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1 aagcobb  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 8:07:25am

Am I a bad person for finding this amusing rather than tragic?

2 Skip Intro  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 8:20:15am
But just think, if there had just been a 3rd CWP holder in the laundromat that was packing, then this… wait, that doesn’t make any sense…. but I’m sure the NRA will find a way to capitalize on it.

Isn’t it obvious? Then that third person would have had to shoot an innocent bystander, who would be alive today if only they’d been carrying, because as we’ve been told a thousand times now, “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun”.

3 b.d.  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 8:47:15am

It was the concealed part that is what cost them their lives.

If it was mandatory open carry then this never would have happened.

(and while driving the gun must be duct taped, or secured by some other fashion, to rear view mirror)

//

4 EPR-radar  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 9:38:51am

re: #3 b.d.

It was the concealed part that is what cost them their lives.

If it was mandatory open carry then this never would have happened.

(and while driving the gun must be duct taped, or secured by some other fashion, to rear view mirror)

//

.50 cal machine guns mounted on all cars. Yipee!!

5 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 9:45:29am

Yet two more human sacrifices for the religion known as America.

6 Skip Intro  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 9:54:49am

re: #4 EPR-radar

.50 cal machine guns mounted on all cars. Yipee!!

What auto dealerships ought to look like in NRA Land.

Image: th.jpg

7 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:00:32am

re: #4 EPR-radar

.50 cal machine guns mounted on all cars. Yipee!!

Or laser and rockets

8 RealityBasedSteve  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:19:02am

re: #4 EPR-radar

.50 cal machine guns mounted on all cars. Yipee!!

I do think that having turret mounted “Ma Deuces” on the roof would make us all much more polite and considerate drivers. Maybe scale it down by an order of magnitude or so and go with with paintball guns (with a not-staining paint). That way if you see a car with lots of splotches, you know he’s a jerk driver.

RBS

9 nines09  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:19:07am

“Earlier today a concerned citizen with a CWP witnessed two men shooting at each other at an intersection in town. He shot and killed both men, stating; “Well. I didn’t know who was the bad guy and who was the good guy so I thought I’d just defend myself from the possibility that I may be shot at.”

10 kirkspencer  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 11:32:55am

re: #8 RealityBasedSteve

I do think that having turret mounted “Ma Deuces” on the roof would make us all much more polite and considerate drivers. Maybe scale it down by an order of magnitude or so and go with with paintball guns (with a not-staining paint). That way if you see a car with lots of splotches, you know he’s a jerk driver.

RBS

snerk. No, seriously, you forgot the sarc tags.

Paintball guns legal on cars? You’d see paint everywhere. Mr. Road rage unhappy because he’s late and the person ahead is only going the speed limit? Ms. Bigot seeing one of /them/ driving? Bored teen driver? And that doesn’t even bring into the question the danger. High speed high momentum machinery being manually controlled and you want to allow people to blind the drivers. (What, you think the windshield will remain free of paint?)

The “armed society is a polite society” theory only works if people are angels. Since it’s not you get Somalia and the Tribal zone of Afghanistan.

11 RealityBasedSteve  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 11:37:07am

re: #10 kirkspencer

snerk. No, seriously, you forgot the sarc tags.

Paintball guns legal on cars? You’d see paint everywhere. Mr. Road rage unhappy because he’s late and the person ahead is only going the speed limit? Ms. Bigot seeing one of /them/ driving? Bored teen driver? And that doesn’t even bring into the question the danger. High speed high momentum machinery being manually controlled and you want to allow people to blind the drivers. (What, you think the windshield will remain free of paint?)

The “armed society is a polite society” theory only works if people are angels. Since it’s not you get Somalia and the Tribal zone of Afghanistan.

ROFL… It’s always the implementation details that trip me up.

RBS

12 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 2:18:58pm

re: #10 kirkspencer

The “armed society is a polite society” theory only works if people are angels. Since it’s not you get Somalia and the Tribal zone of Afghanistan.

Funny thing is that Heinlein would have agreed with you. If you read the novel that line comes from, you’ll see it’s not presented as all that good a thing. He touched on the idea later with his concept of Coventry where people who don’t want to live with societies rules can go have an anarchic paradise where might makes right.

13 majii  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 6:01:30pm

A wild west shootout in the 21st Century—-just what the NRA and gun fetishists like.

14 Etaoin Shrdlu  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 7:08:13pm

re: #10 kirkspencer

Paintball guns legal on cars? You’d see paint everywhere. Mr. Road rage unhappy because he’s late and the person ahead is only going the speed limit? Ms. Bigot seeing one of /them/ driving? Bored teen driver?

You need scarce virtual paint. Every driver starts off with 5 points, and gets one more per thousand miles driven. When you ‘shoot’ another driver, you expend one point and they lose one point. If your total hits 0 for any reason, you need to re-take the driving test and/or explain why you should be allowed back on the road.

15 Mich-again  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 9:22:39pm

I think the NRA should publish official rules for a proper duel. We can’t have lawful gun owners just popping caps in each other unless its a fair contest.

16 Mich-again  Thu, Sep 19, 2013 9:31:20pm

Carrying a gun for self defense makes you safer just like not wearing your seat belt makes you safer.

17 PaulT  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 7:10:58am

I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning.

18 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 9:27:22am

re: #16 Mich-again

At one forum I now lurk at, though I was a major participant for years, a poster asked the question, “If you’re walking into a bar and you’re carrying would you prefer open or concealed.”

My reply? “I’m so glad I live in a place where walking into a bar doesn’t result in an automatic dick swinging contest.”

19 Skip Intro  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 1:04:58pm

re: #15 Mich-again

I think the NRA should publish official rules for a proper duel. We can’t have lawful gun owners just popping caps in each other unless its a fair contest.

Rules? I don’t see any stinking rules in the Holy Second Amendment, do you?

20 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 7:06:06pm

I nominate both men for a joint Darwin Award.

21 nines09  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 7:45:29pm

re: #20 Dark_Falcon

I nominate both men for a joint Darwin Award.

Posthumously, of course.

22 jaunte  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:25:56pm

More on the Double Concealed Carry Killings

One of the two men involved in the shoot-out, Robert Taylor, lost his concealed carry license in 2006 after a drunken driving conviction. He was able to get his license back in 2010 after his three year suspension was over.

But he was originally charged not only with drunken driving and carried a concealed weapons while intoxicated. That would have earned him a lifetime suspension of his concealed carry license. But prosecutors decided to drop the firearms charge because the gun was, in their estimation, unrelated to Taylor’s intoxication.

23 docproto48  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 8:18:39pm

candidates for The Darwin Awards?

24 docproto48  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 8:26:47pm

re: #21 nines09
Darwin awards are only posthuminous

25 nines09  Mon, Sep 23, 2013 2:14:50pm

re: #24 docproto48

Darwin awards are only posthuminous

Wrong.


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