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Keyan Farlander
03-23-2001, 04:09 PM
As of yesterday, I can say that I have. And this wasn't like I was in the area for something else; someone nearly shot me on purpose. I shouldn't say exactly what happened, but I seriously almost got killed.

The reason I bring this up is that I now have a little experience most of you hopefully don't have, facing death that way, and I wanted to share something with you. If there's one thing I learned from this experience, it is this: be ready to die. I mean, this really came out of nowhere. I was having a fine time, just singing in the shower. 10 minutes later I was running through the woods being hunted. I thought I would be killed for sure, but I honestly felt completely ready to die as well. The main reason I felt that way is because I believe I have lived as God wants us to live. I have faith, and do good works, and go to church, and go to Confession. That last is what really gave me confidence, and so (this is mainly for my fellow Catholics, now), if you have not been to Confession in a while, go. Go often from now on. Be ready. If you're not Catholic, then make sure to faithfully live your religion and seek forgiveness for your sins however you do that. If you have no religion, then just be sure you really believe there is no kind of god anywhere. Be really sure. Also, make sure to tell your loved ones that you love them. You never know if you you'll get the chance again.

OK, enough of all this serious stuff http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif Now, I'm not one to toot my own horn, but I sit here alive today because of some seriously l33t ski11z. So, ph33r m3!!!!11 http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

milkshake
03-23-2001, 04:20 PM
Erm...Right.

Ever actually fired a gun?



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Keyan Farlander
03-23-2001, 04:21 PM
I have.

Admiral Zaarin
03-23-2001, 04:27 PM
Huh? This doesn't even sound like it would happen in N.I.. Who was trying to shoot you?

Keyan Farlander
03-23-2001, 04:31 PM
Like I said, I'd rather not say. That's not the point, though!

Admiral Zaarin
03-23-2001, 04:37 PM
NP. Hope you're OK, man.

Keyan Farlander
03-23-2001, 04:42 PM
No, nobody was hurt at all. He gave up once he realized there were a dozen state troopers on him.

Admiral Zaarin
03-23-2001, 04:48 PM
Good. We'll always be here for moral support if you need it.

edlib
03-23-2001, 04:59 PM
Dude! That really sucks! I hope there's no long term trauma for you. I know I don't know any of you all that well yet, but I can only say that I wish you the best. I sincerely mean that. You seem to have a healthy attitude and perspective on things, but still... I'm really sorry to hear this happened to you.

JR2000Z
03-23-2001, 05:16 PM
Keyan, youre in collage. You live in a dorm. You were taking a shower. How can you be shot?


Gee, I havent been to Reconcilliation in a while. Pope John Paul will have my head. God for that matter. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/redface.gif

Keyan Farlander
03-23-2001, 05:35 PM
This is my spring break, so I'm home, and not in the dorms. And it didn't happen while I was in the shower, it happened after I got out of the shower. And it actually didn't bother me that much, really. I was at the police station for about 4 hours, and then I just went home, watched Star Trek, and went to bed.

Nute Gunray
03-23-2001, 05:39 PM
dude..........


plus it's John Paul II...

JR2000Z
03-23-2001, 05:43 PM
Im surprised you knew that Nute. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif


Besides, Im sure I dont have to go to Confession because I dont do anything wrong. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Nute Gunray
03-23-2001, 06:08 PM
1) The name of the Pope is common knowledge, i think....i dunno
2) I'm Catholic
3) you have to go to confession (easier to spell no?) for that last post.

Jabba The Hunt
03-23-2001, 06:31 PM
im a christain - no dont ask what dinomination i am because im a christain (all people with a IQ above 6 should be able to work that out) anyway when someone asked me why they would want to believe in heaven i thought of this - if i die and im right then i got to heaven - if i die and im wrong i wont really care that much because I will be dead and wont be around to care - i someone that doesnt believe in God dies and they are right same thing they dont really care but if they are wrong they go to hell - and what do you lose out of having a religion i find it helps me a lot - the isnt my whole opinion i really do believe there is a God and this is just and example of how i try and explain it to other people

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Jem
03-23-2001, 06:42 PM
Keyan how many times have I told you not to buy drugs from PB !!! you'll always get in trouble if you do, that guy has bad relations in his druglord affairs...
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K_Kinnison
03-23-2001, 07:38 PM
I havn't almost been shot, but i have felt i was near death once.

