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irislake Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:03 AM
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31. Dumb dumb de dum dum
I get nervous even if I have to go into the American Embassy in my own country.The guards are so jumpy and paranoid it's unnerving to have to come into contact with them. All except the friendly and laid-back blacks who are helpful, smiling and warm.

I wouldn't dream of going across the border now into the United States even tho my son lives there.

I'm sure I must be on the no fly list for having sent a critical email to George Bush in a rash moment. (I can well understand how a citizen of Iraq, especially a newsman, might pitch a shoe at the psychopathic bastard).

Also all the anti-Bush articles I sent to my son before I wised up may have harmed him too. And for the last while I don`t even dare talk to him openly on the phone.

These Brits are too naive to venture out of their own country if you ask me. Now they know better.

One who is not `jealous of your freedom`.
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  -Britons vent scorn at U.S. after 24 days in N.C. jails Kelvin Mace  Dec-17-08 09:04 AM   #0 
  - And here I though the U.S. was so pro-gun. Esp. when the GOP is in power (nt)  SteveM   Dec-17-08 09:08 AM   #1 
  - The suppressors should have been given the same treatment as undeclared bottles of liquor  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 09:33 AM   #15 
  - Agreed,  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 03:44 PM   #47 
  - It's a customs issue, not a 2nd amendment issue. Same thing could have happened with undeclared  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 03:50 PM   #49 
  - Why would a silencer be required?  DS1   Dec-17-08 09:09 AM   #2 
  - Air guns  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 09:14 AM   #4 
     - Americans and Europeans have different concepts of noisy  DS1   Dec-17-08 09:19 AM   #6 
  - Paranoia grips our society...Thanks a lot Georgie boy....  opihimoimoi   Dec-17-08 09:12 AM   #3 
  - Well, to play devil's advocate  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 09:23 AM   #8 
  - Advocate to your devil:  achtung_circus   Dec-17-08 09:48 AM   #21 
  - Again,  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 11:11 AM   #32 
  - Fair enough,  achtung_circus   Dec-17-08 04:25 PM   #57 
     - I am completely with you on that  Kelvin Mace   Dec-18-08 07:58 AM   #77 
  - There are .17 caliber firearms.  benEzra   Dec-18-08 09:12 AM   #79 
  - Well, North Carolina you know  gratuitous   Dec-17-08 04:16 PM   #56 
     - Don't underestimate North Carolinians  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 09:48 PM   #72 
  - Long before 911, I had trouble with a plastic pistol that I bought from Disney  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 03:54 PM   #50 
  - These British dudes can blame the Republicon Homeland  SpiralHawk   Dec-17-08 09:15 AM   #5 
  - I can understand the worry about the silencers - particularly if they  NCevilDUer   Dec-17-08 09:20 AM   #7 
  - I think the real outrage here is that they were held for nearly a month.  sarcasmo   Dec-17-08 09:28 AM   #9 
  - Yes, that punishment was excessive  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 09:33 AM   #14 
  - A .22 rifle makes less noise than an air gun if you shoot these through it  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 09:31 AM   #10 
  - Be careful using those with a rifle  junior college   Dec-17-08 09:37 AM   #16 
  - I have a habit of running a bronze brush through rifles frequently  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 09:44 AM   #19 
  - I shoot those in my suppressed bolt action .22lr.  scrinmaster   Dec-17-08 11:25 PM   #74 
     - I get no muzzle blast noise with an unsuppressed Romanian bolt-action training rifle  slackmaster   Dec-18-08 03:19 AM   #76 
  - You are more generous than I am  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 09:32 AM   #12 
  - Is this one??  4dsc   Dec-17-08 09:32 AM   #11 
  - an atrocity no doubt  CitizenPatriot   Dec-17-08 09:32 AM   #13 
  - A book is very different from a device. She should NOT have been detained for her  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 04:01 PM   #52 
  - Air guns make very little noise -- wtf?  LostinVA   Dec-17-08 09:43 AM   #17 
  - Read this page on Beeman's site - Application of the law is not so clear  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 09:46 AM   #20 
  - The problem  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 11:19 AM   #34 
  - You can buy silencers in NC  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 11:17 AM   #33 
