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Kati Kirjasto
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:16:00 - [1]
 

Finally figured out that Cricket sucks, huh? Laughing
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Are they hanging on the edge of their seat, wondering who is going to win the pennant race this year? Cheering for those loveable losers, the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Cherry Nobyl
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:19:00 - [2]
 

Isn't this how the Zom-pocalypse always starts.....

Shocked

Ghoest
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:22:00 - [3]
 

LOL


I feel sorry for you Brits with no guns to protect yourselves.

Alu Utukku
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:25:00 - [4]
 

so, how do they expect to get it shipped? i've never seen a mailman/delivery person brave a riot before.

this smells like remarkably short sighted buying behaviour. Laughing

Stitcher
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:29:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Kati Kirjasto
Finally figured out that Cricket sucks, huh? Laughing


I think it's more that nobody cares what happens to a baseball bat, but polluting the noble Cricket bat by allowing it to come into even the most momentary contact with a chav is just not acceptable.

Besides, cricket bats are more expensive.

Solhild
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:30:00 - [6]
 

52211% increase in sales - must be good!Shocked

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:30:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Ghoest

I feel sorry for you Brits with no guns to protect yourselves.


Yes, because rioting idiots with baseball bats are clearly worse than rioting idiots with guns... Rolling Eyes

Ghoest
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:35:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Omara Otawan
Originally by: Ghoest

I feel sorry for you Brits with no guns to protect yourselves.


Yes, because rioting idiots with baseball bats are clearly worse than rioting idiots with guns... Rolling Eyes


Its rather rare to see violent rioters with guns. ussually the guys with guns are the ones protecting their property at a riot scene.

Smoking Blunts
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:39:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Ghoest
Originally by: Omara Otawan
Originally by: Ghoest

I feel sorry for you Brits with no guns to protect yourselves.


Yes, because rioting idiots with baseball bats are clearly worse than rioting idiots with guns... Rolling Eyes


Its rather rare to see violent rioters with guns. ussually the guys with guns are the ones protecting their property at a riot scene.


i live in the uk and i have a gun. some guns are allowed, you just have to ask nicely

Cynosural Siiri
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:40:00 - [10]
 

Business owner + pump shotgun + rioters = dead chav Laughing

Rioters + guns = military response & lots of dead chavs. LaughingLaughingLaughing

Either way, we win.


Omara Otawan
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:44:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Omara Otawan on 09/08/2011 23:47:40
Originally by: Ghoest

Its rather rare to see violent rioters with guns. ussually the guys with guns are the ones protecting their property at a riot scene.


You have any solid evidence for this wild claim?

People over in my country can own guns, and judging from those I know that do I'm sad to say 8 out of 10 fit into the 'nutjob' category in one way or another.

More guns available to the population means more guns on the streets in case of riots, thats pretty easy math. And that includes previous owner lying on the street with his skull bashed in and the new owner trading his bat for the gun.

Outgunned police forces is not what you need in these situations.

Kijo Rikki
Caldari
Point of No Return
Waterboard
Posted - 2011.08.09 23:46:00 - [12]
 

Check Out # 18. For the more passive rioters.

Kati Kirjasto
Posted - 2011.08.10 00:33:00 - [13]
 

LOL. Its like all these people were buying Louisville Sluggers, and then they were like, "Huh. Mise well buy some baseballs, too."
You know, just in case they get the urge for some 'Home Run Derby' in Croydon.Laughing

Ejit
Amarr
STD contractors
Posted - 2011.08.10 00:41:00 - [14]
 

Here in the UK Baseball is called Rounders and is almost entirely played by girls.

Same for American Football. Here it's called Rugby only without all the gay body armour and nut cups....Laughing

But yeah Baseball bats here are only used for cracking skulls.

Damnskippy
Posted - 2011.08.10 00:56:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Omara Otawan
Edited by: Omara Otawan on 09/08/2011 23:47:40
Originally by: Ghoest

Its rather rare to see violent rioters with guns. ussually the guys with guns are the ones protecting their property at a riot scene.


