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If you had a gun, would you use it?

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  • 19-04-2004 12:55pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,166 ✭✭✭


    Seriously now.

    Most of us here are students or have normal jobs.

    Let's say you got your hands on two AK-47's. They could change your life if you so chose.

    Would you use them to rob a bank? Or would you just stick them in your wardrobe (or something similar)?

    ...

    In other words, is the only thing stopping you from being a criminal just a lack of firepower?

    Yes, I know this is a weird topic, but personally I think if I had a couple of hire powered weapons I'd be robbing banks etc. So deep down I guess I must be a "criminal".


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭Kersh


    In my late teens early 20s, I know that if I had access to a gun I would have used without question. I know this cos I once had my friends restrain me while I was on my way into our town centre with a meat cleaver to kill someone. Nowadays I know thar there is more than 1 way to skin a cat...:)
    So yes, the only thing that stopped me was the lack of access. And some friends.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 801 ✭✭✭dod


    I would only use a gun if I had russian mafia friends to back me up.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭ferdi


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭ferdi


    Originally posted by Kersh
    In my late teens early 20s, I know that if I had access to a gun I would have used without question. I know this cos I once had my friends restrain me while I was on my way into our town centre with a meat cleaver to kill someone. Nowadays I know thar there is more than 1 way to skin a cat...:)
    So yes, the only thing that stopped me was the lack of access. And some friends.

    your a sick puppy


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,048 ✭✭✭Lainey


    Originally posted by Johnny Versace
    Seriously now.

    Most of us here are students or have normal jobs.

    Let's say you got your hands on two AK-47's. They could change your life if you so chose.

    Would you use them to rob a bank? Or would you just stick them in your wardrobe (or something similar)?

    ...

    In other words, is the only thing stopping you from being a criminal just a lack of firepower?

    Yes, I know this is a weird topic, but personally I think if I had a couple of hire powered weapons I'd be robbing banks etc. So deep down I guess I must be a "criminal".

    i think ya must be so johnny.. i'd be too afraid i'd actually hurt someone or get sent to jail or something :)

    if i knew for certain i'd be only able to give them a slight flesh wound then i might go after certain people.. ahh seriously no.. i don't think i'd do anything with them...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭Dont Ban Me


    If i had them I think I'd just go and shout bottles and crap, ohhh and cats, I hate cats they are more eviler than skelator!!

    So i think its a bit of both, mind and lack of access!:dunno:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭][cEMAN**


    This is why that old phrase is used so much "Guns don't kill people, people kill people".

    If you seriously couldn't restrain yourself from attacking people or using it to threaten/intimidate people then you hardly have much in the way of character. I'm certain there are a lot of people who read boards who hold a gun licence, but don't feel the need to go out and shoot someone or hold up a bank.

    To instantly associate guns with that is a bit pathetic tbh. And though this might drag in the anti gun groups to the thread, I still consider certain weapons acceptable for use in sports. Just as archery is acceptable today (even though for a few hundred years it was one of the deadliest weapons known to man).

    It all comes down to the person who's using them. And depending on that person, anything can become a weapon.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,070 ✭✭✭hedgetrimmer


    Guns don't kill bullets do.

    If I had Ak-47s I'd turn them over to the military for fear someone would rob them and use them on someone. I would never use them for myself. If pistols were legal, I would probably keep on in a safe in my house or something like that, for purely defensive reasons, but hopefully I would never have to use it


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,339 ✭✭✭✭tman


    Originally posted by Dont Ban Me
    If i had them I think I'd just go and shout bottles and crap, ohhh and cats, I hate cats they are more eviler than skelator!!

    So i think its a bit of both, mind and lack of access!:dunno:
    i'd shoot you.
    just for shits and giggles


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 867 ✭✭✭l3rian


    but personally I think if I had a couple of hire powered weapons I'd be robbing banks etc

    REALLY! YOUR SO COOL


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭Kersh


    Thankk god my friends stopped me. Rage is a terrible thing. but then the hormones calm down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,312 ✭✭✭mr_angry


    I don't see much good use for guns outside war / hunting reasons. And I don't think AK-47s qualify as hunting rifles.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭Dont Ban Me


    Originally posted by tman
    i'd shoot you.
    just for shits and giggles


    Cool, can I've a go too??? :rolleyes:


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 3,129 ✭✭✭Samson


    Originally posted by Johnny Versace
    Seriously now.
    ...

    In other words, is the only thing stopping you from being a criminal just a lack of firepower?

