Portland: Men look at gun, it goes off

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    Portland: Men look at gun, it goes off

    Usually I assume it is poor wording. But I believe, in this case, the writer really believes that looking at a gun can make it go off.

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    Two men were in a second floor apartment looking at an AK- 47 when it fired.
    Two men in a second floor apartment were looking at the rifle when it went off,

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    Hmmmm. I live about a mile or so from there. Not the best area to rent an apartment. Lots of drugs and gang stuff going on.

    I would like to know what evil look he gave the gun to make it go off, though.
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    Fairley was charged with several drug charges, Reckless Endangering, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, and Parole Violation. Brazelton was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
    Why I am not surprised, especially from that area.
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    Maybe they "shot" it a deadly glance.

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    Even having given it the obvious "evil" eye, it's still the gun's fault. Whew! I feel so much better knowing a wayward, inanimate hunk of steel has been corralled at long last.
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    It was probably one of the more dangerous models, you know, the ones with a shroud.
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    Born and raised in Hillsboro, OR. I would say the wording is exactly how the writer wanted it to be. Oregon is a huge left state and pretty anti gun so he probably believes the gun can go off by itself.

    I just got back from a 2 week vacation there and had to leave my gun at home because they do not recognize Michigan's CPL...MICHIGAN! Kids here are born wearing Camo and shoot before they can walk. Ugh I felt naked the entire time I was there.

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    I have to ask...

    Did you respond to the article with educated insight?

    Do frequent that site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krmnnghia View Post
    Born and raised in Hillsboro, OR. I would say the wording is exactly how the writer wanted it to be. Portland is a huge left state and pretty anti gun so he probably believes the gun can go off by itself.

    I just got back from a 2 week vacation there and had to leave my gun at home because they do not recognize Michigan's CPL...MICHIGAN! Kids here are born wearing Camo and shoot before they can walk. Ugh I felt naked the entire time I was there.
    Fixed it for ya. The rest of us are quite fond of our guns. And we have some of the best concealed carry laws (or lack thereof) in the country, save for the stupid refusal to recognize most out of state permits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fjolnirsson View Post
    Fixed it for ya. The rest of us are quite fond of our guns. And we have some of the best concealed carry laws (or lack thereof) in the country, save for the stupid refusal to recognize most out of state permits.
    Thanks ;)

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    Accidental shooting in Beaverton apartment
    They can't even get the details right. A shooting means someone got shot. Not a gun went off and didn't hurt anyone.

    firing a bullet through the ceiling of the apartment below and narrowly missing someone inside.
    Again liberal spin. It sounds good but how far is narrowly missing someone? A foot? 6 feet? In the next room? They just write this stuff to sensationalize how evil guns are. The truth is that two bad guys were playing with a gun and they almost shot their neighbor. Not as good of a headline if you write the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fjolnirsson View Post
    Fixed it for ya. The rest of us are quite fond of our guns. And we have some of the best concealed carry laws (or lack thereof) in the country, save for the stupid refusal to recognize most out of state permits.
    Thanking you for fixing that, because I know lots of people who are quite fond of guns.

    As far as out of state, that is something we need to resolve at the ballot box. Oregon has provisions for recognizing out of state permits that have qualifications equal too or stricter than ours. That is most of the states. The problem is that we keep electing liberal governers and AG's, so they have been just ignoring the law and not working for reciprocity agreements.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

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    I've been catching my guns daring me to look at them lately but I refuse to "look" at them I know they are just looking for an excuse to go "off"
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    Oregon is a huge left state and pretty anti gun so he probably believes the gun can go off by itself.
    This is an unfair statement.

    It's true for the People's Republic of Portand and the Willamette Valley down to Eugene. Try spewing anti-gun rhetoric in southern, central and eastern Oregon.

    Back in the 1980s, the Portland Police Bureau was negotiating a new labor contract with the city. The police union rep sat down for a session with the city reps and (so the story goes) took out his .38 Chief's Special, laid it on the table, and said "let's negotiate". It was widely reported at the time that the city reps were so intimidated by that scary revolver on the table, they caved in to the union's demands.

    This may or may not be an urban myth, but the union rep was the type that would do something like this.


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