Posted by The Natural Philosopher on October 20, 2007, 12:59 am
Arnold Walker wrote:
Poison is chancy: You have to make sure someone eats it, and crossbows
are one shot weapons with a long reload time.
Posted by Dave Plowman (News) on October 19, 2007, 11:26 pm
Eh? I take it you never do anything in the kitchen? I have half a dozen or
so knives that could kill easily - and I'm one of the most amateurish of
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Posted by Eeyore on October 20, 2007, 4:01 am
"Dave Plowman (News)" wrote:
I have only one knife that could perhaps do that. Lots of kitchen knive designs
are not ideally shaped for murder. That may even be intentional.
Posted by Jim on October 20, 2007, 12:47 am
he must be a quadriplegic too; no hands to strangle with...
Posted by Steve Firth on October 19, 2007, 6:55 pm
The Vermon murder rate (1.5/100,000) is exactly the same as in the UK.
Yet in Vermont citizens don't even need a permit to carry a concealed
For violent crime the figures are truly shocking.
UK - 2300 per 100,000
Vermont - 119.7 per 100,000
The US murder rate as a whole is BTW four times the UK average. So it's
misleading to simply compare the number of people killed with guns in
each country. The evidence suggests that in the UK people simply pick up
something else to kill people with, and there's no hard evidence that
lack of legal guns is protecting citizens. Indeed the Vermont data
suggests that guns protect US citizens from criminals to a significant
"An armed society is a polite society" certainly seems to work in