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Post by Mantis » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:29 pm

The fact that Americans seem to be able to purchase assault rifles with such ease is so ridiculous. And the fact that morons like this seem to think it's their god given right to be able to carry such firearms is just depressing.

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Post by Raid » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:03 pm

As astonishingly stupid as I think doing such a thing so soon after a well-publicised mass shooting is, I can't help but think this story demonstrates the ridiculous situation that American gun-culture creates. He was held at gunpoint by an off-duty fireman, another citizen legally carrying their own firearm and threatening to shoot him. The state of Missouri does not have an assault weapons ban, and Walmart could have legally sold that AR-15 up until 2015 when the company decided they weren't going to stock them. But no, the reaction to this will undoubtedly be "gun-carrying hero prevents gun-carrying lunatic from shooting up store that sells guns".

Just to be clear, I have no sympathy for the guy, it's just that American gun law continues to both amaze and terrify me in equal measure.

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Post by Wrathbone » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:40 pm

In a way I’m glad that Missouri - one of the most permissive states in terms of gun laws - has acknowledged how stupid this was. It sends the message that open-carry laws do not mean you can march into a supermarket in body armour with a rifle, which really shouldn’t need to be clarified and yet apparently it does.

The fact that you can buy body armour and rifles in the supermarket is a disturbing irony.

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Post by Raid » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:01 pm

Dick Brain elected as new leader of irrelevant bigots party.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49307101

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Post by Snowy » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:31 am

Raid wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Dick Brain elected as new leader of irrelevant bigots party.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49307101
Raid wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:53 pm
What the fuck are satirists supposed to do when this is the real news?
QFT
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Post by Snowy » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:34 am

Raid wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Dick Brain elected as new leader of irrelevant bigots party.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49307101
Raid wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:53 pm
What the fuck are satirists supposed to do when this is the real news?
QFT

Also "Speaking after his victory, Mr Braine said he wanted to establish UKIP as the "far-moderate voice of common sense" in Britain." Far moderate? What the fuck does that mean? Is that similar to Mildly Nazi? Gently Hitler? Far right wankjobs the lot, call yourselves what you are you dissembling shower of shit.
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Post by Drarok » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:29 am

Wrathbone wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:40 pm
It sends the message that open-carry laws do not mean you can march into a supermarket in body armour with a rifle, which really shouldn’t need to be clarified and yet apparently it does.
Um… don't the laws mean that, though? He has a license for open carry, so he was exercising his "right". Stupid yes, but illegal? I'm not sure.

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Post by Wrathbone » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:34 am

No, open-carry does not mean you can go wherever you please with a rifle. You can't march round a school with a rifle, for instance. It's also not legal to cause intimidation (intentional or otherwise) in the clearly provocative manner he did. It should be obvious that if you go into a supermarket wearing body armour with a rifle slung round your chest, particularly after the recent shootings, people are going to be scared shitless.

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Post by Animalmother » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:50 pm

I'm also pretty sure that open carry law only applies to white people. If a black guy walked down a street with a gun he'd be shot in minutes.

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Post by Drarok » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:56 pm

Wrathbone wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:34 am
No, open-carry does not mean you can go wherever you please with a rifle. You can't march round a school with a rifle, for instance. It's also not legal to cause intimidation (intentional or otherwise) in the clearly provocative manner he did. It should be obvious that if you go into a supermarket wearing body armour with a rifle slung round your chest, particularly after the recent shootings, people are going to be scared shitless.
"clearly provocative"? What, wearing casual armour and a gun slung to your chest, not even pointing at anyone? Bah.

I'd love to know how to avoid causing intimidation whilst carrying a fucking gun around, too. America is fucking insane. :x

If this wasn't just after a shooting, would he have turned up on "crazy people of Wal-Mart", or would people have reacted the same? Open carry, remember! FREEDOM! YOU ESS AY! YOU ESS AY!

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Post by Wrathbone » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:07 pm

I can't tell if you're joking. :lol:

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Post by Snowy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:50 am

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Post by Animalmother » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:06 pm

There has to be an amazing shampoo/pig jizz pun for this story but I'm at a total loss :-k

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Post by Snowy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:30 pm

They had hoped to get their pigs head and shoulders above the competition?
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Post by Animalmother » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Wash & Goo?

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