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  • Pfft, Oh yeah easily.

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  • Only in self defense!

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  • Only if my children were in danger!

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    Could you kill someone? If yes, why and how would you do it?
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    If someone pushed my buttons enough, possibly. If there was no law preventing me, definitely.

    I have the same urge as everyone else to kill those idiots who (A) annoy me, (B) betray me, (C) or do any other anonymous thing I can't think of which pisses me off.

    How would I do it? I dunno exactly, Molotov cocktails, maybe, a gold-cutting laser, a BFG-9000, who knows?

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    It's a valid question. If my children were being harmed I would gouge the person's eyes out with my thumbs and then look for the nearest object to bash their heads in.
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    I would definitely kill someone if my child was being harmed. There is just no doubt about that.
    and i would kill someone if they were trying to kill me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scantilyclad View Post
    I would definitely kill someone if my child was being harmed. There is just no doubt about that.
    and i would kill someone if they were trying to kill me!
    Ugg I meant to choose self defense as well.
    Time is a delicate mistress.

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    Absolutely.

    In one of three ways.

    1.) Accidentally, i.e. involuntary vehicular homicide

    2.) In self defense, by any means available to me, i.e. bludgeoning an intruder with a hammer or a fire extinguisher.

    3.) I don't know if this counts, but if my life were suddenly and unalterably horrific, I would definitely kill myself via a lethal cocktail of prescription medications.
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    You know, the one thing that irked me about Goldfinger is why did Oddjob have to kill the agent before sending him to the car crusher? I think it would've been much more sadistic to handcuff him in the car while he was still alive. That'd be a fun way to kill someone!

    I also had this idea for killing someone.

    And this one, for those who don't want to leave a big mess.

    And here's another, which was originally an idea I had for Saw V:

    Part 1

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    For me, the question should probably be, "Can you get through life without killing another person?'

    Everyday, it seems a little less likely.
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    If I had to, absolutely. If I lost my mind irrevocably, absolutely.
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    I do not have a child, so the "child" option does not apply, obviously.
    There are a variety of hypothetical situations that I can think of where I would kill someone without a moment's hesitation. All of these situations, however, are set up in a way so that killing the person would be for the greater good, or otherwise justifiable by logic. I could not really see myself killing someone out of anger, hatred, etc. The only situations where I would kill someone is where by not killing the person, more harm would be done (i.e. if I were on a train with a terrorist destined to bomb the train, I would end one life [that of the terrorist, obviously] for the sake of many others [myself + the rest of the train passengers].

    The only situation I can think of where I would be killing someone for a personal reason, would be if it is either that A. I kill the other person, or B. I get killed by the other person (there are several variations to this scenario that I can generate, but I think you get the gist of it). In this situation, I would kill the other person to preserve myself, because, admittedly, I am a rather self-centered person.
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