Little Girl, Big Gun [Video]


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By Jimmy Rogers
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

This is possibly the most frightening thing I’ve ever seen.  I mean sure she’s got skill, but I’m honestly a little unsettled by the fact that other countries will see this too.  Talk about reinforcing stereotypes.  Anyway, here’s the clip:

This just blows me away.  Though not in the way that gun would.  Why do regular people need assault rifles anyway?  Will the next video show her younger brother arming a Claymore?

Somebody send this girl a doll or a Wii or something.  Clearly the toy to gun ratio in that house is off kilter.

[College Humor via Gizmodo]





90 Responses to Little Girl, Big Gun [Video]

  1. I am a huge unix nerd and I am a big gun geek. The army installed a passion for weapons within me from the m9 pistol to the 25mm chain link machine gun cannon to the 40mm main tank gun. I have a thorough understanding of how many different weapon systems operate.

    I know how to hack different weapon systems for better performance ***because*** of the WEAPON HACKERS that I have served with in the army. I have worked with individuals who hack weapons such as machine guns, assault rifles, pistols, etc. It's an art and a science to them.

    There is nothing wrong with your concern for public safety. If it were a perfect world there would be no need for weapons like these, but its not a perfect world. I own an AR-15 just like this(with a few more-modifications) because I understand the ballistics of the 5.56x45mm nato round. I know that this round will more than likely hit an assailant and tumble with in the assailant's body as apposed to standard pistol ball ammo which could pass through an assailant(we gun geeks call this exit energy) and hit an innocent individual.

    As far as I am concerned I will give up my choice of firearms when the criminal community will approach their senators and say "Mr./Mrs. Senator I will rape, kill, rob, destroy and steal but I will not break a gun law. Here is my illegal weapon."

    There is nothing wrong with being passionate with weapons as a geek and as a citizen of the United States of America. Just ask eric s. raymond-one of the few old school hackers around:
    http://www.catb.org/esr/guns/

    Assault rifle or not, I am glad that her father took the time to educate her about a weapon system. I intend to educate my family members on all of the weapon systems I have. My 18 month old son has already held my AR-15 and a 9mm pistol and the first thing he says is danger when I bring them out.

    Thank you for taking your time to share this with us and as a fellow nerd I encourage you to explore the area and science of ballistics and weapon systems. It is a fascinating world.

  2. What’s wrong with a girl or anyone having this skill? Perhaps you’d rather have us all ignorant of how to protect ourselves? Just b/c we have never been invaded and had to defend ourselves (at least not in the last couple hundred years) doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. Better to be prepared than sitting ducks.

    • The keyword is ASSAULT RIFLE. Pistols, hand guns, even shot guns make sense for home defense. Assault rifles are designed to fight large numbers of heavily armed soldiers. If you squeezed the trigger on one of those puppies inside your house….let’s just say you’ll need more than a little redecoration.

      When it comes down to it, there is a not-so-blurry line between civilian grade and military grade equipment. Oh and it would also be nice if local police didn’t have to fight freaking world war two when making an arrest.

      • Just because it is an assult rifle doesn’t mean it is fully automatic. That is an AR-15, the civilian version of the M-16. It is semi-automatic, and perfectly legal.

      • You appear to be showing a complete ignorance of what you are talking about. Something akin to saying “your printer needs its TCP/IP settings updated to print in color.” The rifle is a semi automatic AR-15, it cannot fire in full auto, it fires a small round, only slightly larger than a 22 long rifle, which is used to hunt rabbits. The difference in the rounds is the 223, has a more power behind it, but is still a small bullet. This is basically the same as any other hunting rifle, except it is black, it LOOKS LIKE a military rifle and it fires small bullets. However, the actual working components of the gun are not the same, it is not a military weapon. In the same way that sliding a macintosh cover over a dell computer does not make your dell computer a macintosh.

        She does not have an assault rifle, and by the way, there is no such thing as an assault weapon, it is a made up term. You may wish to look up the testimony of the head of BATF before congress where he tells them that an assault weapons ban would be very difficult to enforce because the term has no actual meaning. I am sorry I do not have a link available at the moment.

    • “What’s wrong with a girl or anyone having this skill? Perhaps you’d rather have us all ignorant of how to protect ourselves?”

      You’re American aren’t you? :)

    • Adults become soldiers to protect us – not children – only in Africa can you see the true affects of child soldiers.
      Lets keep childhood for at least 12 years and not let them worry about invasion.

  3. What's wrong with a girl or anyone having this skill? Perhaps you'd rather have us all ignorant of how to protect ourselves? Just b/c we have never been invaded and had to defend ourselves (at least not in the last couple hundred years) doesn't mean that it won't happen. Better to be prepared than sitting ducks.

    • The keyword is ASSAULT RIFLE. Pistols, hand guns, even shot guns make sense for home defense. Assault rifles are designed to fight large numbers of heavily armed soldiers. If you squeezed the trigger on one of those puppies inside your house….let's just say you'll need more than a little redecoration.

      When it comes down to it, there is a not-so-blurry line between civilian grade and military grade equipment. Oh and it would also be nice if local police didn't have to fight freaking world war two when making an arrest.

      • Just because it is an assult rifle doesn't mean it is fully automatic. That is an AR-15, the civilian version of the M-16. It is semi-automatic, and perfectly legal.

      • You appear to be showing a complete ignorance of what you are talking about. Something akin to saying "your printer needs its TCP/IP settings updated to print in color." The rifle is a semi automatic AR-15, it cannot fire in full auto, it fires a small round, only slightly larger than a 22 long rifle, which is used to hunt rabbits. The difference in the rounds is the 223, has a more power behind it, but is still a small bullet. This is basically the same as any other hunting rifle, except it is black, it LOOKS LIKE a military rifle and it fires small bullets. However, the actual working components of the gun are not the same, it is not a military weapon. In the same way that sliding a macintosh cover over a dell computer does not make your dell computer a macintosh.

