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2022-07-03 2:45:20 PM  
Stay classy, Lisbon.
 
2022-07-03 2:51:23 PM  
Keep Portland Weird
 
2022-07-03 3:17:50 PM  
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2022-07-03 7:14:03 PM  
The guns pose a safety risk to officers and residents due to the obvious fact they could be mistaken for real weapons, the police department said.

That is a fascinating spin the dangers of guns justifying confiscation.
 
2022-07-03 8:03:33 PM  

edmo: The guns pose a safety risk to officers and residents due to the obvious fact they could be mistaken for real weapons, the police department said.

That is a fascinating spin the dangers of guns justifying confiscation.


It only applies to replicas, of course. Real guns are fine.
 
2022-07-03 8:08:07 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 500x275]


Now, Fark Off!
 
2022-07-03 8:08:26 PM  
Hmm, it's interesting that the kid in the picture is of a certain color that is likely not a shade of Nazi.
 
2022-07-03 8:12:29 PM  

edmo: The guns pose a safety risk to officers and residents due to the obvious fact they could be mistaken for real weapons, the police department said.

That is a fascinating spin the dangers of guns justifying confiscation.


But if it had been a real gun the 2a would have put far more constraints on their actions.
 
2022-07-03 8:12:56 PM  
FTFA: "Some companies produce air rifles and pistols that look identical to the type of weapons used to kill adults and children in mass shootings..."

They don't look identical. Mostly they are painted orange on the end of the barrel. But if you are dumb enough to remove the orange (I've seen that), or to paint orange on the end of the barrel of a real gun, you deserve whatever happens to you.
 
2022-07-03 8:13:29 PM  
This can't be true. I've been told by conservatives that Black Lives Matter and AnTEEfa burned Portland to the ground two years ago.
 
2022-07-03 8:16:01 PM  
Umm, I know common sense isn't common, but why make a pellet gun look like an assult rifle? Are you trying to get kids killed, not only by police, but by the other 10 year olds with real guns?
 
2022-07-03 8:16:08 PM  

Russ1642: Marcus Aurelius: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 500x275]

Now, Fark Off!


But he got the ones with extra loud blanks.  In case they need to deafen them to death.
 
2022-07-03 8:18:14 PM  
My older brother is blind in one thanks to a pellet gun and the kid that shot him.
 
2022-07-03 8:23:10 PM  
Sounds like the parents who gave him the gun were hoping for a retro-active abortion by cop.
 
2022-07-03 8:23:52 PM  
 a proud child, hence the police responding
 
2022-07-03 8:26:31 PM  

WastrelWay: FTFA: "Some companies produce air rifles and pistols that look identical to the type of weapons used to kill adults and children in mass shootings..."

They don't look identical. Mostly they are painted orange on the end of the barrel. But if you are dumb enough to remove the orange (I've seen that), or to paint orange on the end of the barrel of a real gun, you deserve whatever happens to you.


Or we could, you know, hold the manufacturers responsible for anything bad that happens.   Idiot USAF buddy of mine back when had a Jeep CJ-3 with a mock 50 cal mounted on the back.   He apparently spent quit a bit on it, but the very first time he tried to go on base with it, the guards stopped him and said Hell No.   SO he took it back and "all sales are final".    Play stupid games ...
 
2022-07-03 8:27:30 PM  
Why would any 10 year old want something so bulky? When I was 10, we had airgun fights in the forest. Saturday, after the cartoons were finished, we took to the streets, armed to the teeth. The game was called Predator, but the reality was closer to The Most Dangerous Game. The dude who had the pistol was usually the last to get hit, but that was only because his friend's older sister was smoking hot. But it was the 80s, and the cops were only murdering children playing Laser Tag.
 
2022-07-03 8:28:42 PM  
Who lets a 10 year old run wild with a pellet gun?
 
2022-07-03 8:31:52 PM  
You know what... I never let my kids play with any kind of gun not even the squirt gun... We did have an awesome hot wheels track... But nobody just laid people with the hot wheels track OK some got smacked with them, but not in my house...
Guns are for losers.
 
2022-07-03 8:33:01 PM  
I warned Portland PD before I left last month. Sometimes you can tell, even when the kid is really young.

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2022-07-03 8:33:09 PM  

tasteme: Umm, I know common sense isn't common, but why make a pellet gun look like an assult rifle? Are you trying to get kids killed, not only by police, but by the other 10 year olds with real guns?


Its not a replica of anything real, but I have a paintball gun that if you strip off then barrel, hopper and tank I have seen used as a SMG in films.

I'm not disagreeing with you on why make replicas, just saying to some degree form follows function and a gun is going to look like a gun.
 
