Is this a denial that coercion originates with the individual and not the object?
Originally Posted by Reiver
Of course there doesn't need to be a perfect substitute for coercion to exist. This would imply that coercion did not exist prior to the invention of firearms and that is blatantly false.
Of course there is a near-perfect substitution for firearms.... crossbows. They don't generally have the range or the rate of fire of modern firearms but they have a distinct advantage in that they are almost completely silent. Crossbows are still used in combat today often by snipers as well as by some police forces and are used by hunters for wild game. Today's crossbow designs are very powerful, highly accurate and definately deadly. So they're not a "perfect" substitute but they're a very, very good substitute for firearms.
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