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« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 07:01:34 AM by rangerrebew »
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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 07:33:03 AM »
Any openings for guillotine operators?

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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 04:04:22 PM »
besides which, even if the deepest darkest conspiracy theories were true, what would the gov't need with guillotines when bullets are so much more effective, and less messy.

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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 04:10:54 PM »
Theater. Executions are always big crowd pullers.

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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 04:15:48 PM »
Theater. Executions are always big crowd pullers.

"If something is worth doing, it is worth over doing" - Freddie Mercury. A guy who knew a bit about theatrics  :laugh:

use hollow point rounds; they're "splashy" enough

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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 04:31:34 PM »
Nah - you have to appeal to the pay-per-view audience. Why would they shell out cash to watch when they can go on Netflix and grab a movie or a game with better production values.

You could automate the rifle, I suppose. Tie it in to the internet and let one lucky person pull the trigger remotely.
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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 04:59:57 PM »
use hollow point rounds; they're "splashy" enough

No way.  Nothing beats lopping off a head and watching the eyes blink at you for the few seconds it takes for the brain to drain of blood and pass out.  Listen to the Brit....they know all about things like this.....

Imagine the instant replays....

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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 05:13:34 PM »
No way.  Nothing beats lopping off a head and watching the eyes blink at you for the few seconds it takes for the brain to drain of blood and pass out.  Listen to the Brit....they know all about things like this.....

Imagine the instant replays....

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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2014, 05:16:04 PM »
No way.  Nothing beats lopping off a head and watching the eyes blink at you for the few seconds it takes for the brain to drain of blood and pass out.  Listen to the Brit....they know all about things like this.....

Imagine the instant replays....

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I suppose that's why they called 'em the redcoats

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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2014, 05:22:52 PM »
I suppose that's why they called 'em the redcoats

The Boers sure did.  Those boys were all raised hunting big game, and they sat up in the hills making those Red Coats even redder and teaching the British a thing or two about the rifle versus the musket....


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Re: Why did the U.S. Government recently purchase 30,000 guillotines?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2014, 05:24:00 PM »
I suppose that's why they called 'em the redcoats

Ah - the Boers taught us the error of our ways on that point. While it was convenient to have a coat that didn't show the blood stains (soap was a luxury) it was slightly less convenient to be visible a mile away to people who were crack shots at both moving and stationary targets. Different form of warfare.

BDUs are less pleasing to the eye and have their own problems though.
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