This was before i became religious (Christian... just Christian) It was on the collage Campus in Madison. A group of "Gang" Type people (Numbering over 6) blocked me on the Sidewalk, and then decided to "rough" me up. Long story short, i was able to defend myself from a few, but then I ended up on in a Fetal ball on the groud with about 3-4 kicking me. At that point, I felt i was going to die. And i started a small wimper, just wanting to do more then i have in my life. I didn't want to die, but I was trying to accept it.

Now that I am Religious, I know of God's plan. And freely accept anything that happens to me as Gods will. For what better thing could i possible have, then an Eternal Life in Heavan. My Sinful body does not want to die, but My spirit is ready.

Just be glad taht a majority of people in this world dont have to face Death in the face to often. But If it does happen, God wants you to be test your faith, and prove to yourself that you are ready. After that, many things can be possible.

here is a quote: Heros, are jsut cowards that are too afraid to run

God Bless

Rogue 9
03-23-2001, 08:05 PM
I've nearly killed myself climbing a Rocks a few times, but somehow god keeps up with me and manages to divert all my falls into better LZ's, I've missed bashing my head on granite rocks by mere inches more times than I can count. and I won't start on my BMX accidents. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

Admiral Zaarin
03-23-2001, 08:16 PM
Thankfully I've never been in a situation like that. Maybe if I had, I would be religious in some way. I've just never liked the idea of an 'all powerful' being, controlling destiny, or anything like that. I like to believe that I make my own desicions and choose my own life, not have it chosen for me.

Rogue 9
03-23-2001, 08:30 PM
god doesn't control us, he has given us free will, but that doesn't mean he ignores our problems and he still helps us even if its out own stupid fault, I don't wish to have a flame war here so if someone wants to queitly discuss this I have no problem http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Admiral Zaarin
03-23-2001, 08:35 PM
Yeah, I've seen too many religion discussions on other forums disintigrate into flames and all-cap posts....

Psycho Tycho
03-23-2001, 08:48 PM
I have never shot a gun, or even got killed.

Rogue 9
03-23-2001, 08:50 PM
You have never shot a Gun?...*Sheeeesh*...whats our world coming to.

Admiral Zaarin
03-23-2001, 08:53 PM
I've never even seen a gun in real life, let alone fired one.

Psycho Tycho
03-23-2001, 08:58 PM
*Finds a gun, and fires at Rogue.*

You happy now?!

Admiral
03-23-2001, 09:29 PM
No you almost hit me.

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Psycho Tycho
03-23-2001, 09:31 PM
Oh, I'm sorry. Do you need a Band-Aid? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

JR2000Z
03-23-2001, 10:22 PM
I shot a rifle before.

milkshake
03-23-2001, 10:51 PM
I'm a VERY good shot with a rifle, 5.56 cabibre rounds I'm talking full on NATO stuff.

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Rogue 9
03-23-2001, 11:03 PM
you use the NATO Stuff, *So you admit europeans can't make a good gun http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif*

Nute Gunray
03-23-2001, 11:08 PM
Isn't H&K a German company?

Flying Beastie
03-23-2001, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by K_Kinnison:
(Numbering over 6)

So . . . 7? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Seriously though, Keyan; whoa!

As someone once said (Zaarin, upthread): we're here for moral support if ya need us.

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Rogue 9
03-24-2001, 12:04 AM
ok so a few of the good companies are over there, but they probably seel more to Americans than anyone else so there product lines have an American feel to them.

Psycho Tycho
03-24-2001, 12:07 AM
I've shot a gun. In Perfect Dark! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Rogue 9
03-24-2001, 02:26 AM
tych, just go to a range and use a .22 there fun and don't have a kick http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Darth Sceltor
03-24-2001, 02:45 AM
I've shot a .22 rifle, a .40 semiautomatic pistol, a .357 Magnum, a 20 Gague shotgun, and a BB Gun. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

rosencrantz
03-24-2001, 02:48 AM
i hate guns. a boy from my school held one to my head when i was in grade eight.