        She does not have an assault rifle, and by the way, there is no such thing as an assault weapon, it is a made up term. You may wish to look up the testimony of the head of BATF before congress where he tells them that an assault weapons ban would be very difficult to enforce because the term has no actual meaning. I am sorry I do not have a link available at the moment.

    • "What’s wrong with a girl or anyone having this skill? Perhaps you’d rather have us all ignorant of how to protect ourselves?"

      You're American aren't you? :)

    • Adults become soldiers to protect us – not children – only in Africa can you see the true affects of child soldiers.

      Lets keep childhood for at least 12 years and not let them worry about invasion.

  4. Jimmy, I agree that hand guns and such are suited for home defense but I’m not talking about home defense. You wanted to know who “regular” people would need such rifles. I’m just pointing out that there is no reason not to be prepared.

    Your point “it would also be nice if local police didn’t have to fight freaking world war two when making an arrest”. The VAST majority of owners of this type of weapon (as w/ all weapons) are law abiding and do not resist when police come under lawful circumstances.

    • Oh yeah, I totally don’t think that just because you own a big gun means you are inclined to fire it at cops. I’m just saying that I don’t really see a good reason for such guns to float about in the public, making it easier for people who ARE inclined to shoot cops to acquire them.

      Also, even if you’re a responsible gun owner…ANYBODY can go crazy, right? And there’s certainly an argument to say that if the police come for you and you’re innocent you probably won’t resist, but if you ARE guilty, well that isn’t a guarantee.

  5. Jimmy, I agree that hand guns and such are suited for home defense but I'm not talking about home defense. You wanted to know who "regular" people would need such rifles. I'm just pointing out that there is no reason not to be prepared.

    Your point "it would also be nice if local police didn't have to fight freaking world war two when making an arrest". The VAST majority of owners of this type of weapon (as w/ all weapons) are law abiding and do not resist when police come under lawful circumstances.

    • Oh yeah, I totally don't think that just because you own a big gun means you are inclined to fire it at cops. I'm just saying that I don't really see a good reason for such guns to float about in the public, making it easier for people who ARE inclined to shoot cops to acquire them.

      Also, even if you're a responsible gun owner…ANYBODY can go crazy, right? And there's certainly an argument to say that if the police come for you and you're innocent you probably won't resist, but if you ARE guilty, well that isn't a guarantee.

  6. Now, isn’t this forum supposed to be about geekdom, not political commentary??

    I love the term “assault rifle”… I’ll use it when the terms “assault knife”, “assault baseball bat”, “assault chain saw” and “assault thermonuclear weapon” are also considered necessary. Any rifle is an “assault rifle” as soon as you assault someone with it.

    As for this young lady, I’m quite certain she won’t be the cause of an accidental shooting… if she knows how to field strip the thing, I’m willing to wager she knows how to handle it safely and properly as well. In that regard, she’s probably miles ahead of most other children in homes with firearms.

    Can we please now return to something slightly more controversial, like Mac vs Windows vs Linux vs …

  7. Now, isn't this forum supposed to be about geekdom, not political commentary??

    I love the term "assault rifle"… I'll use it when the terms "assault knife", "assault baseball bat", "assault chain saw" and "assault thermonuclear weapon" are also considered necessary. Any rifle is an "assault rifle" as soon as you assault someone with it.

    As for this young lady, I'm quite certain she won't be the cause of an accidental shooting… if she knows how to field strip the thing, I'm willing to wager she knows how to handle it safely and properly as well. In that regard, she's probably miles ahead of most other children in homes with firearms.

    Can we please now return to something slightly more controversial, like Mac vs Windows vs Linux vs …

  8. Did the “Hoohah” from her father not clue you that this might be a military family, that’s probably her father’s gun, and they were excited about finishing that in under 1 min (as they teach you in basic training)?

    Not to mention, compared to many “hunting” rifles you can pick up at any Walmart or similar department stores, the AR-15 is a BB-gun (take the 470 for example) but folks like the author of this article make a big deal about the AR-15 simply because of its looks.

    Seems we’re being a little close minded, eh? Let’s not judge a book simply by the cover (the kid, the family, or the gun). How about at least reading the summary on the back before unleashing ill-informed opinions on the public? :)

  9. Did the "Hoohah" from her father not clue you that this might be a military family, that's probably her father's gun, and they were excited about finishing that in under 1 min (as they teach you in basic training)?

    Not to mention, compared to many "hunting" rifles you can pick up at any Walmart or similar department stores, the AR-15 is a BB-gun (take the 470 for example) but folks like the author of this article make a big deal about the AR-15 simply because of its looks.

    Seems we're being a little close minded, eh? Let's not judge a book simply by the cover (the kid, the family, or the gun). How about at least reading the summary on the back before unleashing ill-informed opinions on the public? :)

  10. You really come off as an insecure jackass. When confronted with a young lady that can obviously take care of herself better than you, you freak out and suggest that she should be playing with dolls?

    I would be proud as hell to be that little girl’s father.

    p.s. that’s not a damn assault rifle.

  11. You really come off as an insecure jackass. When confronted with a young lady that can obviously take care of herself better than you, you freak out and suggest that she should be playing with dolls?

    I would be proud as hell to be that little girl's father.

    p.s. that's not a damn assault rifle.

