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2020-10-17 4:22:20 PM  
41 votes:
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2020-10-17 6:01:57 PM  
36 votes:
Nugs! Nugs! Nugs!
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Gnu! Gnus! Gnus!
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2020-10-17 7:02:05 PM  
19 votes:
Now, suppose you're in a restaurant and a bunch people refuse to adhere to social distancing...

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2020-10-17 6:51:54 PM  
17 votes:
Gun?  GUN?  That is a worship word.  America worship.  You will not speak it.
 
2020-10-17 4:02:21 PM  
17 votes:
The United States is populated by idiots who think E V E R Y T H I N Gcan be solved with a gun.
 
2020-10-17 7:04:00 PM  
15 votes:
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2020-10-17 6:47:23 PM  
15 votes:
Meh - 6 guys out in San Bernardino
 
2020-10-17 6:53:57 PM  
10 votes:

Bslim: The United States is populated by idiots who think E V E R Y T H I N Gcan be solved with a gun.


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2020-10-17 6:45:41 PM  
10 votes:

Xai: [Fark user image 320x180] [View Full Size image _x_]

One of the best villains and arguably the character that made the robocop such a good film.


I look forward to being able to tell the GOP "biatches Leave!" in Jan.
 
2020-10-17 7:30:13 PM  
9 votes:
Well, defund the police, what the hell do you expect?

911 LITERALLY have been telling people "you're on your own, do what you have to."
 
2020-10-17 6:59:27 PM  
9 votes:

Your_Huckleberry: Picked up a shotgun in February, so I guess that counts. Yay, Contributer!


I sold a shotgun in July.  To a gun store.  So it evens out.
 
2020-10-17 9:00:21 PM  
8 votes:
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2020-10-17 7:50:29 PM  
7 votes:

Earguy: No, 11,000 Californians bought 10 guns each.


Pretty sure they come in 12-gun blister packs at Costco
 
2020-10-17 7:32:57 PM  
7 votes:
Skeet Surfin'!
Youtube af9N7UhTMA8
 
2020-10-17 6:04:23 PM  
7 votes:
The pandemic may be part of it, but I'm gonna guess both "emboldened racist nutbags" and "administration bloodthirsty enough to cackle about a quarter-million deaths" also figure prominently for a lot of buyers.

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2020-10-17 7:43:05 PM  
6 votes:

Kit Fister: SwiftFox: Just the standard  reminder again for the new folks:

Rule one: It's loaded

This is why I'm all in favor of requiring training.


California's bullet train will not help.
 
2020-10-17 7:12:14 PM  
6 votes:
Not sure what you expect.
You sell fear on the small screen non stop for a year, people are going to get concerned about their safety.
If people are concerned about their safety and you run on a "defund the police" platform, people will find the means to defend themselves.

/Might be a good time for the dnc to rethink its support for gun control.
 
2020-10-17 7:52:41 PM  
5 votes:

Xai: [Fark user image 320x180] [View Full Size image _x_]

One of the best villains and arguably the character that made the robocop such a good film.


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2020-10-17 7:52:14 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-10-17 7:51:35 PM  
5 votes:
Bootlickers are so easily triggered.   Oooga Booga.
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2020-10-17 7:44:10 PM  
5 votes:
duppy:

"Emboldened racist nut bags"

I guess you could pretend things like the Charleston, South Carolina shooting are common (they aren't)

Or you could recognize there were 440 murders just in Chicago between January and July of 2020....none of which were committed by white supremacists.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcc​h​icago.com/news/local/chicago-homicides​-rose-by-139-percent-from-last-july-of​ficials-say/2315318/%3famp

What do you think all those emboldened individuals who bought the guns for racist reasons are doing with the guns? Doesn't look like they're using them on other people?
 
