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Education on a AR-15 Assault Rifle


By Call it Crazy   Follow   Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 11:00am PST   7,543 views   107 comments
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For anyone who is interested and will to accept some education on firearms, here is a 7 minute video that will compare the scary AR-15 assault weapon to other common firearms and bullet calibers.

You might be surprised on how scary and powerful an AR-15 actually is.....

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2109669132001/

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JodyChunder   Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 9:04am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 68

marcus says

Hmmm. Really ?

What about bombs in your car. To you get anxious every time before you start your car ?

???

I guess I might if I were living in the midst of a tetchy car bomber...which, living where I do, is certainly plausible.

But my point was that the deranged sniper induces more terror in me personally than the deranged kid with his mom's semi and a Kevlar onesie. Look up Charles Whitman, the Beltway Sniper, the Arizona Sniper, etc., etc.

JodyChunder   Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 9:17am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 69

permanent_marker says

If this doesn't want you to go out and shoot guns....

Pffft, to HELL with the guns, brother...

Little games are for little boys.

New Renter   Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 11:10am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 70

JodyChunder says

But my point was that the deranged sniper induces more terror in me personally than the deranged kid with his mom's semi and a Kevlar onesie. Look up Charles Whitman, the Beltway Sniper, the Arizona Sniper, etc., etc.

Yes but a patriot with a concealed sidearm is just as much a target in that scenario so please don't bring it up. The pro gun community would appreciate it you would keep your focus on situations where an armed citizen (preferably a senior citizen) can take down a gun-toting hooligan, preferably one who has taken a beautiful young thing as a human shield.

Kevin   Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 2:08pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 71

JodyChunder says

But my point was that the deranged sniper induces more terror in me personally than the deranged kid with his mom's semi and a Kevlar onesie. Look up Charles Whitman, the Beltway Sniper, the Arizona Sniper, etc., etc.

Fucking TERRIFYING:

JodyChunder   Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 2:20pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 72

Kevin says

Fucking TERRIFYING:

Operative qualifiers: DERANGED; CHARLES WHITMAN; BELTWAY SNIPER.

Snipers within this context aren't protecting heads of state; snipers within this context do not usually make their positions known; snipers in this context do not clock in to work and fill out expense reports for target practice. Y'know?

Anyway, the point I was originally trying to illustrate was that it's the knee-jerk, gun-illiterate harpies who seize upon buzzwords like 'assault weapons' when the fact is, Adam Lanza could have just as easily devastated Newtown if he'd employed a high-precision rifle from 500 meters away.

marcus   Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 7:03pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 73

JodyChunder says

???

I guess I might if I were living in the midst of a tetchy car bomber...which, living where I do, is certainly plausible.

I was just kidding that it sounded paranoid, as if you have some pretty bad enemies, if you are worried about snipers. But I get that you didn't mean that you really are personally afraid of snipers...

JodyChunder says

Snipers terrify the fuck out of me

Moderate Infidel   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 5:46am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 74

JodyChunder says

Adam Lanza could have just as easily devastated Newtown if he'd employed a high-precision rifle from 500 meters away.

You can snipe through walls now? that Adam must been one helluva sniper.

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 5:57am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 75

Moderate Infidel says

JodyChunder says

Adam Lanza could have just as easily devastated Newtown if he'd employed a high-precision rifle from 500 meters away.

You can snipe through walls now? that Adam must been one helluva sniper.

Remember the beltway snipers?

Call it Crazy   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 6:35am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (4)     Comment 76

Scagnetti says

Remember the beltway snipers?

Wasn't he shooting from a hole in the trunk of a car??

Moderate Infidel   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 6:40am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 77

So your point is we need to outlaw high powered sniping rifles because they are a huge threat to public safety. I'm aboard.

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 6:43am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 78

Moderate Infidel says

So your point is we need to outlaw high powered sniping rifles because they are a huge threat to public safety. I'm aboard.

Nope...I didn't say that. You did.

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 6:47am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 79

Call it Crazy says

Scagnetti says

Remember the beltway snipers?

Wasn't he shooting from a hole in the trunk of a car??

That's right. And from my memory, he only needed 1 shot each time. How would restricting magazine capacity prevent that? Or restricting semi auto's? Or restricting caliber? Do you think Moderate Infidel will say we should ban all guns?

Moderate Infidel   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 6:55am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 80

Scagnetti says

That's right. And from my memory, he only needed 1 shot each time. How would restricting magazine capacity prevent that? Or restricting semi auto's? Or restricting caliber? Do you think Moderate Infidel will say we should ban all guns?

I don't want to ban guns. Also restricting magazine capacity wouldn't stop a sniper, that is obvious. I was commenting on the fact that some of you are really frightened by snipers so I would assume you would want to do something to prevent them. So what are your ideas for stopping snipers?

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 7:00am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 81

Moderate Infidel says

Scagnetti says

That's right. And from my memory, he only needed 1 shot each time. How would restricting magazine capacity prevent that? Or restricting semi auto's? Or restricting caliber? Do you think Moderate Infidel will say we should ban all guns?

