Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Rule 1: All guns are always loaded, insha'Allah.

I often complain on this blog about the Cletii and their casual disregard of the rudiments of gun safety. They make going to gun shows a slightly butt-puckering experience for those with an aversion to being muzzled by people whose trigger fingers behave as though they had magnets in them.

There's only one demographic that could possibly induce a higher pucker factor in me: Imagine Cletii, but with massive bank accounts, an unlimited sense of entitlement, and an unshakable belief that whatever happens is going to be the will of God, so... safety? Meh.

That was my first thought when I saw this gun show. You couldn't pay me to attend an arms expo in the Gulf States. I'd take my first, trembling step through the door into the exhibition hall and then freeze into a slightly-quivering statue, with my eyes fixed and glazed and this scene on an infinite loop in my mind:


59 comments:

Joseph said...

This is precisely why they don't allow cameras at gun shows. The human race simply cannot help but raise their full auto rifles in the air and blast away.

TBeck said...

Joe Biden approved this message.

Matthew Walker said...

The hell with hitting people, you can't replace that ammo right now!

I wonder if there will be a drop in the Islamic birth rate starting next year due to the shortage.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get this footage of from the last Indy1500 in January?

Shootin' Buddy

NAVIGATOR said...

NOW LETS NOT BE TOO HASTY OR CRITICAL ABOUT QUAINT LOCAL CUSTOMS FOR EVERY ROUND EXPENDED THERE IT WILL BE THAT
FEWER EXPENDED ON US INFIDELS ENJOY !

pdb said...

You'd think the idle rich, able to afford brand new Mercedes-Benzen, would have better taste in celebratory heaters. Like G18s or H&K G36C or AUGs or something. AKs seem rather plebeian.

perlhaqr said...

I just wish I was allowed to have one like that.

But I hear they hate us for our freedoms. :-/

*sigh*

Frank W. James said...

You can sure tell the difference between the 'Krinks' and the full length barrel AK's can't you?

I kept looking for the blood. It was a miracle there wasn't any or maybe the video was 'scrubbed'?...

All The Best
Frank W. James

Tam said...

Frank W. James,

"I kept looking for the blood."

They say the Lord looks out for drunks and idjits, and knowing the local attitudes towards alcohol around there, it kinda narrows things right down. ;)

Noah D said...

Maybe setting up a hearing aid shop in the Gulf States wouldn't be a bad idea...

NAVIGATOR said...

A SIMILAR INCIDENT COMES TO MIND WHEN USS MURPHY A DESTROYER DISPATCHED BY PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TO COLLECT KING
IBN SAUD FOR A WARTIME CONFERENCE
DESPITE THE PERSIAN CARPETED DECKS
THE HERD OF SHEEP CORRALLED BY THE DEPTH CHARGE RACKS AS A SOURCE OF FRESH MUTTON FOR THE KING AND HIS ENTOURAGE THRONE ON THE SIGNAL BRIDGE AND TENT ON THE FOREDECK ALL WENT SURPRISINGLY WELL THE ONLY CLOSE CALL WAS WHEN THE CAPTAIN OF THE MURPHY GAVE TWO M-1928 THOMPSON GUNS WITH 50N ROUND DRUM MAGAZINES TO THE KING
WHO GAVE THEM TO HIS BODYGUARDS
WHO PUT ON A DISPLAY WHICH CAUSED ALL HANDS TO TAKE COVER NO CASUALTIES WERE INCURRED

Ed Foster said...

Remember that these folks have been marrying their first cousins for 1,500 years.

Ed Foster said...

Concerning the title: I have never seen an AK with heavy arms.

chiefjaybob said...

You need to back off on the safety-police comments, Tam. Please note that at least one of the Mercedes has it's four-way hazard flashers on. So all the traffic cruising by is at least aware that there is something going on. I thought you had a better eye for detail than that.

Stuart the Viking said...

pdb,

That was my initial thought too. However, if I recall correctly I have read that the AK is a status symbol in much of that part of the world with certain features (like original Russian machined receivers vs stamped receivers) being more desirable than others. To show up with anything else may very well be unthinkable.

I did notice one guy had what looked to be a chromed AK. wow...

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NAVIGATOR said...

BY THE WAY OVER THERE UNLESS IN MISTAKEN ITS A STAG AFFAIR NO GIRLS ALLOWED YOU COULD NOT GET IN

Anonymous said...

http://youtu.be/9bCA3yqkMUI

Jay G said...

My first thought: That has got to be LOUD.

Second thought: Where the HELL are they FINDING 7.62X39mm?

Ferret said...

The weather forecast in that city must measure their hail in caliber and weight in grains.

Marcus said...

No ear or eye-pro?

Oh the humanity!

Anonymous said...

So, where does one keep all those magazines without spoiling the line of your white dress?

Cheers -Rusty

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B said...

Navigator:

You have a caps lock key. Press it. Once only. Make the little light on your keyboard go off

Try typing like an adult, not a 12 year old.

Anonymous said...

I attended an infrastructure protection show in the UAE that had a large number of firearms dealers from around the world.

The first thing I noticed was they disarmed the local Home Guard of their Glocks.

Caracal had a 30 by 30 booth and I remember being muzzled at least a dozen times in 5 minutes. I thought it was just because I was less than human but they muzzled each other as well.

There was a large range day planned and one of the soldiers I was training asked if I wanted to attend. I can still remember all the other folks shaking their heads emphatically in the negative. I respectfully declined.

Insha’ allah baby!

Gerry

NAVIGATOR said...

IM ALWAYS YOUNG AT HEART

Robert Langham said...

