Big Liz at Fort Concho in San Angelo at the Texas T Party October 2014
Yup, negotiate or beg. You sure aren't gonna make a fast get-a-way in a TT.
Who brings a gun to a T fight? Bob
Is he singing "Daddy, please don't take my TT away?"
Don't point guns at people. Yea I know "it's a fake, it isn't loaded, and a bunch of other crap. Don't point guns at people.
Get used to horse play with guns and someday it will be real or loaded...There was a similar photo posted years ago that I didn't like and said so right here. The response was "they are actors, those are props." That is even worse, to teach amateurs bad practice with firearms. This photo might be seen by kids (even adult "kids") who think this is neat to do.
Foolish, reckless and not funny. I am not anti gun and in fact have 2 in this room with me. I don't point a toy gun at anybody and wish everyone thought the same way. If I point a real gun at somebody they are going to get shot.
Tim, my dad taught me the same thing. That said, it isn't clear that the gun is actually pointed at the person it appears to be. It's a two-dimensional photo and even looks a little as though it is pointed to the left of him.
Yes Mr. Prosecutor, I was totally safe when the gun went off because while it was pointed in the general direction of the deceased it was pointed a "little left".
My staged photo was safe and set an example to others to do the same regardless of their experience or training.
This is a good idea everybody should do. Guns are toys and like in TV or movies everybody gets up after getting shot.
I thought it was empty...I thought it was fake...it just "went off".
Nobody will ever convince me this is wise, show this photo to your local law enforcement, any military person, local gun range officer and get their opinion.
There is no "grey line" here Dick or anyone else. It is black and white...don't point guns at people unless you are going to use it and willing to pull the trigger and kill. I don't play with guns or posture with them for a photo, I do use them for lethal effect.
Maybe there should be more gun control, take guns away from people who think they are stage props and toys.
Tim Moore (my hot button just got hit tonight).
I'm with you. Decades ago I was part of a staged "train robbery" (the train was a locomotive on display in a park). They gave us guns with blanks, as it was being filmed by the local TV station. I was one of the bad guys, and in the "heat of the moment" I pointed my gun at one of the "good guys"--it didn't fire, and immediately my blood ran cold--WHAT WAS I THINKING!! Even a blank can hurt someone at close range. My parents had taught me well--don't aim any gun, even a cap gun at anyone! I just had a lapse of brain, and lucked out. You can tell it had an effect on me, 'cause here I am some 35 years later, and it still scares me!
I have had a .22 semi-auto since I was 8 years old. I played Cops & Robbers, and Cowboys & Indians when I was young, with toy guns. I still to this day have that same .22 that my Dad gave me, which he got on his paper route, when he was young. and he also played Cowboys & Indians with toy guns.
You do Not play with firearms! If you can't teach your kids the difference between real, and play, get someone to. That is the problem around kids & firearms. My Dad took us all out, and taught us the difference, and how to handle real firearms when we were young kids.
I have never pointed a real firearm at anyone. I have had a rifle held to my head once when I was in my 20's, and if I had a gun at the time, I would have killed him! It will never happen again. My opinion is your dead, before I am! I am proficient with a gun & bow. I have one at my reach at any time, including my pistol crossbow, and compound bow.
Gun control is something you maintain while holding one, Not keeping someone from having it. That is what democrats want. It's has noting to do with having a gun. It's Keeping the nut cases from them, so that we don't need to carry one, other then to hunt.
If you can't feel safe around a gun, then you should learn how to handle it, or not have one. But Don't! tell me I can't have a real, or a toy gun! I (or someone else) may be the one that saves you, when you walk into a store, when it gets robbed, By a waco, with a gun.
I come from lots of family, and friends that are cops, depute sheriffs, mounted police, military, work at a gun range! My best man was a depute sheriff, and my wife brides mate was a wife of another depute. There is not one of them, that would agree with the gun control that the dem's want. It will do nothing about the problem.
Get real, people! Those guys are both smiling and I think they know each other. Just having fun.
Haven't you ever watched a western movie?
Sheesh, I guess I am the only 1 that can look at this photo and get a chuckle and go forward.
I liked it too. It seems the finger waggers are out in full force today though.
The gun is a single action type, the hammer is down and protected by his thumb so, pulling the trigger will have no effect. It also doesn't look real, the barrel appears to be bent downwards, probably as a result of being dropped while rehearsing a twirl on the finger. Nevertheless, I totally agree with the safety concerns above.
