What Does a Firearm Actually Do?


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HS/LD
January 7, 2003, 05:40 PM
I am researching all the different ways in which a firearm can be used in the right hands?


=> Feed a family
=> Defend the innocent
=> Destroy a tyrant


What can you add?:)

Regards,
HS/LD

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ahenry
January 7, 2003, 05:42 PM
Entertain
Oppress

Mike Irwin
January 7, 2003, 05:43 PM
A firearm propells a projectile.

Nothing more.

It's a tool.

The person using the firearm does everything else.

ahenry
January 7, 2003, 05:48 PM
Pssst, Mike,

I think if you read the clarification portion of his post you might see he agrees...
:neener:

pax
January 7, 2003, 05:49 PM
OLEG!!! Oh, OLEG!!! Git over here, man, I think I've got an idea for you...

How 'bout a series of posters with this theme?

At the top: What does a firearm do?

Middle: picture of two children behind determined-looking mom who is holding a shotgun

Bottom: Defends a family.

****

The ones above, "defend the innocent" "destroy a tyrant" and "feed a family" are all equally visual. (Feed a family could be understated -- just a shot of a freezer full of butcher paper packages, and a rifle leaning against it)

What do you think?

pax

Mastrogiacomo
January 7, 2003, 05:51 PM
Kills, anything you put in front of it...:uhoh:

Nathaniel Firethorn
January 7, 2003, 05:51 PM
A firearm propells a projectile.

Nothing more. Not so, ballistic breath!

A shotgun propels a whole lot of projectiles. :D

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HS/LD
January 7, 2003, 06:23 PM
You guys just read the subject line and then reply???


HS/LD

PATH
January 7, 2003, 06:30 PM
Provides me with countless hours of JOY!!:D

telewinz
January 7, 2003, 06:31 PM
Can creates a sense of security and well being. Can make the afraid, brave, the bystander into the justice seeker.

4v50 Gary
January 7, 2003, 06:49 PM
Force field projector.

Mike Irwin
January 7, 2003, 06:56 PM
I read your entire message, HD.

My answer remains that a firearm propells a projectile(s), nothing more.

Everything else, to include both actions and motives, is done by the individual who wields the gun.

If we give the gun the capability to "feed a family," then a gun also has the capability to rob a store, or murder a person.

In other words, there's a cognative disconnect between your subject line and the body of your message...

I'm splitting hares. I suppose a powerful enough gun can also spit a hare... :)

bogie
January 7, 2003, 07:04 PM
Comprises meow retirement fund...

HAH!

HS/LD
January 7, 2003, 07:05 PM
The :

I am researching all the different ways in which a firearm can be used in the right hands?

Didn't even blip on the radar huh?

HS/LD

Blackhawk
January 7, 2003, 07:16 PM
I like telewinz' whimsical additions a lot. :D

More! :neener:

ReadyontheRight
January 7, 2003, 07:16 PM
Equalize.
Makes a 100 pound woman safe from two 250 pound rapists.
Makes a community of regular folks safe from organized invaders.
Makes a society that needs no knights, lords or kings.

critter
January 7, 2003, 07:22 PM
How about being a witness to a long and complicated historical past. (See, I'm into milsurps as well as others.)

How about being a record of craftsmanship of people who did a lot with very little in terms of modern machenery.

How 'bout being tangable representatives of the genius inventors such as J. M. Browning, Gerand, Stoner, Colt, S&W, Sharps, etc.

sm
January 7, 2003, 07:30 PM
Symbolize. Because of its abililty to propel projectile(s).

I'm reminded of this posted by Dennis, Metal and Wood
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=31817&highlight=metal+and+wood

Oleg Volk
January 7, 2003, 07:41 PM
Will be back on poster-making by next week. Will try to illustrate some of the ideas. "What can be done with a firearm?"

4thHorseman
January 7, 2003, 07:43 PM
Sam Colt said it best, "Makes all men equal."

Nathaniel Firethorn
January 7, 2003, 07:45 PM
Nope. We read the title, read the entire article, and, finally when we are sure we have understood it, we carefully ignore the entire article. :evil:

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Baba Louie
January 7, 2003, 09:04 PM
Distress Signal if lost while hunting.
Used to start foxholes in frozen ground.

Is that the kinda stuff you're asking about?

Adios

dairycreek
January 7, 2003, 10:13 PM
Establishes a certain ambiance!

enichols
January 7, 2003, 10:20 PM
Read my sig line.

blades67
January 7, 2003, 10:43 PM
Free a Nation.

Start a war.

End a war.

Start a collection.

Train a gunsmith.

Support an industry.

Keeps my cash reserves low.:neener:

Gets folks into reloading.

Gewehr98
January 7, 2003, 11:20 PM
Converts money into noise.

TexasVet
January 8, 2003, 03:48 AM
Hitler, Saddam, Stalin, whoever... through a scope.

4570Rick
January 8, 2003, 04:12 AM
Be not afraid of any man who walks beneath the skies,
When danger threatens,call on me, and I will equalize.
Samuel Colt

:cool:

bluecowdawg
January 8, 2003, 04:37 AM
feeds my family
defends my home
and gives me pleasurable entertainment

Navy joe
January 8, 2003, 05:47 AM
Posters? I can't wait to see how he does the one with the sightless snubbie, the bear, .....

Double Naught Spy
January 8, 2003, 10:54 AM
HS/LD,
You asked if folks read the subject line and replied. We we not supposed to? If you notice, your subject query and message query are actually asking two different things. Your first concerns what firearms actually do and Mike Irwin provided a perfectly legit answer. This is a function question.

Your second question is one I don't think anyone but you can answer,

"I am researching all the different ways in which a firearm can be used in the right hands?"

Why you are asking us IF you are researching all the different ways in which a firearm can be used in the right hands is beyond me.

Beyond that, I am not sure what you have against left-handed shooters or how guns used in the left hands would differ from right hands.

Maybe you meant to state that you were researching different ways gun were used in positive manners and you wanted to ask the readers if they would provide additional suggestions? This would be an application of the firearm, not function, question.

ReadyontheRight
January 8, 2003, 11:01 AM
Nope. We read the title, read the entire article, and, finally when we are sure we have understood it, we carefully ignore the entire article.

Yeah -- the answer is "get a Glock". Or "1911s rule".:D

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