  12. Ah, so many comments! :)
    Hope everyone won’t mind if I don’t respond to every one individually.

    I’m sorry if my reaction to this was quite different from YOURS. When I see something like this my reaction isn’t automatically, “WOO good for her!” Just not how I operate.

    Didn’t know it wasn’t an assault rifle, thanks for the fact-check. A 12 gauge is about the highest my gun IQ goes up to.

    Lastly, I still stand by this article and if you don’t like reading what I have to say, by all means, DON’T READ ARTICLES BY ME. My name is prominently displayed at the top for easy recognition. If Kiltak, our generous host here, thinks it’s an appropriate article, then it is, because he pays the bills. As a geek, I’m just as concerned about political issues as the next guy. Geeks don’t have to define themselves by Apple’s next creation or how many cores you need to run Spore (if it ever comes out).

    To those of you who obviously understand this, thanks for creating this discourse. I have no problem with those who disagree with me, only those who tell me not to write what I want to write.

    • I agree with you that no one should tell you what to write (Freedom of speech/the press dammit! :)). I only ask that you put minimal effort into fact-checking and curb the inflammatory statements… that is if you like the readers you currently have and aim to keep them.

      But by all means… feel free to write whatever! :)

      This isn’t a gun issue to me at all. If you had made similar inaccurate or inflammatory statements about something more “geeky” such as the newest Apple product or Spore (using your own examples) you probably would have easily caused the same type of stir among your readers. Especially with those “Mac-tards”, they’re vicious!!

      But then again, perhaps that was the point? Nothing serves more ad impressions than a little controversy, right?

      Regardless, we geeks are very fact-focused, and this article was not. It was purely ill-informed opinion about a topic you should have known might have been a bit controversial (Not to mention this video is just old as hell and has been on the web forever).

      I think most of your readers expect better, as do I. The issues most of us had with this article had more to do with it’s quality and not really it’s contents. Most of us saw this video a last year :)

    • You actually hit the most reliable and safe weapon for home defense–the shotgun (from all published data I have seen).

      And while I do not own a semi-auto, I don’t see why a semi-auto, a full auto, or any other gun is, in and of itself, dangerous in the right hands.

      The problem for all countries is “how to guarantee that it does not fall into the wrong hands” or “how do we know we are keeping them in the right hands.” Education, testing, permitting, and continuing education is my suggestion.

  13. Ah, so many comments! :)

    Hope everyone won't mind if I don't respond to every one individually.

    I'm sorry if my reaction to this was quite different from YOURS. When I see something like this my reaction isn't automatically, "WOO good for her!" Just not how I operate.

    Didn't know it wasn't an assault rifle, thanks for the fact-check. A 12 gauge is about the highest my gun IQ goes up to.

    Lastly, I still stand by this article and if you don't like reading what I have to say, by all means, DON'T READ ARTICLES BY ME. My name is prominently displayed at the top for easy recognition. If Kiltak, our generous host here, thinks it's an appropriate article, then it is, because he pays the bills. As a geek, I'm just as concerned about political issues as the next guy. Geeks don't have to define themselves by Apple's next creation or how many cores you need to run Spore (if it ever comes out).

    To those of you who obviously understand this, thanks for creating this discourse. I have no problem with those who disagree with me, only those who tell me not to write what I want to write.

    • I agree with you that no one should tell you what to write (Freedom of speech/the press dammit! :)). I only ask that you put minimal effort into fact-checking and curb the inflammatory statements… that is if you like the readers you currently have and aim to keep them.

      But by all means… feel free to write whatever! :)

      This isn't a gun issue to me at all. If you had made similar inaccurate or inflammatory statements about something more "geeky" such as the newest Apple product or Spore (using your own examples) you probably would have easily caused the same type of stir among your readers. Especially with those "Mac-tards", they're vicious!!

      But then again, perhaps that was the point? Nothing serves more ad impressions than a little controversy, right?

      Regardless, we geeks are very fact-focused, and this article was not. It was purely ill-informed opinion about a topic you should have known might have been a bit controversial (Not to mention this video is just old as hell and has been on the web forever).

      I think most of your readers expect better, as do I. The issues most of us had with this article had more to do with it's quality and not really it's contents. Most of us saw this video a last year :)

    • You actually hit the most reliable and safe weapon for home defense–the shotgun (from all published data I have seen).

      And while I do not own a semi-auto, I don't see why a semi-auto, a full auto, or any other gun is, in and of itself, dangerous in the right hands.

      The problem for all countries is "how to guarantee that it does not fall into the wrong hands" or "how do we know we are keeping them in the right hands." Education, testing, permitting, and continuing education is my suggestion.

  14. Not only do I believe in Gun Rights, but I also believe in Free Speech and one’s right to express his opinions about anything that he feels like.
    It’s good to discuss other points of view on subjects of contention because those that don’t have an opinion can more easily formulate one for himself based on the information that they gather from such discussions.
    But it only works well if you discuss rather than argue.

  15. Not only do I believe in Gun Rights, but I also believe in Free Speech and one's right to express his opinions about anything that he feels like.

    It's good to discuss other points of view on subjects of contention because those that don't have an opinion can more easily formulate one for himself based on the information that they gather from such discussions.

    But it only works well if you discuss rather than argue.

  16. If the child in the video had been a boy, would your commentary have been different? The tone seems to indicate yes. Seriously, “send her a doll”? As father to a young daughter, that puts up my hackles.

    Also, there is such a thing as “gun geeks”. They’re not hurting anyone, and the girl is achieving something at a young age that many soldiers have trouble with as adults. I’m not a gun geek myself, but I’d be damn proud of my daughter for something like that.

    • Actually my comment would probably have been the same because the fact that she is a girl doesn’t really factor into what I think about all this. The video is only remarkable because she is a girl (if a boy did this it probably wouldn’t have gained much press…just saying).

