nikonmojo

Lives in United States Eagle River, AK, United States
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Joined on Apr 24, 2004

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(unknown member): From Europe. .. there are just too many weapons in thr US and people tend to see weapons in the hands of anyone (and photographers as well!).

Whereas in Europe, almost no one has a gun... and so cops are not afraid about tripods..
So no one want to get a gun to protect himself. .. because others do not have guns either...

Regards

Hugo600si, that's funny. You'll be living (and dying) under an Islamic caliphate within a generation (two at most)...

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 22:39 UTC
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(unknown member): From Europe. .. there are just too many weapons in thr US and people tend to see weapons in the hands of anyone (and photographers as well!).

Whereas in Europe, almost no one has a gun... and so cops are not afraid about tripods..
So no one want to get a gun to protect himself. .. because others do not have guns either...

Regards

LDunn1, Not sure the point you're trying to make. Assuming your compensation number is correct, did that restore the lives of the tens of thousands of Americans who died on European soil in WWII? As for your alternate outcome scenario, that didn't happen for one main and obvious reason, American participation. Americans are a benevolent people and we prove that time and again. We're not inclined to gloat but we also don't appreciate being taken for granted. And we certainly don't care if you choose to be an unarmed populace living under a crown. That's not the American way and I, for one, will never apologize for that.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 22:32 UTC
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(unknown member): From Europe. .. there are just too many weapons in thr US and people tend to see weapons in the hands of anyone (and photographers as well!).

Whereas in Europe, almost no one has a gun... and so cops are not afraid about tripods..
So no one want to get a gun to protect himself. .. because others do not have guns either...

Regards

Al wants a bagel, me, like the rest of the real patriots in this country don't need your permission to keep and bear arms. Our rights are from God and AFFIRMED by the Constitution. I could care less the total numbers of arms loaned to our european allies. The fact remains that they were requested and we were able to deliver based on our "gun culture." So, yes, our "gun culture" does work. You could just say "thank you" but your hubris won't allow it. You can have all the contempt you want toward people like me but there will surely come another day your kind will be begging for the US to save you worthless hide. By the way, please share with the group the wonderful and high and mighty country in which you reside.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 20:50 UTC
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(unknown member): From Europe. .. there are just too many weapons in thr US and people tend to see weapons in the hands of anyone (and photographers as well!).

Whereas in Europe, almost no one has a gun... and so cops are not afraid about tripods..
So no one want to get a gun to protect himself. .. because others do not have guns either...

Regards

Al wants a bagel, reading comprehension is clearly not your strongpoint. The disrespectful one is YOU! America shed it's blood for your right to be an ingrate. Individual Americans ALSO loaned arms to defend your ability to be an ingrate. By keeping nazism, fascism and communism on foreign soil and off of ours they most certainly were fighting for our 2nd Amendment rights along with the rest of our rights that you are too ignorant to acknowledge.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 14:38 UTC
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brycesteiner: >>and in good faith, to make a split-second decision to discharge his weapon in order to protect the public and himself<<

How do we protect the public from the cop? Last time I checked the photographer should be included as "the public."

Josh152, I can surely read. Can you comprehend? The police should have more latitude than you or I in this scenario as he was performing his DUTY when the incident occurred. If I shot someone armed with a camera only and I'm a civilian I am NOT functioning in the same capacity. So, yes, the cop should be given a bit more latitude. I'm not saying he's not accountable for every round fired. I don't see it as a "higher" or "lower" standard. I'm merely acknowledging the capacity in which the officer was functioning (in the performance of his duty). Not only can I read and comprehend but so can the grand jury that found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the officer.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 14:19 UTC
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Geoworker: There's just something about this story that is incredulous enough to make one shake their head in disbelief. And that concerns mistaking a tripod for a gun....maybe that can happen, I won't say it's impossible......but what kind of gun does it have to be if the photographer was in full view of the officer?

Not minimizing any potential dangers to officers (see chips7335) but maybe I should keep my tripod at home...............8-)

HowaboutRAW, As I said: the statement "I am sure God exists" inflicts that world view upon others."

That has got to be the most preposterous statement I've ever read. So if I say "I'm sure God exists" I am "inflicting" that world view upon others are you not "inflicting" your world view on others with any belief you hold to be true? Again, rhetorical question, you are a walking contradiction....and hypocrite.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 04:13 UTC
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Geoworker: There's just something about this story that is incredulous enough to make one shake their head in disbelief. And that concerns mistaking a tripod for a gun....maybe that can happen, I won't say it's impossible......but what kind of gun does it have to be if the photographer was in full view of the officer?

Not minimizing any potential dangers to officers (see chips7335) but maybe I should keep my tripod at home...............8-)

HowaboutRAW, oh my, you've suffered a "micro aggression." Quick! To your safe space! I believe in God and you're highly offended by that. Quick, let me search the Constitution for your right to not be offended.....mmmm, can't find it.

