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Posted: 4/6/2006 4:30:41 PM EDT
When I first came to this site I involved myself with many Anti-Brit theads to my peril. Trying to defend myself and my Nation.

You Americans can be very patriotic and passionate about your Country. And good for you guys.
But there are so many who are ignorant to the British ways....

I was very ignorant to the gun laws in America...so I started a thread where people from different states informed me about their laws. It appears there are some states in America with "worse" guns laws than the UK.

Yet whenever I posted in a thread I was almost always followed by a comment about gun laws banning all guns in the UK. I spent many posts trying to educate people to the facts that not all guns are banned in the UK and that there is a strong shooting community anyway. But time passed and I got to the point where it was worthless trying to explain our gun laws when people already (incorrectly) knew better.

I've seen a few threads lately asking what the Europeans think of the Americans...
I was so tempted to post but thought better of it...It was asking for a flame war on an American site...by people who realy wanted to know a European view on something where Europeans could expect a flaming for whatever they said. So no Europeans posted in that particular thread.

I've met some great people on this site. Some of who I have met and others who I have not met but I've forged a friendship with great Americans.

I lost family in the 1st WW and the WW2 my father saw service in Aden/Germany/Falklands
I kept UK military jets in the sky with pride. Lost a second cousin in the London train Bombings.

I am an American Ally

Why take the piss out of me/us?

We are different and I'd not dare contrdict you on your site....

I'm not a whipping boy for Vito but i think he was unfairly treated.

You guys freely take the piss about the UK here on your site but if I were to disagree with an American policy openly then I'd be seen as un-patriotic and fair game for a flame war.

I just wish you guys would understand us a little more before disrespecting our Nation.

I do honestly....know that many of you support the UK as America's closest Ally.
I respect all of you.

Taffy

If you guys want to know more about Britain don't ask questions in GD.....ask them in the UK forum where you will get honest answers from people who shoot all the way throught to the people who build AR's in the UK

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:32:16 PM EDT
go brush your teeth you filthy limey!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:34:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
go brush your teeth you filthy limey!



petit moi?

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:35:21 PM EDT
I am confused by the topic title. Am I supposed to bash Brits here or what? I really don't see the point in it.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:36:03 PM EDT

I groan when I see how Americans are portrayed on the BBC, but then I remember that our social import/export business does not show the best side of either country. And American tourists can be amazingly dense.

I can't imagine the day that USA and GBR will not be each others' most important allies. We need more discussion between our people, not less. Perhaps I will come visit the UK forum as you suggested.

Jim
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:36:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryker_11A:
I am confused by the topic title. Am I supposed to bash Brits here or what? I really don't see the point in it.



do we deserve to be bashed?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:37:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 4:38:06 PM EDT by John Parker]
Hey I like the Brits!!! My best buddy down here is a Limey! Dated two girls from England! Second one was a total bitch though! If you ever get down my way we will go shooting some "Evil Shit".
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:37:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
go brush your teeth you filthy limey!



+1, Wank off you WANKER

Don't worry so much about a couple of idiots...............if you got the WHOLE site pissed off, THAT would be different
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:37:15 PM EDT
Sneak into the country and you'll be treated much better LOL.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:37:48 PM EDT
Put another shrimp on the Bar-be.... mate.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:38:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
I groan when I see how Americans are portrayed on the BBC, but then I remember that our social import/export business does not show the best side of either country. And American tourists can be amazingly dense.

I can't imagine the day that USA and GBR will not be each others' most important allies. We need more discussion between our people, not less. Perhaps I will come visit the UK forum as you suggested.

Jim




you have to remeber that the Brits who post here,,,ARE shooters
We are not the mindless gun-hating part of the Brit society we are the last remnants of the Brit shooters trying to make the best of a bad job......we are the same as you....we want to continue shooting .....
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:38:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryker_11A:
I am confused by the topic title. Am I supposed to bash Brits here or what? I really don't see the point in it.



It's just good fun.

Repeat after me:

"Indeed, if Ye Red Coat shite panted bastards seeke to confiscate the firelocks of oure unsanctioned militia, we shalle fire uppon them & pursue them all thee way to Boston, killing as many as we can."

(Quote stolen, I believe, from FLA1A.)

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:39:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
go brush your teeth you filthy limey!



