Man exercising right to open carry robbed at gun point

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C’mon, Oregon? He must have recently moved from Florida…

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So Florida.

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Damn. Someone found a loophole in the otherwise-flawless logic of NRA talking points.

MORAL: Don’t bother spending too much money on a fancy gun. Just buy the cheapest one they have available and wait outside the store until someone else comes out with a nicer one.

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This wouldn’t have happened if he were carrying two guns.

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Also on BoingBoing, news about woman exercising 4th amendment right had that right violated by DEA (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/07/once-youve-dehumanized-drug-offenders-its-easy-to-steal-their-identities/), business exercising 1st amendment right violated by government (http://www.wired.com/2014/10/twitter-sues-government/).

Oh, wait, sorry, this is BoingBoing, we’re supposed to laugh at victims exercising their 2nd amendment rights. Sorry. So sorry. Haha, people who own and use guns are so stupid! How’s my victim-blaming going? Good?

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Aw, sweetie. Does your head hurt? Why don’t you lie down for a while.

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Wait, I’m not fitting in, am I? Am I not victim blaming enough? “I bet this guy was white and had a fedora, too.” Does that help?

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I like fedoras. @beschizza does not.

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I consider concealed carry a better idea, for the same reason people at the time of rampant ipod thefts swapped the iconic white “look, I carry an ipod!” headphones for more generic/cheap looking black ones.

Also, in big enough sample we can find examples of everything that’s possible. Things that get front-page news are rare enough to be a statistical non-concern.

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Clearly, the only thing that will keep a good man from holding a gun, is a bad man with a gun of his own, and… I’m sorry; I lost track of what fatuous truism I was spouting. I believe irony was involved at some point.

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Good thing we got that straightened up about this very important news story.

“Joined 20 mins ago”
How would you have any clue?

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How would you have any clue?

Long time reader, first time poster. I mean, see, look, you cast aspersions on other people (you haven’t been here long enough! your argument is invalid!), that’s how we do things here on the BoingBoing BBS, right?

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I think we’d be better off discussing the post or the subject of how the right to openly carry a gun in public keeps America safe. Discussing how you fit in is off-topic. Feel free to start your own topic on yourself when your account is a couple days old, and you are allowed.

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Is there anything as ironic as irony?

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Yeah, because we’re doing that by publicizing a news article from a non-mainstream media outlet about a man who holds a given interpretation about the US constitution getting robbed at gunpoint, as some sort of collective dog-whistle Schadenfreude exercise.

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Instead of buying a gun he should’ve weaponized his face.

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Or just buy a hi-point pistol instead. The only gun so ugly that the mugger will give you his gun instead, out of sympathy.

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Yes there is.