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Why I gave up my guns (NY bred metrosexual loses his nerve, throws in the towel on gun ownership)
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Patrick Blanchfield

Posted on 01/12/2013 2:06:42 PM PST by DogByte6RER

1918 Bolshevik Poster - Citizens, hand over your weapons! (1918 Bolshevik Poster by Alexander Apsit reads "Citizens, hand over your weapons!")

Why I gave up my guns

• A former firearm enthusiast explains his personal epiphany

Late one night in the spring of 2008, I was jolted awake by the sound of yet another a burglar trying to break into my Atlanta home. We’d already had a series of scary close calls, but this time I was ready: I had staged my shotgun and a box of shells in a broom closet right by the back door, next to the umbrellas.

While my girlfriend called the police, I ran into the kitchen and looked out the window just in time to see a human form rush to hide in the shadows behind my car. I grabbed the gun and fumbled for the ammunition in the half-light, spilling most on the ground, but finally found one cartridge I was able to slide into the chamber.

I worked the action furiously, once, twice, and again, realizing dimly as I did that in doing so I was actually ejecting the shells, unspent, and basically unloading the weapon. But the unmistakable sound of the pump carried to the backyard, and, in a flash, the prowler was gone — a blur of raggedy jeans and tattered flannel sliding across the hood of my car and vaulting over the picket fence into the night.

I couldn’t make out his face or tell if he was armed. The next moment I was in the bathroom, vomiting hot puke all over the floor and toilet, water from the bowl splashing my face and eyes. Later, my girlfriend told me I had made her feel safe, protected. I just felt ill.

I’m a New Yorker born-and-bred, and unlike the just under half of all Americans who keep guns in their homes, I didn’t grow up with firearms. But when I moved first out West, and then to the South, I got into guns big-time. I’ve owned a dozen guns over the years, including a Bushmaster AR-15, and have fired scores more. I’ve put in countless hours at the range, in the woods, and at gun shows.

I’ve made good friends on the range, love shooting skeet, and appreciate how integrally guns figure into the rural professions and outdoor pastimes of many Americans. I understand, also, why so many Americans don’t just like their guns but love them. From the robust kick of firing a revolver to the emphatic, mechanical bursts of shouldering an assault rifle on full auto, I have come to know the rhythm of guns, have felt the addictive thrill of their multi-sensory intensity.

But on that night in 2008, I learned something else. I learned how guns relate to fear, and not just the fear my gun inspired in the would-be-burglar. Owning guns had given me a sense of security, but all that was a fantasy that imploded in a few terrifying seconds.

Sure, I had frightened away an intruder, defended my castle. But I could have just as easily been killed by him or accidentally shot myself or my partner. Hundreds of hours of range time didn’t mean anything in the confusion of the moment.

The ease with which I had bought my guns, fired them recreationally, and even stoically contemplated the possibility of defending me and mine with lethal force suddenly seemed foolish.

In fact, it was almost as if my very closeness to guns had blinded me to the real possibility that they might lead me to actually killing another human being.

Whether we like it or not, in today’s America, we are all close to guns. In a nation with nearly 300 million privately owned firearms, it would be hard not be. But just because we are saturated with weapons does not make our relationship with them mature or reality-based.

Instead, just the opposite is the case: The American vision of gun ownership is dominated by fantasy, and the public discourse around guns is frequently hijacked by a kind of fantasy logic.

Only in fantasy does keeping a gun in the home make you safer; the statistical reality is just the opposite. Only in fantasy is the possibility of even minimal gun regulation a threat “to take away all the guns.” And only in fantasy can arming teachers and abolishing gun-free zones be seen as a reasonable response to gun violence — for only in fantasy does throwing more of a problem at a problem equal a solution.

After Newtown, the predictable chorus of “if-only-I-had-been-there-with-my-gun” included an Oregon state representative, Dennis Richardson, who wrote to some of his constituents that, “If I had been a teacher or the principal at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and if the school district did not preclude me from having access to a firearm . . . most of the murdered children would still be alive, and the gunman would still be dead, and not by suicide.”