      I said doll because it is a toy commonly played with by girls at a young age. I was hesitant to choose that particular toy when I was writing this because I figured some would pick it up as some kind of sexism…but even in this progressive age…girls still play with dolls. Notice I also said a Wii would be a good one too…also well liked by kids.

      I think we’re getting a bit literal. The blurb is just under 100 words…

      Btw, to be honest I’ve never really come into contact with a real “gun geek.” I know people who are very into guns, but it’s usually more because they feel like it’s a birthright, not because they’re really into the mechanics of the weapon. I’m not saying you guys don’t exist…I’m just saying that here in VA, we fulfill a lot of stereotypes…

  17. If the child in the video had been a boy, would your commentary have been different? The tone seems to indicate yes. Seriously, "send her a doll"? As father to a young daughter, that puts up my hackles.

    Also, there is such a thing as "gun geeks". They're not hurting anyone, and the girl is achieving something at a young age that many soldiers have trouble with as adults. I'm not a gun geek myself, but I'd be damn proud of my daughter for something like that.

    • Actually my comment would probably have been the same because the fact that she is a girl doesn't really factor into what I think about all this. The video is only remarkable because she is a girl (if a boy did this it probably wouldn't have gained much press…just saying).

      I said doll because it is a toy commonly played with by girls at a young age. I was hesitant to choose that particular toy when I was writing this because I figured some would pick it up as some kind of sexism…but even in this progressive age…girls still play with dolls. Notice I also said a Wii would be a good one too…also well liked by kids.

      I think we're getting a bit literal. The blurb is just under 100 words…

      Btw, to be honest I've never really come into contact with a real "gun geek." I know people who are very into guns, but it's usually more because they feel like it's a birthright, not because they're really into the mechanics of the weapon. I'm not saying you guys don't exist…I'm just saying that here in VA, we fulfill a lot of stereotypes…

  18. I am a huge unix nerd and I am a big gun geek. The army installed a passion for weapons within me from the m9 pistol to the 25mm chain link machine gun cannon to the 40mm main tank gun. I have a thorough understanding of how many different weapon systems operate.

    I know how to hack different weapon systems for better performance ***because*** of the WEAPON HACKERS that I have served with in the army. I have worked with individuals who hack weapons such as machine guns, assault rifles, pistols, etc. It's an art and a science to them.

    There is nothing wrong with your concern for public safety. If it were a perfect world there would be no need for weapons like these, but its not a perfect world. I own an AR-15 just like this(with a few more-modifications) because I understand the ballistics of the 5.56x45mm nato round. I know that this round will more than likely hit an assailant and tumble with in the assailant's body as apposed to standard pistol ball ammo which could pass through an assailant(we gun geeks call this exit energy) and hit an innocent individual.

    As far as I am concerned I will give up my choice of firearms when the criminal community will approach their senators and say "Mr./Mrs. Senator I will rape, kill, rob, destroy and steal but I will not break a gun law. Here is my illegal weapon."

    There is nothing wrong with being passionate with weapons as a geek and as a citizen of the United States of America. Just ask eric s. raymond-one of the few old school hackers around:
    http://www.catb.org/esr/guns/

    Assault rifle or not, I am glad that her father took the time to educate her about a weapon system. I intend to educate my family members on all of the weapon systems I have. My 18 month old son has already held my AR-15 and a 9mm pistol and the first thing he says is danger when I bring them out.

    Thank you for taking your time to share this with us and as a fellow nerd I encourage you to explore the area and science of ballistics and weapon systems. It is a fascinating world.

  19. This whole thing seems a bit off topic for a ‘geeks’ site but I don’t find anything wrong with the video. Obviously a young girl took some interest in her fathers work (i.e. military) or hobby and he taught her how to strip / reassemble a gun, probably also teaching her the importance of gun safety along the way. Now we all live in a civilization where children are fortunate enough not to have to learn how to use a gun or be forced into a military service, to me that’s much more frightening than this video.

  20. This whole thing seems a bit off topic for a ‘geeks’ site but I don’t find anything wrong with the video. Obviously a young girl took some interest in her fathers work (i.e. military) or hobby and he taught her how to strip / reassemble a gun, probably also teaching her the importance of gun safety along the way. Now we all live in a civilization where children are fortunate enough not to have to learn how to use a gun or be forced into a military service, to me that’s much more frightening than this video.

  21. Well, I fully support your “right” to say what you want.

    I also have agressively defended that right with my assault rifle (not the play thing we see in the video, but a full sized Main Battle Rifle in combat!)

    I’ll also have you know, if it weren’t for this little girl learning how to safely handle that weapon, and you had your way of taking it away from her to replace with a doll……..

    Your little right of free speech would go away. The freedom & right to keep and bear arms is the only thing standing between anarchy & your precious freedom. Freedom is not a whim that can be granted or taken away from the stroke of the pen.

    Freedom can be ensured at the end of a gun. And it is the only way to ensure your freedom to say what you want & suggest this little girl play with dolls. And as said before, I will defend your right to say that to my dying days.

    • Mark: Almost no one has firearms in Canada.. The result?

      Wikipedia says it best: For example, in 2000 the United States’ rate for robberies was 65 percent higher, its rate for aggravated assault was more than double and its murder rate was triple.

      Are you saying that people in Canada aren’t free because most people don’t have a firearm in their homes?

      • Do you actually believe that "almost no one has firearms in Canada"? You might want to look up some statistics before you spout that kind of thing. Not every city is like Toronto. Here, I can even make it easy for you: 20.8% of Canadians own firearms. Yes, that's lower than in the States (48.6% there), but hardly "almost no one". I bet looking at the territories and the prairies, you would see the percentage jump up quite a bit as well.

