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Thread: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    I think the 23 is the best model Glock (though I prefer a curved barrel sight, a la 1911). I'd replace the springs and load it to .357 speed. Maybe put nice shiny sights on that flat-top.
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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I think the 23 is the best model Glock (though I prefer a curved barrel sight, a la 1911). I'd replace the springs and load it to .357 speed. Maybe put nice shiny sights on that flat-top.
    Why is it that in a discussion about a serious subject that has to do with guns, there are folks who insist on turning it into some sort of wetdream fantasy where they talk about guns like women in a Playboy centerfold? Is that sort of thing suppose to impress someone?
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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Why is it that in a discussion about a serious subject that has to do with guns, there are folks who insist on turning it into some sort of wetdream fantasy where they talk about guns like women in a Playboy centerfold? Is that sort of thing suppose to impress someone?
    Serious subject? How is this even important what so ever?

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Serious subject? How is this even important what so ever?
    The OP described a serious situation and deserves appropriate comments and participation. I so loathe these discussions here which have anything to do with guns because far too often someone wants to turn it into PLAYGUN Magazine and describe in detail their favorite centerfold. And such things have nothing at all to do with the thread or the OP.
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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Why is it that in a discussion about a serious subject that has to do with guns, there are folks who insist on turning it into some sort of wetdream fantasy where they talk about guns like women in a Playboy centerfold? Is that sort of thing suppose to impress someone?
    Some of us just like guns and when you start talking about them we go in another direction, same thing happens with cars. I have 21 guns myself, working on 22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Some of us just like guns and when you start talking about them we go in another direction, same thing happens with cars. I have 21 guns myself, working on 22.
    Its funny you should mention cars when I compare the reaction here with guns and women because I have lived in the Detroit area my entire 62 years and we have no shortage of techies here who would much rather cuddle up with a 65 Mustang than a beautiful woman. I think they are strange also. Its like I live in Orlando and never quite got into Disney and the mouse.
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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    A serious issue? Damn right it's a serious issue.


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    Now you'll excuse me if I'd like to mention the particular item at hand in this thread. What kind of posting-nazi are you? If someone mentions a 1968 Musting GT500 convertible on auction, I think it is ok to discuss the model.

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The left has always felt the 2nd amendment to be insensitive.
    This has nothing to do with the 2nd amendment(which allows for a well-regulated militia when it took ten minutes to load your gun). I have no problem with responsible people having guns but this doesn't make sure the person getting the gun is responsible. It is also in bad taste because of the shooting that recently happened. There really wasn't anything else the could have raffled? How about a gift card, savings bond, cash.
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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The OP described a serious situation and deserves appropriate comments and participation. I so loathe these discussions here which have anything to do with guns because far too often someone wants to turn it into PLAYGUN Magazine and describe in detail their favorite centerfold. And such things have nothing at all to do with the thread or the OP.

    Actually, the OP quoted an article with a dishonest title (before it was corrected) and text that was unfactual, hyperpartisan and deliberately deceptive. They made it sound like it was the same gun that shot Cathy Giffords, but it wasn't; it wasn't even the same model or caliber. The article didn't really deserve anything but derision and mockery for its dishonest rhetoric, but nonetheless it received several pages of serious replies, more than it deserved.

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Actually, the OP quoted an article with a dishonest title (before it was corrected) and text that was unfactual, hyperpartisan and deliberately deceptive. They made it sound like it was the same gun that shot Cathy Giffords, but it wasn't; it wasn't even the same model or caliber. The article didn't really deserve anything but derision and mockery for its dishonest rhetoric, but nonetheless it received several pages of serious replies, more than it deserved.
    That is not at all the impression I garnered from the article in the OP. But why is it that many threads here which involve guns involve these sort of Playboy magazine centerfold descriptions of guns at some point? Why is that some mandatory exercise some feel they have to go through to prove their credentials to other gin owners?
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