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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:27 PM

Every time I hear someone on the news telling about a massive "arsenal"

that is unearthed in a post-massacre search, I think about all those sad old people who are humiliated and publicly shamed when their hoarding is exposed in the news. There is no limit to the excoriation they suffer for what is obviously a mental illness/combined with misguided altruism. Every aspect of their life is exposed for all to see, as crews of people dismantle their lives, and confiscate/destroy/discard their belongings.

Some collect newspapers/magazines,others collect stray animals, some even collect everything.

The "stuff" they hang onto is surely dangerous to some extent, (stacks of stuff can fall on them) but the amount of grief they endure and the public shaming, is so extreme when it's compared to people who are into extreme weapons-hoarding. They are somehow righteous because they have a constitutional right to collect things that when used in the way they were intended to be used, can (and often do) kill and maim ......loved ones, themselves, and of course random strangers.

Maybe it's time to cut unarmed hoarders some slack..






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Reply Every time I hear someone on the news telling about a massive "arsenal" (Original post)
SoCalDem Mar 2013 OP
mwrguy Mar 2013 #1
mercymechap Mar 2013 #2
Peter cotton Mar 2013 #3
Hoyt Mar 2013 #6
Victor_c3 Mar 2013 #7
Peter cotton Mar 2013 #8
geek tragedy Mar 2013 #10
Peter cotton Mar 2013 #13
Glassunion Mar 2013 #4
SoCalDem Mar 2013 #5
99Forever Mar 2013 #9
Jenoch Mar 2013 #11
HappyMe Mar 2013 #12

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:31 PM

1. Anyone who hoards guns should be publicly shamed

That is, until we can legally put an end to this kind of insane behavior.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:34 PM

2. It's got to be some type of

mental disorder, just like those that hoard other stuff.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:34 PM

3. How many firearms constitute an "arsenal"?

 

I've seen the term used in news reports when someone has as little as three guns.

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Response to Peter cotton (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:44 PM

6. Depends on what you own and why you own them.


As far as I am concerned, if these bigots only have one gun it qualifies a weapons cache:

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:49 PM

7. That picture just made me think of this...

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That is a picture of my platoon just before we left Iraq.

I don't know what that picture has to do with anything, but I couldn't resist posting it anyways.



However, a "real" army unit would make quick work of a wanna be militia. I've seen how wanna-be militias fare against a well trained and heavily armed regular army unit and it never ended in their favor.

The conversation in the turret of my bradley fighting vehicle would have been:

"gunner, coax, troops truck troops. Kill kill kill, HE shift left truck. kill kill kill". The whole engagement would have lasted 10-30 seconds. Pretty sick, huh?

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:50 PM

8. "Any number if I don't like the owner" doesn't strike me as a very useful definition.

 

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Response to Peter cotton (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:56 PM

10. As many as it takes to kill 20 1st graders. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 05:07 PM

13. That would be one. In regards to the subject at hand:

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:35 PM

4. What constitutes an "arsenal" or hoarding?

What's the magic number of guns or ammunition?

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:39 PM

5. You and Peter Cotton can work that one out..not gonna play that game with you

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:54 PM

9. One.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 04:25 PM

11. I'm not surprised

 

that woman has her guns strewn about, just look at her kitchen. She does have hoarding problems.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 04:29 PM

12. Being killed by a gun ruins lives.

But hoarding a ton of crap ruins people's lives too.

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