Thought I posted in this thread... ? Guess not. Well, here is part
of what I tried to post earlier.
Since when have we been going to dictionaries for a list of qualifications instead of a simple description to get a general idea of what something is? Seems to me like the only "good" argument you have is the dictionary definition. I put good in quotation marks because that argument was good the first, maybe second time. But this is more like the 1000th time I've seen this argument used. It was an honest mistake the first time, but now it seems like an arrogant and much overused one. I'm not really trying to start a debate over something thats been debated a billion times - although if you want to I'd be glad to do so in PMs - simply asking for some originality to the sniper debate topic. Maybe some new arguments that haven't been clearly disputed, like the "definition" argument has been so many times in the past.
Saying you don't have to shoot long distances to be a sniper only shows how little you know about real snipers. I'd like to take note of the comment above^. Of course a sniper can be 30 ft away and still be a sniper. A dog catcher can catch a cat and still be a dog catcher. BUT to be a dog catcher, he has to catch dogs. You can't be a sniper because
you shoot someone from 30 ft away, but you can be a sniper and shoot someone 30 ft away.
You say "ask a real sniper." Good idea. Anyone know a man by the name of Charlos Hathcock? Well, I'm a big fan, and have several books written about him and a few more that give him a mention. He's really a sniper legend. He, and people from his time(Veitnam War) really set the standard for sniping and made it what it is. They pretty much defined sniping. Sure, sniping has been around long before them, but they're really the ones that have defined it.
What do these people say? They say range IS a defining factor. That said, I'll say this. Now you are not trying to prove me wrong, you're trying to prove them wrong. I'll get quotes if you like.
This post has been edited by stealthyeliminator: 21 December 2006 - 04:41 PM