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Liberal Blog Finds The ‘Most Terrifying Thing On The Internet’

February 22, 2013 by  

Yesterday, the liberal blog Gawker published a picture taken from Redditt, the forum-based website and self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet,” with a headline promising that it was an image of the “most terrifying thing on the Internet.”

The picture was of an AR-15 rifle with an engraving of Reddit’s alien logo. Gawker’s full headline read: “‘Reddit Assault Rifle’ Is The Most Terrifying Thing On The Internet and It’s For Sale on Reddit Right Now.”

gunThe “most terrifying thing on the Internet.”

To be fair — despite Gawker’s alarmist headline — it is unlikely that Adrian Chen, the man responsible for the post, wet his pants when he saw the picture. Nor is it likely that Chen really believes a photo of an inanimate object is more terrifying than the searchable famine, carnage, abuse and depravity at the fingertips of most any Internet user in the United States. What’s more likely and is demonstrated further down the page in Chen’s post is that he is among the shrieking left — most members of which have probably never been in the same room with a gun that wasn’t in a cop’s holster — that see guns as killing machines that belong only in the hands of government officials.

gun1Reddit’s logo is engraved on the rifle receiver.

From the post:

Reddit’s gun-swapping board, /r/Gunsforsale, is a little-known section of Reddit which nonetheless boasts over 3,000 subscribers and a daily rotation of firearms listsings. Unsurprisingly, the libertarian-leaning Reddit has a strong gun culture, anchored by the /r/guns subreddit, with over 100,000 subscribers. This has earned the ire of some anti-gun Redditors, who have appealed to administrators to ban gun sales on Reddit in the wake of the Newtown massacre. This hasn’t happened, yet. We know how Reddit administrators feel about the 1st amendment; we may soon learn their thoughts on the 2nd.

Chen is decrying the fact that the Reddit section, which allows for private, legal transfer of a good between citizens, is exemplary of the much-ballyhooed gun show loophole because it allows for a gun to be sold or bought without a background check. Libertarian-leaning Reddit has made very clear in the past that the site values freedom of speech. But it remains to be seen whether the site will give in to the same pressure that many other organizations have and distance itself from guns at all costs.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Vicki

    The OP writes:
    “What’s more likely and is demonstrated further down the page in Chen’s post is that he is among the shrieking left — most members of which have probably never been in the same room with a gun that wasn’t in a cop’s holster — that see guns as killing machines that belong only in the hands of government officials.”

    Now why, given the well documented history of government officials, would ANYONE want them to have killing machines?

    • Grandpa Frog

      Chen also probably believes that the movie “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” was a documentary.

      • Jeff

        It wasn’t? Next thing you’ll tell me that Oliver Stone movies are fictionalized.

      • Motov

        Really,..Jeff?? next thing I’ll hear is Our President was really born in Kenya, and has lied on the campaign trail, and is presently ruining this country.

    • jrd3123

      Well written post Vicki. Thoughtful and concise. The government having Personal Defense Weapons is exactly why I want to be similarly armed. What could the U.S. Department of Homeland Security possibly do with 2 Billion rounds of .223 ammo? We should all be prepared when we find out.

      • An Old Seabee

        HOLLOW POINT ROUNDS that is…..for TARGET PRACTICE…..LIVE TARGETS OF COURSE…..

    • Steve E

      The next thing you know, they will be wanting to give background checks on kids to buy toy guns.

      • cawmun cents

        They will force them to be registered and insurance paid on them too!-CC.

      • Chris

        I’m waiting for the day when a little kid will be killed BECAUSE he has a toy gun………we’ve all heard lately about little kids going to schools with real guns in their backpacks

  • Vicki

    The OP writes:
    “Chen is decrying the fact that the Reddit section, which allows for private, legal transfer of a good between citizens, is exemplary of the much-ballyhooed gun show loophole because it allows for a gun to be sold or bought without a background check”

    That’s cause they are making the background check too complicated and fraught with errors.

