I mean, wouldn’t it be more difficult to hunt deer with an AR15? Hunting rifles usually use buckshot, the AR15 is a standard 5.56 cartridge as far as I know. It’s a sports rifle, clearly not built for hunting. You can get a good shot if the thing is standing still, but as soon as its moving, things are getting rather difficult. If he really wants to use the wrong tool for the job, what exactly are the arguments to not let him?
Just did some checking, apparently many states disallow the AR15 for deer hunting not explicitly, but they disallow the caliber because it’s too small and larger callibres lead to cleaner kills with less suffering for the animal. So I guess that makes sense. Again, wrong tool for the job. Though I’ll admit that I don’t know the first thing about hunting. I do know the first two or three things about fire arms in general, though.
I don’t get americans obsession with the AR series anyways, whether for nor against. The 15 at least is a medium-powered semi-auto sports rifle, nothing to write home about or be shocked by. As many swiss boys, I had my first high-powered, full-auto capable military issue assault rifle at the tender age of 16, so the AR seems a rather puny thing (not that we were allowed to ever flip the thing into full-auto, obviously. You don’t need that for sports shooting. It was just cheaper to hand us the standard-issue rifles instead of the commercially available version with full-auto disabled…)
Speaking of guns, here’s a smooth segue back to getting a laugh out of life
I have to admit, my brain can’t decide how to process this exactly…
I’m still trying to process the idea of a “sports rifle”. The concept seems to be up there with “recreational thermonuclear weapons”, or the “Little Professor tm Children’s Home Strychnine Kit”*
*Adult supervision required. May cause mass fatalities.
Isn’t that the case for a lot of things though? Now, without going into the whole debate too much, I do in fact have problems understanding what separates firearms from other dangerous tools and sports equipment. I do not get the UKs apparent obsession of “oh no we have to ban everything that could hurt anybody and treat everybody like little children that cannot be trusted with a kitchen knife”.
On the other hand, I do also not get the outright mysticism surrounding firearms in the US, and the whole “la, la, guns don’t kill people, people kill people, you can’t regulate guns, la, la, I can’t hear you!” attitude they have going on. If you’ve got a people of psychopaths and criminal neglects that keep killing each other with guns intentionally or by accident, then it may in fact not be a stupid idea to have fewer guns…
Honestly, the only reason why Switzerland never had more guns than people is because a) these surveys never count service rifles anyways, and b) Switzerland doesn’t have mandatory conscription for women.
If they’d start doing a), switzerland would probably take spot 2 in guns per capita behind the US. If Switzerland would start doing b), we’d take that spot with some lead on the rest of the field. But still nowhere near the US.
Very happy to see you ask for a, and never for b
Having a great laugh at people who are still fighting the console war/pc master race battle… I thought we blew up the salt mines and ended that war? Or maybe I just stopped giving it any attention but oh boy the fires are still being stoked.
Hurry up and release Sean, so I can stop being exposes to twitter for extended periods.
Well, presumably it ruined it less than the bugs that would otherwise have been in there? I mean, they do realise why HG did this, right?
Apparently not. Despite the people responding and reminding them. I did my best to dissolve the dispute by talking about how much fun I’m having on the expedition planet waiting for the expedition
I’ve always likened this debate to the difference between a radio and a piano. If you want to listen to music, you can buy a radio. It’s small, cheap, convenient, and easy to use. You can hear music whenever you like. Unfortunately, you’re limited to hearing the music the broadcasters want you to hear, in the format they choose, when they want to transmit it.
Alternatively, you can buy a piano. With a piano, you can have literally any music you like, whenever you like - even music that doesn’t exist yet. The down sides of the piano are that it’s big, expensive, and it takes you years to learn to play the thing.
A very similar situation exists with consoles and PCs. Consoles are cheap, convenient, and easy to use - but they’re limited. The limitations should be understood when you choose to buy one, but often they’re not.
PCs are not limited. They can be made to do almost anything - but there’s a pretty steep learning curve, and it never ends. I’ve been learning for 50 years, but the technology advances faster than I can keep up.
If you want convenience, get a console - but accept the limitations.
If you want functionality, get a PC - but accept that an inordinate amount of your time will be spent learning to use it.
Ty he statement, “Guns don’t kill, people do!” Is entirely true.
Simple Solution: Get the excessive number of guns away from people!
Help the Atlas depopulate this sim we live in.
Guns would just evolve to be the dominant race, then invent humans and start wars again.
Oh hello there Thanos, sorry I didn’t recognise you at first…
This is the kind of stuff I face every time I go somewhere.
What I find most interesting and striking about this is that there is cool places with names like Arkadelphia where I could be living and starting lovecraft cults in. Maybe that’s what he was fleeing? The tentacled nightmares that plague his waking nightmare. If only those state troopers really knew what was going on… The true horror that was chasing them all.
I watch too many shows about american rural towns, road accidents and state troopers. Theres always aliens, monsters or a Mulder.
Mulder IS bigfoot. He shaves himself pale and then fucks with the FBI and brings them on goose chases. Prove me wrong.