I don't want to ban guns. Also restricting magazine capacity wouldn't stop a sniper, that is obvious. I was commenting on the fact that some of you are really frightened by snipers so I would assume you would want to do something to prevent them. So what are your ideas for stopping snipers?

sniper vs. sniper?

Call it Crazy   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 7:03am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (5)     Comment 82

Moderate Infidel says

So what are your ideas for stopping snipers?

Are snipers an "epidemic" now too?? I haven't heard that yet from the MSM or anti-gun crowds.

Moderate Infidel   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 7:06am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 83

How about a "Star Wars" system in front of every school that shoots down incoming bullets. FortWayne will love that idea.

Moderate Infidel   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 7:07am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 84

Call it Crazy says

Moderate Infidel says

So what are your ideas for stopping snipers?

Are snipers an "epidemic" now too?? I haven't heard that yet from the MSM or anti-gun crowds.

Ask JodyChunder.

Call it Crazy   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 7:12am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (5)     Comment 85

Moderate Infidel says

How about a "Star Wars" system in front of every school that shoots down incoming bullets. FortWayne will love that idea.

How about a school system police department that purchased 14 AR-15 assault weapons for their own use.... what are they worried about?? Schools are a "gun-free" zone...

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/01/22/fontana-school-pd-purchases-14-ar-15-assault-weapons-to-protect-students/

JodyChunder   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 9:02am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 86

Moderate Infidel says

Ask JodyChunder.

I like that...

HEY YOU   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 9:47am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 87

Scagnetti says

This is the problem...You have people trying regulate firearms who don't know jack s**t about them! That would be like me writing a book on what it's like to be pregnant in the third trimester!

Democrats,Republicans,TBTF,Wall Street1!%, etc. have been fucking us for years. I've been throwing up in the mornings. Time to take a pregnancy test.

Moderate Infidel   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 11:13am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 88

HEY YOU says

Scagnetti says

This is the problem...You have people trying regulate firearms who don't know jack s**t about them! That would be like me writing a book on what it's like to be pregnant in the third trimester!

Democrats,Republicans,TBTF,Wall Street1!%, etc. have been fucking us for years. I've been throwing up in the mornings. Time to take a pregnancy test.

The people who make our laws don't know jack shit about most things. We get the government we deserve.

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 11:18am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 89

Moderate Infidel says

HEY YOU says

Scagnetti says

This is the problem...You have people trying regulate firearms who don't know jack s**t about them! That would be like me writing a book on what it's like to be pregnant in the third trimester!

Democrats,Republicans,TBTF,Wall Street1!%, etc. have been fucking us for years. I've been throwing up in the mornings. Time to take a pregnancy test.

The people who make our laws don't know jack shit about most things. We get the government we deserve.

If they don't know "jack shit" about anything, maybe we should have a smaller government to minimize the damage they can do.

Moderate Infidel   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 11:29am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 90

Scagnetti says

If they don't know "jack shit" about anything, maybe we should have a smaller government to minimize the damage they can do.

What size do you propose?

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 11:34am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (4)     Comment 91

Moderate Infidel says

Scagnetti says

If they don't know "jack shit" about anything, maybe we should have a smaller government to minimize the damage they can do.

What size do you propose?

Just big enough to effectively and efficiently do everything we (Americans) NEED done and no more!

Moderate Infidel   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 11:37am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 92

Scagnetti says

Just big enough to effectively and efficiently do everything we (Americans) NEED done and no more!

I get it, but we need actual numbers and a viable plan to implement it.

Kevin   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 12:04pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 93

Scagnetti says

Moderate Infidel says

Scagnetti says

If they don't know "jack shit" about anything, maybe we should have a smaller government to minimize the damage they can do.

What size do you propose?

Just big enough to effectively and efficiently do everything we (Americans) NEED done and no more!

What Americans "need" done is really the entire crux of the debate about the size of government. Everybody has (and is entitled to) their own opinion. This process is called "democracy".

thomaswong.1986   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 12:35pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 94

Scagnetti says

I think we could all agree on some cuts...

ditto

thomaswong.1986   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 12:39pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 95

Scagnetti says

#2 The Obama administration plans to spend between 16 and 20 million dollars helping students from Indonesia get master’s degrees.

and that is totally unacceptable...down right freaking wrong!

Vicente   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 1:54pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 96

Scagnetti says

#1 The U.S. government is spending $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

I don't need TRILLION dollar wars either.

Your stuff is penny-ante bullshit by comparison.

Much like the idiot hemmorhaging money like a firehose, who decides to "economize" by brownbagging their lunch.

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 2:41pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 97

Vicente says

Scagnetti says

#1 The U.S. government is spending $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

I don't need TRILLION dollar wars either.

Your stuff is penny-ante bullshit by comparison.

Much like the idiot hemmorhaging money like a firehose, who decides to "economize" by brownbagging their lunch.

What the hell do you mean "my stuff"??? That was simply a list everybody could agree on no matter where on the political spectrum you may fall.

