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Has Bill Engvall ever actually SEEN a gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MASTEROFMALICE, Jan 24, 2008.

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  1. MASTEROFMALICE

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    I swear to God, if Bill Engvall references a "laser scope" or a "12 guage Mauser" one more time, I'm gonna snap like a twig.

    Can anyone here tell me why a guy from New Jersey (me) knows a whole hell of a lot more about guns than a self-proclaimed hunter from Texas?
     
  2. Wedge

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    There'd your problem. If you had been from TX you would know that we all have 12 gauge Mauser's with laser scopes down here.
     
  3. NG VI

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    who is bill engvall?
     
  4. Quoheleth

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    I think as much as anything else it's gross overstatement (aka "hyperbole"). If you're a gun entheusiast, you'll know it for what it is - bull - and laugh at the ridiculous statement ("Good golly...what kind of numbnut would call it a 12 gauge Mauser...we all know it's really a 16 gauge Mauser that uses the laser scope") while the non-gun crowd will laugh anywayand perhaps feel a little less threatened to hear the laughter from others.

    Don't sweat it...he might be a Bubba, but remember: he's been Hollywoodized. :cool:

    Q
     
  5. NG VI

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    wow we have double tap protection? that's righteous!
     
  6. winchester243

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    Here's your sign.
     
  7. ACP230

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    Well, there actually have been Mauser bolt rifles converted to 12 gauge.
    They were pretty poor excuses for a shotgun, and some may have been unsafe to fire, but they were Mauser 12 gauges.
     
  8. romma

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    Bill Enduall is not funny at all
     
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    He is a "dumb" redneck, so I take it he has seen a gun. Right in the back window of his pickup truck. :neener:
     
  10. OAKVILLE SHOOTER

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    And Zeiss makes a scope with a laser range finder built in, so maybe it is a "laser scope."
     
  11. strangelittleman

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    Well, your first mistake was watching anything w/ him, or the cable guy, or any of the rest of the corn-pone worthless slobs involved. That kind of garbage, WWE, gangsta rap, sitcoms, lawyer dramas, any of the CSI series, etc., are all fine examples of dumbed-down T.V. for a declining society.

    Someone once said, "No great society was ever conquered from without before it was destroyed from within."
     
  12. Zedicus

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    Actually I did some research and their is an obscure el-cheapo brand of Scopes Brand Named "Laser" (no website) I have seen them once at cabelas.

    Quality wise thier just behind Bushnell and Tasco, they range in price between $15 & $80 and most of thier models are for air rifles & 22LR they don't make one for a larger Rifle cal than 30-06 (just think super cheap redneck hunting scope).
     
  13. The Annoyed Man

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    I must be a threat to the common decency, because I find Bill Engvall moderately funny, including the references to "12 gauge Mausers." That doesn't mean that I base my politics or my personal morality on his humor or anything like that.

    I was watching a comedy show on TV once. It was "The Original Kings of Comedy," with an all black lineup consisting of guys like Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, and Bernie Mac. Now, I consider myself to be an evangelical Christian and I take my faith seriously, so I was initially pleased when pretty much each of the comedians, as he came on stage, made a personal profession of faith before launching into his routine. On the other hand, I was mortified that, right after professing his faith, each one launched into the bluest comedy you've ever heard. I mean, it was raunchy; far raunchier than the Blue Collar Comedy guys. On one hand, I was put off by the conflation of faith with raunch, on the other hand, it was pretty damned funny and hard not to laugh.

    But Bill Eckvall and his crew are pretty tame by comparison. To each his own I suppose. I don't spend a ton of time watching that stuff, but neither do I let it make me tight jawed when I do. I can always change the channel.
     
  14. RKBABob

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    He's an actor/comedian. I think he did stand-up, and was on Designing Women... which was the worst show ever, and probably would have killed his career if he hadn't discovered that being dumb sells. He now portrays a redneck on The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Blue Collar TV.
     
  15. novaDAK

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    Whenever I heard him say that, I always assumed he knew what he was talking about and was just grossly exaggerating to make the situation completely ridiculous.

    Would any non gun person even know what a Mauser is? It's not a common "gun" name like "Remington" when your typical idiot thinks 'hunting rifle.'
     
  16. Mikee Loxxer

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    Well put strangelittleman. I couldn't agree more.
     
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    Same here. Besides I don't watch stand up comedy for education on firearms. I crank up the suspension of disbelief, kick back, and enjoy it (if that's your type of humor) without overanalyzing everything. Ron White talks about mounting a set of headlights on bullets and slowing them down to 55mph to get more deer kills.
    If someone went through all the proper terminology in a stand up act it would either fly over the heads of most of the audience or put them to sleep.
     
  18. ARKIESTEEL

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    Terms like "bubba" and "redneck" sure help bring the gun folks together. Seems like if there is going to be a fight to keep our guns it would be much better to not always throw the term "bubba" and or "redneck" at folks that just own firearms for hunting.


    Just my thoughts carry on as you will.
     
  19. MilsurpShooter

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    I take him with a grain of salt and always attributed it to... over-grandization I guess? He's not trying to be factual IMO. I watch him and the rest of that crew for some laughs, not to learn how to take apart a firearm. Him calling them 12 guage Mausers ranks up there with myself calling most of the new rifles Remchesterby's lol (all look alike to me)

    And even some hunters are not as "in the know" with firearms as some of us here. I avoid the range during hunting season, people there I've never seen before. Struck up a conversation with a guy once and his exact words:

    "I only fire this during huntin season, a few to make sure it's sighted in and then when I take a deer"

    Had to look at the reciever, didn't even know what brand it was.
     
  20. mp510

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    Actually, I saw a Mauser that was chambered for 12 gauge. I don't know if the barrel was factory or aftermarket, or custom- but apparently there is such a beast. Cabelas was selling it, and it wasn't cheap.
     
  21. RKBABob

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    Whoa there, Arkiesteel. Nobody's calling anyone on THR a "bubba." If you watch Blue Collar TV you'll see Engvall, Foxworthy, and Larry the Cable Guy throwing these terms at each other like its a badge of honor.

    We all know how Jeff Foxworthy's stand-up routine goes, right?
     
  22. tydephan

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    I'm sorry, but this is funny:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXjKr7CNRB0

    Parts 2 and 3 are available in the right-side menu.

    IBTL. :D

    To keep this somewhat gun-related (a real stretch at this point), I was surprised when on an episode of The Bucks of Tecomate, Jeff Foxworthy cracked himself in the nose with the scope when he touched off a round that dropped a big buck out in Texas.
     
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    I'll betcha he's either from New York or LA, and discovered that accents are funny...
     
  24. ARKIESTEEL

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    RKBABob, I have seen the term "bubba" used on here(THR) to describe folks who just use guns for hunting. I mean no insult to anyone or am I trying to start trouble. I was mainly saying that these terms could drive a wedge between a group that needs to stick together if they try to change the gun laws again.

    Sorry if I offended you or anyone else.
     
  25. Uglyoldpoorman

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    Ya'll shut up! What with hatin Fem-A-Nazis, Liberals, Liberal comedians, 99.9% of all actors, tree huggers, abortionists, PETA, and on and on about the only tv I get to watch anymore is reruns of the Rifleman.:eek:
     
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