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Old 09-11-2008, 01:03 AM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Any state where people have guns, you'll find Bubba and his buddies out seeing if they can hit a sign from a moving vehicle. Also signs are good to help set the sights on your deer rifle! I worked for the highway department in Kentucky. The further away from a town, the holier the sign!
That first sentence wasn't meant to sound like I was against guns. I just meant you won't find a state without signs being shot at.
That was the point I was attempting to subtlety make since I wasn't exactly certain what the exact point was of this particular thread.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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Default depends

I've seen just as many (if not more) shot up road signs in Arizona and NM (and KS, and NE, and...) than in AK. I think the road-crew guy has it nailed, the prevalence of bullet holes in road signs is inversely proportional to it's distance from an urban area. Even in the most crime-ridden spots of the big cities, it's rare to see a road sign full of bullet holes. Teenage crack dealers, sure...road signs, not so much.

Perhaps it's due to the average gun-toting vandals high level of concern for stray bullets endangering their fellow citizens...yeaahh....right.... Far more likely, they just don't want to get caught, and that means shooting up road signs out in the middle of nowhere...duh.

I'd be very surprised if any significant number of the perpetrators are female, BTW. I suspect at least a part of it is some sort of subliminal urge to "mark your territory", the equivalent of the neighbors dog pissing on your car tires.

As a gun owner and responsible citizen, it always bothers me see that kind of vandalism. Not only does it reflect badly on the vast majority of gun owners that are responsible, but it wastes tax money that could be spent on better things. Here locally we have very few perforated road signs, and the one egregious incident I can think of involving this kind of vandalism actually resulted in the offender being prosecuted.

It's not just Alaska, it's boredom mixed with testosterone poisoning.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Haines, Alaska
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WHY are there bullet holes in the street signs?
Aren't they made that way??
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:39 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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There is an old water powered grist mill here in North Carolina, and on their one pound bags of grits, the words are printed " A breakfast without grits is like a road sign without bullet holes----It just ain't Southern!"
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Scroll down to the Sept 9 entry -

Alaskan Exposure


Is the bullet-ridden road sign the norm in Alaska or is this
an exaggeration? Note: I hope this does not spark another
boring and endless liberal vs conservative, gun control *** ***
thread.

My God. Does this mean that we can count Alaska as a sure-go for the Republicans?
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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Manley Hot Springs, No Shooting Sign
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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My God. Does this mean that we can count Alaska as a sure-go for the Republicans?
I was thinking Libertarian would be more likely...
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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They make for good target practice at night. Park about 100 yards away and shine your car lights on the signs. Aim at the reflection on the sign. If your rifle is sighted in just right you'll hear the bullet hit the sign. Most sign shooters are very aware of what's behind the sign and won't shoot at them if there are homes or people behind them.

Why are people in New Jersey so deathly afraid of guns? Seems like the residents of that state don't believe individual citizens have the right to self defense. Unless your a well heeled politician or some person in the entertainment industry. Give the regular citizen the right to keep and bear arms and watch how much your crime rate drops.

Last edited by stiffnecked; 09-11-2008 at 08:57 AM.. Reason: I AM NOT A SIGN SHOOTER nor do I condone it.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: South Dakota
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They make for good target practice at night. Park about 100 yards away and shine your car lights on the signs. Aim at the reflection on the sign. If your rifle is sighted in just right you'll hear the bullet hit the sign. Most sign shooters are very aware of what's behind the sign and won't shoot at them if there are homes or people behind them.

Why are people in New Jersey so deathly afraid of guns? Seems like the residents of that state don't believe individual citizens have the right to self defense. Unless your a well heeled politician or some person in the entertainment industry. Give the regular citizen the right to keep and bear arms and watch how much your crime rate drops.
Hear, hear.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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You know...they make starlite scopes just for shooting at night. Why shoot a poor defensless sign blinded by some car headlights? Their just doing their job. I think if I ever came across some rat bashtard shooting at an innocent sign...I'd pull out my nine and bust a few caps in their arse!
Those guys must think they are really good shots...shooting at a sign that can't move!

Beer bottles is where it's at. When you can wing a bottle out the window and bullseye one of those signs at 60 mph...now thats shooting! And it's really cool when they are covered in frost, and it makes this really neat poof of snow as the bottle impacts.
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