Gun concern at the burn

Gun concern at the burn

Postby GreySquirly » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:04 pm

When I think of the theme American dream meets artsy burners, drugged out party people, and fanatical desert beings, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of military themed costumes, camo up the yin yang and unfortunately a shit load of fake guns. This has me deeply concerned that with all the fake artillery, (tank style art car anyone?) that some real crazies could easily be swinging the real thing around in plain sight. I have seen nothing regarding this topic covered by the website. I think there should be some kind of format in place for what is acceptable (yes a rule I know what you are thinking, I know) just like how all toy guns have to be painted orange on the tip or something. I dont know but its got me real concerned. Am I just paranoid?
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Postby goathead » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:22 pm

I just paranoid?


Yes
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Postby Dusza Beben » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:03 pm

Honestly I would be more concerned about some moron using the wrong type of hoses for his flame cannon.

That and I don't have any orange paint for all of my prop guns, cannons and bombs... :lol:

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Postby NolaSlag » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:17 pm

the theme is "America<n>" right ? left<?> mid-dle-riddle ?
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Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:30 pm

I think my tacticle nukes glow kind of orange at night........
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Postby TomServo » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:55 pm

Haven't seen a whole lot of fake guns at Burning Man...
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Postby scruffyboy » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:48 am

Nope no fake guns at BM... Usually only real guns DAMN! I miss the drive-by shooting range!

And for those of you that don't remember back that far...YES there actually was a drive by shooting range complete with purple smiling dinosaur :twisted:
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:05 am

used exploding targets on that fucking purple dinosaur last year.
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:18 am

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Postby gyre » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:21 am

It isn't uncommon to see real weapons used for costume with the firing pin out or otherwise disabled.
Never seen it on the playa.

I wouldn't worry.
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Postby Barbie » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:21 am

A couple years back we had 1/25 (about) sized REAL Looking tanks art cars camped not far from us- Kinda like the swarm of bees last year- but tanks....
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:24 am

Barbie wrote:A couple years back we had 1/25 (about) sized REAL Looking tanks art cars camped not far from us- Kinda like the swarm of bees last year- but tanks....


I love Tanks! artistry in excess..
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:26 am

that pic is from 4th of juplaya...never brought a firearm to the event
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Postby gyre » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:34 am

Barbie wrote:A couple years back we had 1/25 (about) sized REAL Looking tanks art cars camped not far from us- Kinda like the swarm of bees last year- but tanks....
I was there when those guys checked in at the dmv.
I'm still amazed they could get in there.
They could do maneuvers since there were two.
Very surreal to see.

I have been trying to figure out how to bring a full size tank decoy since before I got to the desert.
Just to park way off in the distance with the antennae swaying and maybe a smoke generator to complete things.
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:43 am

gyre wrote:
Barbie wrote:A couple years back we had 1/25 (about) sized REAL Looking tanks art cars camped not far from us- Kinda like the swarm of bees last year- but tanks....
I was there when those guys checked in at the dmv.
I'm still amazed they could get in there.
They could do maneuvers since there were two.
Very surreal to see.

I have been trying to figure out how to bring a full size tank decoy since before I got to the desert.
Just to park way off in the distance with the antennae swaying and maybe a smoke generator to complete things.


funny you should mention...been working over plans to build a 1/3 scale TIGER I..and recreate the invasion of poland..was thinking hydraulics as power..but the thought of making tracks? ..and yes I know Tigers weren't around in poland
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Postby Marscrumbs » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:19 pm

Guns went out of style after the famous machine gun shooting gallery of '96. I'd like to see more primative atlatl acton like a mock mastadon hunting range.
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Postby gyre » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:26 pm

Ancient man was more likely a bunny hunter.
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Postby dragonfly Jafe » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:27 pm

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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:34 pm

I always bring weapons to the playa. I've converted to legal ones after all the noise about regular guns, but you never know what you'll be up against. I've been tazered by drunk assholes out there (immediately followed by one broken tazer!) and had people try to steal the Land Yacht (immediately followed by one bloody thief) and all sorts of shit.
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Postby Bounce530 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:47 pm

dragonfly Jafe wrote:...don't visit Apokiliptika or you will be doomed! Doomed I tell you!


Thats the post I waiting to read.
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Postby Toolmaker » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:54 pm

be more concerned about sharpies while yer passed out.
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Postby Bounce530 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:31 pm

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Re: Gun concern at the burn

Postby Kinetik V » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:50 pm

GreySquirly wrote:When I think of the theme American dream meets artsy burners, drugged out party people, and fanatical desert beings, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of military themed costumes, camo up the yin yang and unfortunately a shit load of fake guns. This has me deeply concerned that with all the fake artillery, (tank style art car anyone?) that some real crazies could easily be swinging the real thing around in plain sight. I have seen nothing regarding this topic covered by the website. I think there should be some kind of format in place for what is acceptable (yes a rule I know what you are thinking, I know) just like how all toy guns have to be painted orange on the tip or something. I dont know but its got me real concerned. Am I just paranoid?


I would say you're being very paranoid...or maybe you're tossing out an idea / hypothetical scenario that LE (Law Enforcement) is thinking of as a way to impose more draconian rules on the event. After all art, self-expression, general rights and freedoms can easily be trumped by the claim of promoting public safety....look at what happened at this year's Rainbow Gathering if you want an example of out of control LE and how rights can be squashed in mere minutes.
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Postby gyre » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:57 pm

It is already illegal to shoot someone without justification, even in nevada.
Problem solved.
Better to worry about morons firing guns on new years eve in the city.

Many of us already have to take our more interesting hobbies other places than the burn.
Predictable result of rules.
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Postby Isotopia » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:27 am

This has me deeply concerned that with all the fake artillery, (tank style art car anyone?) that some real crazies could easily be swinging the real thing around in plain sight. I have seen nothing regarding this topic covered by the website. I think there should be some kind of format in place for what is acceptable (yes a rule I know what you are thinking, I know) just like how all toy guns have to be painted orange on the tip or something. I dont know but its got me real concerned. Am I just paranoid?


Sounds like you've already conjured up a scenario that's guaranteed to provide you a negative experience before you even step foot on the playa. I mean, Jeezus dude. You need to chill the hell out and spin down that over active imagination of yours.
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Postby SecretOperativeBear » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:33 am

i usually bring squirt guns. unless you're a wicked witch you should be okay.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:03 am

I have a crossbow.
These are not my fuckos.
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Postby gyre » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:56 pm

I always thought the Buffybox looked an awful lot like a mortar case!
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Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:43 pm

gyre wrote:I always thought the Buffybox looked an awful lot like a mortar case!


How very observant of you.
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