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Where are the guns??

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mark Benningfield, Feb 20, 2003.

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  1. Mark Benningfield

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    Hello All.

    I just finished watching "Signs" starring Mel Gibson. (Yeah, I'm behind the times on movies.) Anyhow, the whole time, I'm sitting here wondering when the good guys are going to get the shotguns out of the closet to blast the alien bad guys with. And you know what? They NEVER do! They manage to cower in the basement (2 grown men trying to protect 2 children) and hope the alien bad guys can't get to them!!!!! This is taking place on a farm, for crying out loud! These guys never even mentioned that it sure would be nice to have some guns. They finally managed to take down the one alien bad guy with a baseball bat, for Pete's sake. You know, I realize that Hollywood is out of touch with the real world, but come on!!
     
  2. firestar

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    Mel Gibson is a sellout.:neener: I used to be a big fan until I saw What Women Want. I just can't watch him anymore.:barf:
     
  3. DadOfThree

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    I said the same thing to my wife while watching the movie. I grew up on a farm and couldn't imagine not having at the least the obligitory shotgun, .22 rifle and .30-.30. She then reminded me that Gibson's part in the movie was of a former priest. Very possible that he wouldn't own a gun. Besides, having access to a gun and knowing how to use it would make a whole lot of movies pretty short.:D :D
     
  4. JMLV

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    A friend of mine has a farm in the area

    and I can say the farmers in bucks cty have enough guns avaiable to arm a full division. especially with 11/87 remington shotguns with full length magazine tubes(std gun for deer hunting in the area) Signs was a wast of time and liberal propaganda
     
  5. El Tejon

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    Dad, gee, I wonder we if know any priests who own firearms?:D
     
  6. Tamara

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    JMLV,

    That was the clincher for me. It wasn't just a farm, it was a farm in rural Pennsylfriggingvania, where deer hunting is more than a pastime, it's a religion, an obsession, a mental disorder. Those people close the schools for the opening day of deer season, fer cryin' out loud, and I'm supposed to believe that Mel's character ain't got a gun 'cause he's a man of the cloth?
     
  7. Kahr carrier

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    Heck they could of had at least a WATER GUN .:neener:
     
  8. Kharn

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    JMLV: Are PA farmers with crop protection permits (or whatever they are, the permits that let farmers kill any deer eating their crops) exempt from the law against hunting with a semiauto? Or does that restriction only apply to rifles?

    Kharn
     
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    "Mel Gibson is a sellout. I used to be a big fan until I saw What Women Want. I just can't watch him anymore."


    Reminds me of what comedian Tim Wilson said:
    If there was a movie called "What Men Want", it would be 10 minutes long, rated XXX, with sports highlights.
     
  10. Soap

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    Tamara- Ahh yes...I remember getting the day off on the first day of buck season and getting the "flu" on the first day of doe season back when I was in PA :D
     
  11. Oleg Volk

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    Gibson is probably trying ot make a living. I recall him acting in Mad Max series and Patriot, so he's not above handling a weapon. Blame screenwriter and director :)
     
  12. J Miller

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    This movie was pure trash. From the first time the aliens were playing tag around the farm I was asking my wife were are darn guns? Every farm has guns, at least a shot gun!
    The anti gun message was obvious in this movie just by the lack of them. Only the cops had guns and they were correctly inefectual.
    I really wish there was a way to screen out the anti gun propaganda movies without haveing to pay to watch them first.

    Sometimes you can just by looking at the actors and directors, sometimes you can't.
     
  13. seeker_two

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    Don't blame Gibson, blame Shamalyan (sp?).

    While I really enjoyed "Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable", I was astounded at how dreadful "Signs" was :barf: . My wife enjoyed it, but I was about ready to slit my own wrists to get out of that theater :what: .

    Farmers w/o guns...
    Aliens doing unnatural things to corn...
    Main characters w/ glassy-eyed stares talking gibberish...
    Two grown men cowering in a cellar when BG's are threatening their children...

    I think the movie would have been much better if Shamalyan (sp?) had actually GONE to farm country to see how people would have reacted to such an invasion :banghead: . Heck, had he come to Texas farm country, "Signs" would have been about 30 minutes of actual fighting and the remaining 90 minutes in a taxidermy shop trying to figure out how to STUFF the darn things :evil: .

    "Signs" = :barf:
     
  14. Pappy John

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    I remember leaving the theater with my wife and commenting that ,regardless of all the hype, it really wasn't all that scary. "Nothing there that some 230gr hardball wouldn't have fixed."
     
  15. Steve Smith

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    "They all fall to hardball"


    :D:D:D:D
     
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    While I thought the same things mentioned here, I came to the conclusion that he had gotten rid of any guns due to the death of his wife/depression/fear of committing suicide. That's a pretty common reason for people getting rid of guns in their house, from my experience. Not that it solves anything, it just makes it more difficult.
     
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    Suggestion for research for the sequel: Dress up a group of hollywood actors as greys, and have 'em approach random farmhouses at random times of the day.
     
  18. jmbg29

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    Hey! Watch it!

    And for the record, I took the whole week off. Somebody had to show the rest of those dummies how to hunt. Hmmm...could be part of the reason I ain't got no fancy book-learnin'.

    D'oh! ;)
     
  19. Seawolf

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    :rolleyes:

    Can we all relax for 2 hours and just enjoy the story as it is? While the question of "Where is the shotgun?" when the alien was scurrying around the house came to my mind, it doesn't automatically make me deem the movie "liberal propaganda" and "trash."

    If it's "liberal propaganda," why does faith in God play such a large role in the movie?
     
  20. JMLV

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    Crop damage permits

    Yes they are allowed to use rifles for this(Joe has actually shot deer in the corn field out of his bedroom window while still in his underware!) One produce farmer in the area estamates he loses close to $100,000 per year to deer due to crop damage. Joe has a neat sendero in 7mm magnum as well as a few other neat toys.
    I don't thibnk semi auto's are allowed no matter what. Thats PA hunting regs.
     
  21. Kharn

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    JMLV: I asked because I was just wondering about your previous post, when you mentioned the 11/87, since thats a semiautomatic shotgun. The 870 is Remington's pump action.

    Kharn
     
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    I saw "Signs" other day also, and I said to my wife and neighbors "Where are the shotguns? I have never know a farmer that did not own at else one shotgun for varmit control." It was a pretty lame movie.
     
  23. Diesle

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    A sell out.....?

    You didnt find anything redeaming about his involvement in The Patriot?

    How about Mad Max. Or the new Mad Max he is working on....

    Diesle
     
  24. JMLV

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    OH THAT

    For some reason unknown to civilized man the ruleing against semiautos only applies to rifles and handguns. Shotguns are exempt. they are also allowed to have extended magazine tubes and load them to capicity. I think this has something to do with the county (Bucks) going to "shotgun only" for deer season for regular hunters.
     
  25. MrAcheson

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    Yeah my brother went to Penn State which is an academic island deep in the heart of Pennsyltucky. (Pennsylvania is Pittsburg in the west, Philadelphia in the east, and Kentucky in between.) One of his friends decided to go off campus and do his sidewalk pseudo-religious satire routine about the "Egg God of College Students." About 10 minutes after he starts in the local Sheriff walks up and says "Son, why don't you boys head on back to school because I can hear the shotguns cocking from here."
     
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