ThreeBays   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 3:13pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 98

Call it Crazy says

For anyone who is interested and will to accept some education on firearms, here is a 7 minute video that will compare the scary AR-15 assault weapon to other common firearms and bullet calibers.

You might be surprised on how scary and powerful an AR-15 actually is.....

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2109669132001/

Who would've imagined that higher caliber guns make bigger holes? Duh!

Maybe they should shoot one of the Fox guys, just to prove that they're not really scary and powerful?

Kevin   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 4:04pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 99

Scagnetti says

Vicente says

Scagnetti says

#1 The U.S. government is spending $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

I don't need TRILLION dollar wars either.

Your stuff is penny-ante bullshit by comparison.

Much like the idiot hemmorhaging money like a firehose, who decides to "economize" by brownbagging their lunch.

What the hell do you mean "my stuff"??? That was simply a list everybody could agree on no matter where on the political spectrum you may fall.

Clearly not true, since there are people who voted for the spending.

I'm a big fan of people who have no idea what the NIH does and blasts every dollar that they spend. Nevermind the millions and millions of people who would be dead or severely disabled without NIH-funded research. People who don't know anything about how research grants work just make me sad for America's future position in the world.

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 4:23pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 100

Kevin says

Clearly not true, since there are people who voted for the spending.

Are you telling me that if those spending measures were brought to a popular vote by all Americans and the choices were;

A) Approve the spending for those items

Or

B) Get the money back through a rebate check

the majority would vote to approve the spending?

Or do you admit it was probably just pork attached to another bill?

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 4:27pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 101

Kevin says

I'm a big fan of people who have no idea what the NIH does and blasts every dollar that they spend. Nevermind the millions and millions of people who would be dead or severely disabled without NIH-funded research. People who don't know anything about how research grants work just make me sad for America's future position in the world.

I'll tell you what....I can save us money. Instead of....

Scagnetti says

#27 The National Institutes of Health loves to spend our tax money on really bizarre things. The NIH once spent $800,000 in “stimulus funds” to study the impact of a “genital-washing program” on men in South Africa.

You can wash mine for free and then study the impact.

Kevin   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 4:59pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 102

Scagnetti says

Kevin says

Clearly not true, since there are people who voted for the spending.

Are you telling me that if those spending measures were brought to a popular vote by all Americans and the choices were;

A) Approve the spending for those items

Or

B) Get the money back through a rebate check

the majority would vote to approve the spending?

Or do you admit it was probably just pork attached to another bill

Neither. The claim was that "everybody could agree". Obviously false.

You know how many things every american votes on? Just one: Who represents them. That's how a republic works.

Scagnetti says

You can wash mine for free and then study the impact.

Are you a man living in South Africa, a country with an extremely high rate of STDs and where America has significant interests? No? Ok. Then try again after you've had some time to learn what the NIH is and how it works.

Scagnetti   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 5:12pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 103

Kevin says

Neither. The claim was that "everybody could agree". Obviously false.

Oh....so you're saying I should have said the vast majority...Woopity Doo! Excuuuuuuuuuuuse me.

Kevin says

You know how many things every american votes on? Just one: Who represents them. That's how a republic works.

I know how a republic works. That's not how I framed the question is it? Just admit most people do no want the above list! Admit most of the list is just pork! Admit that if each of those items were not attached to some other bill and had to be approved on their own merits, they wouldn't pass!

Kevin says

Are you a man living in South Africa, a country with an extremely high rate of STDs and where America has significant interests?

Yes I am...now start washing.

leo707   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 12:57am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 104

Scagnetti says

I'm sure we can all agree that Americans don't "need" the following...!

There is nothing on this list that I would not need more information on before making my knee-jerk reaction on if we should be spending money on it. It seems more like the kind of list that people who know don't know jack-shit about many-a-thing write to rile up and elicit emotional responses from people who also don't know jack-shit.

Scagnetti says

If they don't know "jack shit" about anything, maybe we should have a smaller government to minimize the damage they can do.

So, what you are suggesting is that we replace the current set of people who don't know jack-shit, with another set of people who possible know even less jack-shit, but that agree with your imaginings on how a government should be run.

No thanks.

Kevin   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 1:57am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 105

Scagnetti says

Just admit most people do no want the above list! Admit most of the list is just pork! Admit that if each of those items were not attached to some other bill and had to be approved on their own merits, they wouldn't pass!

NIH grants aren't attached to other bills. Again: Learn how the NIH works.

IDDQD says

Could you elaborate on "significant interests" and connection of these interests with genital washing

HIV causes instability. Researching ways to prevent it in countries like south Africa means more stability. South Africa is one of the few stable democracies in Africa. Its essential to us interests that it remains so.

David Losh   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 2:44am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 106

Scagnetti says

I'm sure we can all agree that Americans don't "need" the following!

I wouldn't have paid any attention to you normally, but you certainly put up a lot of comments that have nothing to say.

No we don't all agree with your list, and most of the "pork" you provided has cross economic purposes.

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