2020-10-17 7:30:10 PM  
5 votes:
Homecoming Queen's got a gun (Unedited!!!)
Youtube xG3yGdQYwqg
 
2020-10-17 7:24:35 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-10-17 7:18:53 PM  
5 votes:

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: duppy: The pandemic may be part of it, but I'm gonna guess both "emboldened racist nutbags" and "administration bloodthirsty enough to cackle about a quarter-million deaths" also figure prominently for a lot of buyers.

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yes and unchecked riots have nothing to do with it


It's so easy to scare people like you.
 
2020-10-17 7:09:14 PM  
5 votes:
The Cramps - Bikini Girls With Machine Guns
Youtube 8fyr0zbaFyE
 
2020-10-17 9:43:41 PM  
4 votes:
I didn't expect so many liberals to surrender their beliefs and values so easily.
 
2020-10-17 8:31:23 PM  
4 votes:

The Pope of Manwich Village: I'm not going to lie, I thought about getting a gun. I didn't, but I thought about it longer than ever thought I would. It's stupid, but shiat goes through your head sometimes.



I thought about it too. In fact, my wife and I had a long conversation about getting a gun. But like you, in the end, we decided it wasn't worth it.

I'll just rely on good old fashioned fisticuffs to protect myself, like I've done all my life. True, my fists can't stop bullets. But they'll give you one hell of a shiner and a bloody nose!
 
2020-10-17 7:33:06 PM  
4 votes:
I read a post somewhere today that claimed there were "200 million armed hunters" (as opposed to unarmed hunters?) in the US and that there were another 50 million who had guns but weren't hunters.

I think it was on Fox News, but it could have been somewhere else.  Do these people even realize how blatantly wrong their lies are before they tell them?

From my cursory googling, about 72 million Americans said they owned guns - There may be a few who are too paranoid to admit to pollsters that they owned them, but I'm sure it's not 180 million.

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2020-10-17 7:26:42 PM  
4 votes:
Worst Motley Crue inspired shooting range song evar
 
2020-10-17 7:25:29 PM  
4 votes:
I'm thinking about getting one. Hell, I don't want to be the only kid on my block without one.
 
2020-10-17 7:23:34 PM  
4 votes:
Isn't that what the $1,200 economic stimulus check was for?
 
2020-10-17 7:13:46 PM  
4 votes:

jjorsett: duppy: The pandemic may be part of it, but I'm gonna guess both "emboldened racist nutbags" and "administration bloodthirsty enough to cackle about a quarter-million deaths" also figure prominently for a lot of buyers.

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I'm sure riots, looting, burning, and sharp increases in crime had nothing whatsoever to do with it.


It's not crime smashing windows and stealing TVs and shoes is how you fix racism.
 
2020-10-17 7:03:15 PM  
4 votes:

duppy: The pandemic may be part of it, but I'm gonna guess both "emboldened racist nutbags" and "administration bloodthirsty enough to cackle about a quarter-million deaths" also figure prominently for a lot of buyers.

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yes and unchecked riots have nothing to do with it
 
2020-10-17 6:52:11 PM  
4 votes:
Gesundheit

ifiwerearichman I'd get anicesetofwheels before I got gunsgunsguns.
 
2020-10-18 8:34:46 AM  
3 votes:

RTOGUY: jjorsett: duppy: The pandemic may be part of it, but I'm gonna guess both "emboldened racist nutbags" and "administration bloodthirsty enough to cackle about a quarter-million deaths" also figure prominently for a lot of buyers.

[Fark user image image 362x202]

I'm sure riots, looting, burning, and sharp increases in crime had nothing whatsoever to do with it.

It's not crime smashing windows and stealing TVs and shoes is how you fix racism.


Ya never see looters stealing work boots
 
2020-10-18 3:50:44 AM  
3 votes:

JAGChem82: deadsanta: Yeah Blacks getting massacred buy guns, so Hispanics and Asians figure they're probably next, also buy guns, and then white people see all the POC buying guns...

Pretty much just the way the NRA and manufacturers wanted it to turn out.

