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Title: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: mgod on July 28, 2008, 08:39:15 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7526628.stm
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: rankus on July 28, 2008, 09:39:52 pm


Oh c'mon it was his lawnmower and his sawed-off shotgun.  He was minding his own business in his own backyard  Rolling Eyes

Glad he's not my neighbor!  

The warranty comment IS priceless though... thanks for the belly laugh Dan!

Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: PRobb on July 28, 2008, 10:39:32 pm
The "my yard, my mower, my shotgun" argument depends.

If he's way out in the country, sure.

A half acre zoned suburb? Um...no
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: ssltech on July 29, 2008, 10:09:48 am
He's 56 years old, he still lives with his mother...

He's got other issues, which apparently extend beyond personal grooming.

Keith
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: Emil "Gus" Gawaziuk on July 30, 2008, 12:38:33 am
Why do I feel that this guy probably has very close relatives up here...........  ahh, I can hear the banjos now.........

Seriously, up here, something like this would be a normal occurance.
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: Tomas Danko on July 30, 2008, 09:48:24 am
So it seems OK to shoot a trespassing human being with your own rifle on your own lawn, but you can not shoot your own machine with your own rifle on your own lawn.

Mindboggling.
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: ssltech on July 30, 2008, 09:56:22 am
Maybe he felt threatened by the lawnmower...
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: Tomas Danko on July 30, 2008, 10:45:25 am
If it wasn't his lawnmower, it would be OK because it was trespassing on his property.

It would apparently also be OK if the lawnmower turns out to be an Asian exchange student.

All this is way beyond my comprehension.
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: Electric Warrior on July 31, 2008, 02:23:36 pm
you think it's OK to shoot trespassers??????? Shocked
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: ssltech on July 31, 2008, 04:29:02 pm
In Texas, it's now apparently legal to shoot your NEIGHBOUR'S trespassers...

Hmmmm... -I wonder if it's okay to shoot your own lawnmower if it's trespassing in your neighbour's yard...

Keith
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: Berolzheimer on July 31, 2008, 04:32:08 pm
Electric Warrior wrote on Thu, 31 July 2008 11:23

you think it's OK to shoot trespassers??????? Shocked


http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/t/23900/16981/


Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: Tomas Danko on July 31, 2008, 07:31:22 pm
Electric Warrior wrote on Thu, 31 July 2008 19:23

you think it's OK to shoot trespassers??????? Shocked


Personally I do not think It's OK.

According to certain areas in the US of America... it seems like it's OK unless it's a dead piece of machinery that you own ourself.


What do I know.

For a European guy like me, this gets totally confusing. Let alone incomprehensible.
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: JDNelson on July 31, 2008, 07:52:29 pm
Elvis used to shoot tee-vees, and he got a complimentary FBI badge from Nixon.  
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: J-Texas on August 01, 2008, 12:19:23 am
JDNelson wrote on Thu, 31 July 2008 18:52

Elvis used to shoot tee-vees, and he got a complimentary FBI badge from Nixon.  


Hey Elvis didn't need a gun, he was a blackbelt... which he needed to hold up his ghi!



I thought this thread was about a 500 series lunchbox.
Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: Berolzheimer on August 01, 2008, 12:53:54 am
Shooting one's dead machinery may not be illegal in some places, but's it's certifiably stupid anywhere.  I don't like guns but I've recorded bullet impacts, it's not smart to be anywhere near where bullets are hitting things & bouncing off, and sending off bits of  shrapnel.  I've been 70 yards away & had stuff come back & fly over our heads.


Title: Re: "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,"
Post by: jimmyjazz on August 01, 2008, 01:04:40 am
Is that a photo of Fletcher?

(I kid, I kid.)