What if you didn't have any guns?


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Good&Fruity
June 8, 2011, 08:16 PM
Let's say you lived somewhere you could not have them, couldn't afford them, or whatever. What do you suppose your life would be like without them? What would you use for defense? What would be your hobby? Would you be bummed?

Guns are such a huge part of my life, that I don't know what I would do without one.

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whalerman
June 8, 2011, 08:17 PM
Archery.

M-Cameron
June 8, 2011, 08:20 PM
Let's say you lived somewhere you could not have them, couldn't afford them, or whatever. What do you suppose your life would be like without them? What would you use for defense? What would be your hobby? Would you be bummed?

prolly something like this........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSU1jQoGIqo

-courtesy of our resident slingshot evil genius.

ColtPythonElite
June 8, 2011, 08:23 PM
As far as other hobbies goes, I've got a couple of other that I like as much or more than guns.

IcemanUnlimited
June 8, 2011, 08:39 PM
Life would be like it is now.. I don't own any of my own yet.

Gunnerab
June 8, 2011, 08:42 PM
Id move to switzerland

ridgerunner1965
June 8, 2011, 08:46 PM
wow! hard question to be sure. id prob have a ton of crossbows and compounds.ive heard it said the american indian could keep 3 arrows in the air at any given time and be accurate also.id prob move to a place where i cud have guns. as far as economic reasons, i cant see not being able to afford a single barrel shotgun at least?heck i got a couple i gave 40 bucks for.i would not feel too undergunned provideing venison for my family with a bow.it would take longer to get done in some instances.i would have to say that a place where yu could not at least have a cap and ball revolver or a muzzy rifle would prob not be a place worth living in.for me anyway.

Dreamcast270mhz
June 8, 2011, 08:55 PM
I would spend it on video games, pizza and beer

orionengnr
June 8, 2011, 09:14 PM
I'd move to Texas and start buying some.

Fortunately, I'm already there. :)

thefamcnaj
June 8, 2011, 09:31 PM
Yes I would be bummed, and probly be dead. Guns saved my marriage, because before I got into them, I struggled with the bottle pretty bad, and guns were/are the only thing I've found to help me fight off the ole bourbon blues. All my time away from work is devoted to my wife or to some gun related activity. Even if its just shooting the breeze at the local gun shop.So God bless the USA, Thank you for the 2nd ammendment!

TenMillimaster
June 8, 2011, 09:41 PM
I would either move to Switzerland and deal with their silly citizenship laws, or move to America, the land of the free!

Barring that I would start a resistance wherever I was because wherever I'm living is clearly violating one of my human rights.

If I couldn't have them because I am broke (hey... that sounds familiar...) I would practice something else more economical like archery, or maybe even slinging

kingcheese
June 8, 2011, 09:52 PM
use a demo vehicle for my hunting/ defense needs

i think a ton and a half moving 20-30 miles an hour would stop most dangerious animals, and people

Vaarok
June 8, 2011, 10:02 PM
Militaria, ethnographic weapons (swords, knives, war-clubs, etc), and videogames.

Really, I'm not so much a shooter as a collector, and my collection is largely on the basis of provenance and interestingness. It's all about interesting artifacts, that they shoot is just an interesting bonus.

Owen Sparks
June 8, 2011, 10:09 PM
Archery. I like to shoot, it relaxes me. In fact I sometimes prefer archery to shooting.

Carter
June 8, 2011, 10:18 PM
I loved archery as a kid, so probably that. I'd also probably take an effort to learn how to be proficient with a fighting knife.

TempestP226
June 8, 2011, 10:20 PM
I'd start a revolution with rocks and molotovs

Carl Levitian
June 8, 2011, 10:49 PM
I'd leave England!:D

No, really, I'd be as much into archery as I am now. I have a small collection of recurves that I love to shoot. It's quiet and doesn't rouse the neighbors, and I can still put meat on the table.

For self defense, I'd pretty much what I do now in The Peoples Republik Of Maryland, the land of no CCW. I'd still carry my Irish blackthorn stick or one of my hornbeam walking sticks, keep up with training, and keep a good selection of innocent looking tools around that can ruin somebody's day with a little fore thought. I've lived most of my life in places where gun carry is not possible, and believe it or not, there is life possible without guns. I'd miss my hobby of target shooting, but I'd be okay. I know I would have a lot more money. No, I'd probably dump more money into archery, canoes, restore more old Vespa's, and other things. Yeah, I'd be okay.

Carl.

