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Sirius uses AK47 promo day after Omaha AK47 shooting


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Robert_eb

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Posted December 06 2007 - 04:25 AM

I was a bit shocked when the day after one of the worst shootings in Nebraska history, Sirius Satalite radio runs a promo on their Lithium channel, with Samuel L Jackson in his Pulp Fiction role, bragging about killing every last motherfu&%er with a AK47. Is it me or is that a bit insensitive.

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted December 06 2007 - 04:39 AM

How about this for insensitive!

http://www.nydailyne...._chanukah.html

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#3 of 15 OFFLINE   JeremyErwin

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Posted December 06 2007 - 05:34 AM


Actually, It's from Jackie Brown

#4 of 15 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 06 2007 - 07:02 AM

The latest reports say the shooter was a convicted felon (drug charges) and that his parents had kicked him out of the house. The weapon was stolen from his step-father. Didn't the parents change the locks on the house after they kicked him out? Posted Image
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#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 06 2007 - 07:12 AM

Heck AIM just posted a sale on Romanian mags yesterday. http://www.aimsurplu...._Magazine.html

The AK is the most common rifle of its sort in the world. It's a good example of a crude but reliable design. Every day people get shot up by them: Palestinians killing Israelis, Sunnis killing Shias, Pakis killing Indians, Huks killing other Filipinos - the list is sadly endless. One day is pretty much the same as another.
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#6 of 15 OFFLINE   JeremyErwin

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Posted December 06 2007 - 07:38 AM

Is the fact that he was using a AK-47 really that important?

#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Robert_eb

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Posted December 06 2007 - 07:50 AM

I just think it was in bad taste to use this promo glorifying the AK47 less than 24 hours after this massacre.

#8 of 15 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted December 06 2007 - 08:42 AM

The national flags and/or heraldry of Mozambique, East Timor and Zimbabwe all show the AK-47s. Those tasteless bastards.
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#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted December 06 2007 - 08:43 AM

More than likely, the people behind the promos didn't know about the shooting. Had I not turned on the TV for a quick minute last night before going to bed, I wouldn't have heard about it till this morning. And at the risk of sounding insensitive, this thing hasn't exactly stopped the nation or dominated the news, at leaast the ones I read/watch/listen to. It's a headline among many others. And now at the risk of souding even more insensitive, this sort of stuff is fast becoming routine... An unfortunate coincidence. -- H

#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted December 06 2007 - 08:44 AM

+1. this thread is the first I have heard on the subject.
"Did you know that more people are murdered at 92 degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easy-going, over 92 and it's too hot to move, but just 92, people get irritable."

#11 of 15 OFFLINE   JeremyErwin

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Posted December 06 2007 - 08:53 AM

Thus the confusion in the media over whether this was an AK47 (with a semi automatic mechanism) or an SKS semiautomatic carbine. How does someone smuggle a rifle (ok, a carbine) into a shopping mall anyway?

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Posted December 06 2007 - 08:55 AM

"Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars." -- H

#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted December 06 2007 - 09:02 AM

I wasn't aware that malls had the kind of tight security that would prompt this question Posted Image

Seriously, it's a mall, people walk in an out of there with boxes of stuff all the time, that's kind of point... It's a 3 ft long object, not a nuclear submarine Posted Image

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Posted December 06 2007 - 09:23 AM

Nah, it depends what the context it was used in.

#15 of 15 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted December 06 2007 - 10:29 AM

Clearly you've never encountered the Mall Ninja, who comes under automatic weapon fire almost daily in his highly dangerous line of work (when he isn't keeping the mayor's nephew from being gang-raped in the cafeteria restroom).
"Did you know that more people are murdered at 92 degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easy-going, over 92 and it's too hot to move, but just 92, people get irritable."