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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:10 PM

5 People Shot At 3 Different Gun Shows On Gun Appreciation Day

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UPDATED: 5 People Shot At 3 Different Gun Shows On Gun Appreciation Day
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/19/1473881/two-people-accidentally-shot-at-a-gun-show-safety-checkpoint-on-gun-appreciation-day/

Not from The Onion.

Un. Fucking. Believable.



On edit: the replies in this thread are gold. This goddam story makes its own gravy.

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Reply 5 People Shot At 3 Different Gun Shows On Gun Appreciation Day (Original post)
WilliamPitt Jan 2013 OP
Whovian Jan 2013 #1
cbrer Jan 2013 #2
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #4
cbrer Jan 2013 #8
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #12
cbrer Jan 2013 #22
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #26
cbrer Jan 2013 #31
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TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #73
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RKP5637 Jan 2013 #28
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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:12 PM

1. Proud to be the first rec.

 

Which means I've probably doomed this post.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:12 PM

2. Is it just me?

 

Or do events seem to be reaching a fever pitch? I hate to think I'm just dramatizing things, but DAMN!

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Response to cbrer (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:15 PM

4. I posted a similar thought on Raw Story

I think this country is a powder keg right now, and someone, somewhere is holding a shitload of matches.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:17 PM

8. MAN!

 

If I was a conspiracy theorist...

The imagination runs wild.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:19 PM

12. I hope like hell I'm wrong though...

I think major civil unrest, or even worse, a civil war, would finish this country.
That would be all she wrote.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:33 PM

22. Perhaps in some senses, BUT

 

It seems more likely to me that we would have diminished global influence, and standard of living.

Probably others too, but survive intact much like the former USSR. Those who say violence never settles anything are soooo wrong.

I hope we're wrong too.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:38 PM

26. It would invite attacks on our soil

we've got a lot of enemies, and I bet at least one will be tempted to strike while we're weak.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:43 PM

31. Wouldn't be the first time

 

Foreign influence (abetted by our corporate buddies) is a real possibility. This is going back to the whole NWO Global Government conspiracy.

But I still hope we're wrong.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:44 PM

33. Yeah...meeee tooo!

I'm hoping I can laugh at the idea soon.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:08 PM

73. Did not survive intact. Chunks secceded.

 

There ongoing low grade civil war with Chechnya & Georgia.

And multiple client states brokes away entirely, from the Baltic, through the Black sea to the Caspian and beyond.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #73)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:16 PM

76. Absolutely correct.

 

I should have specified that "Russia" survived, even though there were many, including geographical and political, changes.

I still hope it doesn't happen in the USA.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:23 PM

15. Not only a fevered pitch, it gets even better... The shooter according to locals was a COP

 

This is a comment from a witness at the local news link.

itwasacop
I'm from Raleigh, and I went to that gun show this morning. There is no "storage" of guns here. What happens is you give your pistol over to a law enforcement officer, who is supposed to check that the gun is unloaded, and then uses a zip tie to secure the weapon and make sure it is unusable. The owner of the weapon handed the gun over to the cop, the cop failed to check the chamber, pulled the zip tie tight around the trigger, and bang. The cop shot two people because he failed to follow th...more


http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8960332

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:49 PM

51. That's the answer . . .!

That's the answer, we need to ban stupid cops!

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #51)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:34 AM

86. And

zip ties

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:11 PM

56. WTF, that's not how you zip tie a weapon for a gun show!

You pull the slide back, and put the zip tie through the action, into the barrel and around. That way you can tell at a glance that the weapon is safe.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #56)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:15 PM

66. Safe? Hell, guns ain't safe . . . nt

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:00 PM

64. someone presumably best trained to handle a weapon safely in a crowd is the shooter

Well, it sure seems having a gun in existence is the danger then! Everyone, just stay away from guns ... cuz there are too many accidents.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:06 AM

89. Guns don't kill people, zip ties do.


LaPierre's will next call for a ban on zip ties.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:10 AM

100. I guess the problem is safety checks then. nt

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Response to freedom fighter jh (Reply #100)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:40 PM

136. Ban all safety checks!

It's unconstitooshional!

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:51 AM

121. So now the gun show is adopting sensible regulations to prevent this from happening again?

No guns allowed to be brought in... Why is it the NRA is not attacking the organizers of the gun show for restricting their 2nd Amendment rights?

