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Guns are designed to destroy, period.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by olivedrab, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. olivedrab

    olivedrab Member

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    I've heard it more than a few times. My response is, "Well, so are jackhammers, but you don't see too many crimes committed with those."


    I want to know what everybody's response is for this statement.
     
  2. carterbeauford

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    If they seem intelligent enough to respond to rational thought, I explain a gun is just a tool. More often than not they are not worth responding to.

    Sometimes I advise them on the legality of full auto weapons, that gets some interesting reactions...
     
  3. 0007

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    Well, umm, yeah, and your point is???
     
  4. ChopperKen

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    I would say "No, They are designed to propel a small object(Usually lead) at high velocity, Where it goes and if it destroys anything is up to the person using the Gun...
     
  5. Keith Wheeler

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    So are kitchen knives.
     
  6. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

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    Yes, they are designed to destroy.

    In case you haven't noticed, some things need to be destroyed, often in haste.

    Of course, _thats_ the bit that makes them squirm, and go "yeah but..."
     
  7. mnrivrat

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    And women are designed to have children , but that's not all they can do, and it takes some personal involvement to make it happen. ;)
     
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    olivedrab - welcome to The High Road. Please besure that you are not a troll. Many times new signups with less than a few posts that come here posing questions like that turn out to be trolls. Don't let that happen to you... ;)
     
  9. Henry Bowman

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    Some things (including people) need to be stopped and often that can only be accomplished by them being destroyed. Often the need for destruction is extremely urgent. When that need arises, nothing else will do the job as well. When a person without this tool needs one, they usually call someone with the tool (LEO), if they have the opportunity to do so, and then hope that it arrives in time. Too often, they do not have the opportunity or time to wait.
     
  10. TallPine

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    Well, yeah they are - but that's not always such a bad thing, such as when you kill a deer for meat, or stop a bad guy from harming your family.

    For that matter, a garden hoe is used to destroy weeds, and an eraser is used to destroy pencil marks.
     
  11. Keith Wheeler

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    Chainsaw. Heck, any saw.
     
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    If you want to lead them in...

    "Yup. But I should point out that your analytical model is faulty; you haven't closely examined your a priori assumptions."

    Maybe we ought to make this a thread into a coherent, reasoned, carefully-built set of responses for that sort of simple-minded thinking.
     
  13. olivedrab

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    thanks,
    I'm no troll, even though some people say I sort of resemble someone who spends their time under a bridge:)
     
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    IS it me or am I wrong. It seems that a large number of people with less than 5 posts come in and ask questions such as the one in this post. It's as if they are trying to pick a fight. IS the OP a Troll. I don't troll anti sites so why should they troll here. Just curious.
     
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    "No, it is just your narrow-minded perception that they are designed to destroy. If you are willing to be more open-minded you will see that they are actually designed to CREATE... small caliber holes."
     
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    Another answer to those that spout the above is to tell them that if they can come up with something else that will consistently poke holes within a 1" or less circle at 100 yds, ring a gong at 1000, knock over bowling pins, etc.,etc.(add whatever your sport/use is), you might consider looking at it as a substitute for your guns.
    :evil: :D

    Dean
     
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    jackhammers, while difficult to conceal, would likely be an effective crime deterrent.
     
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    I realize that this is in the realm of fantasy but in the various slasher films ie
    "Friday the 13th " "Nightmare on Elm Street" they have used every concievable and I might add creative way to kill someone except 1........ firearms :what: :what: :what:
     
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    What kind of guns? Air guns? Cap guns? Paintball guns? Dart guns?

    Guns are designed to activate and propel a projectile down a tube. Where that projectile goes is up to the person who pulls the trigger and the laws of physics. The word destroy has nothing to do with it.
     
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    Also good to ask such people: what about archery? Are bows and arrows made to destroy?

    -MV
     
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    My response: "Some people need to be destroyed, Rheinhardt Hydrich for instance... or perhaps you condemn the Jews who rose up against the Nazis in Warsaw and Sobibor for 'escalating the violence'..."
     
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    Did everyone in fact read the first post, and not just the thread title before responding? Why has anyone brought up the word "troll"? olivedrab has given an example of a weak anti argument and one way to counter it, and solicited other responses. What's the problem?
     
  24. M2 Carbine

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    Guns are designed to destroy, period.

    And dynamite was designed to blow up things.

    And women are designed to be prostitutes.


    It's all in how you use the equipment that makes all the difference in the world.
     
  25. grimjaw

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    Guns are designed to destroy, period.

    "That's right, and I'm glad your hard earned tax dollars go towards purchasing and maintaining millions of them every year for our military. Thanks, citizen!"

    ". . . and I thought it was just nuclear missles and bombs that did that."

    "There are many cases when we find a use for a thing that it wasn't designed to do. In the computer industry we sometimes call that hacking. I'm hacking my guns and use them to deplete third world countries of stores of surplus ammunition that might otherwise be used in senseless wars. I'm doing it for the children. Your thanks are not necessary."

    What is the point of a statement like that? What is the folllowup argument? Cars, boats and planes were designed to get us from place to place and they've been used to destroy.

    jm
     
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