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A Gun Free Utopia

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by nc-1701, Jan 25, 2008.

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What would you choose?

  1. Remove all guns

    41.7%
  2. Don't remove guns

    51.5%
  3. Other?

    6.8%
  1. Babbler

    Babbler Deity

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    If you stop the small arms trade, you damn well can all weapon trades.
     
  2. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    :salute:

    Tough question. Guns can help, say, if someone has a knife and is about to slit someones throat. But accidents with a knife won't be as bad as with guns. Plus, in this scenario, there are still the big guns out there, and the only means by which to combat them would be to get some of your own, which is kinda hard, or run at them with swords. That, mind you, only works in civ. So I can't be sure, I don't love guns, but they have uses too. Tough world eh?
     
  3. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    Gun Free Utopia works when a Socialist Utopia works.
    NEVER.
     
  4. Imrahil91

    Imrahil91 Prince

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    Hard question, but when I saw "What would MacGyver do?" on your avatar, that convinced me to vote remove all guns :)
     
  5. Endim_Analys

    Endim_Analys Chieftain

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    I'd rather have quantum entanglement technobabble energy shields avaliable and free of charge.
     
  6. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Don't forget, if you are out on a nature hike and a rabid badger attacks you, you'll be sorry you don't have your handgun handy.
    :agree:
     
  7. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Have all guns taken away but the government can keep their tanks?

    No thank you.
     
  8. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Hell no. Keep the guns.

    Note to self: get a crossbow.
     
  9. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    You take away the guns, people start training with throwing knives. I'd prefer a .50 AE in the chest then an oversized battle axe any day.

    Also as VRWCAgent said....from my cold dead hands. *flashbacks to that image*
     
  10. Rossiya

    Rossiya Fridge Magnet Porn

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    Other, definitely.
     
  11. Trajan12

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    So we can all start brandishing samurai swords?

    At least a gun would put me out of my misery faster.
     
  12. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    you're a gun carrier i assume, how often does this happen to you?
     
  13. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    In a gun free utopia, a criminal or a rapist would only have to overpower their victim with brute force.
     
  14. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    O ye of little faith . . .

    :spear:
     
  15. SG-17

    SG-17 Deity

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    No, guns are more civilized than most older weaponry(except for swords :D).

    Would you rather having people fighting wars with bows, axes, knives, spears, etc? That would leave more people dying a slow death, than a quick one?
     
  16. Eukaryote

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    I have a hunch that if personal guns were gone then the people with the big weapons would be overpowering so if you had a tank or a chopper you could screw everything up.

    So, I want guns to stay to prevent arseholes with tanks killing me.

    Question: Would this affect bazookas or other shoulder mounted anti-armor weapons?
     
  17. West 36

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    Indeed, those people are many.
     
  18. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Lawl!

    Perhaps he means the government? I don't have much of a fear of other people having guns as I do with the government having a monopoly over the firepower in this nation.
     
  19. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    That would make more sense, though when you get down to it, I can't really trust anyone to have superior firepower over me, or even myself. The power, it corrupts!
     
  20. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    This is true, but I think letting the citizens have guns levels out the playing field instead of swords versus tanks.
     

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