Gun to a knife fight
And this is why guns are good
@PandaPoots, so what if he was robbing her with a gun?
@TheBigJ, that would be an example of a reason of how guns can be misused/bad in the public eye. As you can see i like guns, but i can see how they can be bad
@PandaPoots, only for cops tho
@PandaPoots, THANK YOU. People don't understand that you can be pro-gun and pro-gun laws. I myself, have no problem with guns for hunting/target practice/etc. I have problems when a 14 year old can buy/sell one without a background at a gun show. Scares the crap out of me.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, I realize we like to keep politics out of the comments here, but what you just described *is* illegal. The "gun show loophole" is a myth. At least in the US.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, you sir are now talking out of your ass. Please verify your information before causing people to lose brain cells.
@that crazy Marine, At the same time, people think that further regulating guns would be good, while it's not. Once a reporter tried to buy a gun and wrote a prearticle about it. When he actually tried going through with it, he was denied because he was convicted of domestic violence and something else. Anyway, many drugs are against the law- but people still get heroin and cocai ne. If we do make guns illegal, the same thing will happen. Also I'm surprised how this liberal views are very conflicting: "All cops are evil and racist, there are no good cops" and "only cops should have guns"
@dat boiiiiiiiiiiiii, because cops are perfect and couldn't possibly be corrupted or used by the state to force its citizens to obey tyrannical government. You're just SO right.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, it is neigh impossible for a 14 year old to walk out with a gun at a gun show. There have been multiple news reports and YouTube videos trying to prove how easy it is to buy at a gun show and all have failed. It is in the best interest of the gun show and it's attendees to have reputable and responsible exhibitors. Every state is different, but most times the gun needs to be shipped to an authorized dealer where they typically will Run a background check and there may be a waiting period for you to retrieve the gun.
If you are still skeptical or concerned next time there is a gun show near you go there to try to buy a gun with the intention of walking out with one.
@NotCaveJohnson, My brother (22) bought an AR15 at a gun show, just walked in and walked out
@zuisher , what state?
so it might just be texas being texas
@zuisher , I assume he was living in Texas, had a CHL or CCW, and and therefore was above the age of 21 at the time of purchase. Did I get it right? Or at least 18 and a Texas resident. He should be one of those according to state and federal law to walk out with a rifle.
@Sirocka, I'm just repeating what we've been trained to look for as teachers in Texas. It's disturbing as hell to have a student tell you about a weapon they purchased. We have gun shows all the damn time. I've had kids show me pics of their weapons they would get over the weekend. I'm not clear on the laws possibly, but I'm going on what schools have educated me with to watch out for. Whether legal or not it's disturbing as all hell to know a kid has a weapon, especially when you know their parents (ie in jail)
@TheBigJ, unfortunately he would have most likely been shot to death. He was able to be disarmed because he only had a knife, but a with a gun, the good Samaritan would not have been able to chance it.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, then that's illegal and it should be reported. It sounds like someone else is buying the gun and giving it to them. With the exception of some hunting rifles, you have to be over 21 to buy a gun. And if someone else is buying a gun for them and giving it to them, I'm pretty sure that's against federal law.
@Sirocka, well depending. While it's illegal for someone 18-21 to buy a gun at a gun dealer that is licensed by the federal government, the 18-21 year old can still legally buy a gun from a private sale that is not licensed. I do not know exactly how this is determined in the eyes of the law, but paradoxically it is legal and illegal for 18-21 year olds to buy a gun.
@AlQaholic, no, it's not. Federal Law clearly states that it is illegal to transfer a firearm (gifting or selling) to anyone when you know or suspect that they are prohibited from owning one. Ignorance is not even a defense in that case because it is the responsibility of the seller to determine the legality of the sale. As someone who has bought a pistol and is trying to sell a black powder muzzleloader (which is regulated differently, since it's essentially a musket), I have done my research on this.
@PandaPoots, jokes on you, the guy with the gun was planning on robbing the place first and got pissed when someone else tried
@Sirocka, but you can. I live in California and it's actually possible for an 18-21 year old to buy and possess a rifle or shotgun (while you have a 10-day waiting period). Handguns you have to be 21, however you can get it transferred to your possession legally. You can get a relative to purchase a handgun from a gun dealer and they would have to fill out a form and mail it to a government office. After some period, you can receive a letter back saying that the handgun is legally under the possession of the 18-21 year old.
