ib_thinkin: Oh, is this the thread where we mistake anecdotes for statistical data because it's ideologically convenient? Cool I love those.
Frank N Stein: No, this is the thread where we get righteous indignation at 7:44am on a website that features a squirrel with large nuts.
ib_thinkin: Frank N Stein: No, this is the thread where we get righteous indignation at 7:44am on a website that features a squirrel with large nuts.My mistake; it's 9PM here.
Frank N Stein: Pshh. Commie timezone.
jehovahs witness protection: Long bows are considered to be artillery.
dittybopper: jehovahs witness protection: Long bows are considered to be artillery.Actually, longbows were the "assault weapons" of their day.
Frank N Stein: [i47.tinypic.com image 685x600]
Recoil Therapy: In that case the sword would be a more accurate comparison.
Recoil Therapy: Normally I'd come down on your side by default (jwp too for that matter...), but here I think I'm going to have to agree with the 'artillery' side. Most any picture, description, movie, etc that you see of a middle ages battle has the bowmen standing behind the infantry lobbing masses of arrows in a high arc into the other side's line. More indirect fire than face to face infantry fighting where an assault rifle would be used. In that case the sword would be a more accurate comparison.
stevie1der: Wayne LaPierre is somewhere masturbating furiously to this story.
dittybopper: Well, I'm going to have to disagree with you for a number of reasons.... BBOIT (big block of interesting text) .... If you are interested in the subject, there is no better source for it than The Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge.
LasersHurt: Nothing is perfect, so never do anything!
Captain Meatsack: Again, we are focusing on the longbow when the majority of medievel alley assaults used the smaller and easier to conceal dagger. But since the law says it's ok to carry daggers let's all just focus on restriciting the scary-looking military assault longbow.\amidoinitrite?
AmazinTim: [www.tokeofthetown.com image 400x350]Imagine being killed by a bow and arrow, that would suck. An arrow killed you?: They would never solve the crime. "Look at that dead guy... let's go that way."
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