Colorado Man Arrested After Challenging Daughter To A 'Duel': Sheriff

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    well this is pretty crazy. too bad she missed.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dad-jailed-after-duel-challenge_us_57543acee4b0ed593f14b2f5
     
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    Maybe this particular redneck wasn't very well versed in the classic literature.
     
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    people would be more civilized if we had duels.
     
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    That is a quote from Alexander Hamilton, yes?



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    I don't know who that is, but he makes sense :p
     
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    Hamilton was killed in a duel by the VP I'm not so sure he thought fondly of them
     
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    Probably did, right up until the moment that Aaron Burr shot him.
     
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    He did pretty good for himself though from clerk in the Caribbean to creating our financial system and being one of the most influential people of his day.
     
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    That would give one duelist an unfair advantage (sun at back). A proper duel occurs at exactly 12:00pm (High noon).

    Similar to a quote from Robert Heinlein's Beyond This Horizon. “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” It's a story about a utopia with no wars, no police.
     
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    He's the guy on our $10 bill. Got shot by Aaron Burr in a duel. :p
     
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    Which makes his death that much more tragic.
     
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    Yeah, a utopia where if you don't hold the door for someone, you die. Sounds wonderful!

    And the subject of an extremely popular Broadway musical!
     
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    Heinlein spoke of the positives of an armed society, while ignoring the negatives. An armed society may very well be more polite for the very reasons he stated, but it's also one held hostage by the whims and temperaments of its citizens.

    While you can't say we're universally armed, ours is a society armed well enough that you never know who is or isn't carrying at any given moment. On a guesstimation, I'd say you have about a 30% chance of running across someone with a gun in any given moment. Yet despite this very real risk, we still have hundreds of road rage incidents on a daily basis.

    See, someone who's gotten angry in the heat of the moment probably won't spend much time considering the consequences of their actions. And if they're angry AND stupid? Oh hell, yall. All kinds of dumb, pointless things are gonna happen.
     
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    TODAY we have morons asking for safe spaces from words........................
     
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    Now imagine if they could shoot you if you offended them too much. All it takes is one particularly shrill person, and...

    I don't have a problem with guns, nor do I have any issues with some people carrying them around. But arming everyone? That's just asking for trouble.
     
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    1 simple, shoot if you think they will be offended, strike first my friend :D

    2. see 1.
     
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    That's a world I DO NOT want to live in.

    "HE WUZ GETTIN ALL ANTSY LIKE AN HAD A WEIRD LOOK IN HIS EYES, SO I SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD JUST TO BE SURE HE WOULDN'T REAR UP ON ME! THEN I SHOT HIS KID TO PREVENT ANY REVENGE KILLINS LATER!"

    ...it'd be a world where society is ruled by the whims and temperaments of its citizens.
     
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    People get uptight about a joke, jeez, this was the one opportunity for this daughter to release her and her mother from her fathers crazy ways.
     
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    the only way to settle our disagreements is by duel.................:mad:
     
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    Are you gonna wear that hat I gave you?
     
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    and the cape.......but not the stiletto heels, those kill my balance giving you an edge ..........
     
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    Then use dueling swords. Nobody gets killed and chicks swoon over guys with dueling scars.
     

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