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#21 LFC

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:17 PM

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, or so we are told by the NRA. So who are the good guys and who are the bad guys in this one?

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A father and son were killed in a shootout with another man and his son at a gun store Saturday in Pearl River County's Henleyfield community.

Pearl River County deputies responding to the shooting on Mississippi 43 about 3:15 p.m. found the store owner and his son dead in the store, Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.

The owner's wife was working at the store when two customers, a man and his son, entered to pick up a firearm that had been repaired.

"There was some contention about a $25 fee," Tucker said.

In an attempt to clear up the dispute, the woman called her husband, who later arrived with his son. An argument ensued between the owners and the customers.

"During this argument, we believe there might have been some pushing and shoving," Tucker said. "One of the customers and one of the owners produced firearms. We don't know who shot first."

All four men were shot. The two customers were airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Tucker said.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:26 PM

View PostLFC, on 25 January 2016 - 01:17 PM, said:

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, or so we are told by the NRA. So who are the good guys and who are the bad guys in this one?



Welcome to Mississippi, The Sphincter of America's Heartland.

Isn't a sphincter supposed to hold the crap in? Doesn't seem to be working.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:50 PM

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 25 January 2016 - 01:26 PM, said:

Isn't a sphincter supposed to hold the crap in? Doesn't seem to be working.

Welcome to Mississippi, The Leaky Sphincter of America's Heartland.

I stand corrected.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 03:12 PM

And here's where their supposed Second Amendment rights collide with the rights of other citizens.

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A man arrested for accidentally shooting a woman at a Washington state movie theater on Friday reportedly told police that he was armed because he feared mass shootings.

In a statement to police quoted by The Seattle Times, 29-year-old Dane Gallion said he brought a firearm to a screening of Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” in Renton because he was “concerned about recent mass shootings in public places.” Gallion said in the statement that he wore the gun unholstered in his waistband for the same reason.

Gallion's firearm discharged during the film, striking a 40-year-old woman sitting in front of him in the shoulder. She was sent to a nearby hospital and was in stable condition as of Saturday.

At least in this case the only injury was to the small penised man-child gun owner but discharging a firearm in a church is still an endangerment to others and hence an infringes on their rights.

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A man accidentally shot himself in the foot in a church in Sulphur Springs, Texas, on Wednesday evening, police told the Longview News-Journal.

The man accidentally discharged his pistol in the Davis Street Baptist Church's family life center, according to the News-Journal. He sustained minor injuries, and nobody else was hurt, police said.

Texas' new open carry law went into effect in at the beginning of this year. The law allows private businesses to ban the open carry of firearms. And the Catholic diocese in the state is putting up signs noting that its churches have banned weapons.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 03:35 PM

http://www.thedailyb...e-shooting.html

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A father and son died in a Picayune, Mississippi, gun store after a shootout reportedly broke out over a $25 fee for a firearm repair. The weekend gun battle erupted and injured four men, authorities said. The two surviving men—also a father and son pair—were airlifted to a hospital and are being treated for life-threatening wounds. The deceased were owners of the shop. Officials say they don’t know who shot first.
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Posted 31 January 2016 - 02:35 PM

Analogies between gun responsibilities and swimming pool responsibilities have been raised here before.

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 06:05 PM

View Postjdd_stl1, on 06 January 2016 - 12:25 PM, said:

Is he a RINO now?

He misspoke. Isn't that the phrase?
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Posted 09 February 2016 - 02:22 PM

Good old Ted:

http://time.com/4213...ok-gun-control/

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 03:15 PM

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 09 February 2016 - 02:22 PM, said:

Good old Ted:

Yeah, these Jews want to stop good guys with guns from stopping bad guys with guns. You know, like these guys.

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A Texas man gunned down a puppy that had wandered into his yard — and then he hit the ground to avoid gunshots fired by the dog owner’s friend.

Joe Ramirez was not wounded in the return fire, but both he and the friend were arrested on felony charges, reported KENS-TV.

The 37-year-old Ramirez told police he grabbed a shotgun Wednesday in frustration after a neighbor’s puppy repeatedly came into the yard of his San Antonio home, ate cat food and defecated.

He told investigators he thought the gun contained blanks, and Ramirez insisted he meant only to scare the puppy after trying to shoo it away.

The dog owner, however, said she heard a gunshot, followed by the sound of a dog yelping, so she went outside to investigate.

The neighbor told police that she saw Ramirez standing over her dog and shoot the animal at close range.

That’s when the woman’s friend opened fire on Ramirez and his roommate, police said.

Neither of them were wounded in the shooting.

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 03:34 PM

View PostLFC, on 09 February 2016 - 03:15 PM, said:



Yeah, these Jews want to stop good guys with guns from stopping bad guys with guns. You know, like these guys.

Under these circumstances, it's a pity the dog owner's friend wasn't a better shot.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:13 PM

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:00 PM

View PostAnBr, on 22 February 2016 - 01:13 PM, said:


Maybe we just have a lot more bad people than other developed nations. [/snark]

Edit: It would explain our massive prison population, right?
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Posted 03 March 2016 - 09:23 AM

Another saga in the continuing annals of a well regulated militia.
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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:45 PM

View PostTraveler, on 03 March 2016 - 09:23 AM, said:

Another saga in the continuing annals of a well regulated militia.

Sheriff: Man Taking Selfies With Gun Fatally Shoots Himself


What a pillock! Why didn't he use a camera, like everybody else?
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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:54 PM

+1000. I did wonder about that myself. guy was into snuff films I guess.
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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:57 PM

View PostTraveler, on 03 March 2016 - 12:54 PM, said:

+1000. I did wonder about that myself. guy was into snuff films I guess.

I think he was doing it wrong, but I prefer the result!

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 01:21 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 03 March 2016 - 12:45 PM, said:

What a pillock!

Yeah, I had to look that one up.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:09 PM

View PostLFC, on 03 March 2016 - 01:21 PM, said:


View PostRich T Bikkies, on 03 March 2016 - 12:45 PM, said:

What a pillock! Why didn't he use a camera, like everybody else?
Yeah, I had to look that one up.

I don't bother. I just tell myself two things when Rich does that.

1. Must be a British thing.
2. Eventually we'll get them all to speak American.
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Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:15 PM

The problem is that I never heard the term "pillock" in Monty Python or Coupling, my two main sources for British slang. "Twit", "git", "bollocks", "pissed", and other terms all showed up more than once, though I had to ask a British friend what it meant when they said a woman didn't have "kit on."
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:35 PM

View PostHockeyDon, on 03 March 2016 - 02:09 PM, said:

I don't bother. I just tell myself two things when Rich does that.

1. Must be a British thing.
2. Eventually we'll get them all to speak American.

I won't bore you with my stock response.

Not this time, anyway.
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