Almost 100% of Americans surveyed would shoot their best friend..


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twoblink
December 14, 2003, 09:50 PM
... with a water gun..


Almost 100% of Americans Survey'ed would shoot their best friend with a water gun.

This is the beginning of a piece from a UN writer.. I was waiting in the airport of Hong Kong.. reading an editorial about why there needs to be a global ban on guns, which would in turn, help curb violence in the world, starting with America... It talked about the zealousness of Americans to shoot anything and everything, and the pervasiveness of the gun (and thus violence) culture in America...

Words fail me..:banghead: and the words that I have on hand, I'll save the moderators from editing...

If you all think the boyz in the blue caps don't want to take away your guns... think again..

The fact that they equate a water gun to a real gun, is like saying "He likes Chinese food, so he must be a communist sympathizer"... Good ol' McCarthyism..

I'm not arguing with his stats, I'm sure they are true, but :cuss: this is rediculous...

I'm waiting for someone more eliquent than me to say how I feel..

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P95Carry
December 14, 2003, 09:53 PM
Incredible - it seems - if even believable! ...

Keyword here tho surely is ''relevance'' ..... and *** relevance is there between water pistols and firearms.?????

Sheesh ..... the ''sub-humans'' are at it again perhaps.:banghead:

Greg L
December 14, 2003, 09:55 PM
Almost 100% of Americans Survey'ed would shoot their best friend with a water gun.

I have many times, even many "best" friends as they have changed over the years :evil: .

Greg

Beav
December 14, 2003, 10:16 PM
Then what the hell are water guns for?

BluesBear
December 14, 2003, 10:22 PM
Of course I'd shoot my best friends with a water gun.
And I'd hit them too! :neener:

I prefer to load it and leave it in the fridge all night. :what:




Now if I could just find someplace that still sells "Disapearo" :evil:

Greg L
December 14, 2003, 10:40 PM
I prefer to load it and leave it in the fridge all night.

Actually with a load like that I would prefer to aim for their better half :D.... (who are usually off on the sideline with mine rolling their eyes over the large little boys playing on the lawn)

CleverNickname
December 14, 2003, 10:48 PM
To paraphrase Bill Ruger, "No honest man needs a SuperSoaker." :evil:

7.62FullMetalJacket
December 14, 2003, 10:57 PM
They will never be able to rid the world of guns. They may rid the world of "legal" guns, but not all guns. We started with a rock, then to a pointy stick, then a stick with a pointy rock....to the gun. We can make guns. They are in Australia, those little pocket zippo thingies. I watched a piece at the beginning of the Afghan thing where machinists in Pakistan were cranking them out, revolvers, AKs and sa pistols, in a HUT.

I do not want to even discuss how they will take away our guns. That would be interesting :evil: :eek: :what:

Drjones
December 14, 2003, 11:11 PM
Good ol' McCarthyism..


McCarthyism was a good thing and he was right too.

Bad analogy.

Wanderer
December 14, 2003, 11:21 PM
If water guns weren't for having fun with, shooting your friends, and getting drenched while having a good time all around, then what are they for? You can't very well use water gun on people who aren't your friends, well, you can.....:evil:

I suppose the next study will ask "Would you bump a friends car while riding in bumper cars?" and then link it to bad driving habits.

Ky Larry
December 15, 2003, 12:04 AM
When squirt guns are outlawed, only squirts will have guns!:scrutiny:

sm
December 15, 2003, 12:19 AM
When squirt guns are outlawed...make one! :evil:

Yes kiddies there was life before Super Soaker, we were very creative.

Length of surgical tubing, tie knot in one end. You will need a smooth surgical clamp, ( trigger) an eye dropper ( muzzle end) and a cork with a hole to fit over the eye dropper ( loading) .Best to do this outside BTW...Now... With clamp still on the tubing ,set to "unclamp", cork fits hard and tight against water spigot, or garden hose without sprayer. This forces the tubing to stretch much like a long ( elongated balloon) immense pressure is being built up folks, when filled hit the clamp closed Quick!! Remove the Cork ( used only to fill).