Aiko492
June 8, 2011, 10:49 PM
I have heard that Canada has several times more guns than the US but The US has 70-90% more violent crime. I have heard this a with different numbers a few times-I do not have the citation but would like to see it. The obvious interpretation to me is, it's not the guns-it's the culture/people.

Play more tennis!!!!

22-rimfire
June 8, 2011, 10:55 PM
Assuming I my core beliefs would not be substantially different, I'd probably be into archery, black powder (remember they aren't "guns" according to BATFE), knives, family, and career.

MrsSmith
June 8, 2011, 11:02 PM
Wouldn't let funds keep me from owning - as long as I'm above ground and moderately healthy I can earn a living sufficient to buy at least something for SD.
Law won't allow? Move. Period.

CZguy
June 8, 2011, 11:06 PM
I think that I would start building medieval siege engines. Throwing a 1500 lb. rock around, should keep me entertained.

Smaug
June 8, 2011, 11:12 PM
I'd probably start taking kung fu and learn to knife fight.

At the typical self defense distance of 7 yards, a competent knife-wielder will probably beat a pistolero anyway.

I'd also probably drive my RC trucks more, cycle more, have more "quality time" with my wife, etc.

orionengnr
June 8, 2011, 11:12 PM
AIKO492 I have heard that Canada has several times more guns than the US
Sounds ludicrous to me, considering the US has an estimated ~80-100 million gun owners, and most of us :) have multiple guns.

According to Wiki, Canada has 33 million citizens total. Given the gun laws in Canada, if half of them were gun owners, I would be shocked.... and that would be a whole ~16 million gun owners. And if any of them owned more than one gun, I would guess that they are the exception.

AZ
June 8, 2011, 11:39 PM
I have heard that Canada has several times more guns than the US but The US has 70-90% more violent crime. I have heard this a with different numbers a few times-I do not have the citation but would like to see it. The obvious interpretation to me is, it's not the guns-it's the culture/people.

Play more tennis!!!!
Canada has the 13th largest gun ownership per capita, the US is number 1 by a fairly wide margin.

kozak6
June 9, 2011, 12:01 AM
Things would be about the same. I don't really have much time or money for guns anyways.

I wouldn't worry too much about defense, since I don't worry too much right now. I might have a crossbow handy since some of my firearms interest might have been channeled into those instead.

Would I be bummed? Kind of.

Erik M
June 9, 2011, 12:11 AM
Sharp sticks, flintknapping, archery, and blacksmithing.

cleardiddion
June 9, 2011, 12:58 AM
I'd probably spend money on swords, bows, my girl, and scotch.

Prorock
June 9, 2011, 01:15 AM
I think I would learn to use a battle axe. In fact I just might anyways.

mr.trooper
June 9, 2011, 01:29 AM
I would just go back to collecting knives - both modern oddities as well as antiques.

Also likely I would be building a lavish beer cellar now, instead of a gun room.

Bonesinium
June 9, 2011, 01:34 AM
I would spend it on video games, pizza and beer
This.

Or if I still had the time, resources, and availability to play hockey and lacrosse, I probably wouldn't be into shooting as much as I am, so that.

doc2rn
June 9, 2011, 01:38 AM
If laws didnt allow manufactured armament I would build something on my own. Did it when I was 10, so I am sure I could do it again.

MovedWest
June 9, 2011, 03:01 AM
I'm guessing I'd be able to retire a full decade earlier if my "what if" scenarios never happened. ("What if" meaning any life/death scenario I've drempt up in which a firearm would save me or my loved ones.) Expanding and feeding my 44 mag collection is somewhat of a drain on the budget. :rolleyes:

-MW

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
June 9, 2011, 04:00 AM
Well, I wouldn't spend the money on them, or their cleaning supplies... or their food bill. I'd have a lot more money really. But would I change that? Nope. Not for the world.

RichBMW
June 9, 2011, 04:18 AM
Firearms are a new to me. I never owned a gun for the first 65 years of my life. Now at 66 I enjoy them immensely. But I've always had other obsessions...golf, photography, running, motorcycles. Life's full of stuff-to-do.

BIGGBAY90
June 9, 2011, 04:30 AM
golf, photography, running, motorcycles----Thats it

Pete D.
June 9, 2011, 06:56 AM
I've a lot of hobbies that keep me busy.
Archery is one - making my own longbows and shooting them.
Slingshots are great fun.
Knife throwing (and making the knives).
Tomahawk throwing.
These are pastimes that I do now, in addition to shooting and as a supplement.
Pete

woad_yurt
June 9, 2011, 07:10 AM
I guess I'd be carrying a can of wasp spray, the kind that'll shoot a nest 20 feet above me.

hso
June 9, 2011, 07:24 AM
We have an entire forum dedicated to non-firearms weapons so I don't think I'd be short of any hobbies.

