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>From: "Russell Whitaker" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Semper Vigilans - Re: Extremism
>Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 02:17:19 -0000
>>From: "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> >Oh, and after that: "eternal vigilance"... which takes on
>> >enhanced meaning when you're an immortalist.
>>And you'll have to be eternally vigilant to guard against the violent >
>>criminals, kids and crazies (who have the RKBA under the extreme >
>>interpretation of the 2nd amendment) blowing you away for all > eternity.
>James was right...
>you really _are_ an emotional basketcase, aren't you Joe?
>What I was referring to was simply that one's rights have
>to be continually exercised in light of the fact that there
>will always be people - like you - who want to run our lives
I don't want to run your life, unless you are a minor, or a violent criminal, or insane, and even then, I just want to keep the possession of the quick and easy means of long-range instantaneous mass murder out of it. As I have said before, I have nothing against sane and law-abiding adults possessing firearms. I myself own five of them. But none of them will protect me against a backshooting kid, crazy or criminal, which is why I want the guns kept out of their hands. Laws can be tailored to do so MUCH more effectively, without interfering with the right of sane and law-abiding adults to keep and bear, but when such attempts are made, the NRA has opposed them at every turn, Their actions belie their words.
>I would be delighted to live in a society where the NRA,
>as Chuck points out, had done its (original) advocacy job,
>and all it had left to do was act as an educational (skills &
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