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Shoot Everyone

For educational purposes only!
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Today I happened to overhear someone talking on the phone to someone else who apparently was training for guard duty of some sort. Apparently the training includes getting shot with a few different weapons, such as a Taser.

Why? Most likely it is to make sure that the future guard knows how much it will HURT, if the guard ever shoots someone. Such knowledge may help the future guard from being too eager to shoot.

Well, over here in the USA we appear to have a problem with people who are unaware of the pain they cause when they go on a random shooting spree. Obviously this needs to be corrected! But since we don't know who are more likely than others, to go on a random shooting spree, the only fair thing to do is to Shoot Everyone.

Vernon, Mar 11 2016

8-Year-Old Accidentally Exercises Second Amendment Rights http://www.theonion...econd-amendment-725
from The Onion (not actually a real news story) [Loris, Mar 14 2016]

Uzi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzi
"designed by Major Uziel Gal" [8th of 7, Mar 14 2016]


       Lock and load ! [+]
8th of 7, Mar 11 2016

       I thought that process was already underway.
xenzag, Mar 11 2016

       I see two problems with this.   

       1. I remember an interview with someone wounded in the Bataclan attack, who said that a round from an assault rifle in the buttock really didn't hurt that much - no more than a smack.   

       2. I doubt that the problem with random shooting-spree people is a cognitive one. I suspect that they intend to hurt, and know that they are doing so. I know it's dangerous to generalise, but I suspect that the problem is more of a moral and political one.
pertinax, Mar 11 2016

       Yeah, but at least it's not in other:general.
normzone, Mar 11 2016

       I suspect that "training" includes a fair amount of "hazing", a practice much loved by people employed in fields where hurting other people is part of the job. Probably the getting hurt / gassed / etc is just part of this.   

       Maybe the idea should be "Haze Everyone".   

       Or does middle school already accomplish this?
bungston, Mar 11 2016

       Surely this is [marked-for-deletion] for some reason or other? Ha-ha cruelty?
RayfordSteele, Mar 11 2016

       No, m-f-d disputed.   

       It's a perfectly legitimate idea to suggest that users should be required to experience personally the effects of low-lethality wepons systems like tasers, pepper spray and baton rounds, just to find out hw much these things actually hurt (and they do).
8th of 7, Mar 11 2016

       Very amused to hear on the news that an American lady who had posted on Facebook that her right to protect her baby entitled her to carry a gun, was recently shot in the back by her toddler who was playing with said gun in the back of her car.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 11 2016

       Yeah, that was sad. As a childless-by-choice sort, my firearms practices vary from those with children, and on the rare occasion that a child visits the firearms are stored accordingly.   

       As for the MFD, doesn't this qualify as "let's all" ?
normzone, Mar 11 2016

       I'm not sure, but I believe bullets are more leady.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 11 2016

       [normzone], how does "Let NOT all get an education" sound to you?
Vernon, Mar 13 2016

       Sounds Darwinian to us ...
8th of 7, Mar 13 2016

       What is it about "shooting", "crime", and "shopping" that makes them the only things that are ever followed by the word "spree"?
hippo, Mar 14 2016

       //What is it about "shooting", "crime", and "shopping" that makes them the only things that are ever followed by the word "spree"?//   

       I was thinking about this myself recently. There are quite a few words in English which are retained in vestigial form - for example only as part of a phrase. "Spree" isn't quite at that point yet, but it's close[1].
There is a band called "Polyphonic spree".

       At the risk of getting drawn in to a religious armament war[2], a satirical link for Max.   

       [1] Perhaps there should be an "endangered list" for words.
[2] this is a reverse acronym.
Loris, Mar 14 2016

       When I'm out on a quiet spree
fighting vainly the old ennui
Then suddenly I point my uzi
at your fabulous face
calum, Mar 14 2016

       // uzi //   

       Sp. "Uzi" or "UZI"   

8th of 7, Mar 14 2016


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