Date sent: Thu, 27 May 1999 13:03:15 -0700 To: email@example.com From: Jerome <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Guns and Slaves Send reply to: email@example.com
> 'No slave shall keep any arms whatever,
> nor pass, unless with written orders
> from his master or employer, or in his company,
> with arms from one place to another.
> Arms in possession of a slave contrary to
> this prohibition shall be forfeited
> to him who will seize them.'
> -A Bill Concerning Slaves, Virginia Assembly, 1779
Do you feel that the prohibition against owning a thermonuclear weapon, or Anthrax bacillus, or Sarin, or C-4, or Botulinin toxin, or even a submachine gun, renders you a slave? Then you have a pretty stultified and monochromatic view of what freedom's all about.