America's Gun Violence #2

1707173757683

Comments

  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,629
    Pat Benatar's Hit Me with Your Best Shot being cancelled because of gun violence. What's the world coming to? What's next? Lynyrd Skynyrd's Saturday Night Special?
    09/15/1998, Mansfield, MA; 08/29/00 08/30/00, Mansfield, MA; 07/02/03, 07/03/03, Mansfield, MA; 09/28/04, 09/29/04, Boston, MA; 09/22/05, Halifax, NS; 05/24/06, 05/25/06, Boston, MA; 07/22/06, 07/23/06, Gorge, WA; 06/29/08, 06/30/08, Mansfield, MA; 08/18/08, O2 London, UK; 10/30/09, 10/31/09, Philadelphia, PA; 05/15/10, Hartford, CT; 05/17/10, Boston, MA; 05/20/10, 05/21/10, NY, NY; 06/22/10, Dublin, IRE; 06/23/10, Northern Ireland; 09/03/11, 09/04/11, Alpine Valley, WI; 09/11/11, 09/12/11, Toronto, Ont; 09/14/11, Ottawa, Ont; 09/15/11, Hamilton, Ont; 07/02/2012, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/04/2012 & 07/05/2012, Berlin, Germany; 07/07/2012, Stockholm, Sweden; 09/30/2012, Missoula, MT; 07/16/2013, London, Ont; 07/19/2013, Chicago, IL; 10/15/2013 & 10/16/2013, Worcester, MA; 10/21/2013 & 10/22/2013, Philadelphia, PA; 10/25/2013, Hartford, CT; 11/29/2013, Portland, OR; 11/30/2013, Spokane, WA; 12/04/2013, Vancouver, BC; 12/06/2013, Seattle, WA; 10/03/2014, St. Louis. MO; 10/22/2014, Denver, CO; 10/26/2015, New York, NY; 04/23/2016, New Orleans, LA; 04/28/2016 & 04/29/2016, Philadelphia, PA; 05/01/2016 & 05/02/2016, New York, NY; 05/08/2016, Ottawa, Ont.; 05/10/2016 & 05/12/2016, Toronto, Ont.; 08/05/2016 & 08/07/2016, Boston, MA; 08/20/2016 & 08/22/2016, Chicago, IL; 07/01/2018, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/03/2018, Krakow, Poland; 07/05/2018, Berlin, Germany; 09/02/2018 & 09/04/2018, Boston, MA;

    "If you're looking down on someone, it better be to extend them a hand to lift them up."

    Libtardaplorable©. And proud of it.

