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MilSim
04-26-2010, 7:37 PM
Dont know how many people have read this before but I was almost crying fro laughter.............

http://www.theonion.com/articles/guns-are-only-deadly-if-used-for-their-intended-pu,10705/

Guns Are Only Deadly If Used For Their Intended Purpose

As the president of Brothers In Arms U.S.A., the nation's third-largest gun-rights organization, I've heard all the arguments made by the anti-gun propagandists. And of the many misguided aspects of their anti-gun rhetoric, the most off-base is this bizarre notion that guns are inherently deadly. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is, guns are only deadly when used for their intended purpose.

Time and time again, the enemies of groups like Brothers In Arms U.S.A. confuse the innocuous phenomenon of guns with the handful of irresponsible people who engage in the deadly practice of gun use. Well, there is a difference, and it's high time the namby-pamby liberals recognize this fact.

Take the letter I got from a California woman whose 15-year-old son was "killed by a gun" while walking to his after-school job. Now, come on. No one is naÔve enough to think that an innocent boy died just because a gun was designed, manufactured, and sold. Even before I looked into this woman's story, I knew there had to be more that she wasn't telling me. Sure enough, newspaper clippings and police records revealed that another youth aimed his gun at this boy and pulled the trigger. This action, gun experts will tell you, caused a precision-machined steel hammer to strike the primer of a 9mm cartridge, igniting the smokeless powder within, propelling a 138-grain bullet down the pistol's barrel and into the woman's son. The gun never even came within 10 feet of the kid. The only thing the gun was guilty of was functioning properly.

My point? No child dies just because there is such a thing as guns. They die because one of these guns is used.

In all my years of fighting for the cause of gun rights, not once have I ever come across a case of a gun killing a person. In every instance, the real killer has been the bullets that come out of the guns. So if you're going to insist on pointing fingers, point them at the bullet makers.

Okay, admittedly, there is the occasional pistol-whipping victim who never regains consciousness. But that's a freakish, statistically insignificant aberration that merely proves my point: Only when guns are used as intended are they significantly dangerous to anyone.

But try telling this to all the crybabies suing the gun companies because not everybody in their family is alive. What exactly are you suing them forómaking a reliable product? That's a laugh. Somebody should be suing those shoddy import jobs: You'd be lucky to kill a baby with one of them.

No, a gun is not deadly when it sits locked up in a collector's cabinet. Guns don't beam bad thoughts into people's heads that make them fall over dead. There is only one way guns kill, and that's if some misguided weirdo follows the rules of proper gun use and actually aims and fires the gun in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines.

I feel so strongly about this. As a gun activist and advocate, I feel it is my duty to speak out against this ridiculous fantasy of guns running around on tiny little legs, indiscriminately selecting pedestrians for death.

For all the work Brothers In Arms U.S.A. has done to educate people, there remain all these misconceptions about guns being deadly. Well, so is an atom bomb... if you drop it on a city! But you've still got these hippies whining that the solution is to have no atom bombs whatsoever. Great, just punish everybody because a handful of kooks can't keep their fingers off the button.

It's an old saying, but it's still true: "Guns don't kill people. People kill people." At least, if they've got a gun, they do.

Legasat
04-26-2010, 8:00 PM
Have to tell this guy: "Don't Help Us!!!"

Just stay quiet in the corner...You do more harm than good.

todd2968
04-26-2010, 8:43 PM
Definitely +1

Twiggz
04-26-2010, 9:40 PM
LOL gotta love the onion.

Revolverhawk
04-26-2010, 11:19 PM
LOL gotta love the onion.

No, I don't gotta love the onion. They are making fun of gun rights organizations, trying to imply that gun bans will lower crime. They contribute to gun bans with this crap and help infringe on gun owner rights. This was a comedy article, designed to help ban guns by making gun rights organizations look stupid.

