Go Back   Cosplay.com > Off-Topic Chat > General Off-Topic Forum

Reply
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 369 votes, 5.00 average.
Unread 12-22-2012, 04:47 AM   #4756
pinoycosplay
Fighting VG Specialist
 
pinoycosplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 737
Quote:
Originally Posted by DireKitty View Post
You know Columbine had an armed guy on their property. Part of some community policing program. He fired at Harris - 4 bullets - and he hit him... but he was wearing Kevlar or w/e and so even though he spun hard, he wasn't actually wounded.

I mean it was only this summer i head about innocent bystanders being killed in a shootout between NYC cops and some disgruntled ex-employee.... and these cops are consistently trained in using a gun (I hope).
Just a small correction. Actually the police were the ones who shot 9 innocent bystanders. The actually gunman never even fired during the confrontation with officers.

Naturally the media had to leave that last part out because they have been saying that only law officers have the ability to stop crime with their training.
__________________
People say they like irony, but nobody wants to pay for it.
pinoycosplay is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 12-22-2012, 07:06 AM   #4757
DireKitty
Captain Kittens
 
DireKitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinoycosplay View Post
Just a small correction. Actually the police were the ones who shot 9 innocent bystanders. The actually gunman never even fired during the confrontation with officers.

Naturally the media had to leave that last part out because they have been saying that only law officers have the ability to stop crime with their training.
Sorry if that wasn't clear - that was my intended point - that people were shot by the cops, and the cops are trained with using a gun.

If someone who is trained in using a weapon, and hopefully on a consistent basis, and is trained in using it in a scary situation like that is able to strike citizens - who are innocent - then what of teachers with weapons? Or average citizens?

I don't recall how many rounds were unleashed by the cops, but it did seem high.
__________________
Anime North Cosplay Photoshoots Staff
Kayle - League of Legends
Official Anime North Forums

Anime North Reddit Community
DireKitty is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-22-2012, 03:06 PM   #4758
pinoycosplay
Fighting VG Specialist
 
pinoycosplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 737
yeah, definitely some tried to use that incident as an excuse for why private citizens shouldn't have guns "See, if a police officer can't shoot straight how can a private citizens"

The thing about it is, that police officers are not some super trained police they just have to qualify with their gun very rarely at a distance of 7 meters. A majority of private gun owners do more target practice that most police officers.

But in my opinion there is a a very clear difference between the principal who died "lunging at the gunman" as a principal who shoots at the gunman at a close enough range to ensure a high degree of accuracy.
__________________
People say they like irony, but nobody wants to pay for it.
pinoycosplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #4759
DireKitty
Captain Kittens
 
DireKitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinoycosplay View Post
yeah, definitely some tried to use that incident as an excuse for why private citizens shouldn't have guns "See, if a police officer can't shoot straight how can a private citizens"

The thing about it is, that police officers are not some super trained police they just have to qualify with their gun very rarely at a distance of 7 meters. A majority of private gun owners do more target practice that most police officers.

But in my opinion there is a a very clear difference between the principal who died "lunging at the gunman" as a principal who shoots at the gunman at a close enough range to ensure a high degree of accuracy.
They really should have more training.

Edit: Just read here about how the son of the president of the NRA was sentenced to 10 years in jail for firing his gun at another man in a road rage dispute.
__________________
Anime North Cosplay Photoshoots Staff
Kayle - League of Legends
Official Anime North Forums

Anime North Reddit Community

Last edited by DireKitty : 12-22-2012 at 09:05 PM.
DireKitty is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #4760
sam vimes
A real live wire
 
sam vimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 10,173
Unconscionable.
__________________
Raising respectable and dignified ferrets since 2009.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hag View Post
SV is the most awesome man I know that I'm not married to.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullbleed View Post
If this weren't tje internet id hug all of you guys right now.
Especishillly you sam.
Like a woodpecker with a headache...
sam vimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #4761
Bisected8
panificium delicatum sum
 
Bisected8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 9,631
Gun advocates have forced me to side with Piers Morgan.

For that I shall never forgive them!
__________________
Me on deviantArt.
Me on TV Tropes.
Me on twitter.

To do; Dark Link (70%) Link (20%)

Can't write, can't draw. Can code, a little.
Bisected8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #4762
Lithium Flower
Handphones
 
Lithium Flower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 15,236
Quote:
Originally Posted by sam vimes View Post
Yikes.
__________________
Iíll tell you what people look like, really: they look like flames. Or like the stars, on a clear night in the wilderness.
LiveStream
Emmers Drawberry: Professional Superhero
◆○◆○◆○◆○◆○
Tumblr silliness.