    Brilliantati©
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 4,475
    Pat Benatar's Hit Me with Your Best Shot being cancelled because of gun violence. What's the world coming to? What's next? Lynyrd Skynyrd's Saturday Night Special?
    RIP to .38 Special on Spotify.
    1995 Milwaukee
    1998 Alpine, Alpine
    2003 Albany, Boston, Boston, Boston
    2004 Boston, Boston
    2006 Hartford, St. Paul (Petty), St. Paul (Petty)
    2011 Alpine, Alpine
    2013 Wrigley
    2014 St. Paul
    2016 Fenway, Fenway, Wrigley, Wrigley
    2018 Missoula, Wrigley, Wrigley
    2021 Asbury Park
  • joseph33joseph33 Washington DCPosts: 1,018
    This is pure nonsense! What's next,Rage Against The Machine-Bullet In The Head,Jimi Hendrix-Machine Gun,Filter-Hey Man Nice Shot,Pearl Jam-Glorified G,Johnny Cash-Dont Bring Your Guns To Town????? There's simply too many to list.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,786
    Who's canceling the songs? A few thousand idiots on Twitter? Reminds me of blaming video games for violence in the 90's. Cancel the fuckers refusing to do anything about our laws and regulations around gun ownership.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,524
    If they do anything to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, there’ll be hell to pay!
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 12,785
    tbergs said:
    Who's canceling the songs? A few thousand idiots on Twitter? Reminds me of blaming video games for violence in the 90's. Cancel the fuckers refusing to do anything about our laws and regulations around gun ownership.
    The only one cancelling Hit Me With Your Best Shot is Pat Benatar, i believe. She announced that she wasn't going to sing it any more as she didn't feel it was right. Doesn't look like anyone pressured her or "cancelled" her. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,318
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,629
    mickeyrat said:
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    Google works 
    09/15/1998, Mansfield, MA; 08/29/00 08/30/00, Mansfield, MA; 07/02/03, 07/03/03, Mansfield, MA; 09/28/04, 09/29/04, Boston, MA; 09/22/05, Halifax, NS; 05/24/06, 05/25/06, Boston, MA; 07/22/06, 07/23/06, Gorge, WA; 06/29/08, 06/30/08, Mansfield, MA; 08/18/08, O2 London, UK; 10/30/09, 10/31/09, Philadelphia, PA; 05/15/10, Hartford, CT; 05/17/10, Boston, MA; 05/20/10, 05/21/10, NY, NY; 06/22/10, Dublin, IRE; 06/23/10, Northern Ireland; 09/03/11, 09/04/11, Alpine Valley, WI; 09/11/11, 09/12/11, Toronto, Ont; 09/14/11, Ottawa, Ont; 09/15/11, Hamilton, Ont; 07/02/2012, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/04/2012 & 07/05/2012, Berlin, Germany; 07/07/2012, Stockholm, Sweden; 09/30/2012, Missoula, MT; 07/16/2013, London, Ont; 07/19/2013, Chicago, IL; 10/15/2013 & 10/16/2013, Worcester, MA; 10/21/2013 & 10/22/2013, Philadelphia, PA; 10/25/2013, Hartford, CT; 11/29/2013, Portland, OR; 11/30/2013, Spokane, WA; 12/04/2013, Vancouver, BC; 12/06/2013, Seattle, WA; 10/03/2014, St. Louis. MO; 10/22/2014, Denver, CO; 10/26/2015, New York, NY; 04/23/2016, New Orleans, LA; 04/28/2016 & 04/29/2016, Philadelphia, PA; 05/01/2016 & 05/02/2016, New York, NY; 05/08/2016, Ottawa, Ont.; 05/10/2016 & 05/12/2016, Toronto, Ont.; 08/05/2016 & 08/07/2016, Boston, MA; 08/20/2016 & 08/22/2016, Chicago, IL; 07/01/2018, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/03/2018, Krakow, Poland; 07/05/2018, Berlin, Germany; 09/02/2018 & 09/04/2018, Boston, MA;

    "If you're looking down on someone, it better be to extend them a hand to lift them up."

    Libtardaplorable©. And proud of it.

    Brilliantati©
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,318
    mickeyrat said:
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    Google works 

    well when I treat most of your scatterbrained drive by post like posting while drunk, whats the point really.
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 4,475
    mickeyrat said:
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    Of course, this'll be a great opening to bitch about "cancel culture." Like when the owners of the rights to Dr. Seuss books "cancelled" a few of the lesser-known books. People bitching about the cancellation didn't really have any idea who they were upset with. And they went out and bought all the well-known Seuss books (maybe this was a calculated marketing ploy by the owners of the book rights?).
    1995 Milwaukee
    1998 Alpine, Alpine
    2003 Albany, Boston, Boston, Boston
    2004 Boston, Boston
    2006 Hartford, St. Paul (Petty), St. Paul (Petty)
    2011 Alpine, Alpine
    2013 Wrigley
    2014 St. Paul
    2016 Fenway, Fenway, Wrigley, Wrigley
    2018 Missoula, Wrigley, Wrigley
    2021 Asbury Park
  • nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 6,559
    mickeyrat said:
    mickeyrat said:
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    Google works 

    well when I treat most of your scatterbrained drive by post like posting while drunk, whats the point really.
    Lol.

