they grow them really dumb in New Jersey...

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Macktee, May 10, 2007.

  1. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

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    New Jersey terror plotters sought to get 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles, so legislature takes the obvious step and outlaws .50 caliber rifles...



    New Jersey moves on .50 caliber gun ban following Dix arrests

    5/10/2007, 4:08 p.m. ET
    By TOM HESTER Jr.
    The Associated Press

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey moved Thursday toward becoming the second state to outlaw the powerful .50 caliber rifle that critics contend could potentially be used in terrorist attacks.

    The guns, which resemble large hunting rifles, are accurate up to 1 1/2 miles and critics contend they could be used to penetrate an airliner or ignite chemical plants, rail tanks cars and refineries.

    California is the only state with a similar law.

    Legislation that would make New Jersey follow suit was released Thursday by an Assembly committee and can now be considered by the full Assembly.

    The ban is getting renewed attention after federal investigators this week announced they had foiled an alleged terrorist plot by six men who were planning to attack Fort Dix.

    "As unnerving as the Fort Dix terrorism plot was, it could have been all the more worse if the weapons of choice for alleged assailants had been .50 caliber assault guns instead of AK-47s," said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer.

    The six men arrested Monday night allegedly tried to buy AK-47 assault weapons, M-16s and other weapons from a government informant.

    The bill is opposed by gun rights advocates who claim it would do nothing to stem gun violence.

    "Gun bans will not stop a criminal intent on doing harm, because the criminal mind will always find another tool," said Scott L. Bach, president of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs. "This feel-good legislation disarms only responsible citizens and does nothing to prevent crime."

    The bill would include .50-caliber weapons in the same law that bans explosive devices. Violators would face up to five years in prison and a fine up to $15,000. The proposal would exempt antique guns and traditional rifles that fire a single shot. It would also allow people who own a .50-caliber weapon before the law takes effect to keep their weapon.
     
  2. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    What a gaggle of retards.
     

  3. Axeman

    Axeman New Member

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    :roll:

    Come on, we all know that terrorists,( and all bad guys), always obey our laws while trying to committ crimes. ](*,)

    What stupidity!
     
  4. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    So LE can't keep off the streets the ones they had run-ins with before, and it takes a pimple-faced kid at Circuit City to bust up this plot. Oh yeah, now I see how banning .50 cals will help stop future attacks. :bsflag:
     
  5. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    I never can remember what a gathering of idiots is... I always want to call it a flock.
     
  6. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

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    Here's a fairly complete list of various groups of animals, but idiots seem not to be included. I was going to suggest "mob" as we know mobs don't show good sense...

    But that seems to insult some animals...

    So, how about a "legislature of idiots"?

    Certainly seems fitting in this particular case!


    alligators: congregation
    antelope: herd
    ants: nest, army, colony, swarm
    apes: troop, shrewdness
    asses: pace, herd, drove
    baboons: troop
    badgers: cete
    bears: sloth, sleuth
    beavers: family, colony
    bees: grist, swarm, nest, hive
    boars: sounder, singular
    buffalo: herd, troop, gang, obstinancy
    butterflies: flutter
    buzzards: wake
    camels: train, caravan, flock
    caribou: herd
    cats: clowder, cluster, glaring, pounce
    caterpillars: army
    cattle: drove, herd
    chickens: brood, peep
    cockroaches: intrusion
    cormorants: gulp
    cows: kine
    crocodiles: bask, float
    crows: murder
    deer: herd
    dogs: pack
    doves: arc, dule, flight, pitying
    ducks: paddling, flock, raft
    eagles: aerie, convocation
    eels: bed, swarm
    elephants: herd, memory
    elks: gang, herd
    emus: mob
    ferrets: business
    finches: charm
    fish: school, shoal, haul, catch
    flamingos: stand, flamboyance
    flies: swarm, cloud, business
    foxes: leash, skulk, troop
    frogs: army
    geese: gaggle, skein
    giraffes: herd, corps, tower
    gnats: swarm, cloud, horde
    goats: flock, herd, tribe, trip
    goldfish: troubling
    gorillas: band, troop
    grasshoppers: cloud
    gulls: colony
    hares: down, husk
    hawks: boil, cast, kettle
    herons: sedge, siege
    hippos: bloat
    horses: herd, band, string, team, stable
    hounds: mute, brace, pack
    hyenas: cackle
    jays: band, party, scold
    jellyfish: smack, brood
    kangaroo: mob, herd, troop
    larks: exaltation
    leopards: leap
    lions: pride
    lizards: lounge
    mice: nest
    moles: labor
    monkeys: barrel
    moose: herd
    mules: barren, span
    otters: romp
    oxen: team, yoke, drove
    owls: parliament
    oysters: bed
    parrots: company, pandemonium
    peacocks: ostentation, pride
    pelicans: pod
    penguins: rookery, colony
    pheasants: bouquet, nye
    pigs: drift, drove, sounder
    porcupines: prickle
    porpoises: school, crowd, shoal
    prairie dogs: coterie
    quail: bevy, covey
    rabbits: nest, warren
    raccoons: gaze
    rattlesnakes: rhumba
    ravens: unkindness
    rhinoceroses: crash
    sardines: family
    seabirds: wreck
    seals: pod, rookery
    sharks: school, shoal
    sheep: flock, pack, hurtle
    snakes: bed, knot, den, pit
    sparrows: host
    spiders: clutter
    squirrels: dray, scurry
    starlings: chattering, murmuration
    storks: mustering
    swallows: flight
    swans: bevy, herd, bank, wedge, flight
    swine: sounder, drift, herd
    tigers: ambush, streak
    toads: nest, knot
    trout: hover
    turkeys: rafter
    turtles: bale, dole
    walruses: pod, herd
    weasels: pack, colony
    whales: school, pod, mob, gam
    wolves: pack, rout
    wombats: wisdom
    woodpeckers: descent
    zebras: herd, zeal

    http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/ ... _list.html
     
  7. jrm

    jrm Sledgehammer

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    Nice list

    While "idiots" are not on the list, I see that a "pace of asses" is.

    If the shoe fits....
     
  8. slabertooch

    slabertooch New Member

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    If If If If....:banghead:

     
  9. jrm

    jrm Sledgehammer

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    The really nasty thing about long sticks with dog poo on the end is that it is very difficult to prevent accidental discharge. The stuff comes off when you least expect it.
     
  10. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    :lol:
     
  11. maddog

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    I was also thinking that a troop of baboon's might also fit ... but why insult the baboons
     
  12. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 1:16

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    Condensed to "libtards."