I get the gist of your post, but far too many liberals, until this year, have stayed away from guns/firearms ownership out of a false belief of what gun ownership means.

D pols think that the only gun owners that exist are a bunch of Cletus Confederates in camo and they actively discourage their constituents from participating in the 2A responsibly. I'm not saying they need to go air commercials with them showing off their 9 mm or AR-15, but stop letting them control the narrative about firearms ownership.


Gun ownership means owning a gun.  It means making it many times more likely that someone in your home will die from gun violence while also making it more likely you will die from a home invasion (when the intruder gets your gun) than if you didn't have a gun (which is no more or less likely to occur just because you own a gun).  It also means giving my money to a third party that makes guns and ammunition as well as the time and effort to care and maintain a weapon in proper condition.  None of that makes me safer, just poorer and more stressed.
 
2020-10-17 9:53:44 PM  
3 votes:
Guns Guns Guns
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2020-10-17 9:38:22 PM  
3 votes:
People who buy guns in an emergency think that everyone else is as terrible as they are.
 
2020-10-17 8:52:25 PM  
3 votes:
Yeah Blacks getting massacred buy guns, so Hispanics and Asians figure they're probably next, also buy guns, and then white people see all the POC buying guns...

Pretty much just the way the NRA and manufacturers wanted it to turn out.
 
2020-10-17 8:20:35 PM  
3 votes:

g.fro: Kit Fister: SwiftFox: Just the standard  reminder again for the new folks:

Rule one: It's loaded

This is why I'm all in favor of requiring training.

Basic firearm safety training should be required the same way sex-ed should be required.

If it were up to me, both would be mandatory high school classes.


You're going to MAKE kids handle guns? Seriously?
 
2020-10-17 8:02:51 PM  
3 votes:
berylman: Worst Motley Crue inspired shooting range song evar

But it keeps the strippers there nimble...
 
2020-10-17 7:08:54 PM  
3 votes:

Xai: [Fark user image image 320x180]

One of the best villains and arguably the character that made the robocop such a good film.


He doesn't need guns when he can put a foot in your ass.
 
2020-10-18 1:02:35 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-10-18 10:15:21 AM  
2 votes:
deplorable cowards, clinging.
 
2020-10-18 1:59:03 AM  
2 votes:
People love to call California "Commiefornia" but seem to have this pretty stupid notion the libby libs there aren't armed.
You want to know the difference between a liberal gun owner and a conservative gun owner?

-the conservative won't shut up about how many rounds of ammo they have or how full their gun safe is.
 
2020-10-18 12:12:08 AM  
2 votes:

Bslim: The United States is populated by idiots who think E V E R Y T H I N Gcan be solved with a gun.


Yep.
But, to be fair, killing people has worked for them for 200+ years.
Sort of.
But, then again, there are people that think slaves work.
Again, sort of.
We like the idiot stupid gambler that only focuses on the wins. While be negative over the long haul.
 
2020-10-18 12:09:04 AM  
2 votes:
Aside from blowing away another asshole with a gun, what good have guns done for the citizens of the USA?
 
2020-10-17 11:36:01 PM  
2 votes:

djslowdive: Fire Fire Fire! (Queue Nitzer Ebb song here)


Beavis corrupting stupid youth, imho
 
2020-10-17 10:00:19 PM  
2 votes:

Trik: I didn't expect so many liberals to surrender their beliefs and values so easily.


Seems to me they're learning the error of their previous positions.

Isn't that what liberals are supposed to be all about?
 
2020-10-17 9:18:49 PM  
2 votes:

AmbassadorBooze: Just outlaw guns in CA.  Problem solved.


Just outlaw abortion.
Problem solved.
 
2020-10-17 8:33:37 PM  
2 votes:
Just outlaw guns in CA.  Problem solved.
 
2020-10-17 8:29:39 PM  
2 votes:
Look at the bright side. People wont be dying from COVID.
 
