European Brandishing; it's a different world over there!

European Brandishing; it's a different world over there!

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    European Brandishing; it's a different world over there!

    Pippa Middleton under fire after friend allegedly brandishes handgun in Paris, report says | Fox News


    Go to the original article on The Sun, it's very interesting how demonized the handgun is. I realize that France is still reeling from the recent gun violence but still... And poor Pippa could get arrested for simply being in the vehicle with the moron; arrested for nothing more than being associated with an idiot.


    I'm all for locking people up when they do downright stupid things with firearms; and obviously that guy is a total tool and should probably never be allowed near so much as a cap gun. But I do think it's a fair bit overboard to charge the other people in the vehicle. What are they supposed to do, grab the pistol while that idiot has his finger resting on the trigger?


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    Underneath the picture the caption reads "The lovely and talented Pippa Middleton". I thought that was kind of funny, showing such pro Middleton bias in an article about her involvement with the police.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    They all seem to be laughing, as the driver has his finger on the trigger pointing it at the cameraman. Pretty dumb.

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    They must have different rules over there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Underneath the picture the caption reads "The lovely and talented Pippa Middleton". I thought that was kind of funny, showing such pro Middleton bias in an article about her involvement with the police.
    Ha. I was thinking the same thing when I saw that. And while I'll agree she is quite lovely, I'm not sure how much talent you can infer from riding in the passenger seat of a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Pippa Middleton under fire after friend allegedly brandishes handgun in Paris, report says | Fox News


    Go to the original article on The Sun, it's very interesting how demonized the handgun is. I realize that France is still reeling from the recent gun violence but still... And poor Pippa could get arrested for simply being in the vehicle with the moron; arrested for nothing more than being associated with an idiot.


    I'm all for locking people up when they do downright stupid things with firearms; and obviously that guy is a total tool and should probably never be allowed near so much as a cap gun. But I do think it's a fair bit overboard to charge the other people in the vehicle. What are they supposed to do, grab the pistol while that idiot has his finger resting on the trigger?
    How France deals with guns and crime is really none of my concern, unless, of course, I find myself in France. Know the local laws and customs, and obey them.
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    "The lovely and talented Pippa Middleton".
    I'm all for asylum for Pippa in the USA.

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    I think we have states which will prosecute people in a car if others in that car are found in unlawful possession.

    E.g., if the driver has an unlawfully possessed handgun in the console, all in the car will be charged.
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    You'll have to excuse me, I'm not politically correct, never have been and don't intend to start now.

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    The US has had a love-hate relationship from the start. We loved them when they fought on our side
    during the Revolutionary War and sent ships to Yorktown to block a British retreat. About 15 years later on,
    half of our population loved them and the other half hated them. Some issues which reared their ugly head
    during Washington's second term and Adam's term almost caused our country to break apart.

    Federalists supported the British, and Jeffersonian Republicans (not the same thing as today's) supported the French.
    However, the French engaged in some particularly slimy diplomacy, attempted extortion of bribes to not go to war with us, and and trickery to draw us into their conflict with England. When these acts came to light one of the reactions was the Alien and Sedition Act, which both Adams and Jefferson (political rivals) supported.
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    If the French jail Pippa the Brits may have to invade France to get her out.

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    I'm sure the Royals can take care of the French Police. A little off topic: The French may have been some serious rifle droppers back in the day. But, while in Germany way back in the early 90's, I trained with French, German, and British Infantry troops. The French guys were not slouches. A few guys in my Company, who were high speed-low drag and also former 82nd ABN troops got accepted into a short version of French Commando school---they never made it through the first night. Just sayin'
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    Pippa is knockdown gorgeous. I think I see her doing Glock commercials in the near future.

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