2022-07-03 8:33:48 PM  

iheartscotch: Who lets a 10 year old run wild with a pellet gun?


<about to buy my oldest a pellet gun for his 9th birthday>
 
2022-07-03 8:35:12 PM  

Thoreny: Keep Portland Weird


I was assuming the kid was black, but it says no arrests were made and no charges have been filed... so... I am a bit confused to this story.

Someone firing what appears to be a real gun at passers-by and no one got hurt? No one got arrested? This is a weird one.
 
2022-07-03 8:41:55 PM  

Stud Gerbil: WastrelWay: FTFA: "Some companies produce air rifles and pistols that look identical to the type of weapons used to kill adults and children in mass shootings..."

They don't look identical. Mostly they are painted orange on the end of the barrel. But if you are dumb enough to remove the orange (I've seen that), or to paint orange on the end of the barrel of a real gun, you deserve whatever happens to you.

Or we could, you know, hold the manufacturers responsible for anything bad that happens.   Idiot USAF buddy of mine back when had a Jeep CJ-3 with a mock 50 cal mounted on the back.   He apparently spent quit a bit on it, but the very first time he tried to go on base with it, the guards stopped him and said Hell No.   SO he took it back and "all sales are final".    Play stupid games ...


Uh.Yeah
 
2022-07-03 8:42:27 PM  

functionisalwaystaken: iheartscotch: Who lets a 10 year old run wild with a pellet gun?

<about to buy my oldest a pellet gun for his 9th birthday>


Hopefully you will sober up before you do that.
 
2022-07-03 8:42:48 PM  

iheartscotch: Who lets a 10 year old run wild with a pellet gun?


I rode my 3 wheeler all over creation with a 12 gauge. Nobody batted an eye. That was in 80s Mississippi, though.
 
2022-07-03 8:44:09 PM  

functionisalwaystaken: iheartscotch: Who lets a 10 year old run wild with a pellet gun?

<about to buy my oldest a pellet gun for his 9th birthday>


Make sure to teach them proper gun safety.

One of my friend's grandson died last year, due to an accidental discharge to the chest at point blank range.

... and then a day or two later, I'm watching the Chris Rock season of Fargo, and there was an accidental pellet gun scene in it... so I texted her to warn her son and daughter-in-law not to watch it
 
2022-07-03 8:44:16 PM  

WastrelWay: FTFA: "Some companies produce air rifles and pistols that look identical to the type of weapons used to kill adults and children in mass shootings..."

They don't look identical. Mostly they are painted orange on the end of the barrel. But if you are dumb enough to remove the orange (I've seen that), or to paint orange on the end of the barrel of a real gun, you deserve whatever happens to you.


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Close enough? It might not be legal in the US, but other markets allow models without orange barrels.
 
2022-07-03 8:48:34 PM  

olorin604: I'm not disagreeing with you on why make replicas, just saying to some degree form follows function and a gun is going to look like a gun.


Sigh. You're right. We might as well make the best of it.
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2022-07-03 8:48:37 PM  

Dodo David: functionisalwaystaken: iheartscotch: Who lets a 10 year old run wild with a pellet gun?

<about to buy my oldest a pellet gun for his 9th birthday>

Hopefully you will sober up before you do that.


I will sober up and then remove the one I put in the cart for myself.

Then still buy his.
 
2022-07-03 8:51:54 PM  

Dodo David: functionisalwaystaken: iheartscotch: Who lets a 10 year old run wild with a pellet gun?

<about to buy my oldest a pellet gun for his 9th birthday>

Hopefully you will sober up before you do that.


I got a bb gun around that age, and the consequences of misusing it would have been swift and sure. It was treated the same as my dad's real guns.

I had to carry that bb gun dove hunting for a couple years, without giving anyone any doubt that I was being safe with it, before I was able to carry a single shot 20 gauge...where the process starts again.

Now I like shooting it at the backyard propane tank because it makes a really satisfying sound.
 
2022-07-03 8:52:51 PM  

functionisalwaystaken: Dodo David: functionisalwaystaken: iheartscotch: Who lets a 10 year old run wild with a pellet gun?

<about to buy my oldest a pellet gun for his 9th birthday>

Hopefully you will sober up before you do that.

I will sober up and then remove the one I put in the cart for myself.

Then still buy his.


That's more like it. You are supposed to get a flamethrower for yourself.
 
2022-07-03 8:55:09 PM  

tasteme: olorin604: I'm not disagreeing with you on why make replicas, just saying to some degree form follows function and a gun is going to look like a gun.

