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Message 1767198 - Posted: 24 Feb 2016, 4:21:53 UTC

I just wanted to say the first post in this thread is not a real story. It is a joke about the autocorrect feature on cell phones. It never happened.

I can't believe no one figured that out. It is a troll post.
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Message 1770681 - Posted: 10 Mar 2016, 5:08:51 UTC - in response to Message 1770669.  

The consequences of being a radical gun rights activist mum.
‘My 4-year-old gets jacked up to target shoot,’
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Gun rights activist shot by 4-year-old son after claiming he was 'jacked up' to fire weapons

Or, Stupid mum leaves things in reach of child, which is what they will likely charge her with.
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Message 1770686 - Posted: 10 Mar 2016, 5:32:10 UTC - in response to Message 1770681.  

The consequences of being a radical gun rights activist mum.
‘My 4-year-old gets jacked up to target shoot,’
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Gun rights activist shot by 4-year-old son after claiming he was 'jacked up' to fire weapons

Or, Stupid mum leaves things in reach of child, which is what they will likely charge her with.

Stupidity? ;-)

And can they lock a person up and throw the key away for that over there? :-D

Obviously her I.Q. isn't above room temperature anyway, but she did shutdown her FB page. LOL

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Message 1770695 - Posted: 10 Mar 2016, 6:24:50 UTC - in response to Message 1770686.  

The consequences of being a radical gun rights activist mum.
‘My 4-year-old gets jacked up to target shoot,’
or
Gun rights activist shot by 4-year-old son after claiming he was 'jacked up' to fire weapons

Or, Stupid mum leaves things in reach of child, which is what they will likely charge her with.

Stupidity? ;-)

And can they lock a person up and throw the key away for that over there? :-D

Yes they can and frequently do. I suspect the official wording would be "child endangerment." After all the kid might have shot himself! (Yes, they can charge you with crimes that might have happened but didn't)
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Message 1770722 - Posted: 10 Mar 2016, 9:22:28 UTC - in response to Message 1770695.  
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The consequences of being a radical gun rights activist mum.
‘My 4-year-old gets jacked up to target shoot,’
or
Gun rights activist shot by 4-year-old son after claiming he was 'jacked up' to fire weapons

Or, Stupid mum leaves things in reach of child, which is what they will likely charge her with.

Stupidity? ;-)

And can they lock a person up and throw the key away for that over there? :-D

Yes they can and frequently do. I suspect the official wording would be "child endangerment." After all the kid might have shot himself! (Yes, they can charge you with crimes that might have happened but didn't)

They have weapon laws even in Florida.
I thought gun rights activists knew about them.
http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2015/Chapter790
790.174 Safe storage of firearms required.—

(1) A person who stores or leaves, on a premise under his or her control, a loaded firearm, as defined in s. 790.001, and who knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the minor’s parent or the person having charge of the minor, or without the supervision required by law, shall keep the firearm in a securely locked box or container or in a location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure or shall secure it with a trigger lock, except when the person is carrying the firearm on his or her body or within such close proximity thereto that he or she can retrieve and use it as easily and quickly as if he or she carried it on his or her body.

(2) It is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, if a person violates subsection (1) by failing to store or leave a firearm in the required manner and as a result thereof a minor gains access to the firearm, without the lawful permission of the minor’s parent or the person having charge of the minor, and possesses or exhibits it, without the supervision required by law:

(a) In a public place; or

(b) In a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner in violation of s. 790.10.

This subsection does not apply if the minor obtains the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by any person.

1(3) As used in this act, the term “minor” means any person under the age of 16.
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Message 1770728 - Posted: 10 Mar 2016, 10:15:18 UTC

Well she made the evening news here with a couple of jokes already thrown in, but I bet by morning there'll more a lot more jokes added and some memes as well.

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Message 1770978 - Posted: 11 Mar 2016, 13:01:08 UTC - in response to Message 1770777.  

The consequences of being a radical gun rights activist mum.
‘My 4-year-old gets jacked up to target shoot,’
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Gun rights activist shot by 4-year-old son after claiming he was 'jacked up' to fire weapons

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Message 1771499 - Posted: 14 Mar 2016, 4:47:09 UTC

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Message 1771556 - Posted: 14 Mar 2016, 13:04:14 UTC - in response to Message 1771499.  

Follow on from the Jamie Gilt story. The macabre truth of gun control in the US is that toddlers kill more people than terrorists do

Indeed, it is high time we started a war on children for the threat they pose. Children hate the West and our freedoms.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that ...

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Message 1771563 - Posted: 14 Mar 2016, 13:56:38 UTC - in response to Message 1771499.  