  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,629
    mickeyrat said:
    mickeyrat said:
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    Google works 

    well when I treat most of your scatterbrained drive by post like posting while drunk, whats the point really.
    There’s an ignore button. You might like it. Lol.
    09/15/1998, Mansfield, MA; 08/29/00 08/30/00, Mansfield, MA; 07/02/03, 07/03/03, Mansfield, MA; 09/28/04, 09/29/04, Boston, MA; 09/22/05, Halifax, NS; 05/24/06, 05/25/06, Boston, MA; 07/22/06, 07/23/06, Gorge, WA; 06/29/08, 06/30/08, Mansfield, MA; 08/18/08, O2 London, UK; 10/30/09, 10/31/09, Philadelphia, PA; 05/15/10, Hartford, CT; 05/17/10, Boston, MA; 05/20/10, 05/21/10, NY, NY; 06/22/10, Dublin, IRE; 06/23/10, Northern Ireland; 09/03/11, 09/04/11, Alpine Valley, WI; 09/11/11, 09/12/11, Toronto, Ont; 09/14/11, Ottawa, Ont; 09/15/11, Hamilton, Ont; 07/02/2012, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/04/2012 & 07/05/2012, Berlin, Germany; 07/07/2012, Stockholm, Sweden; 09/30/2012, Missoula, MT; 07/16/2013, London, Ont; 07/19/2013, Chicago, IL; 10/15/2013 & 10/16/2013, Worcester, MA; 10/21/2013 & 10/22/2013, Philadelphia, PA; 10/25/2013, Hartford, CT; 11/29/2013, Portland, OR; 11/30/2013, Spokane, WA; 12/04/2013, Vancouver, BC; 12/06/2013, Seattle, WA; 10/03/2014, St. Louis. MO; 10/22/2014, Denver, CO; 10/26/2015, New York, NY; 04/23/2016, New Orleans, LA; 04/28/2016 & 04/29/2016, Philadelphia, PA; 05/01/2016 & 05/02/2016, New York, NY; 05/08/2016, Ottawa, Ont.; 05/10/2016 & 05/12/2016, Toronto, Ont.; 08/05/2016 & 08/07/2016, Boston, MA; 08/20/2016 & 08/22/2016, Chicago, IL; 07/01/2018, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/03/2018, Krakow, Poland; 07/05/2018, Berlin, Germany; 09/02/2018 & 09/04/2018, Boston, MA;

    "If you're looking down on someone, it better be to extend them a hand to lift them up."

    Libtardaplorable©. And proud of it.

    Brilliantati©
  • nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 6,559
    mickeyrat said:
    mickeyrat said:
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    Google works 

    well when I treat most of your scatterbrained drive by post like posting while drunk, whats the point really.
    There’s an ignore button. You might like it. Lol.
    Or for once, you can just apologize and admit your post was extremely misleading and misinformation. 
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,780
    hedonist said:
    If they do anything to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, there’ll be hell to pay!

    I lol’d
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,318
    edited July 2022
    mickeyrat sai7d:
    mickeyrat said:
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    Google works 

    well when I treat most of your scatterbrained drive by post like posting while drunk, whats the point really.
    There’s an ignore button. You might like it. Lol.

    do note , while I didnt directly quote oftenreading, I made my contribution to this after her post and her clear and concise explanation.
    you should try it, you might like it.
    Post edited by mickeyrat on
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 5,271

    Pat Benatar won’t perform her 1980 classic “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” anymore. 

    Amid ongoing gun violence in America, the singer says she’s come to view the song differently.

    “I’m not going to sing it,” Benatar told USA Today.

    While the song’s meaning is about strength and resiliency, Benatar said “you have to draw the line” and be aware of lyrics. 

    “I can’t say those words out loud with a smile on my face, I just can’t,” Benatar said, adding that the decision is her “small contribution to protesting.”

    The US is on pace in 2022 to match or surpass its worst year ever for mass shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit that tracks gun violence incidents across the country.

    Benatar said she will continue perform “We Belong,” “Heartbreaker” and other hits from early in her career. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the singer’s first Top 10 hit.


    Not sure about the complaining about Hal’s post. Benatar cited gun violence.

