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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by glockman19, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. glockman19

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    Do you watch Boston Legal?

    Denny Crane, shoots a bad guy in a parking lot who is trying to rob him and a associate in a parking garage. Bad guy pulls a gun on them demanding watches and cash. Denny pulls out his 1911 and shoots him 3 times once in the knee and once in each foot.

    The case in court is about the 2A and the right to carry concealed.

    Denny Crane was not legally carrying but defended himself against a bad guy at gun point. He wanted to lose the case becaue he knows that in order to get the law changed he must appeal it to a higher court.

    The legal arguments for CCW were interesting.

    Did he get off? You'll have to watch. This weeks episode will continue next monday so if you can watch the re-run and next week it should be good.

    It's nice to have the 2A discussed and debated in prime time TV even if it's fiction.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnYvRGnbjSw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xN_5R4eL_A
     
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  2. damien

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    That's Shatner's character? I kinda wonder what his real opinion is on the subject.

    knee/foot/foot? Good shot! Not where I would aim at an armed assailant, though.
     
  3. Mr White

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    Knee/foot/foot??? What BS!!! Just what we need to further the stupid stereotypes and cliches we are forced to deal with. So the next time someone puts two shots CoM into a would-be assailant, some half-brained news 'journalist' will ask "Why didn't you just shoot him in the knee or the foot?"
     
  4. SsevenN

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    Or we will have ignorent people thinking their best stratagey for self defence is shooting to wound.
     
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    Yeah he's funny. I love it when the cop disarms him and finds five handguns. Kind of reminds of Sandra Bullock in "Miss Congeniality".

    I thought he had a concealed carry license. Maybe he lost it last time he accidentally shot someone or maybe they found out he had mad cow.
     
  6. usmarine0352_2005

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    Wow, I don't mind changing laws, but I wouldn't want to test them like that. lol
     
  7. Blackbeard

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    Hey, it's a step up from his backhanded karate chop to the neck from Star Trek.
     
  8. ZeSpectre

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    I just watched the episode. I'm still mulling it over.
     
  9. Relayer

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    I caught the last half of the show. I don't have any shows that I plan on watching regulary, but this one comes the closest.

    Boston Legal has very good actors/characters and great production. It's just that they lean so very hard left politically I almost always end up thinking I won't watch it again. The views of the right are almost always portrayed as facistic, ultra-simplistic, or at best, completely ignorant.

    Other than that... it's a great show!
     
  10. Tommygunn

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    Having watched the show just now (VHS taped) I had the strong feeling, during Jerry's closing argument, that this was an antigun statement since he was making all the antigun arguments ( ie., the first "exemplar" clause of the 2A being a "limit" on the 2A to mean only military carry). After it was revealed that it was Shatner's plot to actually lose so it could be appealed to SCOTUS and overturn Boston's tough antigun laws, things took on a more bizarre, complex turn.
    In other words, it became Boston Legal. This show is quite over-the-hill.
    Now, I did get the over all impression that the writers & producers are gun control supporters -- mainly due to Spader's comments on the end about owning a .38 but keeping it in a safe, and his opposition to assault weapons, and the fact that while Denny Crane is "progun," face it, his character is presented as a mad-cow driven whacko. He shoots bullets through the ceiling of his office ... he had 8 guns on him (good concealment techniques though)... I mean, come on, we don't do that! Does anyone want Denny Crane as a spokesmen for the N.R.A.???
    The Brady group would eat that up.
    Now, that is just my opinion ....YMMV.
     
  11. Golden Hound

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    I'm going to have to agree.

    From Wikipedia:
    This character is NOT any kind of ambassador to the public for the RKBA cause. It sounds like his gun ownership is very clearly presented as being something crazy and dangerous by the show.
     
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    just watched it on the boston legal website hosted by abc. you can stream it and watch with very little commercial. i thought it was brilliant and had laugh after laugh. a must watch for all enthusiats!
     
  13. Scottish_Lord

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    In the Commonwealth of Virginia, if you shoot someone in the extremities, you will be charged with Intent to Maim. Center of Mass is encouraged because of the way the Va law reads "shoot to stop".
     
  14. ZeSpectre

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    Okay, gave it some overnight thought.

    "Denny Crane" (Shatner's character) is quirky and unpredictable which makes for entertaining television. However he is a loose cannon and in no way could he be seen as a positive role model for firearms ownership.

    Many of the anti and pro arguments were laid bare during the show but in such a fashion as to make us all just look like crazies, as though there shouldn't even BE any debate about guns and ownership.
     
  15. Phil DeGraves

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    Shatner is very pro-law enforcement and is or was at least when he was younger, an avid bowhunter. Don't know what his personal stand on guns is...
     
  16. jackstinson

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    He should have used an Atalskes Phaser Corporation Type IV Phaser.
     
  17. Phil DeGraves

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    Now that's funny!
     
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    What is an "Atalskes" phaser?
     
  19. jackstinson

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    I believe the good Capt. Kirk also used Sestra Weapons Type I & Type 2 Phase pistols (as he was presumed dead in 2293). He took command of the Enterprise in 2264. Sestras were used through the late 2260's.
    In 2270s, the Atalskes Phaser Corporation phaser IV model of type-2 phaser was introduced, again consisting of a hand phaser (known as the phaser III) mated to a pistol handle (like the Sestra Type 2). These weapons were first issued on reference stardate 2/12 and were used well into the 24th century. So Shatner had 20 years with the Phaser IV being in service.
    Confused yet? ;)
     
  20. Tommygunn

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    Good grief, it took someone from Altair 4 to answer that question .....

    *!SIGH!*
     
  21. The Lone Haranguer

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    So he shot to maim? Nice PR for our side. :rolleyes:

    I've never seen the show, but I don't think I've missed much.
     
  22. kfranz

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    I don't watch Boston Legal all that often because I just don't watch much TV, but BL will usually get a couple laughs out of me.
     
  23. CRITGIT

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    .......... and that's all they really were going for! It's a "tonque in cheeker" production!
    Learning law from BL is like learning guns from Hoppy!

    CRITGIT
     
  24. rc135

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    Denny Crane

    Just started watching it and I like it. Although buffoonish, at times, he does make one think about 2A issues, for better or for worse. And his character (Denny Crane) is hilarious, and unapologetic about his views.

    Also, the times I've seen him shoot, he has shot "bad guys" (his words) who, in my opinion, needed to be stopped.

    Oh, and the female blonde attorney at his firm appears to be rather conservative, as well, and lovely to boot.
     
  25. CountGlockula

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    Boston Legal: "Thank God for guns".

    Enjoy!
     
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