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"Knotted Gun" at the UN building

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by novaDAK, Jan 13, 2008.

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  1. novaDAK

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    Did a search and didn't find anything...I figured I'd start a thread that discusses everyone's feelings on that "Knotted Gun" sculpture that's outside of the UN building in NYC.

    I myself would love to see one of two things.

    1. It be removed and destroyed
    2. "Modified" with a saw, to remove the "knot" and make it into a 2.5" Python :evil:

    I firmly believe that having this sculpture anywhere on US soil is an insult to the Constitution.

    What would be the world's reaction if there was a sculpture of a person with their mouth taped shut, or their hands cut off to prevent them from speaking or writing freely?
    This is a pic if anyone didn't know what I'm talking about:

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  2. Eric F

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    I think its funny

    and a reminder of what some folks really want
     
  3. Sam1911

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    I wonder if somehow it could be added onto.

    Next to it a sculpture of a man and woman with their mouths taped shut.

    On the other side a sculpture of a Priest, Rabbi, minister holding a bible, an Imam, and some other assorted holy men handcuffed and manacled.

    In front of it a large book in flames.

    Now, what sculpture would we use to represent unlawful search and seizure?

    And to show someone being forced to testify against himself.

    Etc., etc.

    It could be a kind of visual "Mission Statement" for the U.N.

    -Sam
     
  4. jdorian

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    Cool sculture. Very symbolic. I would let it stay there, consider it a symbol of those places that do not permit gun ownership. What better symbol of the prohibition of gun ownership?
     
  5. mad hungarian

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    The sculpture is a disgrace. It does not belong on U.S. soil and the United Nations should not be having say in american gun ownership. Anti gun countries in Western Europe need to remember that american guns helped free them over 60 years ago. I am first generation american and believe in the right to bear arms very much. Having access to firearms was a help in the sweet but short lived hungarian revolution of 1956.

    MH
     
  6. stevemis

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    That's so wrong. I had no idea it was there.
     
  7. Nomad101bc

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    Its a reminder what the U.N and "the empire state" are is all about.
     
  8. Ratshooter

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    You know if you were to straighten the barrel it would be an illegal length for its scale.
     
  9. Ratshooter

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    You know if you were to straighten the barrel it would be an illegal length for its scale.

    It sorta looks like English Bobs pistol after Little Bill got through with it.

    You know, in Unforgiven.
     
  10. Daemon688

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    Well, I'm no fan of the UN......and that should say it all.
     
  11. BridgeWalker

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    The idea of "beating swords into ploughshares" or otherwise disposing of arsenals no longer needed for war is just a way of celebrating peace.

    I don't think a statue of mutilated gun is necessarily against all guns any more than a statue of a soldier in a battle-torn uniform is anti-military.

    The statue is open to wide interpretation.
     
  12. w_houle

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    I remember seeing that when I had visited the UN back in 1991 an din't really give it any thought until now, and I think to a certain extent i understood the intent of the sculpter of the piece but realize now that the concept of the piece is so unattainable:banghead: because it represents the the classic ideology of blame shifting all of our evil to an inanimate object. The funny thing is that we live in an allegedly rational society that doesn't believe in ghosts or the monster under your bed, but if you have a pistol in you prescense it supposedly does evil things. According to the antigunners you could blame every evil deed on a gun as though a gun was satan himself:evil:
     
  13. Colin Doyle

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    I'm with BridgeWalker on this one. It's intended to provoke thought. Unfortunately, the thought it provokes is likely to be "OH GOOD ANOTHER EVIL GUN OFF THE STREET!" :(

    Colin
     
  14. RecoilRob

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    I'm in a rowdy mood.....How about us gettin' together as a 'Mass Protest' and pulling that sucker out of the mount and destroying it???

    Imagine!! Several thousand of 'US' arriving and Legally Organising to Protest and we 'just happen to destroy' the 'Twisted Gun' out of our sense of Patriotism?

    I'm IN!!! Anyone else feel froggy???
     
  15. Firethorn

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    Rob, I think that I'm with option #2: cut the barrel back to turn it into a snubnose.

    Gents, any suggestions to be able to do it in dark of night, very quickly?
     
  16. gunmn74

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    Can anyone operate a tower crane? :eek:I am sure there is one close.:neener:

    I dont like it but I dont think there is anything can be done about it legaly.
    It is not US soil. The gun can stay if they change that UN building into a
    homeless shelter. I dislike the UN more than there taste in art.

    Disclaimer for goverment types: I do not advacate breaking the law.
     
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  17. JAG2955

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    Anyone else notice that it's a gun that's never been issued to any military?
     
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    I seem to recall a group of men dressed up and did something similar to some English tea in Boston Harbor.

    Yeah I'm in if it means we get our country back.
     
  19. CryingWolf

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    Rob, I say we just have to cut the knot off!
     
  20. AMBASSADOR

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    U.N. and Guns

    That is the kind of guns that U.N. Forces are issued when they go to protect people in foreign countries.Did'nt you see Hotel Rowanda?.They also have no balls.:D
     
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    Can't . . . resist . . . urge to reply too strong. . . .


    Thermite?
     
  22. RecoilRob

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    Gentlemen...let's take this to PM...
     
  23. GlowinPontiac

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    how about a statue of a blue helmeted figure stomping on the us constitution? it would be a much more true to life depiction of their ways.
     
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    Very good, this was idling on the shoulder of the high road..

    I'd hate to read about 'domestic terrorists' getting caught with 'explosives'.. with an oxyacetylene torch (check sears) you might just be vandals :evil:
     
  25. Nomad101bc

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    I guess it will become a concealed carry statement since chopping off the knot will make it a Snub nose. lol
     
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