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Offline Captainkirk

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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2020, 10:09:38 AM »
Mind you, Arness was  Norwegian immigrant, so what do you expect?
I like the fact that while he could generally out-draw and out-shoot most of the bad guys he tangled with, he never had a problem with just punching their lights out.
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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2020, 06:03:12 PM »
I canít stand the fact that whatever hat Victoria Barkley wears,  itís stuck to the side of her head.  It never falls off.  (7+"

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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2020, 02:49:30 AM »
I canít stand the fact that whatever hat Victoria Barkley wears,  itís stuck to the side of her head.  It never falls off.  (7+"

Ladies hats were pinned back in the day.
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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2020, 06:49:49 PM »
It is something real that bothers me. Nobody knows what type of gun Wyatt Earp carried at OK corral.
Some say a S&W American. But Earp's ancestors recently auctioned off a Colt claiming it was probably the gun.
So now we can't make up a copy of the gun used, because we don't know what it was.

In Amazon reviews of an Earp biography: " telephone service was available in Tombstone about the time of the gunfight and certainly shortly thereafter and one never sees that in movies. It seems not to fit. What did surprise me in this book was that during the Earp posse Vendetta Ride, the action was followed to some degree in newspapers East and West. People could read about it as it was going on. "
https://www.amazon.com/Tombstone-Earp-Brothers-Holliday-Vendetta/dp/1250214580/

It looks like everybody was really interested in all about the shooting all over America right when it was happening. And yet I guess no news story recorded which gun was used.

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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2020, 10:56:50 PM »
It looks like everybody was really interested in all about the shooting all over America right when it was happening. And yet I guess no news story recorded which gun was used.

Why would they? I'm sure nobody back then would even think there would be any interest in a 30 second gunfight 140 years later or that they would give two rips about what kind of gun anybody carried. Nobody knows for sure what gun Wild Bill Hickok used to kill Davis Tutt either.
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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2020, 07:25:03 AM »
Back in those times, a gun was a gun. Everyone west of the Mississippi wore one, so make and model were unimportant. Only reason everyone knows what type of gun was used in today's shootings is because the news media uses it as a tool to vilify the gun as well as the shooter.
Just sayin;....
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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2020, 02:45:31 PM »
Back in those times, a gun was a gun. Everyone west of the Mississippi wore one, so make and model were unimportant. Only reason everyone knows what type of gun was used in today's shootings is because the news media uses it as a tool to vilify the gun as well as the shooter.
Just sayin;....

They really don't even do that today. I've never heard a newscaster say something to the effect of, "A man was shot today, at the local Piggly Wiggly. The assailant used a Glock 19, 9mm pistol, with the optional brown camo finish."

Nope. Usually just the basic facts. Semi-auto handgun, assault style rifle, something like that.
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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2020, 04:50:04 PM »
Back in those times, a gun was a gun. Everyone west of the Mississippi wore one, so make and model were unimportant. Only reason everyone knows what type of gun was used in today's shootings is because the news media uses it as a tool to vilify the gun as well as the shooter.
Just sayin;....

They really don't even do that today. I've never heard a newscaster say something to the effect of, "A man was shot today, at the local Piggly Wiggly. The assailant used a Glock 19, 9mm pistol, with the optional brown camo finish."

Nope. Usually just the basic facts. Semi-auto handgun, assault style rifle, something like that.

Maybe not on the 9 o'clock news, but on the internet or newspapers they love to ID the weapon as in; "Glock semiautomatic handgun" or "AR-15 assault rifle". And they do it on purpose.
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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2020, 09:21:44 AM »
This is not gun-related, but it bugs me that every time a car is burning, it BLOWS UP!

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Re: Things that bug the hell out of me.
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2020, 09:31:26 AM »
This is not gun-related, but it bugs me that every time a car is burning, it BLOWS UP!
I don't understand what's become of modern cars. Scores burning every night. Didn't happen when I was younger.
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