Perhaps. Or perhaps the good representative would have been shot dead without having a chance to draw his weapon. Or perhaps he would have been gunned down by confused first responders. Or perhaps Richardson would have taken the best aim he could while under stress, missed, and killed a child or two himself.

If trained NYPD cops can only manage to take down a single gunman by wounding nine bystanders in the process, as recently happened outside the Empire State Building, it seems unlikely to expect much better from the 63-year-old Richardson.

All of these scenarios are equally hypothetical, but that Richardson should offer macho posturing in lieu of constructive reflection speaks as much to what Gov. Cuomo has rightly termed a national “madness” as it does to that madness’ allure. If only the minimal difference between the life and death of 20 children, the only bulwark needed against tragedy, was some decrepit politician playing Dirty Harry.

I had thought I’d be ready to play that role, too. I had my shotgun at the ready that spring night because there had been three break-in attempts on our house in as many months, the last in the early afternoon while my girlfriend was home. I don’t think they realized she was there — the car wasn’t in the driveway — and when they tried to kick down the door, already damaged by someone with a crowbar a couple weeks prior, she called the cops, then me.

I got there before they did and found her hiding in the bathtub, the front door in splinters around the hinges and a couple of shotgun shells lying on the porch. Presumably, whoever tried to break in had dropped the ammo while attempting to get inside.

I called my landlords to give notice and took my gun out of its case, removed the trigger lock and put it in that closet. The feeling of safety this gesture gave me was quite real.

The desire to feel secure is understandable, but our fantasies are killing us. America averages 34 gun homicides a day.

For an organization that blames America’s gun crisis on violent movies, the NRA in particular seems deeply committed to cultivating the notion that we can all be the stars of our own personal action flicks.

I got my opportunity to play hero. Not in fantasy, but in real life, the chance to flex my finger with three pounds of pressure and shoot another human being dead in my driveway because he wanted to steal my TV. Right after we moved, I sold all my guns. I never wanted to put myself in that position again.

Enough is enough. In 2008, Japan, which maintains strict gun regulations, saw 11 gun homicides; in that same year, America had over 12,000. This is the world in which we live, which we have made for ourselves, and which understandably inspires fear.

The choice before us now is either to double down on that fear and make the situation worse by arming ourselves further, or to break the chains of fantasy altogether. Blithely wielding the power to kill does not make you heroic, and it will not make you safe. We are not free if we choose to continue living in fantasy, and we are not brave if we choose to continue living in fear.

Blanchfield is a Ph.D. candidate and Woodruff Scholar in comparative literature at Emory University in Atlanta.


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1 posted on 01/12/2013 2:06:55 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 01/12/2013 2:08:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow, what a femenized weenie.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 2:11:10 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: DogByte6RER

For someone who claims to have a Ph.D, he sure doesn’t seem very bright.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 2:12:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Generally I encourage people to own firearms. The author is a good example of someone who should not own any type of weapon.

I can guarantee that not everyone in his situation will react the same as he did. I know that for a fact.


5 posted on 01/12/2013 2:13:27 PM PST by jimbobfoster
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To: DogByte6RER
Blanchfield is a Ph.D. candidate and Woodruff Scholar in comparative literature at Emory University in Atlanta.

LOL.

6 posted on 01/12/2013 2:13:42 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Indian Farmer's Daughter 1, Terrorists 0 I wouldn't call this shooter a feminized weenie. : )
7 posted on 01/12/2013 2:14:54 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

He got frightened because he may have had to shoot someone to protect himself and his girlfriend.

I am sure had the gun been in the hands of a criminal and he was facing it the criminal would have had no such fears.

So he got rid of his guns, and now he is helpless for if the gun scared him a knife would probably make him crap his pants.This guy is a potential victim, I hope the burglars never find out where he lives, if they do they will clean him out fast.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 2:15:20 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Sans-Culotte
Wow, what a femenized weenie.

