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Re: Weapons

Postby Infidel » Sat 03.28.2009 1:04 am

two_heads_talking wrote:You see, the English language can be very colorful, but all it takes is one person to get all upset and turn it into a very distasteful thing..


the cannibalism is more worrysome than the color references :P
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Re: Weapons

Postby burstandbloom » Mon 03.30.2009 3:27 am

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Re: Weapons

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 03.30.2009 8:17 am

Infidel wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:You see, the English language can be very colorful, but all it takes is one person to get all upset and turn it into a very distasteful thing..


the cannibalism is more worrysome than the color references :P



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Re: Weapons

Postby monkeykoder » Thu 04.02.2009 10:05 pm

I think this may be a +1 thread of awesomeness. (sorry I've read too much Heinlein, Herbert and so on to believe in government protecting people)
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Re: Weapons

Postby Disco » Fri 04.03.2009 12:17 am

If anybody has a weapon no one will feel safer.
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Re: Weapons

Postby monkeykoder » Fri 04.03.2009 12:21 am

Feeling safe isn't the point. Being safe isn't the point. The point is to survive and to use your brain and your body to do it (and whatever extensions you deem necessary).
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Re: Weapons

Postby Infidel » Mon 04.06.2009 4:43 pm

Disco wrote:If anybody has a weapon no one will feel safer.


There is a distinct difference between feeling safer and being safer.
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Re: Weapons

Postby Disco » Mon 04.06.2009 8:40 pm

I do know that there is a colossal difference between being safe and feeling safe. If you're in an area where people are most-likely going to hurt you, then by all means, have a shank or a 9mm on you. But in an area where it's virtually unnecessary to have a weapon, then being the only one with a weapon like that, people will feel threatened by you; because who carries a weapon who isn't prepared to use it? Let me use the Cuban Missile Crisis as an example. When the soviets gave Cuba long range missiles, America felt threatened ( even though they had missles stationed in Turkey {as well as other places}). And this all almost ended in catastrophe. But in the end, they agreed to disarm the cuban missiles, in exchange for the ones in Turkey be disarmed as well. But also in the United Kingdom, they're not allowed to carry guns, or any other types of weapons; so when people are (for instance) robbed at gunpoint (god knows how they got one, but it does happen) and they are utterly defenseless, and rely on law enforcement like helpless children. So no one feels safer until they have a bigger weapon than the "other guy".
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Re: Weapons

Postby monkeykoder » Mon 04.06.2009 9:02 pm

It is often easier to buy something that is illegal than something that is legal.
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Re: Weapons

Postby Disco » Mon 04.06.2009 9:04 pm

Yes I know that first-hand ; )
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Re: Weapons

Postby monkeykoder » Mon 04.06.2009 9:08 pm

I think anyone of at least college age knows that fact at the very least second hand.
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Re: Weapons

Postby astaroth » Mon 04.06.2009 10:29 pm

Disco wrote:But also in the United Kingdom, they're not allowed to carry guns ...

Yes but the Brits don't have to fear the King of England to come back reclaiming his lands, do they? :)
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Re: Weapons

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 04.07.2009 1:34 pm

look, if it isn't this, I'm not too worried..

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Re: Weapons

Postby CajunCoder » Tue 04.07.2009 7:06 pm

May I make an observation about weapon-restriction laws?

Good, responsible, law-abiding citizens obey they law.
Criminals - especially anyone bent to the intent of murder, are not concerned whether or not the weapon they are using is "legal" or not.

So, what is the result of taking weapons away from responsible, law-abiding people? It gives that power exclusively to those who misuse it.


But, anyway - back to the original topic!

A pocket knife as a weapon...??? Honestly, the idea that a pocket-knife would be viewed as a weapon never even occurred to me. That's just laughable. You'd have better luck beating someone to death with a shoe, or stabbing them with a #2 pencil. (excuse my straight-forward, violent examples =P)

It's (im)practical use as a weapon aside, a pocket knife is perhaps the single most useful tool you can carry. But, alas, if people are so paranoid as to see one as a threat, I would advise against carrying one. When it comes to weapons, or even just perceived weapons, people are emotional and irrational. There is no winning against paranoia, so it is best to avoid it altogether.
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Re: Weapons

Postby furrykef » Tue 04.07.2009 8:56 pm

CajunCoder wrote:You'd have better luck beating someone to death with a shoe, or stabbing them with a #2 pencil. (excuse my straight-forward, violent examples =P)


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