The 1st Amendment doesn't protect your right to the internet (using your "logic") any more than the 2nd does to modern arms if you want to go down that road. Besides, you're making a straw man argument with the worn out "as in cruise missiles, howitzers, RPGs, hydrogen bombs, flame throwers, etc." comment.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 04:07 UTC
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Geoworker: There's just something about this story that is incredulous enough to make one shake their head in disbelief. And that concerns mistaking a tripod for a gun....maybe that can happen, I won't say it's impossible......but what kind of gun does it have to be if the photographer was in full view of the officer?

Not minimizing any potential dangers to officers (see chips7335) but maybe I should keep my tripod at home...............8-)

HowaboutRAW, lucky for you that breathing is a spontaneous function and doesn't require critical thinking skills

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 03:49 UTC
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Geoworker: There's just something about this story that is incredulous enough to make one shake their head in disbelief. And that concerns mistaking a tripod for a gun....maybe that can happen, I won't say it's impossible......but what kind of gun does it have to be if the photographer was in full view of the officer?

Not minimizing any potential dangers to officers (see chips7335) but maybe I should keep my tripod at home...............8-)

Duopod, you really are something special. Please don't take that as a compliment. You seriously think "I believe in God" and "I'm sure God exists" have widely different meanings? Do you "think" they have different meanings or do you "believe" they have different meanings? Your contradiction is claiming the 2nd Amendment limits us to muzzle loaders (18th century weapons) but the 1st Amendment is not limited to the 18th century.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 03:36 UTC
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Geoworker: There's just something about this story that is incredulous enough to make one shake their head in disbelief. And that concerns mistaking a tripod for a gun....maybe that can happen, I won't say it's impossible......but what kind of gun does it have to be if the photographer was in full view of the officer?

Not minimizing any potential dangers to officers (see chips7335) but maybe I should keep my tripod at home...............8-)

HowaboutRAW, Duopod, "Which to many believers is in fact an extreme blasphemy." Those are YOUR words in response to me saying "I'm sure God exists."

"However it doesn't define arms as semi-automatics firing cartridged ammunition, nor are arms defined as grenade launchers. In 1790, firearms meant single shot muzzle loaders." Again, YOUR words when responding to my question about who has the right to keep and bear arms. So it IS what you wrote and why I used your twisted logic as it would apply to the 1st Amendment.

You are a walking contradiction. Not sure what point you're trying to make about "illegal telephone wire tapping." No amendment in the Bill of Rights gives one the right to break the law. Exercising a right (free speech, use of a firearm in self defense, etc.) is not a violation of law.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 03:12 UTC
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Geoworker: There's just something about this story that is incredulous enough to make one shake their head in disbelief. And that concerns mistaking a tripod for a gun....maybe that can happen, I won't say it's impossible......but what kind of gun does it have to be if the photographer was in full view of the officer?

Not minimizing any potential dangers to officers (see chips7335) but maybe I should keep my tripod at home...............8-)

HowaboutRAW, a.k.a. Duopod, so in your infinite wisdom, believing in God in and of itself is blasphemy? And thank you for your benevolence "allowing" me to believe. I still challenge you to go into Cabelas, or better yet, a gun shop and ask to see their fine selection of "duopods." Tell them you're a gun and 2nd Amendment expert while you're at it. Maybe you can explain to them how the 2nd Amendment only applies to muskets and, while you're at it, how the 1st Amendment only applies to quill pens and parchment paper.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 02:38 UTC
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Geoworker: There's just something about this story that is incredulous enough to make one shake their head in disbelief. And that concerns mistaking a tripod for a gun....maybe that can happen, I won't say it's impossible......but what kind of gun does it have to be if the photographer was in full view of the officer?

Not minimizing any potential dangers to officers (see chips7335) but maybe I should keep my tripod at home...............8-)

HowaboutRAW, what are you? Seven? Yes, I'm sure God exists. You prove He has a sense of humor. No, the clerks at Cabelas aren't illiterate...you, however...different story. And again, you still haven't answered the question: WHO does the 2nd Amendment say has the right to keep and bear arms? So again, rhetorical question, YOU are the illiterate one. Maybe I'll just refer to you as "Duopod."

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 01:53 UTC
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Geoworker: There's just something about this story that is incredulous enough to make one shake their head in disbelief. And that concerns mistaking a tripod for a gun....maybe that can happen, I won't say it's impossible......but what kind of gun does it have to be if the photographer was in full view of the officer?

Not minimizing any potential dangers to officers (see chips7335) but maybe I should keep my tripod at home...............8-)

HowaboutRAW, Dear God, you are ignorant, and willfully so. Why don't you go into Cabelas and tell them you're looking to buy a "duopod" and see what kind of look you get? Having spent 27 years in Uncle Sam's Army with 3 years in combat, yes, I happen to be familiar with rifles. I'll compare my knowledge with yours ANY day of the week.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 00:19 UTC
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Docno: These situations are a lot more complex than many people understand and cannot simply be attributed to poor training, cowardice, or malice. There are biological processes involved, for example the fact that potential threat information is routed to our “emotional reaction centre” (the amygdala) before it reaches our slower “analytical processing centre” (the frontal cortex). We evolved this way because it’s maladaptive to take time to decide whether that thing in the grass is a stick or a snake. Here’s how one behavioral scientist explains it:
“Crucially, while sensory information reaches the amygdala rapidly by this shortcut, it isn’t terribly accurate (since, after all, accuracy is what the cortex supplies).... this produces tragic circumstances where, say, the amygdala decides it’s seeing a handgun before the visual cortex can report that it’s actually a cell phone.”

