Gun Ownership Soars To 18 Year High: 47% Of Americans Admit To Owning A Gun

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i-dog's picture

"oncoming mass wave of military coming back from iraq and afghanistan soon"

Define "soon". Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan all await the arrival of "freedom and democracy".

Troll Magnet's picture

male stag-like posturing in texas?  surely you jest...

caerus's picture

texas misses you bill...just sayin

UGrev's picture

It's so much more personal when you beat the shit out of them. Shooting them removes that satisfaction... does that clear up your dilemma? 
Other than that.. most gun owners are not out to kill people just because they are life sucking parasites upon society. We like to use the law for that stuff. Does that help clear up the rest of your bullshit, fucking, bait question? you stump fucking post turtle! 

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

So, you use a gun on an opportunist thief entering your house to steal a few $hundred to feed a drug habit or simply to buy food... but, when a handful of bankers clearly steal $thousand from you, your family, your children and your children's children in plain sight with the backing of the government, you use this mythical thing called law to get justice?

... so, how's that law thing working out for ya at present? Having a good success rate there? 'Cause i'm not seeing many bankers/policians in jail over the past 3 years.

... maybe, american's should have used 'the law' against the king of england, would've saved a lot of bloodshed i guess.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

So go shoot some bankers, then. Nobody is stopping you.

 

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

I used my last bullet to open a Bud for breakfast.

israhole's picture

Some people don't know when to shut their fuckin mouths.  Quit baitin, start shootin, asshole.

Socratic Dog's picture

Yeah.  Trouble is, he's right.  Much easier to shoot some lone prick in your home, than take on the bankers and their police state.  So that's what we do.

All this shit about AR's and Glocks is empty posturing because an individual just CAN'T fight the state.  It's just throwing away your life.  Only a large organized group can do that.  100 SWAT raids per day in the US.  Try a day or two of tactical training and you handgun against that.  You won't get too far.  And do you think the state will ever let things get out of control enough for large organized groups to form?  It won't; if things do get that far out of hand, it will be because the state has collapsed, and there won't be a state to fight.

That doesn't mean I don't value lead.  But a bit larger caliber than most of you are talking about.

 

Calmyourself's picture

Where you live monkey man? Never mind just saw it France ha... 

 

For Sale:  One French MAS-49 Assault rifle never been fired only dropped once.  Leave message for monkey man..

 

Parisian Craigslist ad right after merkel kicks their asses... Again..

Shirley Wilfahrt's picture


Why did the French plant trees along the Champs Elysees?

So the Nazis could march in the shade.

knukles's picture

Y'all ever notice, no matter the quality, the pinnacle of fine sophisticated humor, if it demeans the French (who, after all were sent to earth by God hisself to be demeaned else they'd not act the way they do) one always collects a few red arrows.
Froggies got no fucking sense of humility, of laughing with, paraniod for a good reason.  Buncha pussies, need to get a bit of humility.

 

nmewn's picture

On the seventh day He rested after blighting the French with the extended pinky finger...lol.
Hell...I don't think the French can even legally own a slingshot, let alone a firearm...they seem to prefer and trust their government to own all the guns which has always worked out so well for them in their past ;-)

trav7777's picture

the height of irony is using a language that is like 40% sourced from latin - because the French imposed it - in an article criticizing the French for their cowardice.

You would have surrendered to the Wermacht too, and so would the mighty English.  But/for terminal stupidity of their leader, they'd have conquered the Russians as well. 

Amish Hacker's picture

General Patton is supposed to have said, "I'd rather have the German army in front of me than the French army behind me."

Archduke's picture

you mean your American-brand of humility no doubt?

 

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

So, er, 47% of a adult population choosing to bear arms... and then not using it, even when faced with wide-in-the-open tyranny that is close to destroying the nation they and their previous generations have worked hard to build... something their fore-fathers warned them about many times...

... that's clever how, exactly? Sounds like complete self-inflicted impotence to me.

Calmyourself's picture

No one here sees it as clever, but should you not be talking about your mistress or the rude waiter at the boulangerie or how smelly you are or some such euro shit..

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

If only you showed similar aggression towards the real domestic enemy that has stole your wealth and your children's future in plain sight...

topcallingtroll's picture

You know....I have always disliked eurosnobs like funky, but he has a good point here....several in fact.

Greenie for u

Calmyourself's picture

I'll tell you what pal run for elected office battle the bastards. Listen to idiotic sheep tell you to spend money your city, county, state does not have and then run back and tell me how it makes any sense to resort to violence as a first or second or absolutely anything but a last chance effort. My level of aggression towards those stealing my childrens future is a hell of a lot higher than your internet warrior bullshit frenchy.. "good points green for you" Baaa, Get off your ass and get active, then you tell me

arby63's picture

A frenchman should avoid the use of the word impotence since it is built into your DNA.

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

So, you think i'm French because of the photo, right?

You do realize that the photo is of one of the greatest Americans that ever lived? Of course you don't know that, you're American.

Anyways... France or Texas, France or Texas... hmmmm....

"A SURVEY by International Living Magazine has revealed that out of the 192 countries it surveyed, France comes out top as having the best quality of life."

SilverIsKing's picture

What about Paris, Texas?

So as not to offend anyone...

Qu'en est-il de Paris, Texas?

http://www.paristexas.gov/

 

Smiddywesson's picture


"So, you think i'm French because of the photo, right?

You do realize that the photo is of one of the greatest Americans that ever lived? Of course you don't know that, you're American."

 

It's Bill Murray just before he shot Caddyshack, right?

Sorry Monkboy, you are usually dead on, but not this time.  The evacuation of American brains while constantly feeding them a steady stream of MSM violence and ever more powerful weapons, and visions of entitlement, has led to an avalanche that can sweep away what you and I consider possible.  Don't underestimate the amount of firepower in the hands of the people over here, they are crazy.  

Calmyourself's picture

Well of course France enjoys a top living standard you tool! Your more levered up than anybody else and now the rug is about to be pulled out.. Take that survey in a year when your eating cake.. The Muslims in the Banlieue may have a different opinion now and certainly will in a year when the welfare payments stop.. How many cars did they burn last time 1000-2000.. 10-20k next time..

trav7777's picture

funny that they conquered England and ruled it since the Norman episode.  The vaunted King Henry 2, first "King of England," was the great grandson of William the Conqueror.  The entire 100 years' war was a spat between FRENCH NOBLES.

French DNA pervades England.  French is the dominant influence in English.

SheepDog-One's picture

Well FMB in all fairness here, just how many bankers have you popped in the dome?

Smiddywesson's picture


"So, you use a gun on an opportunist thief entering your house to steal a few $hundred to feed a drug habit or simply to buy food... but, when a handful of bankers clearly steal $thousand from you, your family, your children and your children's children in plain sight with the backing of the government, you use this mythical thing called law to get justice?

... so, how's that law thing working out for ya at present? Having a good success rate there? 'Cause i'm not seeing many bankers/policians in jail over the past 3 years.

... maybe, american's should have used 'the law' against the king of england, would've saved a lot of bloodshed i guess"

 

Told ya, Funky's got it all figured out.  Ron Paul can be his running mate.

UGrev's picture

1. some thugs entering my house are directly and immediately threatening to me and my family. The result is the thug gets shot. 

2. Bankers are not threatening my life directly, nor the lives of my family. 

In situations like #2, where 911 is not required, you file a legal complaint and take them to court. Just beause we own guns, doesn't make us cowboys. 

3. Your last sentence is fucking hilarious and shows how devoid of historical facts you actually are. 

jcaz's picture

Y'all never been to Texas, have ya Frenchy? 

theMAXILOPEZpsycho's picture

that dude did shoot that congresswoman. However the problem with trying to kill an american is even if you shoot them temple to temple you'll be lucky to hit any brain, so no fatality...

SilverIsKing's picture

As an American, I must agree.  Looking at who's President says it all.

LetThemEatRand's picture

That same fucker also killed a conservative W Senior appointed federal judge, asshole.  

solgundy's picture

FunkyMonkeyBoy must be from the American League...the Designated Asshole

LetThemEatRand's picture

All hat, no cattle.  Texas.  Sucks.

JW n FL's picture

3 things in TexAss.

1. Steers

2. Queers

3. Bush(s)

I eat one, I would have the other decorate my house and the 3rd.. needs to be sent to hell.

UGrev's picture

You eat queers, want bush to decorate your house and for some reason, you want cattle to go to hell? what a world.. what a world.. /end sarc. 

Ray1968's picture

And sadly, if the government tries to confiscate, most "law abiding" citizens will gladly turn in their firearms.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

And sadly, if the government tries to confiscate, most "law abiding" citizens will gladly turn in their firearms.

...and most formerly "law abiding" citizens won't.

WonderDawg's picture

This is one of the things that convinces me that TPTB are not in control of events, and the current catastrophe-in-waiting is not part of their plan. I believe they would have preferred to disarm the US population before the SHTF.

Troll Magnet's picture

dude,

disarming the us population is IMPOSSIBLE.  it just can't be done.  can you imagine gangsters turning over all of their unregistered guns to the government?  i can't. 

Motley Fool's picture

Disarming the population is not about removing illegal guns, just the legal ones.

MachoMan's picture

Good luck with that shit after Katrina (and the Supreme Court decisions that followed)

Shirley Wilfahrt's picture

Ain't gonna happen without serious bloodshed. The guns that are out there in legal hands are there to stay. They could clamp down on the manufacturers but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Ferfuksakes....guns are damn near the only thing made in USA anymore....how pathetic is that?

 

I get the vibe sometimes that vast majority of ZH posters are from major urban centers....cause only city folks would even begin to believe that USG would attempt to seize legal guns....that shit aint happening out here in flyover.....Chicago don't count.

Its WildWildWest out here motherfuckers....more gun stores than churches....and that's saying something.

JW n FL's picture

(mol?n labé; reconstructed Ancient Greek pronunciation [mol??n labé]; Modern Greek pronunciation [mo?lon la?ve]) means "Come and take them".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Gc7SOvZLI

Come and Take them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpUVQ_z6Zcs&NR=1

come and get them

Prometheus418's picture

Who on earth would own a "legal" gun, except for police?

Defeats the purpose of the second amendment if you give the people you are protecting yourself against a detailed inventory of your defenses.

It literally takes less than 20 minutes to have a firearm in hand if you have cash and know where to go.

JW n FL's picture

Or you could just ask and barrow one of mine, Bro.. dont over think it.

Prometheus418's picture

Appreciate the sentiment- you may have missed the point.  I've got respectable, reliable tools in my chest- I just don't hold with telling anyone but the people who live in my home where or how many they are.  You know the drill, I'm sure.

JW n FL's picture

 

 

look just because you dont want any dust or dirt getting on your queens..

doesnt mean you have to be mean to the rest of us..

if it makes you feel better you can use my high dollar stuff and save yours for later!

* I am kidding.. I would never let you use my high dollar stuff! LOL!!

no, I am kidding.. you can use whatever you want!

it is tuff trying to me funny in type..

God Bless You and Your Safe Queens that no one can touch!!