Re: GUNS: Accidental Deaths (was Re: FAQ Additions (Posthuman mind control))

Eric Ruud (
Wed, 3 Mar 1999 03:01:49 -0800

I think maybe I'm missing the point of this whole strain... is it intending to say we should loosen control on guns until gun deaths exceed automobile deaths, or that we should regulate automobiles and bathroom tiles to prevent deaths?

Guns and automobiles are inherently different in one sense:

Guns (at least handguns) were meant to harm people, while automobiles are not. I think I see the point you're getting at here(that guns aren't as big a problem as people think) and I don't necessarily disagree, but it seems we're comparing two completely different classes of things (see how I avoided a platitude there?) by comparing auto and gun deaths.


>In a message dated 3/1/99 5:56:51 PM Central Standard Time,
> writes:
>> There are still around 30,000 people killed on the
>> roads in the US each year.
>My recollection is different. Unfortunately I have no specific citations
>in an issue of "Truckers News" some months ago it was reported that for the
>first time in a loooooong time there were less than 50,000 people killed on
>the hiways for that year...
>Not a whole lot less...but less.
>I'm on the road normally about eight hours a day...EVERY day. I'm amazed
>there are so few wrecks. People in general are idiots. (when it comes to
>their driving anyway)
>Effingham Illinois.