Would You Shoot An Innocent Person For A Billion Dollars?

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#1  Edited By bunnyboiler
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#2  Edited By bunnyboiler

 Your given a gun. A innocent person is put in front of you. 

If you pull the trigger and kill them, you get given $1,000,000,000. 

If you were guaranteed to have legal immunity (not go to prison), would you do it?    

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#3  Edited By HandsomeDead

It's not even a decision. Click, boom.

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#4  Edited By Arbie

No chance in hell.

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#5  Edited By bed

no 

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#6  Edited By Snail

Well, I expected some ethical discussion to emerge here, but turns out I'm wrong. I'll just join in then.
 
No.

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#7  Edited By Hamst3r

Probably not. I don't need a billion dollars - I wouldn't be able to use all of it in my entire life so it would mostly go to waste; if anyone knew about it too it would likely cause me a lot of problems.

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#8  Edited By rinkalicous

I would. I'd then put the money towards Cancer research/other charities. It sucks pretty hard that someone has to die, but a billion dollars could save a lot of lives.

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#9  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

It would depend on what would happen if I said no. Would the person go free, or would they just drag someone else in and tell him to shoot them for the money, and if he says no, the process is repeated? If it's the former I wouldn't do it, money isn't that important. If it's the latter, the person is going to die whether or not I do it, so I might as well do it and have the money.
 
That's thinking logically, anyway. But in reality all of these sorts of questions are flawed, because firstly, it's something that is never going to happen. And secondly, no-one would know what they would do in that situation unless they were put in it.

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#10  Edited By MadeinFinland

If all they said was "shoot this person and you'll receive the money," then yes.  Because, of course, they never actually specify what to shoot them with. 
 
I'd pull out my imaginary finger-gun, sneak up behind them and yell "POW POW!" 
Then i'd have the money.

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#11  Edited By GIVEMEREPLAY

As we all know from the Twilight Zone, you would end up being the innocent person. 

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#12  Edited By ninjakiller

BOOM!   I mean shit, give 100 million to that person's family to rid your conscience and move on.  

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Shoot or kill?  I can shoot people and not kill them.
 
If I offered the guy 500 million dollars given to his family in exchange for his life and he agrees, does that make him innocent?
 
If someone offered me half a billion dollars to be given to my family and all I got to do is die, hells yeah I do it.  I'm going to die for free eventually.

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#14  Edited By Icemael

If someone right now, right here, put an innocent person in front of me, put a gun in my hand, and provided no other information than "if you kill this guy I'll give you  $1,000,000,000, as well as a document that grants you legal immunity", then no, I wouldn't shoot that person.

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#15  Edited By artofwar420

OH fuck, really?! 50% of you would do it? That's fucked up.

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#16  Edited By hai2u

yes, it would be the easiest decision in my life.

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#17  Edited By CaptainObvious

No because that person would haunt me forever.

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#18  Edited By crusader8463

Beside the fact that no one is truly innocent, and that I want the money, I suppose I would have to go with...

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#19  Edited By ninjakiller
@GIVEMEREPLAY said:
" As we all know from the Twilight Zone, you would end up being the innocent person.  "
Nah, it'd end up being a brother, sister, mother, father, child, niece or nephew, that way the guilt would eat at you.  
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#20  Edited By DemonLeo

See, look at it this way, with 1,000,000,000 dollars, you can save countless thousands of lives. You could virtually end hunger for at least a few thousand people for the rest of their lives.

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#21  Edited By sopranosfan

I would, a billion dollars could buy me a lot of fine Scotch to clear my conscience.

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#22  Edited By armaan8014

Current leader YES?
Boy, you guys are EVIL!

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#23  Edited By Video_Game_King

Nobody's truly innocent; I'd shoot them and justify it with some crime they may have done, maybe.

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#24  Edited By cap123

no probably not, i'm pretty damn happy without money, and if i did that i'd be pretty damn unhappy with money. easy decision for me.

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#25  Edited By Cwaff

I'm content with what I have, I don't want large sums of money.

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#26  Edited By Jambones

Absolutely not. 
 
Life > Money.

