A question

Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, February 25th, 2012 - 31 comments
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If “you don’t wear your guns on the outside“, where do you wear your guns?

31 comments on “A question”

  1. Hami Shearlie 1

    Can’t wear them inside either, they’d ruin the outline of the Super-Hero tights!

  2. Colonial Viper 2

    wear do you wear your guns?


  3. CnrJoe 4

    and ammo, you need ammo Dave!

  4. prism 5

    From Herald piece – David Shearer, the new leader of the Labour opposition, is, almost, the weirdest politician I’ve ever met. I don’t mean that he’s weird – and that is rather the point, because he isn’t.

    This is the limp, opinionated sort of writing with no substance, just girlish/boyish meanderings, that puts me off commentators.

    • Jilly Bee 5.1

      Sheesh, anyone who allows themselves to be interviewed by Michele Hewitson seriously needs their head read IMHO. MH is one of those weird jounos employed by the Herald along with John Roughan, Chris Rattue, et al.

  5. Kotahi Tane Huna 6

    Where do you wear your guns? The hammer and barrel and chamber get a lot of wear and tear and of course an old gun will develop a patina etc.

    So in truth guns become worn on the inside and out.

    If you are forced to display them, which is better? A gun that’s never been used, or a gun that has clearly seen far too much use?

    I would go for somewhere in between. Perhaps this is Shearer’s intention too.

    • ianmac 6.1

      Very funny/clever Kotahi!
      “So in truth guns become worn on the inside and out.”

      • Kotahi Tane Huna 6.1.1

        Conscience requires that I add: “Weapons are the tools of violence. The gentle will not willingly use them.”

  6. you put/lock them away carefully in the incrementalist-box..?

    ..you self-spike them..?

    ..you stick them down your pants..and blow yr feet off..?

    ..you jump them..?

    ..see if they will breed..?..try for a son of a gun..?

    ….stick them to oneself..?

    ..take them running…?


  7. chris73 8

    Interestingly enough this pic is kind of similar to the justice I’d be handing out to directors of finance companies (the ones that break the law I mean)

    • felix 8.1

      Let me guess, you’d make them swallow guns? Compulsory x-rays? Oh hang on. This is another one of your rectal punishment ideas, isn’t it?

      Seems that’s twice today you’ve implied that the way to deal with criminals is to force things into their arses.

      You might want to have a think about what that says about you, chris. I’m starting to think you’re quite a disturbed individual.

      • chris73 8.1.1

        Speaking metaphorically of course

        • McFlock

          Oh of course. You only regard rape as an appropriately hyperbolic analogy to indicate a general desire for firm but humane punishment in the criminal justice system. 
          However, this particular choice of analogy would still seem to be … a tactless lack of wordiness on your part, shall we say?

          • chris73

            I was thinking more along the lines of “let the punishment fit the crime” kind of thing being how they shafted a number of kiwis

            I realise now that my tactless comments may well have reminded people here of the Darren Hughes affair so I apoligise

            • McFlock

              Darren Hughes? What, you mean like the arrest, trial and convictio – oh, I see. You’re just trying to deflect from one grossly offensive comment by making a couple of other grossly offensive comment.
              That’ll persuade people that you’re not a prick who thinks rape is not much more than material for light comedy. /sarc

        • felix

          What makes you think you’re coming off any better by saying you’d only like to metaphorically rape them with guns?

          It was always a fair assumption that you weren’t in a position to actually rape these men with guns, so I don’t see that clarifying it as fantasy makes it any better.

          You’re a sick fuck, chris. You should get help.

          • chris73

            Take a chill pill and relax, stressing over some comments on a blog is not healthy.

            • felix

              Perfectly chilled, thanks.

              Are you hoping you can make it look like you’re the rational person in this conversation?

              Bit late for that mate.

              • chris73

                Yet you’re the one going on about whos a sick fuck because thats a rational statement

                • McFlock

                  Rape “metaphor” = rational
                  F-bomb = irrational
                  Got that.

                • felix

                  Ooh he is a delicate wee flower today, isn’t he?

                  What’s the matter, chris? Don’t like people swearing while you’re fantasizing about rape as a punishment?

                  • Colonial Viper

                    while you’re fantasizing about anal rape as a punishment?

                    Just for clarification, you understand.

  8. ianmac 9

    Similar I think to the meaning behind the, “Never draw your gun until you mean to use it.”

  9. Jas 10

    You have your gun (rifle) in the hands of a sniper on the roof next door… Plausible deniability.

  10. Huginn 11

    this wilful naïveté is distasteful

    What was going on when David Shearer was Deputy Head of the UN Mission in Iraq/Head of UNDP Iraq?

    and in Lebanon when David Shearer was Head of the UN humanitarian operation to civilians in 2006?

    If you really want to know how to you carry firearms when you don’t want to display them openly in a crisis, why don’t you ask David Shearer himself? He’s an expert and I’m sure he’ll tell you all about it. Straight up and without a trace of irony.

    • Colonial Viper 11.1

      Maybe you shouldn’t be so ignorant of recent-history?

      What was going on when David Shearer was Deputy Head of the UN Mission in Iraq/Head of UNDP Iraq?

      I’m sure you remember that UN staff, buildings and vehicles were under frequent insurgent attack and ambush in Iraq, including a massive and tragic attack in 2003 killing multiple UN personnel, culminating in very restricted UN activity.


      An emotional United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan paid tribute to murdered colleagues yesterday on his first visit to Iraq since the fall of Saddam, writes Tracy McVeigh.

      The UN has been operating at greatly reduced levels in Iraq since international staff were withdrawn in October 2003 after two bombings at its Baghdad offices. Annan’s envoy, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was among 22 people killed in a truck bombing at the former UN headquarters.

      Talking about naïveté, by 2003 John Key had finished making billions on behalf of the banking cartel and had set his eyes on helping them to help themselves on NZ.

      • Huginn 11.1.1

        not ignorant of recent history me!!!!!!
        We’re making the same point here, CV. Go through my links.

        Let me make myself perfectly clear . . . I think that the direction of some of these posts shows a wilful naïveté and I find that distasteful. .

        All this loose talk about firearms is creepy, especially in view of the circumstances in which Shearer worked.

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