Re: The End of Privacy ?

Hara Ra (
Sat, 04 Jul 1998 01:38:59 -0700

>Interesting explanation for high violent crime in America. It's not the fact
>that so many have guns, it's the fact that not ENOUGH people have guns.
>According to your reasoning, if EVERYONE had a gun, crime would decline
>dramatically. Thanks, but I'd rather not turn this country into a national
>version of Dodge City.

Reminds me of pertussis (whooping cough). Here in Santa Cruz it became the fashion for some parents to not immunize their children due to the small but definite chance the child would have a negative reaction to the immunization. What they didn't know or consider was that without immunization pertussis is much more likely and the total harm much higher. The result: Santa Cruz and San Mateo have the highest pertussis rates in the nation, like 50x higher.

I am beginning to think that training in the use of firearms should be mandatory.

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