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Swords are of no use here!...so do you?
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Poll: Swords are of no use here!...so do you?
Carry a firearm on you at all times? 4 / 8%
Only have a firearm in your car? 0 / 0%
Only have a firearm in your house? 10 / 21%
Have a firearm in both car and house? 8 / 17%
Just believe in pepper spary and non-leathal means? 6 / 12%
Not believe in guns because no one will ever hurt me? 5 / 10%
Still use a sword anyway? 15 / 31%
48 total votes
 

Legalize_Athelas
Lorien


Jun 15 2010, 7:16pm

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Guns don't kill people, APES with guns kill people! [In reply to] Can't Post

(Thank you, The Simpsons, for your brilliant Planet of the Apes musical.)


Donry
Tol Eressea


Jun 15 2010, 11:11pm

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Or..... [In reply to] Can't Post

what? You'll release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths so when they bark they shoot bees at you? - Homer Simpson


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jun 16 2010, 11:54pm

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The Power of the Scary Face! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's either hilarious, or very scary. Crazy I'm sure his presence of mind made all the difference!


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jun 17 2010, 12:01am

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Yes! (Or possibly the effect on "pun-haters" >:] ) [In reply to] Can't Post

I have mixed feelings about the whole subject of "personal guns owned for safety." I think the subject is more complicated than it seems--and the "right" answer (I believe) varies depending on who you are *and* where you live.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jun 17 2010, 2:00pm

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what about water gun? :-P // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 20 2010, 5:18am

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Okay, I'll explain it a bit more then... [In reply to] Can't Post

Killing is indeed killing, however you slice it. If you read my post I use my head first and IF I have no other choice then my would-be assailant is more than UN-happy to provide me with a weapon if I need one. But you completely misconstrue my saying one way of killing is more preferential to another. I like swords much better because I carry an old-time warrior's ethos that if you are going to kill something you should have to look it in the eyes as it dies because only that teaches what a profound thing taking a life is. I understand hunting with bow and arrow, and typically with traditional ones you did have to look them in the eye until the longbow became popular in the later Middle Ages. By the way, the saying was not solely the Corps, the Army uses it extensively as well (and I began my career as Army to answer the next question).
I don't own a firearm because I do not need one. You're correct that many military do own them, however that's more because of familiarity than anything else. It's also true that most military tend to be Republican and fundamentalist Christian and I'm neither of those either. Stereotypes can get one into trouble. Always best to ask rather than to assume - and I take it you know the one about "assume"?


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 20 2010, 5:18am

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Ask sador "labadal" (the one in the story, not "ours")// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 20 2010, 5:20am

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Indeed, the Trigger has a strong effect on the weak mind// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 20 2010, 5:27am

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LISSEN, "squirt"! ;-P // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2010, 5:30am

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especially if the barrel is pointed at it ;-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 20 2010, 7:01am

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In which case the spirit in question is as weak as the mind wielding it, in my opinion// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 20 2010, 7:36am

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Isn't that bouncy striped guy in Winnie the Pooh. [In reply to] Can't Post

I liked Eeyore better. He reminded me of me.Cool


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jun 20 2010, 3:54pm

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I wish it were, 'cause THEN there'd be only ONE! ;-D [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for noticin'...


Annael
Half-elven


Jul 6 2010, 1:28am

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none of the above [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe in German shepherds. Because:

1. They work when you aren't at home.
2. . . . or asleep, or unconscious . . .
3. No one can grab one from you and use it against you.
4. Perfectly safe for your kids to handle.
5. Come with built-in alarm system.
6. Never unloaded.
7. Enjoyable to handle.
8. Multiple uses, most of them fun or helpful.
9. Surprisingly funny or goofy at times, so high amusement value.
10. Highly unlikely someone will break into your house just to steal them.


Annael
Half-elven


Jul 6 2010, 1:35am

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Yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

a friend had one, but because she had kids she kept it locked in a gun safe and the bullets somewhere else . . . she figured if someone broke into her house, her best bet would be to throw the safe at them because there wouldn't be time to get the gun out and loaded.

So she got rid of it and has two German shepherds (see my other post).


Zizix
Rivendell

Jul 23 2010, 7:43am

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Well [In reply to] Can't Post

In my country firearms are illegal, pepperspray is illegal, and I don't have a sword. And it makes me feel perfectly safe because other people won't have one either.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jul 23 2010, 12:30pm

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pepperspray is illegal? [In reply to] Can't Post

wow, that's pretty strict

if you don't mind me asking, where do you live?

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