03Shadowbob
June 9, 2011, 07:42 AM
there'd be a lot more happy strippers around my area, that's for sure :D

Sav .250
June 9, 2011, 08:26 AM
I`d just bass fish more...........:)

Just One Shot
June 9, 2011, 08:53 AM
What do you suppose your life would be like without them?
Instead of being free citizens we would all be subjects of the government.
:scrutiny:

Ole Coot
June 9, 2011, 09:04 AM
You mean the 17yrs I worked midnights in beautiful downtown Washington, DC? I lived by improvising and learning everything is a weapon, using what I was taught. I still practice awareness, cane and a few other things that I know will work. As for hunting where I am now I would use a bow and traps, raise most of my food and I am a firm believer that a country boy can live decently.

pockets
June 9, 2011, 09:42 AM
Guns are only one aspect of my life. I have many other interests, hobbies, and things to do.
.

CajunBass
June 9, 2011, 09:45 AM
I might have more money. But then I'd have just spent it on something else. Probably another bass boat.

Overall, not much different though. I did go through a period where I had guns, but didn't pick one up for 15-20 years except to wipe the dust off and some oil on, so I might as well not have had any.

oneounceload
June 9, 2011, 09:51 AM
Golf and billiards

USAF_Vet
June 9, 2011, 09:51 AM
I would have build myself an ultralight or a gyrocopter. One of my dreams to still do that.

For defense, I have a collection of swords, daggers, hammers, etc.

For hunting and targets, I would have my bow, and I would have gotten into archery a lot sooner than I did.

JerryM
June 9, 2011, 10:16 AM
Live without them. I have always liked guns, but they are not the driving passion in my life. I could live a normal life with my wife, family, and serving Christ without guns. Guns are not at the core of my happiness.

I am glad that I don't have to do without guns, however.

Regards,
Jerry

danprkr
June 9, 2011, 10:18 AM
I'd have to leave since I refuse to be nekkid.

amprecon
June 9, 2011, 04:23 PM
I'm an American dangit, I'd invent them all over again :)

smalls
June 9, 2011, 04:38 PM
Quote from orionengnr:
Sounds ludicrous to me, considering the US has an estimated ~80-100 million gun owners, and most of us have multiple guns. According to Wiki, Canada has 33 million citizens total. Given the gun laws in Canada, if half of them were gun owners, I would be shocked.... and that would be a whole ~16 million gun owners. And if any of them owned more than one gun, I would guess that they are the exception.

My dads got 8 (he still lives in CA)! :eek: And most of his friends have at least 3

kk0g
June 9, 2011, 04:55 PM
I'd move

T.R.
June 9, 2011, 06:25 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/marylandbuck2.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/buck9-15-10a.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/doe10-29-2010.jpg

I toppled these Maryland deer with my modern crossbow. But a clever person can fabricate his own crossbow if it comes down to it.

TR

ThePunisher'sArmory
June 9, 2011, 06:32 PM
What if you didn't have any guns?

I would have more swords....
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.


Plus I would probably bowl more. :D

monet61
June 9, 2011, 06:49 PM
:(
I'd stab myself. Then they'd prolly outlaw knives

Reasoned1
June 9, 2011, 06:54 PM
If I couldn't have guns, I'd shoot myself!

smurfman
June 9, 2011, 11:45 PM
I would join my wife in Schuetzhund competition, get back into falconry, have better trained dogs, and get better with an atlatl. I would also carry a real knife more often rather than the multipliers I currently carry. A walking tick is a common companion already, my wife shakes her head at it but a few taps and ne'er do wells tend to back off.
I would probably also have the house paid off, no outstanding charges on the credit card, and the car would last several more years without all the extra wear and tear travelling to gun shows and shops trying to find the latest toy I ''need." The latter would also put off our running out of oil for a century at least and global warming would be a thing of the past.

happygeek
June 9, 2011, 11:46 PM
Not a hard question for me, only been a gun owner for two and a half years. Back then I read a lot of history books, played video games, watched movies, played with computers, went to the gym, and went running. It was actually the video game Call of Duty that sparked an interest in owning a gun; after playing that game for awhile I found myself wanting a 1911. That was the first gun I bought and I've since picked up a collector grade M1 Garand as well.