Don't weddings usually involve a girl of some sort?

Ed Skinner said...

Natural Selection just waiting to happen.

Firehand said...

"Excuse me, sheikh, but you do realize those bullets are going to come down and ding all these pretty cars, don't you?"

Anonymous said...

Buy a bigger truck. The faster we burn up all the oil, the faster these monkeys go back to being insignificant rug merchants.

Ygolonac said...

1 - Most of them were looking up as they magdumped, so they were aware of their target (the sky) and their backstop (infinite space).

2 - I'd expect the hot steel casings to be kind of rough on the shiny Eurocar finishes.

3 - At least they're not drunk. (Or shouldn't be.)

Brad K. said...

Maybe the wealthy paid the bill for all the rounds -- but it could be their tax dollars (and graft) at work.

Certainly a more benign use for government dollars than the (2700) Urban Assault/MRAP Vehicles Obama gifted DHS with (http://billllsidlemind.blogspot.com/2013/03/pimp-my-ride-dhs-edition.html). And all those military service "personal protection" arms.

Stephen said...

The Saudis are scheduled to execute 7 armed robbers today. 6 by firing squad and the ringleader is to be crucified for 3 days. Seems like they could save money on firing squads and crosses by just having the condemned stand around outside weddings.

Craig M. said...

I could just picture a lemonade type stand on the sidewalk outside selling cases of Silver Bear and Wolf 7.62 x 39.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Just be glad it wasn't a Saudi AIR FORCE Wedding!

Web said...

I feel bad for their roofer

Joanna said...

I feel bad for their roofer

Don't. He's laughing all the way to the bank.

Chas Clifton said...

There is a sort of rhythm to the wedding video. Sort of like talking drums (rimshot).

ASM826 said...

And we're more free? However stupid this is, they have full auto Ak-47s and can fire them at weddings.

Crotalus said...

0_0

That's all I have to say.

Cybrludite said...

Yeesh. I couldn't watch the whole thing. And the anti-war left wonders why we mistakenly bomb weddings out that way...

Aesop said...

Mr. Darwin will have his sacrifice. When your culture's idea of a precision weapon is a suicide vest, this is what family gatherings look like.

Nota bene that the Olympics seldom witness the spectacle of an emirate deploying precision shooters. These guys are the Jamaican Bobsled Team of the gun world.

Now visualize what the Empire State Bldg. cop shooting looks like in Riyadh etc., and you'll have enough facepalm to meet your monthly dosage requirement.

Anonymous said...

One thing not mentioned is the common man does not to have a gun, only those of important status. Of course I believe about half the male population are princes or something. Funny place. It is Who you know not what you know. All the best.
David Reader.................

Critter said...

the fininsh on the automobiles? they don't care. if it gets dinged by the crappy soviet ammo they just give it to their Phillipino house boy and buy another one.

Ted N said...

B said...

Navigator:

You have a caps lock key. Press it. Once only. Make the little light on your keyboard go off

Try typing like an adult, not a 12 year old.


Not sure why, but Nav can only send in all caps. I think the most popular theory is that he's on the far side of Mars. I think he's The Dread Lord Cthulhu, and Old Ones can use all caps if they want.

Anonymous said...

Just kids having fun. It reminds me of some of our high school keggers.

Bram said...

pdb - The AK is an icon for some reason. The Saudi Army had G3's and MP5's until they were replaced with AUG's - all far better weapons. With their cash, they could have any rifle in the world - they chose the AK.

Bram said...

I was almost part of terrible international incident. My battalion was riding through Kuwait City in '91 a couple of days after the war ended. People were waving and cheering - but we were still pretty twitchy.

Some idiot on the street decides to salute us with an AK burst in the air. I can't tell you how close we came to killing him and everyone near him.

Caleb said...

These guys are the Jamaican Bobsled Team of the gun world.

If I were Jamaican, I'd be quite offended by that.

Chris said...

What did these maroons do before firearms? Throw their spears up into the air while shouting?

og said...

I like the nickel and gold plated Wedding AK's.

RabidAlien said...

Heh. I was waiting for some genius to run out of ammo and continue the celebration by lighting off his car-bomb.

Tam said...

B,

"You have a caps lock key. Press it. Once only...."

Because you are a decent human being, if you knew why he was typing in all caps, you'd feel about six inches tall for having typed what you did.

Tam said...

ASM826,

"And we're more free? However stupid this is, they have full auto Ak-47s and can fire them at weddings."

That's easy for you to say. You could drive in Saudi Arabia.

Justthisguy said...

Reminds me of something I read in "Seven Pillars of Wisdom." It seems that most of the Arabs with whom Lawrence hung out were reasonably careful with their guns, but there was this one guy, who when he engaged in joy shots, was not careful where he pointed the thing. Unfortunately, he was a politically very important guy there and then, so everybody else had to grit their teeth and try to duck behind cover.

Justthisguy said...

@Tam @7:55:

I think that's a Bismarck quote, to wit:

"The Good Lord looks out for drunkards, small children, and the United States of America."

I am afeared that our country may have exhausted His patience. Owhell, He still puts up with my drinking.

Justthisguy said...

P.s. Oh, at risk of seeming to be an horrible Raciss! and getting Roberta even angrier at me, may I just say, They Are Not Like Us.

Richard Blaine said...

Everyone there really wanted to have the last word.

I think perhaps our communications problems with the middle east are less about culture and more about hearing loss.

Anonymous said...

I don't buy it...where's all the spent brass?

J.R.Shirley said...

Jesus' balls. Wow.