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Forget The Gym, Just Carry A Gun

April 14, 2012 by  

Forget The Gym, Just Carry A Gun
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Your mind will tell you this guy is bigger than he is really is.

According to a new study, people appear larger and more muscular if they are holding a weapon.

Daniel Hessler of the University of California Los Angeles conducted the study through the use of online surveys. It was found that when a person held a gun or a knife, he was perceived as being larger than his actual size.

Fessler believes the explanation lies in psychology.

“For nearly all vertebrates, size matters — bigger animals win fights with smaller animals. Human psychology reflects this, as people use size as a way of conceptualizing how dangerous another person might be,” said Fessler.

 

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • cawmun cents

    So let me get this straight,if Joe Pesci points a gun at Shaq….he will look like he is bigger than Shaq?Or is it that he is just well armed,so he can tell Shaq to dance as he shoots near his feet?What kind of Hollywood production are the grants for this study working to conclude?Is this a monument to idiocy,that we let researchers,and experts find these types of studies pertinent?
    McFly…..are you listening to me?
    This couldnt possibly be an affront to the 2nd Amendment could it?
    The idea that a little old man like Joe Pesci,could bully a huge man like Shaq,if he had a gun,and Shaq lacked one?
    But lets perceive what would be the case if Shaq had the gun…..and Joe Pesci lacked one?
    Now there is a case in point.
    The biilboard in my hometown of Orangevale California,once showed a photo of Adolph Hitler raising his hand in the customary Nazi salute.The accompanying text read:

    “Anyone for gun control,raise your right hand!”
    (followed by a note of who sponsored the billboard)
    The Jewish Defence League.

    Now you can imagine the gubment being like Shaq having the gun,and American populace being like Joe Pesci,lacking one.
    Do you see why this tendency for experts and researchers finding what those who paid for them to find,makes more sense now?
    Hello…..McFly…..still not listening?
    -CC.

  • FreedomFighter

    I say do both, goto the gym and carry a large caliber weapon.

    BTW I have a Thompson with a 50 round drum, an incredable weapon, and oh so fun to shoot.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • JON

      That must have quite the feel while holding it and pulling the trigger.

      • FreedomFighter

        Roaring, fire breathing beast, spitting death. Hang on baby!!! let it rip…

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • FreedomFighter

        Tommy Gun

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g5ct7cXKu4

        Just for fun

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

  • JON

    So, you’re saying it’s alright to be a fat gun toter?

    • cawmun cents

      It certainly outweighs being a buffed,slender,cut,bullet riddled corpse,anytime.No pun intended.-CC.

  • Jaime Cordle

    As a 73 year old athlete, I believe that you gun loving guys are cowards. Meet me in a open place somewhere. You are no marine. You are a coward.
    jaimecordle@gmail.com

    • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

      Jaime, being a coward has nothing to do with loving guns.
      Being an athlete has nothing to do with being a tuff guy.
      Making a comment like you just made does have something to do with stupidity! If you knew the difference you probably would have kept your mouth shut.

      • Jaime Cordle

        Let’s get together somewhere and we will see. I stand by my comment. Coward.

      • JeffH

        Jaime Cordle, excuse me while I laugh at you. You call me a coward because I think what you said stupid. Now I know you’re just plain stupid. It took a real man like you to type that in HUH?

        Leave me your address and phone# and I’ll prove that you’re ignorant and a fool.

    • FreedomFighter

      Ever watch the original Indiana Jones movie…big guy with a turban and a huge sword – very menacing,,,Indiana pulls out his pistol — pop–game over…

      Just a thought for you.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • Vicki

        Harrison Ford was supposed to use his whip for that stunt but was ill that day.
        http://www.imdb.com/list/ETUjSjqDuGE/

        Which simply proves the point about Colt making men equal and that you should never bring just a knife to a gunfight :)

    • Vicki

      Jaime Cordle says:

      As a 73 year old athlete, I believe that you gun loving guys are cowards. Meet me in a open place somewhere. You are no marine. You are a coward.