I still do all that stuff, though I now play with computers to a lesser degree. That could be mostly due to having to work with them though.

Onward Allusion
June 9, 2011, 11:59 PM
Good&Fruity (http://www.thehighroad.org/member.php?u=80870)
What if you didn't have any guns?

That's easy. I'd just expand on my archery hobby to include crossbows.

Jim NE
June 10, 2011, 12:40 PM
I read one of the "Foxfire" books many years ago that had a chapter on how to build a blackpowder rifle from scratch...everything, even forging, forming and rifling the barrel - just like in Daniel Boone days. Wasn't a very polished finished product, but apparently it worked.

To do something like that would be a tribute to all the shooters who came before us. It would be a heck of a lot of work, setting up a foundry, but it would be a great accomplishment if you could do it.

They even told you how to make gunpowder. And where to mine for sulfur!!

That's what people had to do, (although I'm sure Daniel Boone just bought or traded for his rifle like all of us.)

nosbocaj
June 10, 2011, 08:26 PM
I'd spend all my money on car parts. I like both hobbies equally.

CraigC
June 11, 2011, 10:06 AM
I despise the word "hobby". It implies little more than a passing interest, something to be done when there's nothing else to do. Collecting books is a hobby, RC's used to be a hobby, raising cattle is a hobby. Motorcycles are a hobby. Movies are a hobby. I can live without all that stuff. I don't use that word in regards to my interest in firearms, shooting and hunting. They are an integral part of my life. Life without guns, shooting, hunting and most importantly the freedom to enjoy them to the fullest would not be worth living.


Sounds ludicrous to me...
Perhaps he meant more per capita???

Shovelhead
June 11, 2011, 10:32 AM
I have almost as many bows as I have guns.
(But I don't have any Inside The Wasitband holsters for them)

Jonah71
June 11, 2011, 11:12 AM
I have just enough past (actually ancient past) experiance with lathes and metal working to eventually make my own very basic working gun. IF my sight lasted I lived long enough.

mustang_steve
June 11, 2011, 04:06 PM
I'd do what I did as a teenager, just no BB/pellet guns....collect knives and learn to use primitive weapons. I used to be able to drop a flying crow with a boomerang with about 50% reliability (which is darn good for such a device IMO). For the record, crows were a pest species in the area I grew up in...farmers were more than glad to let kids take down crows since they'd screw up their crops.

NMGonzo
June 11, 2011, 05:00 PM
I would have a crossbow.

LawScholar
June 11, 2011, 05:14 PM
If I had no guns...

Well, that's interesting, isn't it?

If I had no guns, I wouldn't have hundreds of memories with my father and brother, shooting everything from BB pistols to Beretta sidearms to M1 Carbines. I wouldn't remember learning with delight of snake rounds through a .38, or slugs through a Remington 870. I wouldn't have the memories of the discipline my dad taught me, a discipline that cannot be broken without the risk of taking a life. I wouldn't have that discipline guiding other endeavors in my life.

If I had no guns, I wouldn't have Christmases and birthdays opening shotguns, rifles, and pistols, with a delighted shout and happy look upon my face, and my family looking at me with the happiness that comes with giving someone exactly what they're passionate about.

If I had no guns, I would likely not have becoming actively involved in the cause of political lobbying for the right for people to defend themselves. Like so many others, I would walk through the world practically unarmed, perhaps even without a pocket knife. Everything would be fine, except for that one possible day when I'd be out with someone I loved and come under attack, and have to lose my life, or worse yet, lose them.

If I had no guns, I would not know the same security and safety in my home as I do now. As a responsible gun owner, educated about the laws of my state, I am intimately familiar with the Castle doctrine, and know that with my guns, my home is a secure area. My family and friends, people I would love and shelter, can find safety and peace here, and those would would do they or I harm will meet the righteous fire of my legal rights.

If I had no guns, I would not know, for a fact, that when I'm on the arm of the girl I love, I am able to defend her against things as simple as mud puddles by walking along the outside edge of the sidewalk when it's raining, and against the vile predations of the darker elements of human society.

If I had no guns, I'd have lost hundreds or thousands of hours of fascinating reading and conversations with amazingly knowledgeable and talented people on The High Road, The Firing Line, and other forums.

Guns did not make me who I am. My family did that. A childhood of laughter and play tempered with work and values did that. Millions of indescribable experiences, from knowing the smell of a crushed dandelion to the feel of gravel in a shredded knee out riding bikes and horses, to the heart-shattering feeling of true loss, have made me.