    Here is a simpler background check system:

    Check the background. Is it a prison (county jail etc)?

    If yes then don’t sell a gun to the inmate.
    If no then sell the gun to a free citizen.

    KEEP Criminals IN JAIL. It’s that easy.

    • Karolyn

      Even if that citizen is a crazed lunatic? How about a history of alcohol abuse and domestic violence, which has not included jailtime?

      • WILDFIRE

        @Karolyn -Blame that on the legislature and the judicial system, not on the law abiding citizen. If legislature and the judicial system would do their job and quit releasing criminals on technicalities and other BS. We would have a safer society.

      • Waldo

        Karolyn
        One could argue most citizen of the US are alcohol abusers as a whole lot of people drink, after all the multimillion dollar alchohol industry is thriving well. But at what point do you label someone an abuser, in some peoples eye if you take even one drink you are an abuser and so many otherwise finr respectable folks might be so labeled and denied their rights so if we do not start at at least arrests and CONVICTION then how many could be labeled without due process. Some disgruntled spouse or other party can easily accuse someone of abuse in some form and without a conviction yopu want to take away their rights?
        This is a very slppery slope and unrealistic comments such as yours is what has the majority terrified of the do gooders. One such illustration would be mothers against drunk drivers who managed to convince lawmakers in Georgia to outlaw open alcohol containers in vehicles on the road, well we now have such a trash problem on our roads because they just open the drink, chug it, and toss the container out the window. Judging by the huge number of alcohol containers on our roadways I would doubt it has solved anything and probably has hastened the abusers consumption while on the road and heightened the danger to the public overall.
        There is no quick answer but instead of blaming

      • TheTruthHurts

        Do you not see the irony in your own statement/question?

        http://www.womenandpolicing.org/violenceFS.asp

        http://youtu.be/XxlL0I5AWLI

        I beg you to put on repeat time frame 1:00-2:30 or so. I can guarantee that even with this footage the officer was ‘justified’ for using force. Also, you should read the manifesto by that cop that went on a murderous rampage last week in LA, many ironies in that story as well…

        So, just to get the idea of keeping weapons out of the hands of known or potential criminals, by all means, the greatest significance may be to disarm the police.

        Now for some ancient quotes that have absolutely no relevance to today…

        ”The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
        ~James Earl Jones

        .”You are bound to meet misfortune if you are unarmed because, among other reasons, people despise you….There is simply no comparison between a man who is armed and one who is not. It is unreasonable to expect that an armed man should obey one who is unarmed, or that an unarmed man should remain safe and secure when his servants are armed. In the latter case, there will be suspicion on the one hand and contempt on the other, making cooperation impossible.”
        ~Niccolo Machiavelli

      • Waldo

        Instead of laying blame you should be proposing investigation into why so many do such violent acts, it has totally been swept under the carpet that all these people who committed such acts were all on drugs subscribed by their doctors to change thier behavior such as ritilin and all had stopped suddenly for whatever reason and the known side effects were violent behavior.a There are millions on such drugs and the drug companies are whitewashing these facts to keep the money rolling in. Lets be fair abd lay blame where it belongs, none of these people were abusing alcohol (not to say it could not happen) but on doctor perscribed medications, millions of our children are drugged every day and then we wonder why they do such things.

      • eddie47d

        Wildfire; If the NRA would stop going into states and writing legislation that allow those loopholes to remain open then those criminals wouldn’t have as much easy access to their weapons. Some states have immediate possession of a weapon and some have a 3 day waiting period. Either way the criminal can take ownership of that weapon if the time limit passes. He can be long gone before the authorities can catch up to him. In California their are 19,700 on the no sell list and every year 3,000 are added. If the authorities can’t finish the background check on time that criminal gets his gun. That is by laws encouraged and written by the NRA (then given to legislators who pass their bills). This is the catch-22 where if the background check comes up and shows the person shouldn’t have a weapon yet it had to be sold then the authorities have to retrieve it. With state budget cuts demanded by Conservatives there is little money to do so. Even when they do go out and retrieve a weapon usually the person can’t be found or they sold it to someone else. Aren’t those non-existent loopholes wonderful.