HowaboutRAW, again I ask you, WHO has the right to keep and bear arms? Simple question. And now you suggest enforcing our immigration laws is tantamount to enslavement? I'd say you specialize in ignorance.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 00:09 UTC
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Geoworker: There's just something about this story that is incredulous enough to make one shake their head in disbelief. And that concerns mistaking a tripod for a gun....maybe that can happen, I won't say it's impossible......but what kind of gun does it have to be if the photographer was in full view of the officer?

Not minimizing any potential dangers to officers (see chips7335) but maybe I should keep my tripod at home...............8-)

HowaboutRAW, it is very rich that you accuse others of not knowing much about guns and then refer to bipods as "duopods." Your knowledge of guns equals that of the 2nd Amendment....non-existent.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 23:59 UTC
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Docno: These situations are a lot more complex than many people understand and cannot simply be attributed to poor training, cowardice, or malice. There are biological processes involved, for example the fact that potential threat information is routed to our “emotional reaction centre” (the amygdala) before it reaches our slower “analytical processing centre” (the frontal cortex). We evolved this way because it’s maladaptive to take time to decide whether that thing in the grass is a stick or a snake. Here’s how one behavioral scientist explains it:
“Crucially, while sensory information reaches the amygdala rapidly by this shortcut, it isn’t terribly accurate (since, after all, accuracy is what the cortex supplies).... this produces tragic circumstances where, say, the amygdala decides it’s seeing a handgun before the visual cortex can report that it’s actually a cell phone.”

HowaboutRAW, well thanks for the clarification that it's illegal to commit murder. Again, your ignorance of the 2nd Amendment is astounding. Using your "logic" I guess the 1st Amendment was to guarantee the rights of whites to post flyers to help them track down their runaway slaves.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 23:50 UTC
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Aaron801: Really sad... I can see that maybe the ruling came down to whether or not the cop was acting out of malice in any way or just made a stupid mistake. If it really is the latter thing though then it seems that at the very least that cop ought to be out of a job. That just seems to me to be the kind of mistake that one should only have the opportunity to make once.

Beyond that, I think that it says a lot about the culture that we have here in the US. We have the 2nd amendment right that a lot of the world doesn't get to have, but in return for this right we live in a society where gun violence is so prevalent that police area all to ready to take down a shooter. The danger is apparently too great to act with very much caution just as was the case with this cop...

HowaboutRAW, Yep, you're still ignorant. Tell us, wise one, who is the entity defined by the 2nd Amendment as having an enumerated right that shall not be infringed? The militia? No! The PEOPLE do! The PEOPLE have the right to keep and bear arms and THEY comprise the militia. You don't have to like it for it to be fact.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 23:44 UTC
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(unknown member): From Europe. .. there are just too many weapons in thr US and people tend to see weapons in the hands of anyone (and photographers as well!).

Whereas in Europe, almost no one has a gun... and so cops are not afraid about tripods..
So no one want to get a gun to protect himself. .. because others do not have guns either...

Regards

Al wants a bagel, what a quaint and ignorant comment...I think you know but refuse to acknowledge that American civilians, at the request of european governments, did indeed loan private firearms to them. You could just say "thank you."

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:53 UTC
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Photoman: That Deputy should be the next security adviser for Trump! (since he fires so many).
Shoot first and ask questions later.

And the photographer would be a good one for Hillary since he also claims no responsibility for his actions. "Wipe it? You mean like with a cloth?"

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:46 UTC
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DiffractionLtd: People complain America has a gun problem. American has a sub-standard human problem. Too many people are not even human, are prone to violence, are incapable of living in civilized society. Homogeneous European societies, formerly uniformly law-abiding and civilized (apart from the odd holocaust and ethnic cleansing) are now becoming less homogeneous (schisms appear in society) and more violent. Witness: London just passed New York in-terms of murders. Never thought you'd see that, did you? Guns at hand to these creatures are a problem, and the U.S. does need tougher gun laws. So don't blame a cop, one of hundreds of thousands doing their job, for mistaking something for a gun in a situation that appears his life could just as easily have been in real danger. By the numbers, this kind of thing is bound to happen, just like car accidents on busy freeways.

DARKROOM, police officers don't take an oath to commit public suicide. Are you suggesting the officer knew or believed the camera was only a camera? I don't claim to know the facts of the case. The Grand Jury, apparently, believed the shooting was justified given the circumstances in that moment. Obviously the photographer knew he wasn't holding a gun and obviously the cop DIDN'T know that at the moment or we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:42 UTC
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