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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:34 PM

Little girls pack heat in support of Paul Ryan

Little girls are packing heat for Paul Ryan.

One ten-year-old girl poses with her finger on the trigger of a rifle. She’s wearing noise cancelling headphones, a t-shirt emblazoned with a colorful peace sign and a broad smile.

A blond 13-year-old dressed in head-to-toe camouflage kneels next to the 20-pound turkey she just took down with a Remington 20 gauge shotgun. “Killed & grilled then off to mall for shoes,” her proud father tweeted.

The pint-sized predators were the product of a Twitter rant from conservative pundit Michelle Malkin.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-09-27/news/34132009_1_paul-ryan-gun-safety-daughter

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Reply Little girls pack heat in support of Paul Ryan (Original post)
SecularMotion Oct 2012 OP
gordianot Oct 2012 #1
gejohnston Oct 2012 #2
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 #7
gejohnston Oct 2012 #8
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 #9
Trunk Monkey Oct 2012 #19
PavePusher Oct 2012 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #4
slackmaster Oct 2012 #5
spin Oct 2012 #6
virginia mountainman Oct 2012 #10
rDigital Oct 2012 #12
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 #14
ileus Oct 2012 #11
holdencaufield Oct 2012 #13
gejohnston Oct 2012 #15
PavePusher Oct 2012 #16
Trunk Monkey Oct 2012 #20
PavePusher Oct 2012 #21
former-republican Oct 2012 #17
PavePusher Oct 2012 #18
Union Scribe Oct 2012 #22
Trunk Monkey Oct 2012 #23
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 #24
Francis Marion Oct 2012 #25

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:39 PM

1. Given the GOP attitude on rape packing protection for all women capable of child bearing makes sense

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:44 PM

2. what does Ryan have to do with it?

This goes on across the US, Canada, much of Europe and New Zealand before anyone heard of him or the Ayn Rand centerfold he masturbates to.
Is it trying to say Ryan started a trend? If so, he did not.
Is he using his daughter and any real hunter as props in another photo op? Possibly
Do I really give a rat's ass what Michelle Malkin tweets? No.

It sounds rather European doesn't it?
http://www.newlyswissed.com/?p=7768

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:16 PM

7. That site will undoubtedly cause much clutching of pearls and handwringing here.

Oh noes, teenagers with assault rifles (that's right folks, honest-to-FSM assault rifles)!



The caption:
"This girl, one of 1,585 who competed, is being coached in sharpshooting with the Assault Rifle 90, the Swiss service rifle."



"The score card: Father and daughter, Swiss diversity."



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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:21 PM

8. where did you get the Schützenfest pics?

I've seen the first and last, but not the middle ones.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:30 PM

9. Found them by accident-there was a link hidden in that last picture

http://www.stephenhalbrook.com/articles/swiss_teen_rifle_festival.html


Girl Beats Guys: A Swiss Teen Rifle Festival
Das Zürcher Knabenschiessen



The kid that won sounds like an Annie Oakley in the making. You would not want any of them shooting at you for real-just read this bit:

...A coach is assigned to each position where one after another shooter competes. The iron sights are set for 300 meters at factory settings and are not adjusted during the entire competition. After each shot, the coach uses a clear plastic sheet picturing the rifle sights – the vertical post and the ring – with a dot showing competitors where they hit. The only adjustment is by Kentucky windage.

The shooting positions are in a long building with garage-like doors that open and close. The rifle range is on the upper level, and a pistol range on the lower level, with 25 and 50 meter targets.

In Swiss shooting culture, a few accurate hits are superior to lots of “spray and pray” shots. Before World War I, a German general observing Swiss military maneuvers asked a Swiss militiaman what would the Swiss do if a German army, twice the size of the Swiss militia, invaded. The militiaman responded, “Shoot twice and go home.”

That explains why, at the Knabenschiessen, each youngster gets only five shots. And there are no practice shots. Of course, a great number of the competitors are expert “markschildren,” undergoing regular, rigorous training.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:28 PM

19. Re: the Ayn Rand centerfold he masturbates to.

 

Yeah, there's not enough eye bleach in the world

Thanks dude

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:49 PM

3. So what?

 

By the way, that "ten-year-old girl" isn't "posing", she's actually target shooting.