      • TheTruthHurts

        Sorry… Make that 2:00-3:30

      • Chester

        Waldo, guess you haven’t been paying a lot of attention lately, but a simple accusation of domestic violence will empty a police officer’s holster, permanently. Seems you can never be found innocent of such a charge, just insufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The same thing is true for civilians, once accused of domestic violence you are forever under that shadow and will find it very hard to obtain a legal firearm from a dealer.

      • Vicki

        eddie47d says:
        “Some states have immediate possession of a weapon and some have a 3 day waiting period. Either way the criminal can take ownership of that weapon if the time limit passes.”

        Impossible. Criminals will not pass a background check.

        - eddie47d: “In California their are 19,700 on the no sell list and every year 3,000 are added. If the authorities can’t finish the background check on time that criminal gets his gun.”

        Even in California that is impossible. The Court system might be slow but after conviction the person goes to jail.

        - eddie47d: “With state budget cuts demanded by Conservatives there is little money to do so.”

        Which is why my system is the superior one. Much cheaper.

    • eddie47d

      Vicki the simpleton? In other words anyone who wants a gun should automatically be able to get one. There is no “so called loopholes” because in fact they do exist. An ex-felon (you know someone who isn’t in jail) went out and acquired 19 weapons mostly through gun shows. He even formed a new neo-nazi organization ( I believe in Ohio) and recruited other like minded people. He of coarse isn’t allowed to have any weapons in his possession but you know how those non existent loopholes are! You can fool some of the people with sugary comments on innocent gun owners being picked on and you make a great point of that. Yet you are in such denial in who is really armed. You can’t simply throw out the name CRIMINAL then continually allow them to buy their weapons through “legal” loopholes.

      • TheTruthHurts

        You’re assuming a few things here… 1. He would not have been able to purchase those guns at all (illegally) & 2. That he was going to follow any law at any rate (ex felon you say?)… Not likely…

      • eddie47d

        Some of you “truth” are poster children for more gun laws because you simply can’t admit what is really going on. That incident was fairly well spelled out on the nightly news. Kind of like those Ft Wayne,Indiana gun show traffickers. As the old saying goes “even a caveman can do it”.

      • Vicki

        eddie47d says:
        “Vicki the simpleton? In other words anyone who wants a gun should automatically be able to get one. There is no “so called loopholes” because in fact they do exist. An ex-felon (you know someone who isn’t in jail).”

        So you are an ex-felon? Interesting. Or are you in jail?

        - eddie47d: “You can fool some of the people with sugary comments on innocent gun owners being picked on and you make a great point of that.”

        Even children know that punishing everyone for the acts of a few is not fair.

        - eddie47d: “Yet you are in such denial in who is really armed. You can’t simply throw out the name CRIMINAL then continually allow them to buy their weapons through “legal” loopholes.”

        I’m in denial? Who is it that thinks criminals care about your laws?

        Meanwhile in the last 24 hours

        ~300 MILLION Americans DIDN’T shoot anyone.

        STOP PUNISHING THE INNOCENT for the acts of a few. (even children know that is unfair)

        STOP IT
        STOP IT NOW

    • Jim

      There is one major point that you are missing . . . namely that the U.S. Constitution, Second Amendment: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

      I don’t see any limiters in that statement.

      • Vicki

        Eddie47d didn’t miss the point. Eddie like so many liberals chooses to ignore the Constitution when it doesn’t fit Eddie’s agenda.

    • http://GOOGLE PERRY HOLMES

      Vicki, so you think people who has a crime in his or her background does not have the same rights as all other people to protect them selves and there wives and kids I have news for you and the fools like you I will not let people like you to tell me that I do not have right. To do that .when america goes down In flames come and say that to my face

  • Jeff

    The most terrifying thing on the Internet, to me, is the lengths liberals will go to to demonize the people they disagree with. As a group, they have come to the belief that they are the sole possessors of the truth and are morally superior to anyone who differs and they are hell bent on imposing their views.

