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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.

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



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