I had the same thought, but would have expressed it differently, and had my post pulled.

/johnny

9 posted on 01/12/2013 2:16:02 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DogByte6RER
(Southern Grandma): Bless your little heart Dr. Blanchfield.

5.56mm

10 posted on 01/12/2013 2:16:19 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: DogByte6RER

This story is fiction, pure made up bovine excrement. Then the sissy boy did say he was born and raised in New York, enough said.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 2:16:35 PM PST by WilliamRobert (God Bless Texas)
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To: DogByte6RER

This story is fiction, pure made up bovine excrement. Then the sissy boy did say he was born and raised in New York, enough said.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 2:17:10 PM PST by WilliamRobert (God Bless Texas)
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To: DogByte6RER
I worked the action furiously, once, twice, and again, realizing dimly as I did that in doing so I was actually ejecting the shells, unspent, and basically unloading the weapon.

Yup, sure thing, this clown said he spent many hours at the range.

I'm laughing at this and if any of it were true, I'd be laughing harder.

13 posted on 01/12/2013 2:18:44 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Stick to your guns—no matter what!

by Matt Bracken

If they come to take away your guns by force, they have declared war on the Constitution, and on you. At that point, war is joined, just as it was during another famous gun confiscation... raid on April 19, 1775.

If a firearm was legal in 2012, under the 2nd Amendment it’s still legal in 2013 and it will be legal forever, no matter what so-called “executive orders” are handed down or new “laws” are passed by a panicking Congress. Those who say otherwise are liars and traitors and oath breakers and domestic enemies.

Every survivor of every genocide says the same thing: when they come to take your guns, shoot them! Make them take them, and their system of repression will be overwhelmed, because they don’t have millions of jack-booted thugs ready to do armed battles all over the country.

If you give up your arms, you are placing your entire trust in the permanent future benevolence of the U.S. government. This trust is invariably fatal: ask the American Indians about those treaties that were guaranteed forever.

History is clear, with numerous examples, of the danger of gun registration and gun control. The German gun registration laws were enacted duuring the 1920s Weimar Republic, years before Hitler came to power. German gun registration was mandated in the name of “public safety.” Note that phrase well. I’m sure today’s liberal utopians would agree that they were “common sense” and “reasonable” gun control laws. Don’t we all want “public safety?”

Then Hitler rose to power, and used the gun registration lists to first disarm the Jews, and then to force them into starving, overcrowded ghettos, and finally into mass graves and gas chambers. The Nazi genocide of the Jews was enabled by those “common sense” German gun registration lists.

Millions of Polish Jews were rounded up by German military police battallions. The German military police only needed a 1-10 ratio to their victims. A mere 100 German military police, (4-Fs in their forties, bottom of the barrel conscripts, not rabid SS), would round up and murder a town of a thousand Jews over the course of one day.

The Germans would force them to sit tightly packed together on town plazas or sporting fields under the watch of only a handful of armed guards. The Germans would then march groups of twenty or thirty at a time at gunpoint into the woods for point-blank executions. A 1-10 ratio means the military police were not worried at all about meeting resistance. The victims were all previously disarmed.

During the Armenian Genocide from 1915-23, two million Christian Turks were exterminated by being marched at gun point into burning deserts with no food or water. The Turkish gun registration laws were enacted in 1911, in the name of “public safety.” The genocide began a few years later, after the Armenians’ firearms were confiscated.

Entire divisions of Russian troops hiked home from WW1 in 1917/18, carrying their rifles and swords and other sidearms. Very early on, Lenin decreed that “public safety” required they all be turned in, under penalty of death. And so the Russian war veterans were disarmed—but not the Communist Party members. Then came the Soviet purges, the Great Terror, the Gulags, and tens of millions of disarmed Russians were murdered.