2020-10-17 8:21:19 PM  
2 votes:
Libby lib lib here. I'd far rather have the tools and not need them, then vice-versa. Wanted to get a rifle as well, but I was happy to settle on a 45 chambered XDM and a Mossberg 590A1. Full disclosure, I used to shoot when I was younger.

CC is a state right where I live here in Maine, so there was no filling out any extra paperwork. Picked up a Galco Miami II harness which fits nicely, and more importantly is safe to use. The 590A1 lives in this, so there's no questions when I'm headed out to the range to practice: 

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2020-10-17 8:01:42 PM  
2 votes:

duppy: Earguy: No, 11,000 Californians bought 10 guns each.

Pretty sure they come in 12-gun blister packs at Costco


To be fair, my last 3 did come in blister packs, but no multi-packs

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2020-10-17 7:52:52 PM  
2 votes:

GrizzlyPouch: duppy:

"Emboldened racist nut bags"

I guess you could pretend things like the Charleston, South Carolina shooting are common (they aren't)

Or you could recognize there were 440 murders just in Chicago between January and July of 2020....none of which were committed by white supremacists.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcch​icago.com/news/local/chicago-homicides​-rose-by-139-percent-from-last-july-of​ficials-say/2315318/%3famp

What do you think all those emboldened individuals who bought the guns for racist reasons are doing with the guns? Doesn't look like they're using them on other people?


I can promise you no one bought a gun from a gun shop in Chicago last year.
 
2020-10-17 7:47:01 PM  
2 votes:
No, 11,000 Californians bought 10 guns each.
 
2020-10-17 7:33:49 PM  
2 votes:

ChuckRoddy: Well, defund the police, what the hell do you expect?

911 LITERALLY have been telling people "you're on your own, do what you have to."


I'd expect them to stop beating up black people carrying signs and respond to your 911 call.
 
2020-10-17 7:31:39 PM  
2 votes:
My Son and Daughter bought me a gun for Father's day. Ammo has been sold out all 3 times I went to buy some. The range only had target rounds. I expected Bass Pro, Schiells, or Cabella's to have some...nope. All sold out of 45 rounds.
 
2020-10-17 7:21:53 PM  
2 votes:
Friday night and I need a fight
My motorcycle and a switchblade knife
Won't be nearly enough firepower
I feel the need for a gunpowder shower
With those GUNS GUNS GUNS
AK-47 and an M16
GUNS GUNS GUNS
 
2020-10-17 7:21:45 PM  
2 votes:

Bslim: The United States is populated by idiots who think E V E R Y T H I N Gcan be solved with a gun.


You know in Switzerland all men fit for service between 18 and 34 are actually given guns by the government and taught how to use them.  But you know those crazy Europeans, they're more backwoods than the average Mississippian

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.busi​n​essinsider.com/switzerland-gun-laws-ra​tes-of-gun-deaths-2018-2%3famp
 
2020-10-17 7:16:16 PM  
2 votes:
Is there anywhere I can rent a C-RAM for my front yard for the next few months?
 
2020-10-17 7:13:43 PM  
2 votes:
It's so they can shoot the virus.
 
2020-10-17 7:13:11 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah. The right wingers will start crying about the 2nd amendment when liberals have guns.

/fark you nazis. You know who you are.
 
2020-10-17 7:09:24 PM  
2 votes:

duppy: The pandemic may be part of it, but I'm gonna guess both "emboldened racist nutbags" and "administration bloodthirsty enough to cackle about a quarter-million deaths" also figure prominently for a lot of buyers.

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I'm sure riots, looting, burning, and sharp increases in crime had nothing whatsoever to do with it.
 
2020-10-17 7:05:56 PM  
2 votes:
"About 110,000 Californians have bought a gun since the coronavirus arrived, study says"

First, a "study." Not science.

Second, buying guns has nothing to do with the corona. Even the most dimwitted person knows that a gun won't protect you from infection.

