ariellem wrote:Not a sport item. Not cool. Very insensitive, especially after Sandy Hook, to sell any rifles that aren't completely toy-only (like a squirt gun or a cap gun). Boo, Woot.
Toy guns would go on kids.woot and wouldn't be a sport item.
Level aim, steady hold, decent eyesight, you hit a target. Meets all the physical and entertainment aspects for a sport. If horseshoes and lawn darts are sports, this sure is. People can use this for pest control, to practice, to learn.
Your efforts to redefine what a firearm is, what a sport is, instead of just saying you don't like firearms is roundabout and disingenuous.
bdesign wrote:Really? There's not a single gun store in the city of Chicago. Also, last I looked I hadn't heard of many crimes being committed here with assault weapons.
I'm not a gun owner. But some of the stuff I read pisses me off.
Assault weapons aren't generally used in crimes. Despite their prevalence. And it's interesting you qualify your statement with "hadn't heard of many crimes", because clearly you have heard of SOME crimes in your area then. Also, a quick google search shows assault rifles have been recovered at crime scenes in Chicago.
Despite the ban. Despite no gun stores.
katieklag wrote:That is the whole point " to have a life". I agree that these type of items should not be sold, especially without a license. A bb gun can cause someone to get hurt just as much as a real gun.
Just ask the families of the victims involved with the shootings in CT.
So, did you? Ask? Check with them? About an air soft? Seems sort of silly to require others to ask when you in fact are making the claim.
Even with firearms, not all the families agree, like you falsely seem to want us to believe. But that won't stop your agenda, or you ignoring guns when they save lives, prevent home invasions, etc.
Someone might get hurt? Heavens. Someone might club you to death with the 5 and 10 pound weight sets woot has sold. Use the kitchen knives sold here to go on a slashing rampage (China, Japan massacres). Or use the HDMI cables or electrical cords on the electrical devices to choke you. Or dump the chemicals in the NiCad batteries of the tools they sell in your drink and destroy your kidneys. Or use those laser levels sold in the past to shine in your eye.
Harm. Really. I guess that outlaws humanity. Wonder if you know how many people have been beaten to death with fists or feet, or choked to death by someone with no weapon at all or a clothing or jewelry item.
And I don't think anyone should be dictated to because some criminal uses a tool or a weapon insanely. A nut killed his family with a hammer the other day. His entire family. Kids. Kills more people than the nut who killed the NY firefighters. Where's your outrage and the ban on hammers?
Woot's sold hammers in the past too, i know since I bought one. Ooo, scary. You should find it such. Creepy too, eh? I can even "practice"--I'm going to pound some nails this afternoon during the games as I continue renovations at my home. By doing so, I'm SO insensitive to the massacre out west, I know.