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CarmenOfSandiego [S] 14 points ago +14 / -0

"Guns are bad!"

/takes away all the guns

/criminals do other things

:shockedpikachu:

First off, banning something doesn't stop those who are motivated enough in the first place. So banning guns doesn't mean criminals will suddenly stop using them. It does however mean the general population is now no longer armed in a sufficient way to defend themselves.

Second, even without guns "life uh, finds a way" and something else will be used instead. The advantage of guns is they are easier to use to accomplish a task since they are ranged and precise when compared to more basic options of throwing rocks in a similar way as to why crossbows are better than actual bows and arrows. You give a grunt an xbow and all they really need to do it point and shoot. Archery is not only more difficult logistically but also physically and long term usage fucks up your spine like scoliosis on a speedrun. So even without guns it just means the tools used will be melee ones such as knives, bike locks, trucks of peace, skateboards, and cars which kidnap people.

Third, even without those tools there are still sticks and stones, or even just the floor. They can and will do a lot more than just break some bones if used in certain ways and the point of all this is that when you have someone motivated enough to want to cause injury/death then it doesn't matter if they have access to particular tools/weapons.

Fourth, 'whodunnit?' It's London. It's the single most "diverse" city in the UK and also one of the most frequent locations to crop up regarding knife attacks and other adjacent "incidents". Totally unrelated depending on which people you ask, however. Any claims or queries made otherwise will get you tarnished with the wacism brush and we all know being labelled a racist is the worst thing that can ever happen so it's better to just let the stabbings, murders, rapes, and riots continue.

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Six_z3r0 9 points ago +9 / -0

Just part and parcel of living in a big city. Stiff upper lip and all that, eh chaps?

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SoctaticMethod1 5 points ago +5 / -0

The only way to combat this is the right to carry swords, it's the best equaliser against knife crime given the range and power multiplier of such a tool

(Plus good luck with guns but swords thanks to heraldry and coats of arms might be a more go to first pick, then we can go guns on the tech tree)

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APDSmith 7 points ago +7 / -0

I believe the fashionable response in London lately is to use the tusk of a narwhal.

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CarmenOfSandiego [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

then we can go guns on the tech tree

There are some civ games like Civ 5 which have weird tech "loophole" of sorts that mean you can make machine guns while skipping earlier techs for rifles.

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WhoIsThatMaskedMan 3 points ago +3 / -0

I once played a game of Civ where I tried to see how much primitive tech I could skip while researching things that conceptually would require them. If memory serves, my civilization discovered electricity before the wheel.

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MargarineMongoose 4 points ago +4 / -0

I predict that one way or another this will end with ethnic cleansing at some point in the next couple centuries.

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Assassin47 2 points ago +2 / -0

Mass killings or forced relocation? And will it be the Anglos or the BIPOCs? Place your bets!

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MargarineMongoose 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have no idea which way it's gonna swing, but if I had to guess I'd say it'll be forced relocation if the Anglos are the ones doing it and mass killings if the brown hordes take the initiative. Although I could also see whitey snapping and going full scorched earth and rivers of blood, but that's probably a couple generations out yet.

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realerfunction 4 points ago +4 / -0

foreign city run by a foreigner

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Unknownsailor 3 points ago +3 / -0

Britain has all but extinguished the right of self defense, even what would be an obvious no bill here lands the defender in court there.

The best of Britain died on the battlefields of WW1, WW2 killed off the rest.

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TheImpossible1 -4 points ago +1 / -5

Every part of me wants to say something about Saint Challen, the UK feminist idol, and her inventive use of a hammer.

I just can't think of one that doesn't violate Rule 2 or Rule 16.