So... why are people buying guns?
 
2020-10-17 7:05:09 PM  
2 votes:

edmo: Now, suppose you're in a restaurant and a bunch people refuse to adhere to social distancing...

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A great movie!
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-10-17 4:20:06 PM  
2 votes:
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One of the best villains and arguably the character that made the robocop such a good film.
 
2020-10-18 10:04:29 PM  
1 vote:

Braggi: So gun manufacturers created Covid to boost gun sales


No, sales were doing just fine.

Distributors/wholesalers/retailers manufactured the riots to boost gun prices.  The the ammo guys got jealous and followed along.
 
2020-10-18 8:25:29 PM  
1 vote:
So gun manufacturers created Covid to boost gun sales
 
2020-10-18 7:56:51 PM  
1 vote:

Dewey Fidalgo: In a way it is bit of a refutation.  As I said, for the majority of Swiss, freedom to travel freely in the Schengen zone mattered more than "never give an inch" on their gun freedoms.

But I think you are one of those farkers that can chew of pages of comments, so I'll bow out now.


So what you're saying is America is never getting into the Schengen zone?
 
2020-10-18 1:59:42 PM  
1 vote:

g.fro: Dewey Fidalgo: ...

Sigh, obviously Switzerland wasn't that concerned when they voted, by 64% to enact stricter gun control.  So, from now on, when gun humpers say "but, but...Switzerland", they need to update their talking points.

Switzerland's "stricter gun-control laws" wouldn't put it in the 25 most-restrictive US states.


Perhaps....

My point is that gun humpers like to point to Switzerland using articles that are older than the new laws.  Or acknowledge that the Swiss population valued it's freedom of movement more than it gun freedoms.

(And before you start chewing the "gun grabber" BS, we own several long guns, (shotguns and rifles).   This country has a serious collective mental illness regarding guns.
 
2020-10-18 1:05:58 PM  
1 vote:

GrizzlyPouch: Dewey Fidalgo: bfh0417: GrizzlyPouch: Bslim: The United States is populated by idiots who think E V E R Y T H I N Gcan be solved with a gun.

You know in Switzerland all men fit for service between 18 and 34 are actually given guns by the government and taught how to use them.  But you know those crazy Europeans, they're more backwoods than the average Mississippian

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.busin​essinsider.com/switzerland-gun-laws-ra​tes-of-gun-deaths-2018-2%3famp

And?

That was from 2018.   In 2019 Switzerland tightened it's gun laws.   64% of the Swiss prefer to be able to travel freely than take the "cold dead hands" stance.

https://qz.com/1623173/switzerland-app​roves-stricter-gun-laws-in-light-of-ne​w-eu-rules/

So in r esponse to the 2015 Paris terrorists attacks?  That's Paris, France where gun ownership was already illegal unless a person had "a hunting license or a shooting sport license"

You know why those weren't the 2015 Geneva terrorist attacks (for example)?

Because the terrorists knew there was a lot less of a chance that anybody would shoot back to stop them in Paris.

Like somebody said earlier, Chicago already heavily restricts gun ownership. Sure doesn't prevent gun crimes from happening though does it?  You know what does?  Gun ownership.


Sigh, obviously Switzerland wasn't that concerned when they voted, by 64% to enact stricter gun control.  So, from now on, when gun humpers say "but, but...Switzerland", they need to update their talking points.
 
2020-10-18 6:38:30 AM  
1 vote:

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: duppy: The pandemic may be part of it, but I'm gonna guess both "emboldened racist nutbags" and "administration bloodthirsty enough to cackle about a quarter-million deaths" also figure prominently for a lot of buyers.

[Fark user image 362x202]

Not to mention the word "Boogaloo" getting tossed around a lot...


🙃
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2020-10-18 4:01:24 AM  
1 vote:
deadsanta:

Can you cite any examples of a guy without a gun breaking into somebody's home and then using that persons gun to harm the homeowner?