      • I would love to see an “unbiased” fact-based analysis or several analyses here… I don’t think it will happen.

        I know you are not saying that crime is lower because there are no guns in Canada. Or are you saying that crime rates are lower in Canada because there are fewer people who own guns. Just curious because the same study you site states

        “The overall violent crime rate remained unchanged in 2006 mainly due to the relative stability in the rate of minor assaults, which account for about 6 in 10 violent crimes. However, other than the drop in homicides, most other serious violent crimes were on the rise, similar to 2005.”

        I certainly do not think that the increase in the violent crime has anything to do with gun ownership. Do you?

        Again, it isn’t the “gun” that is the issue–it is the people.

  22. Well, I fully support your "right" to say what you want.

    I also have agressively defended that right with my assault rifle (not the play thing we see in the video, but a full sized Main Battle Rifle in combat!)

    I'll also have you know, if it weren't for this little girl learning how to safely handle that weapon, and you had your way of taking it away from her to replace with a doll……..

    Your little right of free speech would go away. The freedom & right to keep and bear arms is the only thing standing between anarchy & your precious freedom. Freedom is not a whim that can be granted or taken away from the stroke of the pen.

    Freedom can be ensured at the end of a gun. And it is the only way to ensure your freedom to say what you want & suggest this little girl play with dolls. And as said before, I will defend your right to say that to my dying days.

    • Mark: Almost no one has firearms in Canada.. The result?

      Wikipedia says it best: For example, in 2000 the United States' rate for robberies was 65 percent higher, its rate for aggravated assault was more than double and its murder rate was triple.

      Are you saying that people in Canada aren't free because most people don't have a firearm in their homes?

      • Do you actually believe that "almost no one has firearms in Canada"? You might want to look up some statistics before you spout that kind of thing. Not every city is like Toronto. Here, I can even make it easy for you: 20.8% of Canadians own firearms. Yes, that's lower than in the States (48.6% there), but hardly "almost no one". I bet looking at the territories and the prairies, you would see the percentage jump up quite a bit as well.

      • I would love to see an "unbiased" fact-based analysis or several analyses here… I don't think it will happen.

        I know you are not saying that crime is lower because there are no guns in Canada. Or are you saying that crime rates are lower in Canada because there are fewer people who own guns. Just curious because the same study you site states

        "The overall violent crime rate remained unchanged in 2006 mainly due to the relative stability in the rate of minor assaults, which account for about 6 in 10 violent crimes. However, other than the drop in homicides, most other serious violent crimes were on the rise, similar to 2005."

        I certainly do not think that the increase in the violent crime has anything to do with gun ownership. Do you?

        Again, it isn't the "gun" that is the issue–it is the people.

  23. Canadians are free BECAUSE the United States has plenty of guns. You are welcome. Now send us some money to help in Iraq, thanks.

  24. Canadians are free BECAUSE the United States has plenty of guns. You are welcome. Now send us some money to help in Iraq, thanks.

  25. Yes, you do, you do have freedom in USA, a lot of freedom to spit out the most incredible bullshits.

    I’m writing you from Europe, where I can ensure you that almost nobody owns weapons, certainly many many less than Canada, let alone US. I can tell you that we do not have anarchy, and our levels of criminality are so incredibly lower that it would be outrageous to make any comparison with yours. Please don’t come out with the issue of “we saved your asses from Hitler”, I know it, we know it, we thanked you with 60 years of vassallage. It’s over and it hasn’t got anyhting to do with this.

    Security, freedom, public order, are ensured by the institutions which are authorised to the only legal use of violence, i.e. police (for internal security) and army (for external security). The members of these institutions are the only ones who should know and practice the use of weapons. There is no need for common citizens to learn it, to manage weapons, to train in their use, let alone for little children whose education should be devoted to learn that peace and collaboration are the rule, because human beings are social animals. The crime and assault is an exception which can better be fought first of all with prevention (helping the people to live “in” the society and not “against” it), and then, only as a last resource, with the institutionalised use of violence.

    In the US you have this culture of death and violence which makes you all feel under constant siege, and react violently to whatever unusual thing happens around you, with the resulting unbelievable levels of criminality you do have. I am in no way astonished by the reactions to this post, just because it is completely out of your possibility to understand it: I am not saying you are stupid, I am saying that you have thick and strong cultural barriers preventing you from understanding something so obvious to any average European, that it is rather astonishing that any of you can overcome it.

    So thank you Jimmy for at least trying!

  26. Yes, you do, you do have freedom in USA, a lot of freedom to spit out the most incredible bullshits.

    I’m writing you from Europe, where I can ensure you that almost nobody owns weapons, certainly many many less than Canada, let alone US. I can tell you that we do not have anarchy, and our levels of criminality are so incredibly lower that it would be outrageous to make any comparison with yours. Please don’t come out with the issue of “we saved your asses from Hitler”, I know it, we know it, we thanked you with 60 years of vassallage. It’s over and it hasn’t got anyhting to do with this.

    Security, freedom, public order, are ensured by the institutions which are authorised to the only legal use of violence, i.e. police (for internal security) and army (for external security). The members of these institutions are the only ones who should know and practice the use of weapons. There is no need for common citizens to learn it, to manage weapons, to train in their use, let alone for little children whose education should be devoted to learn that peace and collaboration are the rule, because human beings are social animals. The crime and assault is an exception which can better be fought first of all with prevention (helping the people to live “in” the society and not “against” it), and then, only as a last resource, with the institutionalised use of violence.

