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   Today's "Man shoots self at gun show" story comes to us from the Iowa State Fairgrounds. For those of you keeping track, that's six in one week

26 Jan 2013 08:51 PM   |   6393 clicks   |   Des Moines Register
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
The 54-year-old St. Charles resident told police he was showing off a .25 caliber pistol he thought was unloaded

Someone this stupid should not be allowed to handle guns, let alone sell them.

26 Jan 2013 06:00 PM
feckingmorons    [TotalFark]  
18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.

26 Jan 2013 06:00 PM
BumpInTheNight     
Responsible gun ownership thread.

26 Jan 2013 06:02 PM
Hoban Washburne    [TotalFark]  
At least the bullets are going in the right direction.

26 Jan 2013 06:05 PM
Apos     
THE GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED

26 Jan 2013 06:29 PM
vartian    [TotalFark]  
The man told police he was trying to dry fire, or fire the gun without a round in it. He said the gun was unloaded when he checked it earlier in the week and he didn't know who would have loaded it. Police found another loaded gun on the man's table and unloaded it, according to the report.

26 Jan 2013 06:32 PM
vartian    [TotalFark]  

feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.


We agree - all guns are clearly very dangerous and should be regulated.

26 Jan 2013 06:33 PM
feckingmorons    [TotalFark]  

vartian: feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.

We agree - all guns are clearly very dangerous and should be regulated.


No, not all of the murders were with guns, 15 were, two were with knives and one guy was beaten to death. The common denominator is criminals. We need to better regulate criminals.

26 Jan 2013 06:34 PM
bronyaur1    [TotalFark]  

feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.


Not only that, but Obama is from Chicago, and he is a Negro, you know. Therefore idiots shooting themselves at gun shows are better than Negroes.

26 Jan 2013 06:36 PM
zedster    [TotalFark]  
so he shot himself with a .25 that he owned and was either racking or dry firing?


So much wrong with this story

26 Jan 2013 06:39 PM
propasaurus    [TotalFark]  
I think it's clear that the only guns that need to be regulated are those owned by Chicago thugs.

26 Jan 2013 06:54 PM
serpent_sky    [TotalFark]  

vartian: The man told police he was trying to dry fire, or fire the gun without a round in it. He said the gun was unloaded when he checked it earlier in the week and he didn't know who would have loaded it. Police found another loaded gun on the man's table and unloaded it, according to the report.


He's lucky he just shot himself and didn't kill anyone else. How do you leave something like "the gun was unloaded a week ago" to chance?

I'm not a gun person and even I know the basic rules of "the gun is ALWAYS loaded" and "don't point a gun at anything you're not willing to shoot/kill."

26 Jan 2013 07:11 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
Clearly Obama, in concert with the indestructible shadow armies of the U.N., used their their time machine(s) to discredit this brilliant patriot by secretly loading this firearm of unimaginable destructive power and then unleashed their mind control rays to force him to act in an asstardedly irresponsible fashion all with the greater goal of forcing every American who cheered at the end of "Rocky IV" into indentured servitude making -- and then destroying -- Larry the Cable Guy memorabilia.

When will you sheeple finally see how simple it is?

26 Jan 2013 07:15 PM
eddievercetti     
Fark gun control, can we enforce using your brain control?

26 Jan 2013 07:44 PM
jmadisonbiii     

feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.


Chicago should enact some tough guns laws.  That'll stop the violence.

26 Jan 2013 07:49 PM
FloydA     
Can we just ban stupid people?

Now I understand this proposal won't be popular with everyone, so how about we just ban high-capacity assault stupidity.  Like, if you're really, really stupid and in a position where your stupidity could do a lot of damage, then you get taken away and melted down and fed to geese or something.

Granted, this proposal would change the makeup of Washington DC, the major media, all of Fox "news," and most of the NASCAR, MLB, and NFL fan base, and it would cut into the profits of the  Anheuser Busch brewing company, as well as decimating the two major political parties.  But in the end, wouldn't it be worth it?

26 Jan 2013 07:56 PM
BronyMedic     

fusillade762: The 54-year-old St. Charles resident told police he was showing off a .25 caliber pistol he thought was unloaded

Someone this stupid should not be allowed to handle guns, let alone sell them.


How hard is it to eject a clip, rack the slide and lock it back, and visually clear the chamber?

26 Jan 2013 07:59 PM
BronyMedic     
Yes. I just called a magazine a clip. I'm self-correcting myself. SORRY FARK SOCIETY OF PEDANTS.

26 Jan 2013 07:59 PM
beantowndog     

BronyMedic: Yes. I just called a magazine a clip. I'm self-correcting myself. SORRY FARK SOCIETY OF PEDANTS.


