Saturday Night Cat (Adjacent) Fight Open Thread: This Time, It’s Worth Reading the Replies…

I am not a weaponry expert, but: IMO, this cannot be recommended as a concealed carry technique, least one end up ‘pulling a Plaxico‘…






38 replies
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    NotMax says:

    As Adam’s not around, can we get a dripping with snarkastic disdain “they seem nice?”

    Man banned from Tinder is the highlight of Proud Boys ‘Demand Free Speech’ rally

    Perhaps the most strange group at the pro-Trump side of the rally were a handful of people with signs claiming that most of your favorite dead celebrities, including Kurt Cobain, Avicii, and Elvis Prestley [sic] were all murdered. The faces of those icons were emblazoned on the signs that the group carried.

  2. 2
    Cal D says:

    Stan wins the internet. 🤣🤣🤣

  3. 3
    Amir Khalid says:

    What does one even say in a tanktop review?

  4. 4
    piratedan says:

    @Amir Khalid: perhaps…. “it did nothing for my turrets…”?

  5. 5
    NotMax says:

    @Amir Khalid

    The thing have never been able to understand is in the Q&A area on a product’s page on Amazon is when someone asks a legitimate question about the item and people go to the extra time and effort to reply “I don’t know.”

  6. 6
    NotMax says:

    Whoops. Extra is in there. Fix.

    @Amir Khalid

    The thing have never been able to understand is in the Q&A area on a product’s page on Amazon, when someone asks a legitimate question about the item and people go to the extra time and effort to reply “I don’t know.”

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    @Amir Khalid: “Comfortable fit, soft fabric and doesn’t clash with my piece.”

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    Amir Khalid says:

    And doesn’t tucking a gun into your waistband mean you risk shooting yourself in the junk?

  9. 9
    NotMax says:

    @Amir Khalid

    After the first time that happens, you barely notice it the next.

    :)

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    Brachiator says:

    @NotMax:

    The thing have never been able to understand is in the Q&A area on a product’s page on Amazon, when someone asks a legitimate question about the item and people go to the extra time and effort to reply “I don’t know.”

    Damn. I think I’ve done that. I have written a review and the question pops up in my email. I suppose I could just ignore the question or edit the review to say “this is all I know, don’t ask me any dumbass questions.”

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    Brachiator says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    And doesn’t tucking a gun into your waistband mean you risk shooting yourself in the junk?

    Most women don’t have junk.

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    SRW1 says:

    You people obviously never had to shoot your way out of a bathroom!

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    satby says:

    Reminds me of the legendary story about the gun humper female in St. Joe MI who killed herself stuffing her loaded gun into her bra holster. She had been a frequent customer of a store I worked at soon after I lost the corporate gig, and always pulled out her carry permit (which we couldn’t use) to write a check and then get belligerent when we told her we needed her drivers license number to run the check approval instead. Darwin award winner, that one.

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    Ken says:

    @NotMax: Maybe some people use Amazon reviews as a crude substitute for the social interaction most of us get from this nearly-top-10000 blog?

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    Brachiator says:

    @SRW1:

    You people obviously never had to shoot your way out of a bathroom!

    Gunfight at the O.K. Bidet.

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:

    @Brachiator:

    Cat Masterson is there!

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    boatboy_srq says:

    @Brachiator: The powder burn there would be a killer, though.

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    Ceci n est pas mom nym says:

    @Brachiator: I understand tensions can run a little high when the ladies room line is especially long.

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    Ceci n est pas mon nym says:

    @Brachiator: I understand tensions can run a little high when the ladies room line is especially long.

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    oatler. says:

    Florida Woman

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    Honus says:

    @Ken: yeah, you really don’t have a lot of room to criticize from a blog about a chubby white guy in West Virginia mopping naked, looking for lost mustard and shaving his cat’s ass.

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    Another Scott says:

    I assume there’s catnip in the toy next to the sink, hence the rapt attention.

    What’s the black contraption in the bathtub??!

    The navy camo cover on the phone is a nice touch, also too.

    (groucho-roll-eyes.gif)

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    Shalimar says:

    Cat: I’m proud of you for keeping that thing aimed at the less important pussy.

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    dimmsdale says:

    Does anyone on the thread actually KNOW one of these people? I mean, I look at pictures like this and think, well, YOU don’t live where this person lives, maybe people get mugged or carjacked all the time! I browse several gunhumper fora from time to time, and the amount of time, energy, emotional (if not training, and usually not) commitment to a gun-wearing “concealed carry” lifestyle (is that all it is, a “style”?) is huge. Am I missing something? Shotguns to repel a home invasion, well, OK–I don’t know the crime statistics where these people live, maybe it’s a good idea? (I’m asking basically if there’s any particular practical need this sort of display is meant to address, or if it’s all ‘let’s play dress-up cowboys & Indians, and I’ll wear the Glock into iHop tonight, in case I get attacked by a blueberry pancake?”)

    So if anyone is familiar with someone who could look at a picture like this and think “Hmm, I’d maybe shift the gun a bit to the right and I’ve got a great holster idea for ya!”, please tell me what goes on in those brains of theirs. Thanks.

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    germy says:

    https://boingboing.net/2019/07/06/war-criminals-and-corporate-lo.html

    NYT reporter has ties to bain capital, influences her reporting.

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    laura says:

    @dimmsdale: the practical need to express is I hope I get to shoot people of color and get away with it because they threaten my privilege and sense of self and right wing media’s constant propaganda has convinced me that the threats to my privilege are real and it’s a crime because you have to be carefully taught.