    Always brings to mind CS Lewis: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    or TS Eliot: “Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm — but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.”

    • eddie47d

      Not much different than the right wing radical Conservatives who speak ill of people they disagree with right Jeff. We see the “moral superiority” from the right all the time so maybe you also misspoke like Motov who has a fairly weak “conscience”.

      • alpha-lemming

        True…. there is a lot of disagreement on all sides. What you always convieniently leave out is the motive and the 2nd half of those disagreeable statements.

        A guy from the right….”I dissagree with you… now LEAVE ME ALONE”

        A guy from the left…..”I disagree with you… now gimme your keys”

    • rendarsmith

      Jeff,

      I think eddie just proved you right! They’re desparate to spread their idiology (or idiocy, whichever you want to call it) and can leave no conservative comment without a snazzy rebuttal (whether it’s accurate or not is irrelevant).

      Let’s see if he can refrain from responding to this post.

      • eddie47d

        Rendarsmith ignores his own ideology and tries to shut someone up. Classic Conservative! See it does work both ways and yes it is relevant!

      • rendarsmith

        I knew it! LOL!

  • Motov

    Gee I hope he wet and shat his pants, Images of a tsunami, or an asteroid, or even another “Chernobyl” does NOT compare to my most terrifying thing on this planet.

    Drum roll please

    Obama supporters!
    I mean really, how can anyone be so stupid to even believe this clown? He has made records in DC, Most corrupt, most wasteful spending, most broken promises, most blatant fraud. most vacations taken, most arrogant, lowest approval rating, and by far the worst PUPPET in office this nation has ever seen!

    • eddie47d

      At least you know who Adrian Chen is MOTOV and he is only one person. Yes there are far more “terrifying” objects or events going on in this world and the AR-15 is hardly at the top of the list. What is your real name and how do we stop you from regurgitating anti-Obama bile. His approval rating is better than a few other presidents so you misspoke again….. Oh the shock of it all!

      • FreedomFighter

        The Sneaky Gun Grab
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRW-W97OjO8

        Jeff is dead on eddie, no bile just truth, though it may generate bile in you.

        Laus Deo
        Semper FI

      • eddie47d

        I see you’ve brain washed by this slickness. Funny how the NRA ducked out on the question of guns and went straight for the mental health reasoning. Now when Obama says it should be included you go ape crap on your own shoes. So was the NRA “delusional” as you are suggesting in bringing up the mental health issue. How would they label those folks?

      • Liquid

        eddie47d =ball of obama $hit on his a$$

      • Motov

        I am entitled to my opinions, eddie47d. It is also my opinion that you are nothing but a sad troll, and in want of cradle to grave government handouts. If you so despise my opinions, don’t read them because nothing on this planet will change them. Obozo is a crook, that’s a fact! You can try to sugar coat it but, you cannot change the fact Obozo is a fonkeymucking S. O. B. that needs removal from office, and placed in a maximum security prison, along with the majority of congress!

  • John C

    The most terrifying head line is by far ” Liberals win election” there is nothing even close to that. They did have to cheat outrageously, but people objected but did nothing about it.

  • dcjdavis

    Really?! What of the countless shelves emptied of ammo in sporting goods stores all over America? Now that’s a scary picture, knowing that it’s not “the people” who emptied them.

  • FreedomFighter
    • Vicki

      Nice one.

