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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    It's a well known fact that the explosive power of car bombs are neutralized by the presence of a side arm and adequate patriotism.
    I think I'd be flattered (and splattered) if someone cared enought about me personally to rig my car with a bomb. I admit that I don't have an answer for every potential threat, but in an active shooter situation, I'm just saying that the bad guy would not be the only one armed.

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I think I'd be flattered (and splattered) if someone cared enought about me personally to rig my car with a bomb. I admit that I don't have an answer for every potential threat, but in an active shooter situation, I'm just saying that the bad guy would not be the only one armed.
    I meant "car bomb" in the way they've been used to attack and kill crowds of people, not just the ones that make appearances in gangster movies.

    http://news.yahoo.com/2-car-bomb-att...161127443.html
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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    It's a well known fact that the explosive power of car bombs are neutralized by the presence of a side arm and adequate patriotism.
    There's nothing sillier than the retrospective bravado that accompanies 20/20 hindsight.
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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    No, i am not - then again i'm not thrilled about dying anytime soon, any way, period.
    Hell if funnel web spiders, brown snakes etc don't scare you, how are a few jihadist bandits gonna matter



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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    I meant "car bomb" in the way they've been used to attack and kill crowds of people, not just the ones that make appearances in gangster movies.

    Car bomb attacks kill 37 people in Iraq
    Ah, well like I say, you could come up with all manner of threats that I wouldn't have an immediate answer for, but that doesn't mean that I'm going to not minimize risks where I can.

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Ah, well like I say, you could come up with all manner of threats that I wouldn't have an immediate answer for, but that doesn't mean that I'm going to not minimize risks where I can.
    I agree with minimizing threats, just seems premature to feel safe because you may have partially addressed one aspect of one threat under ideal circumstances.

    Regardless, terrorists aren't going to kill me, odds say I'm fart more likely to die from heart disease, cancer, or stroke.
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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    I agree with minimizing threats, just seems premature to feel safe because you may have partially addressed one aspect of one threat under ideal circumstances.

    Regardless, terrorists aren't going to kill me, odds say I'm fart more likely to die from heart disease, cancer, or stroke.
    "Fart more likely" huh? You don't fear terrorists, you fear Danarhea.

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    It's a well known fact that the explosive power of car bombs are neutralized by the presence of a side arm and adequate patriotism.
    That really isn't the issue though. Who is more likely to be victimized as a general rule? Someone who is known to be unarmed, or someone who is believed likely to be armed?
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That really isn't the issue though. Who is more likely to be victimized as a general rule? Someone who is known to be unarmed, or someone who is believed likely to be armed?
    A bomb is going to win against whatever you're armed with, assuming it's not adequately blast plated.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    A bomb is going to win against whatever you're armed with, assuming it's not adequately blast plated.
    Yes, I realize that, but it's still not what I was getting at.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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