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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:44 am
blacksmithn wrote:
The old folks should carry a dirk or kris. Perhaps younger folks could be taught to be proficient with the thugee strangling cord.

I take it that u have become proficient in pounding out
dirks n krises.

As I remember,
I suggested that u become a custom knife maker,
around 2000 or 2001.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:46 am
Maybe we could all go about armed with rapiers, like the 3 Musketeers.
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najmelliw
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:50 am
I'd dig that! I'd just love to swing on a chandelier some time! And thanks to those cursed Hollywood movies, that is just not done unless one is dressed in a dashing attire, look gorgeous and carry a rapier.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:51 am
As i was goin' over
Kilgarra Mountain
I spied Colonel Farrel
And his money he was countin'

Well first i drew me pistol
And then i drew me rapier
Sayin' "Stand and deliver,
For i am your bold deciever"
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:58 am
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Its that I want ALL OF MY FELLOW CITIZENS,
to be well armed. *

*except felons who blahblahblah


This sounds exactly like a call for manditory gun ownership.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:58 am
Going about like musketeers, I think that we could increase the level of personal safety and start a new fashion trend at the same time.

Or be featured on "What Not to Wear..."
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:03 am
I could never figure out why they were called "musketeers" since they used swords. Shouldn't they have been using muskets?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:03 am
najmelliw wrote:
Hey Omsig,

There is something not right here. You take a tragic occurence, and then state 'something in the veins of : If the victims might have had guns, this could have been prevented' In other words... You say circumstances can change provided that we change variables (in this case, guns) in them.

Yes; I sought to make the point
that by use of gun control laws, government had subverted
and undermined the personal safety of the citizens, of all ages.




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Yet, when I state something that will (granted, this is stronger then could, but still, it's just my opinion) happen if all can carry guns,

I agree that it WILL: crime will abruptly decline.



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you state that my fears have no basis in fact, but in prejudice.

Yes, because u sought to disparage n drag down children,
based only on their ages,
and I have SEEN ( during my own childhood ) that kids have been armed,
and can be armed uneventfully, and safely.
I saw that, contiually, for the 5 years and one day that I lived in Arizona,
a few decades ago. Therefore, I knew from experience,
that your discrimination against them was unjustified.
THIS IS NOT TO DENY THAT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES CAN BE MURDERERS,
if they r malicious. Most people of all ages are NOT malicious.

In other words,
I suggest that if a child is attacked,
he has as much right to defend his life,
and to survive that attack, as anyone else does;
equal protection of the laws.



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Anyways, just because you know how to behave in a society where you,
and all the people around you, are armed, does not mean all people do.

That 's true.


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To compare with cars:
Just because I know how to drive, does not mean everybody knows how to drive.
Which is proven by the high accident rate traffic in my countrys is prone to.

Naj

Right,
yet we DO venture forth onto the hi ways,
KNOWING that they r risky,
but we just take our chances,
because that is how life on Earth IS.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:05 am
Musketeers certainly did use muskets--and they were a single shot weapon. You didn't want to be caught standing with your d*ck in your hand after you shot it if you missed. Generally, though, they carried a military long sword rather than a rapier--but the rapier makes for better action movie content.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:08 am
Please, this is America. We're all about form over content.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:11 am
Let me put it this way:

in my childhood, I was given a toolbelt ( inter alia ),
including a hammer, screwdriver, and a saw.
I never became malicious,
never hitting any person with the hammer,
nor stabbing anyone with the screwdriver,
nor cutting anyone with the saw,
because I bore no one any ill will.


When I acquired my first functional gun,
I did not harm anyone 's health,
nor did I use it for any form of violent larceny,
because I chose not to lead a life of crime.

This was true also of the other kids in my neighborhood
( older n younger than I was ). Guns were accepted the same
as fishing poles for use in the Encanto Park Lake.
David
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:16 am
The perfect argument for arming everyone.

....with toolbelts!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:19 am
blacksmithn wrote:
Maybe we could all go about armed with rapiers, like the 3 Musketeers.

Shud they be armed with MUSKETS ?


too bulky, heavy n clumsey


inaccurate, too, having no rifling
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:21 am
I wouldn't want to get hit by a musket ball at the same range at which most handgun shootings take place.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 11:25 am
That cud be unhealthy
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 01:55 pm
OmSigDavid, instead of ranting and raving about allowing everyone in the world to carry a gun, perhaps you should work on your spelling, grammar and debate skills. Your bold, large type doesn't say anything more than you are screaming for someone to listen.

Your idea that everyone should carry a gun is insane. Why? So we can have more accidental child deaths?

I thought these facts were interesting. Please, argue with them if you'd like.


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While handguns account for only one-third of all firearms owned in the United States, they account for more than two-thirds of all firearm-related deaths each year. A gun in the home is 4 times more likely to be involved in an unintentional shooting, 7 times more likely to be used to commit a criminal assault or homicide, and 11 times more likely to be used to attempt or commit suicide than to be used in self-defense.
-- A Kellerman, et al. Journal of Trauma, August 1998; Kellerman AL, Lee RK, Mercy JA, et al. "The Epidemiological Basis for the Prevention of Firearm Injuries." Annu.Rev Public Health.

When you hear about people using guns, what are they doing with them? Self defense? Rarely.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 02:05 pm
Statistics mean nothing to OSD. For him, it's all about anecdotes.

Don't confuse him with the facts...
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 02:19 pm
You're right, you're right...I know you're right...but....

Ask Set...I constantly feel the need to play on the merry-go-round of insanity with these people. Laughing
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 03:10 pm
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Mon 24 Apr, 2006 03:40 pm
Ever since I was warned, in the sixties, that a contract was out on my life--it turned out that it was a case of mistaken identity--I've owned a gun. I would gladly give it up as a part of a national program to disarm the country. But, short of that, I will not disarm myself while nuts out there--like "home invaders" and people like Gus, Setanta and Dyslexia--are able to obtain firearms.
My position is not rationally defensible; it's clearly a reflection of fear rather than rationality. It's just that I feel that MY possession of a gun is no threat to my neighbors or society. My intentions are "good". But I'm afraid that others feel the same way, but with only imagined justification. Could I be like them? Rolling Eyes
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