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What Does a Firearm Actually Do?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HS/LD, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. HS/LD

    HS/LD Member

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    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?:)

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    HS/LD
     
  2. ahenry

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    Entertain
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  3. Mike Irwin

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    A firearm propells a projectile.

    Nothing more.

    It's a tool.

    The person using the firearm does everything else.
     
  4. ahenry

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    Pssst, Mike,

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

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    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
     
  6. Mastrogiacomo

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    Kills, anything you put in front of it...:uhoh:
     
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    [karnak]Not so, ballistic breath![/karnak]

    A shotgun propels a whole lot of projectiles. :D

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  8. HS/LD

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    You guys just read the subject line and then reply???


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    Provides me with countless hours of JOY!!:D
     
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    Can creates a sense of security and well being. Can make the afraid, brave, the bystander into the justice seeker.
     
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    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Scotty of Star Trek would tell you it's a...

    Force field projector.
     
  12. Mike Irwin

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    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... :)
     
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    Comprises meow retirement fund...

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  14. HS/LD

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    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
     
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    I like telewinz' whimsical additions a lot. :D

    More! :neener:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Will be back on poster-making by next week. Will try to illustrate some of the ideas. "What can be done with a firearm?"
     
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    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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    Distress Signal if lost while hunting.
    Used to start foxholes in frozen ground.

    Is that the kinda stuff you're asking about?

    Adios
     
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    Establishes a certain ambiance!
     
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    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.
     
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