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June 12th, 2012, 05:58
"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
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June 12th, 2012, 09:11
Well I'm sure he won't be writing that book now.

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June 12th, 2012, 12:27
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.

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June 12th, 2012, 14:15
You have to have a license here as well, Alrik. Same as there.

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June 12th, 2012, 14:36
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
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.
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June 12th, 2012, 17:14
Well, the shooter could have killed the guy so it was still "kind" in a way to just shoot him in the arm .
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June 12th, 2012, 18:20
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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.

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June 12th, 2012, 18:53
I wonder if he was wearing an annoying sign?
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June 12th, 2012, 21:52
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
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.
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June 12th, 2012, 22:06
I'd rather an outlaw or the government have guns than a paranoid psychotic loony with a gun fetish.
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June 13th, 2012, 01:33
Most of whom live in California!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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June 13th, 2012, 01:51
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
The shooter let the guy keep the slug. Free of charge, even. Nothing kinder than charitable giving.
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 .
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June 13th, 2012, 02:23
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.
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June 13th, 2012, 02:36
Irony is often funny. Just not "ha ha" kind of funny.
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June 13th, 2012, 08:24
I bet they have used something like this in a movie before because it fits perfectly.

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June 13th, 2012, 13:54
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
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.
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June 13th, 2012, 18:45
No, in general.
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June 13th, 2012, 18:47
This guy got off easy. If he was in Miami, he might have had half his face eaten off by a drug crazed zombie.
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June 13th, 2012, 19:08
What's worse a face eater or a gun toter? At least you can run away from a face eater.
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June 14th, 2012, 16:31
I think the US is just a crazy place !

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 ?
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