You have any solid evidence for this wild claim?




Here is some.

http://www.tpromo2.com/gko/apr02/042602.htm


Mouthy Misses
Posted - 2011.08.10 01:01:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Ejit
Here in the UK Baseball is called Rounders and is almost entirely played by girls.

Same for American Football. Here it's called Rugby only without all the gay body armour and nut cups....Laughing

But yeah Baseball bats here are only used for cracking skulls.


this seriously had me psml, best post ive read on this forum..uh ever

im english btw so i agree with it too

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2011.08.10 01:05:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Omara Otawan on 10/08/2011 01:06:35

Originally by: Damnskippy
Originally by: Omara Otawan

You have any solid evidence for this wild claim?


Here is some.

http://www.tpromo2.com/gko/apr02/042602.htm



Quote:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Erich Pratt is the Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America, a national gun lobby with over 300,000 members


Oh, I'm sorry I should have been a bit more clear about the 'solid' part, and the 'evidence' part. I didnt want to make it sound like I was interested in lobbyist propaganda that lacks the above mentioned.

My bad, I apologize.

Kijo Rikki
Caldari
Point of No Return
Waterboard
Posted - 2011.08.10 01:05:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Ejit
Here in the UK Baseball is called Rounders and is almost entirely played by girls.

Same for American Football. Here it's called Rugby only without all the gay body armour and nut cups....Laughing

But yeah Baseball bats here are only used for cracking skulls.


Just a thought, but judging by the scrawny appearance of rugby players, I did some quick research on a hunch. Seems Rugby Forwards are heavier than Backs at an average of 99kg (218 lbs). The average NFL player weighs 248 lbs, with the heaviest position (offensive tackle) averaging 318 lbs.

Along the way I also found this interesting link

Mouthy Misses
Posted - 2011.08.10 01:09:00 - [19]
 

fat yanks....still need protecting

Damnskippy
Posted - 2011.08.10 01:40:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Omara Otawan
Edited by: Omara Otawan on 10/08/2011 01:06:35

Originally by: Damnskippy
Originally by: Omara Otawan

You have any solid evidence for this wild claim?


Here is some.

http://www.tpromo2.com/gko/apr02/042602.htm



Quote:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Erich Pratt is the Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America, a national gun lobby with over 300,000 members


Oh, I'm sorry I should have been a bit more clear about the 'solid' part, and the 'evidence' part. I didnt want to make it sound like I was interested in lobbyist propaganda that lacks the above mentioned.

My bad, I apologize.


This source more to your liking?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_armed_resistance_in_the_Los_Angeles_riots#Riots_and_the_Korean-American_community

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2011.08.10 01:59:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Omara Otawan on 10/08/2011 02:03:15

Originally by: Damnskippy

This source more to your liking?



I think you somehow dont understand the question.

As far as the source goes, I'll give you credit for not linking another openly lobbyist propaganda piece, but it kinda escapes me why you'd link to that specific article.

A 15 year old girl, unarmed, by mistake (aka trigger happyness) being assaulted and subsequently shot in the back by a shop owner while trying to buy groceries being one of the prime causes for mass riots is a pretty good argument for strict gun-control regulations I would say.

Ghoest
Posted - 2011.08.10 02:05:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Ghoest on 10/08/2011 02:15:56
Originally by: Omara Otawan

People over in my country can own guns, and judging from those I know that do I'm sad to say 8 out of 10 fit into the 'nutjob' category in one way or another.

More guns available to the population means more guns on the streets in case of riots, thats pretty easy math. And that includes previous owner lying on the street with his skull bashed in and the new owner trading his bat for the gun.

Outgunned police forces is not what you need in these situations.


I live in the US Congressional district with the highest rate of gun ownership in the US

We all feel pretty safe.
We havent had any riots pop up. The only time I remember one nearby was one night in a college town some drunk guys burned a car and mad a scene in a street - they didnt bring any guns.

Probably the biggest reason few rioters bring guns (besides being poor)is that its pretty much suicide to to go to a riot with a gun.

