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Old 02-18-2007, 06:25 AM   #1
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Default Eliminating gang warfare: Give gangs guns, teach them how to shoot.

Many communities nation-wide have sought to end gang violence by starting gun collection programs, in which the city provides incentives to turn in firearms, illegal or otherwise. I think this is ridiculously stupid. Disarming the people who might have a gun laying around, live in a bad neighborhood, and have a need to protect what little property they have is not the way to go about things, this being the demographic that such an initiative would disproportionately target. The right solution would be to give free handguns to gang members! After proving membership in a gang via a tattoo examination or other methods, they would be given a free handgun, ammunition, and decent training on how to fire a gun.

Think about it. In a gang war, the people who get caught in the middle of gang warfare outdoors, such as children, would not likely be hit, as the assassin would have professional marksmanship training. There would be less bullets flying through the air, and each bullet would be more accurate. Gang life would become considerably less glamorous when one-shot kills become extremely frequent, and the violent element of a low-income area would eliminate itself at greater rates while the rate of innocent victims would decrease. For those who decide to brave gang life in this hostile, deadly climate, the training would become necessary for survival, as keeping up with rival gangs would require that each side in a conflict take advantage of the training in order to not get picked off one by one by marksmen from the rival gang while their own gang tries ineffectual drive-by after drive-by. To bolster this, training on how to recognize the signs of an impending drive-by shooting and retaliate quickly and effectively would further force gangs to get trained in order to stay on top. Gangs without training would lose their welcome in their neighborhood, a disadvantage in disputed territory which might cause locals to assist a gang which is trained. Dangerous and inaccurate weapons like the Mac-10 would fall out of favor when the consequence of missing involves a much higher risk of retaliatory gunfire killing the assassin.

So don't take away the guns! Give them all guns and let the violent cull each other from the population! Live by the sword, die by the sword. Yeah!
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:55 PM   #2
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Or you could just give citizens free sniper rifles with scopes and silencers so they could take out anonymously problem gang members in their own community and then police would see the generic bullet and not try so hard to find the perpertrator. Seems faster my way, lol. <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:41 AM   #3
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No no no. You want to really eliminate gang warfare?

Send in Adam, Axel, and Blaze.

Boo ya.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:04 AM   #4
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Re-elect Mayor Mike Haggar.
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:36 AM   #5
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Default Re: Eliminating gang warfare: Give gangs guns, teach them how to shoot.

> Or you could just give citizens free sniper rifles with
> scopes and silencers so they could take out anonymously
> problem gang members in their own community and then police
> would see the generic bullet and not try so hard to find the
> perpertrator. Seems faster my way, lol.

Well then they would turn on each other if they go bankrupt or something like that.<img src=smilies/headshake.gif>
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:18 AM   #6
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Default Re: Eliminating gang warfare: Give gangs guns, teach them how to shoot.

> No no no. You want to really eliminate gang warfare?
> Send in Adam, Axel, and Blaze.
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In reply to the original post:

Not a bad idea... Well, here's something that may be conservative enough to work:
Place a tax (something like what's on cigarettes) on bullets. Don't regulate guns in any way, you won't need to. The tax should be placed on bullets at stores mostly; at ranges for example, you could buy plenty and shoot all you want, provided you don't leave with any.

First, everyone who wants a gun just to have a big, deadly phallus, can get what they want. People who like to shoot at ranges can buy bullets with a much lower tax; they can have their fun. Others (criminals and paranoid asses) would be subjected to this tax, they'd need to be much more frugal with their use of bullets (, in a perfect world, this would have roughly the same effect as your strategy).

You'd of course need to tackle gun safety seperately. We should try to think of something that would (effectively) stop parents from being assholes. (That is a doozy if I've ever thought of one...)

Edit: Ya happy?

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Old 02-24-2007, 02:20 AM   #7
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why don't we just tax sin? all proceeds go to jesus on the cross.
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:29 AM   #8
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> why don't we just tax sin? all proceeds go to jesus on the
> cross.

Hey, I agree that that term is bullshit. You know what I meant...
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:01 AM   #9
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> Hey, I agree that that term is bullshit. You know what I
> meant...

i know, i wasn't nitpicking you. america's war with itself is just too rich.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:49 AM   #10
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> i know, i wasn't nitpicking you. america's war with itself
> is just too rich.

Oh, cool. Yeah it is.
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