Sounds like an attempt to gin up more urban namby-pamby panic to me.

Meh, I say....

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:56 PM

4. I hear that...

...there's topless photos of Lindsay Lohan out there, too. It's amazing what "what's it" as news these days.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:31 PM

5. Thank Heaven for them

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:59 PM

6. Target shooting under adult supervision is an excellent technique of teaching gun safety. ....

In many rural areas of our nation people hunt to put food on their table.

I and many other people who engage in the shooting sports believe that introducing our children to shooting is responsible and will make them far safer while handling firearms and more proficient in using them.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:39 PM

10. This op, shows just how out of touch MSM and urban folks really are..false consensus effect..

My kids have their OWN semi-auto rifles, and my nearly 16 year old daughter is about to receive her OWN 1911 .45 for christmas. This is NOT an issue, if it becomes one, it will hurt us at the polls even more. The MSM keeps pointing out just how clueless they are on firearm ownership. It is only an issue in a few minds...

Writers of articles like this need to be made aware of the false consensus effect...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_consensus_effect

This bias is especially prevalent in group settings where one thinks the collective opinion of their own group matches that of the larger population. Since the members of a group reach a consensus and rarely encounter those who dispute it, they tend to believe that everybody thinks the same way.

Additionally, when confronted with evidence that a consensus does not exist, people often assume that those who do not agree with them are defective in some way. There is no single cause for this cognitive bias; the availability heuristic, self-serving bias and naïve realism have been suggested as at least partial underlying factors.


IMHO this explains a lot about the Gun Control movements loud whining, and their repeated defeats. They are so convinced that they are the majority, they literally cannot even fathom the "real" reasons why they continually lose most elections, and blame the NRA, when in reality it is GUN OWNERS voting them out.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:20 PM

12. Lucky girl, I only got a .22! ; ) nt

 

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:13 PM

14. Thanks for the link describing what I called 'pronoia'

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:21 PM

11. Spring gobbler season is a load of fun...

Probably the funnest of all the seasons in the East coast.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:35 PM

13. Another young woman ...

 

... who won't be a victim.

P.S. Secular ... who kills your food for you?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:20 PM

15. just to be a smart ass

One ten-year-old girl poses with her finger on the trigger of a rifle. She’s wearing noise cancelling headphones, a t-shirt emblazoned with a colorful peace sign and a broad smile.
so, is she really "packing heat in support of Paul Ryan" or was she bullshitting the USSS?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:03 PM

16. Just noticed this part....

 

The pint-sized predators...


WTF?! "predators"? Really? Cite to evidence...?

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:32 PM

20. To be fair if they are hunting they are, by definition, predators

 

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:41 PM

21. It was target practice. The author is a flaming rectal wart. n/t

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:08 PM

17. You really need to stop posting these misleading ridiculous articles

 










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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:15 PM

18. And no discussion page at the newspaper link. Imagine that. n/t

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:35 AM

22. Michelle Malkin is probably the angriest person on earth

I've seriously never encountered another person who just lives and breathes anger every moment.

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 08:32 AM

23. What about Anne Coulter? NT

 

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Reply #23)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:05 PM

24. Coulter is more mercenary. Malkin is serious about it. I despise both...

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:39 PM

25. With or without Ryan,

these families would still be doing this. It's a regular day in their life.

So big deal- snapshots of families who live in a free country.

What's the story here? Your link only provides one photo, but everything looks good there. She has personal protective equipment... sights are on target AND finger is on trigger... cheek weld could be improved, but she's still small, and the muffs get in the way. Foam plugs would help. She chose a good stock length setting for her size. It would be interesting to try placing the support hand under the buttstock and changing point of impact vertically by clenching her fist. And if her trigger elbow is off the table surface to avoid getting it scuffed up, a long sleeve shirt and towel would help that.

So besides the obvious points just mentioned, this is being brought up why exactly?

What a non event. Unless a person's frame of reference is not that of a free person's.

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