     - I'm almost positive you can for air guns -- I'll check with my Dad  LostinVA   Dec-17-08 12:06 PM   #37 
     - I still don't understand  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 02:21 PM   #40 
        - The most powerful ones push pellets at near sonic velocity, and there is quite a big of muzzle noise  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 03:13 PM   #44 
           - seems to me that  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 03:35 PM   #45 
              - I can't specifically identify Mr. Moran, but I know that air guns have been used in a few crimes  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 03:59 PM   #51 
              - Lots of variables to be sure  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 04:30 PM   #59 
                 - Yes, E = MV^2 expresses that concept to the best of my ability on this board  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 06:31 PM   #63 
              - Busted by Sherlock Holmes???  hardtravelin   Dec-17-08 06:39 PM   #64 
                 - Live and learn  Kelvin Mace   Dec-18-08 08:05 AM   #78 
                    - "Tiger Jack" Moran also figured  achtung_circus   Dec-18-08 11:35 AM   #80 
     - If you want a real firearm silencer you are correct  happyslug   Dec-17-08 08:38 PM   #70 
  - But its all OUR fault  enid602   Dec-17-08 09:44 AM   #18 
  - Interesting post.....  WriteDown   Dec-17-08 10:05 AM   #25 
  - lately?  enid602   Dec-17-08 10:17 AM   #26 
     - I haven't been to Europe since last January.....  WriteDown   Dec-17-08 10:21 AM   #27 
  - Maybe it's the ones who make it to Argentina  JVS   Dec-17-08 10:34 AM   #29 
  - Yes, read it this morning. I can understand a short arrest or fine  mmonk   Dec-17-08 09:49 AM   #22 
  - ...  Libertas1776   Dec-17-08 09:55 AM   #23 
  - "silencers"  melm00se   Dec-17-08 10:03 AM   #24 
  - I agree that the state of federal law is appropriate  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 10:25 AM   #28 
  - Does that include silencers for airguns?  tuckessee   Dec-17-08 10:47 AM   #30 
     - I still can't see the need for one  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 11:22 AM   #35 
        - They might use them indoors..  tuckessee   Dec-17-08 11:34 AM   #36 
        - Even shooting indoors  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 02:22 PM   #41 
           - I'm sorry to be so blunt, but your inability to envision a need for one doesn't count for much  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 04:06 PM   #54 
              - It seems to me  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 04:31 PM   #60 
                 - Read reply #44  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 04:34 PM   #61 
                    - I did  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 10:26 PM   #73 
                       - A pellet gun that fires sub-sonic rounds still makes significant muzzle noise  slackmaster   Dec-18-08 03:15 AM   #75 
        - I'd use an air gun silencer if I could get one legally  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 04:05 PM   #53 
           - Wish my neighbors would use a silencer  supernova   Dec-17-08 04:25 PM   #58 
  - Dumb dumb de dum dum  irislake   Dec-17-08 11:03 AM   #31 
  - My wife and I were frisked by men with Machine Guns at Heathrow.  Romulox   Dec-17-08 12:15 PM   #38 
  - A bit of an eye opener  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 02:24 PM   #42 
  - It is ILLEGAL to bring silencers into the US  Donnachaidh   Dec-17-08 01:27 PM   #39 
  - In fairness  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 02:30 PM   #43 
     - If they had been smart  supernova   Dec-17-08 03:40 PM   #46 
        - Smart doesn't seem to have been the problem  Kelvin Mace   Dec-17-08 03:48 PM   #48 
           - But do you take the kit on an airplane with you?  supernova   Dec-17-08 04:10 PM   #55 
  - Well, OF COURSE they're terrorists!!! They speak with accents...  KansDem   Dec-17-08 04:43 PM   #62 
  - Many hunters use suppressors in Europe  hardtravelin   Dec-17-08 06:47 PM   #65 
  - We can't buy sound suppressors in California either - Only police and military can have them  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 06:59 PM   #66 
     - My bad, you are right about California.  hardtravelin   Dec-17-08 07:31 PM   #67 
  - Going into a foreign country with firearms paraphernalia and don't declare it?  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-17-08 07:37 PM   #68 
  - With all the frigging self-proclaimed "gun experts" in America  Canuckistanian   Dec-17-08 07:51 PM   #69 
     - That's a reasonable but unfortunately bad assumption  slackmaster   Dec-17-08 09:47 PM   #71 
 

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