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Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« on: August 28, 2015, 10:52:03 PM »


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0b7a96338e827

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Slain Reporter's Father Fears For His Safety As He Takes Up Gun Control Activism
Andy Parker is even thinking of buying a gun of his own.

HuffPost's reporting:

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"When you're in the media, as you know, and when you're taking on an issue like this, there are a lot of people who take exception to what you're saying," Parker said during a press conference Friday afternoon.

He added that he doesn't own a gun but he may buy one to protect himself. Although he hasn't received any threats yet, he said he doesn't want to "take any chances."

"I don't own a gun. We don't have a gun in our family," Parker said. "I'm probably going to have to get one. Sad to say, but I -- unfortunately, that's just the world we live in."


Now just who would those "a lot of people" be? Are we getting the "gun-owning RKBA activists are just waiting for the chance to blow someone away" canard? I can't see any of the anti-rights folks pushing for more ineffective "gun control" being inclined to bust a cap in his *expletive deleted*ss for hitting the "we need more and better laws because we are not enforcing the ones we already have, and besides criminals just might obey it if we come up with the right one" campaign trail.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2341114

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The father of slain television reporter Alison Parker, after taking aim at the gun lobby, now worries he might need a gun of his own.

Andy Parker acknowledged he might exercise his right to bear arms after unleashing yet another withering attack Friday on the National Rifle Association and timid politicians.

“I don’t own a gun,” Parker told reporters outside the Roanoke television station where his daughter Alison worked.

“We don’t have a gun in our family. I’m probably going to have to get one. I mean, sad to say, but I — unfortunately, that’s the world we live in.”

OK, it's not all gun owners - just the NRA. I should have figured that out by myself. :facepalm:

It looks like some of the MSM dropped a word in their quoting of Mr. Parker:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...ifying-details

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Yet, Parker said that he is “probably going to have to get a gun” because of the culture in the United States.

“When you’re in the media, as you know, and when you are taking on an issue like this, there are a lot of people who take exception to what you are saying, so I will probably have to do that,” Parker said.

He does not currently own a gun, but said: “I don’t want to take any chances.”

So glad to hear that the latest man who wants to control firearms thinks he is special enough to need one for himself. Too bad he did not try to crowd-source the money necessary to buy armed guards like all the really big people do. Speaking of which, why is Bloomberg not financing Mr. Parker's personal protection team?

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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 12:55:59 AM »

Sorry for his loss. That said. This is a jackass want to be politician who is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame dancing on his daughters grave.
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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 02:30:30 AM »

Sorry for his loss. That said. This is a jackass want to be politician who is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame dancing on his daughters grave.

He does not want to be a politician any more.  He just wants to figure out how to keep his daughter from being murdered next time.

But to say that his life is in danger from those that disagree with his thoughts on universal background checks is way beyond the pale.

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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 08:44:33 AM »

Most gun-grabbing zealots at least have the sense to keep their own guns or their armed guards on the down-low.

Not that any of the Low-Information crowd will ever hear about this...
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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2015, 09:40:31 AM »

But to say that his life is in danger from those that disagree with his thoughts on universal background checks is way beyond the pale.

Agreed. He hasn't even received any threats. He just wants to be prepared in case he receives threats.

Not that universal background checks would have helped any. One of the follow-up articles I read yesterday reported that the shooter had passed a background check. So much for that.

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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2015, 10:26:37 AM »

Agreed. He hasn't even received any threats. He just wants to be prepared in case he receives threats.

Not that universal background checks would have helped any. One of the follow-up articles I read yesterday reported that the shooter had passed a background check. So much for that.

Yup.  As is so often the case, the laws they want to see passed would typically not have done a damn thing to stop the event they're proposing the laws to (allegedly) try to stop.

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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2015, 07:10:21 PM »

I really would like to know exactly how many gun control advocates have been killed by NRA/gun culture types.


I'm guessing pretty damn close to zero. 
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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2015, 07:28:26 PM »

It depends on how you define "gun culture," but even then, I'm guessing a pretty small number.
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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2015, 07:41:51 PM »

I really would like to know exactly how many gun control advocates have been killed by NRA/gun culture types.


I'm guessing pretty damn close to zero. 

The only one case I can recall, was in the '90s.  Washington (not DC), some local or state antirights pol got offed.  The reason I think it might be a gun culture type is, ballistic testing pointed to the round having been shot through an aftermarket Makarov barrel.  For years afterwards you'd see reports of the feds asking folks for their guns, for testing, to track down that barrel.  Never did catch the perp, AFAIK.
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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2015, 07:47:46 PM »

The only one case I can recall, was in the '90s.  Washington (not DC), some local or state antirights pol got offed.  The reason I think it might be a gun culture type is, ballistic testing pointed to the round having been shot through an aftermarket Makarov barrel.  For years afterwards you'd see reports of the feds asking folks for their guns, for testing, to track down that barrel.  Never did catch the perp, AFAIK.


You don't think it's just as likely that someone bought the gun that way? Wouldn't that be one of the lower-priced guns in the display case?
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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2015, 01:52:01 AM »

The only one case I can recall, was in the '90s.  Washington (not DC), some local or state antirights pol got offed.  The reason I think it might be a gun culture type is, ballistic testing pointed to the round having been shot through an aftermarket Makarov barrel.  For years afterwards you'd see reports of the feds asking folks for their guns, for testing, to track down that barrel.  Never did catch the perp, AFAIK.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_C._Wales
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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2015, 02:15:43 AM »

The only one case I can recall, was in the '90s.  Washington (not DC), some local or state antirights pol got offed.  The reason I think it might be a gun culture type is, ballistic testing pointed to the round having been shot through an aftermarket Makarov barrel.  For years afterwards you'd see reports of the feds asking folks for their guns, for testing, to track down that barrel.  Never did catch the perp, AFAIK.

They make aftermarket Makarov barrels?

Never would have thought there would be a market for barrels for a cheap surplus handgun...talk about overpolishing a turd...



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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2015, 09:39:45 AM »

They make aftermarket Makarov barrels?

Never would have thought there would be a market for barrels for a cheap surplus handgun...talk about overpolishing a turd...

Aftermarket barrels to convert Makarovs from 9x18 to .380 were made.  (I have one, never used it.  My only Mak right now is a .380.).  There were also the usual tacticool threaded and ported barrels, IIRC.
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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2015, 10:41:22 AM »

They make aftermarket Makarov barrels?

Never would have thought there would be a market for barrels for a cheap surplus handgun...talk about overpolishing a turd...

If I remember correctly, the aftermarket barrels were to convert from 9mm Makarov (9x18) to .380 ACP (9x17).

Oops -- Lee N. Field beat me to it.

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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2015, 11:48:19 AM »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_C._Wales
For those interested.
The Wiki link says they found a shell casing.  How did they know it was a Makarov replacement barrel?  Some unusual rifling?
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Re: Hypocracy, your name is Andy Parker
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2015, 12:05:37 PM »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_C._Wales
For those interested.

He was also a US Attorney working fraud cases.  Lots of opportunities to mke enemies there...
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