“"I'm not an anarchist," Joe tells Forbes, "but I don’t like the idea that the government is telling us ‘You can’t have that.’” That's a contradiction in terms. Between this guy and the other one who posted the original blueprints, there's a recurring theme of wrong-minded individuals insisting on owning firearms. The assault weapons ban bill was a reaction to Sandy Hook, and this at-home gun printing is a reaction to the potential ban.
To all the gun lovers out there: if the gov't really wanted to take your guns, they'd be gone by now. You are fools tricked into thinking gripping a weapon makes you free, in the meantime your civil rights are slowly being eroded by the Patriot Act, unfair tax codes that burden ordinary workers while giving a free pass to billion dollar companies, off-shoring of American jobs being done by slave labor abroad, drones being used to pick off American citizens abroad, and the list goes on. But you just keep gripping your precious gun. The truth is, with or without it, Americans keep shooting themselves in the foot with their poor decisions at the polls.”
slackware on May 31, 2013 at 10:22:28
“I don't think you understand anarchy? Having government control our borders, and collect tariffs would not be anarchy. Them having no authority to tell you to not do something that is a right given by a higher power than them, and still using force on you to break the constitution isn't anarchy, it is TYRANNY.
But yes they could get some guns if they tried right now,, but they don't know where they are in the sane states, and if they just do it in the north east and commifonia, it wouldn't be pretty in bible thumping fly over areas for them. Why do you think they are so desperate to create the gun lists. You can't grab if you don't know where it is, and they know there will be no second chance.
obamacare alone should be reason to stock up on guns and ammo. washington won't care if the death panel blows you off, unless they understand, you have nothing to loose and are coming for them.”
“I watched the whole episode. Classic. They were so far gone that they invited Ramsey solely to prove that they are right and everyone else is wrong. All they proved is how crazy they are. Listening to Amy speak, it sounds like she stopped developing mentally at age 14.”
“And yet, completely silent on what to do about the Bush Administration's preemptive strike, launched on false pretenses, that resulted in 1000s dead. I wonder where all his big talk was when she was still SOS, and he could be arrested for threatening a federal official.”
“I would love for any gun owner here to please explain to me: with the variety if weapons available for purchase, why does a private citizen need, or even want, an AK-47, or any such similar assault weapon?”
Mohammed Schwartz on May 17, 2013 at 16:01:40
“...because we all know, after all, that it's going to be the actual militia (aka Department of Defense, police, FBI, etc) that does the actual combat work the next time the red army or Al Qaeda make a run against the border. I'm going to be the one crying like a little sissy for the government to come and save me if it ever goes down.”
RJS1137 on May 17, 2013 at 15:58:18
“Why does anyone need a car that can go over 200 mph?
Why does anyone need a house larger than 20,000 sq. feet?
Why does anyone need a private jet or a helicopter?
Why does anyone need more than 100 pairs of shoes?
Why does anyone even need an ipad?”
OhioResident101 on May 17, 2013 at 15:52:51
“Simple. First of all most do not need it, but want it. Do you NEED the type of car you chose to buy? Do you NEED the type of home you live in? This is America. Most people choose what you call an assault rifle because they are very well made, dependable and accurate. If you wanted a rifle, would you want one that is dependable and accurate, or one that jams and is not safe for you as the user? Next the assault - THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ASSAULT RIFLE. Most are semiautomatic and shoot one at a time. The only ones that are not semi are revolvers or bolt actions. Revolvers do not have a safety on them. Mos semi-autos have a safety. Next- hand grip for calling it assault - easier to hold and improves accuracy. If you are going to shoot you want to be accurate so bullets do not go astray. Last, flash suppressor - a bullet shoots a bright flame, which hurts your eyes and blinds you for a moment, where a flash suppressor makes it not blind you nor hurt your ears, so that should be an OSHA requirement anyway.”
norby413 on May 17, 2013 at 15:50:51
“There is no need. There is an understandable want for someone that collects guns. The AK is the most successful gun in world history. Why it was loaded, chambered, and being passed around is the real question.”
zapdog4 on May 17, 2013 at 15:50:08
“Where does it say anywhere that the Second Amendment only applies to what you deem as "needs"? Why do Americans want semi-automatic rifles? Because criminals and terrorists carry them. We saw in CA during a very publicized bank robbery, the bad guys had assault rifles, and the police were outgunned. They borrowed privately owned AR15s to return fire. With our current Foreign Policy Failures, America is subject to attack at any time, and as seen in Boston, we never know when or where (although we have a great idea from Whom). One thing that does keep America safe, is our ownership of private weapons. Our enemies know they just cannot waltz in and take over. We will fight back. Your fear and ignorance are the complacency they look to exploit. And lastly, BECAUSE IT IS OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AND WE DO NOT HAVE TO ANSWER TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU.”