@AlQaholic, right, now you're talking about a legal method of transferring ownership, which also lets the authorities know who is in possession of the gun. If the 18-21 year old has criminal convictions or has been diagnosed as mentally ill, the transfer would not be approved (I hope, given how crazy CA is about gun ownership). And that's a law that we could have a discussion about changing. Personally, I don't have a problem with it because, again, it's a documented method of legal transfer. It is still illegal for someone to buy a pistol in a shop, then meet a 19 year old in the alley across the street and sell it to him for a few hundred dollars.
@PandaPoots, I feel as though I'd have bump in and say that if you were to ban all types of knifes and shjt, there would be less crimes. I mean, look at Singapore, they can arrest for carrying around a pen knife suspiciously. No knives+No guns=almost no crime. But considering how divided the nation is about tradition, it's never ever gonna happen. Even some people still believe that being pregnant at 14 is for the best as it's 'traditional'. But guns are pretty cool I guess.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, the guns are not in the kids name, its not the same thing at all. A dad saying "this is your gun" is not the same as a kid "owning" a gun.
@Steven guy, as a person with a brain, I would say if the punishment for the crime wasnt so lenient it wouldnt be this way.
Singapore is very different than the us, theyll ruin your life for shop lifting. In the us we slap your hands and say bad.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, holy shjt the dramatic misunderstanding of basic federal and state gun laws and gun related crime in your statement is incredible
@dat boiiiiiiiiiiiii, my cop friend wishes everyone had a gun...he said it just takes way too long to respond to a scene. He has seen some terrible things that could have been stopped by a competent gun owner. His 2 favorite saying are "his gun is for protecting him" and "cops report crimes more than stop crimes".
@Tentastic, well, if you've committed violent crimes in the past, maybe it isn't so surprising to be denied a firearm.
Side note: there is definitely a difference between liberals and progressives, and liberals will get about as annoyed with it as a geek being called a nerd. Most liberals have a libertarian streak, whereas progressives tend to be more authoritarian. I tend to believe that the vast majority of cops are pretty responsible, and I think that as long as you are responsible, you should be able to own a gun.
@RustyFapwagon, shut up cvnt
@Hoban Washburne, edgy
@dat boiiiiiiiiiiiii, though*
@SchroedingerPussPuss, what the what? Federal law requires sales of firearms to be to only individuals over the age of 18?
He bought a knife to a gun fight
@Spess mehrens, "you got the knife, I got the gun, come on boy we're gonna have a little fun" ... Who can tell me the song now…
@Malice211, jealous man
@Kaji, ding ding ding, you win! Now tell the truth, did you have to Google it? :-)
@Malice211, I did, haha
I love how he nonchalantly pulls it out like "Back at the old grind."
Ah instant karma how I love thee
Why would he rob the place with that many people around?
@megamanx181x, because they are stupid
@megamanx181x, he thought he had the upper hand by having a big knife.
So many people around him that could stop him, though...
@NinnyHammer, it's very dangerous to charge some one with a knife.
@NinnyHammer, yeah let's just antagonize the person with a massive Crocodile Dundee knife. What could go wrong?!?
I wish I had the right to bear arms
The lesson here: never bring a knife to a Wal-Mart, no seriously the patrons pack heat!
As someone who lived on a street with crackheads don't do this. The police will get the cctv footage and arrest the guy after he leaves. Pulling a gun on someone unhinged could've turned the robbery into a hostage situation and or murder real quick. Good it worked out this time but don't play Johnny gunslinger when the person Is a foot away from 2 innocent people at the very least
@razyem, yeah totally, no one ever gets murdered after complying with demands
Oh shjt wait that happens all the time.
As someone that carries all the time I'd have checked my backstop and shot the guy in the side of the head.
@RustyFapwagon, Now I don't want us pro guns to turn one one another, but don't you feel two in center mass would be a better outcome? (Mostly sarcastic jest. To each their own, shoot them where you will.)
@The Squeegee Bandit, if I hadn't shot precision and three gun for as long as I have and if I didn't shoot every week or two then yeah I'd say that's a safer bet for most. He's just not moving hardly at all and ammo is expensive
@RustyFapwagon, Fair point, also depends on carry choice. I carry a S&W J-Frame, and while I can accurately hit a target from much farther than this instance, I wouldn't risk anything other than a body shot with a .38 snub.
Somewhere in Texas ...
Bringing a knife to a gunfight? Bad idea
Why would you rob a supermarket full of people? Also it's America out of all those people at least 30% of them will have a gun so this guy was just being stupid
Croc Dundee wouldn't have backed down, that gun would have been too small
Woman in green isn't even phased
Are there two packs of bud in that guys cart?
Muthafvcka got that Intimidation perk on point.
Is that even a gun or just one of
those thermometers? The guy behind him: " dude, you need to chill!"