Skip to comments.Tennessee gun in park incident reveals a scarier danger
Posted on 12/28/2009 3:51:18 AM PST by marktwain
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Are the majority of anti gun cops you know a younger bunch? Just curious. When I was on the job, cops my age weren’t anti gun. It also depended on where they were from.
The Romanian "Draco" AK variant is indeed considered a pistol, under the law. It does have a shorter handguard and gas tube. One advantage to its legal classification is that it doesn't have to be imported as a parts kit and assembled on a US-made receiver. It arrives as a complete firearm.
I have one, but haven't been able to take it out and fire it, yet. It's pretty small, but will hold standard AK mags. I plan to get a drum magazine for mine because I like the look.
Thanks for the info.
Has there ever been a time where some strange guy wandering through a park scaring women and children WOULDN’T be hassled by the police?
At the end of the day the people he encountered did not go home thinking of the fun they had. That they happened to encounter a responsible person openly and legally carrying a firearm.
They went home thinking all gun owners must be whacko. He only reinforced their liberal views.
It wasn't until a park Ranger stopped him to talk about his carry piece that things got interesting. Even then, the original Park Ranger only asked to see his permit than let him go.
You are making assumptions not in evidence.
Find us one example of this supposed multitude of people who feared for their lives from this guy.
Just one. Shouldn't be too hard for you... We'll wait.
“You are making assumptions not in evidence.”
You’re making decisions based on his account. Other accounts point out that he was causing a ruckus.
“Find us one example of this supposed multitude of people who feared for their lives from this guy.”
“Just one. Shouldn’t be too hard for you... We’ll wait.”
Go for it skippy
Your entire argument is based on the premise that this guy was scaring the sheep. But you can't name one and refuse to even try.
IOW... You can't prove your assertion and refuse to even try.
Face it, the other posters on this thread have you nailed dead to rights. The thought of real, messy, sometimes scary freedom makes you mess your lacy unmentionables doesn't it...
“Your entire argument is based on the premise that this guy was scaring the sheep.”
Just because someone finds an irrational man who is armed to be scary does not make them a sheep.
“But you can’t name one and refuse to even try.”
No I refused to do your bidding.
“The thought of real, messy, sometimes scary freedom makes you mess your lacy unmentionables doesn’t it...”
Go ahead and do it your way, we can see how successful your crowd has been. Law after law has been passed further infringing on our 2nd amendment rights. The only progress to be made has been by people using the incremental change process.
unlike your crowd I don’t wear ladies underwear and bluster and bluff to look strong.
“Duty, honor, country ring a bell?”
Nowadays, “the good of the country” means “the good of the government.” Neither I or anyone else owes anything to the government. The government exists for the people, not the people for the government. You can server and honor Obama and the leftist thugs running the country if you like, but please don’t tell those of us who love freedom and what this country was meant to be that it is honorable to defend that pack of vultures.
“Living in anarchy with idiots like this running around is kinda scary.”
Yes, I know. There are all kinds of “scary” things in the world, and we need big daddy government to take care of us or we’ll all be frightened out of our wits.
This really is the age of gullibility and paranoia. And they didn’t put people in jail, when I was young for carrying a scary gun around and minding their own business. On the fourth of July a lot of people even shot their guns. No one was afraid, and no one was put in jail. You really do not know what freedom is.
I have no idea what that character’s motives were, but it doesn’t matter. So long as he was minding his own business, everybody else should have minded their own business. If anyone is afraid of what someone else is doing, when they are minding their own business, it’s their own paranoia that is the cause of their fear, not the other’s actions. Have we really come to the place that none of us can do anything that might frighten some neurotic? They really did used to lock people like that up—the were called crazy people, because they were afraid of every strange or different thing.
dementia is a terrible thing
We have only your opinion that he is irrational. Do you know him? Are you his doctor? Have you sat on the bench that adjudicated him mentally deficient? Over 80 million of us are armed. An ever increasing number of us carry. Does this fact scare you? Going from your writings... one would be led to believe so.
No I refused to do your bidding.
You made the assertion, it is up to you to prove it. I'm calling you a liar. Back up your claim or STFU.
Go ahead and do it your way, we can see how successful your crowd has been.
"My crowd" is the Alan Gura crowd. The SAF crowd. The Lifetime NRA Member crowd. Those working to make it easier for "scary" folks to carry personal arms as it is their Constitutionally protected Right to do so.
Pusillanimous little whiners like you are the ones that "compromise" our Rights away while decrying your betters.
‘Going from your writings... one would be led to believe so.”
What is it with you twits. You can’t come up with a rational argument so you start accusing people of being afraid. Can’t you come up with an adult argument.
Of course I’m afraid of a irrational person with a firearm. Any person that doesn’t have some level of fear of being shot by some crazy armed twit they are facing is nuts themselves.
Your crowd is the bunch that has nearly lost our 2nd amendment rights by placating the gun banners. Your crowd has allowed the communists to take control of our schools, our govt and many of our businesses. Good job there sport.
I don't understand why you ask this question.
The article we are commenting on here is based on the reports of people being afraid when they saw the guy. So if you read the article, you HAVE the examples.
Or, if you went one step beyond just reading the article we were commenting on, you would have read the AP story it was based on, and seen things such as this:
Ellen Thomas told WSMV-TV she was hiking an upper trail when she encountered 37-year-old Leonard Embody wearing a camouflage jacket, military boots and a black skull cap. She called the encounter "scary."OK, so that's one, named and publicly reported.
You'd also know that the REASON the Park Ranger stopped him was because people had complained to the Park Rangers:
NASHVILLE A man carrying an AK-47-style semiautomatic pistol was detained at Radnor Lake State Park on Sunday after startled hikers complained to park rangers.
Check out some of the gun boards he posted on. Get both sides of the story instead of just the AP’s.
Yeah, it’s all my fault. You got me good there sport. I’m the one that thinks gun classes need to be taught in grade school, but in your world “scary” people don’t get to carry guns.
if everything the guy did was legal, and the open carry of a gun painted to resemble a toy is 'scary' to the panty wetters [including the cops] and should be banned 'for the children', then weve all been duped by a guy who just seeks attention and the thugs who responded...
prolly confused me more than you guys with this obtuse rant...
the whole point is the whole 'scaring' part is a problem of the wimmen and chilrun not knowing the 'law'...he did nothin to scare them...
is it stooopid and over the top ??? well hellyeah, but so is painting the ends of toys orange, cause we all know that a criminal would never use the law to his advantage...