posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 09:38 AM
reply to post by emosun16
Some of this worlds biggest and bloodiest battles took place long before the invention of gun powder... entire cities burned to the ground, whole
nations killed to the last man woman a child.
Just look at The Siege of Syracuse by the Roman Republic, took place in 214-212 BC, at the end of which the Magna Graecia Hellenistic city of
Syracuse, located on the east coast of Sicily, fell. The Romans stormed the city after a protracted siege giving them control of the entire island of
Sicily. During the siege, the city was protected by weapons developed by Archimedes. Archimedes, the great inventor and polymath, was slain at the
conclusion of the siege by a Roman soldier, in contravention of the Roman general Marcellus' instructions to spare his life.
This siege fought without firearms lasted all of eight months. A Syracusan traitor finally opened the gates to the Romans. Frustrated and angered
after the lengthy and costly siege, the Romans rampaged through the citadel and slaughtered many of the Syracusians where they stood and enslaved most
of the rest. The city was then thoroughly looted and sacked. One of the bloodiest battles in history and never was a single shoot fired...
then remember the famous line "et tu brutus"! Supposedly the last words of Julius Caesar. Literally 'And you, Brutus?'. they didn't shoot him in
the back they stabbed him in the back...
Guns don't create violence they simply level the playing field so you have a fighting chance!