Date sent: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 09:32:59 -0400 From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <email@example.com> Organization: http://lorrey.com http://artlocate.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [GUNS] Re: Better people Send reply to: email@example.com
> dwayne wrote:
> > EWyatt794@aol.com wrote:
> > > Life is individual. Death is individual. Noone has as much to lose from dying
> > > as the person who would be dead. Every person must be free to defend their
> > > life. If your neighbors possession of gun(s) bothers you, then perhaps you
> > > ought to *get over it*. I'm not willing to let myself be killed, stolen from,
> > > wounded, etc, because you feel unsafe due to my gun(s).
> > 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.
> So said the sheep to the mountain goat. You do know policemen? Military personnel?
> Your government representatives? They all have guns, and are in a position to tell
> you how you can live your life. You have no guns, and therefore cannot resist what
> they tell you. There is one word to describe such a society: fascism.
> > But
But those who want to live in a democratic republic where the irresponsible (convicted violent criminals, children and the mentally incompetent) may not own guns but everyone else may if they so choose is eminently rational.
> > > a peaceful person needs to be free to work to support his life, and he needs
> > > to be free to fight to defend it.
> > 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.
> > Argh, shit, I'm being sucked into this stupid argument again!
> Its a matter of you refusing to acknowledge your own blind spots. Who protects you
> from the government? From the criminals who do not obey your laws against gun
> ownership? Get a new newscaster yet?
"Clem, get yer squirrel gun an' let's overthrow the gummint!" Sheesh! Every time someone puts this specious reasoning forth, it sounds more ridiculous (and don't bring the Swiss up; the main reason the Reich didn't invade them was that the Swiss were hiding their billions in stolen gold for them).
> Michael S. Lorrey
> Owner, Lorrey Systems
> Director, Grafton County Fish & Game Assoc.
> Member, Extropy Institute
> Member, National Rifle Association
> "Live Free or Die, Death is not the Worst of Evils."
> - General John Stark