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Guns aren't stupid, People with Guns Are.

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jun, 2013 10:58 am
@OmSigDAVID,
That's because you don't understand the English language.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jun, 2013 07:33 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
I'm curious how people shooting themselves
can be seen as anything other than stupid.
OK; suppose that a Canadian coyote began munching upon u,
without your consent. Suppose further that Setanta happened upon
this state of affairs and was thereby taken aback. If, as luck wud have it,
there were an automatic lying around and he hurried over to it
and racked it; if he lost his grasp and it discharged from his hand
into some other part of his anatomy,
I 'd not be inclined to describe him (in his haste) as being "stupid".

or if he popped off a round at the beast (or a criminal, abusing u),
and it bounced off a rock and hit him, again, I 'd be disinclined
to characterize him as being "stupid"
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jun, 2013 07:38 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:
That's because you don't understand the English language.
That is a stupid thing to say,
but fully in keeping with your usual performance.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jun, 2013 07:40 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
The chances of a criminal "abusing" you is next to none.
Show me some reliable statistics on those being abused having a gun to defend themselves? Besides your own imagination.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jun, 2013 07:44 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I care about when it happened to ME;
that is the only statistic that concerns me.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jun, 2013 09:39 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Evidently; TNCFS.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 03:17 am
@cicerone imposter,
I have no idea what that means.

Error is typical of the poster.
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parados
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 07:39 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
OK; suppose that a Canadian coyote began munching upon u,
without your consent. Suppose further that Setanta happened upon
this state of affairs and was thereby taken aback. If, as luck wud have it,
there were an automatic lying around and he hurried over to it
and racked it; if he lost his grasp and it discharged from his hand
into some other part of his anatomy


It's interesting that I haven't posted a single story resembling your imaginings David.

If someone shoots themselves while cleaning their gun does that make them stupid or are they just acting in haste because they have to be ready in case a Canadian coyote might suddenly appear and start munching on someone?
parados
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 02:57 pm
http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/13-year-old-johnson-county-girl-accidentally-shot-while-family-member-cleaned-a-gun.html/
Quote:
A teenage girl was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday night in Johnson County while her teenage brother cleaned a gun.

Emilee Bates, who celebrated her 13th birthday Tuesday, was airlifted to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, where she died, authorities said.


A belated birthday present I guess.
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parados
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 03:01 pm
Quote:
Chesterfield teen charged with accidentally shooting friend in leg


BY MARK BOWES
Richmond Times-Dispatch

A 13-year-old Chesterfield County boy has been charged with recklessly handling a firearm after a pistol he was showing to a 13-year-old friend discharged, striking her in the leg.

Chesterfield police said Thursday’s shooting appears to be accidental.

The victim, who wasn’t identified, was treated at John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell and released.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/chesterfield/chesterfield-teen-charged-with-accidentally-shooting-friend-in-leg/article_30f62bbf-c08d-5dd6-aa64-062f5f2547bf.html
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 03:33 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
If Setanta had a gun anywhere around here, I'd think he was foolish regardless of what he did with it.

When was the last time YOU saw a coyote? we seem them reasonably regularly in this part of the city. A gun is useless in dealing with a coyote.

In both examples you provide, I'd call him stupid for not handling the gun properly and/or not assessing the situation sufficiently.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 03:38 pm
@ehBeth,
I see coyotes frequently. (not city dweller coyotes)

and they don't attack full size people. they love chickens too much for to mess with people... (even the canadian ones)

and a gun can be a useful tool in stopping coyotes from attacking (chickens mind, not peoples)

but were I to shoot myself while attempting to shoot at said coyote, I would then definitely be stupid.

no matter how it happened...
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 03:40 pm
@ehBeth,
everybody knows that, in order to stop a coyote, you insult its parents long enough to stop it and then you place salt on its tail in order to cause dessication.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 03:47 pm
@Rockhead,
Coyotes tend to run if you holler at them. No gun required.

I've heard they will attack very small cats and dogs - but if you let a very small cat or dog out unattended around here, you're already stupid because raccoons are a real danger to them and they're everywhere.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 03:51 pm
@ehBeth,
they'll take a kitten.

never seen them try for a full size cat, and I have more than enough targets roaming the farm.

I am rarely (never) toting the shotgun when I see one. a large stick would be adequate even if one did decide to try and hold his ground.

they are not very big...
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 03:53 pm
@Rockhead,
I'd probably grab a shovel of some sort - or a stick if yelling didn't make a coyote back off.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 03:56 pm
@ehBeth,
not sure but what they will kill a coon.

only because I have multiple coyotes (as many as a dozen on a big moon night) and never ever see a coon.

a few possums and lots o skunks, but not a single coon since I moved out here 3 years ago.

hmmm.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 04:07 pm
@Rockhead,
In Canada, raccoons are almost exclusively urban dwellers.

Toronto is apparently the raccoon capital of the world.

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/natureofthings/2011/raccoonnation/

there is a link to the entire documentary at that link
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 04:38 pm
@ehBeth,
my friend K, who lives right off the core of the city, has bigtime coon troubles.

I'm just as happy without the little bandits...
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 04:42 pm
@ehBeth,
We don't have any raccoons in these parts but Vancouver is full of them too. Plenty of Coyotes though, I've seen them at the end of my block, smack dab in the middle of the city.
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