Just think about the chain of events that would have to take place for that to happen:

Unarmed guy breaks in.  Some sort of situation (?) occurs where guy breaking in discovers a gun (Keep in mind he doesn't know where it's located) before the homeowner (who does know where the gun is) has a chance to use it.

As opposed to the guy breaking  in just, you know, running away.

Do you really think things like that happen?
 
2020-10-18 1:19:11 AM  
1 vote:

Znuh: Libby lib lib here. I'd far rather have the tools and not need them, then vice-versa. Wanted to get a rifle as well, but I was happy to settle on a 45 chambered XDM and a Mossberg 590A1. Full disclosure, I used to shoot when I was younger.

CC is a state right where I live here in Maine, so there was no filling out any extra paperwork. Picked up a Galco Miami II harness which fits nicely, and more importantly is safe to use. The 590A1 lives in this, so there's no questions when I'm headed out to the range to practice: 

[thefirearmblog.com image 660x312]


Do you own a windbag wedge wheel alignment tool.

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/if we are talking about tools you will never need
 
2020-10-17 11:27:58 PM  
1 vote:

OgreMagi: g.fro: Kit Fister: SwiftFox: Just the standard  reminder again for the new folks:

Rule one: It's loaded

This is why I'm all in favor of requiring training.

Basic firearm safety training should be required the same way sex-ed should be required.

If it were up to me, both would be mandatory high school classes.

It used to common for schools to teach basic firearms and have shooting competitions with other schools.  I'm all for bringing that back.


Schools also used to teach archery and have woodshop.  We need to bring all of it back.

There is much to learn from shooting a bow, or building a chair.
 
2020-10-17 11:20:37 PM  
1 vote:

bfh0417: Your Hind Brain: Yeah. The right wingers will start crying about the 2nd amendment when liberals have guns.

/fark you nazis. You know who you are.

Not even close. The Right will say "Look, even the lefties are buying guns."


The basic attitude of the gun groups I participate in is, "good, but I hope they get some training".  All too often panic buyers get a gun, never get training or go to the range, then stuff it in a box in the back of the closet, completely unsecured.  In a few years they'll trade it for a $50 Target gift card at the local police gun buyback program.  It looks good on the news, but doesn't do a thing about the guns the criminals possess.
 
2020-10-17 11:18:50 PM  
1 vote:
God idea since the cops are abandoning their posts en masse because they got called out on their shiatty behavior.
 
2020-10-17 11:15:51 PM  
1 vote:

g.fro: Kit Fister: SwiftFox: Just the standard  reminder again for the new folks:

Rule one: It's loaded

This is why I'm all in favor of requiring training.

Basic firearm safety training should be required the same way sex-ed should be required.

If it were up to me, both would be mandatory high school classes.


It used to common for schools to teach basic firearms and have shooting competitions with other schools.  I'm all for bringing that back.
 
2020-10-17 11:14:10 PM  
1 vote:

wruley: My Son and Daughter bought me a gun for Father's day. Ammo has been sold out all 3 times I went to buy some. The range only had target rounds. I expected Bass Pro, Schiells, or Cabella's to have some...nope. All sold out of 45 rounds.


I haven't bought ammo since last year, before this mess got going.  Fortunately, I have plenty of .45 ACP on hand and don't need to pay the inflated prices when it is available, so I'm good.

But answer the important question.  What did they get you?
 
2020-10-17 10:46:09 PM  
1 vote:

bfh0417: Your Hind Brain: Yeah. The right wingers will start crying about the 2nd amendment when liberals have guns.

/fark you nazis. You know who you are.

Not even close. The Right will say "Look, even the lefties are buying guns."


Very close, when the right start screaming "antifa".....and a gun happened to be involved.
 
2020-10-17 10:12:32 PM  
1 vote:

bfh0417: GrizzlyPouch: Bslim: The United States is populated by idiots who think E V E R Y T H I N Gcan be solved with a gun.