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    Just One More Canuck says:

    @Cal D: I liked “Kitty Kitty Bang Bang”

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    apocalipstick says:

    @Amir Khalid: Even more pressing, which hand is she supposed to use to draw the gun? It’s tilted the wrong way for a right-hand draw and the grip is backwards for a left-hand maneuver.

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    apocalipstick says:

    @Brachiator: Ummm, I feel that this comment is wrong in some way, but I’m not sure which way to lean. /s

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    geg6 says:

    @dimmsdale:

    Eight out of ten of my neighbors would not only review a tank top, but would also be fine with her weapon handling. This is why so many of them voted for Trump. The only explanation I have for it is they are idiots and proudly so.

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    Another Scott says:

    In other news, Reuters:

    AMMAN (Reuters) – At least 544 civilians have been killed and over 2,000 people injured since a Russian-led assault on the last rebel bastion in northwestern Syria began two months ago, rights groups and rescuers said on Saturday.

    Russian jets joined the Syrian army on April 26 in the biggest offensive against parts of rebel-held Idlib province and adjoining northern Hama provinces in the biggest escalation in the war between Syrian President Bashar al Assad and his enemies since last summer.

    The Syrian Network for Human Rights,(SNHR), which monitors casualties and briefs various UN agencies, said the 544 civilians killed in the hundreds of attacks carried out by Russian jets and the Syrian army include 130 children. Another 2,117 people have been injured.

    “The Russian military and its Syrian ally are deliberately targeting civilians with a record number of medical facilities bombed,” Fadel Abdul Ghany, chairman of SNHR, told Reuters.

    […]

    Last month U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said the Russian-Syrian joint military operation had used cluster munitions and incendiary weapons in the attacks along with large air-dropped explosive weapons with wide-area effects in populated civilian areas, based on reports by first responders and witnesses.

    Residents and rescuers say the two-month-old campaign has left dozens of villages and towns in ruins. According to the United Nations, at least 300,000 people have been forced to leave their homes for the safety of areas closer to the border with Turkey.

    […]

    The heads of 11 major global humanitarian organizations warned at the end of last month that Idlib stood at the brink of disaster, with 3 million civilian lives at risk, including 1 million children.

    “Too many have died already” and “even wars have laws” they declared, in the face of multiple attacks by government forces and their allies on hospitals, schools and markets,” the U.N.-endorsed statement said.

    Last Thursday an aerial strike on Kafr Nabl hospital made it the 30th facility to be bombed durng the campaign, leaving hundreds of thousands with no medical access, according to aid groups.

    “To have these medical facilities bombed and put out of service in less than two months is no accident. Let’s call this by what it is, a war crime,” Dr. Khaula Sawah, vice president of the U.S.-based Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, which provides aid in the northwest, said in a statement.

    It’s a good thing everything is fine in Syria since Donnie defeated al Qaeda and Daesh, huh.

    (This-is-fine.jpeg)

    Seriously, Obama was correct to refuse to commit the US to large-scale fighting in Syria. But there are, and will continue to be, costs to letting Putin (without consequences) prop up Assad via their no-holds-barred tactics.

    :-/

    Cheers,
    Scott.
    (“What the US should do about it now is left as an exercise for the reader.”)

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    billcinsd says:

    @Brachiator:

    Most women don’t have junk.

    I believe I have heard it said that the junk is in the trunk

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    Ruckus says:

    @dimmsdale:
    You don’t want to know what goes on in those minds.
    Although it probably wouldn’t take a lot of time to hear, it wouldn’t make your day better to hear it. Just the opposite.

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    Ruckus says:

    @geg6:
    Everyone’s got to be proud of something, it’s best to go with their strengths.

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    Eric U. says:

    It certainly seems like there are body parts she probably values that might be severely damaged by a stray bullet from that gun.

    I know someone that carries all the time. She lives in So.Cal, so I’m sure there are plenty of crimes on the news or that she hears about. I doubt she is in any danger that would really require a gun though. She won’t let her kids go on BART, for example, which seems overly paranoid. Here in Pennsyltucky, there are plenty of people that carry, even though the other law-abiding gun owners are the biggest danger to them. I’m pretty sure that being unarmed is much better in such altercations though.

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    dimmsdale says:

    @Ruckus:@Eric U.: I know, but…I’d love to pose questions, like “How often do you train for use of force situations, what’s the training like, do you fully understand local laws regarding use of deadly force, what are the crime stats (relative likelihood of provocation) where you live, do you train under adrenalized conditions” yada yada yada. What I’m afraid of is that people carry loaded guns for the same reason a dog licks its nuts: because they CAN.

    I’ve lived in NYC for over 40 years, been mugged twice. In both of those situations a gun would have made the situation exponentially worse. So, I dunno.

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    Richard Guhl says:

    @Amir Khalid: Ask Plaxico Burress.

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    Ruckus says:

    @dimmsdale:
    I live in CA so we don’t have a lot of worried warriors here. But you never actually know so I give everyone as much room as possible. I did once work with one who kept a revolver handy in his car but like all of the packers they scare me more than all the people that want to rob you. Combined. The term loose cannon was coined for a reason. A person with a gun is dangerous. Full. Stop. I don’t care if they have a badge or not. I was walking home the other day and 2 cops had stopped and arrested a guy, they were searching him at the edge of the sidewalk and the one holding the suspect was paying me no attention – he was busy and the other guy had his back to me. As I approached I said “Behind you” as I didn’t want to appear next to him with him having no idea whatsoever and have him get excited. Yeah I don’t trust anyone with a gun. A long time ago I knew, through a friend, the personal driver/guard for the CA attorney general and he showed me the car he drove the AG around in. He could have started a small war with that amount of firepower. He thought it was cool. I knew it was ridiculous.

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