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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:48 PM

Toon: What to do if you want to carry an assault weapon...


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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:04 PM

1. I don't get it. Our soldiers have all of those assault weapons, and yet they die anyway. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:28 PM

3. And surprisingly (or not)...

...mostly by those very same weapons. Go figure.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:21 PM

2. If we follow LaPee-Error's logic......

to its logical conclusion.....

maybe they're the bad guys with the guns......


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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:32 PM

4. I never understood why people want to pretend to be Soldiers

and play war "games". Having been through it I can assure there is nothing fun about war.

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:40 PM

6. Most who do so would not do well in the military

at all. Morons don't like other morons telling them what to do, and that's the military way. Instead, they collect their weapons, take them to the range and shoot them at targets. In doing so, they fool themselves into believing that they are dangerous men, worthy of respect.

For under $1000, anyone can own those firearms, take them to the range, and be a moron without having to have another moron telling you what to do on a regular basis. It's an attractive fantasy to some.

Others actually were in the military at some point. For some of these, that was the high point of their life, so they try to relive that through their firearms and range time. It doesn't work so very well, though.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:45 PM

8. This.

Hell, I saw guys who couldn't handle bootcamp.

Navy bootcamp.

I damned sure don't want to fight alongside someone like that.

And you are right: Many people's greatest experience was in the military and they want to recapture that.

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Response to Ezlivin (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:51 PM

10. Many of these guys greatest experience is in their own mind....

....for some, it was when they first heard Glenn Beck.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:48 PM

9. Then there are the other idiots playing army in the woods...

They set up a fake "camp" with a UN flag flying at it and pretend they are in a post-apocalyptic America where the UN has sent in jack booted gay French or something. They shoot up old cars and pretend they won the war and go home thinking their little backwater town should thank them for defending their freedom.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:52 PM

11. Misery loves company, they say.

Those "militias" have always given me a laugh. Some of those folks believe that they could stand off the military or even just the police with their "tactical" skills and paraphernalia.

Oddly enough, though, they never seem to test that belief.

But hey, it's like hunting camp. Buncha scruffy guys sitting around the campfire, farting loudly and telling stories. Then, when they get home, their wives make them shave and go mow the lawn. It's tough out there for a guy.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:03 PM

12. What's sad is some of them work for companies that wouldn't EXIST without government contracts.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:04 PM

13. Yes, and others are collecting Social Security

or disability payments from the government they hate so much.

As the King of Siam says, "'Tis a puzzlement."

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:08 PM

14. Want to know their biggest fear?

They are terrified that being an asshole will be against the law.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:34 PM

5. K & R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:44 PM

7. I've said this myself several times

If they are so keen on playing solider, they should enlist and make themselves useful.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:20 PM

15. Strutting through Wal Mart with a pistol perched in their pants is more our "RKBA enthusiasts"

style - signing up to serve their country and combat train & drill in the July heat and January sleet? Not so much...

The NRA really has a large number of these folks brainwashed with "Red Dawn" fantasies. It's truly sad.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:05 PM

16. HMMMM, I did 2 hitches as a US infantryman,

and 4 combat deployments, got out and did security work as well as a cadre advisory position in Central America and Mexico.
Have always been a leftist and I have been a Democrat since my youth... So where does that place me in your quaint overlapping circle charts?

That said, there are far too many people on the Right hungry for a fight, unfortunately many are trained and experienced, and they hate us, me more than you, as a soldier "I should know better". The combat arms are loaded with the conservative side of the aisle, and many RW extremists have used the US military as a training ground for their masturbatory helter skelter fantasies.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:13 PM

17. Good idea. If you want to carry a weapon, join the army. n/t

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