    In the US you have this culture of death and violence which makes you all feel under constant siege, and react violently to whatever unusual thing happens around you, with the resulting unbelievable levels of criminality you do have. I am in no way astonished by the reactions to this post, just because it is completely out of your possibility to understand it: I am not saying you are stupid, I am saying that you have thick and strong cultural barriers preventing you from understanding something so obvious to any average European, that it is rather astonishing that any of you can overcome it.

    So thank you Jimmy for at least trying!

    • I am not so sure that the US has a “culture of death and violence,” and I do not feel “under constant siege” or “react violently” to “whatever unusual thing happens around me.

      Just as I am sure that about 50% of the USA citizens did not vote for Bush. Equating the USA to our leader is like saying all those people in Europe are defined by your leaders. Perhaps you disagree with your leader, and you may not even have voted for him or her…

      In fact, I am quite level-headed. I am not “giving off” any anger of frustration that I read in your post, and I am not “outraged” that anyone can have a different belief.

      The gun does not cause violence, people do. Europe has been around much longer (time-wise) and has learned to work together with their neighbors (i.e., consensus building rather than arguments). The USA will get there (one can only hope).

      I am not aware of any “unbelievable levels of criminality” in the USA, and I would have to take exception to you stating that “any average European” would be unable to disagree with you.

      I accept your opinion even if I don’t agree with you, and that is what our Constitution guarantees (1st Amendment). Our Constitution also guarantees other rights (2nd Amendment-ownership of guns; etc.) and include such nice things as outlawing slavery, allowing women to vote, etc.

      I would rather everyone knew how to assemble and disassemble weapons of many sorts. That way, there would be significantly fewer accidental deaths. People who think “guns” are dangerous may not have the experience to realize that guns are inanimate objects that were created for a particular purpose. While that purpose may have been to kill and/or injure an animal, automobile deaths far exceed the number of deaths caused by firearms. Yet, nobody is calling for the outlawing of driving… Or alcohol sales… Or skiing…

      Certainly, arrest those who sell guns to people that are not allowed, under the law, to own guns. Certainly, penalize those who break the law.

      I don’t see the world’s armies killing each other needlessly or having all of these accidental discharges due to guns. Rather, it is the education regarding weapons that makes a person safer. The gun is just a tool–like a bow, a knife, and an icepick.

      Europe is nice, and, yes, I have been there. But to say that there are no gun-loving Europeans may be stretching it a bit. If you think guns are “dangerous,” I hope you will go out to a shooting range and get some experience prior to making up your mind about something you may not have much experience handling and/or operating.

      I wish you well.

    • I am not so sure that the US has a “culture of death and violence,” and I do not feel “under constant siege” or “react violently” to “whatever unusual thing happens around me.

      Just as I am sure that about 50% of the USA citizens did not vote for Bush. Equating the USA to our leader is like saying all those people in Europe are defined by your leaders. Perhaps you disagree with your leader, and you may not even have voted for him or her…

      In fact, I am quite level-headed. I am not “giving off” any anger of frustration that I read in your post, and I am not “outraged” that anyone can have a different belief.

      The gun does not cause violence, people do. Europe has been around much longer (time-wise) and has learned to work together with their neighbors (i.e., consensus building rather than arguments). The USA will get there (one can only hope).

      I am not aware of any “unbelievable levels of criminality” in the USA, and I would have to take exception to you stating that “any average European” would be unable to disagree with you.

      I accept your opinion even if I don’t agree with you, and that is what our Constitution guarantees (1st Amendment). Our Constitution also guarantees other rights (2nd Amendment-ownership of guns; etc.) and include such nice things as outlawing slavery, allowing women to vote, etc.

      I would rather everyone knew how to assemble and disassemble weapons of many sorts. That way, there would be significantly fewer accidental deaths. People who think “guns” are dangerous may not have the experience to realize that guns are inanimate objects that were created for a particular purpose. While that purpose may have been to kill and/or injure an animal, automobile deaths far exceed the number of deaths caused by firearms. Yet, nobody is calling for the outlawing of driving… Or alcohol sales… Or skiing…

      Certainly, arrest those who sell guns to people that are not allowed, under the law, to own guns. Certainly, penalize those who break the law.

      I don’t see the world’s armies killing each other needlessly or having all of these accidental discharges due to guns. Rather, it is the education regarding weapons that makes a person safer. The gun is just a tool–like a bow, a knife, and an icepick.

      Europe is nice, and, yes, I have been there. But to say that there are no gun-loving Europeans may be stretching it a bit. If you think guns are “dangerous,” I hope you will go out to a shooting range and get some experience prior to making up your mind about something you may not have much experience handling and/or operating.

      I wish you well.

    • Hmm,
      I didn’t know about the death and violence culture and I’ve lived in the US for 49 years.

      I do know that cars kill way more people than guns.
      Do you drive?
      How much safety training have you had for your killing machine?

      B
      (full disclosure: I’ve been around guns since I was a kid, and have been injured by kitchen knives. I’ve also done a lot of training on keeeping myself alive in bad car situations (and used some of it).

  27. Yes, you do, you do have freedom in USA, a lot of freedom to spit out the most incredible bullshits.

    I'm writing you from Europe, where I can ensure you that almost nobody owns weapons, certainly many many less than Canada, let alone US. I can tell you that we do not have anarchy, and our levels of criminality are so incredibly lower that it would be outrageous to make any comparison with yours. Please don't come out with the issue of "we saved your asses from Hitler", I know it, we know it, we thanked you with 60 years of vassallage. It's over and it hasn't got anyhting to do with this.