The macabre truth of gun control in the US is that toddlers kill more people than terrorists do
And people get upset when they strip search toddlers at the airport security checkpoint!
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Message 1771667 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 2:20:12 UTC

I asked it before. I'll ask again, in a somewhat naive phrasing this time: why do people LOVE what is supposed to be a TOOL for self-defense?
Capitalize on this good fortune, one word can bring you round ... changes.
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Message 1771690 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 5:40:25 UTC - in response to Message 1771667.  

I asked it before. I'll ask again, in a somewhat naive phrasing this time: why do people LOVE what is supposed to be a TOOL for self-defense?

It gives people who don't think it through a sense of security, usually wrongly.

You only need to look at the number of firearm accidents, suicides and the number of times they get into the wrong hands, other family members or criminals who steal them.
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Message 1771721 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 10:31:38 UTC - in response to Message 1771690.  

I asked it before. I'll ask again, in a somewhat naive phrasing this time: why do people LOVE what is supposed to be a TOOL for self-defense?

It gives people who don't think it through a sense of security, usually wrongly.

You only need to look at the number of firearm accidents, suicides and the number of times they get into the wrong hands, other family members or criminals who steal them.


I'm not sure that answers it.
For example (apologies to vegetarians), "I loooove a good steak!"
3 locks on my doors also provides a sense of security, but do people say "I looove locks. I get 'jacked up' locking my soors!"?
Capitalize on this good fortune, one word can bring you round ... changes.
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Message 1771733 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 13:11:15 UTC - in response to Message 1771721.  

I asked it before. I'll ask again, in a somewhat naive phrasing this time: why do people LOVE what is supposed to be a TOOL for self-defense?

It gives people who don't think it through a sense of security, usually wrongly.

You only need to look at the number of firearm accidents, suicides and the number of times they get into the wrong hands, other family members or criminals who steal them.


I'm not sure that answers it.
For example (apologies to vegetarians), "I loooove a good steak!"
3 locks on my doors also provides a sense of security, but do people say "I looove locks. I get 'jacked up' locking my soors!"?

People do have preferences in the weapons they use, how it fits their hands, and into the shoulder for rifles, where the safety catch and magazine release are, and most importantly the balance. Sights can usually be changed.

I didn't like the UK Armies SLR (modified FN) when I served, and would prefer to be on the Bren or GPMG.
But by far preferred my Anshutz rifle I used for Biathlon. But I wouldn't say I loved it, it was a tool that suited me best.

It's probably to do with the language used by so many people in the media these days, they love this and are so excited about that.
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Message 1771751 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 21:43:46 UTC - in response to Message 1771733.  

I asked it before. I'll ask again, in a somewhat naive phrasing this time: why do people LOVE what is supposed to be a TOOL for self-defense?

It gives people who don't think it through a sense of security, usually wrongly.

You only need to look at the number of firearm accidents, suicides and the number of times they get into the wrong hands, other family members or criminals who steal them.


I'm not sure that answers it.
For example (apologies to vegetarians), "I loooove a good steak!"
3 locks on my doors also provides a sense of security, but do people say "I looove locks. I get 'jacked up' locking my soors!"?

People do have preferences in the weapons they use, how it fits their hands, and into the shoulder for rifles, where the safety catch and magazine release are, and most importantly the balance. Sights can usually be changed.

I didn't like the UK Armies SLR (modified FN) when I served, and would prefer to be on the Bren or GPMG.
But by far preferred my Anshutz rifle I used for Biathlon. But I wouldn't say I loved it, it was a tool that suited me best.

It's probably to do with the language used by so many people in the media these days, they love this and are so excited about that.


But, as a tool, why do you not then here people say "I am so excited about this new [insert name brand] hammer I got for Christmas. Dang, I can't wait to go swing that against some nails, knock them nails into wood. Shoot, all that swinging and pounding gets me ALL jacked up! Yee haw!!!"? (Or, do you hear people speak that way? Can't say I recall anyone doing so.)
Capitalize on this good fortune, one word can bring you round ... changes.
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Message 1771755 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 22:00:35 UTC - in response to Message 1771751.  

I asked it before. I'll ask again, in a somewhat naive phrasing this time: why do people LOVE what is supposed to be a TOOL for self-defense?

It gives people who don't think it through a sense of security, usually wrongly.

You only need to look at the number of firearm accidents, suicides and the number of times they get into the wrong hands, other family members or criminals who steal them.


I'm not sure that answers it.
For example (apologies to vegetarians), "I loooove a good steak!"
3 locks on my doors also provides a sense of security, but do people say "I looove locks. I get 'jacked up' locking my soors!"?

People do have preferences in the weapons they use, how it fits their hands, and into the shoulder for rifles, where the safety catch and magazine release are, and most importantly the balance. Sights can usually be changed.

