Re: Are guns extropian? (Yes they are)
Mon, 13 Jul 1998 07:57:35 -0700 (PDT)

maxm [] wrote:
>Well taking this argument to the extreme we ought to give everybody their
>own little private nuke. Then we will really understand how to handle these

You have a problem with that? Not only does private ownership of nukes seem the obvious choice for 'national defence' in an anarcho-capitalist society (e.g. Vernor Vinge's 'The Ungoverned'), but how exactly are you going to stop people buying nukes if they want them?

And given that the US government has come close to nuking Russia by accident several times and recent reports show that Russia came within three minutes of nuking the US in 1995, governments are clearly not competent to own them.