    Seriously now?
    I don't think you could be serious. Either that or you're naive in the extreme.

    I own several firearms (legally), and I have never, not for a moment, considered using them to rob a bank. Nor have I comtemplated killing someone on a whim.

    Just because one has access to guns, it does not give one the urge to use them to wipe someone out. Shooting a living person or thing is not that easy.
    I am mature enough to realise that having access to a gun does not give me a right to think I'm Arnie.
    I would never comtemplate shooting another person under anything but the most extreme circumstances.

    Grow up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 166,026 ✭✭✭✭LegacyUser


    Originally posted by Kersh
    In my late teens early 20s, I know that if I had access to a gun I would have used without question. I know this cos I once had my friends restrain me while I was on my way into our town centre with a meat cleaver to kill someone. Nowadays I know thar there is more than 1 way to skin a cat...:)
    So yes, the only thing that stopped me was the lack of access. And some friends.

    if you are serious, you are one ****ed up individual. U shud be shot.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,166 ✭✭✭Johnny Versace


    OK, maybe I'm not being too serious, but my point is... is it just the laws (no guns etc.) which is keeping a lot of us from becoming criminals?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,239 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy


    It's been a dream of mine to pull a baretta on some scumbag that's hassling me for change/fags in the street for years... so yeah I'd use a pistol.

    I wouldn't be too likely to use an AK47 at all though...


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 3,129 ✭✭✭Samson


    Originally posted by tman
    i'd shoot you.
    just for shits and giggles
    Originally posted by Sleepy
    It's been a dream of mine to pull a baretta on some scumbag that's hassling me for change/fags in the street for years... so yeah I'd use a pistol.

    This thread should be locked, before it turns into a bullet-fest.
    :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭damnyanks


    If you really wanted a gun I'm sure you could get one. The law on gun's isnt really a thing htat is stopping us from becoming criminals. You could just go make a home-made bomb or something instead of using a gun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭Kersh


    Absolutely nothing f***** up about me. I got in a rage when a group of lads decided to start a fight (with bars) with me and my friend. They gave him an almighty hiding, real bad, so I went home and decided I would get them. In the end, like I said, Iwas stopped. But anthow, I have the last laugh as 3 of the 6 guys are either dead or in prison. What goes around comes around.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 166,026 ✭✭✭✭LegacyUser


    Originally posted by Kersh
    Absolutely nothing f***** up about me. I got in a rage when a group of lads decided to start a fight (with bars) with me and my friend. They gave him an almighty hiding, real bad, so I went home and decided I would get them. In the end, like I said, Iwas stopped. But anthow, I have the last laugh as 3 of the 6 guys are either dead or in prison. What goes around comes around.

    This reminds me of something I have heard about. Did this happen in Clondalkin?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,882 ✭✭✭Mighty_Mouse


    Whats the difference between a high powered weapon and a shotgun?
    Can you not rob a bank with a shotgun?

    The question that needs to be asked is are you prepared to accidently shoot somebody for a few bob?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 484 ✭✭ssh


    I think this is the same as asking "if you had super powers, would you use them for good or evil?"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,166 ✭✭✭Johnny Versace


    Originally posted by ssh
    I think this is the same as asking "if you had super powers, would you use them for good or evil?"

    Yup, it is indeed.

    I think I'd use them for both.

    Let's get nerdy for a second - when I was about 10 I used to play AD&D and I used to be "chaotic neutral".

    Indeed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭Kersh


    No. Happened in Swords, about 10 years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,980 ✭✭✭✭Giblet


    I have shotguns, rifles and a handgun in my house, and I would never ever ever bring them outside of my house not even to show anyone. Yes and they are all licensed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,882 ✭✭✭Mighty_Mouse


    Its a stupid question. A gun is not hard to get. Why not ask ..........would you rob a bank?
    Would you Johnny?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,991 ✭✭✭✭Stark


    Might get an air rifle for shooting knackers without them knowing who shot them :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 484 ✭✭ssh


    Originally posted by Giblet
    I have shotguns, rifles and a handgun in my house, and I would never ever ever bring them outside of my house not even to show anyone. Yes and they are all licensed.

    What you got? Would you use them in self defence?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,204 ✭✭✭bug


    Let's say you got your hands on two AK-47's. They could change your life if you so chose

    I'd sell them...:confused:
    I've thought about this and the only thing stopping me being a criminal is that I cant run very fast (unless Im drunk), and Im totally unfit, otherwise...who knows...Don Bug perhaps? :D


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