Should the Fletches be leagleized? 30 replies

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Reldorage

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#1 10 years ago

About the time Vieatnam came around, experts came out with millitary flecthes. They were small dart like steel nails that replaced the normal bullet. Availible in 12 gauge shotguns and other weapons like the frag grenade and such. These were outlawed by the Geneva Convention. Who thinks that our troops need to use them in the Middle East?(These were outlawed because they caused extreme damage, had much better range in the shotgun case and were lightweight and very accurate, they were considered inhumane.)




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#2 10 years ago

No, I don't think any weapons should be legal, out of principle. They are outlawed, as far as I know, for tearing particularly brutal wounds, as they should remain.




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#3 10 years ago

I support them strongly, because the politicians started the wars, not the soldiers. Why not ask if you support politician's, and their blind advocation of a worthless war instead?




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#4 10 years ago

The thread topic and the poll should really be more similar.




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#5 10 years ago

Aye. Also, the topic should say "flechettes"...

Frankly, they aren't useful in Iraq. They'd punch right through targets, as they are darts. The complaint right now is that the enemy isn't going down after the bullets go right through them (IIRC), so you need something bigger and broader, like, say, a standard shotgun slug.




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#6 10 years ago

Karst;4369128No, I don't think any weapons should be legal, out of principle. They are outlawed, as far as I know, for tearing particularly brutal wounds, as they should remain.[/quote]

Yeah... good luck defending your country from fanatical terrorists and despot countries without weapons. It'd be such a peaceful paradise, wouldn't it?

You can only make weapons in general illegal if every single human being on the planet agrees with you and sticks to it. Didn't you see that Simpsons episode?

[quote=Crazy Wolf;4369248]Aye. Also, the topic should say "flechettes"...

Frankly, they aren't useful in Iraq. They'd punch right through targets, as they are darts. The complaint right now is that the enemy isn't going down after the bullets go right through them (IIRC), so you need something bigger and broader, like, say, a standard shotgun slug.

Either that or a proper cartridge, instead of the US' insistence on using 5.56 NATO all the bloody time.




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#7 10 years ago

The 556 is an excellent cartridge. Nothing wrong with that.




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#8 10 years ago
Piet;4369343The 556 is an excellent cartridge. Nothing wrong with that.

So the complaints that standard ammo doesnt do enough damage is baseless?




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#9 10 years ago

Mr. Matt;4369291Yeah... good luck defending your country from fanatical terrorists and despot countries without weapons. It'd be such a peaceful paradise, wouldn't it?

You can only make weapons in general illegal if every single human being on the planet agrees with you and sticks to it. Didn't you see that Simpsons episode?

First off: there is no credible threat to the country I live in from despotic countries or fanatical terrorists.

It would make sense if all stockpiles internationally didn't exist, and weapons simply were no longer produced, except for a very small amount for the police. If no one has them, no one can use them.




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#10 10 years ago

I don't see a reason why not...if you are to shoot someone why not to make more bloody mess? Economically it would be better. Cleaning companies would make more money because of extra pieces around...and ammunition makers would have something new to sell.

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