Date sent: Fri, 04 Jun 1999 11:11:35 -0400 From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: http://lorrey.com http://artlocate.com To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [GUNS] a comment Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> dwayne wrote:
> > Brian D Williams wrote:
> > >
> > > The gun debate on this list always follows a predictable pattern.
> > > Someone tries to infect the list with the anti-gun meme and the
> > > immune system responds.
> > >
> > > Yes, we will always respond. Apologies to non-U.S. members of the
> > > list, but this is raging through our society, and it is a battle we
> > > must fight anytime, anywhere.
> > No, you don't HAVE to, you could be POLITE and not spout at every
> > opportunity and avoid putting in your two cents worth whenever
> > possible. I hope you guys are enjoying killing this list. And the
> > amusing thing it isn't some FUTURE-related meme which is doing it. What
> > a joke.
> > > No anti-gun meme, no response.
> > So, what you are saying is, if we let you spout and rant, and don't
> > respond, it won't turn into a flame war.
> > That's awfully nice of you.
> Apparently you didn't understand his point. I've been on this list for about
> three years, and every time the pro/anti gun debate has flamed up, it has been
> initiated by anti-gunners making a rude comment, which is also what Brian was
> Mike Lorrey
This time the sensible center will not be browbeaten, intimidated or flooded into submission by absolutist extremisn rhetoric. Count on it.