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    I look forward to reading the responses from the pro-gun crowd.


    'Gun enthusiasts' threaten woman for selling a safer gun



    At some point you have to recognize that the "gun enthusiasts" have lost the plot.

    Belinda Padilla does not pick up unknown calls anymore, not since someone posted her cellphone number on an online forum for gun enthusiasts. A few fuming-mad voice mail messages and heavy breathers were all it took.

    Then someone snapped pictures of the address where she has a P.O. box and put those online, too. In a crude, cartoonish scrawl, this person drew an arrow to the blurred image of a woman passing through the photo frame. “Belinda?” the person wrote. “Is that you?”

    Her offense? Trying to market and sell a new .22-caliber handgun that uses a radio frequency-enabled stopwatch to identify the authorized user so no one else can fire it.

    There was no issue here about government mandates or the like, mind you. Her crime was the supposition that some gun owners might want a safer gun, which is all it took for a wave of outraged "enthusiasts" to come surging toward her house like a tsunami of stupid. Can't have that. If we try to make a gun that your children can't find and play with and accidentally fire into some other child's skull, we will have lost an important piece of America. If we try to make a gun for police departments that only officers can fire and not people who might be attacking them, well now that takes some of the sport out of it, doesn't it? But most specifically, the National Rifle Association crowd is quite certain that someone making a safer gun is the doorway to tyranny, so all the kids and cops and gun owners who want to be just a tiny, tiny bit more responsible than Wayne Effing Batshit Racewar Bunker Boomstick LaPierre can just go to to hell.

    The National Rifle Association, in an article published on the blog of its political arm, wrote that “smart guns,” a term it mocks as a misnomer, have the potential “to mesh with the anti-gunner’s agenda, opening the door to a ban on all guns that do not possess the government-required technology.”

    Mr. Keane said the industry did not oppose developing the technology. But, he added, “No. 1, the technology is not ready. No. 2, we believe the market ought to work.” Of the Armatix episode in California, he said, “They tried to put the product on the market, and the market reacted.”

    Specifically, the market reacted by sending her threats and by making her company a vivid example of what happens to a gun seller who does not toe the increasingly feverish movement line. The NRA exists to promote and worship the sacred firearm, perhaps, but it looks like they finally found a gun they don't like.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/0...etail=facebook
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    I will also enjoy their total silence while they attempt to find a way to spin this story in order to blame the woman.
    When Trump entered the White House, he had a majority in the Senate and House.

    NOW thanks to Trump, the Democrats have a majority in the Senate and House and Trump will be remembered as the President who tried to overthrow the will of the American people.

    Trump has been the worst thing that's happened to the Republican Party and the best thing that's happened to the Democratic Party.

    Thanks Fat Donald.


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    pretty low, considering it was a private transaction. I wonder if she would have performed the background check also.
    In a combat situation it is about 16 times better to do something useful and violent right away than to wait and figure out something even more useful and violent later.
    “whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you end up an apologist for mass murder.”

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    I wouldn't buy one.

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    Sounds like they took a page from the liberal play book, post the address and phone number of the person you despise or are protesting against.

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    If only, we could convince gun lovers to love their republic as much as they claim to love their guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormX View Post


    Sounds like they took a page from the liberal play book, post the address and phone number of the person you despise or are protesting against.
    Yeah funny how that backfires. "Smart guns" have been tried and there was no demand.
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    Why give the commanders in chief of that which is Enumerated as necessary to the security of a free State, a free pass?

    The defense and protection of the state and of the United States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an organized militia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    Yeah funny how that backfires. "Smart guns" have been tried and there was no demand.

    So that means just give up on the idea?
    When Trump entered the White House, he had a majority in the Senate and House.

    NOW thanks to Trump, the Democrats have a majority in the Senate and House and Trump will be remembered as the President who tried to overthrow the will of the American people.

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    Thanks Fat Donald.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Right View Post
    I wouldn't buy one.
    Quote Originally Posted by StormX View Post


    Sounds like they took a page from the liberal play book, post the address and phone number of the person you despise or are protesting against.

    Right on cue!

    I knew I could count on the gun nuts to perform as expected!
    When Trump entered the White House, he had a majority in the Senate and House.

    NOW thanks to Trump, the Democrats have a majority in the Senate and House and Trump will be remembered as the President who tried to overthrow the will of the American people.

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    Thanks Fat Donald.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZappasGuitar View Post
    So that means just give up on the idea?
    pretty much. if the government agents refuse to use it for themselves, why should we be forced to?
    In a combat situation it is about 16 times better to do something useful and violent right away than to wait and figure out something even more useful and violent later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    pretty much. if the government agents refuse to use it for themselves, why should we be forced to?

    Who is forcing you to use this?
    When Trump entered the White House, he had a majority in the Senate and House.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZappasGuitar View Post
    Who is forcing you to use this?
    nobody better be. and if this chick wants to make and try to sell them on her own, I say go for it. she'll end up out of business soon, but it's her risk at capitalism.
    In a combat situation it is about 16 times better to do something useful and violent right away than to wait and figure out something even more useful and violent later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    If only, we could convince gun lovers to love their republic as much as they claim to love their guns.
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