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Gun Hoarding...Why

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Cabbit, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. munk

    munk

    Mar 22, 2002
    We've digressed a bit...The female child actress who played the little girl In Father Knows Best grewup and became addicted to various drugs. Initially, her husband or some low life scum got her a gig posing naked for a few Big Shots- men who always 'wanted' the little girl on the show. She prostituted herself, finally getting so bad she was selling it on the street.

    Good news is she got ahold of herself with God's help and is fine today. ( or at least was-)

    I'd read some sickening dirt dig up article once, (forget where) and it strongly suggested Judy lost hers on the set of Wizard.

    We really will debase ourselves out of hate of living.

    munk
     
  2. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    DIJ, i don't judge you, man. I find your humor and witty posts to be a mainstay in the backbone of the Cantina. Without people like you and Bruise this place would get very dry, very quickly. It just compliments the wisdom, the biting social commentary, and the insanity that is the HI Cantina. We average guys that have nothing profound or even funny are envious of you mighty cantina giants:) Besides, although I never saw Judy as a hottie, I can't fault you. I mean come on. It's the dress not the age. the same farmer's daughter dress and stocking on a lady from the age of 18-32 with a curvy frame would be equally attractive.
    To the original question brought up by Cabbit: I don't really have a positiong on guns. I'm not a gun guy. i own a shotgun with some birdshot. On the other hand i'm not a knife guy in the fact that i buy knives because i might need to use them in a SD situation. Guns and knives are just tools and "toys". I plan on buying a .44 or something like that, but it's not because i want to be able to blow an 8" hole through a bad guy. I want one so that I can squint my eyes, grit my teeth, and call the decorative halloween pumpkins punks before i blow a big hole through them. why? because that sounds like fun.
    Honestly, i think people collect things because they just more stuff. We as humans love to give ourselves fits by offering up too many choices. We just like to make up reasons that justify buying more. It's kind of like people collecting SAKs. Almost all of them come with a blade, a bottle opener, a can opener, and some other doo-dads. One should be enough, right?...so why do i own 10 of the little buggers?;) No, seriously, why? I still can't figure out why i horde khuks, and SAKs, and DVDs. I just do. I guess there really is something to that "pain from material things" stuff. We should all just be thankful that we live in a society that affords us such excesses, i suppose.

    Jake
     
  3. Ben Arown-Awile

    Ben Arown-Awile Banned by Moderators Banned

    889
    Aug 29, 2001
    I got ahold of myself with Playboy's help and am fine today. (or at least was -until my eyesight started to fail-)
     
  4. namaarie

    namaarie

    Aug 23, 2004
    Steely, I like your honesty. :p
     
  5. Aardvark

    Aardvark

    Nov 26, 2002
    Well, Ben, at least you'll be able to use your palms as earmuffs on cold days.
     
  6. mrostov

    mrostov

    473
    Jun 24, 2003
    Mexico also has another interesting law.

    If, during a divorce, a man can prove in the eyes of the court that his wife's behavior drove him to infidelity, then she gets nothing in the settlement.
     
  7. Lion's Roar

    Lion's Roar

    819
    Apr 11, 2004
    That's it.. I'm packin up my mules and headin' to Mexico.. :D
     
  8. Rusty

    Rusty Moderator Moderator

    Mar 8, 1999
    This is starting to sound like a bunch of housewives gossipping over the backyard fence while hanging up the clothes on the line to dry. Which isn't a bad thing to be. Same thing with teenagers talking on the phone - without showing the other cues on the phone you can float an idea and retract it if it makes you sound flakey.

    Gossip helps to set community standards and disseminate them. It lets you know just how far you can go without getting yourself talked about, and what stuff you should keep quiet around others. It serves a social purpose.

    It's Bill's wish that the Cantina remain a "haven" for folks to talk, share, find encouragement, and give and receive spiritually. To find acceptance, tolerance of our foibles, and sometimes just a good laugh when needed is more than enough reason to keep this place going, as well as what our purchases mean to Nepalis.
     
  9. Bill Marsh

    Bill Marsh

    Mar 26, 2002
    :footinmou :p :D :eek: :eek:
     
  10. gravertom

    gravertom

    Jun 4, 2004
    Cabbit,

    On the black Horse Pike (where 322 and 40 run together) right before you get to the shore mall, if you are heading east, is a sporting goods shop called Zeus Sporting Goods. It is on the right hand side of the road.

    If you visit, ask for Louis, and tell him I sent you. (just tell him an engraver named Tom who used to work there referred you)

    They have a fair amount of handguns in stock, and Louis will be abe to talk you through some of the pros and cons of various types. He will also know what places to shoot in SJ are still available.

    You will probably want to contact your local law enforcement office, and get the paperwork started. You will have plenty of time to save up amd ake up your mind before the permit is ready.

    There was an indoor range in pleasantville (actually, EHT), but i think it closed down.

    Best of success!

    Tom
     
  11. X-Head

    X-Head

    639
    Nov 8, 1999
    I know I'm behind the curve here but I just discovered this post. This has got to be one of the most offensive and naïve questions I’ve ever seen posed on this forum. The short answer to you Cabbit is “None of your &#*%ing business!” Who are you to decide what is "enough" for another person? "More than the local SWAT team"?!? It's not my fault if my local SWAT team is underfunded or underequipped. Maybe THEY can't be trusted with too much firepower.

