At 03:31 PM 5/27/99 -0500, Joe Dees wrote:
>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.
It doesn't render you a slave, but it makes you an easy mark for those that would enslave you.
The difference between a free man without a means to defend himself and a slave is vanishingly small; they are separated only by random circumstance that neither control.