Re: [GUNS] Re: Better people
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 04:32:46 -0700 (PDT)

dwayne [] wrote:
>My neighbours don't have guns. No one I know has a gun. I live in a
>country where guns are banned. I like it here. I think anyone who wants
>to live in a country where everyone has guns is mad.

Will you still feel the same way if that racist Australian political party get a majority, and hence control all the guns in government hands?

>No one needs to have weapons to kill people at a distance. The only
>reason to have them is to protect yourself from people who have them.

So why is it that a large fraction (possibly the vast majority) of bullets are fired at little pieces of paper? I've shot an awful lot of them myself in the past, and precisely 0.00000000000% of them have been fired at another person. If the only reason to own a gun is to shoot people who try to shoot you, why are most guns used for target shooting or (in America) hunting?