Date sent: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 21:53:06 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Chuck Kuecker <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Non-lethal protective technologies? Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> At 09:53 AM 6/2/99 -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >But WHAT is a weapon? One who seeks the proper training can themselves be
> >considered a lethal weapon, and how do you disarm such people who
> >wind up on that list of Joe's? Do you surgically remove a black belt's
> arms and
> >feet while he is going through a divorce, and hope you can get them back on
> >later? Do you do the same when such a person is prescribed mood altering
> >by their doctor, or if they are imprisoned? Just glancing around my office, I
> >can spot at least half a dozen innocuous items that I could use to maim or
> >someone with. Do we all get prescribed rubber rooms from birth to death?
> >are getting absurd in how safe people want their lives to be. Makes me
> wonder if
> >immortality is worth it.
> A straitjacket might work for the Black Belt... :)
> We've come full circle - now I am back where I started, with the opinion
> that the Second Amendment means what it says.
> We need to control VIOLENCE, not weapons. If HCI spent 10% of the money
> they are getting from that Cheryl Wheeler anti-gun song that's playing
> around, maybe someone could research the real causes and recommend some
> real actions.
I have recommended some real actions which, if taken, would help to alleviate the very real problem. One of the best ways to control violence is to keep weapons out of the hands of people who have been reasonably identified, based upon their history, as predisposed to violence.
> Chuck Kuecker