Next time you are on the freeway, consider how much we could open up those congested lanes if we
allowed more idiots to thin the herd via Darwin's Theory. This planet would do well to take things back
to 1900 population levels. I agree with you on gun safety, but let's be real ... some people are idiots
and just need to be shot. Let nature run its course.
Burger, some of the idiots are not worth the gunpowder it would require to assist nature. So we would need to be able to get a bulk rate on the cost to break even.
And folks,dont get me wrong. I am not saying gun safety is not important.But for goodness sakes, this was a prop,a setup operation for a gag picture.
Grown ups are looking at it and should, notice I said SHOULD, be able to distinguish that from a lapse in gun safety.
The more I hear from you, the less I like you.
Well jeepers Jerry,
I am saddened by your not liking me. I like you. Especially when you wear that little red number with the high heels.
.....but for the sake of good discussion, how about making your case and not violating forum rules by making things personal ?
So, let me ask: What is your solution, ... ban all firearms ? More laws and gov't programs ? Let's hear it.
I've become a big fan of freedom. Letting people reap the rewards of all they sow, ... good, bad, or otherwise.
If you feel compelled to save the idiots of the world from themselves, then by all means, knock yourself out.
That is the freedom I wish for you too. But understand, this is not my fight, and many wish no part in "saving others".
We have our own business to attend to and don't need or want the expense or distraction of what we see as a futile
All men ARE NOT created equal. Some are really stupid. Let these people do what they will do before they
breed and make more. I am tired of paying for programs, incarceration, and the general degradation of society
because people feel the need to "save" those who have no personal interest in being "saved".
What is your solution ?
I'm gonna have to side with Burger on this. I think the main reason the stupid are surviving and procreating are the idiot warnings all over all the products we use these days. Example, one of those folding screens that can be used to keep some of the sunlight out of your car when parked. "Warning, do not operate vehicle with this shield in place." Really?
Or the Superman costume labeled, "Warning, wearing this costume does not enable the wearer to fly." Imagine some guy, up on his roof, all suited in his brand new Superman outfit when he sees the label for the first time and says, "Dang!"
One possible solution, remove the warning labels from all consumer products and issue a Superman costume to every man, woman and child. I know it seems harsh but it may be the only way out of this mess.
Btw, if I ever get it in my head that I can fly I plan to take off from the ground.
The best warning label I saw was on a hair dryer, "not to be used for the other use"
OH, maybe they thought I'd toss it in the bathtub to eliminate someone????
Hey go read about the recent lawsuit against RedBull Energy drinks. 16 million dollars I think it was, because a guy sued and won because he thought it would give him wings. :0
The Superman costume idea reminded me of this:
Darwins theory was a good one back when it mainly took strength and intelligence to survive. now that we have weapons, too often the bad guy survives, and the good guy doesnt
And given that recognition of knowledge, will a person take proactive steps to deal with a bad guy with a weapon,
or will that person take no action and wish the problem would just go away ?
I used to work for Dept of Corrections. I spent three years in AFG with the USMC. Both train their recruits on the
most basic level to accept conditions as you find them. Assess the situation, consider one's options, choose a plan
of action, and execute that decision. I consider their wisdom to be pretty sound all the way across the board. Mr.
Badguy is going to discover stiff and well-trained resistance when he comes up against this citizen. But that's just
People have been trying to engineer humanity for 1000's of years. Yet it really always boils back down to a controlled
chaos at best. There will always be geniuses. There will always be idiots. There will always be malcontents. And it
seems there will always be people who think they can can that equation ! Frankly, I have lost all energy toward ideological
causes and the betterment of humanity. I will accept conditions as I find them and do what I have the power to do to
make my little sphere in the world a better place. Beyond that, the ghettos will boil and the armies of bad guys will be
free to roam. I hope to stay off their radar, but if fate has one crossing my path, I guess I'd better be prepared than not.
Gee, I would have settled for 8 million!
OK, 1 million!
A Stanley Steamer (restored)??
A Brass T (Show restoration)??
A nice T speedster???
Oopa, my posting was in response to Cole's posting, sorry Clayton!
Here is a good list of stupid warning labels. My favourite one states: This appliance is switched on by setting the on/off button to the "on position". I never would have guessed.