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Imagine the advancements in meele combat

Mindecs avatar Mindec Yeah You Are 0Reply

If spears hadn't been invented we'd have anti-rock campaigns.

@William2626 If spears hadn't been invented we'd have anti-rock campaigns.

If rocks hadn't been discovered, we'd have anti-punching campaigns

@KitKatery If rocks hadn't been discovered, we'd have anti-punching campaigns

If punching hadn't been discovered, we'd have anti-pointing campaigns.

@buzmeister92 If punching hadn't been discovered, we'd have anti-pointing campaigns.

If pointing hadn't been discovered, we'd have anti-glaring campaigns

We already have weapons amnesty's that include knives and swords.

Also, instead of school shootings, we'd have school...battles? Massacres? Crusades? Slashings? I dunno.

Right to bear blades

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Nah. Swords can't kill so many people in so little time, so there wouldn't be the same discussion...

@yourneck Nah. Swords can't kill so many people in so little time, so there wouldn't be the same discussion...

You clearly have never seen a skilled swordsman before. Assuming projectile weapons didn't exist, I can easily see someone managing to kill 50 people with a sword before they are defeated.

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@You clearly have never seen a skilled swordsman before. Assuming projectile weapons didn't exist, I can easily see...

Time to become that skilled, vs any one getting hold of a gun with limited skill or physical ability.

You have reduced the risk factor significantly by reducing the number of people who would be physically capable of committing that kind of crime.

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@yourneck Nah. Swords can't kill so many people in so little time, so there wouldn't be the same discussion...

bow and arrows, someone with a knife can kill and hurt a lot more people then you think in a short amount of time

and if no sticks and no stones was invented people would advocate cutting limbs off humans to prevent fists and legs being used. weapons do not murder or hurt people, people hurt people

The Italian Renaissance poet Ariosto, in his "Orlando Furioso", 1532, broke off the epic narrative at one point to deliver an eloquent and impassioned tirade against the "arquebus" (gun), because it enabled cowards to fight and kill indiscriminately from a distance, whereas hand-to-hand combat with swords required great skill and a code of honour. So I suggest there was a sea change with the invention of firearms which took weapons into a whole new category, divorced from skill and honour.

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