[QUOTE=j-mac;1062325892]Combat has changed over time due to technology, but in close combat, the blade becomes as important as the gun.[quote]
No, even in close combat scenarios the choice is still a gun. Case in point, when the seal team entered OBL's compound, they didn't break out a bunch of swords and axes
No, that is clearly the logical implication of your argument. That if an item is responsible for more deaths (though we would need to ignore the hand gun figure for it to even be valid) then it is more deadly. Well, in your chart, "hands and fists" are responsible for more deaths than shotguns.Let's not travel down the road of assigning what other people say in your mind shall we?
So by your logic, those hands and fists are more deadly
No, you directly replied to a post where I was pointing out guns are more deadly with knives with "Then you would lose..."Stick to what is actually said, and I did not say that knives, hands, or fists are more deadly than a shotgun. Just that they are used more in murders than rifles...That is a fact, backed up by FBI stats.
Now if you really want to break it down to sheer killing force of a bullet traveling at the speeds a bullet travels, as compared to the force of a knife in different areas of impact/entry, then it is clear that a bullet does more damage. But any argument on a semantical level that deep in is, as far as I am concerned, useless.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
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Read and educate yourself on the matter.
How Criminals Get Guns: In Short, All Too Easily - New York Times
Paranoia + Insomnia + Hearing Voices.
The Trifecta for a shooter.
DC gunman was suffering host of mental issues prior to shooting, report says | Fox News
Thank you, Quazi!
[QUOTE=ChrisL;1062326021]Are you even from this country?[quote]
No, you're probably just misinterpreting the commentYou are wrong.