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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D90
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G22 by ZorinDenu G22 by ZorinDenu
Glock Model 22 .40S&W
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SWAT-Strachan Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sick blade, what model is it?
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ZorinDenu Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks man! It is a Benchmade 942, they don’t make them anymore, but they do make the 940, and every so often they offer a limited run in black. But the regular 940's have a green handle, But they are still cool!
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galactica1actual Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Another great shot, I feel like this should be on the Glock homepage. Just as a side note I do get extremely jealous every time you post because it makes me want to purchase a firearm and take photos like these (damn NYC firearms laws!)
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ZorinDenu Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks man! Glockmeister is using some of my pictures on their new facebook page, I am very stocked about that!

I feel for you bro! Maybe someday gun rights will be properly respected the same way your freedom of speech is. The Ant Gunners have come to fear these words “Gun Rights are an Individual Freedom” which truly means that your freedoms should be the same no matter where you live in this country. Your freedom of speech does not change from state to state, why should the rest of your freedoms?
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galactica1actual Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Photographer
That's sweet man. As for the gun rights I like the saying "An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a subject."
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Extraintelligence Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to make an amend to that. "A man with the choice to be armed is a citizen, a man without is a subject."

As a peaceable person, I am rarely armed with more than a utility knife and my own body, but I can still choose to get a gun license and carry a weapon if I wish.
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Karinosai Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The point of the whole subject/citizen thing is that an unarmed man can't really compete with the arm of the government, which would just so happen to be "security agencies." A utility knife won't do much against SWAT, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. agents armed with pistols, shotguns, and semi/fully automatic rifles. If you cannot adequately defend yourself against a far greater force, then you are subject to the will of said force. In essence, to not be armed truly is to be a subject.
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Extraintelligence Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With that logic, every person in the U.S. is a subject unless they carry an automatic weapon with them wherever they go. The problem is that it would make it so much easier for a mass murderer to get his/her hands on such a weapon.

Don't get me wrong, I understand you logic quite well; the weak are subjected to the will of the strong. But if I was standing in the presence of a psychopath, I would rather us be equally weak and subjected to a strong but sane body than both of us being equally strong.

I respect your opinion, and I believe that you are right in that you should have all of your constitutional rights as promised by our founding fathers, but I've lived in places where they had no gun laws; I guaran-damn-tee you that having strict gun laws is a million times better than the alternative.
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Karinosai Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, not really, because guns don't work like a childish game of rock, paper, scissors, nuke, where one clearly beats the other in all situations, and nuke just beats everything (I guess the fully automatic rifle represents the nuke, in your eyes. At least, that's what I'm getting out of it.). Not to mention that if a mass murderer wanted to get his or her hands on a fully automatic weapon, they can already illegally do it a hell of a lot easier than a citizen can legally acquire one. Oh well, now we're getting into a ridiculous argument between a pro-gun person and a pro-gun control person. I suppose neither one of us is very likely to listen to the other side with a truly open mind. We may as well just leave it as a disagreement.
However, I do just want to point out as a parting gift that a mass murderer could kill many more people with a knife in the dead of night (pun intended) than they could with an automatic weapon in broad daylight.
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Extraintelligence Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't get me wrong, I think that a person should be able to get any weapon or weaponized vehicle outside of WMDs. However, I believe that only people that can prove that they are responsible enough to own a gun should have the privilege to do so.

I lived in Bahrain for two years. There, any Tom, Dick, or Sally could waltz over to the town square and buy an AK-47 and two full mags for $100. If somebody didn't like you, they could buy a mortar and a couple of shells and flatten your home, and no one would know who did it because mortars are so easy to get. Once, I woke to find a crater in front of my house where a mortar shell had missed by about 20 feet.

If I could have my way, a person would have to have a clean criminal record and pass psyche of increasing intensity for each class of weapon you want to be licensed to use. For instance, an automatic weapon might be a class 3 firearm, and you would have to test and pass for classes 1, 2, and 3, whereas a fully armed Apache gunship would be a class 9 weapon, and you would have to pass for class 1, 2, 3, etc. to 9.

Of course, the government fears the power of an armed citizenship, so they may never allow such a bill to pass. Fortunately, they also fear the power of the vote, which is why most police are armed with nothing more than a 9mm pistol and a few less-than-lethal weapons, and the pistol is even slowly being phased out by the less-than-lethal taser. (I know they also have a shotgun in their cruisers, but that's not pulled out except in the direst of circumstances, and even then is usually loaded with rubber pellets or bean bags.)

P.s, you are right that a mass murderer would probably be more successful with nightly knifings, but people like that are far less common than seemingly normal people under great mental stress, who finally snap and go on a rampage in a crowded location. (I know more than a few people who would have done that at some point in their life if they had the opportunity.)
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