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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Very much. But they look damned cool!
    I cant remember who told me but some say that those helmets may have been used for ritual purposes. I mean - they have helmets and drank mead from horns. Who is to say they didnt just attach them to the helmets after a particularly drunken night.
    my theory: the horns are the reason beer mugs have handles. the vikings invented the beer hat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Im pretty sure its very hard to legally own handguns.

    I know my Uncle's brother oughta have hunting rifles because i remember him talking about having lost a lot of hearing due to hunting.
    So would the governments allow for the ownership of say .22 rifles for target shooting purposes? Just curious, since I do enjoy some target shooting. (A .22 is the only rifle I personally own, my dad has quite a bit more, and his can be more fun to shoot in some cases)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    So would the governments allow for the ownership of say .22 rifles for target shooting purposes? Just curious, since I do enjoy some target shooting. (A .22 is the only rifle I personally own, my dad has quite a bit more, and his can be more fun to shoot in some cases)
    You assume i know what the hell calibers are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    Or rather, when it's used smartly, instead of stupidly. (Like some countries do, or many do)

    Also, tbh I feel a lot more comfortable with the way Scandinavian countries are run, as compared to how the United States is ran, maybe I'm just a traitor or something.....

    Question, are guns completely banned in the Scandinavian countries, or are they just heavily controlled?
    I can only speak for Sweden here, but to my understanding (not a gun person myself) it's not terribly difficult to get a gun for hunting here, but you obviously need a number of licenses and a proper safe to store your gun(s) in. They can't be loaded when you're not using them and carrying a gun in public is illegal (except for police officers). They're not really used for self defence here, and I'm fairly sure hunting rifles comprise the vast majority of guns in Sweden.

    It should be noted that I'm not exactly an authority on this, so I may be wrong on any of those points.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    So would the governments allow for the ownership of say .22 rifles for target shooting purposes? Just curious, since I do enjoy some target shooting. (A .22 is the only rifle I personally own, my dad has quite a bit more, and his can be more fun to shoot in some cases)
    In Sweden, probably. I went to some kind of hunting fair with my uncle once, and there was quite a bit of target shooting going on there. It's not a very common activity, though.
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    In Finland acquiring firearms, including handguns, isn't hard. Most owners however know to handle them because most of us are reservists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatOak View Post
    http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/

    Don't let me get in the way of any circlejerking though.
    Wait what, I mean I'm okay with those stats, but Switzerland has such a low civic engagement score, teh fuck, i think I read that shit wrong

    (Oh I guess I see where the problems come from, 50% average voter turnout, yeah happens when you get to vote 4-6 times a year <.< outside of election year)

    Well, still the a flower anyway, without being vikings!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    You assume i know what the hell calibers are...
    He means little bullets, not big ones like the Military use.
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    I do sympathize with these so called terrorist organisations. As far as I'm concerned, at least they are fighting for something they believe in, and for what they see to be the greater good. They're not fighting to line the pockets of statesmen, governors and oil barons. I wish we could the same about the people on this side of the planet.
    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lzsg View Post
    I can only speak for Sweden here, but to my understanding (not a gun person myself) it's not terribly difficult to get a gun for hunting here, but you obviously need a number of licenses and a proper safe to store your gun(s) in. They can't be loaded when you're not using them and carrying a gun in public is illegal (except for police officers). They're not really used for self defence here, and I'm fairly sure hunting rifles comprise the vast majority of guns in Sweden.

    It should be noted that I'm not exactly an authority on this, so I may be wrong on any of those points.



    In Sweden, probably. I went to some kind of hunting fair with my uncle once, and there was quite a bit of target shooting going on there. It's not a very common activity, though.
    http://satwcomic.com/wild-ghost

    Satw illustrates perfectly how little Danes are used to hunting and guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanar View Post
    Well you can't argue that the way the US is currently going hasn't been a complete disaster. And his country/neighbouring countries have consistently topped pretty much every happiness scale ever made.
    Not really, considering Latin American countries always rank at the top of those. That is, even if you can quantify such a thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    He means little bullets, not big ones like the Military use.
    iirc, isnt the .22 the smallest common caliber, and usually lightweight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    I think of us Sweds as rather passive-aggressive. We have a lot of strong opinions but we don't really voice them.
    No offense but every one of the Scandinavian nations seems to have mastered the art of the Humblebrag.

