Skip to comments.Shock “Rolling Stone” expose: The five most dangerous guns in America
Posted on 07/15/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Via Charles Cooke, is this the worst listicle ever or the greatest?
Youre expecting a list of different makes and models, I know. But look:
Revolvers, named for their rotating chambered cylinder, placed second in the ATFs ranking of guns found at crime scenes more than 46,000 recovered in 2012, the most recent year for which statistics were kept.
Some grenade launchers, shotguns, and rifles also have rotating barrels, but the term revolver is generally used to describe handguns. Revolver types include single and double-action firing mechanisms, the latter of which does not require a cocking action separate from the trigger pull.
In order: Pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and derringers, i.e. virtually every form of small arms known to man. Thats about as informative as a list touting the worlds five deadliest animals that goes mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. You cant promise your reader the cheap suspense involved in clicking through each item of a countdown only to deliver something as broad and doofy as RIFLES. Has BuzzFeed taught us nothing? But, arguably, thats what makes this great, right? The point here, I assume, is to use the list format to emphasize that all guns, even itty bitty derringers, are dangerous. Theres no suspense; theyre all deadly. Gotta ban em all to be on the safe side. Theres a certain honesty in that uncommon to most gun-grabbers no, really, Im just worried about assault weapons dissembling.
But wait thats actually what makes this terrible, right? The reason most lefties take an incrementalist approach on guns, starting with scary-looking AR-15s, is because they know Americans are too comfortable with guns and gun culture generally to support a full ban right out of the gate. Moving this Overton window will take time and great effort. Better to focus on a few specific weapons, build opposition, and get them banned so that the public slowly gets used to the idea of certain guns disappearing from the market. Then, when that ban achieves nothing as everyone understands it wont declare that it hasnt gone far enough and that more weapons need to go. You dont jump into this fray by trying to freak people out about common semiautomatics. You work up to it. This is a listicle from 2050 transported magically, and foolishly, into the past.
I wonder what the ATBO (Alcohol, Tobacco and Blunt Objects) list looks like. Blunt objects beat guns and drunk drivers as the most dangerous weapons in America every year.
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Warner Todd Huston on July 15, 2014 at 5:51 PM
I wouldn’t worry too much about Rolling Stone, Vet. RS has been sending unsolicited issues to my young daughter for years. Occasionally we get a sad “Would you like re-subscribe?” letter. The letters and magazines go just about directly from the mail box to the recycling tub.
My wife used to be a talent agent and read it, but it never appealed to me and my daughter tells me it’s about as popular with hipsters as 501 Levis. In other words, they can give it away but RS is following Time, Newsweek & Life to the place old magazines go to die.
Is my Benjamin NP .22 pellet gun a “rifle” or an “assault weapon”?
Very funny. Ya done good!
You forgot 5 gallon buckets.
The only interesting things that came out of there were from Hunter S. Thompson and he’s long dead.
Silly question. 1) It comes is scary black. 2) It has a pistol grip. 3) It is a rifle.
Ergo, for all these reasons in the mind of a liberal it must be an "assault rifle." Heck, it can have a high powered scope mounted on it, that makes it a doubly bad "sniper rifle." Or to a libtard maybe an "assault sniper rifle." ;-)
I have an old Daisy BB gun from my childhood days. Does it count?
Crime scene tape.
Air Rifles have progressed from my .22 Benjamin ten pump pellet gun I saved up for when I was 12 years old.
Interesting and revealing classification system from them. It reminds me of gun-hater Stephen King writing about a .38 revolver. It sounds like he’s thinking of an ubiquitous Smith & Wesson police special.
One character hands the gun to another saying, “It’s loaded, but the safety’s on.”
These lists do tend to write themselves...
The 5 Most Dangerous Media Outlets in America
2). New York Times
3). Washington Post
Where’s Hunter S Thompson when you need him?
There’s also three kinds of tards:
3. Rolling Stone author tard
In the liberal mind, of course. It is silenced, it holds more than a handful of rounds at a time.
It’s both; it probably has a rifled barrel, and it could be used to assault some one or some thing.
Absolutely lethal! You could put out an eye with that don’t ya know.
I was really disappointed by the article. I was hoping for some brand recommendations or product reviews. You know... Useful buying information.
One of the commentaters on the article nailed it!
CynicOwl said: “I want a Machine gun. . . Because they’re obviously safer!”
No, MaxMax. . . There's one that is far more lethal than any of those. It has probably caused hundreds of thousands if not millions of eventual fatalities, sooner or later. . . The spoon sexual position!
You forgot #6: Coke
Lol! Not even in the running. . .
But can you imagine the distrust around THAT dinner table????
Those would be table settings in the house of “Clue”.
Shall we call them “Borgiaware?” No, they preferred poison. . . Hmmmmm
Obama wouldn’t outlaw that spoon.
Fill the postage paid enveloped with blank paper (as much as you can fit in) and send it back.
“I have an old Daisy BB gun from my childhood days. Does it count?”
It was an “assault weapon” in New Jersey by law. I do not know if it still is.
Or, the five most dangerous media in the United states:
3. Social media
Dear Rolling Stone, I would like to become an AWARD WINNING ROLLING STONE JOURNALIZT, TWO.
Here is my submishin:
The Top 5 Most Dangerous Ways to Die:
2) Become deceased.
3) Stop living.
4) Cease to be alive.
5) Pass on.
If it’s a business reply envelope, I stuff other junk mail inserts (vacuum cleaner coupons, etc.) and mail them.
No assault weapons? Cool.
I love 501’s
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