Re: GUNS: GUNS, GUNS, and more GUNS

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 14:49:58 MDT

"Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote:
>Are you aware how politically correct you sound and how much you sound
>like you are trying to launch an inquisition? If I talked, say, about
>trucks, would you even feel the slightest bit interested in my frequent
>comments about trucks (as is the case with EvMick)? Why do you seem to
>obsess about peoples comments about guns, but not about people's
>frequent comments about art (Natasha or Nadia), gardening (Bonnie), the
>law (Greg Burch), trucks (EvMick), Music or poetry (E Shaun Russell).

EvMick, Natasha, Nadia, Bonnie, Greg and Shaun already limit their
postings to relevant topics. They label their subject lines
appropriately, or change the subject lines when they change the
topic. All of them have been able to have intelligent conversations
on a variety of subjects without trying to steer every conversation
to a single particular interest. All their posts on their favorite
topics would not equal a tenth the volume of your gun posts.

|It seems as though you have some unreasoning fear of guns,
|a hoplophobia. Perhaps you need to seek counseling...

I do not fear guns. I am bored to death with endless discussions
about guns. They are simply off-topic most of the time. If you
would simply discuss guns in a thread about guns, instead of trying
to co-opt everyone else's threads, that would be fine. I do not
object to your discussion of guns, but at the way you kill other
discussions about other subjects. You are like a Jesus-freak who
can't talk about anything else, and who thinks everything leads back
to a single topic.

I don't mean these words to be unkind. You are probably the most
intelligent expert on guns I know. It's just that sometimes we want
to talk about something else.

Harvey Newstrom <>
IBM Certified Senior Security Consultant, Legal Hacker, Engineer, 
Research Scientist, Author. 

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