Skip to comments.Gun Humor: Why Southern California Is Different than Real America
Posted on 05/11/2012 4:45:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
Heres a joke I got from a friend in Alabama. Its somewhat similar to this gem about the difference between conservatives, liberals, and Texans.
You may have heard on the news about a southern California man put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had (by rough estimate) 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also featured a secret escape tunnel.
My favorite quote from the dimwit television reporter: Wow! He has about a quarter million machine gun bullets. The headline referred to it as a massive weapons cache.
By southern California standards someone owning 100,000 rounds would be called mentally unstable. Just imagine if he lived elsewhere:
In Arizona , hed be called an avid gun collector.
In Texas , hed be called a novice gun collector.
In Utah , hed be called moderately well prepared, but theyd probably reserve judgment until they made sure that he had a corresponding quantity of stored food.
In Montana , hed be called The neighborhood Go-To guy.
In Idaho , hed be called a likely gubernatorial candidate.
In Wyoming , hed be called an eligible bachelor.
In Wisconsin , hed be called a deer hunting buddy.
And, in Alabama , we just call him Bubba.
If you want more gun control humor, this interview with a general is worth sharing (presumably an urban legend, but could be true). Heres a t-shirt that Im putting on my Christmas list. And heres a parody that shows how leftists think gun control works.
I have not quite that much ammo and firearms so I too must be a threat. Yes, I am a threat to the gun grabbers as I WILL stand my ground here in Wisconsin as I “fear for my life”.
Lots of ammo and an escape tunnel sound like great ideas to me.
This one is so good, I’m going to have to e-mail it to my favorite business associates. Except I think I’ll change Wisconsin to Western Pennsylvania to localize it a little.
Well I might have a third of the hardware and a thrice of the ammo.
But its Alaskan hardware and ammo.
None of that urban wimpy stuff.
He also had an older Indy 500 racer in the garage!
Gun cases lined the walls of the living room, and some interesting pieces were up on racks in the recreation room.
Don't recall if he had a stuffed fish display.
I guess it is fitting that Colorado isn't on the list. In Colorado I think the reaction would be "Ok, so?" and go on with whatever that person was doing.
“someone owning 100,000 rounds would be called mentally unstable.
I’d call him lucky.
When the "time" comes, it won't be nearly enough.
Geeeez, if I am going to catch up, I need to spend a couple of more days at the loading bench!
Living in Colorado, I feel woefully remiss by those standards. I don’t have nearly enough ammo or guns (though most people think I have a lot).
Y’all are in the right place. Here in NJ you can barely get a permit to purchase one pistol in some towns.
Where I live it is pretty fast, only about 2 months.
If he had the tunnel full of Mexicans, they would have ignored him.
In New Hampshire, we would say he had chosen to Live Free and not Die.
If more is better, then too much must be just about right.
Is there such a thing as too much ammo?
Well I guess you do need a place to sleep.
turrent or progressive?
Turret! That is why it will take me a couple of days to catch up.
Over 6 feet in a lot of the oil patch...
Now, NFPA 2112 compliant garments (flame resistant) required by just about everyone on location (even those only rarely in an area where fire is possible), at 50 bucks for a shirt, 60 bucks for a pair of pants, coveralls over $100, and that's the summer weight stuff.
I bought a compliant parka and set of insulated bib overalls, and the tab came to $800.00 for both.
Now, I understand that the purpose of the standard is to keep my clothes from melting to my flesh in the event of a fire, but the (much cheaper) cotton fabrics I normally wore wouldn't have done that, either.
I am a former firefighter trained in flammable gas and liquids firefighting.
I spend less than 30 minutes total per day on average in an area where flashover is of any serious concern short of a blowout, and I know what formation we are drilling in, mud gas levels, drilling fluid properties, etc., so I can realistically assess the risk.
But the OSHA required plastic hard hat on top (metal ones are banned over electrocution hazards) makes me safe...because I shelled out another 50 bucks for a Flame Resistant liner...
Someone, somewhere, is cashing in...and the fines for failure to comply make the clothing look cheap.
Oh well, I wanted some new clothes...but for the money, I coulda had Brooks Brothers.