    You have an entire industry based around consulting foreign governments on "How to be awesome like us" (My words, not theirs)... and your government publishes their statistics and reports in English.

    It's like that dude who doesn't want to talk about how much money he earns but will totally talk about all the exotic locations he's visited and how much he hates being forced to drive the Ferrari around town because of its shitty gas mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    No offense but every one of the Scandinavian nations seems to have mastered the art of the Humblebrag.
    Pretty spot on.

    The faults, however, are seldom voiced. Left leaning Americans are usually shocked to find out that Scandinavians are pretty damn racist compared to the US for example.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laize
    and your government publishes their statistics and reports in English.
    Why wouldn't we? Many people globally trade with our countries, and most of them do not understand our native languages. There's no reason not to do the translating work for them. Just like pretty much every European nation does, and many "exotic" nations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smelltheglove View Post
    iirc, isnt the .22 the smallest common caliber, and usually lightweight?
    Pretty much, it is the most common round in the world and light enough for children to use with no issues. Still deadly, but you will not be sniping headshots at 800m with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes View Post
    I do sympathize with these so called terrorist organisations. As far as I'm concerned, at least they are fighting for something they believe in, and for what they see to be the greater good. They're not fighting to line the pockets of statesmen, governors and oil barons. I wish we could the same about the people on this side of the planet.
    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    He means little bullets, not big ones like the Military use.
    Found a site selling hunting rifles.
    http://www.thegunroom.dk/category/jagtrifler-83.html
    I looked it up. Hunting rifles only require a hunting permit which lasts a year. Other kinds of guns require a weapons permit which must be renewed every 10 years. So if it runs out you have to get rid of the weapons - theoretically. Dont know if that is actually done.

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    Ok, thanks for the info, was just wondering in case I ever moved to one of the countries. (I go back and forth on wanting to leave the U.S., just depends on my mood/recent events, still a minor though, which means I'm still living with parents so I haven't really been truly exposed to how things work in the U.S., just read about them).

    @Cattaclysmic http://www.gunforums.net/forums/new-...nted-know.html (googled it real quick, seems to explain them ok) And here's a picture: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/...10caaa68_o.jpg


    Sorry to derail the thread a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    http://satwcomic.com/wild-ghost

    Satw illustrates perfectly how little Danes are used to hunting and guns.
    Haha, yeah. Do you really have anything you could hunt if you wanted to, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    No offense but every one of the Scandinavian nations seems to have mastered the art of the Humblebrag.

    You have an entire industry based around consulting foreign governments on "How to be awesome like us" (My words, not theirs)... and your government publishes their statistics and reports in English.

    It's like that dude who doesn't want to talk about how much money he earns but will totally talk about all the exotic locations he's visited and how much he hates being forced to drive the Ferrari around town because of its shitty gas mileage.
    Ironically the Scandinavian countries dont adhere to the Jante law

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    Quote Originally Posted by lzsg View Post
    Haha, yeah. Do you really have anything you could hunt if you wanted to, though?
    I hear badgers are our largest predator.

    Lots of deer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Found a site selling hunting rifles.
    http://www.thegunroom.dk/category/jagtrifler-83.html
    I looked it up. Hunting rifles only require a hunting permit which lasts a year. Other kinds of guns require a weapons permit which must be renewed every 10 years. So if it runs out you have to get rid of the weapons - theoretically. Dont know if that is actually done.
    Holy crap @ those prices, I thought gun prices in the UK were high.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes View Post
    I do sympathize with these so called terrorist organisations. As far as I'm concerned, at least they are fighting for something they believe in, and for what they see to be the greater good. They're not fighting to line the pockets of statesmen, governors and oil barons. I wish we could the same about the people on this side of the planet.
    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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