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zahratustra June 12th, 2012 06:58

Hiker writing 'The Kindness of America' memoir shot on freeway.
 
"A West Virginia man who told authorities that he was hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir about kindness was injured in a seemingly random drive-by shooting near Montana's booming Bakken oil patch."
http://billingsgazette.com/news/stat…5399e06ed.html
Not politics or religion but oh what irony!

Couchpotato June 12th, 2012 10:11

Well I'm sure he won't be writing that book now.:lol:

Alrik Fassbauer June 12th, 2012 13:27

This is why I'm so much against guns for everyone.

It can happen here as well - but guns aren't so openly available. It would be illegal owning of guns, then.

In order to be allowed to own guns, one has to get a special kind of "passport" for it here.

dteowner June 12th, 2012 15:15

You have to have a license here as well, Alrik. Same as there.

GhanBuriGhan June 12th, 2012 15:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by dteowner (Post 1061148390)
You have to have a license here as well, Alrik. Same as there.

Harder to get over here, though, and more limitations with regards to the kind and number of weapons you are allowed to own. Nevertheless it is correct that it is easier to own weapons e.g. in Germany than many Germans think, and here as there a lot of illegal weapons circutlate as well.

Moriendor June 12th, 2012 18:14

Well, the shooter could have killed the guy so it was still "kind" in a way to just shoot him in the arm ;) .

dteowner June 12th, 2012 19:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moriendor (Post 1061148406)
Well, the shooter could have killed the guy so it was still "kind" in a way to just shoot him in the arm ;) .

The shooter let the guy keep the slug. Free of charge, even. Nothing kinder than charitable giving. :P

Thrasher June 12th, 2012 19:53

I wonder if he was wearing an annoying sign? :p

CrazyIrish June 12th, 2012 22:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer (Post 1061148379)
This is why I'm so much against guns for everyone.

If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. And the government. But thats ok, as they've demonstrated their trustworthiness time and again.

Thrasher June 12th, 2012 23:06

I'd rather an outlaw or the government have guns than a paranoid psychotic loony with a gun fetish.

Corwin June 13th, 2012 02:33

Most of whom live in California!! :p :)

Moriendor June 13th, 2012 02:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by dteowner (Post 1061148412)
The shooter let the guy keep the slug. Free of charge, even. Nothing kinder than charitable giving. :P

Excellent point! Especially with the market prices for all kinds of metals these days it was a donation generous enough that it should yield the guy an invitation to Oprah's :) .

Korplem June 13th, 2012 03:23

That aught to learn him a lesson about being such a queer! We don't take kindly to people being kind 'round these parts. *spits*

Seriously though, that's a little funny. I feel bad for the guy but it's funny.

zahratustra June 13th, 2012 03:36

Irony is often funny. Just not "ha ha" kind of funny.

zakhal June 13th, 2012 09:24

I bet they have used something like this in a movie before because it fits perfectly.

CrazyIrish June 13th, 2012 14:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrasher (Post 1061148441)
I'd rather an outlaw or the government have guns than a paranoid psychotic loony with a gun fetish.

Just so long as its someone else's problem.

Thrasher June 13th, 2012 19:45

No, in general.

JDR13 June 13th, 2012 19:47

This guy got off easy. If he was in Miami, he might have had half his face eaten off by a drug crazed zombie.

Thrasher June 13th, 2012 20:08

What's worse a face eater or a gun toter? At least you can run away from a face eater. ;)

Pladio June 14th, 2012 17:31

I think the US is just a crazy place ! :P

Where else do you have people who want all of these :
- guns at home (in easy reach for children)
- eating eye balls and faces
- to be shot in the arm to get on Oprah and sell a slug of metal
all in one place ? :D


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