The One and Only Open Carry Thread

It's time!

"I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it." - D.L. Moody

Leo's picture

My earlier prayer has been answered. Thank you, oh Fishtown.US gods!

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th's picture

One thread to rule them all!

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bozoloper's picture

th wrote:
One thread to rule them all!

speaking of, do you remember the old hobbit movie, the animated one?

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Newcomer's picture

bozoloper wrote:
th wrote:
One thread to rule them all!

speaking of, do you remember the old hobbit movie, the animated one?

Not that I'd admit to.

bozoloper's picture

Newcomer wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
th wrote:
One thread to rule them all!

speaking of, do you remember the old hobbit movie, the animated one?

Not that I'd admit to.

c'mon, you have to show it to your son, not until he reads the book though. it's an epic piece of cinema

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Newcomer's picture

You think he's going to be interested in that snooze-fest after th introduced him to Grand Theft Auto?

th's picture

Newcomer wrote:
You think he's going to be interested in that snooze-fest after th introduced him to Grand Theft Auto?

What? It's educational. Next time ya'll are over I'll show him how to pick up prostitutes in the game. That way you won't have to have "the talk".

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th wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
You think he's going to be interested in that snooze-fest after th introduced him to Grand Theft Auto?

What? It's educational. Next time ya'll are over I'll show him how to pick up prostitutes in the game. That way you won't have to have "the talk".

Might as well explain the bail process while you're at it.

"Je Suis Prest"

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codergrrl wrote:
th wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
You think he's going to be interested in that snooze-fest after th introduced him to Grand Theft Auto?

What? It's educational. Next time ya'll are over I'll show him how to pick up prostitutes in the game. That way you won't have to have "the talk".

Might as well explain the bail process while you're at it.

It truly takes a village.

Kenzo's picture

Is this the one with the "Hot Coffee" exploit or is that GTA4?

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th's picture

GTA 3. I don't know anything about coffee, but I did find a cheat where you can have a flying car.

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Kenzo's picture

th wrote:
GTA 3. I don't know anything about coffee, but I did find a cheat where you can have a flying car.

No, this was the hidden easter egg where you can actually have real pixelated sex. The one that got the Bible Belt people all in a hissy.

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ronchito's picture

What's the only thing that can make an open-carry meet & eat @ Applebees even less appetizing? Why, a visit by Philly's resident Thai sex tourism expert, that's what.

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/20120312_Stu_Bykofsky__Giving_new_meaning_to_restaurant_carry-out.html

codergrrl's picture

Sweet holy moses. If anything could make this situation more annoying, the thought of Stuskie out on the streets with his 'giant .45' strapped on, just scunnered me.
I will never go to an Applebees again.
But I really should thank them for that.

"Je Suis Prest"

bozoloper's picture

i can't believe he didn't manage to work a bicycle complaint in there.

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Kat's picture

"Sometimes reason trumps rights. "

Exactly.

Matt Benatar's picture

The gun puns are unbearable. I also hate this stat:

Quote:
According to most-recent U.S. figures, there are more annual auto deaths (34,485) than gun deaths (31,224), even though there are more guns than vehicles. The majority of gun deaths are suicides.

It coaches you to come to the conclusion that guns are safer than cars, and if anything, cars should be more controlled than guns. It glosses over two huge differences:
1- Cars, although apparently less in number than guns, have far more average use time. I personally spend about ten hours a week in my car. Inversely, I'd guess that the average gun is used, as in either carried or fired at a range, less than an hour a week on average.
2- Cars are a necessary means of getting to and from places for most people. I cannot use public transportation for my job for a list of reasons. Guns are significantly less necessary for the average modern American.

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Kenzo's picture

Leo, you screwed this up.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/columnists/20120312_Stu_Bykofsky__Giving_new_meaning_to_restaurant_carry-out.html?cmpid=124488489

You gave a chance for Stu to be relevant again after he was blasted for his article on Thai hookers.

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Neilpuck's picture

"After Applebee's, I stopped at Acme to pick up a few things. I know my rights, thanks to Mark, but I covered up the huge .45 on my belt. Sometimes reason trumps rights."

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Neilpuck wrote:
"After Applebee's, I stopped at Acme to pick up a few things. I know my rights, thanks to Mark, but I covered up the huge .45 on my belt. Sometimes reason trumps rights."

Maybe he was going to take the last packet of Milano cookies away from a suburbanite hausfrau and wanted to be sure it didn't cause a scene.

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I like the part about Stu Bykofsky strapping it on.

Stock's picture

Can we have a one and only missing dog/cat thread then as well?

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

th's picture

Stock wrote:
Can we have a one and only missing dog/cat thread then as well?

Considering that missing dogs and cats are actually relevant to the neighborhood (or at least to the owners who live here), I don't think that's necessary.

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repolozob's picture

Is there something wrong with the Bible?

Stock's picture

th wrote:
Stock wrote:
Can we have a one and only missing dog/cat thread then as well?

Considering that missing dogs and cats are actually relevant to the neighborhood (or at least to the owners who live here), I don't think that's necessary.

OK, that fair, but lets add a tag line every time they say "no tags" that says "Yes I'm a-ihole". Does that seem fair enough?