Guns, though, are a PART of what makes me, and they are a significant element of my most passionate core. My unyielding center that holds, unquestioned, to the right to live a happy and secure life and to defend that life if need be. It's the same core that recognizes these rights as a core element of what makes America different, a difference constantly under attack by those who would prefer safety to liberty.

If I had no guns, I'd still live my life, but I truly believe I'd be less for it.

Overkilll0084
June 11, 2011, 05:21 PM
I was stationed in England for 5 years (RAF Lakenheath). It sucks being unarmed. You just deal with it.

hey_poolboy
June 12, 2011, 09:11 AM
My golf game would be a LOT better.

Pete D.
June 12, 2011, 10:44 AM
No guns? I've thought about this since my earlier post. Do ya mean no firearms? or no guns of any kind?
I shoot a lot of black powder, legally not "firearms". I'd shoot more if I didn't have modern weapons.
Along the same lines.....do airguns count? A couple of years ago I bought, specifically as a hedge against losing my guns, a large caliber (.457) PCP air rifle. It ain't a Quakenbush but it is way more powerful than any of the .177s and 22s. It is a "just in case" gun.
Pete

isc
June 12, 2011, 12:08 PM
I'd be a better machinist/gunsmith

rogertc1
June 12, 2011, 12:42 PM
I collect cars and trucks too myself.

Tomcat47
June 12, 2011, 10:21 PM
All the hobbies posted above including better Machinist/Gunsmith would apply!

And lest we forget....a possible victim waiting to happen! :uhoh:

Taurus 66
June 12, 2011, 10:22 PM
Let's say you lived somewhere you could not have them

I would move to where I could have them. "Couldn't afford them" or even one for defense implies that I have no means to save up a little cash on the side to buy one. I can always afford $300 for a shotgun or rifle, especially if times demanded I needed one.

carbuncle
June 12, 2011, 11:10 PM
I didn't shoot or own guns for 8 years, just got back into it in 2009: I hiked, mountain biked, traveled, started going back to school, got married...in other words, I stayed busy. For self defense, I used the same things that are still my primary tools: good planning and situational awareness.

Jim NE
June 12, 2011, 11:49 PM
On Gamo Airgun's website, there's a video of a guy shooting (and killing) a 180 lb. wild hog with a 1600 fps bb gun. WOW! I'd probably buy one of those. Not cheap...$500+.

Smokey in PHX
June 13, 2011, 02:04 AM
I shoot traditional archery and would be a lot better in that situation. Of course as a previous poster stated there is also ye old blackthorn stick.

henschman
June 13, 2011, 11:06 AM
What you describe (a society without guns) is impossible, or at least has never been accomplished yet since the advent of firearms. Anywhere you go in the world, those who are determined enough will be able to get guns. Sometimes that involves being a criminal... but I can live with that.

Of course if I were born and raised in a country where personal firearms have been banned, there would probably be a strong anti-liberty/pro-government culture and there would not have been much chance of me growing up to accept the views I currently have on liberty and the right to bear arms.

But if your scenario was real and I truly couldn't manage to get my hands on any guns, I guess I would have to occupy my time with trying to overthrow the government or something.

VT Deer Hunter
June 13, 2011, 09:22 PM
Lets see, things i do now- horseback riding, sailing, boating, fishing, hunting, archery, racing possibly???? Thats all i can think of now.

Baba Louie
June 13, 2011, 09:25 PM
Muahahaha... a society w/out guns? Even Fred Flintstone had something figured out to chuck-a-rock a piece. :D

But... o.k. no bangsticks at all... must be by edict enforced by kings men armed to the teeth, so I guess I'd do and/or collect pretty much whatever the king permits in way of rights allowed...

...but if that'd be the case, I'd really, REALLY want one of those Flintstone rock chuckers. ;)

Axel Larson
June 14, 2011, 09:01 AM
I would use my recurve for hunting and get a crossbow for plinking. I would also practice with knives more and get professional training with them. And be annoyed that could not properly defend myself. I also second leaving England.

CraigC
June 14, 2011, 10:40 AM
If I had no guns...

Well, that's interesting, isn't it?

If I had no guns, I wouldn't have hundreds of memories with my father and brother, shooting everything from BB pistols to Beretta sidearms to M1 Carbines. I wouldn't remember learning with delight of snake rounds through a .38, or slugs through a Remington 870. I wouldn't have the memories of the discipline my dad taught me, a discipline that cannot be broken without the risk of taking a life. I wouldn't have that discipline guiding other endeavors in my life.

