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  •  You're dead wrong to predict which mistakes (8+ / 0-)

    can happen and which cannot.

    Retract your foolish words.

    Honesty is not a policy. It's a character trait.

    by Says Who on Wed May 01, 2013 at 01:35:08 PM PDT

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    •  No retraction. (1+ / 0-)
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      buddabelly

      Blanks look a lot different than live rounds. For one, on a blank there is no bullet at the front!

      That's what makes a blank a "blank". It's not pushing a bullet!

      Look at the common cartridge - see that bullet out there at the front end? Now take that bullet off of there, looks a whole lot different right?

      This isn't rocket science!

      •  You are not an authority on which mistakes (1+ / 0-)
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        a2nite

        might happen. You defy logic with your trite statements. You are half the 'accident' happening, it only takes someone as wrong as you to complete the deed.

        You are to retract your foolish statements NOW.

        You are asking intelligent people to think that you know which mistakes CAN occur and which CANNOT.

        And your authoritative posturing, when you've been refuted here over one hundred fifty times just counting recs alone, frames you as a flawed thinker and an arrogant interlocutor.

        SO don't retract your goofy words.
        Live clueless, go ahead. You are a mistake maker, so you wouldn't and couldn't understand what a mistake is, and how the next one is unpredictable. You have strengthened the points made against your position.

        Honesty is not a policy. It's a character trait.

        by Says Who on Wed May 01, 2013 at 04:24:19 PM PDT

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        •  Recs are not refutations. (0+ / 0-)

          Blanks do not look like live rounds. There's the whole "missing entire front end" issue.

          You'd be able to tell the difference between a regular missile and a missile without the entire pointy nosecone, right? You'd figure that nobody would mistake a missile without a nosecone for a fully armed missile, right?

          That's why I'm not retracting my view that looking at a live round (which includes this bullet at the front) would be able to be mistaken for a blank round (which does not have a bullet sticking out the front).

          How likely are you to look at the one on the left and mistake it for any of the other three of these?

          •  One thousand is mistaken for one hundred. (1+ / 0-)
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            revsue

            One hundred is mistaken for ten.

            Those are huge mistakes and they happen every day!!!

            Your contention, that your approved mistakes are the only possible mistakes, is whacked, I tell you. Indefensible.

            Cell phones are mistaken for guns.
            Cigars are mistaken for guns.
            Balloons are mistaken for ICBMs.

            But your idiocy will never be mistaken for a legitimate argument.

            Your graphic itself is a mistake, it proves nothing, concludes that you believe all people think like you and only make your type of mistakes.

            You can have the last word on this one, I dismiss your thinking entirely (just make it as hilarious as the ones that got you this far).

            Honesty is not a policy. It's a character trait.

            by Says Who on Wed May 01, 2013 at 06:35:53 PM PDT

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      •  Oh really? Well then how about this: The recruit (2+ / 0-)
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        dream weaver, Silvia Nightshade

        is told to use his own weapon which he is already familiar with to make it more realistic and loads the magazine with blanks not realizing that he didn't clear the chamber first and there was still a live round in it.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Wed May 01, 2013 at 05:43:07 PM PDT

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        •  Wouldn't count on account of a technicality. (1+ / 0-)
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          Silvia Nightshade

          In such a situation the family of the deseased should be informed that this is yet another RKBA win.

        •  That would be against army protocols (0+ / 0-)

          Before leaving a training range, every weapon will be cleared and inspected.  All magazines will be emptied and inspected.  All pockets will be emptied.  Bolts will be locked in the open position or a bolt inhibitor will be inserted.  Blank ammunition and live ammunition will never be issued to a  soldier at the same time, and live ammunition and blank ammunition will never be stored together.  When blank ammunition is issued, a "blank firing adapter" will be issued for each rifle, and placed on the barrel of the rifle before the blank ammunition is loaded.

          The Army Way

          •  What protocols? This was a hastily thought up (0+ / 0-)

            "readiness drill" that obviously didn't have any thought put into it (blanks are lethal at short range, plus the possibility of permanent hearing damage if you are too close which those teachers most likely were).  The Pine Eagle Charter School way is not the Army Way.  Oh, and handguns were used and not rifles.

            You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

            by Throw The Bums Out on Thu May 02, 2013 at 06:18:21 AM PDT

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