Lyberal pearl-clutching and skirt-hiking to follow.
Lyberal pearl-clutching and skirt-hiking to follow.
Good for him. God Bless AMerica and law abiding men like him.
Last edited by SalisburySage; 01-18-2013 at 10:13 PM.
Imagine he fancies himself quite the hero. Frightening people at a Penneys. Gosh bet he's a Navy Seal at least, the bravery. And this wasn't the first time he braved the dangers of the foodcourt, the escalator, the perfume spritzer--he is man among men.
Not to mention a PR genius. Nothing says gun owners are totally responsible and reasonable like sashaying thru a dept store with a gun strapped to your back and another on yr hip.
It's not possible I'm this smart. So I can only conclude this guy and his fans are ice cream cone mashed into the forehead stupid.
Last edited by ms maggie; 01-18-2013 at 08:30 PM.
I must have missed the part in the Second Amendment where people get to walk around flagging people with their rifle.
I'm having a hard time with this after reading an article in the Danbury News Times today. Noah's mother talked about how her son's jaw and left hand were blown off by bullets from an assault rifle. I simply cannot see why any civilian should have such easy access to such a gun. You certainly wouldn't use it for hunting, as it would blow your meat to pieces. A handgun works just fine for protection. What, then, is the purpose?
It's to punch your man card or something, at least according to the ads.
I'm just going to stand here with my rifle slung improperly at a nearly horizontal position while standing next to this dude. Totally cool.
It's okay, he was in the "military":
My money's on Air Force, and not the PJs or SFs. Hard core tactical warrior.Kelley said heís a former member of the military and alerted police in advance that he would be carrying the weapon, which he identified as an unloaded AR-15. He was also carrying a Glock 19c on his hip.
He said he received positive reactions from people who spotted him.
Local law enforcement authorities said they didnít receive any calls related to the incident or any notice from Kelley, Riverdale City Police Lieutenant James Ebert said.
Great flagging, bro! I know I trust some random dude when he says his rifle is "unloaded" and pointing at people.
And seriously, a compensated 9mm? Who brings a competition pistol to a gunfight?
First, you display your ignorance of "assault rifle" with the first sentence. Many people use AR's for hunting everything from varmints to deer. They are becoming more popular for hunting every year. If it doesn't go against your sensibilities check out a few hunting or shooting magazines and you will find articles verifying this.
An AR in .223 caliber would not "blow your meat to pieces". It fires a .22 caliber bullet (usually around 50 grains) which, even with high velocity, can only do so much damage to game meat. Meat will only be "blown to pieces" if you seriously overgun for the game, such as using a.375 H&H Magnum soft point (which is around 270 grains) for whitetail deer.
As for a handgun working fine for protection, yes thay can. I agree. However, if someone wants to have a AR 15 for home defense why shouldn't they. It's their home so it should be their choice of firearm. I have friend with a farm in rural WV who raises cattle. There are coyotes and feral dogs where he lives. So are you saying he should only be allowed to use a handgun to defend his livestock? If he hears his cattle in distress he can protect them much better with an AR than a handgun. Yes, he could use some other hunting rifle but if he prefers an AR shouldn't that be his choice?
It has a purpose.
Being able to operate a piece of machinery that a child can use doesn't make you a man.
The only clear advantage men have over women is the ability to acquire strength through training.
Unless you can squat at least 400 pounds for reps I question your "manliness".
This idiot who walked through a mall with a rifle strapped to his back is not smart enough to own a weapon. It is guys such as him that make the pro gun control people stand up and say WTH?
The "high powered" on the other hand, is misused here and by others. What would be an example of a "low powered" weapon? The power typically comes from the cartridges used, not the gun itself. A good example would be a .44 magnum revolver - something that Dirty Harry movies made out to be, from the movie quotes - (btw, not the best way to get your firearms knowledge) "the most powerful handgun in the world" (not even close) and also "blow your head clean off" (also no). This "most powerful handgun in the world" has very little power when used with cowboy action rounds. Yet, the same gun could be adequately powerful with rounds designed for protection from grizzly bears.
Portraying what is marketed as "assault weapons" as powerful is ridiculous. What defines them as assault weapons is politics. In reality, these are poor choices for most hunting because they are not sufficiently powerful. They could be reasonable choices for home defense, especially because the stocks are equipped with pistol grips and the calibers are known for light recoil - which might be useful to small women and those sensitive to higher recoil. I wonder if Adam Lanza's mother chose that gun for those characteristics.
Don't fall into the trap of assuming facts not in evidence just because politicians have at various times defined assault weapons by their color, composition, or presence of bayonet lugs or flash suppressors (how many mass bayonetings have occurred?).
The key is to keep any weapons from the wrong hands. Unfortunately, human nature being what it is, talk about banning consumer products always encourages mass stockpiling (and inflation). It would be a shame if the well-meaning, but careless discussion about taking away rights from the law-abiding among us has the unintentional consequence of making it easier for more criminals and insane to take them from their owners.
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