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Blistex

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#141 15 years ago
Holdencan someone tell me what the point of owning a gun is?

I own firearms for sport. I hunt deer, fowl, and keep the varmint population under control. I also really enjoy target shooting, and skeet shooting. There is almost a zen like experience when you line up a shot, aim, squeeze the trigger, and you don't even have to look at the target to know that you've mad an amazing shot.

I'd also say self defense, but I'm Canadian so that would be against the law. In canada you're supposed to let the intruder kill you so as to not infringe on his rights. :mad:

Mind you I can totally see people in larger cities owning firearms for personal protection. Better to be judged by 12 than to be carried by 6.




bas

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#142 15 years ago
Holdencan someone tell me what the point of owning a gun is?

I'm a collector, for me the point is the same as collecting cars, or stamps. It's personal enjoyment and preservation & understanding of history.




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#143 15 years ago

fair enough for you last 2...as for praeit0rean...

WHAT DO YOU MEAN DEFEND YOURSELF? WOOPS CAPS ON. There is the police for a reason. AS for "have fun" It's fun until someone dies. Ever see Bowling for Columbine?




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#144 15 years ago

You will grow into it. Believe me, when I was 13 I waited and counted down to Half Life 2 too. Its a phase.




bas

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#145 15 years ago
Holdenfair enough for you last 2...as for praeit0rean... WHAT DO YOU MEAN DEFEND YOURSELF? WOOPS CAPS ON. There is the police for a reason. AS for "have fun" It's fun until someone dies. Ever see Bowling for Columbine?

Holden you do reaslise that the police can't protect you, don't you? All they can do is clean-up after the event and try to catch the offender. But that doesn't really help you when you're lying in hospital, does it? In the US people have unsuccessfully tried to sue the police for failing to protect them. The same will be true in your country. As for the "it's fun until someone dies" comment, the same is true for so many activities and sports. Here in NZ shooting accidents are very rare. Compare that to rugby accidents and it's a wonder the sport has not been banned many years ago.




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#146 15 years ago

Truer words were never spoken Bas. I have literally dozens of guns, and I hope to never kill anyone, but if need be...........

You are the same Bas on the RO forums I think. I'll drink a beer for you my friend.




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#147 15 years ago

Slave labourers from concentration camps were often taken off grounds to forges to do work. While I know there weren't forges on concentraion camps, there certainly were many works moved on a day to day basis to the forges. Work permits weren't issued because they looked spiffy. How's my relatives for a source? And there are records, just difficult to find on the net because you get spammed by other stuff.




bas

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#148 15 years ago
Comrade0RedSlave labourers from concentration camps were often taken off grounds to forges to do work. While I know there weren't forges on concentraion camps, there certainly were many works moved on a day to day basis to the forges. Work permits weren't issued because they looked spiffy. How's my relatives for a source? And there are records, just difficult to find on the net because you get spammed by other stuff.

This is going to end up in a yes... no.. yes... discussion. But think about it for a miniute. How much sand do you think needs to be poured into a vat to affect the quality of bar stock? Buckets? How did they get that there under the guards watch? Also if the barrel has a flaw, it is highly unlikely that it will "blow-up" like a grenade. More like it will split with the operator risking minor injury. Even when there is a obstruction in the barrel, it is rare it to blow up.




Blistex

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#149 15 years ago
Comrade0RedSlave labourers from concentration camps were often taken off grounds to forges to do work. While I know there weren't forges on concentraion camps, there certainly were many works moved on a day to day basis to the forges. Work permits weren't issued because they looked spiffy. How's my relatives for a source? And there are records, just difficult to find on the net because you get spammed by other stuff.

If your relatives actually believe that then I'm guessing they were put there for stupidity. Do you have any idea of the properties of molten metal? What temperature it melts at? Why it is allowed to "cook" for half an hour before casting?

Adding sand to the metal before it is melted down is useless because the melting process burns off impurities and allows other impurities to seperate, either floating to the top, or settling to the bottom. Secondly if sand was added to the metal while it was molten then your relatives should have been able to defeat the entire German army because they must have been made of some manner of super hard alloy. A person who tries to jump into a vat of molten metal will vapourize before toughing it. Given that you atomize before touching it, how close do you think you could get to it to throw sand in?

Also, do you think that the Germans would allow somone to even carry a few dozen buckets of sand into the factory, let alone near the vats?

Also, like bas pointed out, it wouldn't make the rifles "pop" like you said.

EDIT: Not that it's even possible in the first place!!! :0wned: