Obviously Adult women can choose to make a stand and line up in front of law enforcement. Why would either law enforcement or pissed off ranchers or armed folks on the overpass put those kids in harms way? Why would the ranchers or locals who support Bundy use them as a symbol of their beliefs?
This stand-off also reminds me of a scene in Tombstone at the OK Corral where the situation is extremely tense and dangerous. Wyatt Earp is hoping the tension will die down, but then Doc Holiday winks at one of the bad guys knowing that it would elicit a reaction that would set of a potential shoot-out.
It only takes one dumbass from law enforcement or a protesting rancher or Bundy supporter to do that "wink"...
Okay, we're on the battlefield, you and I and some others are on the same team, on the same field, and you and some others are in front of me.
A. I should raise my firearm, and prepare to shoot, knowing that I might stumble with my trigger finger on the trigger, and it might go off wounding or killing you or one of our team members.
B. I should keep my weapon pointed to the ground, or up in the air to help prevent such a horrible accident from happening.
C. I shouldn't be there in the first place, with my firearm, or family members downrange because I might not be the crack shot I thought I was.
Pick as many answers as you wish, it's all semantics.
So, while being stationed in Alaska, I worked at the rec. center's boat/sports shop, cleaning boats, fixing fishing poles, you know, just a maintenance guy.
This hunting party shows up on Friday and rents a flat bottom river boat with two engines.
It's Sunday now, and I hear guys in the dorm talking about some dude that was out hunting had been shot in the back of his head by at least two of his hunting buddies.
Monday after my shift, I went to the boat shop to do my moonlighting. Yep, there was the boat, blood everywhere.
What happened was three guys in the back of the boat stood up to shoot a moose, and the guy in the front of the boat stood up first to tell them there was a moose on the river bank. The dude was shot with several different rifles, one, a 30-06.
Now can we see the semantics of others trying to play the semantics game? I can. But, you and me know, that in real life situations, you don't raise a firearm towards a crowd of people, loaded or not, because that shows intent, which is used quite often in the courts system.
Last edited by AJiveMan; 04-26-14 at 03:57 PM.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.- Plato
Whatever else you might say about jones, he does not believe in a violent revolution. He comes from the position that if it does come to that, whoever shoots first loses.
The other posts you associated to jones would be akin to, if the same posts were on Facebook, using those posts to incriminate zuckerberg.
Beyond that, I don't have the patience to go over all the details which are based in misinformation, not even about bundy, for example, about the Egyptian spring, and how it relates to a potential American spring...
Oh my, that's quite a hunting story. Poor guy, I assume he didn't live to tell the tale. Growing up in Utah I used to hear about hunting "accidents" all the time. In fact, it was so common that we used to joke that if you ever wanted to bump someone off.....just take them hunting.
Apparently, he failed the NRA gun safety course. "Never point a gun unless you intend to use it" is a motto I often hear from the pro-gun crowd.Now can we see the semantics of others trying to play the semantics game? I can. But, you and me know, that in real life situations, you don't raise a firearm towards a crowd of people, loaded or not, because that shows intent, which is used quite often in the courts system
Last edited by Moot; 04-26-14 at 05:31 PM.