+1, Wank off you WANKER

Don't worry so much about a couple of idiots...............if you got the WHOLE site pissed off, THAT would be different




so if I changed my name to SGTAR15UK would that do it?.....
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:39:14 PM EDT
i hope that when the EU tanks, it doesnt take GB with it
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:39:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By Stryker_11A:
I am confused by the topic title. Am I supposed to bash Brits here or what? I really don't see the point in it.



do we deserve to be bashed?



Some do, some don't, just like us.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:39:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
Put another shrimp on the Bar-be.... mate.




wrong hemisphere cobber
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:39:51 PM EDT
Is this all cause of Vito leaving?
Anyway, i dont know what it's like in Britain but AMericans especially "Right wingers" tend to be Xenophobic and thinking that the edge of the world ends in Canada and Mexico. Beyond that ? "here lies Dragons" Give them an "in" and they will say all kinds of things. Moreso when they see a country as "socialist" and gungrabbing! To them America could become like Britain since they are our closest living relative, besides Canada. So they tend to lash out.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:40:08 PM EDT
What happened to Vito?

First off, it is well known that GD is fountain of idiocy. Everything gets bashed in GD (except for Muslims who are protected). The Brits have probably had it easy compared to Cops, Christians, Atheists, Californians, Liberals, Mexicans or French. No one is safe in GD, and most of the opinions that you read are horseshit. Don't read into anything too much. You'll give yourself an anurism.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:40:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryker_11A:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By Stryker_11A:
I am confused by the topic title. Am I supposed to bash Brits here or what? I really don't see the point in it.



do we deserve to be bashed?



Some do, some don't, just like us.




but you guys dont get bashed for just being American.....!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:40:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
Put another shrimp on the Bar-be.... mate.




wrong hemisphere cobber




I think that is sarcasm


And i don't know what "cobber" means


Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:40:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 4:41:25 PM EDT by PlaymoreMinds]
I've missed a sh*tstorm I see...just as well...

Ya know, Taffy...gotta tell ya...I never even NOTICE where a poster is from, half the time! Hell, I didn't know Striker was Canadian until 2 months ago.



Don't take it personal...we Americans beat up on each other just as roughly (I live in Massachusetts...trust me, I know of what I speak )

So long as your location is not "Pakistani caves awaiting virgins" I think you're ok.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:40:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
go brush your teeth you filthy limey!



+1, Wank off you WANKER

Don't worry so much about a couple of idiots...............if you got the WHOLE site pissed off, THAT would be different




so if I changed my name to SGTAR15UK would that do it?.....



Well, that might get you pretty close to the magical 99%
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:41:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
go brush your teeth you filthy limey!



petit moi?

www.strangepersons.com/images/content/101457.jpg



Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:41:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By t-stox:
Is this all cause of Vito leaving?
Anyway, i dont know what it's like in Britain but AMericans especially "Right wingers" tend to be Xenophobic and thinking that the edge of the world ends in Canada and Mexico. Beyond that ? "here lies Dragons" Give them an "in" and they will say all kinds of things. Moreso when they see a country as "socialist" and gungrabbing! To them America could become like Britain since they are our closest living relative, besides Canada. So they tend to lash out.



Shut your mouth you filthy New York commie!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:42:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
Put another shrimp on the Bar-be.... mate.




wrong hemisphere cobber



GDAY??
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:42:21 PM EDT
I still love GB
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:42:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
What happened to Vito?

First off, it is well known that GD is fountain of idiocy. Everything gets bashed in GD (except for Muslims who are protected). The Brits have probably had it easy compared to Cops, Christians, Atheists, Californians, Liberals, Mexicans or French. No one is safe in GD, and most of the opinions that you read are horseshit. Don't read into anything too much. You'll give yourself an anurism.



My second cousin was killed by an Islamic bomb made by Islamic terrorists in the name of Islam.
They have no rights according to me. They may be protected here....
I can dissagree too surely

I respect this sites rules ....but my thoughts are not controlled
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:43:56 PM EDT
How close are you to Manchester? I'm laying over there all month, and I'll buy you a Guinness as an apology, as long as you don't make fun of me putting black currant in it.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:44:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

I live in Massachusetts...




While we're bashing people from other cultures...

PM, please tell me you can at least operate a motor vehicle?

Mass tags make me nervous when I see them down here.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:44:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
i hope that when the EU tanks, it doesnt take GB with it




Nap just promise me when you kick the tyres and light the fires I'm sat behind you.....
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:44:28 PM EDT
I wouldn't say there are ALOT of states with worse gun laws than the UK. But I can never get a straight clear answer on what the gun laws actually are in the UK either.

