I Can't Believe These Facebook Comments


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vtail
January 12, 2013, 11:23 PM
A friend posted a picture of his daughter (about six years old I think) on Facebook holding his new black rifle he must have just bought today. The bolt was clearly tyed back with a plastic tie by the way.

She had a big cute smile on her face, holding this rifle.

Of course, I made my own post congratulating him on his purchase, and admonished him to teach her to respect it properly.

There were also quite a few comments from other friends along the same line.

Here are some of the comments of some of his other Facebook friends who I don't know. Thank God I don't have to talk to these people directly, it looks like many of them have really drank the anti kool-aid. I weep for our future:



Seriously???

Wouldn't put it in the hands of a child but I get the Second Amendment...

this is scary

Somehow this is just wrong??

This is the saddest photo I have ever seen.

hope the gun isn't a real one.

Never been in a fight. Don't plan to start now.

You really might want to take this pic down... I'm sure you know that It is illegal in XXXXXXX for minors to be in possession of assault rifles and if this got out past people on Facebook you could get into some trouble, despite the fact that it is obviously unloaded.

This gun is neither of those, and is for hunting...

Oh yes. Let's equate giving a gun to a child with gay rights. Because that makes total sense.

I'm super sensitive right now because my neighbor was shot three times & killed two days ago. She was six months pregnant. It's the first murder of 2013 for the XXXXX Metro and the first one in XXXXXX since 2006. Not really in the mood to see a 5/6 year old with a gun in my newsfeed. I look at that photo and I think "let the hunger games 2013 of XXXXXXX begin."

Assault rifle is to rifle as grenade is to black cat. It's a people killer, plain and simple, and why do you need a people killing machine? Going hunting?

Such a pot stirrer, XXXXXX! I guess "if you got it, flaunt it" applies. Your prerogative...and right... Pic creeps me out though.

I have to say, this image is deeply disturbing, on several levels. Just my personal response & perspective.

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gun addict
January 12, 2013, 11:26 PM
this is why im not friends with idiots on facebook........or real life!

gspn
January 12, 2013, 11:40 PM
Dude it's the internet...anonymous comments sections are where stupid lives. I had to force myself to learn to ignore the "comments" section under just about every article on the internet...it will drive you crazy if you don't.

gunsandreligion
January 12, 2013, 11:54 PM
Most people who comment, are in general not of the highest intelligence, and dont realize that no minds are ever changed in a internet fight. In my opinion, comments are the comic section of the internet. They mostly show immaturity and stupidity.

Grassman
January 12, 2013, 11:54 PM
I present my gun activity proudly on facebook, the idiots that have a problem with my guns are not friends of mine personally, and if they have a problem with the way I post my activities, then they are dealt with, sternly and to the point. I don't beat around the bush about it. And I don't instantly "unfriend" them, I wanna know who my enemies are. Don't EVER say you're sorry for what you love in life!

Ignition Override
January 13, 2013, 12:11 AM
My son has very limited interest in guns, but he made a video of shooting the FR8 and Garand in an outdoor location.

I told him that this could be a security risk to his home if a burglar wants to find his address-even though he owns No guns-and he might have also realized that it needed to be removed, and did so very soon.

Peoples' irrational conceptions and wrong assumptions about guns, along with the many wrong conclusions about contexts of just one photo, could easily cost somebody a key entry-level job into a new career etc (maybe future girlfriend/fiance...).

sonick808
January 13, 2013, 02:18 AM
I would un-friend the source of every single negative comment

TAKtical
January 13, 2013, 02:27 AM
Facebook is interesting. I post pics of holsters Ive made. Ive been told that I sold my soul to the devil just to make a few bucks. Ive been told that i will rot in hell for advertising to children because I make holsters in bright colors like red, pink, purple. Its really funny to read all the dumb things people are saying right now.

MDW GUNS
January 13, 2013, 03:08 AM
That's why FaceBook lets you ban people.
Then you don't even see what lovely things they write!!

Tim the student
January 13, 2013, 03:15 AM
Yeah, thats why I don't pay much attention to Facebook.

My silly aunt thought I was horrible for putting on my feed or (main page or whatever it is) a message asking for my non-shooter Army buddies for any mags they may have. I guess she called my uncle, my dad, my wife, and my aunt. IDK what my aunt or uncle told her crazy self, but I guess my wife told her that I wanted more, so I may as well try to get them for free from friends that didn't care if they had them. My dad told her that I've been a pretty active shooter since I got out of the Army, and "So?" :D

You can't choose your family and all that... But you can choose who you give attention to on Facebook.

MOHunter
January 13, 2013, 08:12 AM
While it doesn't really offend me, I probably wouldn't post a picture of my young child posing with my AR on my Facebook page. But that's just me, to each his own
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76shuvlinoff
January 13, 2013, 08:38 AM
Facebook, I guess if it works for others.. Fine. I personally don't see the need to update the world on every crossways fart. Just my opinion of course.

we are not amused
January 13, 2013, 09:04 AM
What is wrong with posting the picture of the girl with the "black rifle".

Why should he be admonished?

It sounds like the OP's reaction wasn't much different than the anti's.

wow6599
January 13, 2013, 09:07 AM
Never been on Facebook, and I never will.
I'm not that self-indulgent as to where I feel the need to let folks know every awesome, cool thing I do...... :banghead:

ferges99
January 13, 2013, 09:07 AM
What's facebook??????

boatmanschneider
January 13, 2013, 09:10 AM
I disabled my facebook account because of comments like these.

It reminds me of Humphrey Bogart quote from the "African Queen", in talking regarding his boss at the mines,

"But I don't mind being cussed out in a foreign language."

For me having random people I don't know spew stupid, hateful or insulting comments at me doesn't bother me.

Yet on Facebook, I know these people. I posted my opinions up through the last election. After that the Liberals started getting really arrogant and rude.

So I started "un-friending" people until I realized there would be no one left who didn't agree with me. At that point I disabled my account.

If I am going to speak to family and friends, I'll do it face to face.

Yo Mama
January 13, 2013, 09:28 AM
I'm super sensitive right now because my neighbor was shot three times & killed two days ago. She was six months pregnant. It's the first murder of 2013 for the XXXXX Metro and the first one in XXXXXX since 2006. Not really in the mood to see a 5/6 year old with a gun in my newsfeed. I look at that photo and I think "let the hunger games 2013 of XXXXXXX begin."

And imagine if she had a gun to protect herself!

Al Thompson
January 13, 2013, 10:45 AM
Seems to be more about Facebook than firearms. OT

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