Why do you hate freedom so much?

26 Jan 2013 08:02 PM
Krymson Tyde     
Why is the answer either arm everybody or disarm everybody? The problems causing gun violence runs much deeper than who has and who doesn't have a gun. It's education, opportunities, mental health, proper parenting, and yes, easy access to firearms. This isn't going to be solved any time soon, but as long as the debate is reduced to guns good v. guns bad it will never be solved.

26 Jan 2013 08:05 PM
feckingmorons    [TotalFark]  

bronyaur1: feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.

Not only that, but Obama is from Chicago, and he is a Negro, you know. Therefore idiots shooting themselves at gun shows are better than Negroes.


If you say so you racist.

26 Jan 2013 08:09 PM
feckingmorons    [TotalFark]  

jmadisonbiii: feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.

Chicago should enact some tough guns laws.  That'll stop the violence.


They should make the whole city a gun free zone.

26 Jan 2013 08:10 PM
feckingmorons    [TotalFark]  

BronyMedic: Yes. I just called a magazine a clip. I'm self-correcting myself. SORRY FARK SOCIETY OF PEDANTS.


Why don't you make a point rather than post so much? Quality is much more impressive than quantity.

26 Jan 2013 08:11 PM
Krymson Tyde     

jmadisonbiii: feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.

Chicago should enact some tough guns laws.  That'll stop the violence.


Apparently some have breached the wall and have begun to smuggle firearms in. They should really find and repair the damaged sections.

26 Jan 2013 08:17 PM
MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  

feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.


What a bunch of lightweights, right? I mean, you can take down 20 six-year-olds in maybe, what? 30 seconds? Don't even need to reload! Pause for a quick MAGAZINE change, and you can give everyone a quick double-tap to make sure they're not just pretending.

Chicago, you wimps. Can't do REAL patriotic rates-of-fire, can you?

26 Jan 2013 08:18 PM
King Something     

Krymson Tyde: Why is the answer either arm everybody or disarm everybody? The problems causing gun violence runs much deeper than who has and who doesn't have a gun. It's education, opportunities, mental health, proper parenting, and yes, easy access to firearms. This isn't going to be solved any time soon, but as long as the debate is reduced to guns good v. guns bad it will never be solved.


But nuance is hard, so you have to either want everybody armed to the teeth, or want all guns seized from their owners by the government without regard to whether or not said guns were acquired lawfully or the mental stability of the owners. The "small arms for some, free mental health evaluation for others" position is forbidden.

This is America. You're only allowed to be at either extreme position in any debate, especially political debates.

26 Jan 2013 08:18 PM
Peter von Nostrand    [TotalFark]  

feckingmorons: jmadisonbiii: feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.

Chicago should enact some tough guns laws.  That'll stop the violence.

They should make the whole city a gun free zone.


Yes, go with a law doesn't stop all crime so there should be no laws at all argument. That's a sure winner

26 Jan 2013 08:24 PM
BronyMedic     

feckingmorons: BronyMedic: Yes. I just called a magazine a clip. I'm self-correcting myself. SORRY FARK SOCIETY OF PEDANTS.

Why don't you make a point rather than post so much? Quality is much more impressive than quantity.


I did make a point. Guy has no right to be around a gun if he doesn't know how to clear one before handling it.

26 Jan 2013 08:31 PM
SmackLT    [TotalFark]  
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DAMMIT CHEDDAR BOB

26 Jan 2013 08:33 PM
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier    [TotalFark]  
Always point the gun at yourself. The gun is never loaded, especially if the gun has been out of your sight for any amount of time.

There, I just fixed the issue of stupid people having weapons.

26 Jan 2013 08:37 PM
BronyMedic     

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Always point the gun at yourself. The gun is never loaded, especially if the gun has been out of your sight for any amount of time.

There, I just fixed the issue of stupid people having weapons.


The head, Snarc! Tell them to aim it at the head. America NEEDs Organ Donors.

26 Jan 2013 08:38 PM
Altair     
I worked IT at a couple gun stores for about a year and two customers were shot in that time. Most are careful, but some people are cocky with guns.

26 Jan 2013 08:42 PM
MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  

BronyMedic: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Always point the gun at yourself. The gun is never loaded, especially if the gun has been out of your sight for any amount of time.

There, I just fixed the issue of stupid people having weapons.

The head, Snarc! Tell them to aim it at the head. America NEEDs Organ Donors.


Bastard. You beat me to it by 30 seconds.