  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,629
    nicknyr15 said:
    mickeyrat said:
    mickeyrat said:
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    Google works 

    well when I treat most of your scatterbrained drive by post like posting while drunk, whats the point really.
    There’s an ignore button. You might like it. Lol.
    Or for once, you can just apologize and admit your post was extremely misleading and misinformation. 
    Extremely misleading and misinformation? LOL
    09/15/1998, Mansfield, MA; 08/29/00 08/30/00, Mansfield, MA; 07/02/03, 07/03/03, Mansfield, MA; 09/28/04, 09/29/04, Boston, MA; 09/22/05, Halifax, NS; 05/24/06, 05/25/06, Boston, MA; 07/22/06, 07/23/06, Gorge, WA; 06/29/08, 06/30/08, Mansfield, MA; 08/18/08, O2 London, UK; 10/30/09, 10/31/09, Philadelphia, PA; 05/15/10, Hartford, CT; 05/17/10, Boston, MA; 05/20/10, 05/21/10, NY, NY; 06/22/10, Dublin, IRE; 06/23/10, Northern Ireland; 09/03/11, 09/04/11, Alpine Valley, WI; 09/11/11, 09/12/11, Toronto, Ont; 09/14/11, Ottawa, Ont; 09/15/11, Hamilton, Ont; 07/02/2012, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/04/2012 & 07/05/2012, Berlin, Germany; 07/07/2012, Stockholm, Sweden; 09/30/2012, Missoula, MT; 07/16/2013, London, Ont; 07/19/2013, Chicago, IL; 10/15/2013 & 10/16/2013, Worcester, MA; 10/21/2013 & 10/22/2013, Philadelphia, PA; 10/25/2013, Hartford, CT; 11/29/2013, Portland, OR; 11/30/2013, Spokane, WA; 12/04/2013, Vancouver, BC; 12/06/2013, Seattle, WA; 10/03/2014, St. Louis. MO; 10/22/2014, Denver, CO; 10/26/2015, New York, NY; 04/23/2016, New Orleans, LA; 04/28/2016 & 04/29/2016, Philadelphia, PA; 05/01/2016 & 05/02/2016, New York, NY; 05/08/2016, Ottawa, Ont.; 05/10/2016 & 05/12/2016, Toronto, Ont.; 08/05/2016 & 08/07/2016, Boston, MA; 08/20/2016 & 08/22/2016, Chicago, IL; 07/01/2018, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/03/2018, Krakow, Poland; 07/05/2018, Berlin, Germany; 09/02/2018 & 09/04/2018, Boston, MA;

    "If you're looking down on someone, it better be to extend them a hand to lift them up."

    Libtardaplorable©. And proud of it.

    Brilliantati©
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,629
    mickeyrat said:
    mickeyrat sai7d:
    mickeyrat said:
    ah yes. a post offered up without any context to kick off this little detour.....

    lyrically its more akin to domestic violence than shooting.

    whatever, its her song , her choice.
    Google works 

    well when I treat most of your scatterbrained drive by post like posting while drunk, whats the point really.
    There’s an ignore button. You might like it. Lol.