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Response to cbrer (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:42 PM

28. The US is a pretty fucked up place. No, it's not you at all. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:52 PM

36. The free-est nation ever conceived

 

Has yielded some interesting expressions of human nature for sure.

They may not have made the headlines. They may not have lots of material wealth. They may not be in our "ruling class". But I have met some damned fine Americans.

And further, I acknowledge that HUGE sacrifices have been made in the past to give us the wealth we enjoy today. The fact that we aren't learning and applying the wisdom gained to produce widespread prosperity and a sustainable future, but are being bogged down in greed and short sighted gain, is what is supremely FUCKED UP.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #36)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:24 PM

77. It's a nation riding on the backs of those that came before us, and I agree sooo much,

"The fact that we aren't learning and applying the wisdom gained to produce widespread prosperity and a sustainable future, but are being bogged down in greed and short sighted gain, is what is supremely FUCKED UP." Well said!!!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #77)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:36 PM

78. What really slays me...

 

Is that it's actually EASIER to succeed. The majority of citizens actually put up with the corruption. It's a slow slide to hell, but a slide nonetheless.

And as a race, I doubt if we'll ever see our planet and ourselves as a single organism. But we really are. Some sort of survival programming in the ego perhaps?

And the real mindfuck is, that even though I'm NOT religious, it turns out that Jesus was right all along. Love your neighbor as yourself. Been saying it for centuries. Mindfuck #2 - "Religious" people are the WORST violators!!

Solutions? Good luck, is all I can say...

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Response to cbrer (Reply #78)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:40 PM

79. They take and they contribute nothing to the success of the whole. Regarding religion,

some of the greatest evilness comes from religion and the pious.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #79)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:46 PM

80. Hell yes. THE greatest evil.

 

This nation was built on strength. We made so many mistakes, but had a corrective mechanism to help steer the course. That strength, and any sense of integrity we had, has been slowly sapped away by the corruption in this grand nation. We have ZERO business preaching to anyone else.

Now it seems we can barely see through induced fear. WTF?

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Response to cbrer (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:31 PM

60. I find it funny that the Gun Show people have made a new law not allowing people to bring their

personal Guns to the Gun Shows now after a shooting at the Gun Show.
I mean of course it's a rational thing to do after a tragedy but when the president does it, he is a fascist who hates america
When Gun show affliates do, I guess it's just good common sense

MY head is spinning

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #60)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:02 PM

71. ^^^^THIS^^^^

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #60)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:39 AM

94. Good post. May deserve it's own OP if you have not already done so.

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #60)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:42 AM

107. Absolutely

And why can't everyone pack heat at an NRA press conference?

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #60)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 05:53 PM

141. If I weren't so busy reading DU I'd start a facebook page protesting gun shows restricting

2A rights. Odds are good Stephen Colbert will voice the outrage hilariously on Monday night.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:13 PM

3. I'm actually starting to appreciate Gun Appreciation Day


Seriously, the gun nuts should do this more often.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:15 PM

7. + 1

Have at it kids. Shoot yourselves all you want.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:38 PM

25. +2. n/t.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:22 PM

39. I had the same evil thought...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #39)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:13 PM

42. USA USA USA n/t

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:43 PM

49. There needs to be more Gun Fun shows!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:47 AM

95. +1

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:06 AM

123. Indeed!

Darwins Law in action.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:15 PM

5. and people wonder why I'm afraid of guns

this reason right here.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:15 PM

6. People get shot all the goddamn time. This is the thing.

Concentrate more guns together, and the numbers will catch up to you. That this managed to get noticed among the 250 or so Americans who will be killed TODAY is nothing short of a miracle.

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Response to Robb (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:21 PM

13. "Stop being so emotional; people explode all the time"

Has to be said in John Cleese's voice, though.

Still, this seems like an odd cluster. I haven't particularly heard of gun show accidents before. Either the media is just picking up on it, or the yokels are out in force today.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:32 PM

19. I think it is the media picking up on this

Who knows though.

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Response to GObamaGO (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:35 PM

23. That would be good

if they started to pay attention to this kind of thing . . . finally.

If another country was murdering this many Americans per day, we'd declare war on them by now.


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Response to Lex (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:12 PM

75. "If another country was murdering this many Americans per day, we'd declare war on them by now."