Eye dropper we only had glass...that was tricky, use the plastic ones and you will need to secure by wrapping tight with rubber bands. Get it tight because it has to take a LOT of pressure.

So you have this latex rubber weenie dog looking dealie that when you release the clamp...it will HURT at close range, and will shoot I guess depending...but mine would shoot over two houses, the length of two "normal" sized lots.

I figure there will always be guns regardless, I figure the means,materials, will never vanquish...adapt, improvise, overcome...we always have.

Greg L
December 15, 2003, 12:39 AM
So you have this latex rubber weenie dog looking dealie that when you release the clamp...

If you have a real long one of these things, dont wrap it around your waist to carry it around (don't ask how I know this :rolleyes: ) .......

Mike Irwin
December 15, 2003, 01:45 AM
My best friend knows that I'd shoot him with the real deal, not some panty waist squirt gun.

I'd be offended and disappointed if he wasn't willing to do the same in the right circumstances.

Dionysusigma
December 15, 2003, 04:55 AM
So after the "crew served" waterguns (the reeeeally big backpack ones) and what the VPC refers to as "water hoses" (which *gasp* are a part of almost every American home :eek: ) are banned, they'll be after water balloons too. Then, when the Great Water War (held every summer in every suburban neighborhood) comes around, such implements of horrific violence will be gone from our society and all the kids will be stuck doing yard work. :fire:














:rolleyes: :D

twoblink
December 15, 2003, 05:03 AM
once in a while, on those really hot days, the fire dept will open up the hydrant a little for the kids to splash in..
What is that then, group terrorism??

Dionysusigma
December 15, 2003, 05:08 AM
That'd be classified as a WMD... or the equivalent of a "suicide bomber." :rolleyes:

Ryder
December 15, 2003, 07:48 AM
I haven't shot a watergun in about 40 years. They can come confiscate those if they want but they won't find one at my house. ;)

You wouldn't happen to recall the nationality of this writer by any chance? I'd care very much to know that little piece of trivia.

El Tejon
December 15, 2003, 08:36 AM
America is violent?:rolleyes:

Was the author from Europe, Asia or Africa?:rolleyes:

HankB
December 15, 2003, 08:58 AM
I remember water gun wars in high school in the early '70s. They were essentially ignored by the administration - they never broke out until a week or two before the end of the school year - until "someone" shot the principal through a broken window at the first landing above the entrance . . . and got away. ;)

(AHA! The origins of school violence! We needed zero tolerance!)

geekWithA.45
December 15, 2003, 09:32 AM
Waterguns are FOR YOUR FRIENDS.

If you shoot them at your enemies, it generally escalates into a fistfight, and then real, actual violence ensues.

It is a credit to the good common sense and responsibility of Americans that we mostly reserve the watergun/garden hose/32 gallon trash can of water for our friends.

It's utterly laughable that they want to START with America, rather than some of the 3rd world hellholes where arms, and their use against the neighbors is common and rampant, as opposed to America, where just yesterday, nearly 300 million firearms were not used in any crime.

On the other hand, they HAVE to start with America, because we're the world's lynchpin upholding the notion that an armed citizenry is moral, ethical, and in the long term interest of society.

Gun bigots know any victory they have anywhere else in the world is hollow until they defeat us.

280PLUS
December 15, 2003, 10:17 AM
1. what was my best friend doing just before i shot him?

2 What kind of ammo is in the squirt gun?

ok,,,another one,,,

3. if i pull my pistol out of the fridge (real or water) would i then be holding it in my cold LIVE hands?

:rolleyes:

dustind
December 15, 2003, 10:21 AM
And to think I have been using guns inside my house ever since I was a little kid. Heck I have a soldering gun laying on my floor, my glue gun is unlocked in my tool box, and my grease gun (lube, not the- M3 is it??) is hanging on the wall of my garage.

Daniel T
December 15, 2003, 10:22 AM
McCarthyism was a good thing and he was right too.

Bad analogy.

With the way you talk about freedom, you seem to have some kind of bizarre, fundamental diconnect going on. Unless, of course, you think that ruining people's lives based on rumors or distant associations is "freedom".

