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Posted: 1/30/2006 6:00:21 PM EDT
Should duels be a legal way of dispute resolution?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:00:59 PM EDT
Why not?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:03:11 PM EDT
Absolutely. I think its the highest form of settling an argument. Granted, there should be strict rules set out for dueling as there was in past times, but I'm all for it. It might make people think twice before opening their big trap and talking shit to someone if they knew they could end up pacing off 10.....
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:04:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:04:10 PM EDT
As long as you follow the rules, yes.


•The challenged party had the selection of weapons

•The first insult required the first apology

•Once both participants had arrived at the dueling ground, no apologies were accepted until there had been an exchange of shots

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:05:02 PM EDT
+1 to reduction of shit talking. I'd have to work on my draw, and all USPSA members would need a secret handshake.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:05:20 PM EDT
Didn't we just do this?

Oh wait... Search Function...



Yep. We did.

ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=426457
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:05:20 PM EDT
yes
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:05:59 PM EDT
As long as you follow the rules, yes.


•The challenged party had the selection of weapons

•The first insult required the first apology

•Once both participants had arrived at the dueling ground, no apologies were accepted until there had been an exchange of shots

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:07:10 PM EDT
How about if we bring back the inquisitions and slavery too?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:07:15 PM EDT
Fine with me.

All the people that i would duel are bad shots.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:08:19 PM EDT
Deja-vu.

That other thread was like 10 days ago.

I am losing my mind.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:08:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
yes



The sad thing is, I think you're serious!
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:09:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
How about if we bring back the inquisitions and slavery too?



how is that even remotely the same thing?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:09:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
How about if we bring back the inquisitions and slavery too?



Dueling involves two consenting adults. If not, then it is 'murder' or 'aggravated assault', not 'dueling'.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:09:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
How about if we bring back the inquisitions and slavery too?



Well, we have the war and illegals running sex slave rings.

I think a better question should be, shouldnt we bring back dueling too?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:11:28 PM EDT
Yes. The number of members on the board would be cut in half in six months and maybe it would run faster.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:12:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
How about if we bring back the inquisitions and slavery too?



how is that even remotely the same thing?



Not everything from the days of yore were good, and dueling is one of the things that is not.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:14:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
How about if we bring back the inquisitions and slavery too?



Dueling involves two consenting adults. If not, then it is 'murder' or 'aggravated assault', not 'dueling'.



Let me guess...

bans on dueling are unwarranted governmental infringements on people's rights. Is that it?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:14:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
Yes. The number of members on the board would be cut in half in six months and maybe it would run faster.



lol
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:17:33 PM EDT
I would have to have one hell of a lot of hate built up in me to agree to a duel...don't think I have it in me.

That being said, if it were legalized I think the weapons of choice should be limited to blackpowder flintlock pistols. Other than tradition, I can't come up with a good reason. Perhaps so that the injured would have a better chance of surviving. I dunno...just thinking off the cuff here.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:19:39 PM EDT
Deuling is alraedy a common occurance, ever been to a nightclub around 1 am? Swordfights all over the place!!


Originally Posted By motown_steve:
How about if we bring back the inquisitions and slavery too?



I am all up for some slavery !!! get me a few hot chicas, feed em well, give em shelter and FU&^^ the Crap out of em'
Hell I d be like Mr. G. Washington , and Mr. B Franklin. Woot Woot!
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:23:49 PM EDT
IBTL.
Post count
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:24:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:
I am all up for some slavery !!! get me a few hot chicas, feed em well, give em shelter and FU&^^ the Crap out of em'
Hell I d be like Mr. G. Washington , and Mr. B Franklin. Woot Woot!



...and it would rub the lotion on its skin.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:25:20 PM EDT
Yes. When Heinlein said "an armed society is a polite society" I think that is partially what he had in mind.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:27:14 PM EDT
Duelling, in the past, was a way to save honor by showing that you believed your word to be as valuable as your life. A man's word or "honor" isn't weighed very heavily these days; duelling should be legal, but to duel would be a waste.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:29:37 PM EDT
Dueling would certainly thin down the heard in a quicker fashion than "drive-bys".

It would also cause many a wise person to keep their tongues in check and their trouser snake in their pants more than seems to be the current manner.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:30:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Let me guess...

bans on dueling are unwarranted governmental infringements on people's rights. Is that it?



I was just responding to your stupid comparison of dueling to slavery. Don't read into it too much.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:31:56 PM EDT
Only single shot pistols should be allowed. Pretty much pointless to duel with anytihng else
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:38:34 PM EDT
As I have said before when this topic has come up: no.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:27:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
I would have to have one hell of a lot of hate built up in me to agree to a duel...don't think I have it in me.

That being said, if it were legalized I think the weapons of choice should be limited to blackpowder flintlock pistols. Other than tradition, I can't come up with a good reason. Perhaps so that the injured would have a better chance of surviving. I dunno...just thinking off the cuff here.



Dunno how survivable a hit from one of those mini cannonballs is.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:40:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheSneak:

Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
I would have to have one hell of a lot of hate built up in me to agree to a duel...don't think I have it in me.

That being said, if it were legalized I think the weapons of choice should be limited to blackpowder flintlock pistols. Other than tradition, I can't come up with a good reason. Perhaps so that the injured would have a better chance of surviving. I dunno...just thinking off the cuff here.



Dunno how survivable a hit from one of those mini cannonballs is.



With body armor, very survivable. The win would go to the best head shooter.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:35:45 AM EDT
Swords only

fight to first blood or death

Both parties sign a waiver

Sure why not
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:37:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
How about if we bring back the inquisitions and slavery too?



That all depends on who we can burn and who we can enslave....
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