I always get a kick out of when people flip out over stuff like this:
In the coming days, Belcher’s actions will be analyzed through the lens of concussions and head injuries. Who knows? Maybe brain damage triggered his violent overreaction to a fight with his girlfriend. What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.
You can read Jason Whitlock’s article over at FoxSports.
This post was going to be alternately titled “One Nobody Quotes Another – People Flip Out” because I have no idea who either of the people are, nor do I even care slightly what their stance on gun control is. That said, sports also isn’t on my radar so these two might be sports knowledge gods for all I know. Really though, if that’s what Jason Whitlock “believes” then let him believe that. If he is that stupid to think that a 6’2″ 228 lb. linebacker would have any trouble killing someone with even his bare hands if he wanted to, then I think he needs more of a lesson in physics and anatomy than anything else.
I suppose the main issue though is that rather than remaining neutral in the tragedy NBC now gets painted with a brush of “shoving gun control down our throats”.
A revolver based pin popping party game for those with a dark sense of humor:
Are toy firearm related games that break the 4 rules of firearm safety OK? Is this any different than kids shooting each other with water guns? Probably not, although since this game has suicide connotations pulling the game out around certain people might not yield the jovial reaction you were hoping for.
Why not personalise your game like us and put whipped cream or chocolate sauce in the balloon before inflating it. Messy but hilarious!
What a massacre that would be. I’m surprised they didn’t suggest ketchup!
If you want to see the product in Action check out this scene from controversial movie God Bless America:
Every time I hear some cop shot a gun out of a suicidal person’s hand I am struck with disbelief that they actually ever attempt that, and secondly I think of the clip above from the 1997 movie The Jackal.
This is the part that surprises me:
“Shadbolt was in the process of trying to negotiate with the subject when the subject suddenly posed a threat on the constable and he disarmed the subject,” he said.
So this guy who you think wanted suicide by cop, raises his gun to shoot you (or “pretend to”), and your first though is OH I SHOULD TRY AND SAVE HIS LIFE? Yea, I guess this guy is a better man than I am, because I personally would rather just put one in his chest and go home have a beer, eat a nice supper, and guarantee that I live to see another day.
And pull the trigger *facepalm*… I can’t believe stuff like this happens:
Philadelphia, PA – about 1:15 a.m., the teen was video-chatting — police believe it was either over Skype or another video-chat service called ooVoo — with an as-yet-unidentified person while his brothers were asleep in the room in their Kensington house.
Sometime during the video chat, things went horribly wrong.
“His manhood or his ego was challenged and he said something along the lines of, ‘I’ll show you,’” Gallagher said. “He thought he was clowning around, trying to shock the other party on the Internet site.”
That’s when the teen picked up his older brother’s gun and, believing it was unloaded, put it to his head and pulled the trigger, police said.
Maybe you guys that have served here in the U.S. have some stories of unsafe things you had to do during training? I hardly doubt it will compare to “cheating death” by passing around a live grenade or camping out at the end of a shooting range near the targets. What do I know though.