So true. We went to war for 10 years over 3,000 deaths. We have over 40,000 gun deaths a year. And it's just no big deal.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #75)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 05:49 PM

140. this

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Response to GObamaGO (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:24 AM

93. Now the media will be looking back for more gun accidents. nt

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Response to GObamaGO (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:44 AM

108. I think it's the media reporting it.

The latest media bullshit buzz is "gunz!!" I'm just afraid they'll drop it as soon as there's a celebrity wedding they think is more interesting for the masses, especially if there's a "blockbuster" film tie-in.

In a lot of countries, any accident involving guns, and definitely any murder with a gun would be national news. I wish it were that way in the US, but these things don't always even make the local news.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #108)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:03 PM

139. They do make local news

but they can only report on a couple of them so they have room for other content, and so it doesn't get too depressing.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:17 PM

9. Responsible Gun Owner Douchebaggery on display for all - what a bunch of dumbasses

yup

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:18 PM

10. You say that like it's a bad thing...



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:18 PM

11. Thaaaaaat's a shame

...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:23 PM

14. Ya play with fire

Yer gunna git burned. Go figure?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:26 PM

16. Should be called "take a bullet for gun rights Day"

good lord.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:30 PM

17. Looks like you need another update.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:32 PM

18. ...and at a shooting range...in Wisconsin

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:33 PM

20. UPDATE: it's up to five people now.

Same story, they've just updated the total.

CNN is reporting that three people were injured at the gun show in Raleigh, not two as originally reported. All were victims of a shotgun that fired while the owner was removing it from a case.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:35 PM

24. OP updated

Thanks.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:42 PM

29. I just followed your link.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. This should make for some interesting dinner conversation tonight.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:58 PM

55. "Victims of a shotgun that fired while the owner was removing it from a case"

You never ever ever put your shotgun into a case when it is loaded.

Steps when using a shotgun ..... remove shotgun from case, make sure
it is not loaded ..... load the shotgun when you are ready to go hunting
or to shoot some skeet ..... do not have a shell in the chamber until you
are ready to shoot ...... after you are done MAKE SURE THE SHOTGUN
IS EMPTY .... IN MY CASE IT IS A PUMP ACTION SO I PUMP IT AT LEAST
2 OR 3 TIMES AFTER THE LAST SHELL HAS BEEN EJECTED ....... put the
shotgun back into its case ...... when you get home make sure to dry off
any water droplets from the gun and make sure it is cleaned .... put the
empty gun back into the case ..... trigger locks if you have any children
in the house.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:33 PM

21. As I said, "Typical."

Guns and people don't mix.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:38 PM

27. Darwin Darwin bo barwin, banana fanna fo farvin, me my moh marvin...Darwin!

*sigh*

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:42 PM

30. that's a start

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:44 PM

32. I await

I await the nuts allegations that this is a false flag operation to further erode the rights of the public to tote around whatever crazy weapons that they favor today.

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Response to maryland native (Reply #32)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:33 AM

106. I await the nuts allegations

Yeah......The President orchestrated these shootings,so he could get re-elected and take everyones guns.....

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:46 PM

34. So, are these the good guys or the bad guys. Guns are dangerous and bad things happen.

Hey, Wayne listen up, your suggestion is crazy, innocent bystanders are shot, same thing will happen in schools, dumb idea you have, start teaching safety and sensible gun regulations.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:33 PM

46. 'Gun safety'....

...That's like 'water dryness'.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:46 PM

35. Best reader comment--

"If only there had been someone with a gun there who could have stopped it from happening..."

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:21 PM

58. And then, somebody posted - "Karma." And THEN, somebody posted "karma shootya"! ROFL!!!!

Man, there are some really choice ones here! In answer to the "if only ..." post:

"under the table,"

and

"he left his gun in the bathroom!"

And another good one:

"...It the fact that these idiots are whining and crying about common sense things like you pointed out that makes me think that they just are not mentally stable enough to be allowed to own firearms."

Man, NO KIDDING.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:19 AM

124. Yes clearly they simply needed more guns

sers

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:07 PM

37. That's what you call taking one for the team

It just don't get funnier than that.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:07 PM

38. Hope they appreciate getting their shit shot up.

this makes my day.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:32 PM

40. "If Everybody Had A Gun, Then... " - K & R !!!




