It’s Party Time! Bring Your Machine Gun!

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“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” – Second Amendent of the United States Constitution

Want to raise money for your preferred candidate at the election why not hold a machine gun social? From WLOS ABC 13

The TEA Party hosted a ”machine gun social” in Brevard on Saturday.  Supporters paid $25-$50 to fire an automatic weapon.  The TEA Party says the money raised will be used to pay for political advertising.  The fundraiser caused some controversy.  People opposed to the fundraiser said the ”machine gun social” was in bad taste and made the town look bad.

ORIGINAL STORY HERE

The idea of a machine gun social has precedent, from a 2009 article in The Conservatist;

Dean Allen’s Machine Gun Social

Greenville – Republican Candidate for Adjutant General of South Carolina, Dean Allen, said today that his Machine gun Social fundraiser scheduled for September 26, 2009 is a go.

FULL ARTICLE

The caricatured ‘gun toting loony yank’ represented here is for many absolute proof that Americans are thick. As a British subject it was only thanks to the internet that I got my chance to hear a few arguments in favour of gun ownership.

The most convincing runs something like this: “a well-armed populace is the best defense against tyranny”. Americans are free citizens as opposed to subjects of their Government so they can be trusted with a weapon. It’s significantly harder to oppress someone carrying (for example) a machine gun and that’s why a slave or subject would not be allowed to have one.

Hearing the arguments in favour of ‘The Second Amendment,’ stated without derision, was something of a shock to me. In the main the British media is happy to pander to the prejudice that “Yanks love guns, gold and God ‘coz they’re thick innit”?

I don’t blame them, it’s far easier to laugh at “stoopid rednecks” and dismiss an incredibly complex debate.

Nick Margerrison

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  • shit FACE?!

    why else would you need a machine gun other than for mowing down crowds of people

  • shit FACE?!

    why else would you need a machine gun other than for mowing down crowds of people

    • Calypso_1

      High rates of fire in small groups are usually used for suppressive tactics creating crosslinked kill zones that prevent enemy maneuvering.  Nobody in their right mind steps into those.  Suppressive fire tactics are not necessarily meant for killing.  It keeps heads down to allow tactical maneuverability against the opposing force. 

    • Calypso_1

      High rates of fire in small groups are usually used for suppressive tactics creating crosslinked kill zones that prevent enemy maneuvering.  Nobody in their right mind steps into those.  Suppressive fire tactics are not necessarily meant for killing.  It keeps heads down to allow tactical maneuverability against the opposing force. 

      • Grant

        Holly shit, logic and intelligence, oh my!

      • Grant

        Holly shit, logic and intelligence, oh my!

        • Calypso_1

          and teeth

      • shit FACE?!

        in a combat zone sure, but sparsely equipped among a residential populace? Are the neighbors using suppressive tactics against roaming packs of neighborhood delinquents? 

      • shit FACE?!

        in a combat zone sure, but sparsely equipped among a residential populace? Are the neighbors using suppressive tactics against roaming packs of neighborhood delinquents? 

        • Calypso_1

          Where I live (the South will rise again), it would be a poor estimation to assume the neighborhood is sparsely equipped. Also there is a very high concentration of veterans, hunters & radio operators. I guarantee that if the situation got so bad that ‘roaming’ bands were encroaching not only would you see coordinated effort but by the time initial skirmishers had established contact, the boys back home would have welded basic armor and mounts for their .50 cals onto their 4×4’s. Welcome to Dixie.

          • Anarchy Tailypo(ny)

            A wild BANDIT appeared!
            Calypso_1 used HIGH POWERED HUNTING RIFLE!
            It’s super effective!
            Wild BANDIT died wondering how it came to this!

          • Anarchy Tailypo(ny)

            A wild BANDIT appeared!
            Calypso_1 used HIGH POWERED HUNTING RIFLE!
            It’s super effective!
            Wild BANDIT died wondering how it came to this!

          • Calypso_1

            I believe you just called me a dry gulcher.

          • Anarchy Tailypo(ny)

            I don’t know what that means.

          • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

            I prefer the term “Ambush Predator”, btw.
             

          • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

            I prefer the term “Ambush Predator”, btw.
             

  • Ted Heistman

    Boobs, machine guns, You’re awesome!!!!!

    • Grant

      I second that! 

  • Three57magnon

    The $25-$50 barely covers the cost of ammo.  Say you get one magazine worth of 9mm in the MP5 up there.  Assuming its incredibly cheap, corrosive target ammo at $25 per 100 rounds, and you are using up 30 rounds per magazine; It would cost you 1/3rd of your profit just to shoot it.  Now if its something like a .50 BMG machine gun, forget it!  Those things can eat up hundreds of dollars of ammo every minute.  This is like having a kissing booth with two girls, one would is sweet and only wants a quarter for every $1, and one whose a high class escort that demands $300 a pop, no matter who the customer is.  No way is there much profit in this for advertising.  PR, pure and simple.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Hernando Sportsman’s Club has been doing machine gun shoots on a regular basis for years.

    Quite a bit of fun and you can add to the fun by calling your friends and co-workers while you’re at the event and let them try to guess where you’re at.

    Everyone is always so nice on Monday after I call them. Guess they really appreciate me thinking of them and ringing them up.

    http://www.hernandosportsmansclub.com/mg_flyer.htm

    • Calypso_1

      Do you ever show them the trunk full of ammo on Friday?

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