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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Step 1) Pass law allowing people to carry guns anywhere Step 2) ??? Step 3) Have a handgun misfire on a busy street, killing one   (ajc.com ) divider line
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2014-08-18 04:27:33 AM  
8 votes:

namatad: enry: Isolated incident #104858.

keeping count? LOL



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2014-08-18 05:58:14 AM  
6 votes:
The chance of a modern firearm having a mechanical malfunction that causes a misfire is only slightly greater than the chances of your car starting itself and driving into a crowded playground.

The correct term for this situation is "negligent discharge" and it happens when you put your booger hook on the bang switch.
2014-08-17 09:08:50 PM  
6 votes:
But everyone is polite
2014-08-18 05:56:54 AM  
3 votes:
Well, they should have armed themselves if they were going to walk down the street with their friend.
2014-08-17 06:46:48 PM  
3 votes:
Isolated incident #104858.
2014-08-18 06:38:59 AM  
2 votes:
Round in the chamber? Motherfarker, if you're not walking around with your weapon drawn and pointed at everything that moves, screaming at it, then you are UNPREPARED and deserve to lose everything you value and love. THEY'RE GOING TO GET YOU: BE EVER VIGILANT.
2014-08-18 06:25:53 AM  
2 votes:

muck1969: It's okay, that person's right to live is not n the Constitution.  Because if there's anything that can stop an accidental discharge from killing someone is another accidental discharge.  Guns everywhere without requiring training or certification makes our society safer as all gun owners always behave responsibly and act rationally.


Excuse me, "Life, liberty and the pursuit of property." It's the very first word in the Constitution of Rights.

Of course, the government ignores our right to pursue property, too, with all the taxes they make us illegally pay and sending in armed tax men to try to take away grazing land from an upstanding rancher who just found it laying around not being used. Heck, that seems like the very definition of pursuing property, but you don't see the "President" doing anything to respect that God-given right.
2014-08-18 12:32:55 AM  
2 votes:
It's okay, that person's right to live is not n the Constitution.  Because if there's anything that can stop an accidental discharge from killing someone is another accidental discharge.  Guns everywhere without requiring training or certification makes our society safer as all gun owners always behave responsibly and act rationally.
2014-08-18 12:23:21 AM  
2 votes:
So in other words, somebody got shot and it had absolutely nothing to do with this law being passed?? "but,but, guns!"


"Man dies in car crash 3 days after eating ham sandwich. Ham sandwich under close investigation"
2014-08-18 01:56:41 PM  
1 vote:

Witty_Retort: FTFA: The gun accidentally discharged, and the bullet traveled across Helen's tourist-laden Main Street and struck the woman in the side.

I was told that guns don't kill.

/gun owner for 31 years


The gun didn't kill, the irresponsible gun owner did.  If he'd had a knife or a bat, he could just have easily stabbed or beaten her accidentally from across the street.

/Gun owner for 24 years
2014-08-18 10:27:53 AM  
1 vote:
Check out the mean streets of Helen, GA where this responsible gun owner was packing for everyone's safety.

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I just thank god he was there to keep everyone safe.
2014-08-18 10:23:46 AM  
1 vote:

IvanTheSilent: Don't know if it's been said yet, but you don't 'accidentally' fire your gun.  You either discharge it with intent, or discharge it with negligence.  Either way, it's a deliberate act.


Uh...
2014-08-18 10:04:10 AM  
1 vote:
That woman's family probably thank God she died free of oppressive firearms regulations.
2014-08-18 09:48:54 AM  
1 vote:

Bit'O'Gristle: No need to label or take it to the extreme right of paranoid.


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Go get 'em, shooter.

And, yea, statistically speaking, by carrying a gun around you are choosing to be a victim. There really isn't much more you could do to up your odds of being shot without resorting to running around begging for people to do it.

But. You know. Scary people on the subway or something, I guess.
2014-08-18 09:38:56 AM  
1 vote:

Zafoquat: The preamble supports a right to Pursue life.. does that include procuring sustenance? If so then my pursuit of happiness has  TON of other implications, but that's for another topic...

However, the Fourth Amendment is clearly not for hunting, survival, sports, personal protection, or recreation, it is to form a militia for to control a dissident and non-representative government. Did our forefathers expect you to still be able to hunt and provide food for your home, maybe even protect your home, state laws would certainly condone this interpretation, but it is not a 4A protected activity.

Given that most of what people use a gun for is not 4A protected, I question its place in modern society. Let the few states that still have "frontier" land handle living in that area independently with state law and federal exclusions.

I believe we should all know how to use guns, have access to them when needed for 4A reasons, and ideally never touch one outside the structured teaching environment. Ideally we should be able to live and die without ever needing to form a militia, and therefor never handle the weapons.

Lets have an armory at the lowest levels of government we can, and keep every single firearm needed to arm the local area at that armory. Responsibility to secure of the armory, and any liability therein, should belong to the ENTIRE community. Federally require gun education for every citizen, and make harsh penalties for possession of a firearm outside the few federal exclusions or in the act of a organized militia 

4A is protected, people know how to safely handle them, no one should ever have them in most circumstances allowing strict ass shiat punishments for possessing them. We can even figure out the complicated private ownership liability exchange issues, where people would want to own and maintain their own property, stored at the local armory.


