Re: GUNS: Re: Self Defense

From: Michael Wiik (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 07:44:42 MST

Michael Lorrey <> wrote:
> It is not a mistake that the socialist partisans here in the US are the
> biggest supporters of gun control. They know so long as private gun
> ownership exists, they can never fully implement their plans.

I wonder if the converse is true. As in, conservative partisans, as long
as they don't promote gun control themselves, can get away with
instituting authoritarian measures. Some claim that the 2nd ammendment
helps enforce the others, but if don't touch the 2nd ammendment, it
seems you can get away with gutting the rest of the bill of rights.

Maybe an armed citizenry can guard against a left-wing coup, but
right-wing coups seem perfectly ok.


Michael Wiik
Messagenet Communications Research
Washington DC Area Internet and WWW Consultants

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