I’m sorry, but I do NOT trust that our federal government won’t turn as brutally tyrannical as the old USSR at some point in the future, perhaps after an economic crash or other major crisis. The Obama regime already perceives that we “Bitter Clingers” are “reactionaries” who are not only standing in the way of social progress, we are actively blocking it.

That makes us pure Evil, since their plan for a socialist utopia is pure Good. And that means they will ultimately come to feel totally justified in seeking a “final solution to the Bitter Clinger problem,” in the same way that the Turks, Soviets and Nazis did. Can anyone guarantee Americans that tyranny will never visit our shores?

If the socialists in power are scapegoating us as national villains now, what will they do when they have no reason to fear us whatsoever? Did the Turks, Soviets or Nazis treat their despised minorities better, or worse, after disarming them? Think!

And once a despot’s enemies (that’s us) are disarmed and helpless...the temptation grows to simply do away with them. Obama mentor and ghost-autobiographer, the Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers, stated that they would need to murder ten percent of the American population to achieve their socialist nirvana. Thirty million bitter clingers. Guess who that is?

Don’t relearn this bitter lesson the hard way. Learn from history’s many examples. As it was for the Turkish Armenians, German Jews, Russian Kulaks, Chinese, Ugandans, Guatemalens, Cambodians, Cubans, Rwandans, and on and on, history’s lesson is crystal clear:

Stick to your guns—no matter what!

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!”

~~Alexander SolzhenitsynSee More


15 posted on 01/12/2013 2:19:01 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Share this with your liberal friends and family.


16 posted on 01/12/2013 2:20:38 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DogByte6RER
I think this moron is lying. The only gun he mentions by name is the dreaded "Bushmaster", and he talks about shooting a class III weapon.

Look at his story...

I grabbed the gun and fumbled for the ammunition in the half-light, spilling most on the ground, but finally found one cartridge I was able to slide into the chamber. I worked the action furiously, once, twice, and again, realizing dimly as I did that in doing so I was actually ejecting the shells, unspent, and basically unloading the weapon. But the unmistakable sound of the pump carried to the backyard, and, in a flash, the prowler was gone

He manages to load a single shell and then ejects it? He'd have to hold down the bolt release to do that. Then he says "shells" after saying he only was able to find one. Finally, he makes the claim that the bad guy was scared off by the sound of the gun being pumped. How many times have we heard that one? I think this guy is as much a gun owner as the self-cutting lesbian chick was the victim of a "hate crime".

17 posted on 01/12/2013 2:21:11 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: DogByte6RER

The only part of this story I believe......when scared this genetic male puts his head in a toilet.


18 posted on 01/12/2013 2:21:22 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: DogByte6RER
While my girlfriend called the police, I ran into the kitchen and looked out the window just in time to see a human form rush to hide in the shadows behind my car. I grabbed the gun and fumbled for the ammunition in the half-light, spilling most on the ground, but finally found one cartridge I was able to slide into the chamber. I worked the action furiously, once, twice, and again, realizing dimly as I did that in doing so I was actually ejecting the shells, unspent, and basically unloading the weapon.

Effing Moron!
19 posted on 01/12/2013 2:21:32 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: WilliamRobert
This story is fiction, pure made up bovine excrement.

My thoughts, as well.

Just a propaganda piece for the readers of the NY Daily News, who will eagerly lap it up.

20 posted on 01/12/2013 2:23:15 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: DogByte6RER; All
Why is everyone reacting to fiction as if it had really happened ?

"But the unmistakable sound of the pump carried to the backyard, and, in a flash, the prowler was gone — a blur of raggedy jeans and tattered flannel sliding across the hood of my car and vaulting over the picket fence into the night.
I couldn’t make out his face or tell if he was armed."

It's night but he can determine jeans ... no ,,, raggedy jeans and a shirt ... no wait, a flannel shirt but he couldn't see his ... wait, why is it a his ???

21 posted on 01/12/2013 2:23:58 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: DogByte6RER
"The next moment I was in the bathroom, vomiting hot puke all over the floor and toilet, water from the bowl splashing my face and eyes."