I... don't think you know what the 4th amendment is about.  At all.
2014-08-18 09:36:33 AM  
1 vote:

mcsiegs: "Unfortunate" is when your pants split, you f*cking idiot.  Your husband just offed someone out of stupidity and recklessness,


Yea, but he did it while protecting himself and the people around him.
2014-08-18 08:34:08 AM  
1 vote:

Itstoearly: Meanwhile, in 2012, 33,561 people died in automobile accidents (more than 91 people per day, or more than one person every 16 minutes), but no one on fark complains that private transportation should be outlawed.


This is what I'm talking about! It's time we sat down and had a common sense discussion about car control in this Country.
2014-08-18 08:30:02 AM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile, in 2012, 33,561 people died in automobile accidents (more than 91 people per day, or more than one person every 16 minutes), but no one on fark complains that private transportation should be outlawed.
2014-08-18 08:27:53 AM  
1 vote:

Egoy3k: mcmnky: Any recommendations on a good gun safe?

I have 4 rifles, 4 hand guns.  Would like room for ammunition and other accessories.

All the fire arms are locked in their individual cases.  Figure it's time for the one big enclosure.

If you plan to keep your ammunition in the same safe get one with a vent.  A strict 'gun safe' may not be ventilated properly.  I'm not supposed to keep my ammunition in the same place as my guns so I didn't bother.


Can I get one that is resistant to a nuclear blast? I'm not sure that my fridge is up to the job.
2014-08-18 08:25:18 AM  
1 vote:

enry: Isolated incident #104858.


There is good news. The police (you know, the unaccountable, irresponsible, trigger-happy, jack-booted minions who the Gun Control nuts want firearm possession limited to,) are doing their level best to overtake and surpass this statistic. Doesn't that just warm the cockles of your heart!?!
2014-08-18 08:19:56 AM  
1 vote:

Joe Blowme: Funny how constitutional rights work, huh?


Yes, I'm sure the right for a drunk to shoot an innocent bystander coming out of a bar was exactly what the framers envisioned.

A brilliant argument.
2014-08-18 07:32:47 AM  
1 vote:
If only the EMTs were armed. Nothing stops an accidental shooting than first responders with a gun.
2014-08-18 07:16:21 AM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: doglover: dittybopper: not against the depredations of private actors.

Tonight, you.

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Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...


--Luke Dumbledore Gandalf

FTFY
2014-08-18 06:44:50 AM  
1 vote:

Publikwerks: Olo Manolo: The GA carry law changed absolutely nothing about the situation. The man could have legally carried there before the law, and he could still legally carry there after the law.

That's not true - if the man had been visiting a bar(and since the police told the employees not to talk to the press, that seems likely) where he wouldn't have been able to carry before, had this been before the law change, he might have been unarmed and unable to therefor accidentally shoot the tourist.


If it hadn't been for the post-World War 2 baby boom, this guy might not have even been born.  So really it'shiatler's fault.
2014-08-18 06:44:20 AM  
1 vote:
Man gets drunk, runs over child, kills child.  Where is the call to ban alcohol?
2014-08-18 06:39:01 AM  
1 vote:

doglover: Publikwerks: 99.999%, you'll have time to work the action.

Have you ever used a semi-automatic handgun?


"No but I saw a TV show where they did, so you can totally trust me"
2014-08-18 06:23:29 AM  
1 vote:

Olo Manolo: So in other words, somebody got shot and it had absolutely nothing to do with this law being passed?? "but,but, guns!"


"Man dies in car crash 3 days after eating ham sandwich. Ham sandwich under close investigation"


If you are allowed to drive a car anywhere and people get run over in a church, isn't it a good idea to make sure cars stay on the road and drivers have adequate training and cars are made safer?
2014-08-18 05:47:18 AM  
1 vote:

some_beer_drinker: Trailltrader: *Big sigh*  (Insert my continuing rant as an NRA firearms instructor that 8 hours of minimum class room training, and 4 hours range time before you can carry a firearm either open OR concealed- and you have to renew every 4 to 6 years with your drivers license)

Went to see "Expendables III" last week and I was so pissed off at Stallone for putting his finger on the trigger when he was not aiming at a bad guy.[img.fark.net image 850x645]

yeah, this. you farking ignorant morans. disarm.


i dont see it doing you a lot of good...i mean look at Ferguson. go on, use the arms for resisting tyranny. that's what i thought. idiots.
2014-08-18 01:33:14 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-08-18 12:36:54 AM  
1 vote:

Olo Manolo: So in other words, somebody got shot and it had absolutely nothing to do with this law being passed?? "but,but, guns!"
"Man dies in car crash 3 days after eating ham sandwich. Ham sandwich under close investigation"


Man is already illegal in most of the civilized world.
Well the Islamic part of it
2014-08-17 08:40:58 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds to me like there was no misfire, two people were hit with the same bullet and one died. The gun seemed to be operating perfectly.
2014-08-17 06:57:34 PM  
1 vote:
*Big sigh*  (Insert my continuing rant as an NRA firearms instructor that 8 hours of minimum class room training, and 4 hours range time before you can carry a firearm either open OR concealed- and you have to renew every 4 to 6 years with your drivers license)

Went to see "Expendables III" last week and I was so pissed off at Stallone for putting his finger on the trigger when he was not aiming at a bad guy.img.fark.net
 
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