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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by MAD-4A   » Thu May 06, 2021 4:24 am

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n7axw wrote:Humm...it would still be a good thing to remember that a bullet that goes up must come down... I've always wondered about the working brainpower of someone who would fire a gun randomly in any direction... including up.
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Why, rich corporations have been randomly "firing up" toxic poison into the air for centuries "it just goes up, disappears and stops existing, right?" :?
Actually, the fact is that unless your in a crowded city where everyone is living stacked on-top of each other (where discharging a gun is illegal anyway) the odds of any random shot into the air actually coming down on someone is minuscule, not 0 but near 0, it is far more likely to land in the street, bushes someone's unoccupied yard etc... but it CAN hit someone, or something (window, passing car, your roof...), so is still a dumb thing to do, not to mention bullets are expensive and idiotic to waste.
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by cthia   » Sat May 22, 2021 12:15 am

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cthia wrote:No selfish idiot who is going to fire a gun in the air is going to fire a gun downwards, and take a chance of being killed by a ricocheting bullet.

Also, the age of the victim has a lot to do with whether a bullet in free fall can kill. The density of skin and bones vary a lot with age.

At any rate, you cannot assume that the unwitting victim of a stray bullet in free fall is stationary. The added kph could certainly be deadly.

For instance, the fastest rollercoaster in the Capital city of Abu Dabi reaches speeds of 150 mph. Also, the angle of entry and the entry site could be fatal. Like your eye.

Remember yourself as a child lying in the snow looking up into the sky while making snow angels. Or that 150 mph coaster placing your eye on a head-on collision with the upwards leg of 150 mph.

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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by cthia   » Sat May 22, 2021 12:21 am

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MAD-4A wrote:
n7axw wrote:Humm...it would still be a good thing to remember that a bullet that goes up must come down... I've always wondered about the working brainpower of someone who would fire a gun randomly in any direction... including up.
Don
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Why, rich corporations have been randomly "firing up" toxic poison into the air for centuries "it just goes up, disappears and stops existing, right?" :?
Actually, the fact is that unless your in a crowded city where everyone is living stacked on-top of each other (where discharging a gun is illegal anyway) the odds of any random shot into the air actually coming down on someone is minuscule, not 0 but near 0, it is far more likely to land in the street, bushes someone's unoccupied yard etc... but it CAN hit someone, or something (window, passing car, your roof...), so is still a dumb thing to do, not to mention bullets are expensive and idiotic to waste.
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The downside of that is in certain American cities where lots of firearms are discharged within the city limits of very dense populations, many rounds are discharged at once. Besides, rifles have much more range.

Son, your mother says I have to hang you. Personally I don't think this is a capital offense. But if I don't hang you, she's gonna hang me and frankly, I'm not the one in trouble. —cthia's father. Incident in ? Axiom of Common Sense
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Daryl   » Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:49 am

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Reminiscing, back to the original discussions of this topic.
Years ago I found David's pages and loved all the inside information. To the best of my knowledge I was the first to notice that Runsforcelery was talking about writing the series in the first person, and I was the one who outed him. Sorry David.
Meanwhile, I was at that time quite shocked to discover that many on here ascribed to the mantra that the 2nd Amendment legitimised the concept of armed insurrection to overthrow the government if you disagreed with its policies. Up to that point I had thought that there wasn't a lot of difference between the US and my country (Australia). Sure the US was much further to the right, and considered a universal health and welfare net to be socialism, but in many other ways we were similar.
However, that armed insurrection can be a good thing mind set just blew me away.
There were mainly hard righters on here like Namelessfly, but they all seem to have now left, leaving no one to debate with.
Why I mention this again, is that looking at US based media it appears that there are tens of millions of Republicans that are seriously considering this? Hopefully it is all talk and braggadocio, but if it did come to pass, regardless of the outcome, the US would lose any credence in regard to being a world leader.
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Michael Everett   » Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:51 am

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I think part of the problem is speed of change. Most people prefer change to be incremental, for today to be pretty much like yesterday and tomorrow to follow the pattern. Any huge changes must cover almost the entire society so that there is no real resistance.

What we got with Antifa, BLM, media control and so on was not change, but splintering. Different groups united only in that they disliked how things were, but had many differing opinions on What Should Be Done and How It Should Be Achieved. Without an actual consensus to direct them or the ability to gain the support of those who were comfortable with the Status Quo, their attempts to Rebuild Society Right This Time ended up at loggerheads with each other, damaging the foundations that each group was trying to set into place.

On the plus side (and it is a very small plus side), the recent events have revealed problems that have been brushed under the carpet for far too long. A tendency to train police to go for their guns rather than try to de-escalate the situation (although given how gun-happy the stereotypical 'Murikan is, it is understandable), conflicting cultural imperatives between minorities and majorities (or minorities and minorities on occasion), feuds held for generations, unfair laws...

With any luck, at least some of those problems will be tackled. Sadly, too many of those issues will remain as it helps feed the Victim Mentality which can then be used by unscrupulous politicians to ride into power...
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