Tyger Purr on May 17, 2013 at 15:48:56
“In a free contry we do not have to justify need or want, we have to justify prohibition.
So....With the variety of weapons avaliable for purchace of equal or greater capibility that do not fit the amorphous political term "assault weapon", why do we need to prohibit the ownership of the AK style rifle?
Do you believe, given how rarely these weapons are involved in someone's death, that such a prohibition would have any significan impact on death rates?”
northandwells on May 17, 2013 at 15:47:17
“I applaud your comment, and add, why keep your assault rifle loaded?....unless you are preparing for an assault.”
AveragePlayer on May 17, 2013 at 15:45:16
“1) They are relatively inexpensive (AK-47s anyway)
2) They are generally very reliable (especially AK-47s)
3) The ergonomics are quite good (particularly the AR-15 and variants)
4) They are fun to shoot
5) They are no more dangerous than any other firearm
The woman who lost her life did so because she failed to follow several of the most basic rules of firearm safety. Particularly:
All guns should always be assumed to be loaded.
Never point a gun at anything you are unwilling to destroy.
Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.”
J0E1 on May 17, 2013 at 15:42:28
“A private citizen can't buy an AK-47. They can buy a rifle that looks like one though. That's what you meant right? Of course not LOL. ”
SBleeder on May 17, 2013 at 15:42:28
“I prefer rifles to handguns for many reasons.”
G8tor on May 17, 2013 at 15:41:56
“I dont own one, but a lot of my friends do. In most cases it is like collecting a certain typoe of car. They like the weapon and the ease of adding accessaries. All of these calibers can be bought as a normal looking rifle for hunting. .”
Saint Brian the Godless on May 17, 2013 at 15:41:45
“No you wouldn't, because they have no reason other than irrational paranoia.”
jestanle on May 17, 2013 at 15:41:42
“It's not about "need" and in this case the same thing would have happened had she been drunkenly playing with a .38 revolver. Responsible gun owners do not mess with weapons while intoxicated.”
frank day on May 17, 2013 at 15:41:39
“Makes yer whatsit feel larger.....”
US 395 on May 17, 2013 at 15:41:27
“We don't owe you an explanation. It's called a Bill of Rights, not a Bill of Needs.”
simplygetting on May 17, 2013 at 15:41:16
“They like to play army in the woods.”
icedogchi on May 17, 2013 at 15:40:52
“I'm not a gun owner, but my relatives are. For them, it's been about buying a gun that they think the government doesn't want them to have. It goes no further, at least in my family, than that.
If you told them the government was trying to make it illegal to own a pig, they'd run out and buy one or two.”
Mary Stev on May 17, 2013 at 15:37:56
“So called "assault rifles" were used by store owners to defend their properties during the LA Riots. By the way, rifles are used in less than 2% of all crimes that involve firearms. Liberals love to create mythical boogeymen.”
“"A top Federal Reserve policymaker has raised the possibility that rising inequality may restrain economic growth for several years in a sign the central bank may be worried about the increasing gap between the rich and poor."
How much does this policy maker get paid to be Apostle of the Obvious? And where can I apply?”
Men should take greater offense to this statement, it sounds like he's writing off men as creatures who will inevitably cheat. Also, would he give similar advice to a husband with a cheating wife? Or would he throw the (good) book at her?”
May 16, 2013 at 13:47:54
“Well, kids are having mac & cheese and hot dogs today, because I couldn't peel my eyes from the train wreck that is these two 'running' a restaurant, and therefore I didn't have time to cook a real meal. I hope the owners got to see this episode, maybe seeing themselves on video will prompt them to make some changes. It's a shame that such a beautiful restaurant isn't being run better. The chef reminds me of similar people that I went to school with. I wonder where they are now…”
Tarra Scott on May 16, 2013 at 18:57:35
“"...I didn't have time to cook a real meal."
That's okay. Amy never has time to and she is running a restaurant.”