    Security, freedom, public order, are ensured by the institutions which are authorised to the only legal use of violence, i.e. police (for internal security) and army (for external security). The members of these institutions are the only ones who should know and practice the use of weapons. There is no need for common citizens to learn it, to manage weapons, to train in their use, let alone for little children whose education should be devoted to learn that peace and collaboration are the rule, because human beings are social animals. The crime and assault is an exception which can better be fought first of all with prevention (helping the people to live "in" the society and not "against" it), and then, only as a last resource, with the institutionalised use of violence.

    In the US you have this culture of death and violence which makes you all feel under constant siege, and react violently to whatever unusual thing happens around you, with the resulting unbelievable levels of criminality you do have. I am in no way astonished by the reactions to this post, just because it is completely out of your possibility to understand it: I am not saying you are stupid, I am saying that you have thick and strong cultural barriers preventing you from understanding something so obvious to any average European, that it is rather astonishing that any of you can overcome it.

    So thank you Jimmy for at least trying!

    • I am not so sure that the US has a "culture of death and violence," and I do not feel "under constant siege" or "react violently" to "whatever unusual thing happens around me.

      Just as I am sure that about 50% of the USA citizens did not vote for Bush. Equating the USA to our leader is like saying all those people in Europe are defined by your leaders. Perhaps you disagree with your leader, and you may not even have voted for him or her…

      In fact, I am quite level-headed. I am not "giving off" any anger of frustration that I read in your post, and I am not "outraged" that anyone can have a different belief.

      The gun does not cause violence, people do. Europe has been around much longer (time-wise) and has learned to work together with their neighbors (i.e., consensus building rather than arguments). The USA will get there (one can only hope).

      I am not aware of any "unbelievable levels of criminality" in the USA, and I would have to take exception to you stating that "any average European" would be unable to disagree with you.

      I accept your opinion even if I don't agree with you, and that is what our Constitution guarantees (1st Amendment). Our Constitution also guarantees other rights (2nd Amendment-ownership of guns; etc.) and include such nice things as outlawing slavery, allowing women to vote, etc.

      I would rather everyone knew how to assemble and disassemble weapons of many sorts. That way, there would be significantly fewer accidental deaths. People who think "guns" are dangerous may not have the experience to realize that guns are inanimate objects that were created for a particular purpose. While that purpose may have been to kill and/or injure an animal, automobile deaths far exceed the number of deaths caused by firearms. Yet, nobody is calling for the outlawing of driving… Or alcohol sales… Or skiing…

      Certainly, arrest those who sell guns to people that are not allowed, under the law, to own guns. Certainly, penalize those who break the law.

      I don't see the world's armies killing each other needlessly or having all of these accidental discharges due to guns. Rather, it is the education regarding weapons that makes a person safer. The gun is just a tool–like a bow, a knife, and an icepick.

      Europe is nice, and, yes, I have been there. But to say that there are no gun-loving Europeans may be stretching it a bit. If you think guns are "dangerous," I hope you will go out to a shooting range and get some experience prior to making up your mind about something you may not have much experience handling and/or operating.

      I wish you well.

    • Hmm,

      I didn't know about the death and violence culture and I've lived in the US for 49 years.

      I do know that cars kill way more people than guns.

      Do you drive?

      How much safety training have you had for your killing machine?

      B

      (full disclosure: I've been around guns since I was a kid, and have been injured by kitchen knives. I've also done a lot of training on keeeping myself alive in bad car situations (and used some of it).

  28. “DIBS when she is 18!!!”

    Damn, I’m too late.

    But seriously, all our kids should be taught that. who else is going to protect our freedom?

      • “…the army (and other armed forces)…the police…”

        Hmm, I think you’re forgetting something. Like, maybe, this kid will probably be in the army someday? Along with your kids, your neighbor’s kids, your cousin’s kids? I see nothing wrong with previous experience.

        Also, you can kill someone with anything in my room. Seriously. And I don’t even have a knife in my room. No, really. Lightbulb: break and stab. Sheet: strangle, suffocate. Pencil: stab. Poster: choke. It just really isn’t that hard. A bit scary when you think about it. Guns aren’t a big issue.

        Also, the “doll” bit really makes my hackles rise. Why a doll? Why not a bicycle or watercolors or a notebook with crayons?

        Oh, and that isn’t an assault rifle. Check the facts before typing. It’s like “think before you speak”, only easier.

  29. "DIBS when she is 18!!!"

    Damn, I'm too late.

    But seriously, all our kids should be taught that. who else is going to protect our freedom?

      • "…the army (and other armed forces)…the police…"

        Hmm, I think you're forgetting something. Like, maybe, this kid will probably be in the army someday? Along with your kids, your neighbor's kids, your cousin's kids? I see nothing wrong with previous experience.

        Also, you can kill someone with anything in my room. Seriously. And I don't even have a knife in my room. No, really. Lightbulb: break and stab. Sheet: strangle, suffocate. Pencil: stab. Poster: choke. It just really isn't that hard. A bit scary when you think about it. Guns aren't a big issue.

        Also, the "doll" bit really makes my hackles rise. Why a doll? Why not a bicycle or watercolors or a notebook with crayons?

        Oh, and that isn't an assault rifle. Check the facts before typing. It's like "think before you speak", only easier.

  30. @ Jimmy Rogers

    Would that be the same army that has occupied Iraq? (I assume you are against that, as am I.) And the very same police that tase people who ask the wrong questions and shoot people in the back while they are running away?

    Or maybe the IRS goons who will kick in your door to collect your portion of the BAILOUT BILL.

    We live in a fascist state Jimmy.

    You need to go get yourself a gun right now.