Admiral Zaarin
03-24-2001, 02:52 AM
I probably shouldn't say this, but US schools, from what I've heard of them, sound horribly violent. I've never heard of weapons in schools here.

edlib
03-24-2001, 03:04 AM
They can be. Seems to be getting worse, although I don't know if there's more violence overall, or that the severity of each attack is worse than in the past.

Nitro
03-24-2001, 03:14 AM
Yes, I have been shot at. About 2 years ago, I was out with my trusty bolt-action, single shot .22 rifle, 'patroling' the 90-odd acres of forest I own (well, technically, it's my dad's, but I get it when he kicks the bucket) when something wizzed by my head. Instinct made me drop to the ground, and a second round embedded itself into the tree behind me... I just lay there, looking through my scope trying to see the guy. I spotted him, and put a round into a tree a few feet behind him to scare him off. He just started running. Turns out, he was an escaped convict running to the states from Dorchester Penitentiary. The cops caught him later that day, and it was later confirmed the bullets lodged in the tree behind me were from the gun they found on him.

What's scary to me is that throughout the whole thing, I was more exited then scared... But what worries me is that I know would have shot the guy if he'd fired at me again. That's something I don't want to live with.

Rogue 9
03-24-2001, 03:26 AM
people are the problem not the guns themselves, though in your position I probably wouldn't like them either. everyone is entitled to there own opinion http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif
Originally posted by rosencrantz:
i hate guns. a boy from my school held one to my head when i was in grade eight.

Jabba The Hunt
03-24-2001, 06:02 AM
ive killed 19107 people in Perfect Dark - mainly Milkshake

Psycho Tycho how many kills u had and whats your ranking im 8:deadly

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Rogue 9
03-24-2001, 06:09 AM
why do you always pick on milky http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

Originally posted by Jabba The Hunt:
ive killed 19107 people in Perfect Dark - mainly Milkshake

Psycho Tycho how many kills u had and whats your ranking im 8:deadly

Redwing
03-24-2001, 07:40 AM
Originally posted by Jabba The Hunt:
im a christain - no dont ask what dinomination i am because im a christain (all people with a IQ above 6 should be able to work that out) anyway when someone asked me why they would want to believe in heaven i thought of this - if i die and im right then i got to heaven - if i die and im wrong i wont really care that much because I will be dead and wont be around to care - i someone that doesnt believe in God dies and they are right same thing they dont really care but if they are wrong they go to hell - and what do you lose out of having a religion i find it helps me a lot - the isnt my whole opinion i really do believe there is a God and this is just and example of how i try and explain it to other people



**agree**
**and also agree with Nine, no flame wars**

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Jabba The Hunt
03-24-2001, 08:07 AM
yeah i dont want any flame wars either

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Ham Yoyo
03-24-2001, 09:13 AM
Was this in real life or in XWA? Was there a dozen state troopers or a dozen stormtroopers?

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Jem
03-24-2001, 01:21 PM
I have already almost been shot, had a gun pointed at my head and the barrel touching it, close to my ear...

It all happened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I was just a baby, 13 days old and brought home from the hospital a couple of days ago (9). Well dressed people needed to use the phone and my father who is a very nice and polite man let them in the appartment, they were burglars. That's when they ripped the phone put the gun on my head and demanded everything of value. Meanwhile my sisters were going crazy, my brother sleeping in the bed next to me (and stayed asleep) and I also was napping... My parents of course gave them everything so I didn't get shot...

Can you guys imagine how my parents had to be worried sick?? mus be very disturbing to see your baby in that situation...

Psycho Tycho
03-24-2001, 01:52 PM
Hunt, I killed only 3000 or so, and I'm 13- Special Agent. I'm that because I just started a month ago.

milkshake
03-24-2001, 02:16 PM
H&K is german, but owned by British Aerospace

Jabba The Hunt
03-24-2001, 05:11 PM
thats not bad for months worth of playing - how much have u been playing it?

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Admiral
03-24-2001, 08:34 PM
Am I the only one that has avoided a gun being shot at him or pointed at him? I with Rosie I don't like guns, I like swords instead.

