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Shock “Rolling Stone” expose: The five most dangerous guns in America
Hot Air ^ | July 15, 2014 | Allahpundit

Posted on 07/15/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Via Charles Cooke, is this the worst listicle ever or the greatest?

You’re expecting a list of different makes and models, I know. But look:

2. Revolvers

Revolvers, named for their rotating chambered cylinder, placed second in the ATF’s 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. That’s about as informative as a list touting the world’s five deadliest animals that goes “mammals,” “insects,” “reptiles,” “amphibians,” and “fish.” You can’t 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, that’s 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. There’s no suspense; they’re all deadly. Gotta ban ‘em all to be on the safe side. There’s a certain honesty in that uncommon to most gun-grabbers’ “no, really, I’m just worried about ‘assault weapons’” dissembling.

But wait — that’s 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 won’t — declare that it hasn’t gone far enough and that more weapons need to go. You don’t 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2ndthread; banglist; donate; guncontrol; msm

1 posted on 07/15/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 9:27:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


3 posted on 07/15/2014 9:34:29 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

1). Ford
2). GM
3). Chevy
4). Toyota
5). Volkswagen

The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in America
1). Streets
2). Avenues
3). Highways
4). Roads
5). Parkways

The 5 Most Dangerous Buildings in America
1). Brick buildings
2). Steel buildings
3). Wooden buildings
4). Concrete buildings
5). Rock buildings

The 5 Most Dangerous Types of Waters in America
1). Ponds
2). Streams
3). Rivers
4). Lakes
5). Oceans

Warner Todd Huston on July 15, 2014 at 5:51 PM


4 posted on 07/15/2014 9:34:47 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 9:37:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is my Benjamin NP .22 pellet gun a “rifle” or an “assault weapon”?


6 posted on 07/15/2014 9:40:25 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: B4Ranch

Very funny. Ya done good!


7 posted on 07/15/2014 9:42:21 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: B4Ranch
The 5 Most Dangerous Types of Waters in America

You forgot 5 gallon buckets.

8 posted on 07/15/2014 9:47:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: tumblindice

The only interesting things that came out of there were from Hunter S. Thompson and he’s long dead.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 9:50:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: G Larry
Is my Benjamin NP .22 pellet gun a “rifle” or an “assault weapon”?

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." ;-)

10 posted on 07/15/2014 9:50:16 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I have an old Daisy BB gun from my childhood days. Does it count?


11 posted on 07/15/2014 9:58:08 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The top 5 stickiest tapes in America.

Duct tape.
Electrical tape.
Surgical tape.
Scotch tape.
Crime scene tape.

12 posted on 07/15/2014 9:59:37 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: G Larry

Air Rifles have progressed from my .22 Benjamin ten pump pellet gun I saved up for when I was 12 years old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuqXlJbbxtE


13 posted on 07/15/2014 10:04:07 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.”
Heh.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 10:04:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: B4Ranch

These lists do tend to write themselves...

The 5 Most Dangerous Media Outlets in America
1). MSNBC
2). New York Times
3). Washington Post
4). CBS
5). PBS


15 posted on 07/15/2014 10:31:43 PM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The comments on the article at Rolling Stone are priceless:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/pictures/the-5-most-dangerous-guns-in-america-20140714

16 posted on 07/15/2014 10:32:28 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Where’s Hunter S Thompson when you need him?


17 posted on 07/15/2014 10:42:09 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s also three kinds of tards:
1. Custard
2. Mustard
3. Rolling Stone author tard


18 posted on 07/15/2014 10:45:08 PM PDT by Skybird
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To: wjcsux

In the liberal mind, of course. It is silenced, it holds more than a handful of rounds at a time.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 10:58:14 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: G Larry

It’s both; it probably has a rifled barrel, and it could be used to assault some one or some thing.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 11:36:37 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: wjcsux

Absolutely lethal! You could put out an eye with that don’t ya know.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 11:38:39 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was really disappointed by the article. I was hoping for some brand recommendations or product reviews. You know... Useful buying information.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 11:39:01 PM PDT by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: B4Ranch
The five most dangerous spoons in the USA
1. Tea
2. Coffee
3. Soup
4. Sundae
5. Dessert
23 posted on 07/15/2014 11:57:15 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

One of the commentaters on the article nailed it!

CynicOwl said: “I want a Machine gun. . . Because they’re obviously safer!”


24 posted on 07/16/2014 12:13:20 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: MaxMax
The five most dangerous spoons in the USA
1. Tea
2. Coffee
3. Soup
4. Sundae
5. Dessert

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!

25 posted on 07/16/2014 12:17:11 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: MaxMax

You forgot #6: Coke


26 posted on 07/16/2014 12:31:17 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Swordmaker
Spoon gun.
Carving Fork gun
Butter knife gun


27 posted on 07/16/2014 12:34:32 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

Lol! Not even in the running. . .

But can you imagine the distrust around THAT dinner table????


28 posted on 07/16/2014 12:37:09 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Safetgiver
Forks are even more dangerous. The Black automatic assault fork!


29 posted on 07/16/2014 12:37:41 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Swordmaker

Those would be table settings in the house of “Clue”.


30 posted on 07/16/2014 12:38:23 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Teacher, I got a Banana in my lunch box!


31 posted on 07/16/2014 12:41:25 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

Shall we call them “Borgiaware?” No, they preferred poison. . . Hmmmmm


32 posted on 07/16/2014 12:41:31 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Safetgiver

Obama wouldn’t outlaw that spoon.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 12:49:09 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: tumblindice

Fill the postage paid enveloped with blank paper (as much as you can fit in) and send it back.


34 posted on 07/16/2014 2:33:38 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: wjcsux; All

“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.


35 posted on 07/16/2014 8:31:53 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: IncPen; All

Or, the five most dangerous media in the United states:

1. Television
2. Newspapers
3. Social media
4. Radio
5. Internet


36 posted on 07/16/2014 8:34:37 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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:

1) Die.
2) Become deceased.
3) Stop living.
4) Cease to be alive.
5) Pass on.


37 posted on 07/16/2014 8:36:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If it’s a business reply envelope, I stuff other junk mail inserts (vacuum cleaner coupons, etc.) and mail them.


38 posted on 07/16/2014 8:37:50 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In order: “Pistols,” “revolvers,” “rifles,” “shotguns,” and “derringers,” i.e. virtually every form of small arms known to man.

No assault weapons? Cool.

39 posted on 07/16/2014 8:39:36 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: tumblindice

I love 501’s


40 posted on 07/16/2014 12:32:20 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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