EDIT: Also I remember a few years ago at the G8 summit in Pittsburgh about 100 miles from here protesters went there and tried to riot - but none of them had guns.

Babyfarts Mcdougan
Posted - 2011.08.10 02:14:00 - [23]
 

OK...get it..you don't like guns. But you asked for a source and you received it. The previous poster is correct. You are more likely to come face to face with a armed proprietor than an armed rioter. It doesn't really matter though, because you'll reject any evidence out of hand based on the media and political agendas.

Babyfarts Mcdougan
Posted - 2011.08.10 02:17:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Omara Otawan
Edited by: Omara Otawan on 10/08/2011 02:03:15

Originally by: Damnskippy

This source more to your liking?



I think you somehow dont understand the question.

As far as the source goes, I'll give you credit for not linking another openly lobbyist propaganda piece, but it kinda escapes me why you'd link to that specific article.

A 15 year old girl, unarmed, by mistake (aka trigger happyness) being assaulted and subsequently shot in the back by a shop owner while trying to buy groceries being one of the prime causes for mass riots is a pretty good argument for strict gun-control regulations I would say.


Throw the baby out with the bathwater huh?

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2011.08.10 02:39:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Omara Otawan on 10/08/2011 02:40:54

Originally by: Babyfarts Mcdougan
OK...get it..you don't like guns. But you asked for a source and you received it.


Not at all, I'm not gun crazy by any means but didnt have a problem with them during my military service. I actually enjoyed shooting the G3 tbh.

What I do have a problem with is guns in the hands of civilians.

Also, I asked for a reliable source proving mass quantities of firearms in in civilians hands do not mean more guns being used by rioters. Solid facts mind you, not anecdotes.

I havent seen anything substantial in that regard yet, all we've seen so far strongly suggests civilian gun ownership is a bad idea in case of riots as it means more guns on the streets in a highly volatile situation.


Deryk Kyeld
Veteran Defense Initiative
Posted - 2011.08.10 02:43:00 - [26]
 

Why is this even in EVE general? Does OP lack reading comprehension?

Peri Simone
Steel Dawn Inc.
Posted - 2011.08.10 02:50:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Peri Simone on 10/08/2011 02:51:32

Svandis Illuvatar
Posted - 2011.08.10 03:00:00 - [28]
 

don't you pay attention to the news? Its because of the race-riots in Britain, where blacks are rioting, looting, and robbing people (including forcing people to take off their clothes)

Kati Kirjasto
Posted - 2011.08.10 03:13:00 - [29]
 

Some of the comments on those baseball bats are freakin hilarious.

"Pretty good for using on looters, firm grip"

"Also doubles as a bat for playing rounders"

Lots of self-defense/2nd Amendment/lol at the pathetic disarmed Brits comments as well.

Ghoest
Posted - 2011.08.10 05:23:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Omara Otawan
Edited by: Omara Otawan on 10/08/2011 02:40:54

Originally by: Babyfarts Mcdougan
OK...get it..you don't like guns. But you asked for a source and you received it.


Not at all, I'm not gun crazy by any means but didnt have a problem with them during my military service. I actually enjoyed shooting the G3 tbh.

What I do have a problem with is guns in the hands of civilians.

Also, I asked for a reliable source proving mass quantities of firearms in in civilians hands do not mean more guns being used by rioters. Solid facts mind you, not anecdotes.

I havent seen anything substantial in that regard yet, all we've seen so far strongly suggests civilian gun ownership is a bad idea in case of riots as it means more guns on the streets in a highly volatile situation.




I think the onus of proof would be on you. We live in a country where guns are literally everywhere its our observation that guns arent used much at all in riots.
If your so sure that our experiences are wrong - how about presenting some examples of rioters using using guns in a western nation?

The only a few western nations have massive gun ownership. None of them frequently have serious riots. The last major riot in the US was the Rodney King riots in LA, I do remember that the there were almost no stories of rioters using guns and many stories of people guarding property with guns.
Any rioter who trys to even flash gun is always the first target of police and property owners tend to shoot them.


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