You know in Switzerland all men fit for service between 18 and 34 are actually given guns by the government and taught how to use them.  But you know those crazy Europeans, they're more backwoods than the average Mississippian

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.busin​essinsider.com/switzerland-gun-laws-ra​tes-of-gun-deaths-2018-2%3famp

And?


That was from 2018.   In 2019 Switzerland tightened it's gun laws.   64% of the Swiss prefer to be able to travel freely than take the "cold dead hands" stance.

https://qz.com/1623173/switzerland-ap​p​roves-stricter-gun-laws-in-light-of-ne​w-eu-rules/
 
2020-10-17 10:04:12 PM  
1 vote:

GrizzlyPouch: Bslim: The United States is populated by idiots who think E V E R Y T H I N Gcan be solved with a gun.

You know in Switzerland all men fit for service between 18 and 34 are actually given guns by the government and taught how to use them.  But you know those crazy Europeans, they're more backwoods than the average Mississippian

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.busin​essinsider.com/switzerland-gun-laws-ra​tes-of-gun-deaths-2018-2%3famp


And?
 
2020-10-17 10:01:29 PM  
1 vote:

Your Hind Brain: Yeah. The right wingers will start crying about the 2nd amendment when liberals have guns.

/fark you nazis. You know who you are.


Not even close. The Right will say "Look, even the lefties are buying guns."
 
2020-10-17 9:50:57 PM  
1 vote:

Trik: I didn't expect so many liberals to surrender their beliefs and values so easily.


Liberal does not equal pacifist. Never has
 
2020-10-17 9:25:47 PM  
1 vote:

wruley: My Son and Daughter bought me a gun for Father's day. Ammo has been sold out all 3 times I went to buy some. The range only had target rounds. I expected Bass Pro, Schiells, or Cabella's to have some...nope. All sold out of 45 rounds.


That's the problem. I want to go shooting, but ammo is as scarce as an honest Republican nowadays.
 
2020-10-17 9:12:04 PM  
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jmr61: g.fro: Kit Fister: SwiftFox: Just the standard  reminder again for the new folks:

Rule one: It's loaded

This is why I'm all in favor of requiring training.

Basic firearm safety training should be required the same way sex-ed should be required.

If it were up to me, both would be mandatory high school classes.

You're going to MAKE kids handle guns? Seriously?


I'm a controlled/safe environment, yes.

I shot my first firearm when I was 6 or 7....a .22 rifle on my Grandpa's property.

/Parents never owned firearms.
//Bought my first one when I was 18 and still in high school.
 
2020-10-17 9:11:31 PM  
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deadsanta: Yeah Blacks getting massacred buy guns, so Hispanics and Asians figure they're probably next, also buy guns, and then white people see all the POC buying guns...

Pretty much just the way the NRA and manufacturers wanted it to turn out.


I get the gist of your post, but far too many liberals, until this year, have stayed away from guns/firearms ownership out of a false belief of what gun ownership means.

D pols think that the only gun owners that exist are a bunch of Cletus Confederates in camo and they actively discourage their constituents from participating in the 2A responsibly. I'm not saying they need to go air commercials with them showing off their 9 mm or AR-15, but stop letting them control the narrative about firearms ownership.
 
2020-10-17 8:54:23 PM  
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Scott Baio is sh*tting himself now.
 
2020-10-17 8:53:23 PM  
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2020-10-17 8:52:30 PM  
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It's a damn shame California's firearm laws are so awful.
 
2020-10-17 8:35:44 PM  
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I Browse: The Pope of Manwich Village: I'm not going to lie, I thought about getting a gun. I didn't, but I thought about it longer than ever thought I would. It's stupid, but shiat goes through your head sometimes.


I thought about it too. In fact, my wife and I had a long conversation about getting a gun. But like you, in the end, we decided it wasn't worth it.

