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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:12 PM

Guess I'm not a "manly man"

Heard on local TV news in Nashville this morning: "The Bushmaster was marketed as the manly man's gun"

Umm...if you need a gun to make you feel manly, you ain't CLOSE to being a man!

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Reply Guess I'm not a "manly man" (Original post)
Roland99 Dec 2012 OP
patrice Dec 2012 #1
ComplimentarySwine Dec 2012 #28
Lex Dec 2012 #34
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #3
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #4
RoccoR5955 Dec 2012 #5
BayouBengal07 Dec 2012 #6
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #7
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #8
Roland99 Dec 2012 #9
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #25
Fuddnik Dec 2012 #27
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #35
AnneD Dec 2012 #38
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #40
ellisonz Dec 2012 #10
Nye Bevan Dec 2012 #11
ChoppinBroccoli Dec 2012 #12
Taverner Dec 2012 #13
ellisonz Dec 2012 #31
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #14
Lex Dec 2012 #15
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #16
OneMoreDemocrat Dec 2012 #17
The Wizard Dec 2012 #18
Lex Dec 2012 #19
RC Dec 2012 #30
Darkhawk32 Dec 2012 #20
AnneD Dec 2012 #39
Ilsa Dec 2012 #21
hifiguy Dec 2012 #22
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #23
shenmue Dec 2012 #24
RegieRocker Dec 2012 #26
calimary Dec 2012 #29
XtopherXtopher Dec 2012 #32
rufus dog Dec 2012 #33
Mnemosyne Dec 2012 #36
Roland99 Dec 2012 #37
rbrnmw Dec 2012 #41

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:14 PM

1. KICK & Maybe some people ought to be asking themselves why that is, so they can think about

making some changes in something that would actually make things better instead of worse.

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:43 PM

28. As someone familiar with the AR-15 world

 

I don't recall hearing that Bushmaster has ever really been a "manly" gun. To the contrary, the AR-15 is known for it's light recoil, making it very suitable for small women and children (with supervision) to use. Even among other AR-15s, it seems to me that Bushmaster is considered in the lower tier of rifles currently for sale. Now an M1 Garand or an M14, now THAT I can see being called a manly gun. Also the Barret large bore rifles, and of course the .577 Nitro Express guns. But I Bushmaster AR-15? I don't think so...

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Response to ComplimentarySwine (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:20 AM

34. No guns are manly.

The bigger the gun, the more scared you look.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:15 PM

2. Count me in, not a "manly man." n/t

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:15 PM

3. They're making up for the size (or lack thereof) of their other gun.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:15 PM

4. They also frown on eating tofu and watching figure skating.

My football loving SO watches figure skating on occasion and he loves working on his cars. But, according to them he isn't manly enough. Whatever.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:18 PM

5. Like I always say:

A big gun is no substitute for proper genitalia!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:19 PM

6. Ugh.

Shouldn't manliness be measured by your actions towards others and how you use your strength to better others, and not your petty hobbies? I mean, what's more manly - lifting a car off of someone trapped under it, or refusing to watch figure skating?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:20 PM

7. I own several firearms, but they're all pretty much sissified (nt)

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:20 PM

8. For you:

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:22 PM

9. Wow...and there it is.

You know, to me, being a man is taking care of my family, loving and playing with my kids, hearing them laugh, helping them with homework, being a good neighbor and enjoying life


To others, it's "BLAM BLAM BLAM...you're dead. Damn, I'm a MA-AN!"

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:25 PM

25. Don't forget belching...

and leaving the seat up.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:41 PM

27. And farting!

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:10 AM

35. Yep...

bushmaster forget that one.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:37 PM

38. All of those traits you mention....

taking care of the family, loving and playing with the kids, helping them grow up to be responsible adults, and being a good neighbor....those make for a manly man. I can put up with the belching, snoring, and toilet seat if I have the other traits. I look at the whole package.

