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    I'm curious about everyone's opinion on the subject.


    I personally own a wide variety of firearms, and would hate to have them taken away, but I understand why some day there may be more strict regulation on possessing them.

    I mean, I bought a .357 magnum the other day and nobody knows or is legally required to know. Kind of strange.


    Whenever I think of gun laws I think about Hideo Kojima's war economy, with the SOP System and all that junk. Is that what we may be headed to?

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    Hmmm. Personally, I don't think it should be difficult to actually own a gun. I think that ammo should be cheap, but they should make buying the actual firearm almost prohibitively expensive through luxury taxes or whatever you call them. And to make that work, they need to make it very difficult to get a gun illegally. Also, I think all guns should have their rifling pattern registered upon purchase.

    Basically, I have nothing against guns, I have a problem with stupid people getting guns and doing stupid things with them which makes people have an irrational hatred against something which is simply a tool.

    For the record, I don't own any firearms, I prefer blades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrinth View Post
    Hmmm. Personally, I don't think it should be difficult to actually own a gun. I think that ammo should be cheap, but they should make buying the actual firearm almost prohibitively expensive through luxury taxes or whatever you call them. And to make that work, they need to make it very difficult to get a gun illegally. Also, I think all guns should have their rifling pattern registered upon purchase.

    Basically, I have nothing against guns, I have a problem with stupid people getting guns and doing stupid things with them which makes people have an irrational hatred against something which is simply a tool.

    For the record, I don't own any firearms, I prefer blades.


    I know a lot of manufacturers are good about recording rifing in some form, some states require a spent case and serial number to be submitted. Perhaps making this mandatory would be a good idea.


    What kinds of blades do you own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    What kinds of blades do you own?
    I have a small collection of various knives and swords, but I'm not sure that this thread is the right place to go into detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrinth View Post
    I have a small collection of various knives and swords, but I'm not sure that this thread is the right place to go into detail.


    It's my thread and we can do as we damn well please!

    Perhaps I'll make another one on possession of sharp edged objects =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    Whenever I think of gun laws I think about Hideo Kojima's war economy, with the SOP System and all that junk. Is that what we may be headed to?
    What are these things? Tell me about them.

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    There are very strict rules to own firearms, no one is allowed to carry them in public, and even then there's the occasional nut that gets past the screening tests somehow. Still, I like the fact that when I go about on the street, the street is gun free.
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    I dont own any, mainly because I am not interested in the kinds of shooting that are practiced in the UK, ie trap and skeet, I dont know much about firing range or target shooting, like how popular it is, the clubs, the membership fees or club norms and mores, either.

    I short time ago I tried to join an archery club and was disappointed by how that went, not the most open group and I tried hard to mix and socialise, I got a feeling too that it was a core group of old members who benefited disproportionately from the revenues created by memberships of new members or junior members too. That was only reinforced when I wanted someone to recommend me a bow and equipment and I was told how specialised this process of picking equipment was and not to simply buy one and bring it along but if I waited someone in the club and existing member may sell me their old bow once they bought a new one.

    I do see it as a club pursuit, I dont think along the lines of home defence and preparedness these days, also guns appear to be a consumer commodity too these days.

    To be honest I think about Erich Fromm's syndrome of decay idea or necrophilia vs. biophilia ideas in relation to things like gun culture too.

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    Also I'll be honest swords and the proper practice of the most advanced forms of rennaisance martial arts interest me more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Still, I like the fact that when I go about on the street, the street is gun free.
    Don't move to Arizona. I laughed the first time I saw a guy with a gun hanging from his hip in McDonalds. Yippee-ki-yay.
    As for the original question, I have no problem with anyone exercising their legal right to own a gun.

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