I didn't like the UK Armies SLR (modified FN) when I served, and would prefer to be on the Bren or GPMG.
But by far preferred my Anshutz rifle I used for Biathlon. But I wouldn't say I loved it, it was a tool that suited me best.

It's probably to do with the language used by so many people in the media these days, they love this and are so excited about that.


But, as a tool, why do you not then here people say "I am so excited about this new [insert name brand] hammer I got for Christmas. Dang, I can't wait to go swing that against some nails, knock them nails into wood. Shoot, all that swinging and pounding gets me ALL jacked up! Yee haw!!!"? (Or, do you hear people speak that way? Can't say I recall anyone doing so.)


Hammers... maybe not...

But a good table-saw... now THAT can get the excitement level WAY up... :P

Plus, you forgot the other 'big tool'... The Automobile, especially the Sports Car... A LOT of people are positively Bug-Nutz over the things...
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Message 1771816 - Posted: 16 Mar 2016, 4:11:37 UTC - in response to Message 1771755.  

I asked it before. I'll ask again, in a somewhat naive phrasing this time: why do people LOVE what is supposed to be a TOOL for self-defense?

It gives people who don't think it through a sense of security, usually wrongly.

You only need to look at the number of firearm accidents, suicides and the number of times they get into the wrong hands, other family members or criminals who steal them.


I'm not sure that answers it.
For example (apologies to vegetarians), "I loooove a good steak!"
3 locks on my doors also provides a sense of security, but do people say "I looove locks. I get 'jacked up' locking my soors!"?

People do have preferences in the weapons they use, how it fits their hands, and into the shoulder for rifles, where the safety catch and magazine release are, and most importantly the balance. Sights can usually be changed.

I didn't like the UK Armies SLR (modified FN) when I served, and would prefer to be on the Bren or GPMG.
But by far preferred my Anshutz rifle I used for Biathlon. But I wouldn't say I loved it, it was a tool that suited me best.

It's probably to do with the language used by so many people in the media these days, they love this and are so excited about that.


But, as a tool, why do you not then here people say "I am so excited about this new [insert name brand] hammer I got for Christmas. Dang, I can't wait to go swing that against some nails, knock them nails into wood. Shoot, all that swinging and pounding gets me ALL jacked up! Yee haw!!!"? (Or, do you hear people speak that way? Can't say I recall anyone doing so.)


Hammers... maybe not...

But a good table-saw... now THAT can get the excitement level WAY up... :P

Plus, you forgot the other 'big tool'... The Automobile, especially the Sports Car... A LOT of people are positively Bug-Nutz over the things...

We have things in common there, I too feel happiest working out how to use woodworking tools to their best.

And cars, most people don't understand how I feel these days about the wrong decision I made to sell, what was probably the best car I have owned, rather than put it in storage. When the Army sent me to a place where a bicycle was the only fast form of transport, for an individual.
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Message 1771823 - Posted: 16 Mar 2016, 4:35:46 UTC - in response to Message 1771755.  

I asked it before. I'll ask again, in a somewhat naive phrasing this time: why do people LOVE what is supposed to be a TOOL for self-defense?

It gives people who don't think it through a sense of security, usually wrongly.

You only need to look at the number of firearm accidents, suicides and the number of times they get into the wrong hands, other family members or criminals who steal them.


I'm not sure that answers it.
For example (apologies to vegetarians), "I loooove a good steak!"
3 locks on my doors also provides a sense of security, but do people say "I looove locks. I get 'jacked up' locking my soors!"?

People do have preferences in the weapons they use, how it fits their hands, and into the shoulder for rifles, where the safety catch and magazine release are, and most importantly the balance. Sights can usually be changed.

I didn't like the UK Armies SLR (modified FN) when I served, and would prefer to be on the Bren or GPMG.
But by far preferred my Anshutz rifle I used for Biathlon. But I wouldn't say I loved it, it was a tool that suited me best.

It's probably to do with the language used by so many people in the media these days, they love this and are so excited about that.


But, as a tool, why do you not then here people say "I am so excited about this new [insert name brand] hammer I got for Christmas. Dang, I can't wait to go swing that against some nails, knock them nails into wood. Shoot, all that swinging and pounding gets me ALL jacked up! Yee haw!!!"? (Or, do you hear people speak that way? Can't say I recall anyone doing so.)


Hammers... maybe not...

But a good table-saw... now THAT can get the excitement level WAY up... :P

Plus, you forgot the other 'big tool'... The Automobile, especially the Sports Car... A LOT of people are positively Bug-Nutz over the things...

Wondering how archers feel about their bows .... (see some run $700!)
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