Selling cookies? Not in my neighborhood!

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  1. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-california-man-pulls-gun-on-girl-scout-selling-cookies/
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Seems fair enough on the part of the gun owner.
     
  3. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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  4. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G3

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    I chuckled... please let that be a joke. >_>

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    I'm just glad he didn't end up shooting. But what is wrong with people when they open up the door, see a girl scout, and then think 'gotta point a gun at her?
     
  5. skunk macrumors G4

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    She and her "dad" were probably casing the joint.
     
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    So now we arrest gun owners for merely pointing their weapon at a kid who knocked on their door? It's not like he shot the kid or something.
     
  8. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G3

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    Now? It has always been illegal to willy-nilly point a gun at someone. :|
     
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    Maybe next time she won't forget to bring the Thin Mints. :mad:
     
  10. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G3

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    I shouldn't have laughed, but I did.
     
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    The case will crumble.
     
  13. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G3

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    That site is for the crazies.

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    Why?

    He did something illegal.
     
  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Was the mix too dry?
     
  15. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G3

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    Way too dry.
     
  16. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Evidently.

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  17. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Just another scared gun owner who thinks that everything around them is a threat.
     
  18. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    My sarcasm detector is...not having an easy time with this thread.
     
  19. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G3

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    Mine shorted out a while back. I don't know who is being sarcastic and who isn't. :(
     
  20. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    It's an error to mistake whit for sarcasm.

    We love play on words around these parts, Partner.
     
  21. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Wrong instrument. Try using your ironometer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony#Verbal_irony_and_sarcasm


    [PEDANTIC]
    And, thanks everyone for starting my day with a laugh -- definitely good for my health. When I saw the original article, my blood pressure started to go up. And, that might be why ironic humor was invented. [/PEDANTIC]
     
  22. thekev macrumors 604

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    This is just a prediction on my part, but I don't think you're going to see much of a counter-argument from the firearm owners on here. Several have stated that you should not point a gun at anything that isn't a threat or that you wouldn't shoot. It seems obvious that you shouldn't point a gun at someone who rings the doorbell or knocks. If you don't feel safe answering, why not just not answer the door instead?
     
  23. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    If nobody can knock on your door without a gun being pointed to their face, then maybe you shouldn't be able to possess a gun. Or maybe build a freaking moat around your home so nobody can reach your door. What that guy did is extremely ridiculous and irresponsible.
     
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    Not to be unpleasant...but I don't care a whit for your wit!:p







    Ooohh, I'm going to get hurt now!:eek:
     
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    If we can shoot kids for carrying Skittles and iced tea, I don't see why we can't shoot kids carrying Thin Mints. What's the big deal here? :confused:
     

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