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Is this too over the top???

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by yskippy, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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  2. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    I can't say I have a problem with this, infact I think it is way cool.

    Reminds me of that Godzila thing that use to come to the Hillsboro Air Show and eat cars then torch them, well at least the torching part.

    Great way to stop tailgaters, although that would be wrong and I do not support that.:thumbup:
     
  3. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That is VERY cool.

    Arrested on a 'firearms" offense. That is so lame. I do NOT support that.
     
  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Well, it doesn't look like a firearm.

    It depends though on what the UK's definition of a "firearm" is.
     
  5. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    http://www.suffolk.police.uk/Services/Firearms+Licensing/Frequently+Asked+Questions/

    Doesen't sound like a flame throwing scooter meets the definition,,,
     
  6. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    It's over the top to arrest him. :V
     
  7. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Um... wat? He wasn't destroying property or killing people. It's just for looks...
     
  8. Mookie

    Mookie Eastern Washington Active Member

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    would this not be a firebutt offense?

    How is this any different than a hot rod that shoots flames? Heck, my old dodge shadow would pop flames when the turbo got to hot.
     
  9. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :rofl1:
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  10. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The question I have to ask now is...

    How can I set one of those up on my SUV???!!! :D:D
     
  11. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    But that would convert it into a firearm! :laugh:
     
  12. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Love it---"His first attempt failed to ignite, and the second burst into flames"
    He would be an idiot to actually USE it. 300 pound scooter vs. a full size
    whatever--looks like a good way to get a new nickname. Speedbump.

    "But Lincolnshire Police spotted the pictures of Mr Furze allegedly riding his scooter on a public highway – and arrested him on Thursday.

    tHe was held on suspicion of possessing an object converted into a firearm, and was released on unconditional police bail without charge until May 6 pending further police investigation"

    So they arrested him and released him on bail without charging him? WTF?
     
  13. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    So, I take it you've never ridden a scooter that doesn't have the power to get out it's own way, much less out of the way of a speeding mini van driven by a single mom who is too busy putting on her makeup and text chatting to be distracted by her 4 screaming children. Talk about " destroying property at the very least and killing people at the very most". A little fire would be a nice wake up call for some drivers.:laugh:
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    A flamethrower is NOT considered a Destructive Device.
     
  15. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    30,000 miles isn't A LOT, but SHOULD be enough to have experienced an inattentive driver crowding you, I guess you are REALLY lucky. I really doubt this was any kind of attempt to damage property or harm people, but more of "over the top" vehicular statement. Some people just have no sense of humor.:laugh:
     
  16. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "flame thrower" im sure is a loosely used term here. what's the fuel? the only reason flame throwers are dangerous is because they shoot a liquid thats on fire. i'm sure this is nothing more than a propane or butane torch, not a "flame thrower."

    it might singe the dust on somebody's bumper. dangerous from a safety standpoint to be driving around with a torch of unknown QC in its construction, and maybe calls for the driver being cited for using it, if he uses it, but it's a gag, and the risk of people getting hurt are actually pretty damn low, i'd imagine. i used to do "torch-down" roofing- i burned a propane torch for 10-12 hours a day every day. i burned myself a few times, never seriously.. it just singes the hair off your arms, even from a pretty direct blast.
     
  17. gettersideways

    gettersideways PNW New Member

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