Thursday, 3 June 2010

My vendor of choice



This ain't new, but I love this guy!

11 comments:

bob k. mando said...

gotta love how that bimbo keeps phrasing question as "some people might wonder/think/be concerned about" when it's quite clear that she is asking the question for herself.

she just doesn't have the balls to claim the question as her own.

Trooper Thompson said...

Yep, and he knocks it straight back at her.

Trooper Thompson said...

Watch it again, man - he gets better every time!

James Higham said...

I want one of those AK47s - all I have to do is buy one of his cars.

Anonymous said...

yea and if someone other than the gunman in cumbria had been armed,i doubt if he would have been able to kill 12 people.

girl x said...

I like guns but am not sure an AK is necessary for home defense. That said, for 450 or 500 bucks is the same price you'd pay for a top quality gun anyway and that's what one could go out and buy if they'd just been given a cash-back voucher, which is really all it is when you think about it.

Trooper Thompson said...

"I like guns but am not sure an AK is necessary for home defense"

Maybe not, but it would sure have come in handy against that lunatic in Cumbria, as anon says above. In any case, it is a form of insurance (sadly denied to most in this country). I have insurance against fire, which I hope will never prove necessary.

(Better still an AA20, right, James?)

Welcome Ms X btw

girl x said...

Thanks :)

I don't want to argue about the taxi driver, but he was one person, not a gang, and one gun would have done the job. That, and I wouldn't trust the average Joe not to accidentally kill loads of people with an AK if they were in a situation which called for some measure of self-defense. I think nerves would get the best of most people who don't have a lot of experience with them, and I say this as someone owned 5 firearms in the US. Well, 2 of them were shotguns, but still.

I do believe guns are something all people should be permitted to own, and I do not believe in registration. Laws on this vary in the US state to state -- Texas was fantastic for gun enthusiasts. NY, not so much.

Trooper Thompson said...

As an Englishman, I can only lament the situation here, which is, as you no doubt know, extremely gun-phobic. Although some guns are still permitted, all handguns are banned (even the Olympic shooting team have to train abroad ffs), and - and this is very important - self defence is not seen as a legitimate reason to own a gun.

Therefore we are in a very different place to the average Texan, and if we are to regain our liberty, it would be through a relaxation of the gun licencing laws, the repeal of certain Acts of Parliament and the re-establishment of self-defence as a legitimate reason to possess a firearm.

So, whilst I support whole-heartedly my brethren in the Unites States in their resistance to unconstitutional encroachments on their inalienable right in this area, I would see licencing, with requirements for demonstrating competency, such as exist with, say, the driving licence, as necessary here in England. In this way, a liberalisation of the gun laws could take place in a calm and measured manner, and idiots could be prevented from running en masse to the newly-opened gun shops, tooling up and going on an end-of-prohibition lead-fest.

I say all this by way of explanation that I do recognise the dangers of the free availability of AK47s, although in America, they are not fully automatic, and in actual fact they are far less powerful than the average hunting rifle, which has a greater range and power.

girl x said...

Well... as an American libertarian, I can only say that I am anti-licensing because a license can be revoked arbitrarily. If they knew were every gun was, and who owned how many, it would be easy to systemically remove them or launch a preemptive attack on those who have them, as that right of ours is to protect us from a tyrannical govt as much as some random criminal.

Trooper Thompson said...

I totally agree with regard to America, but in the case of England I have no problem with requiring people to get a gun licence, in the same way as they get a driving licence, i.e. by demonstrating their competence. This is not the same thing as licencing every particular firearm, but rather the person. I can't see any other way of rolling back the extreme gun control already in place, which, in any case, is not on the agenda of any major political party. People such as myself are having to battle against almost a century of brainwashing, and the English people are like someone who has been wrongly incarcerated in a lunatic asylum for fifty years. If they are suddenly set free, they will most likely run back to the asylum and start banging on the door begging for readmission.