Heres what I think I know, correct me where I'm wrong:

You can't own anything semi-auto above .22 caliber. Owning any guns requires a license and to get the license you have to be a member of a gun club for a certain period of time. Something about you have to keep the gun at the club or something.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:44:28 PM EDT
I spent 6 weeks in England. I'm quite fond of the place... except for London. The folks there are generally nuts. Cornwall has to be one of the finest places with the most wonderful folks I've ever met.


With that said, who doesn't like the give the Limeys a good ribbing? It was practically a hobby for each of us to make fun of each others' countries while I was there.


I think a big issue on the site, and I may be wrong, is that some tongue-in-cheek remarks are taken at face value because you can't always convey or understand various sentiments through text alone.

For instance, TRH's comment above could be construed in a variety of ways even though we know it was all in good fun.

So lighten up... go buy a pack of your $10 smokes, grab some Blackthorn, and relax.


- BG
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:45:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
I've missed a sh*tstorm I see...just as well...

Ya know, Taffy...gotta tell ya...I never even NOTICE where a poster is from, half the time! Hell, I didn't know Striker was Canadian until 2 months ago.



Don't take it personal...we Americans beat up on each other just as roughly (I live in Massachusetts...trust me, I know of what I speak )

So long as your location is not "Pakistani caves awaiting virgins" I think you're ok.





Pakistan is lucky.....there's no virgins left in Wales
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:46:38 PM EDT



I like the Britts....what's the problem? It's not like y'all are french.

I always liked Vito's posts too.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:47:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
I've missed a sh*tstorm I see...just as well...

Ya know, Taffy...gotta tell ya...I never even NOTICE where a poster is from, half the time! Hell, I didn't know Striker was Canadian until 2 months ago.



Don't take it personal...we Americans beat up on each other just as roughly (I live in Massachusetts...trust me, I know of what I speak )

So long as your location is not "Pakistani caves awaiting virgins" I think you're ok.





Pakistan is lucky.....there's no virgins left in Wales



I believe they made the mistake and wondered afar...
"Here be Dragons," and all
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:49:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By t-stox:
Is this all cause of Vito leaving?
Anyway, i dont know what it's like in Britain but AMericans especially "Right wingers" tend to be Xenophobic and thinking that the edge of the world ends in Canada and Mexico. Beyond that ? "here lies Dragons" Give them an "in" and they will say all kinds of things. Moreso when they see a country as "socialist" and gungrabbing! To them America could become like Britain since they are our closest living relative, besides Canada. So they tend to lash out.



This is not coz of Vito leaving but i had to include that as part of my gripe about us getting the "shitty end of the stick"

You guys can be so quick to jump on the anti-Brit bandwagon before getting the facts right. (not all of you)....I have some great American AR15.com friends that I feel will be with me till I die.

Taffy

Why so anti-UK
My infidel t-shirt realy fucks with the Pakistani guy who delivers the Indian take away near me.
He always gives my chest a double take while I pay him....
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:50:31 PM EDT
The British have been our best and closest ally for more than half a century, sure there are some differences between our nations but I am not going to lump every single Brit in one basket and bash them.

I am friends with Vito113 aka Andy, find it sad that he got run off. He always gave a good scoop on things over in the British MOD especially the Royal Navy. I am hoping one of these days to take a trip over the pond and buy him a pint then take a trip to Duxford to look at all the WWII goodies.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:52:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 4:54:33 PM EDT by migradog]
Britain Kicks Ass!!!

It's the politicians that suck...just like most everywhere.
Having been born and raised in the People's Republic of Kalifornia,
I know that Arfcommers can be vigorous in the opinions.

BTW: For a good time in London, stand by for the Ceremony of the Keys
and then have an alarm go off in the Tower.
The response was very impressive.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:54:05 PM EDT
Go eat some Marmite and watch your communist kick ball.



You Brits are our allies, much love for the UK.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:54:26 PM EDT
The only reason to save Britain from Islam...

...oh yeah, Tony Blair is OK too.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:55:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
The British have been our best and closest ally for more than half a century, sure there are some differences between our nations but I am not going to lump every single Brit in one basket and bash them.

I am friends with Vito113 aka Andy, find it sad that he got run off. He always gave a good scoop on things over in the British MOD especially the Royal Navy. I am hoping one of these days to take a trip over the pond and buy him a pint then take a trip to Duxford to look at all the WWII goodies.



Thank you for your kind words. There are too many posts here for me to respond to. I'll not beg Andy to return....his decision is his decision.....I just found it sad so many Americans thought it cool to diss him. He is a very well connected guy and has the most up-to date information available out there.

