Re: GUNS/TOOLS: Needed? Paranoia!

From: Joe Dees (
Date: Sat Jan 13 2001 - 15:36:53 MST

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) >From: "Steve Nichols" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: GUNS/TOOLS: Needed? Paranoia!
>Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 21:15:47 -0000
>Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 01:18:45 -0700
>From: "Justin Corwin" <>
>Subject: Re: Magazines (the reading kind), was Re: GUNS/TOOLS: Needed? was:
>etc. etc.
>>There is an excellent CD-ROM available for book-learning about firearms,
>>as an adjunct to real training from a real live instructor. I'll post
>>the URL if there's interest.
>>i would be very interested in any URLs that people can give me on firearm
>>information. and please, keep the opinions coming! the question, what's the
>>best gun for a newbie college student in salt lake utah, with no underworld
>>fears, for self defense! i don't need to drop waves of folks, or bank
>>robbers with body armor and autoloaders(paintball term, kill me) just want
>>to feel secure, and get some experience with firearms. a friend is pushing
>>glocks in .40, the 23, i think is the compact?
>I have never understood the American obsession with fire-arms .... the
>self-defence argument seems to be just a case of spiralling paranoia.
>I suspect that statistically *non-gun owning* Americans are wounded or
>shot less than the average of the gun-owning population. What are the
>figures on this?
Non-gun-owners certainly shoot themselves less, and I would imagine that they're shot less by their friends and/or family (who shoot most of the people who don't shoot themselves). Witness the gun-nut Extro crowd - they ceaselessly shoot themselves, and each other, in the feet with their mouths, when they're not sniping at me.
>Posthuman Genius

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