  • http://omanuel.wordpress.com omanuel

    The most terrifying thing on the internet today is daily pronouncements on the corruption of governments, banking and scientific information to:

    _ a.) Destroy national governments and national constitutions,
    _ b.) Replace them with a tyrannical one-world government, and
    _ c.) Promoting false illusions that we are all Happy Hominans:

    http://skepticalswedishscientists.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/best-year-ever/

    The reasons are given in this summary of six centuries of evolution in the relationship between God, Man and the Sun from 1500 to 2010 BC.

    http://tinyurl.com/aynmbpv

    Resolution of this puzzle would not have been possible without contributions from many different people, including the joint efforts of George Orwell and Fred Hoyle in 1946 to:

    _ a.) Warn the public about an impending tyrannical government
    _ b.) Leave a trail of evidence for future generations to decipher

    http://omanuel.wordpress.com/about/#comment-2204

    With kind regards,
    - Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

  • ibcamn

    You guys are arguing amongst yourselves,eddie is right,one this one thing,there are way more nasty pictures on the web to see!the thing is,why care so much what someone does,legally?if you think about it,there are a million ways around these new laws,think about it,the wording in some laws are vague,some very defined.lets use that against the law setters.i can think of ways that would maker law makers more ticked off than this guy!it’s funny how they take one guys outlook on something as truth or as a topic!oh well.gun law loopholes create ingenuity and invention,kinda like newtons law?

  • Rudy

    I would like to own i of these AR-15′s, but its to costly for me to buy.

    • jopa

      Rudy: Then if you were to buy one the cost of good ammo is about 75 to 90 cents a round.

  • Robert

    thay all must be high on crack

  • anthony

    all these idiots want is to think there god and there all in thier 80 under the pretext of “protecting you” cant smoke in your home or car,must have insurance,lets take anything dangerous away from you kids but let big buiness or pharmesist-(great gmo)poisning us all because fda got bought out china russia india and others banned gmo BUT NO WE HAVE TO GO AFTER A TOOL why not ban cars rocks trees talk about out of touch idiots!!!

  • jopa

    Can you just imagine how terrifying it was to a child seeing his or her classmate being torn to shreds with this particular weapon just spewing out the hot lead and then have to face the barrel and be next.Capable of firing as many rounds as it could in a minutes time the shooter didn’t just shoot each child once but from three to eleven times and the children in some cases were hardly identifiable.If you have any little children or grandchildren, in your mind place them at that murder scene and try and see their response.This would be the most terrifying thing on the internet to some as the headline states.

    • Jana

      jopa,
      It wasn’t the gun’s fault that the children were killed, it was the idiot that was mentally ill and his mother who was aware of this fact who was in the process of doing something about it. Only she was dragging her feet and everyone paid for it.
      When a drunk gets in his car and drives, then kills someone in an accident, its not the car’s fault!
      Just like when you say something stupid which we see quite often we know its not your computer’s fault. It is the one typing on it.

  • FreedomFighter

    ‘Most Terrifying Thing

    Our American 2nd ammendment is the line in the sand, Americas last defense by the people for the people from invasion of international or internal enemies. Our forefathers defeated the British not with a professional army like the Brits, but with citizens ready to defend their freedom and liberty: because they had nothing else.

    Many would have you believe America could never be invaded, it just wont happen, cant happen and never will happen.

    Really, what about those 20 million illegal aliens here now? They easily invaded the USA using only feet, ladders and vehical transportation. How many islamic terrorists came also, how many communists, sleeper cells from North Korea, Russia, China and other communist countries, HOW MANY?

    Currently our military is spread all over the world, their are more international or UN troops in America than US troops. Our military is all over globe except here in the USA, spread thin, overburdened, under financed and over worked.

    We are faced with economic crisis/joblessness, industrial collapse and collapse of the dollar, war in the middle east, war with North Korea, war in Africa, China and Japan, the global scene a pressure cooker ready to explode.

    Not enough troops in the homeland, impending disaster and war, they the elite want us disarmed to ensure the results of our demise in the USA are WORLD GOVERNMENT

    WE THE PEOPLE ARE THIS NATIONS LAST DEFENSE

    thats why the full court press to disarm Americans, disarm our vets, buying of all ammo supplys by governent and the rediculous infringement of our rights.

    WITHOUT THE MEANS OF DEFENSE OF AMERICA, WE WILL FALL TO TOTALITARIAN RULE – NEVER REGISTER, NEVER GIVE UP YOUR 2ND AMMENDMENT RIGHT.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

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