Re: Smart Guns

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sat Apr 08 2000 - 15:17:50 MDT

"Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote on Saturday, April 08, 2000
2:06 PM,
> I would argue that the best way to decrease gun abuse would be to
> re-invigorate people's sense of citizenship.
> [....]
> I would propose that civics courses be moved up to junior and/or
> senior year, and passing with a grade of C+ or higher be mandatory in
> order to register to vote, buy a gun, etc., that the curriculum be set
> as a nationwide standard for national citizenship issues, and statewide
> to deal with state issues. THis makes the democracy a bit of a
> meritocracy, but I don't see that as a bad thing.


I'm suprised to hear you propose letting a low-paid, public school teacher
instill the government's version of patriotic values into your kids' heads.
What if your kids don't buy the party line? Do you really want them to lose
their right to vote or buy guns because their school teacher doesn't like
their political beliefs?

Doesn't this whole plan go against the idea of keeping big government out of
people's lives?

Harvey Newstrom <>
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