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Jitro
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06 Nov 2012, 4:17 am

Why did someone ever invent guns?



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06 Nov 2012, 4:34 am

they work better than swords or bow and arrows



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06 Nov 2012, 4:42 am

Because others had swords.


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06 Nov 2012, 5:02 am

The same reason that drives all innovations; problems that needed solving.


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06 Nov 2012, 5:56 am

Because a gun is a major advantage over a bow.



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06 Nov 2012, 6:57 am

Ever try chasing down a deer with Bowie knife?



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06 Nov 2012, 10:04 am

In the county above me they offer wild hog hunts,one of your options is to only use a knife.I don't know if anyone actually did one.I've seen wild hogs in the woods, a gun is a way better choice.



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06 Nov 2012, 10:06 am

Because someone figured out that gunpowder could be used to fling projectiles without the need of training as opposed to bows. Also, they were deadlier when developed enough. Someone was bound to invent them, sooner or later.


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06 Nov 2012, 10:49 am

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06 Nov 2012, 11:56 am

Because the Asgard beam weapons are useless against Replicators, and the thought of using chemical propellants to impart kinetic energy to a slug of blunt lead simply never occurred to them.


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06 Nov 2012, 12:04 pm

On a more serious note, here is some background reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_firearm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon



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06 Nov 2012, 4:07 pm

steel cannons were too heavy.



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06 Nov 2012, 4:17 pm

Hunting
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06 Nov 2012, 4:18 pm

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06 Nov 2012, 4:27 pm

A gun is a tool, just like a hammer, a nail-gun, a screwdriver, an extension cord, and you know what else all of those things have in common? You can kill someone with them.



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06 Nov 2012, 4:28 pm

The future of war is non lethal weapons.