Glamdring
December 15, 2003, 11:12 AM
True story.

I drove School Bus for awhile some years ago.

Last day of school I would take a friend's SAW sized Super Soaker to work with me.

Never had to fire it, everone who saw it slung over my shoulder quietly walked AWAY with water balloons or little squirt guns.

Peace thru Superior firepower!

Always wondered if walking thru hi crime areas with a real SAW would work as well?

4v50 Gary
December 15, 2003, 11:31 AM
It would be extremely tenuous to establish a nexus between shooting your friend with a watergun and then substitute the "toy" with a real gun. Time to corral the bozos.

Marko Kloos
December 15, 2003, 11:57 AM
McCarthyism was a good thing and he was right too.

Mc Carthy was a raving psychopath with paranoid delusions and too much power in his hands. Anyone who thinks that McCarthyism was a good thing needs to have their ethics meter recalibrated.

fiVe
December 15, 2003, 12:31 PM
I agree with the above posts. How are water guns & real firearms even remotely relevant? I guess I'm just awash with speechlessness.

geekWithA.45
December 15, 2003, 01:17 PM
McCarthyism:


Hunting commies = good.
Letting it degenerate into a witch hunt = double plus ungood.
Abusing power = triple plus ungood
Smashing the innocent = heinous


Nuff said?

Justin
December 15, 2003, 01:34 PM
I think it's really quite ironic that McCarthy had far more in common with the commies he was supposedly hunting than he ever did with the ideals of freedom and liberty.


In short:
McCarthy was a commie.

:barf:
McCarthy

Andrew Rothman
December 15, 2003, 04:05 PM
...32 gallon trash can of water for our friends

How do you do anything with a 250-lb bucket of water? :confused:

Sam Adams
December 15, 2003, 04:28 PM
Blue helmets make nice targets.

Sam Adams
December 15, 2003, 04:36 PM
They will never be able to rid the world of guns. They may rid the world of "legal" guns, but not all guns. We started with a rock, then to a pointy stick, then a stick with a pointy rock....to the gun. We can make guns. They are in Australia, those little pocket zippo thingies. I watched a piece at the beginning of the Afghan thing where machinists in Pakistan were cranking them out, revolvers, AKs and sa pistols, in a HUT.

Let's say that they DO rid the world of guns - in the hands of the civilian populace, that is. Methinks that the police, paramilitary and military will still have them...which means that somehow or other they will be back in civilian hands. Whether it is enterprising personnel working for the authorities who are willing to make a few extra bucks, simple theft, or distracting some 18 year old armed soldier with a busty and scantily-clad young lady - and then knocking him on the head with a non-banned rock or ax handle, the authorities will not have a monopoly on firearms for long. And of course this says nothing about manufacturing or illegal smuggling from overseas.

I do not want to even discuss how they will take away our guns. That would be interesting

To say the least. I would expect that if such an attempt were to be made, funeral directors and casket suppliers would look back on that era as a Golden Age of sorts.

grampster
December 15, 2003, 09:47 PM
Glamdring,

A Cold War term is apprapros in your sitiation. MAD = Mutual Assured Drenching. HEH.

:D grampster:D

twoblink
December 16, 2003, 02:45 AM
ET,

I wish I had paid attention to the nationality of the writer. I do remember however, that the name was somewhat bland; like a Michael Smith of sorts. Bland enough that I don't remember; but was not asian.

When I was living in the dorms, I have to admit, our RA was pretty cool. we did tilt a 32 gallon trash can against his door, and filled it to the brim with water..:D

As for super soakers...

Outlawing them, remember it's "FOR THE CHILDREN" :barf:

As for how they make the leap from water guns to actual guns with absolute disregard as to the ammo and intentions.. err.. They are more creative then we are.. :rolleyes:

Why in the world would they start with confiscation in the 3rd world countries? Most of those who have guns in the 3rd world countries are either doing so illegally, or are part of the rebel or the military. They don't want to mess with those. They want to take guns away from LAW ABIDING CITIZEN GUN OWNERS, and those only exist in America...

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