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Old 04-07-2012   #251
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Sorta like when Obama got his LOL
Mate, that was when satire was revived!

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Sorry if I came across a bit po-faced. That should have been two posts, but I let one idea run on after the other. Possibly due the combination of whiskey, and, well, I'm not quite sure what. The first sentence - if left by itself - might have been more the right mood.

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Well, "gearhead" is hardly an insult on a site like this; and gun nerd - well having a preference among various automatic rifles IMHO qualifies and is also hardly an insult. And for the culture that embraces violence, just turn on the TV. Care to elaborate which of the three you found offensive to you in particular?
I was not insulted one iota by your comment. Gear head and gun nerd are indeed that same the only difference being one is related to cameras and the other to guns. So yes I am both. I hardly think of Canada of an overtly violent country, there are less violent and more violent I suppose. I don't think/hope we will ever get to the point of having to dodge IEDs as a routine lifestyle. So I am not so sure about your point on violent TV shows. Anyway, you have your POV and I have mine. I will agree to disagree, to argue or insult would be pointless.

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Ah, sorry, I forgot they abolished satire when Henry Kissinger got the Nobel peace prize ...
I'd think it was a regal endorsement. Of satire.
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Well, ... And for the culture that embraces violence, just turn on the TV. ..particular?
Humans have embraced violence since Adam and Eve; tribes, clans, territories, countries, etc. It seems to be part of our nature unfortunately. I am not that familiar with the history of your country but no doubt there were wars, weapons and probably guns involved in it's creation. And despite a safe full of weapons, I am happy to say I have never used any of them on another human.
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Humans have embraced violence since Adam and Eve; tribes, clans, territories, countries, etc. It seems to be part of our nature unfortunately. I am not that familiar with the history of your country but no doubt there were wars, weapons and probably guns involved in it's creation. And despite a safe full of weapons, I am happy to say I have never used any of them on another human.
So true! and thankfully, in some places at least, we've made absolutely no progress at all, and are still free to go in fear of our neighbours ...
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Old 04-07-2012   #258
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i am very interested in shooting, nothing fancy, just something like a ruger 10 22 to do some plinking.

my wife, however, isn't enthused about it. she grew up around guns and rifle and doesn't particularly care about having them in the house. "if you really want to get a gun you can get one" yeah right, i know what that means!
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And for the culture that embraces violence, just turn on the TV.
Since when has Hollywood done anything that's grounded in reality?

Is this the root cause of the violence between the Kyrgyz and Uzbek people? Too much TV?

This certainly isn't the time to argue over opinions of gun ownership. We are all entitled to our own views, and I'll let it rest at that. We don't know what resides in the hearts of others, only what lies within our own. Peace and Happy Easter to all!
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... I find that's one of advantages of packing heat; one need take no account of other peoples' opinions ... it's what lies within our own hart that matters, well as long as one has the larger gun that is.
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So true! and thankfully, in some places at least, we've made absolutely no progress at all, and are still free to go in fear of our neighbours ...
Good message here: pick your neighbors carefully. Make sure they have a powerful army, an armed citizenry and are not afraid of using them when we or our allies are attacked. If you fear that, then don't attack us :-)
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Good message here: pick your neighbors carefully. Make sure they have a powerful army, an armed citizenry and are not afraid of using them when we or our allies are attacked. If you fear that, then don't attack us :-)
I guess that's one of the sentences best said when wearing silver spandex.
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I guess that's one of the sentences best said when wearing silver spandex.
Perhaps, but I'd suggest a well-cut cape in Imperial Purple would enhance the effect.

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Perhaps, but I'd suggest a well-cut cape in Imperial Purple would enhance the effect.

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I guess that's one of the sentences best said when wearing silver spandex.
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That's nothing, I did all my posts in a John Wayne voice ... and one doesn't mess with The Duke either
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If you get the Discovery channel, this show is a hoot!

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If you get the Discovery channel, this show is a hoot!

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... and the comments are just so enlightened too
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Dear Bapiemai,

The very illegality of it is one of the worrying aspects. The anti-gun hysteria in Britain is characteristic of a somewhat hysterical nation (the Dangerous Dogs Act is another example, or the current paedophile hysteria): I just don't like being told I can't own a gun. When they were legal I never considered buying one, but once I had firearms (by accident, as I say above), I was damned if I was going to give them up when they were suddenly made illegal.

Then again, if I were the kind of illiberal, authoritarian control freak that Britain has selected for most Home Secretaries in the last decade or more, I suppose I'd want to ban guns too, knowing I'd be a favoured target.

As for the purpose of a gun, apart from shooting Home Secretaries, don't forget too that some farmers can make an excellent case for vermin control with guns. What am I saying, APART FROM Home Secretaries?

Also, well-regulated hunting is defensible; the Germans and Czechs (for example) don't seem to slaughter one another when hunting in quite the same numbers that some other nationalities do. But of course these are long guns rather than pistols -- though where I live, hare are so plentiful this year I reckon I'd be OK with a pistol... And I do like hare!

I fully take your point about the morons and the Rambos but wouldn't you say that even a moron might have slightly more respect for a gun once he'd seen what happened when the bullet hits something -- straight through planks of wood, that sort of thing -- and that the best place for this would be at school, which is rarely associated with excitement and the illicit?

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Here I'm 100% with Mr Hicks !

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I had an idea you would have an opinion, given the user-name, but while you clearly read some of Roger's post did you actually understand any of it?
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I appreciate fine guns and hunting, but don't really do either. Uncle brought me to a range once, got to try his 45. 2 bulls out of 10 shots, 9 on target. Pretty good grouping to boot. First time I had ever held a gun. I credit all of my low light photography, haha. Other time I photographed a sniper. Got a chance to try out his weapon afterward. Lord, that thing had some kick to it! I could see getting addicted to the sport.
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I had an idea you would have an opinion, given the user-name, but while you clearly read some of Roger's post did you actually understand any of it?
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So that's a no? you didn't understand then?
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