Sigh. You're right. We might as well make the best of it.
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Honestly, if makers of real guns weren't being dumb as fark and making guns look like toys. I think that would be ideal. But makers of real guns are making them look like toys and makers of toy guns are going for "authenticity"
 
2022-07-03 8:58:58 PM  

tasteme: olorin604: I'm not disagreeing with you on why make replicas, just saying to some degree form follows function and a gun is going to look like a gun.

Sigh. You're right. We might as well make the best of it.
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2022-07-03 9:02:44 PM  

Kiler: My older brother is blind in one thanks to a pellet gun and the kid that shot him.


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2022-07-03 9:04:09 PM  

Ivo Shandor: tasteme: olorin604: I'm not disagreeing with you on why make replicas, just saying to some degree form follows function and a gun is going to look like a gun.

Sigh. You're right. We might as well make the best of it.
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Yup, looks like a gun made to look like a toy. If that's  not a mantle display piece ( for batshiat crazy people) I hope someone gets sued.
 
2022-07-03 9:05:41 PM  

Ivo Shandor: tasteme: olorin604: I'm not disagreeing with you on why make replicas, just saying to some degree form follows function and a gun is going to look like a gun.

Sigh. You're right. We might as well make the best of it.
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Holy shiat. 😳
 
2022-07-03 9:06:04 PM  
olorin604:Honestly, if makers of real guns weren't being dumb as fark and making guns look like toys. I think that would be ideal. But makers of real guns are making them look like toys and makers of toy guns are going for "authenticity"

Again, you're right. How was this missed with new legislation getting passed?
 
2022-07-03 9:06:44 PM  

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Wow. Not surprising, but wow.
 
2022-07-03 9:09:47 PM  

tasteme: olorin604:Honestly, if makers of real guns weren't being dumb as fark and making guns look like toys. I think that would be ideal. But makers of real guns are making them look like toys and makers of toy guns are going for "authenticity"

Again, you're right. How was this missed with new legislation getting passed?


This is one of those places where the internet lack of context Is failing me, I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not.

But I personally think it is a really big deal and should be addressed from both ends.
 
2022-07-03 9:11:12 PM  

functionisalwaystaken: Dodo David: functionisalwaystaken: iheartscotch: Who lets a 10 year old run wild with a pellet gun?

<about to buy my oldest a pellet gun for his 9th birthday>

Hopefully you will sober up before you do that.

I will sober up and then remove the one I put in the cart for myself.

Then still buy his.


You don't already have one? Not even the BB gun from childhood?
 
2022-07-03 9:13:36 PM  

Ivo Shandor: tasteme: olorin604: I'm not disagreeing with you on why make replicas, just saying to some degree form follows function and a gun is going to look like a gun.

Sigh. You're right. We might as well make the best of it.
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I would seriously consider buying that.
 
2022-07-03 9:17:35 PM  

tasteme: Umm, I know common sense isn't common, but why make a pellet gun look like an assult rifle? Are you trying to get kids killed, not only by police, but by the other 10 year olds with real guns?


Because lots of kids would prefer a gun toy that looks like an actual gun.

It isn't unique to guns, kids like to play at being adults and/or things they see in media. And, yes, that often involves guns that look real.
 
2022-07-03 9:17:38 PM  
olorin604:This is one of those places where the internet lack of context Is failing me, I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not.

You found me at one of those rare moments that I wasn't being sarcastic. I knew the problem was bad, but the more I look at it, the worse and worse it seems to become.
 
2022-07-03 9:20:03 PM  

dywed88: Because lots of kids would prefer a gun toy that looks like an actual gun.

It isn't unique to guns, kids like to play at being adults and/or things they see in media. And, yes, that often involves guns that look real.


So, you're saying it's all about money? Jeez. I beginning to think these toy companies are just as bad as cigarette companies.
 
2022-07-03 9:22:11 PM  
I just unloaded hundreds of replica guns from my van today in preparation for a Renaissance Faire..
They don't have orange tips but also don't look like assault rifles or semi auto pistols.

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2022-07-03 9:27:41 PM  

tasteme: Umm, I know common sense isn't common, but why make a pellet gun look like an assult rifle? Are you trying to get kids killed, not only by police, but by the other 10 year olds with real guns?


Because that's what people want to buy.
 
2022-07-03 9:29:00 PM  
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2022-07-03 9:31:02 PM  

BMFPitt: Because that's what people want to buy.


So, you're saying it's all about money? Jeez. I beginning to think these toy companies are just as bad as cigarette companies. (1)
 
2022-07-03 9:31:55 PM  
Like 20 years ago I was shooting a mob movie with some friends and anytime we were outdoors with the replica guns, we made sure to be very conspicuous with the camera setup just in case some trigger happy cop drove by.
 
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