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Gun Humor: Why Southern California Is Different than Real America
Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell

Posted on 05/11/2012 4:45:52 AM PDT by Kaslin

Here’s a joke I got from a friend in Alabama. It’s somewhat similar to this gem about the difference between conservatives, liberals, and Texans.

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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 , he’d be called “an avid gun collector”.

In Texas , he’d be called “a novice gun collector”.

In Utah , he’d be called “moderately well prepared”, but they’d probably reserve judgment until they made sure that he had a corresponding quantity of stored food.

In Montana , he’d be called “The neighborhood ‘Go-To’ guy”.

In Idaho , he’d be called “a likely gubernatorial candidate”.

In Wyoming , he’d be called “an eligible bachelor”.

In Wisconsin , he’d be called “a deer hunting buddy”.

And, in Alabama , we just call him “Bubba”.

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If you want more gun control humor, this interview with a general is worth sharing (presumably an urban legend, but could be true). Here’s a t-shirt that I’m putting on my Christmas list. And here’s a parody that shows how leftists think gun control works.

Great Moments in Government Regulations: Special Accommodations for Pee-Shy Employees

Regulation is a hidden tax that in many cases raises the cost of creating jobs and generating wealth. Here are some staggering numbers.

But those numbers probably don’t mean anything because they are so large. So let’s look at an example of regulation run amok. Here are some of the details from a report at the Daily Caller.

It could cost U.S. employers between $2 billion and $4 billion to comply with an obscure Americans with Disabilities Act regulation meant to protect workers who are gun-shy in public restrooms. According to an informal discussion letter the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued in August 2011, “paruresis” — more commonly known as “shy bladder syndrome” — qualifies as a disability under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act. …If every employer large enough to be subject to the ADA were to hedge against future lawsuits by adding segregated restrooms for timid tinklers, the cost would exceed the gross domestic product of many small nations. …Failure to comply with EEOC regulations could open businesses up to potential lawsuits from shy leakers because, according to the commission, employers must provide reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities. The EEOC reports that the median cost of complying with an ADAAA-covered disability is just $240  – substantially less than the thousands of dollars it could cost to accommodate a social phobia by building a new bathroom.

I’m not a big fan of going to the bathroom in front of other people, so I’m not unsympathetic to those who don’t like crowded public restrooms. And I certainly can sympathize with those who don’t like having to pee in a cup for a silly drug test.

But I also believe in common sense, and that’s one thing that’s often missing at regulatory agencies. If you think this story is out of character, then consider these examples.

Gee, it’s almost enough to make you think regulation is part of the problem, not the solution.



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1 posted on 05/11/2012 4:45:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

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”.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 4:49:04 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Kaslin

Lots of ammo and an escape tunnel sound like great ideas to me.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 4:56:08 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

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.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 5:00:09 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Kaslin

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.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 5:07:04 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Kaslin
Back home in Indiana I'd have referred to him as Uncle Bob.

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.

6 posted on 05/11/2012 5:13:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin
I notice Colorado is not on the list. I know a guy in Colorado that probably has this guy beat on both weapons and ammunition. I don't think he has an escape tunnel though. (did anyone else think of Burt Gummer from "Tremors" when they read about this?)

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.

7 posted on 05/11/2012 5:15:01 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Kaslin

“someone owning 100,000 rounds would be called “mentally unstable”.

I’d call him lucky.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 5:18:42 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Kaslin
...owned 100 guns and allegedly had (by rough estimate) 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home

When the "time" comes, it won't be nearly enough.

9 posted on 05/11/2012 5:19:04 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Kaslin

Geeeez, if I am going to catch up, I need to spend a couple of more days at the loading bench!


10 posted on 05/11/2012 5:20:17 AM PDT by TexasRedeye
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To: ThunderSleeps

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).


11 posted on 05/11/2012 5:43:25 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Eye of Unk

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.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 6:21:28 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Kaslin

If he had the tunnel full of Mexicans, they would have ignored him.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 6:25:59 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Kaslin
In Texas , he’d be called “a novice gun collector”. LOL!
14 posted on 05/11/2012 6:29:10 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: Kaslin

In New Hampshire, we would say he had chosen to Live Free and not Die.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: drbuzzard
I don’t have nearly enough ammo or guns (though most people think I have a lot).

If more is better, then too much must be just about right.

16 posted on 05/11/2012 6:40:02 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Is there such a thing as too much ammo?

Well I guess you do need a place to sleep.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 6:46:34 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: TexasRedeye

turrent or progressive?


18 posted on 05/11/2012 6:59:57 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc
turrent or progressive?

Turret! That is why it will take me a couple of days to catch up.

19 posted on 05/11/2012 7:17:59 AM PDT by TexasRedeye
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To: Kaslin
OSHA requirements for expensive safety harnesses for people working 11 feet off the ground.

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.

20 posted on 05/11/2012 7:51:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TexasRedeye

Me too, I like physically touching and inspecting the components for each round I make.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 7:56:08 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Travis McGee
Lots of ammo and an escape tunnel sound like great ideas to me.

Has to be on a downgrade, with smooth walls, and a wide skateboard to sit on, and trap doors to close behind in series.

22 posted on 05/11/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Travis McGee

I need to work on my tunnel.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 11:14:22 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Kaslin

LOL ... sharing!


24 posted on 05/11/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Satisfied Customer™ #18!)
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To: Travis McGee
Lots of ammo and an escape tunnel sound like great ideas to me.

See you in Wyoming one of these days.

25 posted on 05/16/2012 12:31:13 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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