This is just awful and irresponsible!
…Give the kid a shorter stock so she can properly shoulder that rifle. How’s she going to hit anything like that?
Hilariously, this is what I thought. The pacifist in me, however, was shocked that it was my first thought!
THIS IS VERY VERY SHOCKING! How can a true ‘Murican drive a Toyota?
Damnit, can I not go to any site without seeing Breaking Bad spoilers?
“Okay, Sweetie, now give Daddy his AR-15 back. He has to go see some former co-workers at the Navy Yard in D.C.”.
For fuck’s sake if some asshole blowing little children to pieces wasn’t enough to move the needle then those 12+ victims today truly died for abso-fuccen-lutely no damn reason.
Gun-related murders in Britain last year: Less than 50.
Gun-related murders in ‘Merica last year: Over 15,000.
And guess what? The Brits watch the same violent movies, play the same violent videogames as we do. So puh-lease don’t start in on that ignorant shit.
Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going back to preparing to kill scads of imaginary people in GTA V tomorrow.
Same as in Australia too DS, gun laws were tightened up years ago. And my daughter’s boyfriend plays COD almost 24/7, killing people, zombies, each other and sometimes mannequins for hell of it. As far as I know, he is not in the habit of going on shooting rampages in real life.
We also get the same slasher blood soaked movies as everyone else too.
Can’t keep blaming violent video games/movies. It just seems some people snap and commit these atrocities, did he play COD? I don’t know. Was a rifle/firearms readily available for him to kill innocent strangers? Apparently so.
Pictures of a small child holding a large gun like that makes my blood run cold.
There were some reports today that he legally bought the gun he used. SMDH.
Most of those gun related murders? Committed with illegal firearms. But by all means continue to tell me how we have to make things illegal because a few people abuse them and how passing laws will stop criminal behaviors. Up next, drugs and alcohol. Wait a minute…
Outside of assault weapons, no one is discussing banning anything outright. What has been floated are background checks without loopholes and a restriction on people with a history of serious mental health issues buying guns. Most law-abiding citizens, even those with minor issues like a little depression or anxiety, would still be free to own an arsenal. Try again, fail again, fail better.
If you can actually define for me what an assault rifle is, then we’ll discuss banning them, because to borrow an overused meme, I do not think it means what you think it means. The latest round of gun grabbing sought to ban any ‘assault weapon’ that had even one of the characteristics that are used to define an ‘assault weapon’. This includes the ability to affix a bayonet to the weapon, meaning Civil War era rifles would now be classified as ‘assault weapons’. And for the record, the term ‘assault weapon’ does not come from the military or from firearms manufacturers, it’s a B.S. term coined by the gun control lobby in the 1980s to scare people because it sounds bad and also similar to ‘assault RIFLE’ which is a meaningful term and most assault RIFLES, particularly automatic weapons, are already illegal.
And I’d willingly add to that list of people who can’t own deadly weapons idiots who think it’s “cute” to post pictures of their pre-schooler playing with daddy’s big ass rifle. I was raised in a household with guns (both handguns and rifles), and the #1 rule was DO NOT TOUCH THEM until we were old enough to use them properly, and then only WHEN FULLY SUPERVISED AND GIVEN EXPLICIT PERMISSION. Unlike so many of these tools, no one was “accidentally” shot in our house, because guns were always in responsible hands and then only when they were being used for their intended purpose (hunting, target practice, cleaning, – protection though that situation never presented itself – period).
That is a toy gun, it has an orange tip.
The UK has always had low homicide rates, even before their gun bans, and after they passed the last big one back in the 90′s, homicide rates actually increased a little bit, but they didn’t change substantially even then.
There were not 15,000 gun related murders in the US last year, there were less than 9,000. But, something important to remember is that many states have murder levels equal to or lower than the UK, like Maine and New Hampshire, and yet they have no gun controls to speak of at all.
Last thing, “assault weapons” are no different than any other semi-automatic weapons, the features used to define “assault weapons” are ridiculous. Pistol grips are more comfortable and reduce wrist injuries. Suppressors only soften a guns report to bring it down to safe levels for shooting without ear plugs or when you are indoors. detachable magazines make unloading and storage safer. Collapsible stocks let many users shoot the same gun.
There is just nothing there that has anything to do with anything, it’s window dressing by people that have no concept of what they are trying to legislate.
AirSoft isn’t exactly a TOY. But yeah…TOY GUN. That’s perfectly all right to give a kid.
Of course an airsoft gun is a toy, just like squirt guns are toys.
Getting kids to play with toys like squirt guns, airsoft guns and some BB guns (the last two with supervision of course) is a great way to introduce kids to firearms and teach them gun safety. Whats more is that it’s a great way to make sure that safety procedures are second nature through immersion. By the look of it, she has a lot of learning to do, she should get that finger off the trigger.
There is simply nothing sinister here. I would wager that more people are killed and injured each year by Easy Bake Ovens than are by airsoft and BB guns.
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