Could have nothing to do with adrenaline, now could it.

22 posted on 01/12/2013 2:23:58 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: DogByte6RER
"I’m a New Yorker born-and-bred" for what? Won't protect his family, won't protect himself.

He will spend his life with a $50.00 bill in his pocket to bribe the muggers not to kick his butt. He will have 4 locks on every door and bars on all the windows, and he will never know the joy of true freedom from fear.

23 posted on 01/12/2013 2:25:09 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep. This one stinks like week-old garbage. This PhD candidate in comparative literature can’t even write a decent lie.


24 posted on 01/12/2013 2:25:12 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: DogByte6RER

This guy is a complete and utter fool. The example that he gives of trained policemen firing 9 shots and wounding innocent bystanders is proves the opposite of what he is arguing. I have a lot of respect for people in law enforcement. They have a tough job; however, I know from personal experience that many police officers and military members are just not that competent with weapons, especially pistols. Just how much range time and stress training does the average police officer or person in the military actually go through. A lot of it depends on your tactical/combat experience and your specialty in those organizations. In my case, I received a lot of training with my service rifle, the m16a2, but far less training with a pistol. So, I did not really become very proficient with a pistol until after I left the military. I know this is the case with a lot of civilians who have a tremendous amount training in competitive shooting and in other scenarios. I am not disparaging police and service members (because I was one), but it is true all the same.

And back to my original point, the writer of this column is certainly entitled to not own a firearm if he is so inclined; but, I think he’s a fool for the reasons that he states. He also does not have the right to prevent me from choosing a different decision.


25 posted on 01/12/2013 2:26:38 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is obviously a fictional propaganda piece written by a liberal hack using one of Obama’s old tricks of stating if something is online or written in the newspaper then it must be the true.


26 posted on 01/12/2013 2:27:20 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: DogByte6RER

At no time was this person life in real danger except if he shot himself running with gun.


27 posted on 01/12/2013 2:27:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: DogByte6RER

Heaven help us.

So what is this guy going to do next time? Call the cops and wait 45 minutes while the bad guy breaks in in 5 minutes and proceeds to rape and slaughter them? He doesn’t think fear is going to be part of THAT?

I hope his girlfriend leaves him when she realizes she has someone who will not protect her.

We should get his address and tell the whole world where in the gun-free zone these easy pickins live, just like the paper that published the gun owners. Ha, ha!

At least before he had a noisemaker to scare the guy away! Now he has nothing.


28 posted on 01/12/2013 2:28:26 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SIDENET

What a total fag!
....hot vomit...toilet water splashed my face...

The melodramatic imagery in the story is over the top


29 posted on 01/12/2013 2:28:29 PM PST by bigtoona
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To: Red in Blue PA

LOL! This story sounds like something Obama would say, or Richard Simmons.


30 posted on 01/12/2013 2:28:52 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: DogByte6RER
"I got my opportunity to play hero. Not in fantasy, but in real life, the chance to flex my finger with three pounds of pressure and shoot another human being dead in my driveway because he wanted to steal my TV."

Did he get your tv or girlfriend? No.

Let's see how well you do on the next break in. Perhaps we can post your name and address online and tell everyone how you no longer own a firearm.

31 posted on 01/12/2013 2:29:04 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow....what a little bitch...


32 posted on 01/12/2013 2:29:10 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: DogByte6RER
"Right after we moved, I sold all my guns. I never wanted to put myself in that position again."

Although I doubt it, this could be a new type of boating accident.

33 posted on 01/12/2013 2:29:13 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DogByte6RER
I’ve owned a dozen guns over the years, including a Bushmaster AR-15, and have fired scores more. I’ve put in countless hours at the range, in the woods, and at gun shows.

Yet he was unable to competently load his weapon. He's either a liar or an incompetent coward.

Possibly both.

34 posted on 01/12/2013 2:29:52 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: DogByte6RER
I’ve owned a dozen guns over the years, including a Bushmaster AR-15,

Yes, dear. Of course you did.