      Actually they are smart enough to realize that God created man and woman. Colt made them equal.
      http://www.kcci.com/Police-89-Year-Old-Fires-Gun-At-Intruder/-/9357770/7323940/-/fpx1qn/-/index.html

      • Jaime Cordle

        What Vicki says rings true: A woman who uses a gun does so as self defense. A man who uses a gun does so because he is a (expletive deleted), sissy coward. Cheers, Jaime

      • Vicki

        Jaime Cordle says:

        A woman who uses a gun does so as self defense. A man who uses a gun does so because he is a (expletive deleted), sissy coward. Cheers, Jaime

        What a remarkably sexist statement. I wonder if I should point out that both male and female humans come in a range of sizes, shapes and physical fitness.

        Let us hypothisize a man who is confined to a wheel chair. If he were to use a gun to defend his wife would Jamie consider him a sissy coward?

    • cawmun cents

      You are no Marine either…..never met a Marine who wasnt an expert or at least well qualified at shooting.
      I dont think its allowed.
      But what do I know?
      Apparently very little…..
      Cheers!
      -CC,

      • Jaime Cordle

        Cheers to you. You, at least are civilized. Thank you. Jaime I believe that everyone can carry on a polite conversation. I am not a bully, as some people believe. Thanks.

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        Jaime Cordle says “Cheers to you. You, at least are civilized. Thank you. Jaime I believe that everyone can carry on a polite conversation. I am not a bully, as some people believe. Thanks.”
        _________________________________________________

        Not sure how you define civilized but these are your word Jaime and not the words of a civilized man:

        “You are a long way away from me, which is too bad. I would love to get you one to one. And, of course, my sons will be behind me to insure a fair fight. Chicken sh*t coward.”

        “As a 73 year old athlete, I believe that you gun loving guys are cowards. Meet me in a open place somewhere. You are no marine. You are a coward.”

        “A man who uses a gun does so because he is a (expletive deleted), sissy coward.”

        “A person of my age, active, athletic, adventurous…has…almost necessarily been involved in many fights. I have won most. Lost a few. No one ever pulled a gun on me. I don’t know what I would have done, had they, but I would have considered them a (expletive deleted).”

  • Jaime Cordle

    A person of my age, active, athletic, adventurous…has…almost necessarily been involved in many fights. I have won most. Lost a few. No one ever pulled a gun on me. I don’t know what I would have done, had they, but I would have considered them a (expletive deleted).
    The guys to whom I lost were gracious in victory. The guys whom I subdued were gracious in defeat. You gun lovers are cowards. There is no retreat from death, there is no victory in cowardice. Jaime

  • Jaime Cordle
    • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

      Jaime es un cobarde.

    • Vicki

      Are you sure you have the right Jamie? He looks way to young to be an 73 year old athlete.
      I also found several other Jamie Cordle’s. We wouldn’t want to pull a Spike Lee so soon after Mr Lee made such a fool of himself.

      • Vicki

        Ah. Good the moderators seem to have taken care of the problem.

    • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

      Vicki, the email I recieved was from an Lj Jaime Cordle and the link I posted was also for an Lj Jaime Cordle with that email address. 2 + 2 still = 4

      • Vicki

        that’s pretty difinitive. BUT. Email addresses can be faked so we still should be VERY cautious. Though you could and should mention the threat to the owners of this list.

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        Vicki, I forwarded the email directly to PLD with an explanation of who the commentor was that sent it. The sender was listed as Lj Jaime Cordle from the email address he posted above. Not sure how ended up with my email address though.

        This is a copy of the message sent to me that I forwarded to PLD.

        The sender was:

        LJ Jaime Cordle
        jaimecordle@gmail.com

        “You are a long way away from me, which is too bad. I would love to get you one to one. And, of course, my sons will be behind me to insure a fair fight. Chicken sh*t coward.”

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