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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    A: Potential victim producing a cell phone and promising to call the police to report the attacker, should he not go away.
    B: Potential victim producing a revolver and promising to perforate the attacker, should he not go away.
    B, obviously. It's a matter of comparing the time spent to produce a threat to your attacker.
    With a revolver: Produce the weapon and get it ready to fire, which takes roughly a second or two, depending on the weapon and the person using it.
    With a cell phone: Produce the phone, wake the phone, dial the number, explain what's going on. Some of those steps may be unnecessary, based on the phone and your location, but, in any case, it would still take a lot longer.

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
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    So... A or B?

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Well for someone like me it would be rather easy to just scare them off since I am pretty tall. Just attract a lot of attention to yourself and and act intimidating and you can scare most of them away. In other cases it's rather hard for them to stab you if they don't have eyeballs or something in their eyeballs.
    So... A or B?

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    A: Potential victim producing a cell phone and promising to call the police to report the attacker, should he not go away.
    B: Potential victim producing a revolver and promising to perforate the attacker, should he not go away.
    Every one carries a cell phone. A revolver may be more effective in this situation but far less practical in general, more likely to do harm than good.
    One learns more by listening than talking.

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    Every one carries a cell phone. A revolver may be more effective in this situation but far less practical in general, more likely to do harm than good.

    More likely to do harm to the attacker you mean... which is kinda the point...

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    A potential attacker can stop the victim from reaching for the cell phone, seizing it, dialing for help, and explaining the situation. It's a lot harder for the attacker to deal with an armed and dangerous victim.
    911 enter is probably easier than using a revolver, particularly for someone who isn't trained or normally uses guns.

    Though if the assaulter doesn't care about consequences than a revolver would be more effective.
    One learns more by listening than talking.

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    So... A or B?
    C: Other

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    C: Other
    The question revolves around between the two options, and so no other options exist.
    So... A or B?
    And then.. why do you feel the need to avoid the question?

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    Every one carries a cell phone. A revolver... in general, [is] more likely to do harm than good.
    1: To whom?
    2: Based on what?

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    Re: What do you suppose has stopped more violent crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    The question revolves around between the two options, and so no other options exist.
    So... A or B?
    And then.. why do you feel the need to avoid the question?
    At least here a cellphone.

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