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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by twoblink, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. twoblink

    twoblink Well-Known Member

    ... 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..
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    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:
  3. Greg L

    Greg L Well-Known Member

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

  4. Beav

    Beav Well-Known Member

    Then what the hell are water guns for?
  5. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    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:
  6. Greg L

    Greg L Well-Known Member

    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)
  7. CleverNickname

    CleverNickname Well-Known Member

    To paraphrase Bill Ruger, "No honest man needs a SuperSoaker." :evil:
  8. 7.62FullMetalJacket

    7.62FullMetalJacket Well-Known Member

    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:
  9. Drjones

    Drjones member

    McCarthyism was a good thing and he was right too.

    Bad analogy.
  10. Wanderer

    Wanderer Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Well-Known Member

    When squirt guns are outlawed, only squirts will have guns!:scrutiny:
  12. sm

    sm member

    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.
  13. Greg L

    Greg L Well-Known Member

    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: ) .......
  14. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    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
  16. twoblink

    twoblink Well-Known Member

    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??
  17. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    That'd be classified as a WMD... or the equivalent of a "suicide bomber." :rolleyes:
  18. Ryder

    Ryder Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    America is violent?:rolleyes:

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

    HankB Well-Known Member

    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!)

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