I hate the onion. They don't actually debate the statsitics involved in an issue, they just tend to take a side based on assumptions, and mock anyone who dissagrees with them.

leelaw
04-26-2010, 11:20 PM
No, I don't gotta love the onion. They are making fun of gun rights organizations, trying to imply that gun bans will lower crime. They contribute to gun bans with this crap and help infringe on gun owner rights. This was a comedy article, designed to help ban guns by making gun rights organizations look stupid.

I hate the onion. They don't actually debate the statsitics involved in an issue, they just tend to take a side based on assumptions, and mock anyone who dissagrees with them.

Revolverhawk, this is satire.

Satire, this is Revolverhawk.

Shake hands and play nice.

five.five-six
04-26-2010, 11:30 PM
You have to read this.

TL;DR

Revolverhawk
04-26-2010, 11:39 PM
Revolverhawk, this is satire.

Satire, this is Revolverhawk.

Shake hands and play nice.

I know it's satire. but it is satire written from the perspective that gun ownership is bad and bans are good. They are fueling the anti-gun sentiment with that. Satire, not logical arguments, is the primary weapon in the war against gun rights. Because the math and statistics don't support gun bans, gun ban advocates *rely* on satire. Look at Seth McFarlane's work.

tonelar
04-26-2010, 11:43 PM
that's the Onion/ they don't have a serious bone in their print shop...
but I get your point- our only saving grace is that liberals hate them more than conservatives... after all, the Onion doesn't believe in the global warming thing.

Another comedic instance that bugged me was Chris Rock's musings that if a bullet cost too much $$$ people wouldn't shoot each other so much.

bombadillo
04-26-2010, 11:58 PM
I know it's satire. but it is satire written from the perspective that gun ownership is bad and bans are good. They are fueling the anti-gun sentiment with that. Satire, not logical arguments, is the primary weapon in the war against gun rights. Because the math and statistics don't support gun bans, gun ban advocates *rely* on satire. Look at Seth McFarlane's work.

The comical thing is he proves his own point that he would attempt to make FOR a ban wrong by the article itself. Through the satire, it shows how stupid people can be thinking that an inanimate object in and of itself can do anything without a moron behind it breaking the law. I will say again, i'm for CRIME control, not GUN control!

lazs
04-27-2010, 10:48 AM
The problem with rocks idea is that if bullets cost $5,000 each.. criminals would still get em for free or for a buck or so.

Same with this satire. They might have said that no matter what gun laws we have.. the people who would murder others will not abide by them.

MilSim
04-27-2010, 2:45 PM
Wow nice responses, i was wondering what you guys would say. I dont think its so much anti gun stuff hidden in pro gun satire(even though most definitely satire). Read the last line, guns dont kill people, people kill people. I think its more pointing in the direction of the person with it and the choices people make.

Sinixstar
04-27-2010, 2:51 PM
I know it's satire. but it is satire written from the perspective that gun ownership is bad and bans are good. They are fueling the anti-gun sentiment with that. Satire, not logical arguments, is the primary weapon in the war against gun rights. Because the math and statistics don't support gun bans, gun ban advocates *rely* on satire. Look at Seth McFarlane's work.

I would be hard pressed to find an issue that the onion has ever taken a serious approach to, ever. I don't think they're writing it from any perspective then getting a rise out of people.

1911Operator
04-27-2010, 2:53 PM
for people who dont know about the ONION, its fake news! they are a comedy website!

DannyZRC
04-27-2010, 3:23 PM
the onion is a bit like south park.

they're never on your side, they don't pick favorites.

they just want to be absurd.

this is precisely why they are awesome.

sgreen
04-27-2010, 9:29 PM
Banning guns does not lower crime look at England and Australia:(

Twiggz
04-28-2010, 1:29 AM
for people who dont know about the ONION, its fake news! they are a comedy website!

Exactly, I figured anyone could see that. Guess I was wrong LOL!:rolleyes:

GnarlyMilk
04-28-2010, 7:57 AM
Love the Onion! Many times have I tricked my wife with there obscene news stories and interviews. They make for a really good laugh !!

lazs
04-28-2010, 9:32 AM
I think that anyone who does not think that... in general.. the onion does not lean heavily to the left.. well they probly think jon (make a funny face) stewart is a republican.