I'll just rely on good old fashioned fisticuffs to protect myself, like I've done all my life. True, my fists can't stop bullets. But they'll give you one hell of a shiner and a bloody nose!


As seen in in both Kenosha and Denver, add a gun and things get more complicated.
 
2020-10-17 8:17:31 PM  
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SirDigbyChickenCaesar: duppy: The pandemic may be part of it, but I'm gonna guess both "emboldened racist nutbags" and "administration bloodthirsty enough to cackle about a quarter-million deaths" also figure prominently for a lot of buyers.

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yes and unchecked riots have nothing to do with it


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2020-10-17 8:04:45 PM  
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redmid17: GrizzlyPouch: duppy:

"Emboldened racist nut bags"

I guess you could pretend things like the Charleston, South Carolina shooting are common (they aren't)

Or you could recognize there were 440 murders just in Chicago between January and July of 2020....none of which were committed by white supremacists.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcch​icago.com/news/local/chicago-homicides​-rose-by-139-percent-from-last-july-of​ficials-say/2315318/%3famp

What do you think all those emboldened individuals who bought the guns for racist reasons are doing with the guns? Doesn't look like they're using them on other people?

I can promise you no one bought a gun from a gun shop in Chicago last year.


Exactly my point.  Not sure why subby (and some commenters) is trying to pretend Californians buying guns is some kind of problem

(It's not the legally purchased ones anybody should worry about)
 
2020-10-17 8:00:36 PM  
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Yeah. A long time ago back in the early fark days, there was someone called (*). He dozed a lot. Made the mistake of posting a pic holding a gun of some sort. Yes, the pic was abused (photo shopped).
 
2020-10-17 7:53:37 PM  
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I grew up in Montana in a big family of hunters on both sides, mostly the menfolk, but because my mom wouldn't allow guns in the house and my dad wasn't a big hunting fan anyway, I subsequently never really got into it.

At the same time, I have a lot of respect for my hunter family members because they do it the right way - all of them get proper firearm training at a very young age, they self-police themselves on proper gun safety, especially my uncles, if you even think of acting stupid around a gun, they will bring down the hammer, which is being ostracized from the group until you not only repent, but become a proper teacher yourself. My cousin was basically banned from hunting with his brothers for two years for some stupid shiat when he was a kid and now, to see him grown up, after learning his lesson and accepting his punishment and with his own boys showing them the right way is really cool.

They also follow all the rules, are respectful of the land they hunt on - which is usually private ranch land where they need to build trust and rapport with the land owners - and they eat what they kill. If the shiat hit the fan, I'd head over to their place and hunker down.

I don't like guns at all, but I also live 3 miles from where George Floyd was killed. I'm not going to lie, I thought about getting a gun. I didn't, but I thought about it longer than ever thought I would. It's stupid, but shiat goes through your head sometimes.
 
2020-10-17 7:39:32 PM  
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con_fuse9: Now personally, I've never had a need or want for an assault style rifle, but they seem to be getting harder and harder to get in my state.


Well yeah, there's a reason that select-fire weapons that give you the option to choose between burst and full-auto would be hard to get, in any state.
/I know what you meant.
 
2020-10-17 7:35:42 PM  
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wruley: My Son and Daughter bought me a gun for Father's day. Ammo has been sold out all 3 times I went to buy some. The range only had target rounds. I expected Bass Pro, Schiells, or Cabella's to have some...nope. All sold out of 45 rounds.


I managed to snag four boxes of 45-70 today I'm now ready for anything up to and including velociraptor attack.
 
2020-10-17 7:02:04 PM  
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"About 110,000 Californians have bought a gun since the coronavirus arrived, study says"

Is that all? That's .3% of the population, and half of them already owned guns?
 
2020-10-17 5:21:26 PM  
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Only 110K this year?

I suppose in California they think that's a lot but they have a long way to go to catch up with Texas...
 
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