Your gun or your television?

Your gun or your television?

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    Your gun or your television?

    Not a situation I'm currently burdened with, but just a question. Your down to your last dollar and you must make a choice. Assume both cost the same. You don't have any other working televisions. You don't have any other firearms.

    What will it be?
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    If I have to watch TV I can go to a friends house or Best Buy. Can't say the same for my gun....

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    I really enjoy TV, and Fox News is almost always on...except when the wife is watching cooking or decorating shows.

    During past times in our much younger days, we lived without a TV...granted, it was decades ago...but life without TV can be a 'good thing'.

    Deciding between a firearm and a TV over which must go is a 'no brainer' for me...bye-bye TV.

    Stay armed...not stay tuned...stay safe!
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    TV? We don't even have cable or satellite, not even so much as rabbit ears, take the TV, we can watch the DVDs on the laptop.

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    Take the TV, I'll read abook or play a gme with my daughter.

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    I'll give up my TV in a second. As it is now I work swing shift so I watch very little television. Even when I'm home the tv is turned off the majority of the time. Plus, I get most of my news on the net anyway!

    But my last gun, to quote someone greater, "From my cold dead hand..."
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    Take a computer or telephone might be a better question than TV. Without mass- and long-distance-communication it will be much harder to share information and (I hate to say the "o" word but here goes ...) organize.

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    I have a television. However, I don't have cable or other pay service, or one of those new digital antennas, so I can't actually watch TV. I use the TV to watch DVD's, that is it. I could live without that.

    When I had TV I found that there were less than 10 shows that I enjoyed watching at all, and that was with cable with 100+ channels. I decided that was not worth $50+ a month, so when I moved I ditched it. I don't miss TV at all.

    "The Engine could still seemed to scare them" -Felix

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    Funny you mentioned it. I am in a situation, and a contemplating selling the TV. AND the wife and I have only one gun each left. TV is optional. Self defense is not.

    I only keep the cable on for the internet anyway (for job searching)

    Wanna buy a tv? :)
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    I have a TV, but don't have cable, satellite or antenna. I use it for DVD's, my son uses it for his PS3. TV would go.

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    I voted Take My TV.
    Of course if I still have a gun nobody is walking out alive with my TV.
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    I have satellite, and often I can scroll through 200 channels and be amazed that there is nothing to watch.
    There is no constitutional right to a TV, there is to a gun.

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    With the crud they put on TV nowadays, no big loss for the TV at all....
    "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry

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    No contest. I can't throw a TV as fast as my gun can shoot a bullet. Plus it's a LOT harder to conceal a TV in your pants!
    Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.

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    ""Plus it's a LOT harder to conceal a TV in your pants!""


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