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Stebalo
June 20, 2004, 01:05 AM
On the 11 o'clock news tonight on the NYC channels, one of the big stories was while fighting a fire that had spread through a series of row homes, firemen stumbled across an "arsenal" in one of the row homes. Police are investigating. Every news channel was covering this.

What was in the "aresenal"? A shot gun, a rifle, and two handguns.

I heard at least one reporter say, "it is not known if the owner of the arsenal started the fire." As if by owning a very basic collection of firearms makes you a suspect in any crime against people and property in the area.
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FMarlon
June 20, 2004, 01:51 AM
Some people think that guns cloud the mind with violent, hateful thoughts and images.

In reality, it's the newsmedia that does this.

Treylis
June 20, 2004, 02:38 AM
A collection of guns numbering more than two is considered an arsenal in the news media. Sigh. How far we have fallen...

Mr Kablammo
June 20, 2004, 02:46 AM
This sort of BS is why I have moved from the city and state of NY.

jnojr
June 20, 2004, 03:36 PM
A collection of guns numbering more than two is considered an arsenal in the news media.

I hope they never have occasion to report on my "arsenal". Five handguns, seven rifles, and probably ~5000 rounds of ammo. No doubt I'm an Al Quaeda splinter cell...

Standing Wolf
June 20, 2004, 07:04 PM
A shot gun, a rifle, and two handguns.

I've got more than that in the kitchen, for heaven's sake!

whm1974
June 20, 2004, 08:53 PM
What was in the "aresenal"? A shot gun, a rifle, and two handguns.

??? That's it? Most people I know have more then that. How much ammo did the guy have?

-Bill

P95Carry
June 20, 2004, 09:17 PM
Classic ''news speak'' crap! Yet again the word ''arsenal'' is totally misused .... and what this guy had anyways hardly even counted as an ''armory'' - the correct word.

The press has much to answer for ..... and is amongst our worst antagonists (well ..... the folk behind the press ..... them as makes editorial decisons).

Oh for media honesty ...... I guess hell will freeze over first!:(

Nightfall
June 20, 2004, 10:59 PM
With all those guns, are they sure they didn't stumble onto a National Guard armory or something? :rolleyes:

TarpleyG
June 21, 2004, 02:08 PM
arsenal

A public establishment for the storage, or for the manufacture and storage, of arms and all military equipments, whether for land or naval service.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

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Maybe someone should inform the writer of this thing called a dictionary...

Greg

No Trespassing
June 21, 2004, 02:18 PM
I suppose that makes my 39 guns,and armory?

The local news is unwatchable, at least in Los Angeles.

bobs1066
June 21, 2004, 03:29 PM
To steal a line I heard right here or over on TFL, "If that's an arsenal, then I have a depot!" :D

mhdishere
June 21, 2004, 04:30 PM
Typical NYC news reporting. Anything over 1 firearm is an "arsenal", anything that's semiautomatic is an "assault weapon", any goblin who shoots a gun (of any type) from a window is a "sniper", hollowpoints are "cop killers", etc etc etc ad nauseum.

ClonaKilty
June 21, 2004, 05:51 PM
I'm offended by the use of the word "arsenal." Check my sig.

ZekeLuvs1911
June 22, 2004, 02:16 AM
Oh hell, I have better not have a fire. With a collection of 2 Shotguns, 4 Rifles, and over 20 handguns, what does that make me? Probably a terrorist in their eyes.

iamkris
June 22, 2004, 09:21 AM
WordNet Dictionary
Noun
1. arsenal - all the weapons and equipment that a country has
Synonyms: armory, armoury
2. arsenal - a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms
Synonyms: armory, armoury
3. arsenal - a place where arms are manufactured
Synonyms: armory, armoury


Dang, I WISH I had an arsenal...9 handguns, 4 shotguns, 14 rifles (soon to be 16 with the new Enfield and 03A3) and about 5000 rounds of ammo, crap I feel insignificant

FPrice
June 22, 2004, 09:42 AM
I wonder if my collection makes me as a hostile country?

:rolleyes:

Old Fuff
June 22, 2004, 10:53 AM
FPrice:

It sure does. Obviously you is in trouble boy. Before they come and get you I suggest you move your collection elsewhere. Get rid of it! Most of it is old junk anyway.

Get a big box, pack 'um up, and ship them out to a free country ....

Let me know when they're ready and I will send you my mailing address ... :D

Mikul
June 22, 2004, 01:35 PM
I currently have a UN embargo against my house until I agree to get rid of my weapons of mass destruction. :D

I sit here anxiously loading my Red Ryder in anticipation of the 81st Airborne.

Dave Markowitz
June 23, 2004, 08:56 AM
Some of you guys posting numbers in this thread need to get more guns. :evil:

quick68
June 23, 2004, 10:01 PM
Arsenal: That which includes the "Arse" in front of the camera doing the reporting and the Producer that puts it on the air as news.

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