But seriously - the firing mechanism will be damaged if they dry-fire the gun without pressing the barrel against a firm surface, like the temple. Obama will take your gun away if you damage it by not pressing it against your skull when you check it.

26 Jan 2013 08:42 PM
astro716     
If only he had had a gun, he could have defended himself from this attack

26 Jan 2013 08:52 PM
Yakk     

astro716: If only he had had a gun, he could have defended himself from this attack


Are gun shows gun free zones? Because I hear guns are attracted to that.

26 Jan 2013 08:55 PM
bingethinker     

feckingmorons: BronyMedic: Yes. I just called a magazine a clip. I'm self-correcting myself. SORRY FARK SOCIETY OF PEDANTS.

Why don't you make a point rather than post so much? Quality is much more impressive than quantity.


You should take your own advice.

26 Jan 2013 08:56 PM
Bennie Crabtree     

feckingmorons: 18 people were murdered in Chicago in the first 10 days of the year. Nobody died at a gun show. If you want me I'll be at a gun show, they are obviously much safer than Chicago.


Of course. That's where Chicagoans arm themselves before they go back home.

26 Jan 2013 08:57 PM
cygnusx13     
If the only thing that protects from a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, what protects us from a dumbfark with a gun?

26 Jan 2013 08:57 PM
BraveNewCheneyWorld     
Someone in a country of 310,000,000 people had a stupid accident today? What are the chances of that?

26 Jan 2013 08:58 PM
rev. dave     
This stuff likely has always happened.

26 Jan 2013 08:59 PM
badhatharry    [TotalFark]  
It's amateur hour at gun shows. Like all the drunks out on New Year's Eve. Be careful out there!

26 Jan 2013 08:59 PM
TinyFist    [TotalFark]  

FloydA: Can we just ban stupid people?

Now I understand this proposal won't be popular with everyone, so how about we just ban high-capacity assault stupidity.  Like, if you're really, really stupid and in a position where your stupidity could do a lot of damage, then you get taken away and melted down and fed to geese or something.

Granted, this proposal would change the makeup of Washington DC, the major media, all of Fox "news," and most of the NASCAR, MLB, and NFL fan base, and it would cut into the profits of the  Anheuser Busch brewing company, as well as decimating the two major political parties.  But in the end, wouldn't it be worth it?


Ouch, I enjoy MLB and the NFL. Howthehell did I just get lumped in with the rest of the high-capacity assault stupidity you speak of?

26 Jan 2013 09:01 PM
stonelotus     
in other news, over 3 million people were born last week.


/stay distracted.

26 Jan 2013 09:02 PM
generallyso     
Who is the guy with the hardon for gun threads that keeps approving these?

26 Jan 2013 09:03 PM
BraveNewCheneyWorld     

FloydA: Granted, this proposal would change the makeup of Washington DC, the major media, all of Fox "news," and most of the NASCAR, MLB, and NFL fan base, and it would cut into the profits of the  Anheuser Busch brewing company, as well as decimating the two major political parties.  But in the end, wouldn't it be worth it?


I don't think most of the people at Fox are stupid, I just think they're unscrupulous whores pandering to retards.

26 Jan 2013 09:03 PM
Altitude5280     
I love this video. People running in a panic from what they adore.
Link

26 Jan 2013 09:04 PM
NewportBarGuy    [TotalFark]  

generallyso: Who is the guy with the hardon for gun threads that keeps approving these?


It's like a NY vs. Chicago-style pizza thread.

26 Jan 2013 09:07 PM
sheep snorter     
Obama puts on his white face, sneaks into gun shows and loads the teatards weapons for them.

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26 Jan 2013 09:09 PM
Dingleberry_Pie     
Altair 2013-01-26 08:42:00 PM
I worked IT at a couple gun stores for about a year and two customers were shot in that time. Most are careful, but some people are cockystupid with guns.


I'm a gun owner, hunt, shoot a lot, been around guns all my life. I'm glad my dad taught me the basics at a young age and enforced them as we got older. I've been in a few gun stores since the buying panic has started and have been appalled at the morons that are in there buying. I wish that gun safety and hadling classes were mandatory for everyone in this country, not just owners and buyers. It should be treated like home economics in school, it's just a basic fact of life that you may be around a gun someday and you should know how to handle one safely without being frightened of it. And I shouldn't have to be worried about the knucklehead at the gun show that wants to sweep the crowd with the pistol he's looking at.

26 Jan 2013 09:09 PM
Pray 4 Mojo     
How the hell does one fire a pistol into their own palm when firing it by sliding the action?

Was he holding it by wrapping his hand around the end of the barrel?

Dude is insanely stupid or lying.

26 Jan 2013 09:09 PM
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