◆○◆○◆○◆○◆○
Deviantart of more super silliness

Lithium Flower is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-26-2012, 06:51 AM   #4763
pinoycosplay
Fighting VG Specialist
 
pinoycosplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bisected8 View Post
Gun advocates have forced me to side with Piers Morgan.

For that I shall never forgive them!
I like the twitter responses that say "No please, don't deport him, we don't want him back."

It's is worth noting that while his speech is protected under the constitution, his presence is not.

IMHO he is just another in a long line of "journalists" (i used that word very loosely for Mr. Morgan) that believes they have something profound to say (they don't) and believe that everyone should listen to them (we shouldn't).

-----Bonus 2 for 1 comment-----

I do find it interesting that the private school where Obama's children attend, along with other "elites" that simply are better then us "commoners" has 11 armed guards on duty at all times. The school always has those guards, in addition to the secret service protection presence that is at the school due to Obama's kids being there. Yet the media (some of whom have their children at this school as well) keep telling us that we don't need armed guards, just laws banning things.

This is the very definition of hypocrisy. But then most "elites" believe themselves to be above the law anyway, so they don't see a contradiction.

http://now.msn.com/obama-daughters-a...1-armed-guards
__________________
People say they like irony, but nobody wants to pay for it.
pinoycosplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #4764
fullbleed
Hello I'm Dr Cheeks
 
fullbleed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by sam vimes View Post
"The data does not include owners of long guns ó rifles or shotguns ó which can be purchased without a permit."

Wait what.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hag
I would have used my awesome space-time warping powers to reach through the internet and throttle your scrawny pole-dancing film-making neck.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sam vimes View Post
Someone supply with a new descriptive label for Fullbleed. Hipster doesn't even cut it any more.
fullbleed is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #4765
Kildread
I can fix it!
 
Kildread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,390
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullbleed View Post
Wait what.
I'm assuming it's due to some "concealed weapon" regulation.
Kildread is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-02-2013, 05:47 PM   #4766
sam vimes
A real live wire
 
sam vimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 10,173
It was only a matter of time, I suppose.

http://news.yahoo.com/claim-seeks-10...003646074.html
__________________
Raising respectable and dignified ferrets since 2009.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hag View Post
SV is the most awesome man I know that I'm not married to.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullbleed View Post
If this weren't tje internet id hug all of you guys right now.
Especishillly you sam.
Like a woodpecker with a headache...
sam vimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-02-2013, 06:04 PM   #4767
Lithium Flower
Handphones
 
Lithium Flower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 15,236
Quote:
Originally Posted by sam vimes View Post
It was only a matter of time, I suppose.

http://news.yahoo.com/claim-seeks-10...003646074.html
__________________
Iíll tell you what people look like, really: they look like flames. Or like the stars, on a clear night in the wilderness.
LiveStream
Emmers Drawberry: Professional Superhero
◆○◆○◆○◆○◆○
Tumblr silliness.

◆○◆○◆○◆○◆○
Deviantart of more super silliness

Lithium Flower is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-03-2013, 10:34 AM   #4768
trmbngrl
Britt
 
trmbngrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lithium Flower View Post
Hey now this is some bull. I take great offense to people cheapening PTSD to make money off the system.
Comparisons aren't going to do anyone a favor. Especially when it's a battle of 'who has it worse? YOU OR THE DEAD KID' but really you can't develop anxiety and trauma in a week.
I mean the state really should help pay for therapy for any kids who do end up with problems but this just sounds like the parents bullshitting their way into more money.
Yeah.
I take offense to people doing that. These actions part the reason I'm not taken seriously.
trmbngrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #4769
Bisected8
panificium delicatum sum
 
Bisected8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 9,631
FFS, Fernandez. Give it a rest.

When the Falklands have a referendum in March she'll probably be on a soapbox for the rest of the month.
__________________
Me on deviantArt.
Me on TV Tropes.
Me on twitter.

To do; Dark Link (70%) Link (20%)

Can't write, can't draw. Can code, a little.
Bisected8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-05-2013, 12:00 AM   #4770
pinoycosplay
Fighting VG Specialist
 
pinoycosplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 737
Overweight people who reufse to excerise may face benefits cuts in the UK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20897681

Hurray for socialism?

Maybe they can also start forcing people who exceed a designated point on the BMI scale to wear a "star of david" (ala the nazis) so that society in general can shun them.
__________________
People say they like irony, but nobody wants to pay for it.

Last edited by pinoycosplay : 01-05-2013 at 12:09 AM.
pinoycosplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 PM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.