Date sent: Thu, 27 May 1999 14:05:15 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: James Rogers <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Guns and Slaves Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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.
Slavery is illegal here.
> 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.
The difference between a free man and a dead one is one person with a gun who shouldn't have it.
> -James Rogers