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  •  While a gunshot is hardly an antiseptic kill... (4+ / 0-)
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    it has to be so much easier than actually having to kill a victim up close and with an actual blow.

    I wonder how many killings or maimings that sprung from disputes or insanity would NEVER have happened if the offender had to use a knife or a blunt instrument?

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    by Floyd Blue on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 09:19:13 AM PST

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    •  One of my favorite SF series in my youth... (2+ / 0-)
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      was the Darkover series, by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

      In it, humans land on a planet and over the course of a thousand years, devolve to a feudal and chaotic society frought with war and strife. From the Wikipedia article on the series:

      The close of this era is heralded by the adoption of the Compact, instituted by Varzil the Good. A landmark and turning point in the history of Darkover, the Compact bans all distance weapons, making it a matter of honor that one who seeks to kill must himself face equal risk of death.
      I like that concept a lot.

      "But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die." - - Cherokee saying

      by brillig on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 10:03:16 AM PST

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      •  I remember a song by The Minutemen (1+ / 0-)
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        "Little Man With a Gun In His Hand"

        Just that line alone is very impactual.  A baby playing with a gun could literally defeat and kill (with lots of luck, of course) a professional MMA fighter.

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        by Floyd Blue on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 10:16:01 AM PST

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