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28 July 2008

That sounds like a scene out of a Tarantino movie.
posted by BoringPostcards 28 July | 12:47
Sounds like a douchebag who doesn't understand the responsibilities of gun ownership.
posted by middleclasstool 28 July | 12:50
I think it's pretty funny.

Smartass biker.
posted by small_ruminant 28 July | 12:52
I don't know, he didn't actually shoot them. Considering the number of gun toting, loner weirdo's floating around in the desert, they're probably lucky. I'm kind of inclined to think that people who ask smartass questions ought to be prepared for the unexpected response. Expectations of politeness have to work both ways, if you start off being a jerk be prepared for a jerky response. In one sense this guy was just upping their game and they weren't prepared for it. I'd bet they don't try it again.
posted by doctor_negative 28 July | 13:12
If you play practical jokes, you have to expect them to blow up in your face.
posted by Ardiril 28 July | 13:18
I am so conflicted. In a civil society, the social contract would seems to contraindicate pulling a gun on anyone who annoys you.

But, god, I wish I could have seen the look on the asker's face.
posted by danf 28 July | 13:20
Once got a pretty good laugh with the same question in the bumper car ride.

Grey Poupon is the best, but in London it's a different formula, not so good (hotter).
posted by StickyCarpet 28 July | 13:52
I couldn't agree more, middleclasstool. The only thing I remember from learning to shoot is "never point a gun at something you don't plan to kill." Where "gun" means "loaded" "unloaded" "locked" "unlocked" "functioning" "nonfunctioning" &c.

Christ, what a horrible world full of horrible people. The social contract is supposed to preclude pulling a gun, even in jest, on anyone who annoys you. I rarely advocate overzealous prosecution, but I would in this case.
posted by crush-onastick 28 July | 14:49
In this era of carjackings, he would have been right to pull his gun before they asked the question. Accosting someone in another vehicle to roll down their window without a good reason is just plain dumb. If the gun owner had been female, I certainly would not have blamed her.
posted by Ardiril 28 July | 15:41
Hasn't the Supreme Court upheld the unconstitutionality of Grey Poupon jokes?
posted by stilicho 28 July | 17:04
The social contract is supposed to preclude pulling a gun,

I completely agree, the problem is I don't believe that we live in a civil society. Of course, that doesn't excuse the behavior of either party.
posted by doctor_negative 28 July | 21:05
Somehow, I get the impression that the chap with the "gat" wasn't well versed in Col. Cooper's 4 rules of firearm safety.

And from what I hear, prison food is pretty uniformly grey... including the mustard.
posted by Triode 28 July | 21:12
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