental disease"?

2. A National registy is just asking to be abused. Forget about politicians; what about newspapers publishing your address "to start the dialog"? I don't need some jackwagon printing my address in the faking paper because I happen to like guns.

/ You know who else had people register guns, for safety.....
 
2014-08-04 06:34:15 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

(srsly though, RIP Mr Brady)
 
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