    do note , while I didnt directly quote oftenreading, I made my contribution to this after her post and her clear and concise explanation.
    you should try it, you might like it.
    Best advice I’ve received in years. Where would I be without you? Thanks for the wisdom.
    09/15/1998, Mansfield, MA; 08/29/00 08/30/00, Mansfield, MA; 07/02/03, 07/03/03, Mansfield, MA; 09/28/04, 09/29/04, Boston, MA; 09/22/05, Halifax, NS; 05/24/06, 05/25/06, Boston, MA; 07/22/06, 07/23/06, Gorge, WA; 06/29/08, 06/30/08, Mansfield, MA; 08/18/08, O2 London, UK; 10/30/09, 10/31/09, Philadelphia, PA; 05/15/10, Hartford, CT; 05/17/10, Boston, MA; 05/20/10, 05/21/10, NY, NY; 06/22/10, Dublin, IRE; 06/23/10, Northern Ireland; 09/03/11, 09/04/11, Alpine Valley, WI; 09/11/11, 09/12/11, Toronto, Ont; 09/14/11, Ottawa, Ont; 09/15/11, Hamilton, Ont; 07/02/2012, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/04/2012 & 07/05/2012, Berlin, Germany; 07/07/2012, Stockholm, Sweden; 09/30/2012, Missoula, MT; 07/16/2013, London, Ont; 07/19/2013, Chicago, IL; 10/15/2013 & 10/16/2013, Worcester, MA; 10/21/2013 & 10/22/2013, Philadelphia, PA; 10/25/2013, Hartford, CT; 11/29/2013, Portland, OR; 11/30/2013, Spokane, WA; 12/04/2013, Vancouver, BC; 12/06/2013, Seattle, WA; 10/03/2014, St. Louis. MO; 10/22/2014, Denver, CO; 10/26/2015, New York, NY; 04/23/2016, New Orleans, LA; 04/28/2016 & 04/29/2016, Philadelphia, PA; 05/01/2016 & 05/02/2016, New York, NY; 05/08/2016, Ottawa, Ont.; 05/10/2016 & 05/12/2016, Toronto, Ont.; 08/05/2016 & 08/07/2016, Boston, MA; 08/20/2016 & 08/22/2016, Chicago, IL; 07/01/2018, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/03/2018, Krakow, Poland; 07/05/2018, Berlin, Germany; 09/02/2018 & 09/04/2018, Boston, MA;

    "If you're looking down on someone, it better be to extend them a hand to lift them up."

    Libtardaplorable©. And proud of it.

    Brilliantati©
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 12,785

    Pat Benatar won’t perform her 1980 classic “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” anymore. 

    Amid ongoing gun violence in America, the singer says she’s come to view the song differently.

    “I’m not going to sing it,” Benatar told USA Today.

    While the song’s meaning is about strength and resiliency, Benatar said “you have to draw the line” and be aware of lyrics. 

    “I can’t say those words out loud with a smile on my face, I just can’t,” Benatar said, adding that the decision is her “small contribution to protesting.”

    The US is on pace in 2022 to match or surpass its worst year ever for mass shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit that tracks gun violence incidents across the country.

    Benatar said she will continue perform “We Belong,” “Heartbreaker” and other hits from early in her career. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the singer’s first Top 10 hit.


    Not sure about the complaining about Hal’s post. Benatar cited gun violence.


    Yeah, I'm not knocking Halifax's post, just clarifying it for the comments that followed. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,780
    Good guy w/ a gun accidentally killed a 9yo while trying to defend himself. 

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-indictment-death-houston-girl-shot-man-thinking-was-firing-robber-rcna39252

    I remain unconvinced that more guns is the best solution to America’s gun problem. 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,826
    Good guy w/ a gun accidentally killed a 9yo while trying to defend himself. 

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-indictment-death-houston-girl-shot-man-thinking-was-firing-robber-rcna39252

    I remain unconvinced that more guns is the best solution to America’s gun problem. 
    HE’S OK, though, right?  

    So I guess it worked. He protected himself. 
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,618
    edited July 2022
    Good guy w/ a gun accidentally killed a 9yo while trying to defend himself. 

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-indictment-death-houston-girl-shot-man-thinking-was-firing-robber-rcna39252

    I remain unconvinced that more guns is the best solution to America’s gun problem. 

    Really?  Come on man, you know arming everyone is the way to go.  Yeah, OK, some people in a situation where a mass shooting is going on will pull out their piece and freak out because they are nervous or overly excited,  or will shoot wildly because they are untrained, or don't really understand the accuracy of a .38 special across a crowded shopping mall and might knock off a few unsuspecting innocents standing in the way, but what the hell?  That's the price you gotta pay, man.  I say arm the shit out of everybody and let's see who is the last man, woman or child standing.  Let's stop being so weak about this shit and LOCK AND LOAD,baby!
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,780
    dankind said:
    Good guy w/ a gun accidentally killed a 9yo while trying to defend himself. 