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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:11 PM

41. They're turning their guns on each other

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Response to Tanelorn (Reply #41)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:55 AM

103. Thinning the herd....

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:17 PM

43. It's asshats who pull shit like this...

...that make people like me shake their heads in quiet disbelief.

They are not doing gun owners any favors. Maybe they should consider model rocketry instead? And start with the "A" motors, please.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:19 PM

44. I appreciate it. The irony, anyway. n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:31 PM

45. the price of freedumb..

of thee I sing.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:41 PM

47. Were the guns at least appreciative?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:42 PM

48. The Best News For Gun Regulation And Public Safety

eom

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:44 PM

50. It someone would have had a gun, this shit wouldn't have happened.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #50)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:50 PM

52. Hear! Hear!

Touche'

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #50)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 05:45 AM

99. people wouldn't die in wars if that was the case

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:52 PM

53. Every day should be Gun Appreciation Day!

And make it a national holiday! Then only the sane won't have guns.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:57 PM

54. I want the ironic tee-shirt "I was shot on Gun Appreciation Day."

"Gun Appreciation Day"

Who thinks this stuff up? Gun Appreciation Day?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:20 PM

57. Holy mackerel

Yipes and crimony.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:24 PM

59. The Onion reports # of visitors at an all time low, claiming truth is really stranger than fiction

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:31 PM

61. Folk with Tiny Peckers Have to Celebrate, Too!!!

As Philip Marlowe said in the Big Sleep:

So many guns around lately, but and so few brains.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:44 PM

62. I went to gun appriciation day and all I got...

...was this bullet hole.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:48 PM

63. Gun shows are not safe venues....

if they only had a suit of body armour...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:06 PM

65. Dayum.

That's dedication.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:17 PM

67. If only there had been a "Good guy with a gun" to stop it!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:19 PM

68. The real problem with guns is that people are stupid.

"responsible gun ownership" blah, blah, blah.

Yeah, one "responsible" gun owner put it in the case LOADED.

People are stupid and careless and the more guns there are, the more accidents (including some fatalities) will happen.

Not to mention the number of "I was cleaning the gun and it accidentally went off" incidents there are out there.

It's a good things we can't have personal nuclear weapons.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #68)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:50 AM

110. Why can't we have personal nuclear weapons?

Americans have just as much right under the second amendment to posses personal nuclear weapons as they do modern assault rifles.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:19 PM

69. This is why we can't have nice things

Sigh

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:20 PM

70. Of course, they all declined evil soshlist gubmint medical care and patched up their own sorry asses

"I want some faith-based speechifyin' to cure them thar wounds. Bring me Revrend Homeskool!"

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:05 PM

72. When guns are illegal

Only criminals will accidentally get shot

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:09 PM

74. Silence! I kill you!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:51 PM

81. Gun show insurance just went up.

Unless this is the usual number of wounded each day at gun shows and the only change is
some idiot named the day Gun Appreciation Day

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:07 AM

82. My favorite of the comments...

"Apparently the best way to appreciate a gun is to be shot by one."

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:13 AM

83. wow

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:27 AM

84. How could this possibly happen when there were so many guns there?????





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Response to Beartracks (Reply #84)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:06 AM

90. I think I read that

one of these incidents was a pellet gun discgarging when taken out of case.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:33 AM

85. Darwinism

doing its thing

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:50 AM

87. If only the people who were accidentally shot were armed

then these tragedies could have been prevented.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:58 AM

88. Arm the teachers!!!!!

What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #88)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 03:41 AM

97. +1

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:15 AM

91. Add every last one of them says they can handle a firearm... sheeeesh. Maybe the answer to the whole

problem is MORE gun shows! It'll only be a matter of time before they all disappear and the problem solves itself.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:21 AM

92. Slightly dumber than misspelling a sign


Or not being able to count votes at your own GOP primaries. Or getting caught committing voter fraud after accusing your opponents of doing it.

The children of Reagan are taking themselves out of power with stupidity

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #92)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:53 AM

111. If only.

I think it's the children of Reagan who make up the majority of the modern Democratic party. The modern Republican party is made up of... i don't know... the children of the brother that Bork thought was a right-wing whacko?

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #92)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:45 AM

117. I can see it now, "Guano Apresiation Day"

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Response to Turborama (Reply #117)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:09 AM

118. If he pulls the trigger

he'll have a future singing soprano in a boy's choir.

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Response to Turborama (Reply #117)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:14 PM

134. Oh my gawd, my eyes, my eyes.

 

Next time please put a warning up.