He was the UK moderator and looked after us well.
This thread is not about Andy more the general Anti-Brit feeling and why that is?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:55:35 PM EDT
Taffy223, you and I exchanged several IMs after your cousin was killed so I think you know I think of you, vito and the other Brits as one of us (whoever 'us' is).

I see stupid comments from stupid members all the time here and they can be directed at anyone and anybody so don't take it personally. I agree with what motown_steve posted on page one; you Brits have it easy compared to "Cops, Christians, Atheists, Californians, Liberals, Mexicans or French". Don't take it personally.

I for one love the Brits, the country, the mountain biking, British comedy and British magazines. I hope you remain a member here and that Vito comes back soon.

Ignore the assclowns.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:55:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
The only reason to save Britain from Islam...
www.hunt101.com/img/393568.jpg
...oh yeah, Tony Blair is OK too.




Is that Koran -spice?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:57:50 PM EDT
Here is how you should think of it. Here in the states we make fun each other and bash each others states for being hillbillies or yuppies and such. We kind of think that you are from a state called England and treat you the same. Your liberals are not that much different than our liberals and your crappy gun laws are not that much worse than some of our states laws. We are a family, we bicker and poke fun at each other, that is what we do. Most don't do it with ill will, though some are just jerks. We need diversity not isolationism.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:58:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4arc:
Taffy223, you and I exchanged several IMs after your cousin was killed so I think you know I think of you, vito and the other Brits as one of us (whoever 'us' is).

I see stupid comments from stupid members all the time here and they can be directed at anyone and anybody so don't take it personally. I agree with what motown_steve posted on page one; you Brits have it easy compared to "Cops, Christians, Atheists, Californians, Liberals, Mexicans or French". Don't take it personally.

I for one love the Brits, the country, the mountain biking, British comedy and British magazines. I hope you remain a member here and that Vito comes back soon.

Ignore the assclowns.




I do ignore them most of the time mate but just every now and then you just gotta put someone straight and when that happens all hell breaks loose.....



I just wanted us to be closer than we seem to be.

We are on the same side after all.....

Taffy
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:00:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
Here is how you should think of it. Here in the states we make fun each other and bash each others states for being hillbillies or yuppies and such. We kind of think that you are from a state called England and treat you the same. Your liberals are not that much different than our liberals and your crappy gun laws are not that much worse than some of our states laws. We are a family, we bicker and poke fun at each other, that is what we do. Most don't do it with ill will, though some are just jerks. We need diversity not isolationism.




I hear you I realy do.....



But the Anti -Brit stuff was getting very close to the bone.
Andy was called a traitor....he works for the Royal Navy for fucks sake.

Taffy
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:02:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
The only reason to save Britain from Islam...
www.hunt101.com/img/393568.jpg
...oh yeah, Tony Blair is OK too.




Is that Koran -spice?



NO!... that is a motive for war!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:02:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
The British have been our best and closest ally for more than half a century, sure there are some differences between our nations but I am not going to lump every single Brit in one basket and bash them.

I am friends with Vito113 aka Andy, find it sad that he got run off. He always gave a good scoop on things over in the British MOD especially the Royal Navy. I am hoping one of these days to take a trip over the pond and buy him a pint then take a trip to Duxford to look at all the WWII goodies.




If you ever need an intro for Duxford IM me. My brother is a member of the "Friends of Duxford"
I'll get you in ....no problem...
I promise
Taffy
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:03:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
The only reason to save Britain from Islam...
www.hunt101.com/img/393568.jpg
...oh yeah, Tony Blair is OK too.




Is that Koran -spice?



NO!... that is a motive for war!





Unfortunately "MY" finger is not on the big red button"
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:03:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
I've missed a sh*tstorm I see...just as well...

Ya know, Taffy...gotta tell ya...I never even NOTICE where a poster is from, half the time! Hell, I didn't know Striker was Canadian until 2 months ago.



Don't take it personal...we Americans beat up on each other just as roughly (I live in Massachusetts...trust me, I know of what I speak )

So long as your location is not "Pakistani caves awaiting virgins" I think you're ok.




What she said. WT...?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:04:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 5:06:35 PM EDT by The_Sgt_Rock]
Well.....I'm on the site fairly often but I missed the bashing. Anyways, I like the Brits a lot and see GB as our closest ally by far. Hope that too much damage wasn't done and that you continue to visit and post on the site.

Thanks!
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