Re: violence...

J. R. Molloy (
Tue, 21 Sep 1999 20:37:15 -0700

>Considering what happenned in the Wild West and any
>number of remote places around the world (where there
>would be hunters) that doesn't stand up.

Perhaps not. I didn't live in such a world, so I can't know. I do know that crime concentrates in "civilized" places more than in hunter-gatherer societies.

>After hunters, things tend to develop. Are none of the
>changes from hunting to an urban environment (where
>most of the crime is, at least in total) to be

Regardless of how much we count, the violence continues.

>It's just gun laws?

No, I think Michael Lorrey's point makes very good sense: Hunters get it out of their system, and this results in them living more compassionate and gentle lives.


--J. R.