If I had no guns, I wouldn't have Christmases and birthdays opening shotguns, rifles, and pistols, with a delighted shout and happy look upon my face, and my family looking at me with the happiness that comes with giving someone exactly what they're passionate about.

If I had no guns, I would likely not have becoming actively involved in the cause of political lobbying for the right for people to defend themselves. Like so many others, I would walk through the world practically unarmed, perhaps even without a pocket knife. Everything would be fine, except for that one possible day when I'd be out with someone I loved and come under attack, and have to lose my life, or worse yet, lose them.

If I had no guns, I would not know the same security and safety in my home as I do now. As a responsible gun owner, educated about the laws of my state, I am intimately familiar with the Castle doctrine, and know that with my guns, my home is a secure area. My family and friends, people I would love and shelter, can find safety and peace here, and those would would do they or I harm will meet the righteous fire of my legal rights.

If I had no guns, I would not know, for a fact, that when I'm on the arm of the girl I love, I am able to defend her against things as simple as mud puddles by walking along the outside edge of the sidewalk when it's raining, and against the vile predations of the darker elements of human society.

If I had no guns, I'd have lost hundreds or thousands of hours of fascinating reading and conversations with amazingly knowledgeable and talented people on The High Road, The Firing Line, and other forums.

Guns did not make me who I am. My family did that. A childhood of laughter and play tempered with work and values did that. Millions of indescribable experiences, from knowing the smell of a crushed dandelion to the feel of gravel in a shredded knee out riding bikes and horses, to the heart-shattering feeling of true loss, have made me.

Guns, though, are a PART of what makes me, and they are a significant element of my most passionate core. My unyielding center that holds, unquestioned, to the right to live a happy and secure life and to defend that life if need be. It's the same core that recognizes these rights as a core element of what makes America different, a difference constantly under attack by those who would prefer safety to liberty.

If I had no guns, I'd still live my life, but I truly believe I'd be less for it.

Excellent and worth repeating!!! :)

pacerdude
June 14, 2011, 02:57 PM
Guess I would learn to golf, a 9 iron would be a decent weapon, haha. I'm sure my girlfriend could help me find something to do with the extra money as well :D.

mgmorden
June 14, 2011, 03:26 PM
If I couldn't carry a gun I'd probably carry a taser or (if that was illegal) pepperspray for defense.

For hunting I'd take up archery. You do what you gotta.

CapnMac
June 14, 2011, 04:45 PM
No guns?
I'd try to be a model prisoner other than the scheming required for the dirty hacks.

mizzlep
June 14, 2011, 08:41 PM
I'd leave.
If I was too poor to leave, or unable, I'd make Molotov cocktails, and hurl them at the inner party members every chance I got.

If you want to see real modern world apartheid, check out the poor Palestinians. Despite the evil Israelis constant brutality, they refuse to submit. They will throw sticks and stones, whatever they can.

Ala Dan
June 14, 2011, 08:53 PM
A Buford Pusser "Walking Tall Stick"~! ;) :D

Anthony8498
June 14, 2011, 09:13 PM
I don't know what I would do my whole family is gun loving texans and I intend to pass it down maybe archery never really tried it thou. Would I be bummed.... I would be.

230therapy
June 14, 2011, 09:16 PM
Just because guns are banned in the scenario doesn't mean you couldn't acquire them.

henschman
June 15, 2011, 09:14 AM
I guess I could always get into bomb-making. It appears to be one of the most effective ways of deterring tyranny nowadays anyway.

bowyer19
June 16, 2011, 02:02 AM
With no guns you are the mercy of the gangs, the stronger and the bigger of fang and claw. I don't think I will ever know because I think I would die fighting for mine. An armed man is a citizen an unarmed man a subject.

Ignition Override
June 16, 2011, 03:02 AM
During the Hundred Years' War between the English and French, an arrow from an English longbow (designed by the Welsh) penetrated a French knight's chain mail, part of his thigh, a bit of saddle and cut the horse.

The English were quite well-trained to shoot at a 'high rate of fire' with their weapons which were a total surprise to the French (whose mounted nobility had only contempt for foot soldiers), and keep their bowstrings wrapped up in a dry place when it rained.
They easily outdistanced "bolts" from the mercenary Genoese crossbowmen.

This is in the small condensed version of Churchill's "History of the English-Speaking Peoples".
If I can't have an English-designed Enfield or other rifles, sign me up for the ancient, powerful English (Welsh) long bow.

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