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Response to butterflygirl (Reply #134)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:15 PM

142. WARNING! Here's one of him getting ready for action... (graphic)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 03:40 AM

96. Gun Nut Appreciation Day.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 05:34 AM

98. I just don't understand

why they didn't just take their guns out for a nice lunch and perhaps a massage afterward.

I know that always works for me.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:30 AM

101. It should be against the law to have

gun shows on public property!

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Response to B Calm (Reply #101)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:54 AM

112. Why? What difference does it make? Shot is shot, no matter where you are. (nt)

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #112)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:05 AM

113. I have a problem with my tax dollars

being used for gun shows. Let them have their gun shows, but only on private property!

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Response to B Calm (Reply #113)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:11 AM

114. That's not how it works though.

Public places can be rented in some cases, and if access is free and requiring a permit, I don't see any reason why a gun show is different than anything else. I think you're picking the wrong battle there - maybe you just don't want gun shows (I'm not even completely certain what a gun show entails, to be honest).

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #114)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:18 AM

115. I don't see people being shot

at any other types of shows on public property, just at the gun shows.

Illinois is thinking about passing legislaion making it illegal to have gun shows on public property. It was on the local news last night! That said, maybe I'm not the only one having a problem with this. . .

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Response to B Calm (Reply #115)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:43 AM

116. If you don't want people getting shot...

disallowing gun shows on public property isn't going to stop that. It just seems like window-dressing to me, ignoring the real problem.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #113)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:06 PM

129. I'm thinking it kinda sucks to be an administrator at NC State right now

Rental money rollin in from renting a campus building to the Dixie gun show is a good thing. But this incident will probably sidetrack some administrators in the coming week/weeks - and might prompt questions about 'do they rent space to the show in the future?'

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:41 AM

102. Maybe the solution is to have more gun shows??

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:16 AM

104. File under "every cloud has a silver lining"

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:17 AM

105. One assumes the victims....appreciated it.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:49 AM

109. More people are killed at car shows daily ... uh, wait.

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Response to TBF (Reply #109)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:44 AM

127. Let's not forget baseball bat shows

News like this reinforce the fact that Darwin was right.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #127)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:12 PM

132. And The Hammer Shows. All Those Lethal, Lethal Hammers..... (nt)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:14 AM

119. Our version of Radio Rwanda

promotes guns rather than machetes.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:46 AM

120. One thing we can count on is that the irony of this will go right over their heads.

Wouldn't put it past them to even put the blame on liberals or Obama.

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Response to gtar100 (Reply #120)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:08 PM

130. because ammo has a liberal bias

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Response to mike dub (Reply #130)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:19 PM

133. Is that a veiled threat? Be more explicit.

Wouldn't want to misunderstand you.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:00 AM

122. Nature weeding out the nimrods

These idiots are my nominations for this year's Darwin Awards. Gun Appreciation indeed!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:36 AM

125. There may be something to the Executive Order concerning the CDC

You know, these shorts of shootings are becoming almost pathological, like it really is a disease. In the same way that an addict abuses alcohol or drugs, there may indeed be a class of people for whom access to guns is, no joking, dangerous. They can no sooner handle guns safely than an alcoholic an drink safely. Maybe it's social status, economic status, political belief, growing up near toxic dumps, low IQ, whatever. We mock people like the clown at the JC Penney, but maybe it really is a sickness.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:41 AM

126. Karma...

has a wicked sense of humor!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:54 AM

128. The answer, of course, is MORE GUNS

If everyone has guns, we'll all be safe!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:09 PM

131. I was wondering if some may not be so testosteroned up they may have challenged duels.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:25 PM

135. un-freaking-believable

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 03:13 PM

137. We need a "Hand Grenade Appreciation Day"


In a secure building people who have an appreciation for grenades should be able to inspect and hold them.

Could even have a few events like an egg toss but use live grenades.

How about a contest to see how many times you can pull the pin out of grenade and put it back in and not drop it with in one minute.

(would have to have cameras to pick out the winner after the fact.

You know that if they had a "Hand Grenade Appreciation Day" a whole bunch of sickos would show up.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #137)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:33 AM

143. Personally I'd like to see Glenn Beck host this event ...

nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 03:47 PM

138. WTF! Can't they keep their

gawd damn guns from going off.

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