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popeye
July 19, 2005, 09:35 PM
Harry Potter books will a 45/70 penetrate at 100 yds?. I realize it's great to get kids reading. But Geez.

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Preacherman
July 19, 2005, 10:17 PM
None - he'd put an Impervious charm on them, of course! :D

cslinger
July 19, 2005, 10:21 PM
That's Satan talk Preacherman.........................you haven't been reading those devil books now have you????? :scrutiny:

Ala Dan
July 19, 2005, 10:22 PM
I don't know, but I'd like to be the one shoot'in at 'em!

22-rimfire
July 19, 2005, 10:50 PM
Different strokes for different folks.

popeye
July 19, 2005, 10:52 PM
I caught a piece of one of the movies and there was my ex wife flyin off on her broom. I slept with a chain of garlic round my neck for a month.

Sharps Shooter
July 19, 2005, 10:55 PM
Now that's funny! :D :D :D :D :D

migoi
July 19, 2005, 11:40 PM
We should be all celebrating the fact that (as I understand it), a woman who was on public assistance created a product popular enough to make her one of the richer women in Britain.

I would think all the "be responsible for oneself, don't be a drain on the public teat" folks would be overjoyed.

migoi

popeye
July 19, 2005, 11:41 PM
Funny eh? Try livin with a woman that files her teeth an eats 6 or 7 live hampsters a day. I caught on when she bought me a body bag for my birthday.

dev_null
July 20, 2005, 12:18 AM
Had to chuckle when I heard that Rowling was richer than the Queen.

sumpnz
July 20, 2005, 01:53 AM
Last year, before this latest book was even close to being figured into her net worth, and even the effects of the 3rd movie had barely begun to make an effect, she was estimated to be worth about $1billion dollars (with a pinky at the corner of the mouth). In 1995 (when she was still writing the first book) she was on the dole and had next to nothing to her name. Amazing what a few books and a decade can do.

FWIW, I've read all of the books. I think, while not anywhere close to Tolkien, Dickens, Hawthorne, Bronte (both), etc kind of literary level, that the books are quite good. Once you remember who the target audience is (teenagers, and to a lesser extent their parents) and appreciate it for who it is written for, they are very enjoyable. The story is reasonably well developed and written well enough to keep people turning pages until they finish (sometimes with little more than potty breaks).

If nothing else I got a kick out of a scene in one book where Arthur Weasly is asked about his report on "firelegs".

Also, I get the impression from the books that Ms Rowling is probably a supporter of self-defense rights, and possibly gun-rights (or at least would be if she were American).

Azrael256
July 20, 2005, 03:45 AM
The story is reasonably well developed and written well enough to keep people turning pages until they finish (sometimes with little more than potty breaks). I suppose it's good to get kids to read more than the cereal box, but I just can't bring myself to like the books. About three years ago, the girl I was dating forced me to read the first book. I just couldn't figure out why I would want to read it when there was so much fiction out there that was... y'know... good.

I also wondered about the author's take on RKBA and self defense in general. I watched one of the movies... don't recall the name, but there was a big snake... anyway, I couldn't help but think that there was a definite "defensive use only" slant to a lot of the magic stuff, and that it wasn't much of a leap to change a wand to a pistol. At least there's a good moral lesson there.

db_tanker
July 20, 2005, 08:18 AM
Azrael256,

If you have ANY issues with how she thinks, then you need to read the 5th book, order of the phoenix.

It takes little or no imagination to realize what she is trying to say. Just remember one character...Umbridge...she will make you think evil-type liberal...I know there are SOME decent ones out there...especially on THR so don't think I am trying to group you all together...

I have now read all the books due to my gf and I don't think it was a waste of my reading efforts. Besides, with her kids reading the series as well, I think it helps for the adults to read it, too.

Accio Mauser!

El Tejon
July 20, 2005, 08:21 AM
Reading? That's the Devil's Work!!! :evil:

CAS700850
July 20, 2005, 08:55 AM
I'm halfway through the latest book. After all of the "devil's words" talk of the first book, I had to read it myself and see what the fuss was all about. I'm funny that way, I guess. I agree that if you remember that they are written for older children/youger teens, they are well written. Funny, with everyone talking about how the books are anti-Christian, there's a Christmas celebration in each one.

As for guns, I recall only one firearm in the series, a shotgun in the first novel that Hagrid bends when confronted with teh shotgun (used defensively) by Harry's uncle. Then again, if I had access (and ability) to have a piece of wood that could repair anything, heal injuries, and serve as a weapon ranging from non-lethal to lethal force, I'd probably go with that in place of my Glock.

dolanp
July 20, 2005, 09:03 AM
Expelliarmus!

;)

thereisnospoon
July 20, 2005, 10:55 AM
Aren't we all going to h_ll for just talking about Ha--y Po--er? :D :neener:

RavenVT100
July 20, 2005, 11:50 AM
I like The Onion's take on Harry Potter.

"Combines the magic of Tolkein with not being long."

walking arsenal
July 20, 2005, 12:07 PM
I'm aparently a well armed child at heart. I love the series and OWN the entire collection, entertaining reading if anything.


As to the origional question, are we talking hard cover of paper back? :D

GregGry
July 20, 2005, 12:11 PM
I saw the movies, they were ok.. I tend to not read books, unless its about how to take apart things like handguns, machine guns, or cars :D

Preacherman
July 20, 2005, 12:11 PM
Folks, this started off shooting-related, but then became a pro-or-con-Potter thread. I'm afraid it's drifted OT for this forum. Please feel free to continue the discussion on www.armedpolitesociety.com .

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