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Message started by Kold on Aug 9th, 2005 at 8:07am

Title: What would you do?
Post by Kold on Aug 9th, 2005 at 8:07am
If you saw a person running down the street with a loaf of bread and some one else running after them screaming"stop that theif" and you had your sling or some other weapon ready to use at that moment, would you, not knowing that persons reasoning, stop them?

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Naiyor on Aug 9th, 2005 at 8:44am
sling a salt flour glande at him and enjoy the irony...actually I 'm not sure what I would do

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by tint on Aug 9th, 2005 at 9:56am
I once saw a similar incident.........
It was at school and a student was screaming "Thief!" at another. †A teacher ran and caught the kid to find out that they were filming for their drama class.......

No, I don't think I'd use my sling unless I know what's going on for sure. †Besides, I am not accurate enough to do anything with it anyway. †I might end up hitting the wrong guy! ;D

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Douglas_The_Black on Aug 9th, 2005 at 10:30am
i would not use my sling, could kill the guy, and that would be   no good for you. If i was close and he was a little guy i might try to get ahold of him but more then likely i would not even bother. If he is carrying something like bread anything i do will smash the bread making it so the guy cant sell it anyway.

Now this is with a normal guy, if it was a kid who was just taking becase he can i would stop him at any cost. I dont have a problem with people taking stuff as long as they need it. Like food or something but taking when you dont need is something else.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Matt_C on Aug 9th, 2005 at 11:47am
Not really my place to get involved, it is just not that much of a loss. A loaf of bread? Pfft.
Now if someone just ran into a music store and stole an expensive guitar on a rack, I'd run after them, but only because I am friends with the store owner.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Zorrro on Aug 10th, 2005 at 12:44pm
sling is a serious weapon... better live and let live wether if it's a bread loaf or a million $ diamond... i'd better let the cops earn their pay

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Douglas_The_Black on Aug 10th, 2005 at 1:51pm
and think...Ya i was trying to be a good guy and stop the mugger with my sling. but i missed and hit the 3,000$ window he was running infront of..any one care to give me a loan?

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Matt_C on Aug 12th, 2005 at 7:06am
Now if someone was physically attacking another person, that's a different story altogether.
I was reading that the reason most people can't harm monsters in nightmares is because of social-programming to see violence as totally wrong.
I guess this same thing stops most people from actually helping others when witnessing them being physically assaulted in any way.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by curious_aardvark on Aug 27th, 2005 at 9:57am
for a 20 p loaf of bread ? Get real :-)
Now if they were carrying somebody elses handbag (pocket book for you yanks) then yeah sure I'd stop them. But with a sling ? on a street ?
1) where am  I getting my stones from ? (I do always carry a sling so that's not a problem but I don't have any ammo)
2) why do I want to kill this person ???
3) what's wrong with sticking your foot out and tripping them up ?
4) by the time I've got my sling out, found some ammo and fired they'll be out of effective accurate range and I'll probably take out a car or bus windscreen, cause it to crash and kill/injure lots of people.

The moral of this tale is very simple.
Do Not Use Slings in built up areas :-)

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Smudge on Aug 29th, 2005 at 12:09am
I would use my gridiron football training and take that sucker out ;D.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Eudave on Jun 30th, 2019 at 3:52pm
I am Fourteen years out of date but remember , that person needing a loaf of bread may be you
and your children the next time around

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Morphy on Jun 30th, 2019 at 4:50pm
Kind of makes me that wonder if anyone would consider slinging at a guy for stealing a loaf of bread? That better be some GOOD bread. haha...

Answer is no. Just..no.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Rat Man on Jul 1st, 2019 at 4:36pm
† No, I wouldn't. Someone desperate enough to steal a loaf of bread must REALLY need it.† I'd probably trip the guy doing the chasing.
† †Now if it was a slightly different scenario like a purse snatcher running off with a woman's handbag I might take a shot at him.† Then I'd quickly disappear because here in America no good deed goes unpunished.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by JudoP on Jul 1st, 2019 at 5:20pm
I'd sling aiming to hit the bread out of the thieves hands- miss horribly, crack a windshield somewhere and cause a 12 car collision.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by walter on Jul 1st, 2019 at 6:03pm
because here in America no good deed goes unpunished. LOL ain't it the truth!

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:58am
Thatís an easy one...  Using something that is potentially lethal is not proportional to the crime of stealing bread. There is zero moral justification. If you sling a beanbag... maybe, but itís still not a good idea. You are responsible for your ammunition no matter where it lands.  Youíd better know your target and what is behind him. 

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 6:03am
But how many law abiding, gun carrying americans would shoot the bread guy ?
Probably more than you'd think.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Rat Man on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:38pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 6:03am:
But how many law abiding, gun carrying americans would shoot the bread guy ?
Probably more than you'd think.

Sad but true. Particularly if he was Black.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Rat Man on Jul 5th, 2019 at 11:05am

JudoP wrote on Jul 1st, 2019 at 5:20pm:
I'd sling aiming to hit the bread out of the thieves hands- miss horribly, crack a windshield somewhere and cause a 12 car collision.

   This is the most realistic answer.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by Jauke on Jul 8th, 2019 at 2:51pm
Im a decent slinger, when I am on my own...

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 12th, 2019 at 11:57pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 6:03am:
But how many law abiding, gun carrying americans would shoot the bread guy ?
Probably more than you'd think.


Unfortunately for you Brits, the only folks carrying guns are not law abiding, and a sling is about all you could defend yourself with! Here in the States, even though guns are more common, it is still illegal to shoot someone who does not pose an immediate threat. By definition this would mean that anyone who shoots the bread thief is no longer law-abiding unless the thief was threatening someone.

Title: Re: What would you do?
Post by perpetualstudent on Jul 13th, 2019 at 7:38am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 6:03am:
But how many law abiding, gun carrying americans would shoot the bread guy ?
Probably more than you'd think.

And probably far fewer than you brits think  ;D


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