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Old 27.02.2018, 16:03
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do you find this amusing?




Some people laugh, some people cry when they feel pain


and reading that had to cause some pain somewhere in your heart, brain soul whatever
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Old 27.02.2018, 16:06
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The only person in our household with a firearm license is my wife.
Did they not allow you to have one?
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Old 27.02.2018, 16:23
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Did they not allow you to have one?
I've never owned one, so have never needed one.

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Old 28.02.2018, 14:18
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Old 28.02.2018, 14:42
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Good point inadvertently raised by Tom, and something that has always bothered me when watching films with guns... Why doesn't everyone use a silencer?
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Old 28.02.2018, 15:20
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Did they not allow you to have one?
Proof that the mental health checks are working!
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Old 28.02.2018, 15:24
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Good point inadvertently raised by Tom, and something that has always bothered me when watching films with guns... Why doesn't everyone use a silencer?
According to wikipedia, they are banned in several states and in the others, there appears to be regulation:

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a prospective [suppressor] owner must go through an application process administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which requires a federal tax payment of $200 and a thorough criminal background check.
Too much hassle I suppose for the average gunslinger.
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Old 28.02.2018, 15:40
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Good point inadvertently raised by Tom, and something that has always bothered me when watching films with guns... Why doesn't everyone use a silencer?
They are banned. Indeed there is a law under consideration to allow them, on the grounds that shooting practice harms the hearing of the poor dears. If I remember correctly, the police do not like the idea because there would be no flash and no bang (duh), so very hard to identify where the shooter is.

Still, given the ingenuity of American gunowners at avoiding the law, I'm surprised that they are not freely available at gun fairs, or under the counter.
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

its more of a do-it-yourself thing
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They are banned. Indeed there is a law under consideration to allow them, on the grounds that shooting practice harms the hearing of the poor dears. If I remember correctly, the police do not like the idea because there would be no flash and no bang (duh), so very hard to identify where the shooter is.

Still, given the ingenuity of American gunowners at avoiding the law, I'm surprised that they are not freely available at gun fairs, or under the counter.
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Old 28.02.2018, 16:31
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Old 28.02.2018, 16:52
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Why doesn't everyone use a silencer?
Because they don't work in real life like they do in the movies.

Think of a silenced gun as a Harley with a working muffler.

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Old 28.02.2018, 16:58
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Also accuracy is reduced, AFAIK.

And anyway, there's not much point in using a silencer when you fire rounds from an assault rifle.

That's not exactly the definition of "subtle".
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Old 28.02.2018, 17:01
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Also accuracy is reduced, AFAIK.
Muzzle velocity, actually (which in turn will reduce long distance accuracy).

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Old 28.02.2018, 17:05
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Think of a silenced gun as a Harley with a working muffler.

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But then there is nothing left, is there? The only great thing about Harleys is their groovy sound.
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Old 28.02.2018, 17:07
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But then there is nothing left, is there? The only great thing about Harleys is their groovy sound.
They make plenty of noise even with a working legal muffler.

As does a gun with a silencer.

They both just make LESS noise.

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Old 28.02.2018, 18:58
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Dick's Sporting Goods said on Wednesday that it would immediately end sales of the deadly firearms and would not sell any guns to people under 21.
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Old 28.02.2018, 19:49
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Wow!
See, it's actually very easy, who needs laws? Freedom goes all kinds of ways.
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Old 28.02.2018, 21:33
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Meanwhile, Australians turn in 57,000 guns in national amnesty.
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<<About a third of the weapons were destroyed, with the others registered or returned for sale.>>
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