In a message dated 7/3/98 8:43:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< According to your reasoning, if EVERYONE had a gun, crime would decline
Wouldn't *you* take up something less dangerous?>>
The only real danger of such a society would be the enormous number of deaths caused by lost tempers. And no, I do not think that an armed society would result in less crime. I do think that it would result in more deaths.
<< >Thanks, but I'd rather not turn this country into a national
>version of Dodge City.
Dodge City was a pretty safe place to
live before they started that sheriff racket. :) >>
No it wasn't. Check the historical statistics on it.