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milkshake
03-24-2001, 09:27 PM
Swords, gunz, both kill

JR2000Z
03-24-2001, 10:35 PM
Feathers too.

Ham Yoyo
03-25-2001, 06:20 AM
I like blasters and lightsabers.

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Rogue 9
03-25-2001, 06:43 AM
heres a well known quote, "Guns don't kill people, People Killl People."

milkshake
03-25-2001, 11:03 AM
True, true.

Innror
03-25-2001, 11:07 AM
Guns make it a bit easier to kill though.

Nute Gunray
03-25-2001, 02:18 PM
Out of all the possible things to be killed with, a gun is least likely. You're more likely to be murdered with a screwdriver than anything else.

Psycho Tycho
03-25-2001, 02:47 PM
Or a hammer.

milkshake
03-25-2001, 06:12 PM
Or a fork.

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Psycho Tycho
03-25-2001, 06:17 PM
Or a spoon.

Flying Beastie
03-25-2001, 07:25 PM
<small>Woohoo, I got here first!</small>

<FONT SIZE = "5">SPOOOOOOON!!!</FONT>

I also dislike guns. I feel the same way about guns that Col. Treize feels about Mobile Dolls.

I don't appreciate killing, but if you have to kill someone, you should do them the honour of looking them in the eye first.

Guns make things too easy (and yes, I realize how much training is required to use a gun properly, thay's not what I mean). If you're not prepared to look into someone's face and see the life ebbing from them, then you have no right to hold a weapon.

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Conor
03-25-2001, 08:22 PM
I like guns.

I've never fired a handgun yet, but there is a shooting range in West Edmonton Mall that I want to go to and shoot all kinds of them.

Of course, I like swords more. This summer I've probably going to get some big-ass claymore or something to hang on my wall.

What can I say? Weapons rock. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Admiral
03-25-2001, 08:37 PM
I have an early claymore. At the moment I am the prode owner of 6 swords all of the beauties. Soon I might by a spiked flail or a roman gladius. Not sure which one though.

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Rogue 9
03-25-2001, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by Conor:

What can I say? Weapons rock. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

da, I agree with you Comrade http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Taarkin
03-25-2001, 10:04 PM
I've had a syringe stuck to my neck when I was mugged once.

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Nute Gunray
03-25-2001, 10:06 PM
if i was going to kill someone, i'd probably wind up doing it with my keys...how peculiar
the key to my car is REALLY LONG AND POINTY...RIGHT IN THE NECK.

Rogue 9
03-25-2001, 10:16 PM
The Car is a very common weapon, so by extension so are Car keys.

K_Kinnison
03-25-2001, 11:09 PM
how about killing a person.. lets say Americas Vice President **** Cheaney... with a car horn

Rogue 9
03-25-2001, 11:19 PM
heh, some of us are republicans here let's not tstart with the political debates

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Nute Gunray
03-26-2001, 12:24 AM
I don't see that as a "political" thing at all. A famous man with a heart problem being startled and that possibly leading to his demise is amusing in a twisted sort of way.

ps, i VOTED for him http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Rogue 9
03-26-2001, 02:36 AM
jus' towing the party line, maybe trawling for converts http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Fondas
03-27-2001, 04:21 AM
Yes, I've been almost shot once !

While I was in the Army, I was serving as a lieutenant. During a shooting drill, I was the training officer. One of the newbies suddenly turned his riffle towards me ,shouting "it jammed !" My reflexes worked quite well as I moved my head rapidly to the left, just as the jammed riffle fired !

The bullet passed a few inches past my ear !

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K_Kinnison
03-27-2001, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by Fondas:
Yes, I've been almost shot once !

While I was in the Army, I was serving as a lieutenant. During a shooting drill, I was the training officer. One of the newbies suddenly turned his riffle towards me ,shouting "it jammed !" My reflexes worked quite well as I moved my head rapidly to the left, just as the jammed riffle fired !

would have hated to have been the Trainee doing the carpet dance while you ripped him a new cornshoot

Poor Bastard
03-27-2001, 02:12 PM
My dad took me to a shooting range for the first time when I was 11... Shooting is good fun!

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JR2000Z
03-27-2001, 08:57 PM
Especially when you use a real gun.