Quote of the Day: It’s Not Something You See Every Day Edition by Robert Farago | Aug 20, 2011 | 27 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments Chaz says: August 20, 2011 at 15:00 AK-47 ammo: not something that you see every day? A curious comment for someone in LE. Of the estimated 500 million firearms worldwide, approximately 100 million belong to the Kalashnikov family, three-quarters of which are AK- 47s (Phillip Killicoat, Department of Economics, Oxford University) Reply sdog says: August 20, 2011 at 17:08 haha “oh my gosh we found ammo for the most common rifle in the world, think of the children!” Reply mikeb302000 says: August 20, 2011 at 15:23 He said the reason for the effort was to ensure that these guns don’t end up in criminal hands. Why do you gun onwers have such trouble holding onto your weapons? Reply supton says: August 20, 2011 at 16:00 Mikey, it looks like these guns were taken by, umm, police force… Unless… Are you implying that a police raid is like a criminal breaking and entering and taking stuff? Or that gun owners shouldn’t comply with police who knock on the door; that they should have gone to their grave attempting to keep anyone else from their guns? Reply sdog says: August 20, 2011 at 17:10 that’s maybe because they were crooks who had not gotten caught yet, or did you miss the “known links to criminals part at the beginning of the video? Reply WW Paul says: August 21, 2011 at 06:57 What do they mean by criminals? In Australia that could well mean other gun owners. Reply Ralph says: August 20, 2011 at 18:57 Why do you gun onwers have such trouble holding onto your weapons? Actually, mikey, I don’t have any “weapons.” I do have guns, but unless I actually shoot them at someone, they can hardly be called weapons. Just like a British baseball bat is just a baseball bat until somebody uses it on another person. Why is it, mikey, that gungrabbers always try to control the vocabulary so that they can control the discussion? Reply Magoo says: August 20, 2011 at 19:35 A gun is a weapon. A baseball bat is not designed as a weapon, so it becomes a weapon only when used as a weapon. A gun is designed as a weapon. Consult your dictionaries. Mikey is not corrupting the language here, Ralph. You are. Too bad — most of the time you only torture it. Reply Silver says: August 20, 2011 at 19:53 1 : something (as a club, knife, or gun) used to injure, defeat, or destroy 2 : a means of contending against another So a kitchen knife is therefor a weapon, and I do believe a baseball bat qualifies as a club. In fact, taking the definition literally, a lawnmower would qualify as a weapon as well, as would a good chunk of construction equipment. Using the second definition, one’s own hands qualify as a weapon as well. A kitchen knife is a weapon the same way my clay-shooting shotgun is a weapon. HSR47 says: August 20, 2011 at 21:24 This. The definition I use for the word “weapon” is anything *actively being used* as a weapon in the widely accepted dictionary sense. That is to say, the definition in the dictionary applies only to those items actively being used for such purposes. Unless one uses the same metric for the definition that I use, then EVERYTHING falls under the definition of “weapon” and if EVERYTHING is a weapon then the word loses all meaning. Magoo says: August 21, 2011 at 05:49 People are making up their own languages. Webster: “firearm, n. a *weapon* from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder…” “gun, n. A *weapon* consisting of a metal tube from which a projectile is fired…” A lawnmower can indeed be a weapon, but only when used as a weapon. A firearm is designed as a weapon. That is its true purpose. Ralph says: August 21, 2011 at 08:03 I own deer rifles. Are those weapons? Not unless you’re a deer. I own a hatchet. Is that a weapon? You bet your ass. Even though it was made for roofing, I bought it to part the hair of any fool who deserves it. I own a .22. Is that a weapon? I bought it to punch holes into paper. That’s all it does and all it will ever do. As far as I know, it wasn’t designed to hurt human beings. Don says: August 21, 2011 at 10:40 Every tool is a weapon, if you hold it right. Redfish says: August 20, 2011 at 15:26 Three O/U shotguns, a lever action rifle and what looked like a pellet gun. Yep…. They are after your hunting weapons. Reply supton says: August 20, 2011 at 15:55 Geez, ’round here every other shooting is done with one of those assault over/under shotguns… Reply sdog says: August 20, 2011 at 16:09 i can’t believe how much these dummies are patting themselves on the back over this weak sampling of guns, these weapons are hardly offensive oriented. funny how concerned he was witht he 7.62 x39 ammo they found, were they affraid somebody was gonna throw it during a robbery? Reply Walrusleather says: August 20, 2011 at 16:20 So just so I understood correctly, the guns were legally owned in a country that is batshit gun control crazy(surprise of suprises, Australia is still having mass violence problems), and they were taken from people who were merely suspect of being friends of a “known” criminal or just person of interest in a crime? Guilt by association anyone? Yup Oz is just as screwed up as the misguided mass of mouth breathing near humans want the United States to become. Reply Beer Brain says: August 20, 2011 at 16:32 What ever happened to the Aussies? At one point in my lifetime I actually had some respect for them. Sad. Reply Gangsta Grillz says: August 20, 2011 at 17:24 They need Charlton Heston. Reply PMain says: August 20, 2011 at 18:53 They absolutely would freak if I opened my gun safe or ammo collection Reply Pale Horse says: August 20, 2011 at 19:18 The Australian Police are clueless when it come to guns, the ban didn’t work, no surprises there. so glad I no longer live there. Reply Ralph says: August 20, 2011 at 19:33 It’s nawt something ya see ev’ry dye? It tis around heah, mite. Reply MikeSilver says: August 20, 2011 at 21:29 I driven to shooting matches with more ammo and firearms, including the dreaded AK47 ammo. We could have been called Honda Odyssey Minivan Arsenal. Rolling vehicle of death I tell you. Give us the look, and we’ll give you the sippie cup … er baby on board sign. Uh hell, its hard to be a bad-arse when your gun bag is in the baby seat. Reply sdog says: August 20, 2011 at 22:56 “Honda Odyssey Minivan Arsenal” hilarious +1 Reply Totenglocke says: August 21, 2011 at 16:11 I know, right? What a lot of Americans consider “hanging out with friends on the weekend”, the police consider “a terrorist weapons depot”. Reply CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says: August 20, 2011 at 23:43 Wow, the nazi accent has really changed! I am so glad the dangerous air rifle and what looks meek compared to Walmart’s daily display is now safely away from criminal hands. Is it because NOW they are considered criminals or – impossible- criminals illegally got their hands on guns? Reply Totenglocke says: August 21, 2011 at 16:15 So let me get this straight – using the locations marked in the video, they stole 21 guns from 13 people are are calling this an “arsenal”? Gotta love the idiocy of the police. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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