Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hey, what about musketoons?

Rolling Stone publishes an article on the "the five most dangerous guns in America". Hilarity ensues.

10 comments:

rinardman said...

What? No "assault rifles"?

I thought 99% of crimes are committed by assault rifles.

RebeccaH said...

I went to the original article to read the comments. What a hoot! I don't think Rolling Stone got a single supporting comment.

mojo said...

Assault rifles would come under the general class "rifles", which is actually a larger class of weapon-types, "pistols" being short hand-held rifles, in essence. They have rifled barrels, unless you're really into antiques.

All, of course, are in the class "projectile weapons, chemical powered"

mojo said...

PS:
"Is it a fair fight? Is this "moose" allowed any sort of projectile weaponry?"
-- Invader Zim

bruce said...

I'm sure the High Schooler who wrote that spent the whole assigned 40 minute period studying the Encyclopedia Britannica in the Library to get his research. So you cant't blame him or her....

bruce said...

<"pistols" being short hand-held rifles, in essence.>

When I was a kid I really liked Chuck Connors' 'The Rifleman' and still remember the episode where they took his rifle away so he notched a 2 by 4 plank and put a pistol one end and sight the other. I guess he actually was a sniper.

Veeshir said...

Seen on Knowledge Is Power

Top Five Kids Who Eat Hot Dogs
1) big kids
2) little kids
3) kids who climb on rocks
4) tough kids
5) sissy kids
and the bonus kid with chicken pox

mojo said...

Steve McQueen, "Wanted: Dead or Alive"

Paco said...

Veeshir: Dude, hilarious!

Bruce: Ah, the rifleman! Loved the way he worked that lever action!

Mikael said...

Yeah, I haven't this much fun since we went trawling for my mother-in-law.
There are literally thousands of comment on the RS site. Especially about the Derringer bit that somehow seems to be one of the deadliest guns the world have ever seen.

Israel should consider using them in Gaza. Or maybe Eric Holder could sell them to Mexican drug cartels. "Operation Fast and Derringer". :-)

No really, that comment section is a gift that keeps giving!