Lying ass.

35 posted on 01/12/2013 2:29:54 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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What a douche bag.


36 posted on 01/12/2013 2:32:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: DogByte6RER
The next moment I was in the bathroom, vomiting hot puke all over the floor and toilet, water from the bowl splashing my face and eyes.

What a pussy.

37 posted on 01/12/2013 2:33:42 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: FlingWingFlyer
He doesn't claim to have a PhD. He is a PhD candidate. In order words, he's finished his coursework and passed a candidacy exam. Probably. I say probably because I've run into numerous people who claim to be "candidates" simply because they're in a PhD program; that's not strictly the definition.

But in any event, he hasn't yet done any original research or written a Thesis. Why he feels floating his educational credentials is a legitimate appeal to authority says more about his own sense of inadequacy than it does about his actual expertise.

I seriously doubt the truthfulness of his testimony. Anyone can say anything, and the history of liberals giving false witness is pervasive -- and damning.

38 posted on 01/12/2013 2:33:54 PM PST by FredZarguna (In a well-regulated FReeper den, the right to create and deploy antimatter shall not be infringed.)
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To: The Cajun

My exact thought.


39 posted on 01/12/2013 2:34:04 PM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Appears to be fully feminized to me.


40 posted on 01/12/2013 2:34:59 PM PST by FredZarguna (In a well-regulated FReeper den, the right to create and deploy antimatter shall not be infringed.)
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To: The Cajun

I CALL FICTION ON THIS!

***I worked the action furiously, once, twice, and again, realizing dimly as I did that in doing so I was actually ejecting the shells, unspent,****

Now what type of shotgun does that? On mine, when I jack a round into the chamber, the bolt locks closed until I fire it or press a small button outside the trigger guard to slide the bolt open.


41 posted on 01/12/2013 2:36:02 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: SIDENET

This story is ridiculous. Half my guns are loaded yet not chambered. (on second thought the 23 is probably chambered) That takes about 1 second. Jam a magazine into any of them and pull the action.

This tall-tale is pure fiction.


42 posted on 01/12/2013 2:36:02 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: FredZarguna

That makes this whole thing even more bogus.


43 posted on 01/12/2013 2:36:44 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
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To: DogByte6RER
"I’ve owned a dozen guns over the years, including a Bushmaster AR-15, and have fired scores more. I’ve put in countless hours at the range, in the woods, and at gun shows."

Liar liar pants on fire!

44 posted on 01/12/2013 2:37:15 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“... a Ph.D. candidate and Woodruff Scholar in comparative literature...”

Worthless, useless, moron POS idiot. Stay away from firearms, a-hole.


45 posted on 01/12/2013 2:39:06 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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To: DogByte6RER

His bio was incorrect. Blanchfield is an idiot.


46 posted on 01/12/2013 2:39:35 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He doesn’t have a PhD...he only is a student/candidate.


47 posted on 01/12/2013 2:41:07 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He doesn’t have a PhD...he only is a student/candidate...and he isn’t very bright.


48 posted on 01/12/2013 2:42:16 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Kakaze

The puking part was the best part of the article! LOL!


49 posted on 01/12/2013 2:43:31 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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To: Right Wing Assault; All

Patrick Blanchfield is apparently a student activist at Emory University.

From a Dec. 8, 2012 article titled “Talks over cuts break down between Emory president, students”

The Emory students that staged a sit-in at an administration building to protest the changes to the Emory College of Arts and Sciences earlier this week were hoping a long negotiation with the University’s president would change things.

It lasted an hour.

Talks between Emory University President Jim Wagner and a handful of students broke down almost immediately.

“I’m extremely disappointed to report that negotiations were highly acrimonious and ultimately fruitless,” student Patrick Blanchfield said Friday evening.

http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/talks-over-cuts-break-down-between-emory-president/nTQfF/


50 posted on 01/12/2013 2:44:01 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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