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Brandishing, the European Way

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by TX expat, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. TX expat

    TX expat

    Dec 26, 2011
    KC MO
    Apologies if this isn't the right section to post, I'm not sure exactly where this would fit best...

    Saw this on Fox this morning and I found it interesting.

    Go to the original article on The Sun, it's very interesting how demonized the handgun is. I realize that France is still reeling from the recent gun violence but still... And poor Pippa could get arrested for simply being in the vehicle with the dumbass; arrested for nothing more than being associated with an idiot.

    I'm all for locking people up when they do downright stupid things with firearms; and obviously that guy is a total tool and should probably never be allowed near so much as a cap gun. But I do think it's a fair bit overboard to charge the other people in the vehicle. What are they supposed to do, grab the pistol while that idiot has his finger resting on the trigger?
  2. s&wfan


    Dec 27, 2011
    Well, not to be crass, but after what happened to Di, I don't blame the royals for trying to put some fear into the cockroaches.

  3. DonD


    Dec 21, 2001
    Central TX
    Excellent response by the French. Don't do anything about stopping Muslim immigration or their insane violence/rioting whenever they think Islam has been insulted, just put someone in prison for such an idiotic reason.

    2 yrs in jail for "brandishing" a fake pistol. A real democracy you have there France. Don :upeyes:
  4. TX expat

    TX expat

    Dec 26, 2011
    KC MO
    Hmmm. Well, the first thing I would say is that pointing a pistol at someone while displaying terrible trigger discipline is a good way to put a hole in someone. If they aren't threatening your life, it's a stupid way to teach someone a lesson.

    Secondly, while I agree that the paparazzi behave like a pack of rabid dogs, let's not forget that fleeing a camera at high speed is a fairly stupid reason to risk life. The paparazzi are due their share of that tragedy but the people who were being 'chased' responded just as negligently.
  5. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

    Jun 15, 2011
    So royalty can carry guns in Europe, but not the common citizen? Talk about practicing what you preach. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
  6. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

    Nov 18, 2003
    The Duchess of Cambridge's sister is neither titled nor a member of the royal family.

    If her actions violated the laws of France, she should be held liable, and probably will be, just like anyone else.

    I think, though, the idiot who held the pistol is doing some serious worrying right now about what might be. And I am sure Pippa will be given a quiet talking to by someone from the British Embassy. You will be seeing a bit less of her for the neqr future.
  7. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    What, exactly, is a "Pippa"?

    A South American rodent?

    Something your doctor can remove with a minor procedure?

    A new diet drink?

  8. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    I think the sister of the future Queen of England will be just fine:wavey:

    What did make me go :upeyes: was the blurb right after that regarding what Lady GaGa Tweeted.

    This country makes me laugh!:rofl::rofl::rofl: