Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, eyehi wrote:
> > Kansas school board drops evolution
> > New curriculum guidelines exclude scientific theory
> > http://www.msnbc.com/news/299412.asp
> They'll probably teach "doesn't have that something to do
> with aim?" gun control. IMHO this just proves that the US
> is nothing but a very rich 3rd world country...
Actually, we are 2nd world. Remember, you are the Old World, we are the New World. Everyone else is the leftovers....
Note: Vermont just announced its homicide rates for 1998. It had 15 homicides of varying degrees. Population: 500,000, for a rate of 3 per 100,000 population, which is lower than Britain has had in more than 40 years, lower than Canada (even though Canada has an even lower population density than Vermont), and lower than Australia, and most other '1st world' countries. For your information, Vermont's gun laws are thus: almost no laws. You don't need a permit to carry a concealed weapon anywhere in Vermont. Automatic weapons are easy to get. Only silencers are banned (which is surprising considering how sensitive the left leaning transplants from New York are about their peace and quiet...). I haven't gotten the figures for New Hampshire yet, but undoubtedly they are higher since we do require that you get a permit before you carry, and we are a lot closer to Boston and Lawrence...
now, back to the subject of Kansas: You've got to remember, enyone with two ounces of brains moved out of there years ago... The girls in the beauty pageants there are THE cream of the crop...
gun toting, happy, and safe,