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-indictment-death-houston-girl-shot-man-thinking-was-firing-robber-rcna39252

    I remain unconvinced that more guns is the best solution to America’s gun problem. 
    HE’S OK, though, right?  

    So I guess it worked. He protected himself. 
    He’s not ok though, the guy who held him up took $20 & his car keys from him. 

    Definitely things worth accidentally killing a child over 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,826
    dankind said:
    Good guy w/ a gun accidentally killed a 9yo while trying to defend himself. 

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-indictment-death-houston-girl-shot-man-thinking-was-firing-robber-rcna39252

    I remain unconvinced that more guns is the best solution to America’s gun problem. 
    HE’S OK, though, right?  

    So I guess it worked. He protected himself. 
    He’s not ok though, the guy who held him up took $20 & his car keys from him. 

    Definitely things worth accidentally killing a child over 
    Oh, man, that stinks. If only someone else would’ve had a gun. Might’ve killed another innocent, or maybe that guy would have his $20 and car keys back. 
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,858
    Where is the good guy with a gun to stop the good guy with a gun?
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,629
    Welcome to 'Murica, where the majority of white males aged 35-55 are scared. Manipulating the media, making false claims and being wed to the NRA to sell firearms to scared people. Greatest country in the world. Or is it dupiest?

    Imagine going through life "not trusting others around you?" Maybe they meant, "the other?"

    But hey, get yours now, what with members of congress actively promoting a white, Christian Nation. Or your Evangelical ID. Might come in handy.

    Gunmaker’s Super Bowl stunt sheds light on marketing of ‘America’s rifle’

    Sales soared in the past decade at Daniel Defense, the maker of the gun used in the Uvalde shooting, as the firm employed aggressive marketing tactics to sell AR-style rifles


    Hunter described the company’s target demographic as largely White, conservative men ages 35 to 55.

    That audience is in line with the typical gun owner of today, according to a closely held 2020 study conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearm industry’s trade association, and shared with gun manufacturers. The Post obtained a copy.

    “Protection for themselves and others at and away from home is the top motivation for purchasing a firearm,” the study said of the average buyer.

    The study found that a demographic it termed “Urban Defenders” — the most likely to buy guns because they “do not trust others around them” — was the fastest growing segment and bought guns at a higher rate than any other in 2020.

    Daniel Defense has appealed to such anxieties in its print marketing, using the image of a man in pajamas poised with a rifle and recommending its guns “whether you’re on the battlefield … or protecting your family in the middle of the night.”


    Gunmaker Daniel Defense’s Super Bowl stunt sheds lights on AR-15 marketing - The Washington Post

    09/15/1998, Mansfield, MA; 08/29/00 08/30/00, Mansfield, MA; 07/02/03, 07/03/03, Mansfield, MA; 09/28/04, 09/29/04, Boston, MA; 09/22/05, Halifax, NS; 05/24/06, 05/25/06, Boston, MA; 07/22/06, 07/23/06, Gorge, WA; 06/29/08, 06/30/08, Mansfield, MA; 08/18/08, O2 London, UK; 10/30/09, 10/31/09, Philadelphia, PA; 05/15/10, Hartford, CT; 05/17/10, Boston, MA; 05/20/10, 05/21/10, NY, NY; 06/22/10, Dublin, IRE; 06/23/10, Northern Ireland; 09/03/11, 09/04/11, Alpine Valley, WI; 09/11/11, 09/12/11, Toronto, Ont; 09/14/11, Ottawa, Ont; 09/15/11, Hamilton, Ont; 07/02/2012, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/04/2012 & 07/05/2012, Berlin, Germany; 07/07/2012, Stockholm, Sweden; 09/30/2012, Missoula, MT; 07/16/2013, London, Ont; 07/19/2013, Chicago, IL; 10/15/2013 & 10/16/2013, Worcester, MA; 10/21/2013 & 10/22/2013, Philadelphia, PA; 10/25/2013, Hartford, CT; 11/29/2013, Portland, OR; 11/30/2013, Spokane, WA; 12/04/2013, Vancouver, BC; 12/06/2013, Seattle, WA; 10/03/2014, St. Louis. MO; 10/22/2014, Denver, CO; 10/26/2015, New York, NY; 04/23/2016, New Orleans, LA; 04/28/2016 & 04/29/2016, Philadelphia, PA; 05/01/2016 & 05/02/2016, New York, NY; 05/08/2016, Ottawa, Ont.; 05/10/2016 & 05/12/2016, Toronto, Ont.; 08/05/2016 & 08/07/2016, Boston, MA; 08/20/2016 & 08/22/2016, Chicago, IL; 07/01/2018, Prague, Czech Republic; 07/03/2018, Krakow, Poland; 07/05/2018, Berlin, Germany; 09/02/2018 & 09/04/2018, Boston, MA;