“All due respect to Rand Paul, you and other members of the GOP will not undo several decades of damage and hateful rhetoric in less than 4 years. The Dems will take the WH in '16.”
exflatlander on May 13, 2013 at 06:53:00
“I don't see them even trying! Every time one of them opens his/her mouth hatred and ignorance spews out. Women, minorities, gays, the environment, science, atheism - you name one of those groups or concepts that they haven't denigrated.”
Just a passerby on May 13, 2013 at 06:25:35
“Especially as they're just pumping in even MORE hateful rhetoric.
“(1) 1/4 of co-eds are sexually assaulted by graduation. Do you believe that women don't belong in college either?
(2) Men are also sexually assaulted in the military. Do you believe men don't belong in the military either?
(3) Women have worked in the military for centuries as nurses and in other capacities. Do you believe that they shouldn't serve in ANY non-soldier position?
Stop blaming the victim.”
amnholly on May 13, 2013 at 14:06:10
“Lol. Of course. Women are ALWAYS victims. So sad. When women were serving honorably in the women's auxiliary, there were much fewer sexual assaults. But they wanted to play soldier so here we are, holding women to lower standards, promoting them ahead of qualified men, not requiring them to register for the draft but giving them the option to serve in any job they want when they do not shoulder equal responsibilities. Leave it to a feminist to somehow twist a 60/40% gender disparity in college into the women still being the victims. Typical.”
May 12, 2013 at 21:45:23
“I don't think the southern strategy "worked well" in the electoral college if it led to a steady decrease each subsequent election. I'm torn between condemning the rhetoric or rooting for them to isolate more people, thus ensuring an easy Dem win in '16.”
“I feel so sorry for this young woman. Addiction is one of the hardest hurdles to get over in life, it took Robert Downey Jr. a long time to get his life back on track. I don't pretend to understand what withdrawal is like, but I hope she gets help. I agree with the comments about her getting preferential treatment while a poor nobody would be doing hard time for similar offenses.”
ktovornik on May 11, 2013 at 20:20:37
“And at least Robert Downey, Jr. did his time...which also helped straighten him out.”
“I just find it the height of hypocrisy, and the pot calling the kettle black, to have people like Rove and Cheney calling for an inquiry into Bengazi. Yes, she and other members of the Obama administration should be questioned about the intelligence. Government coverups should never be tolerated, regardless of who is in office.
But while we're investigating faulty intelligence and coverups, we should also subpoena the namesake of the Bush administration and his cronies, including Karl and Dick, to talk about that pesky preemptive (read: completely unjustified) strike that cost 1000s of American lives, many more civilian lives, and almost $1 trillion, which we're still paying for.”
“Again and again I wonder why students and employees go through campus police or employers' internal arbitration systems. It is painfully obvious now that these systems exist to protect the institutions. If you are a victim of ANY violent or threatening crime, your 1st response should be to dial 911. Also, why are there not rape crisis counselors on campus as part of police responses to sexual assault complaints? We talk a good game about women being oppressed abroad, I think the worst oppression is happening right under our noses. Shameful.”
“I read a similar piece by HP on a Walmart warehouse, also with several middlemen between itself and the workers. I'm disappointed to see comments blaming the workers, telling them they're lucky to have a job, go get another job, etc. There are 800 or so no-longer-living people in Bangladesh who were "lucky to have a job" and reported to work even under unsafe work conditions…
Even during a recession, being thankful to just have a job should not be license for employers to exploit their workers. These bigger companies care about bottom line the most. I feel like an enabler to a system reminiscent of Sinclair's "The Jungle" or Fritz Lang's "Metropolis".”
manfrommars on May 8, 2013 at 17:11:52
“older Americans have become such whiners. . .and they actually seem to take delight in watching the younger workers get screwed. oh well!”
“Well, I thought it didn't get any lower than reality TV, but once again I've been proven wrong. It's worse than condescending to pay money to gawk at the poor. You don't have to travel far to find poverty, even in the US, and it would be more noble to endeavor to help people help themselves.”
“Not being disingenuous, as a woman I find it horrifying that this happens in the army, and more horrifying that some people are suggesting it's because women are serving in the military. But addressing a crime as heinous as sexual assault, and in a predominantly male army, we can't run the risk of leaving behind ANY victim of assault, male or female.”