We just don't have enough role models for our young boys these days, just spoiled athletes, rich ner do well, and other useless wastes of column space.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:46 PM

40. Yes, shooting 20 first graders, 6 adults and your mom dead = "MANLY"!



"Bushmaster" . . . Fuck this company.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:32 PM

10. Agreed. n/t

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:34 PM

11. It takes a real man to stand at a safe distance, pull the trigger of a semiautomatic weapon,

and blow away a big mean scary deer.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:41 PM

12. I'm Not A Manly Man Either

I don't own any firearms. Won't allow them in my house with my 3 children. I do, however, work out 5 days a week and am a former college Offensive Lineman. So I defy any gun-carrying punk to come into MY home. I guarantee you that I won't need a firearm to defend myself or my family. And there's a better-than-average chance that if Mr. Gun Lover comes into my house with a gun, he won't be leaving with it (or if he does leave with it, he'll need a proctologist to retrieve it).

So all that being said, I guess I'm not very manly.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:43 PM

13. If you want to defend your house - don't panic and realize you own the place

 

Then lie in wait

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:15 AM

31. Glad to have you at DU!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:45 PM

14. No reason whatsoever to own one of those things

 

I had my fill of weapons like that ages ago in the Army.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:48 PM

15. Any man who wants a gun like that

has serious issues about feeling worthless. Man or woman, actually.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:54 PM

16. Me, either.

Being a woman, and all...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:57 PM

17. Not without a Bushmater you're not...

 

Bushmaster...double entendre?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:59 PM

18. Cheaper than a

penile implant.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:03 PM

19. Heh.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:04 AM

30. Good for a bumper sticker.

 

Bushmaster: Cheaper than a penile implant.

Or...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:04 PM

20. I own a semi-automatic rifle but I didn't need it to feel manly.

I target shoot in my backyard farmland. It remains locked-up with chamber and trigger locks on it as well as being located in ANOTHER HOUSE.

I think it's fun to target shoot and to think I'm getting ready for the zombie apocalypse. It's the first and only gun I will ever own and I don't need it to feel like a man.

If they banned the sale of semi-automatics tomorrow, I wouldn't feel sad about it honestly.

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Response to Darkhawk32 (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:45 PM

39. I grew up in the country.....

we would target shoot all the time. I still remember my first gun safety lesson, I was 10. Guns protected our valuable farm animals and us. In fact, at the country school I worked at, it was not uncommon for the kids to bring their rifles to school and shoot rabbits on their way home. God that seems a life time ago but it was in 2002.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:04 PM

21. I think the psychologists call it "compensating". LOL.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:08 PM

22. I'm out of luck too.

Never owned a firearm and I am a proud brony. I'm doomed, DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:24 PM

23. Well, first off, it feels like a plastic toy.

So, that is a ridiculous characterization, blatant sexism/objectification aside.

Second, how about this one?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:24 PM

24. There is a song...

that goes, "You can't get to heaven with a Bushmaster, an M-16 or a revolver." It's reggae. Sorry but I can't remember who sings it.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:31 PM

26. You said it.

 

It must be true then. So sorry for you. I feel it's a crock that is all.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:57 PM

29. Saw some of those ads, too. Mainly in the coverage of the Connecticut school massacre.

Whenever I see stuff like that, I immediately start wondering whether someone feels the need to overcompensate...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:18 AM

32. Absolutely +1000

Too busy making good use of my "real" gun to bother with a cold, metal substitute...





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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:19 AM

33. I got your manly man's gun right here BABY!

too easy.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:06 AM

36. Didn't that change to real men eat quiche quite a few years ago? nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #36)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:44 AM

37. I dunno but i had an awesome spinach dip last night!



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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:57 PM

41. My husband is as alpha male as they come

he has never owned a gun or had a desire to any type of gun I think it's just the opposite men who feel the need to own and flaunt ownership of said type of guns are very unmanly

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