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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. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    I agree.
    "(false) visions of Polish cavalrymen running at German tanks with lances"
    Nonono. At least with guns, we can pick them off when they run out of gas.
     
  2. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Even if Poland had tanks, I don't think they could have won against Nazi Germany.

    :lol:
     
  3. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Guns are the only thing that keep the minorities out of my yard. No thanks.
     
  4. Eukaryote

    Eukaryote Deity

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    :lol: Ok, there's not many now, but if guns vanished then terrorists and crazy dictators would probably just use bigger weapons. Also, it's harder to kill a guy with a bomb in his backpack with a bow 'n arrow than with a gun.
     
  5. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    OMGZ! PolIsH had TANkZ!
    BEHOLD THE MIGHT OF POLISH ARMOR:

    If you look carefully, you can see it's engine is a man pushing it.
     
  6. Gooblah

    Gooblah Heh...

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    Now, are we "going back in time" and removing the influence of guns on our society forever, as well as the physical objects? If so, no. However much I hate guns, they led to advances in ballistics that eventually led to rocketry (Rifling->Artillery on the tech tree in Civ4). However, if we could clamp down on small arms-trade and prevent that entirely (not the concept, though), I would support that. And the 2nd Amendment (US Constitution) being repealed except for soldiers at war and police officers.
     
  7. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    Yes, guns are dishonorable.
    Get rid of them so we can get back to fighting, the old fashioned way.
     
  8. BasketCase

    BasketCase Username sez it all

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    .....and you would get rid of fists and claws in exactly what way???

    Modern weapons give the physically weak a decent chance against the physically strong. We evolved weapons specifically in order to get away from the barbarity of wilderness and brute strength.
     
  9. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    It only takes once.
     
  10. Enkidu Warrior

    Enkidu Warrior Ultramagnetic

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    All this talk of what would happen in guns were banned is really scary. It hadn't occured to me that things would descend into some fist and claws barbaric hell. Funny that I've luckily managed to not see any such barbarity in all my years in mostly gun-free England and Japan. Gordon Brown and Yasuo Fukuda must have kicked and punched their way into power. Please, give us guns so that we can rid ourselves of this brutality!
     
  11. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    "CCTV: Looking Out For You"

     
  12. Dame Edna

    Dame Edna Prince

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    QFT!

    The military need guns, the Police need guns, Farmers need guns, Security guards need guns and Sporting shooters need guns -and anyone else wants guns because they are living in fear - what other reason is there.
     
  13. Enkidu Warrior

    Enkidu Warrior Ultramagnetic

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    CCTV cameras don't kill people, people do.
     
  14. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    CCTV cameras controlled by the state are not for a free society.
     
  15. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    QFT.

    For some reason I can't help imagining the result as a bunch of cops and robbers facing off with bows and arrows in a modern city. Quite unlikely I'm sure but it would be a somewhat amusing scene.

    Just to clarify, are you saying people who own guns and don't fall into one of those other groups live in fear, or people in general? Or neither of those?
     
  16. Dame Edna

    Dame Edna Prince

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    If you don't need a gun because of your occupation, sport or recreational hobby (hunting), the only other logical reason is because you are fearful of something. If there is no fear there is no need for a weapon such as a gun.
     
  17. Enkidu Warrior

    Enkidu Warrior Ultramagnetic

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    Maybe, but what's that got to do with private citizens owning guns?
     
  18. Swedishguy

    Swedishguy Deity

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    Removing all guns will only result in other way to create power, and the common man will be chanceless. No thanks.
     
  19. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    I don't trust the state to have that sort of monopoly on power.
     
  20. carmen510

    carmen510 Deity

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    Guns are the only thing preventing the government from becoming a police-state. Especially since tanks and the like are still around.
     

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