Re: GUNS: Misleading report by a true believer.

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 23:37:38 MST

On Monday, March 05, 2001 6:27 PM Joe Dees wrote:
> These are the same people who call me commie, fascist, liberal, and other
> things they believe are bad just because I disagree with their attempted
> methods of rationalizing their obsessions. I endured a 1200 email flak
> attack from these freaks once. They can't pry their cold dead minds away
> from their compulsions, and treat every disagreement with their propaganda
> front as an invitation to a cyber O.K Corral, and they are
> unable to restrain themselves from ad infinitum ad nauseum propagandizing.
> I know full well to whom, and to what, I am speaking when I address them.
> own five guns, and realize that the safest world is one where all sane and
> competent noncriminal adults can easily exercise their constitutional
right to
> keep and bear, while the kids, psychos and criminals have such access
> blocked as well as we pragmatically can, but they smell a would-be Maoist
> dictator behind even the most reasonable efforts to effect same, and rail
> interminably against !
> !
> them.

We've all been through this too many times. If you just ignore the debate,
it might -- ah, might! -- go away. Just cool out.

You also have to realize that when you go into rant mode in an open forum,
it's the equivalent of screaming like a madman in a restaurant. You might
think you're directing your comments at a few people -- who you leave
nameless for the rest of us, so we can't judge -- but everyone reads them
here, including people who might not have read them before. Including
people who might just think you're being an ass. (I'm not saying you are,
then again I rarely read any of the posts with "GUN" in the subject line. I
also rarely read anything from Ian...:)

For the record, I'm against any limits on gun ownership, but really this
on/off debate does nothing to change society or people's minds. You are for
such limits. Your tantrum did not change my mind. Nor do I believe a
similar tantrum by someone on my side of the fence will change yours. So,
what's the point?


Daniel Ust

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