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Charlotte, NC home of armed trash pickup by 19 year old operator John Schultz:

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Rifle, bulletproof vest, extra magazines, zip ties, desert camouflage pants, and a knife.  Those look like fairly nice houses in the background… mean streets of the suburbs though require such a tactical loadout for trash pickup no doubt. Someone better not spit gum on the sidewalk within this guy’s field of view or they might get a rifle shoved in their face.

Alright, what’s this guys ARFCOM or /k/ username? Does he read ENDO?

Tactical-Trash-Pickup-LoadoutSeems unnecessary but if he’s within the law doing it then good for him I guess? I can’t help but think that this kid is going to get himself into some shit sometime when someone decides to punk him by taunting him to use his rifle, or else sneaking up on him from behind and taking it from him just to prove a point.  I’m just throwing a couple scenarios out there which I doubt he’s prepared for…

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Jay

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The NRA-ILA issued a statement today referencing an article in the Charlotte Observer talking about the success of the recent NRA convention in Charlotte.

I agree, that the convention appeared to be a huge success, and all the reports I saw on it were very positive.  I wish I was there, not only for the incredible gun show, but also the great presentations.

Anyways…my gripe:

With that many visitors in town, you might be thinking that there must have been some serious problems — maybe some opportunistic criminals preying on preoccupied tourists making their way around an unfamiliar city.  Well, crime was actually lower during NRA’s convention — much lower.

According to the CharlotteObserver.com article, Captain Jeff Estes, commander of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Central Division, said crime for the week was 45 percent lower than the same week a year ago.

For those who know that NRA members are among the most law-abiding of citizens, and that more guns often equates to less crime, then that figure should come as no surprise at all.

That is directly from the NRA press release.

I am all for the “More guns less crime” movement, but why try to correlate a drop in crime to the fact that the convention was there for 3 days? I really don’t think that had anything to do with it, considering the Charlotte Observer article goes on to say that crime in central Charlotte is down this year as a whole from 2009.  I highly doubt the criminals in and around Charlotte were sitting at home saying “Man, I should really be out there robbing and stealing.. but there are so damn many gun owners in town.  Too Risky for me!”

Maybe I’m just feeling in a nit picking mood, but this type of cause-effect reporting seems very Brady-esque. I expected more from the NRA.

*Puts on and zips up protective flame suit* :P

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The Clinton White House was absolutely convinced that pushing gun control would help it politically. … Then, in the 1994 election, we cleaned their clocks. They didn’t even see it coming. Sort of like a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick.

-Chuck Norris

Lots More Quotes – HERE

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Like Glenn Beck, Palin also has a lot of good things to say. I’d still prefer she never be our president though.

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Definitely worth watching.

If you have trouble starting the video, just refresh the page or click on the video window again when the loading wheel is rotating… it seems kind of picky.

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Charlotte, NC – It was a very scary situation inside a 3rd Grade classroom at University Meadows Elementary. A gun went off inside a student’s desk, the bullet, missing the 20 or so students in the classroom and hitting a wall.

Full Story – HERE

hahah *sigh* kids will be kids am I right?

Just kidding ;) This kid is going to get into so much shit from his parents and from the school.  Rightfully so, he needs to know that bringing a gun to school isn’t acceptable nowadays.  I’m sure the rest of his life from this point on he will practice proper trigger discipline.  I can imagine his parents will get scrutinzed too considering they are responsible for him obviously.

As you can imagine, I don’t buy the fact that the gun went off on its own.

I just realized that I typed my comment assuming it was a boy that brought the gun to school.  How sexist of me, a little girl is more than capable of doing such a dumb ass thing as well. :P

I was glad to read that all the kids are alright.

Sounds like it’s time to add some Eddie eagle and some Jeff Cooper to the curriculum.

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