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Don't shoot your eye out!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by ffreeloader, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    I'm not sure if those of you on European side of the pond have ever heard of, or ever wanted a Red Ryder BB gun. In the decades from the 40's through the 60's it was about every young male Yank's dream present for Christmas. There were a few TV shows, a movie or two, one in the 90's if I remember the decade correctly, that were take offs from this BB gun.

    Well, here's a game named after every mother's advice/worry-about-her-kid getting a Red Ryder.

    My high score for ricochet's without hitting the kid is around 14.5 million. My low score is a perfect 0--I figured out how to make the kid shoot himself every time he shot his BB gun. :twisted:
     
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  2. fortch

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    Ah, the mighty Red Ryder. I think I had at least one, if not two. Then a Crossman 760, then bigboy toys... shame really, since my backyard was a graveyard for birds, chipmunks, and squirrels. I almost feel bad for them now....:oops:
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    I hit some 110-bounce and 130-bounce shots, and the score rolls over so that the final score isn't accurate... one minute, I'll have several million points, and the next, I'll have a few hundred thousand points.

    SPOILER ALERT:
    [HIDE]For the 130+ bounce shot, aim straight up, just to the right of the tree.[/HIDE]
     
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  4. AJ

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    Nice little game Freddie.

    All guns, besides those professionally in use are banned in the UK, that goes with knives over a certain lengh as well (if they arn't banned now, they soon will be).
     
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  5. Baba O'Riley

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    Americans and their guns.:rolleyes:
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Naughty!

    Those creatures are for *looking* at, not shooting at! :dry
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    If you can't shoot at a moving target, where's the challenge?!? :gun :snipersmi
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Shooting a bird or any other animal even a tiger, with a gun is not a challenge, it's a piece of pi$$. Shooting is so easy, it's hardly worth the effort of pulling the trigger - it's fundamentally wrong if an animal is the target.

    I won the first shooting competition I entered, much to the chagrin of the local sharpshooters. The targets were moving clay pigeons but the experience didn't light my fire - I haven't picked up a gun since. I simply cannot see the point.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    I was joking... to be honest, I don't get into either hunting or fishing. And being a US Army vet, I know how to shoot. Never got Expert, but I was once one shot away from it.

    Besides, if I ever shot an animal, my wife would leave me... she's a vegetarian.
     
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  10. fortch

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    Easy fellas! That was a long time ago, and I was but a wee lad with poor judgement.

    Nowadays, I'd rather go out and shoot with my compound -- AT TARGETS -- much more challenging. Bluerinse, you may be a natural, but I'll contend with the fact that shooting is easy. Shooting trap (seems to be what you tried) is easier than skeet, and nowhere near sporting clays.

    I didn't realize the UK gun laws were that strict. Seems some people are a bit sensitive to their nature, and I wonder how that's translated into the percentage of assault (with a firearm) charges? From what I've seen, certain areas go down, but a number of them actually go *up*.
     
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  11. Baba O'Riley

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    Gun crime is pretty minimal here Fortch. We just stab each other instead.:twisted:
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Ah, you were pulling my leg, thank goodness for that :biggrin
     
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  13. Bluerinse
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    No worries, I did some silly things as a kid too.

    As for challenging pastimes, I find golf to be a very tough game. Especially hard when there are kangaroos on the green.
     
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  14. Baba O'Riley

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    I'm fascinated that you didn't know that Fortch. Out of interest Fortch and our other American friends, do you realise that, in the Western world at least, America is more the exception than the norm in terms of legal gun ownership?
     
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  15. ffreeloader

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    Yeah, Europeans have all accepted much more restrictive forms of Socialist and/or Communist government than we have. That's also why countries like Britain have become so "Big Brother-like" when it comes to monitoring their citizens.

    We Americans have a history of individualism that goes right down to the very first European settlers. They came here so they could have freedom to worship, freedom to live, the way they chose. Not the way their king or government was choosing for them. That individualism was further fostered because if you couldn't take care of yourself in the woods, and against the Indians, you didn't survive for very long.

    I think it's a great legacy that has everything to do with why many Americans take their privacy and freedoms very seriously. Our forefathers started this nation to be free of governmental interference, and many of us have not forgotten those ideals and principles. We have made those ideas the very warp and woof of who we are as human beings, and I for one am proud of that heritage and the continuing adoption of those things by the upcoming generations, despite the brainwashing that goes on in the public school systems here.
     
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  16. Baba O'Riley

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    Hmm, I wasn't making a comment on the morality of owning guns, just simply asking if Americans realised they were pretty unique in the whole gun owning thing.

    The rest of your post raised a smile though Freddy, seeing as the European Parliament is dead set against the US Government's recent privacy invading schemes (airline passenger information databases and so on). You perceive Europe as becoming "Big-Brother like" (and I'm not saying it's not) but if you think America isn't then you're seriously kidding yourself.
     
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    I see those things and so do many others, and we are dead set against them. There are literally 10's of millions of Americans who do not, and never will, agree with the moves being made that are encroaching on our freedoms. That's one reason many Americans will never give up their guns as history shows us that the totalitarian regimes have always taken their citizens arms away before taking complete and total control.

    An armed citizenry is essential to maintain the freedom of the citizenry. That's one of history's lessons.
     
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  18. Mitzs
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    :ohmy You can't have a gun at all? Not even in the country? Not even a bb gun? What do you hunt with a sling shot? And I'm sorry Blue, but I'm not giving up my deer meat, squirrel stew, phesant soup, or fried rabbit for no man or law!:dry

    One last thing, me or mine don't have hunt for the thrill of a kill, it is a food source to us.
     
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  19. AJ

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    Nope no guns at all. As for the hunting for food thing, You've got to remember that certainly the UK does not have the wide open spaces that the US has and the wild game if quite rare.
     
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  20. hbroomhall

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    You can have a gun in the UK - but it has to be licensed, and that is *very* hard to get nowadays. Farmers are the most likely people to have them.

    Guns must also be kept in a very specific way and in cabinets specialy made for them.

    Gun clubs have had a very difficult time in finding anywhere to practise - not helped by the UK being basicaly overcrowded.

    There are moves afoot to ban even air-guns/rifles.

    As usual this is driven by particular cases where guns have been used in crimes. The controls are supposed to stop guns getting into the hands of criminals, but I think we all realize the likelyhood of that working!

    Harry.
     
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