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#27  Edited By Cazamalos

if i dont know the innocent person of curse i do, it's 1000000000 $ we are talking, i can give to his/her family at least 10 millions

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#28  Edited By Symphony

A billion seems a bit fishy. I'd question the motives behind it -- this wouldn't be some sort of Jigsaw madness, where he's doing it to teach the victim a lesson, and a billion seems way too far fetched for some bored, wealthy madman... Unless it's some billionaire who's like, "If you do this, you will inherit my entire empire. Why? Cause I have no children and I figured I'd 'play God' one last time before I died and totally fuck with some poor souls on a meta-level". 
 
I'd be cool with that. Hell, I'd do it for less.

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#29  Edited By BabyChooChoo

No. Don'y get me wrong, at first I know I would be willing to without a doubt. But then I also realize that as the years went on, the thought of killing an innocent person would eat away at me.

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#30  Edited By DeShawn2ks
@bunnyboiler: 
No because it seems like there would be some other kind of consequence for pulling that trigger like  it will end up being a relative or yourself, the person you shoot turns out to be some kind of golden child and it brings on the end of the world, or if you are the religious type while you are walking out of the bank finishing up some account stuff you get hit by a car or shot  yourself and have to deal with a eternity of damnation. I mean really if someone were to give you a billion dollars for shooting a innocent person that would just be all kinds of fishy. 
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#31  Edited By RichardLOlson

Yes.  I would do it, but with a  twist.  I would have the man wear squibs and switch the gun out with blanks.  Then when I fired he you push the button to release the squibs and play dead, then I would get the billion dollars and he would live.

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#33  Edited By s-a-n-JR

The fuck? Of course not.
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#34  Edited By Rockdalf

If I spent several million dollars on medical research that might save thousands of people's lives, would that justify his death in any extent?
 
Yes, give me the gun.

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#35  Edited By Gabriel

No

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#36  Edited By FireBurger

Yeah, the only situation where I would even think about doing it is if I were to put all of it towards some sort of medical research / aid programs. Then, it would be justified.

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#37  Edited By Scooper

I'd do it for a Billion pounds.

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#38  Edited By Jimbo

No.  Gotta be honest, there's just not a whole bunch of mega-expensive shit that I particularly want that badly in the first place.

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#39  Edited By Jeust

That's a hard question, although there are things that no money can buy. 

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#40  Edited By DanielJW

I don't know! Ahh! 
 
On one hand that money could go to some kind of charity or disease research. If I could talk to the guy beforehand he might agree. He could want me to do it to donate to charity and give some to his family. That is assuming I could speak to him, and he was a horrendously noble fellow.  
 
On the other hand I'm not sure I could shoot anyone, let alone a random, innocent person. As much good as the money could do, I'd be stealing the rest of this guys life from him and his loved ones. Not sure I could live with that.  
 
Granted I could talk to the guy I was about to shoot, I'd do what he told me to do. If I can't, then I don't believe I'd shoot him.

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#41  Edited By Termite

No, I wouldn't. 
 
Some people would look at the situation in a Utilitarian light and say that they could save lots of people with a billion dollars, but I don't buy that argument. If you would be willing to kill somebody for a billion dollars, then does that mean you'd be okay with somebody else killing you for a billion dollars? They may potentially save a lot of lives with all of that money, after all.

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#42  Edited By ryoma122

id take my chances even if there was no immunity

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#43  Edited By OllyOxenFree

Noooooooooooooooo.

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#44  Edited By CoolDrMoney

I ain't no sell out

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#45  Edited By Tireyo

Simply, no.

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#46  Edited By vager

I'd shoot they guy in the foot and give him half. 
 
edit: didn't see the kill word. So probably not then.

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#47  Edited By spartan0187

1. Tell them this might hurt a bit...or ALOT.
2. Shoot them in the foot.
3. Rush them to the hospital.
4. Collect the money.
5. Pay for the surgery and donate to the family.
 
Done and done.
 
If the shot has to kill them, then no.

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#48  Edited By sjupp

I shoot him in the stomach only to let him live long enough to see me throwing the money into a fire. *muahaha*

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#49  Edited By SammydesinasNL

No
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#50  Edited By dbz1995

Few points:
 

  • Whatever decision you'd make now would probably change in the situation
  • No person is truely innocent unless they are a pretty much newborn baby. Would you shoot a baby for a billion dollars?
  • On the other hand, shooting a baby doesn't necessarily mean killing
  • Taken from the fact that half of you guys would do it, that's a lot of money lost and probably a lot of lives