    • @out

      that’s the most fearmongery thing i’ve ever heard (well maybe not THE MOST)

      i know a number of people who have lived in fascist states and i’m pretty sure we don’t live in one….unless it’s some kind of benevolent fascism….

      i have never in my life felt that i needed a gun (except maybe on the firing range…would be rather awkward without one)

  31. @ Jimmy Rogers

    Would that be the same army that has occupied Iraq? (I assume you are against that, as am I.) And the very same police that tase people who ask the wrong questions and shoot people in the back while they are running away?

    Or maybe the IRS goons who will kick in your door to collect your portion of the BAILOUT BILL.

    We live in a fascist state Jimmy.

    You need to go get yourself a gun right now.

    • @out

      that's the most fearmongery thing i've ever heard (well maybe not THE MOST)

      i know a number of people who have lived in fascist states and i'm pretty sure we don't live in one….unless it's some kind of benevolent fascism….

      i have never in my life felt that i needed a gun (except maybe on the firing range…would be rather awkward without one)

  32. That is great! Nice to see a girl breaking stereotypes and learning to handle a weapon effectively.

    She won’t have to worry about lowlifes.

  33. That is great! Nice to see a girl breaking stereotypes and learning to handle a weapon effectively.

    She won't have to worry about lowlifes.

  34. Unfortunately Jimmy Rodgers, with the right of free speech comes a great responsibility which neither you nor main stream media seem to be willing to accept.
    An AR-15 is NOT an assault rifle. A weapon must be capable of selective fire to be considered an assault rifle. The National Firearms Act of 1934 pretty much makes your chances of owning a selective fire weapon 0%. Lets say you were able to own one, starting cost of the rifle alone would be around $7000.00, not to mention the cost of a lawyer, tax stamp, and oh yea your local law enforcement chief must sign off on it. Think you can buy one the street? Let me know how that works out for ya! Think you can modify one to fire full auto ….. your right, but chances of the modified weapon will jam, be uncontrollable or even injure the operator are greater than them being able to hurt anyone with it first. Military individual weapons with the provision to fire from the shoulder in full auto have pretty much been done away with to only be replaced with 3 round bursts. Why? I’m glad you asked! Because the most highly trained personnel could not hit the targets on full auto, and the only reason they still have 3 round burst is because the sound of full auto is more effective than the bullets coming from the rifle.
    The 5.56 round, which 95+% of ar-15’s are, are not very powerful. In fact most states outlaw 5.56 for deer hunting because it is not humane, the round is more likely to only injure the deer than to kill it. Which leads to why the military chooses to continue the use of this round. 1 dead enemy removes 1 person total from the battlefield, 1 injured enemy takes 1-2 other people to assist, effectively removing 2-3 people total from the battlefield. So, if you are going to be shot, then a 5.56 has a higher survivability rate than a much more commonly available 10mm hand gun.
    So because it looks like a military style rifle, but does not function like a military style rifle, then it must be a military style rifle? Right? WRONG! Seems like a classic case of judging a book by it’s cover! Your right, but, YOU ARE THE ONE REINFORCING STEREOTYPES! And I agree with you again, this is possibly the most frightening thing I’ve ever seen. Not the video, but the ignorance and fear that you and other people like you continue to spread without the willingness to educate yourselves about the “evil black rifle”.
    P.S.
    More power to any woman who takes the initiative to learn something that most people feel they shouldnt.

  35. Unfortunately Jimmy Rodgers, with the right of free speech comes a great responsibility which neither you nor main stream media seem to be willing to accept.

    An AR-15 is NOT an assault rifle. A weapon must be capable of selective fire to be considered an assault rifle. The National Firearms Act of 1934 pretty much makes your chances of owning a selective fire weapon 0%. Lets say you were able to own one, starting cost of the rifle alone would be around $7000.00, not to mention the cost of a lawyer, tax stamp, and oh yea your local law enforcement chief must sign off on it. Think you can buy one the street? Let me know how that works out for ya! Think you can modify one to fire full auto ….. your right, but chances of the modified weapon will jam, be uncontrollable or even injure the operator are greater than them being able to hurt anyone with it first. Military individual weapons with the provision to fire from the shoulder in full auto have pretty much been done away with to only be replaced with 3 round bursts. Why? I'm glad you asked! Because the most highly trained personnel could not hit the targets on full auto, and the only reason they still have 3 round burst is because the sound of full auto is more effective than the bullets coming from the rifle.

    The 5.56 round, which 95+% of ar-15's are, are not very powerful. In fact most states outlaw 5.56 for deer hunting because it is not humane, the round is more likely to only injure the deer than to kill it. Which leads to why the military chooses to continue the use of this round. 1 dead enemy removes 1 person total from the battlefield, 1 injured enemy takes 1-2 other people to assist, effectively removing 2-3 people total from the battlefield. So, if you are going to be shot, then a 5.56 has a higher survivability rate than a much more commonly available 10mm hand gun.

    So because it looks like a military style rifle, but does not function like a military style rifle, then it must be a military style rifle? Right? WRONG! Seems like a classic case of judging a book by it's cover! Your right, but, YOU ARE THE ONE REINFORCING STEREOTYPES! And I agree with you again, this is possibly the most frightening thing I've ever seen. Not the video, but the ignorance and fear that you and other people like you continue to spread without the willingness to educate yourselves about the "evil black rifle".

    P.S.

    More power to any woman who takes the initiative to learn something that most people feel they shouldnt.

  36. I don’t see the problem, she’s obviously been trained how to handle the weapon properly. Something that was common up until the last 50 years or so. Frankly, I think society would be better off if people were trained to properly handle weapons.

  37. I don't see the problem, she's obviously been trained how to handle the weapon properly. Something that was common up until the last 50 years or so. Frankly, I think society would be better off if people were trained to properly handle weapons.