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Just throwin it out there. Since guns are legal, should citizens be allowed to have access to weapons grade plutonium? Since handguns Automatic rifles etc are legal and serve a purpose in our society (I dont know what that purpose is) why not a little nuke for home security?

your thoughts......

Post #1   4/5/07 8:53:29PM   

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Once upon a time, there were these really smart guys who wrote this thing called a Constitution...look it up and while you are at it look up the Federalist Papers.

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That seems like a lame attempt at a loaded question.

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Posted by Jeffanori-Gomi

Since handguns Automatic rifles etc are legal and serve a purpose in our society (I dont know what that purpose is) why not a little nuke for home security?

your thoughts......



I'd say no because theres no way to deploy a weapon made from that material in a self-defense situation or in a militia situation. I'm all over private ownership of artillary though.

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Posted by Svartorm


I'd say no because theres no way to deploy a weapon made from that material in a self-defense situation or in a militia situation. I'm all over private ownership of artillary though.



You want people to own Howitzers and Mortars?

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citizens arent allowed to have automatic rifles....just military, police, etc.... first off what woul you do with the plutonium?! second where would you get the money for it?...

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I heard this was Fedor's favorite mid-afternoon snack... So I will say yes

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Since working with radioactivity is a common thing for me, I would say that given the dangers of handling radioactive plutonium (weapon's grade or not) it should not be allowed.

In fact, I don't get the concept of nukes (these days) in general.

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Nukes are insurance, they are a deterrent, not a realistic weapon.

If one country disarmed, they would become a target for those who had nukes to bully. If everyone disarmed at once maybe we could be nuke free, but it just wont ever happen.

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Posted by Mastodon2

Nukes are insurance, they are a deterrent, not a realistic weapon.

If one country disarmed, they would become a target for those who had nukes to bully. If everyone disarmed at once maybe we could be nuke free, but it just wont ever happen.




That's why I don't get the concept. If they aren't a realistic weapon, then how are they a deterrent?

I just don't see the logic in 2-way mass genocide (and large scale destruction) as a means of protection/leverage.

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Posted by Rush


Posted by Mastodon2

Nukes are insurance, they are a deterrent, not a realistic weapon.

If one country disarmed, they would become a target for those who had nukes to bully. If everyone disarmed at once maybe we could be nuke free, but it just wont ever happen.




That's why I don't get the concept. If they aren't a realistic weapon, then how are they a deterrent?

I just don't see the logic in 2-way mass genocide (and large scale destruction) as a means of protection/leverage.



The problem with it is the complete lack of logic... It's like a pandora's box type thing... Once it's opened it won't go away...

I guess the deterent comes from knowing that no matter what you'll probably be dead... Along with millions of other people, but the impression I get is the folks in position to make decisions such as using nuclear weapons seem to cherish their own lives much more than anything else...

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Posted by mkiv9secsupra

citizens arent allowed to have automatic rifles....just military, police, etc....



You can own them with a Class III licence in the US.

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I'd say no because theres no way to deploy a weapon made from that material in a self-defense situation or in a militia situation. I'm all over private ownership of artillary though.



You want people to own Howitzers and Mortars?



Yup. You can own certain field pieces from the civil war, but I think thats pretty well the extent of it. Howitzers are legal in Switzerland and Israel as well.

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is it possible to legally own hand grenades? By the way this thread is meant to spark light conversation, please don't flame me too bad I personally don't think anyone but the higher govt forces should have access to that kind of stuff, and Im an anti-gun kinda guy. Thats not to say that the majority of gun owners are responsible and safe with their firearms and only a few bad apples give the group a bad name.

But the same logical process can be applied to such issues as pot legalization and a handful of other heated topics.

just here to stir up the hornets nest

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