The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 152
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 23, 2005
    Location
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Posts
    13,657

    Default Another reason I favor fire arms restrictions

    Evidently my BIL just shot a hole in the floor with his shotgun.

    Luckily no one was injured.

    No other details at this time
    I wasn't always a Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.


    4 members found this post helpful.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep. 7, 2009
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    20,075

    Default

    You can't fix stupid...a perfect reason for gun control laws.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant


    15 members found this post helpful.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May. 4, 2006
    Location
    Seabeck - the soggy peninsula
    Posts
    3,771

    Default

    And hammer laws, so much harm can be done with an improperly wielded hammer.
    "When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters, one represents danger, the other represents opportunity."

    John F Kennedy


    40 members found this post helpful.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2007
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    43,026

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LauraKY View Post
    You can't fix stupid...a perfect reason for gun control laws.
    Laws we already have.


    5 members found this post helpful.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul. 31, 2002
    Location
    Harrisonburg, VA
    Posts
    890

    Default

    Those that really need these laws, ignore them...


    21 members found this post helpful.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2007
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    43,026

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Calamber View Post
    And hammer laws, so much harm can be done with an improperly wielded hammer.
    And bats and axes and 2x4s.


    17 members found this post helpful.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2007
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    43,026

    Default

    I grew up where most guns were in the hands of the military and police.

    Guess who were the ones being killed?


    10 members found this post helpful.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep. 8, 2011
    Posts
    432

    Default

    There are ~254 million cars in the US and ~300 million guns. About the same number of deaths for each. I agree you can't fix stupid and there is a whole lot of it driving around the DC Beltway. Let's do away with cars!


    18 members found this post helpful.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul. 29, 2004
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,736

    Default

    Which gun restrictions do you favor that would have kept this from happening??


    15 members found this post helpful.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep. 1, 2011
    Location
    over yonder
    Posts
    104

    Default

    A horse got out in the road and was hit by a car. The horse and driver were both killed.

    Let's outlaw horses, cars, and roads.

    While I'm glad your BIL wasn't hurt, let's don't paint all gun owners with the same brush of carelessness. Every gun is loaded and should be treated and respected as such.


    30 members found this post helpful.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May. 4, 2006
    Location
    Seabeck - the soggy peninsula
    Posts
    3,771

    Default

    I fail to see how gun control laws would prevent stupidity, I think it is supposed to stop criminals and would have no effect on just plain old fashioned dumbassness.
    "When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters, one represents danger, the other represents opportunity."

    John F Kennedy


    18 members found this post helpful.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep. 7, 2009
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    20,075

    Default

    Hahahaha. Guns deaths are now approaching auto accidents as a cause of death. Cars are made more safe every year and require a license and insurance.

    Where a hammer has an intended use that doesn't involve killing, a gun has only one intended use.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant


    13 members found this post helpful.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep. 1, 2011
    Location
    over yonder
    Posts
    104

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LauraKY View Post
    Hahahaha. Guns deaths are now approaching auto accidents as a cause of death. Cars are made more safe every year and require a license and insurance.
    Pistol ownership in my state also requires permits, which require a background check. CCW requires a class, a written test and a shooting test and a MORE extensive background check as well as fingerprinting.

    Want a safe gun? Treat it as loaded. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Remember there is no recall on a bullet. THEREFORE -- DO NOT point it at anything you do not intend to kill. Know your target and what is beyond. Your finger is the safety and should never be placed on the trigger until you are ready to fire.

    If they scare you, either learn how to use them or leave them alone. If they don't scare you, DEFINITELY leave them alone because you don't possess the respect required in handling them.


    25 members found this post helpful.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov. 1, 2001
    Posts
    9,978

    Default

    The first Americans who were subjected to stringent gun regulations were native Americans. How did that work out?
    See those flying monkeys? They work for me.


    15 members found this post helpful.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov. 24, 2006
    Posts
    1,250

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Calamber View Post
    I fail to see how gun control laws would prevent stupidity, I think it is supposed to stop criminals and would have no effect on just plain old fashioned dumbassness.
    Exactly.
    If you're going to have a gun make sure you know how to handle it. He,obviously, doesn't know.
    Kerri


    10 members found this post helpful.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2007
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    43,026

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kasjordan View Post
    Exactly.
    If you're going to have a gun make sure you know how to handle it. He,obviously, doesn't know.
    Then, some times, accidents just happen, with guns too.


    1 members found this post helpful.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Sep. 1, 2011
    Location
    over yonder
    Posts
    104

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Then, some times, accidents just happen, with guns too.
    Accidents with guns do not "just happen". They happen because the handler is not knowledgeable about the firearm and does not know how to handle it, careless, not paying attention, not being diligent in handling, being over-confident, etc.

    Same with cars -- accidents happen when we're texting, eating, talking, adjusting the radio, driving too fast, etc.

    Whether you are handling a weapon of 6000 pounds (vehicle) or 2 pounds (firearm) PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU ARE DOING EVERY MINUTE YOU ARE DOING IT.


    17 members found this post helpful.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb. 1, 2012
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    5,521

    Default



    Um...wow...

    This exactly:
    Which gun restrictions do you favor that would have kept this from happening??
    "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."


    1 members found this post helpful.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov. 24, 2006
    Posts
    1,250

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Then, some times, accidents just happen, with guns too.
    Yes, very true- but a grown man shooting a hole in his house floor..... Why wasn't the safety on....why was the gun loaded....why did he not know it was loaded ....how did he pull the trigger after all the above....... that's alot of accidents ;-) Especially considering how most shotguns have to be cocked or pumped.
    Kerri


    12 members found this post helpful.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Feb. 23, 2005
    Location
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Posts
    13,657

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
    Which gun restrictions do you favor that would have kept this from happening??
    How about having to pass a SAFETY test before you are allowed to buy one?
    I wasn't always a Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.


    7 members found this post helpful.

Similar Threads

  1. Stallion Restrictions (from STB land)
    By bdj in forum Racing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jan. 22, 2013, 09:23 PM
  2. CEM Restrictions - Any Updates?
    By Fred in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Nov. 28, 2012, 11:40 PM
  3. Comment on Fed hauling restrictions
    By Beverley in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Jul. 29, 2011, 11:38 PM
  4. Cross Entry Restrictions!!
    By KPHorses in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Apr. 9, 2011, 07:42 PM
  5. New EVA Restrictions
    By Equine Reproduction in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Oct. 9, 2010, 08:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •