Stupid idea of the year

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JN01, Jul 8, 2021.

  1. JN01

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    I don't think anyone was suggesting that someone who wants to spend $600 to make his gun look like a toy should be prohibited from doing so. There are plenty of examples on the web of custom pieces that even Elvis would look at and say, "Man, that sure is gaudy". Offering an opinion is a far stretch from setting a standard.

    Aside from blurring the line between what a real gun and what a toy gun look like, the article says that you are supposed to glue Legos on the top of the slide to use as sights. In my opinion, that qualifies as stupid.

    A while back this Glock, looking like it was customized with a propane torch, came up for sale. It too, is stupid (and unsafe).
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    If anyone wants to chime in that the Lego Glock is the greatest design ever and you can't wait to buy one, I won't be offended (even though there is obviously something wrong with you :))
     
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    The phrase “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” comes to mind.

    Not for me. That’s for sure.
     
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    I still think it's a parody. Not serious.

    But, there are adults that are seriously into Legos and I could see them wanting this gun as a novelty.
     
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    Real Gun Disguised as Nerf Toy



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    So, can I carry this at LegoLand?
     
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    I feel like these fall under the “yes, you can, but no, you shouldn’t” category of things.
     
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    Yup, this does appear to be the age of stupid tho'!
    ;)
     
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    So manifestly dumb that I have to think it was done for the publicity/notoriety rather than any expectation of actually selling them.
     
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    That pistol looks pretty ridiculous, and clearly not self-aware. Doing something "just because we can" isn't a smart thing to do.

    But to me, the more disturbing thing I found in this thread is this:
    We can't be this ignorant and divisive.

    There are no "Fudds" working for gun control. There are only people who want to take ALL guns. Their jobs get exponentially easier when gun owners attack each other over made-up distinctions.
     
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    There are a lot of people who are ambivalent about the 2nd amendment. Stupid things like the Lego Glock and Hello Kitty just pushes people in the wrong direction. There's NO benefit to such stupidity other than "I can!"
    Rights come with responsibilities.
     
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    All I see are just fugly range toys, although I can totally see how concern is created in the minds of those who aren't into guns.
     
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    I don't know whether to describe that as absurd or inane.

    History proves your statement wrong. Read about the Slippery Slope and how gun enthusiasts supported gun control.

    Somehow I doubt even empirical evidence will be enough. :confused:
     
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    The Slippery Slope is set in the UK, where the relationship between "guvment" and "loyal subjects" is vastly different than in the US. Fudds is a disparaging term that is unlikely to win friends or change people's minds. While hunters in the UK, who tended to be from the more well off classes, may have acted to diminish the gun rights, hunters in the US are less likely to support gun control.

    Meanwhile, the OP is about a cosmetic treatment of a pistol. Opinions on that are solicited. Mine has been rendered in another thread.
     
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    Less likely? Maybe.

    I can say that all of my hunting buddies support gun control and are huge libs. They don't believe us common subjects need pistols or semi auto rifles, just let them have their pump shotguns and bolt rifles and burn the rest.
     
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    Seems like a publicity stunt.
     
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    It worked and we're talking about them.
     
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    So all it would take to change your mind is an example or two of that very same thing happening in the US?

    o_O
     
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    Whatever gave you that idea? We both know that all hunters do not think alike, I hope. Why alienate any group of gun owners?
     
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    Hey, guess what, Mainsail? It's a free country, so we get to say what we think about stuff. Of course, you get to say what you think about what we think, so that evens out. And I get to say I don't care for talk about Fudds, and you get to say you don't care what I like, and so on. It's a great system. Kind of like the circle of life.

    I think this particular gun is silly and dumb. The silly is obvious, and the dumb is for reasons others have explained above. But I also think there will never be enough of them to matter, so I don't care much. So you and I actually agree!
     
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    The fact that Lego is suing makes sense, but saying "you shouldn't do that" implies that the owner would be so stupid as to keep it out in the open where anyone would see it and grab it. It's a firearm, right? In the safe it goes. Out of sight out of mind. I would get one out on request from my kids to kill the curiousity. Any time they ask. And take them shooting it, too. But tol eave it out, LOADED, seems to be highly accusatory and downright mean implying an owner would be so derelict he was stupid.

    Yet saying only stupid gun owners would do that goes to what kind of guns DO children get their hands on and pull the trigger? Normal ones left out by normal owners. So we have normal posters pointing a finger, yet collectively gun owners have the others pointing back, the real culprits who stupidly leave out loaded firearms for kids to play with.

    When was the last death recorded for a Lego gun? Not at all. Last death with a real gun? Wait a few minutes . . . sadly, the gun owning public will do it again, and again . . . every 2 hours and 34 minutes according to some pushing their agenda.

    NORMAL guns kill kids, abnormal looking guns get locked up. We don't want their little fingers all over them. I see this as the same argument I was faced with in the 1970s, folks then claimed "you don't need a weapon of war with large magazine to go hunting" and I was carrying a semi auto with blocked ten round mag, my elders were carrying 1) A Garand 2) Springfield 03 3) Mauser 98k 4) SKS 5) M1A 6) M1 Carbine (with armor piercing) 7) Arisaka 8) Mosin Nagants, 9) Carcano, 10) Lee Enfield etc etc. The sporter bolt guns were Mauser action. It wasn't the WWII generation bleating about weapons of war not being suitable, it was others making it seem as if they were. "Fudds" not liking them?

    In reality, older gun buffs sought out military weapons as they were highly affordable and the owners could modify them inexpensively - same as hot rods. In those days, we mechanically "hacked" a lot of things, it was the language of men to understand metals and working relationships. Now? Ask a millenial how to convert a 05 F150 from 2WD to 4WD and you get "sell it and buy what you need old man we don't know how to really do it." Yet some of those same youngsters point fingers and complain about "old fudds" while trying to understand their Iphone and what it does.

    What we miss is that there are some who deliberately create misunderstanding to use it against both sides and they will stoop to nothing to create division and hatred. It's a method to keep us in disunity and from exercising our real strength againt THEM. When you start looking for that, you begin to see it being used in a lot of other areas of our life, and how they benefit from us being at war with each other rather than targeting them for their evil deeds.

    And it is very much happening right now, exposed in sources other than the 6:00 news who is their main ally in disseminating their lies.
     
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  24. Bush Pilot

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    Now you've crossed the line, when you dis Hello Kitty guns you offend me and at least half the people on this forum.
     
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    Thhppbbtt!!

    (laughing)
     
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