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who thinks that we should ban guns all together and legalize old school melee weapons again? if you want to kill someone, do it while you see the whites of their eyes, if you cant do that, you cant kill. would really cut down on alot of the death rates i think. XD
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Right. So instead of carrying guns everyone would carry a knife around.

That sounds safer.


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Perhaps if we focussed on not killing people ?
Just a crazy thought.
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its ever more apparent that our kind is a violent and insane race, atleast if we go back to a time when only men were looking eachother in the eyes and agreeing to the deaths, would we be able to, atleast slow down senseless deaths of those who are innocent.

People can pull a trigger from 10 - 20ft away without true resolve and kill so many innocents, but I dont think that same person could stab each one with a sword or knife as easily, not without the resolve to kill them. it takes more willpower to kill someone that close then it does to kill them 20-30ft away.

we cant erase our nature to be violent. but we can lower massively the rate of death if weapons being drawn are fists and knives, not automatics and grenades.
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its ever more apparent that our kind is a violent and insane race, atleast if we go back to a time when only men were looking eachother in the eyes and agreeing to the deaths, would we be able to, atleast slow down senseless deaths of those who are innocent.

People can pull a trigger from 10 - 20ft away without true resolve and kill so many innocents, but I dont think that same person could stab each one with a sword or knife as easily, not without the resolve to kill them. it takes more willpower to kill someone that close then it does to kill them 20-30ft away.

we cant erase our nature to be violent. but we can lower massively the rate of death if weapons being drawn are fists and knives, not automatics and grenades.
While you're banning guns you may as well go ahead and ban warhammer, It's not good having a game that encourages rape and mass killings.

and yes I just went there.

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Rape ? I've not seen were 40k encourages rape.
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While you're banning guns you may as well go ahead and ban warhammer, It's not good having a game that encourages rape and mass killings.

and yes I just went there.
this and that are different. a weapon like a gun is a tool, a means. games are being blamed, not as a means, but as an inspiration for the killings, I dont think games should be banned on the premise of influence, as many have said, it takes a very weak mind to be pushed to that level. My arguement is that the level one needs to be pushed to, to kill someone is higher with melee weapons, thus less likely to happen, add to that melee weapons can be defended against easier, reduces it more, and I mean to disarm the opponents who are easily influenced to pull a trigger, especially if they have a single target they want to kill, less innocent bystanders killed.
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who thinks that we should ban guns all together and legalize old school melee weapons again? if you want to kill someone, do it while you see the whites of their eyes, if you cant do that, you cant kill. would really cut down on alot of the death rates i think. XD
I thought they unofficially approved of that in England already?

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