    "If you're looking down on someone, it better be to extend them a hand to lift them up."

    Libtardaplorable©. And proud of it.

    Brilliantati©
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,826

    Imagine going through life "not trusting others around you?" 
    Since most of my life is spent in hockey rinks, this is basically me.

    I don't trust a single person there because I'm pretty that sure every single dunderheaded one of them has a loaded weapon out in their pickup truck.
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,687
    I always thought Hit Me With Your Best Shot was about pick up lines. I have always been strongly against guns and gun ownership. I did not even allow my kids to have nerf guns or shooting games as they were growing up.  My wife is Japanese and I think we all know their stance on guns. I always thought having a few Louisville sluggers and a couple of large knives (and fake samurai swords) around the house would be enough protection.  I live in an affluent suburb where violent crime does not exist, but recently I have started to think it may not be such a bad idea to have weapon in the house or even the car. Highly conflicted but violence seems to be rearing its ugly head these days. I just don't know. What is also weird is that I was taught how to shoot .22 rifles at sleep away camp when I was 11!!!
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 15,229
    Get_Right said:
    I always thought Hit Me With Your Best Shot was about pick up lines. I have always been strongly against guns and gun ownership. I did not even allow my kids to have nerf guns or shooting games as they were growing up.  My wife is Japanese and I think we all know their stance on guns. I always thought having a few Louisville sluggers and a couple of large knives (and fake samurai swords) around the house would be enough protection.  I live in an affluent suburb where violent crime does not exist, but recently I have started to think it may not be such a bad idea to have weapon in the house or even the car. Highly conflicted but violence seems to be rearing its ugly head these days. I just don't know. What is also weird is that I was taught how to shoot .22 rifles at sleep away camp when I was 11!!!
    Yeah I think she's reaching on that....whatever
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2, Nashville, Louisville 
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 4,475
    Get_Right said:
    I always thought Hit Me With Your Best Shot was about pick up lines. I have always been strongly against guns and gun ownership. I did not even allow my kids to have nerf guns or shooting games as they were growing up.  My wife is Japanese and I think we all know their stance on guns. I always thought having a few Louisville sluggers and a couple of large knives (and fake samurai swords) around the house would be enough protection.  I live in an affluent suburb where violent crime does not exist, but recently I have started to think it may not be such a bad idea to have weapon in the house or even the car. Highly conflicted but violence seems to be rearing its ugly head these days. I just don't know. What is also weird is that I was taught how to shoot .22 rifles at sleep away camp when I was 11!!!
    Yeah I think she's reaching on that....whatever
    As do I, but it's not like she's bending to some leftist mob. I have to respect her decision even if nobody was calling for it. To me it's no different than if PJ decided to stop playing Dance of the Clairvoyants because "I'm in love with clairvoyants 'cuz they're out of this world" is just too damn cheesy. 
    1995 Milwaukee
    1998 Alpine, Alpine
    2003 Albany, Boston, Boston, Boston
    2004 Boston, Boston
    2006 Hartford, St. Paul (Petty), St. Paul (Petty)
    2011 Alpine, Alpine
    2013 Wrigley
    2014 St. Paul
    2016 Fenway, Fenway, Wrigley, Wrigley
    2018 Missoula, Wrigley, Wrigley
    2021 Asbury Park
Sign In or Register to comment.