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September 28, 2009

HE'S HAVING TROUBLE FINDING DEBATE OPPONENTS

SC Candidate Raffles Off AK-47 at Rally

(Thanks to nursecindy)

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Who, outside of the military, really NEEDS a semi-automatic weapon??

Asked if her purchase of over 150 of the raffle tickets meant she supported Dean's candidacy, Jenny Sanford replied, "Yeah, sure. Why not."

I saw that cindy but figured someone who get it in first. I find it more disturbing that 61% in the AOL poll have no problem with it.

South Carolina is a very very scary state.

Who cares about a machine gun ? When's the cruise missile raffle ?

Our local paper is a fun read -- usually the police blotter contains enough comic material for a Leno monologue. This past week the blotter had someone who stole over $1000 of flea and tick treatments from an area store.

The ad that was more fun was for a raffle for an assault rifle with a grammar issue that indicated that the weapon would be given to a child under the age of twelve. My response to the family was that sibling rivalry was about to get a lot more interesting.

KAH

REEP

EEEEEEE.

*Reminds self to stay north of the Mason-Dixon line*

Apparently they've already shot the spellchecker.

launching his campaign with what he called a "machine-gun social."

maybe he also launched his marriage with a shot-gun wedding

Since he doesn't have an opponent, his election is thought to be semi-automatic.

And for those who don't know, "semi-automatic" means that you have to pull the trigger once for each round fired. It is NOT a fully automatic weapon, where one pull of the trigger can empty the whole clip.

....unless you modify it. ;)

Yes Jeff, S.C. is a scary state. I always carry my semi automatic weapon when I go down there for gas. Gas is much cheaper in S.C. than it is here.

*wonders if the AK is made in the USA*

cindy, when we drive down to Florida and back we make sure to get gas in SC. It's the cheapest place outside of New Jersey.

So...who won?

It could be made in the USA, Annie; at least one domestic manufacturer, Arsenal, is building Kalashnikov-pattern rifles (although they use at least some Russian-sourced parts).

Personally, being something of a gun nut myself, I don't have a problem with it...although IMHO he ought to be raffling off something unquestionably American like an AR-15.

Besides, given that both the candidate and quite a few of his constituents are packing heat, you can bet that his townhall meetings will likely be polite affairs... ;)

Siouxie: when guns are involved, everyone is a winner. Or else.

Siouxie I think Lairbo had it right. Either Jenny Sanford or Elizabeth Edwards won.

Ooh, a semi-automatic! Big deal. If he were raffling off an Auto, with the Federal License to go with it, then I'd be interested.

I love my state!

Hold mah beer AND mah gun & watch this!

BBQ, a clip of ammo, and a raffle ticket? That's the #4 Happy Meal.

Next?

you can have my barbeque when you pry it from my cold, greasy fingers...

Does the "AK" mean it's made in Alaska?

At least it's not the car dealer giving away weapons with the sale of a car. That is scary.

It looks like we have a culture gap here. There are people who are afraid of guns, and those who like guns because it keeps them from being afraid. To me, dangerous people are more scary than guns. Guns are equalizers. They make the weakest out-of-shape person equal to the toughest, muscle-bound thug. BTW, South Carolina is one of the safest places to live, if you avoid adultery and insulting drunks in public--oh, and you may never know who's drunk until it's too late--best not to insult anyone. Once my wife heard a woman make a number of rude remarks to the clerk in a store. She said to her, "I hope you enjoy your visit to South Carolina, I could tell you're not from around here."

*refuses to be baited into an argument about the stupidity of owning guns - would NOT be pretty*


Siouxie - I need a margarita, STAT!!

*refuses to be baited into an argument about the stupidity of owning guns - would NOT be pretty*

Indeed. Also avoid arguing about the stupidity of owning potato peelers, hammers, shovels, and other tools.

"I can see Russia from my trigger housing!"

Ammo just sit this one out, thanks.

*jumps behind blog bar and gets the blender going*

Margareeeeeeeeeetas everyone!!


*glad no one is arguing about the stupidity of owning machetes*

*jumps behind blog bar and gets the blender going*

Margareeeeeeeeeetas everyone!!


*glad no one is arguing about the stupidity of owning machetes*

I'm from one of them northern states, but recently transferred to a su'thern state. I brought my son to an event at a local church last weekend titled "Guns N' Grits". Basically, we arrived at 0600 and ate a pile of grits and then loaded up and went to the gun range. We shot approximately 3000 clay pigeons until we ran out of ammo. It may have been the most fun I've had on a Saturday morning. We northerners do miss out. I spent my Saturdays, when I was growing up, being forced to volunteer at the local parish yard sales. (No grits and definitely no guns)

Guns don't kill people, this kills people.

Good thing I didn't click on your link, Cheesie or I'd have to hurt you.

Trust me, Pannus - country Yankees have fun with guns, too.

SC is not scary. I've lived here 33 years.

Now, some of the PEOPLE, on the other hand...

As a northern gun owner licensed to carry a concealed weapon, I will say that an AK-47 is almost useless for shooting at anything but targets or people at fairly close range. It's a poor choice for a hunting weapon. However, so is a Playstation or Nintendo; each to his own toys.

Jeff and Cindy (way up there) - Delaware has significantly cheaper gas than NJ. I drive from MA to DE at least three times a year, and the past three years I've noticed that DE's prices are about 10 cents lower than NJs. I think it's because the taxes are lower.

Guin - thems fightin words. People I know in NJ are pretty defensive about their gas prices... oh-oh, I'm feeding the state wars. Let's not feed stereotypes about states guys, unless we're talking pigtails and gingham.

Sobs, "Can't we all just get along?" Except for Cheesewiz. Belated *SMACK* to Cheesewiz.

nursecindy is obviously lactose intolerant.

And for those who don't know, "semi-automatic" means that you have to pull the trigger once for each round fired. It is NOT a fully automatic weapon, where one pull of the trigger can empty the whole clip.

and for those who don't know, "clips" are for girls' hair, as opposed to magazines.

Clips are indeed for ammunition. They're not identical to magazines: clips are generally used to load cartridges into a magazine, like the en bloc clips of my beloved M1 Garand.

Nothing wrong with that. Ak, ak...akakakak. Me wants RPG, Clank, to mount on ma pickup.

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