I want to mount a machine gun on my car

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MACDRIVE, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    Just like the James Bond films where he has that tricked out Lotus with the machine gun that pops out of a hidden compartment. Of course mine wouldn't be using real bullets; I was thinking blanks, or something that would give a scary muzzle flash. It would pop out of a compartment from under my truck lid.

    Why you ask?

    I'm tired of tailgaters folks. :mad: If the speed limit is 45mph, I'll probably drive 35mph. Why so slow? Because the way the stop lights are timed around here, if you drive the speed limit, you'd better be prepared to slam on you brakes when the light turns yellow followed by a rapid change to red.

    I've lived in this town all my life; I know how the stop lights act at various times of the day. I know that it's pointless to accelerate to the full speed limit; because if I do, I'll be hitting the brakes hard before the intersection. And by doing so, I'd just have to wait at the stoplight longer before it turns green, as opposed to just driving a little slower and waiting at the stoplight for less time.

    I don't drive slow all the time, it depends on where I'm at and at what time of the day. A lot of times if there's a full block between stoplights, I'll accelerate briskly up to the speed limit and then take my foot off the gas pedal. By doing so, I can coast all the way to the stoplight and brake gradually and easily. You would be amazed at how much fuel that saves; not to mention the wear on your brake pads and rotors.

    I'm surrounded by idiots on the road that think they need to race to the stoplight; because if they don't, they're thinking they're missing out on the chance to catch the green light. I can tell you from experience though, it never happens; they're always there waiting for the light to turn green at the stoplight and I always pull up along side them a few moments later. :cool:
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030


    Jan 25, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Hmmm...like James Bond, you say? Maybe Doctor Q can set you up with something from his lab? He'll have to verify your 00 status, naturally.
  3. don Juan macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2006
    Terre Haute, Indiana

    I'm sorry, but I don't know where Clovis California is, but I know exactly how you feel. I live in a relatively small town in Indiana and people incessantly tailgate here. When I'm on my motorcycle sometimes I just want to pop a cap in one of these cornheads! I probably wouldn't, but I dream about it. Believe me, I am not a nut case, just another victim of an stupidly accelerated society. What's the hurry?:mad:
  4. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2006
    you know your windshield washers are kind of like machine guns.

    try using them when when someone tailgates you. it'll most likely drive that person crazy if he/she cares about the cleanness of his/her car. :)
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
  6. jbernie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Not suggesting the submitter is this way, but I wonder how long it would for take for someone who has done that to show up on America's Dumbest Criminals as the first car they test it on is an unmarked cop car.

    You know, maybe if we all drove junkers so that we didn't have to worry about the paint and all, some car mounted paint ball guns could be a lot of fun.

    Would love to see the folks here in Colorado go for the last person making the left turn on the red arrow and stopping everyone else from going.... woot! :)
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Something like a fully automatic roof mounted potato gun, but it shoots marshmallows. I'd buy one those, maybe two.
  8. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    A friend of mine keeps a bucket of ball bearings handy. Anyone happening to tailgate him gets a handfull of ball bearings tossed back at their windshield. Works wonders. I'm not suggesting that you do this, but it is quite effective.
  9. cycocelica macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    Redmond, WA
    Thats going to get the cops called on you real quick.

    To the OP, you live in California, where, from my experience, the best drivers exist. Californians, especially Southern Californians (which your city doesn't quit fit into), drive fast. If you have lived there all your life, this should be the norm. Just drive like you have been, although driving under the speed limit can get you tickets at times if I am not mistaken.
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    Usually only on a freeway, and then you usually have to be doing 20 under.
    I recommend an oil sprayer, just spray it when the light turns green so they can't accelerate very well, but by the time they need to stop, it's gone. :)
  11. geese macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    London, UK
    Tsk, you americans. Always thinking of the biggest, most expensive way of doing things.

    Take a leaf out of Britains book; just stop your car (blocking 2 lanes of traffic at least) and start a good old fashioned punch-up.
  12. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    I drive the posted speed limit on the freeway because I know I won't have to stop every 3 minutes. It's just around town that I drive below the speed limit.

    Now if the damn city council would spend a little money and get all the lights synchronised, that would be an entirely different story. That way I could be going through 6 green lights before having to stop as opposed to stopping at every light.

    And another thing: driving fast around town just displays a message to the world that you're a nervous trit and that you're uncomfortable driving your car.

    It's the real cool dudes like me that are relaxed in their car and are enjoying the nice drive. :)

    That's why if you're a person that races from red light to red light, I'll consider you as being an un-cool person and I'll frown on you.
  13. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Idiots because they haven't lived there all there lives?

    You drive 35mph in a 45mph zone and complain because others don't see why you drive so slowly, would it bother you to follow somebody doing 25mph for no apparent reason?
  14. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Exactly what I was thinking.
  15. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    I actually drive 25mph in a residential neighbourhood and it pisses a lot of people off.
  16. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Doesn't answer my question though, would you get pissed off following someone at 25mph in a 55mph?

    If it did, how you gonna react when they point a handgun out their window at you?
  17. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    25mph in a 55mph? That just flat out would never happen around here.

    Are you saying I need to drive the same speed as everyone else or fear getting shot?
  18. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Still avoiding an answer then.:rolleyes:

    Are you saying you want to mount a machine gun to your truck?
  19. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    well it depends if it's inside town or outside

    if i see a resident driving slower on some street for unknown reason, you can bet on it that i slow down as well since very likely there is good reason to do so

    it's like that in the street where i'm living where there are 2 points where i always slow down considerable even nearly stopping because of the dangerous corners and non residents always breeze through it at the speed-limit

    though around here city speed limits are actually around 31 mph anyway with few exceptions for main streets ( 38 mph... how great.. but they have reduced those streets anyway) and lots of 30-zones (19 mph limit) for living areas
    the latter ones reduced the amount of injuries/deaths so much that it is becoming the dominant speed limit for towns, cities
  20. miloblithe macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Machine guns really only work firing forward. For weapons that handle vehicles that are behind you, you really need to choose between smoke screen or oil slick.

  21. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    Without full-body kevlar armour, a helmet, and a rest every 15 seconds?
  22. aLoC macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2006
    People who drive below the posted limit cause accidents.
  23. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    If I pull away from a stop and accelerate to 35mph and I can clearly see the light turning yellow 400 yards down the street, what's the point in accelerating all the way to the full 45mph? I'm still going to have to stop anyway.

    You're thinking I drive like this to be a nuisanse to people; that simply is not true. I drive the way I do because it makes sense. BTW, what I said earlier about driving 25mph in a residential area, that's the posted speed limit!
  24. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    As do some that drive over the limit, on the limit, travel as passengers, are pedestrians, eat carrots and have tiny twitchy noses etc. etc.
  25. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    There'd be little point obviously, but that's not what I asked, 'cause it's not what you were talking about earlier.

    I never thought that's why you did it actually, you gave (and then modified) your reasons, and I accept them as you give them. However my point was it makes sense to you, but not to other road users. Just like their actions bother you only because you assume you understand them.

    I'm not going to say you need to modify your driving style, but I wouldn't go talking about how crap other road users are in such absolute terms when it could be your actions provoking them, albeit unwittingly.

    And you still didn't answer the question.

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