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6574 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Feb 2013 at 11:39 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-04 10:31:22 AM  
2 votes:

Dead for Tax Reasons: Well, it is a bit excessive to have a giant prop video game gun

It feeds into the narrative that people that don't want to get shot by random freepers in fact don't know what they are talking about.
2013-02-05 07:34:11 AM  
1 vote:
MayoSlather: Something yet to be suggested is significantly increasing the price of gun ownership.

Why do you hate black people?

Gun Control and Economic Discrimination:  The Melting Point Case-In-Point

Besides which, that would almost certainly be ruled unconstitutional:  Any tax designed specifically to reduce the number of people who can exercise an enumerated, core Constitutional right would be unconstitutional on its face.
2013-02-04 08:19:45 PM  
1 vote:
There has to be either a willfull suspension of common sense to actually buy into the slippery-slope argument regarding firearms regulation. The last time I checked there are something like 250 million legal firearms owned by American citizens, the per capita rate was like in the high 80's per 100 people owning a firearm?  So I'm supposed to buy into the theory espoused by the same group of people who claim the government isn't competent enough to run anything,that our Federal gov't can organize a massive effort to come take all your guns?

Both sides seem to forget that the majority of the population falls somewhere in the middle of this argument and most of us are just tired of it.  I do own more than one gun, not worried anyone is going to take them.

/Ship has sailed
//Toothpaste is out of the tube
///Can't un-ring that bell
////Guns are here, the gub'ment isn't coming to take them STFU and relax
2013-02-04 02:59:12 PM  
1 vote:

Because People in power are Stupid: dittybopper: The rebuttal presented to the Subcommittee by the Bureau was utterly unconvincing.

Quoting (but not citing) an NRO article in a Fark article relating to some fake science fictiony weapon.


Better watch out the gubbamint is watching....

Actually, here is the entire subcommittee report:


I wasn't quoting an NRO article.  I was quoting *CONGRESS*.
2013-02-04 01:55:11 PM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: Ain't too bright, are they?

Prohibitionists never are.

/But hey, it'll work with guns!
//we swear!
2013-02-04 01:37:08 PM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: Actually, even *BEFORE* the laws were "neutered" in 1986 (at which point they'd only been in effect for 18 years), the ATF didn't really show any interest in going after actual felon-in-possession cases: A congressional investigation found that they made up less than 10% of cases:

well that is a separate issue. maybe the ATF needed a smack upside the head and told to do their farking job instead of worrying about pot heads.
2013-02-04 01:09:10 PM  
1 vote:

UberDave: They can have my Magnetic Accelerator Cannon when they pry it from my cold dead hands.

/And they better look the fark out when I respawn.

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2013-02-04 01:06:44 PM  
1 vote:
He doesn't NEED a giant prop video game gun so why should we legally allow him to have one?  I don't care that he is a law-abiding citizen.  Only politicians and police should have firearms.  We can trust them.

As an aside, I find it hilarious that we're all labelled by the media as being either "pro-gun" or "anti-gun".
2013-02-04 12:17:11 PM  
1 vote:
The real issue is that people are farking stupid.  The way he's holding that 'gun' he would have to have the proportionate strength of an ant.  That gun, if real, would weigh like 120lbs.

Not to mention the farking HALO pictures hung on the wall right behind him.  Any chance to get in some real good confirmation bias about tiny penised overcompensating gun nuts different people tho.
2013-02-04 12:05:44 PM  
1 vote:

hinten: SnarfVader: Dead for Tax Reasons: Apparently this article is blocked whilst using the county courthouse's wifi

The gist of the article is that some anti-gun Facebook page mistook the Halo prop gun in the picture below for a real rifle and posted the picture on their page as an example of gun owners' excess. Hilarity, unfortunately, did not ensue.

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On top of it, poor little fellow is a video game nut, not a gun nut.

According to some gun nuts, that makes him far more dangerous.
2013-02-04 11:57:36 AM  
1 vote:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: dittybopper: Unless, of course, you are visiting the studio where the video game is produced, and then it makes sense.

Yes, but can he prove that he needs it?

All anyone "needs" are air, water, food, and shelter.  These can be provided within a prison.
2013-02-04 11:22:05 AM  
1 vote:

Cythraul: If the size of your gun has a positive correlation to the size of your penis, I'd like to invite this guy to my place for a romantic evening sometime soon.


that's fabulous.

Because People in power are Stupid: It feeds into the narrative that people that don't want to get shot by random freepers in fact don't know what they are talking about.

yeah. i'm generally in favor of a little more careful regulation of firearms than we have right now (and don't give me that "enforce all the existing laws" - the firearms lobby neutered the existing ones, morons). However I think a lot of the people in favor of gun control make horribly ignorant arguments. However their stupidity is always topped by the gun obsessed paranoid delusionals.

but in this case both sides really are bad for once.
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