“I am not a big fan of cheval meat, but I don't understand the opposition to slaughtering horses for food. I know some are kept as pets, but so are other farm animals like rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, goats, cows, and pigs. But we don't have bans on slaughtering those animals for food.
Too be honest, though, a horse slaughtering plant will probably have the same health, hygiene, and animal abuse problems as the ones that currently exist for other animals. Our problem is improving other plants in these aspects.”
rivertraislrider on May 5, 2013 at 11:49:49
“Its not that a few are are kept as pets like an occasional pig and chicken.But they basically (99%)are raised for food animals. Horses are not raised for food in the US . It is MUCH WORSE! People sell there child's horse as they progress to higher riding levels or leave to college. Any one sells a horse and later that person takes it to an auction where it is sold to slaughter. Horses are pets ,companion and sport partners that simply due to bad luck and being at the wrong place at the wrong time get sold for slaughter. These Young, healthy, trusting horses are betrayed, terrified and slaughtered for the greed of a few. Most of these horses were loved or cared about by some one at one time in there life. So many people would be horrified if they knew that one of their former horses ended up being sold to slaughter .Millions of people, including most horse owners ,trainers and the majority of breeders who do actually care about the horses they have raised ; must always worry they could at some time end up being sold to slaughter. They are all held hostage to horse slaughter.”
soxysadie on May 3, 2013 at 22:37:12
“Rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, goats, cows and pigs are, whether you agree with it or not, are raised as food animals. Horses are raised as work animals. They work in fields, draw buggies, herd cattle, entertain us in circuses and races and win ribbons in the show ring. They work hard for our desires and the least we can do for them is to not disgrace their service by throwing them in a murder pit. No, I don't think that any animal should be abused even if they are raised for food, but horses have done so much for mankind, not to mention foster the American dream, for us to disabuse the trust they place in us by throwing them to the slaughter.”
lkvk101 on May 3, 2013 at 12:11:05
“And a humane way of doing things along the whole process”
“The article failed to report on the many male soldiers who also face sexual assault and rape in the army. If the US army is full of rapists, then I don't wonder that we keep losing wars. We are sending morally bankrupt soldiers to do the fighting, soldiers who have no qualms about attacking fellow soldiers in uniform.”
“It's interesting how otherwise intelligent people are questioning if a woman who converts at 21 knows what she's doing. These same hypocrites would be praising her if she had an abortion or came out at this age, for standing up for her rights. I guess a woman's right to choose is only respected if we personally agree with the choice, otherwise she's been "brainwashed". Brainwashed is getting your education about a religion from CNN and the local news. Would we be questioning her decision if she had converted to Judaism, or Buddhism?”
pagan-vegan on Apr 30, 2013 at 20:24:41
“no, because jews and buddhists are peaceful people”
Sandwar 05 on Apr 30, 2013 at 09:34:38
“If she converted to Judaism or Buddhism it most likely wouldn't make the news at all. If she came out like the NBA player and was well-known, the president would probably call her, too.
Because Islam is such a hot topic today, we hear about it because she's 21. The age of 21 isn't a child, she's a grown woman. So she wears hijab. When I was a kid every women wore a hat to church because the Old Testament calls for a woman's hair to be covered.”
Spock on Apr 30, 2013 at 08:28:13
“I knew someone who was increasingly, and alarmingly becoming interested in traditionalist Catholicism. The Mel Gibson type of Catholicism. Since both of us were raised Catholics she thought I might be interested as well. I wasn't, I had just become atheist. The last time I saw her she still was just interested, she hadn't become a full tilt Mel Gibson type yet, but she was starting to hang around other traditionalist Catholics.
Snafu on Apr 30, 2013 at 07:47:34
“no one cheer a woman for getting an abortion. Just making that statement reveals your low intelligence”
“Good to see that everyone's withholding judgement until he's actually convicted :-/ So much of what the press and the authorities are reporting doesn't add up. Why is he being charged by federal vs. state authorities? It cost about $2B to apprehend him. Much less has been spent capturing criminals who have done as bad or worse. I also sense a desperation on the part if the media and the law to find a link to Islamic extremism, but little to no evidence to support it. And why the rush to charge someone who's in serious condition at the hospital?”
AngryCitizen on Apr 22, 2013 at 14:40:11
“You prove just how little you know or understand law. Everything that's been done has been done correctly as far as the judicial process to date.”