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

Kenzo's picture

OK it's pretty clear now that Stu is not a fan of the PPD. Last weekend's lunch with Viper and now this:

http://www.philly.com/r?19=961&43=165761&44=142866945&32=3796&7=195202&40=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.philly.com%2Fphilly%2Fnews%2F20120316_Stu_Bykofsky_.html

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th's picture

Does anyone know if neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was OC-ing when he shot that unarmed 17 year old kid?

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th wrote:
Does anyone know if neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was OC-ing when he shot that unarmed 17 year old kid?

the article i was reading made it sound like it was concealed.

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Kenzo's picture

Zimmerman was inside his vehicle.

Fun fact: Town Watch groups in Philadelphia are sanctioned under Town Watch Integrated Services, which is coordinated by the City of Philadelphia. In order to do the patrol part of town watch, you must go through training in how to be a better witness, communication tactics, and one little item that will keep folks like Viper from ever joining a town watch here: no firearms.

Including concealed. No OC or CC when doing town watch patrols. To do so would prompt the PPD to refer the town watch to TWIS for decertification.

If you're not down with dat, then don't do the patrol part of town watch [there are MANY other facets of town watch than just patrols].

And to annoy you some more: Please visit our website for River Wards Crime Watch: rwcw.org

And be sure to turn up to the FNA Chili Cookoff! Proceeds are going to help fund RWCW.

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codergrrl's picture

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120321_Cops__Drug_dealer_kills_would-be_robber.html

Is it me, or does this somehow seem, oh, I dunno, strange...
"Chitwood said police believe that the man had been targeted for the robbery and that he had a permit to carry a concealed weapon and a permit issued to people who carry firearms as a part of their jobs."

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sdm's picture

Nothing that happens in Upper Darby seems the least bit strange or odd to me anymore. I'm thankful that town exists to make Philadelphia look more normal.

From welfare to Mayfair.

Matt Benatar's picture

I miss popo... Err... Dclxvi.

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th's picture

Matt Benatar wrote:
I miss popo... Err... Dclxvi.

Me too.

By the way, I'm really surprised Viper and the other one haven't shown up to discuss the shooting in Florida... oh wait, no I'm not.

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th wrote:
Matt Benatar wrote:
I miss popo... Err... Dclxvi.

Me too.

By the way, I'm really surprised Viper and the other one haven't shown up to discuss the shooting in Florida... oh wait, no I'm not.

i was hoping for some snapshots from the meet and eat.

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th's picture

So one of the things I keep hearing is that Zimmerman was not arrested because it was self defense under the "Stand Your Ground" law. Basically he felt threatened by the boy who was running away from him, so he shot him in "self-defense" under Florida's SYG law.

So, if I were in Florida, and I went to an Applebee's, let's say, saw a bunch of guys with guns (maybe a few in hoodies even), and I felt threatened, would I be allowed to open fire on them?

I really wish one of the gun guys would drop in to explain it all to me.

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codergrrl's picture

The sheriff of that town was forced to "temporarily" resign. So it appears Z was not arrested because bad police work failed to work out the equation of idiot with gun + black unarmed dead teenager = murder.

"Je Suis Prest"

Kenzo's picture

If it's any consolation, you are not to carry in a patrolling town watch in Philly.

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th's picture

It's good to know. However, I don't think any of our friends from the Applebee's crowd would have the courage to walk around Philly at night on a town watch.

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th wrote:
It's good to know. However, I don't think any of our friends from the Applebee's crowd would have the courage to walk around Philly at night on a town watch.

i'm pretty sure guyferg only posts on here when he's visiting his elderly mother. he keeps trying to convince her to move to south jersey with him, but you now how old women can be. at least she let's him use her computer to keep us up to date on all the gun happenins.

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bozoloper wrote:
th wrote:
It's good to know. However, I don't think any of our friends from the Applebee's crowd would have the courage to walk around Philly at night on a town watch.

i'm pretty sure guyferg only posts on here when he's visiting his elderly mother. he keeps trying to convince her to move to south jersey with him, but you now how old women can be. at least she let's him use her computer to keep us up to date on all the gun happenins.

I kinda figured he lived in her basement. Quiet, kept to himself, you know.

"Je Suis Prest"

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th wrote:
So one of the things I keep hearing is that Zimmerman was not arrested because it was self defense under the "Stand Your Ground" law. Basically he felt threatened by the boy who was running away from him, so he shot him in "self-defense" under Florida's SYG law.

So, if I were in Florida, and I went to an Applebee's, let's say, saw a bunch of guys with guns (maybe a few in hoodies even), and I felt threatened, would I be allowed to open fire on them?

You'd only have to worry if they were white.

The blatant racial injustice has my blood boiling. While Philadelphia Magazine is usually unfit to line a birdcage, they had an outstanding internet post by Michael Coard about this case. http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/author/mcoard/

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codergrrl wrote:
I kinda figured he lived in her basement. Quiet, kept to himself, you know.

that doesn't explain the erratic posting, though.

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Kenzo's picture

I haven't read PAFOA in months but I think I'm gonna go over and check and see what the vibe is over there...

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Kenzo's picture

Heh... wow. They don't know what "Hispanic" means.

http://forum.pafoa.org/lounge-108/167697-white-hispanic.html

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