    I don't have to prove that I need a closet full of “clips” (as you incorrectly refer to them) in order to own them—get a clue! How arrogant do you have to be to think you’re so much wiser than your peers that you presume to know better than the rest of us who--whether we hoard "assault rifles" or not--are living our lives peacefully and LEGALLY?!? How many "assault rifle-" and clip-hoarding gun nuts have harmed you or caused you any tangible damages? And if and when one of them does harm you, then punish THAT PERSON, and leave the rest of us alone. Of course the socialist / collectivist mentality is to punish the entire group for the crime(s) of a handful of people, by in this case suggesting that the whole group should be limited in the number of magazines they own.

    The long answer is, using your same logic, I think you should have to prove to me why you need that V12 sports car that will go up to 160mph when the highest speed limit anywhere in the US is ~75 or so. That much excess speed and power is just reckless and dangerous. Why do you need "a gazillion" khukuris? You can’t use more than two at a time. Why do you need that 240 bottle wine collection? All that alcohol in the hands of one person is just reckless and dangerous. Alcohol can be just as dangerous as any gun, if not more so. Why aren't you on the wine connosseur forums asking them why they think they need so many bottles of wine? Listen to yourself. Here’s how your argument would sound:

    A few recent posts on this forum have got me wondering why exactly someone feels they need a gazzillion [bottles of wine] that hold literally enough [alcohol] to wipe out a small town. I honestly can't think of any practical reason- ie [social occasions, personal enjoyment], etc. And to be honest it's a little alarming. The talk of "coming riots" and such only fuels this concern as that kind of talk is generally the trademark of extreme racism, paranoia or someone planning to commit an extreme act of violence.

    Not looking to start a flamewar or anything. Just wondering why and am concerned that we may some day see one of our fellow forumites in the papers for commiting a horrendous crime that only fuels the [prohibition] lobby. [The only words I changed are in brackets.]

    Now post that question on the wine forums and let us know how long it took them to run you off.

    The h*11 you aren’t. You can't be that stupid. You knew you just set off an internet powder keg. Do you expect us to believe that you didn’t have a clue that would happen? The mere fact that you knew enough to throw in that disclaimer tells us that you knew it would start one. If you’re trying to become a troll, you’re off to a great start.
     
  12. X-Head

    X-Head

    639
    Nov 8, 1999
    Cabbit, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT!!! What is your problem? Do you stay awake at night worrying about this? We have islamic terrorists ALL OVER THE WORLD who are right now plotting to mass murder us, and you're fixated over those of us here who MIGHT have more mags than you'd approve of, even though we may be all the way on the other side of the country from you! What in the world is your obsession over this subject? You are more obsessed about people who own lots of normal-capacity mags than they are about owning them!
     
  13. Yvsa

    Yvsa

    May 18, 1999
    X-Head, you need to settle down and go back and read some of the regular guys here posts to Cabbit. He asked a question that deserves an honest non-flamable answer. Most of the rest of us have tried to do just that. Chill out man.:rolleyes:
     
  14. X-Head

    X-Head

    639
    Nov 8, 1999
    Right. And having tons of nuclear missiles ready to go signifies intent to use them as well. So why haven't the US and Russia/former USSR blown each other to dust yet?

    And this notion that someone has 50 30-round mags all loaded and ready to go is a naive hypothetical in the first place. Anyone who has that many mags will have learned early on that keeping loaded mags lying around for a long period of time only weakens the springs and makes them eventually have feeding problems. I don't even know anyone who does this, and you darn sure don't.

    (Sorry guys; still catching up here. I'm still reading through the first page. Just want to be sure I answer all of Cabbit's questions since he is so intensely curious about this.)
     
  15. X-Head

    X-Head

    639
    Nov 8, 1999
    ...and don't mistake baiting for questioning.

    Danny is right on the money, and I don't recall him ever being accused of trolling before you came along. Let me put it this way: You have an unnatural and unhealthy fixation on people who own what you determine to be too many clips. Fine. But this is not the place for it. Go ask this question on the Shrink forums, especially since you're so fond of refering to them and their work. You rely on them and their knowledge of mentals enough to tell us about the link between nuts and stockpiles of guns, so why not rely on them to answer your burning question? At least there you won't offend anyone and will probably have many sympathetic ears, and as a bonus maybe they can help you with your "too many clips" phobia issues. So far you're asking your question to the very people you say fit into this category. How logical is that?

    And as for the comment that you haven't put forth any agenda of your own yet, you're refering to gun control, which IS an agenda. And the very nature of your question--the fact that you even had to ask it--shows very clearly which side you lean toward, because if you leaned the other way, you wouldn't have asked. People who are neutral toward cars don't ask Jay Leno why he needs so many.

    (Okay, I'm on page 3 now.)
     
  16. DannyinJapan

    DannyinJapan

    Oct 9, 2003
    Damn this was a good thread.
    Just about everybody got upset at some point!

    Next on the table: abortion, pro or con?
     
  17. 45-70

    45-70

    Jul 10, 2003
    Depends. Do we get to pick who we are retroactively aborting?
     
  18. DannyinJapan

    DannyinJapan

    Oct 9, 2003
    Yes. Adolf hitler.
     
  19. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Too late. ;)
     
  20. Ben Arown-Awile

    Ben Arown-Awile Banned by Moderators Banned

    889
    Aug 29, 2001
    Tried that once. People kept asking where the other two monkeys were.
     

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