Guns For Bikes

#1
No it's not about a new attachment for your hawg.

Linky.

Brace your self JJH, dark forces are clearly at work not just in the Bay Area but also South of the border.

On Clean Technica Guns For Bikes Exchange In Uruguay
Recently in the press there has been quite a focus on guns and their impact on society, including the potential public policy implications. Coinciding with the extra press have been some efforts to reduce their numbers, such as a guns for cash exchange in Marin County near San Francisco, which effectively sold out in about an hour and collected 827 guns.

This type of gun exchange is not new, but it could be argued the interest in reducing the number of guns in society is gaining traction. For example, an exchange in Uruguay called Weapons for Life offers either a bicycle or laptop computer when a gun is turned in to government officials. The point of the disarmament campaign in Uruguay is the same as those in the United States: to make society less violent and more harmonious.
Bikes are a very energy-efficient mode of transportation. They are good for fitness, and therefore for obesity reduction. Physical exercise is also both a stress reducer and mood enhancer.


Additionally, cycling can be a social experience because whole groups of people can cycle together and meet each other in social contexts such as at an outdoor shopping center or at a cafe. Socializing and social connections tend to be very helpful in maintaining mental health because they are a big part of the social support network that benefits people when they are in need. Furthermore, cycling contributes to local economies. A research study found cycling-related industry contributed about $90 million a year to the overall economy of the city of Portland.


So though it may seem fairly inconsequential to exchange guns for bikes, it truly is not such a small matter to get more bikes on the roads and more guns off the streets. In Uruguay there are an estimated 500,000 unlawfully owned guns. The total human population is just about 3.3 million. There is also potentially an emotional burden created by gun violence. “Studies have documented that young people exposed to gun violence experience lasting emotional scars. ” (Source: FutureofChildren.org)
My bold, nobody tell Barry, this is going to tick all his boxes. Mind, Weapons for Life would make a pretty good NRA slogan though.

From Treehugger Two Per Cent of US Road Deaths Are Cyclists
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Some of the less headline-capturing statistics are also worth dwelling on.


Whereas 630 cyclist died, a whopping 51,000 were injured. Male riders are seven times more likely to end up a fatality than a female cyclist, and four time more likely to be injured. to 70% of fatalities occurred in urban areas, with 67% killed in non-intersection road accidents. Interestly just shy of of one quarter (24%) of cyclists who died recorded a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 g/dL or higher., so we should not point the figure solely at other road users.


Commenting on previous such data releases regarding cyclists did not fully convey the whole story, The League of American Bicyclists noted, “a recent Federal Highway Administration study found that 70 percent of bicycle injury events in emergency rooms did not involve a motor vehicle and 31 percent of bicyclists were injured in non-roadway locations. The number of bicyclists visiting hospital emergency rooms is estimated to be in excess of 500,000 per year.”
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That's pretty scary when you consider how rarely American men cycle, far fewer than handle firearms I'd guess. There are only about 10K gun homicides PA and the casualty numbers are getting into the same ball park as gunshot wounds treated in ER, about 70K. Deaths from NDs is an almost identical figure to that from cycling. Life is clearly cheap to these tree hugging lycra wearers or it may be connected with trying to patriotically eat a super sized-sized snack while rolling. Clearly the US has a bike safety problem, Congress should act to end this menace. Guns don't kill people, bicycles do.
 
#2
Bellend, clearly has standard 37 pat bren pouches and a drum mag on his Tommy..........I can see him falling off changing mags!
 
#3
Bellend, clearly has standard 37 pat bren pouches and a drum mag on his Tommy..........I can see him falling off changing mags!
If you've got a 100-round drum mag on a Thompson*, why would you want to change mags?

The motor-bike is a necessary attachment for a Thompson with a 100-round drum mag, just to move the thing around.

* although I think that may be the 50-round one.
 
#4
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I'll swap my 10/22 for this baby anyday.
 
#5
Although I can't help but laugh at the paradox of Wehrmacht Kennzeichen and an English bike!
how about Wehrmacht Kennzeihen, English Bike and the coolest Yank who ever lived?

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#7
Although I can't help but laugh at the paradox of Wehrmacht Kennzeichen and an English bike!
Not totally implausible, the Wehrmacht acquired a lot of British vehicles after Dunkirk and made use of some of them.
 

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