Civics Turns His Guns Over to Police .....Encourages Others to do the Same

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Yard Dart, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Phoenix Resident Turns His Guns Over to Police Following Vegas Shooting. Encourages Others to do the Same

    There’s nothing new about the gun control debate. After mass shootings, like the one that left 59 people dead at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, the debate heats up. Some of these crimes make such an impression on people that they behave in atypical ways, even when it comes to the gun control debate.


    Jonathan Pring is from London, England, but he’s been living in Phoenix for more than a decade. He runs a coffee shop and drives a doubledecker bus. Despite his British roots, Pring bought guns.

    The shooting in Las Vegas, though, has changed his mind about gun ownership. On Wednesday, Ping called the Phoenix Police and told them he wanted to turn his guns in.

    “I think the easiest way to stop mass shootings from happening in America is to take guns away from civilians,” Pring told Fox.


    “I like my son and my wife more,” said Pring.

    “When I phoned dispatch and I said, ‘hi, I’ve got some guns I’d like to get rid of,’ the dispatcher panicked a little bit,” said Pring. “‘You’ve got guns? How many guns? Are there people in the house with you now? Are the guns loaded?'”

    Instead of selling the two firearms, he turned them over to police. This, in Pring’s estimation, was the “right thing.”

    “We can do something about the guns, we can just get rid of them, it’s that easy,” said Pring.

    Pring posted the following message to Facebook in a public post along with the following three photos:

    Hello. I am a proud United States Citizen. Until this morning I was a gun owner.


    In lieu of the recent mass shooting event in Las Vegas, this morning I phoned my local police station (Phoenix, Arizona) and asked for an officer to visit my house and collect my firearms.

    People on social media and in the news are asking questions and looking for answers. I have an answer. If civilians do not have guns then mass shooting events will occur less frequently.

    That clever old Indian Gandhi once said “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

    Small steps really can make a difference and we can all do small steps, even babies.


    I will miss my guns. I enjoyed taking them to the range and doing Rambo poses in front of the mirror. I paid a lot of money for them. However, if I was to write down the 10 most important things in my life the guns wouldn’t make the list.

    I hope my actions inspire others. If we can achieve a safer world for our children, we will have done a good thing.
    Be the change.


    To any would be home invaders, watch out, I just bought a brand new Slugger.

    Pring said of defending his family, “If I have a break-in at my house, I’ll hit him with a baseball bat. I’m not afraid. I don’t need a gun to be a man.”

    “This notion that we can’t do anything about it simply isn’t true,” said Pring. “We put a man on the moon, we can get rid of guns in America. No problem.”
    Phoenix Resident Turns His Guns Over to Police Following Vegas Shooting. Encourages Others to do the Same [VIDEO]


    Guy is another tool of the left to try and send a message to the masses........ [sheep]
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  2. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    I am sorry... I couldn't make it through the article without my eyes crossing and an urge to bang my head on the wall..
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    [ditto]....though I struggled just to share it.
    This is a media hit piece to try and make folks think.....hmmm maybe I should turn in my weap's.
    More and more, the thought of the Vegas issue leads me to think, this nut job was a left winger and is trying to pay the price, for getting various weapons, systems and mags banned. He had a hell of a lot more than he needed in weap's, ammo and so on. It looks very staged to present the media a great opportunity..... to fulfill a political agenda. It smells badly from my foxhole!!!!!!
  4. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    And that breeze is wafting the smell way over to this Jarheads AO..

    A ploy to pull all the fire armes that the Lib's have purchased since Trump got into office?
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I'll wager a small amount he hides nuts for the winter. A brit squirrel?
  6. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    You realize of course that in the State of Arizona those guns cannot be destroyed, they must be sold. What a heroic act of BS, and advertising for his coffee shop...

  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    He was born a British SUBJECT and naturally did what SUBJECTS do. He wants no responsibility (after all that's what the AUTHORITIES are for) and finds solace by transferring the responsibility from people to an inanimate object. He casts away the object to be punished because he can't accept the reality that some men are evil.
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  8. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    A dressed up rurger 10/22 and a wather pistol.
  9. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    I'd be surprised if he wasn't a paid actor.

    Mostly because I still find real, hardcore, stupidity surprising.
  10. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    thinkin there are a lot of such workin for the left/deep state...

    remember the guy that claimed to be one of the the fathers of the children killed at sandy hook...

    could have sworn I saw in in a TV series or movie several years before...

    that and tellin a joke n laughin just before he turned to the camera and started his speech...

    gotta wonder..
  11. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Jonathan, dear boy. You are an idiot.
  12. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I thought about it some more and this really a good idea. Free advertising and it appeals to chicken chit liberal hipster covfefe shop clientele.
    Good idea until they get robbed.
  13. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    If he feels he can't trust himself with a firearm, what makes him feel he can trust himself with that baseball bat?
    He could use it to inflict serious harm on his wife and kid. And what about that claw hammer and crow bar in the garage? Should he not also turn those items in to police? Better get rid of those sharp kitchen knives, too. Some in his native GB have actually called for knife control.

    Oh he's concerned that he might be tempted to commit mass murder? What's to prevent him from tossing a 5 gallon bucket of gasoline into a crowded McDonalds at lunch time, or driving a rental van into a bus stop?

    If he can't trust himself with a firearm, he belongs in a mental institution.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
  14. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    They have knife control over there.
    While I was in England with afsoc I was carrying my knife I always carry, turns out is actually very illegal there. I could have been locked up. Didn't find that out till after we had already left.
  15. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    You... criminal.
  16. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Article says he drives a YUUUUGE double decker bus. I am now officially triggered and calling for his imprisonment for my safety. Now where is my binky?
  17. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Paid actor or Self Shearing Sheep???
  18. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    15 minutes of fame before running for office?
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
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  19. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    How about just another idiot that has bought into leftist ideology.
  20. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    So now, the criminal element knows he is an unarmed sheep ready for shearing. He'll be shot down before he can reach that bat. Yep, good way to protect the family.
    Heck, maybe he's right. I don't trust him with a gun either.
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