Re: Smart Guns

From: J. Goard (
Date: Tue Apr 18 2000 - 19:59:56 MDT

At 01:45 PM 4/18/00 -0700, Joe Dees wrote:
>if a minor gets hold of a gun when (s)he is not supposed to, the adult
whose negligence allowed it to happen has proven him/herself unworthy of
the public trust which is essential to stewardship of simple and esay means
of committing rapid and long-range mass murder

...or of stopping it long before it becomes "mass". I'd like it if every
high school had some kind of gun-owner club, whose members carried handguns
on their persons all day. Any sign of recklessness and a student would be
expelled from the club. That way, if some wackos want to kill 13 people,
they'll probably be killed after the first couple shots they fire, by
fellow students. And, while we're at it, if some 15-year-old girls are
going into the city to watch a movie, I'd sure want them to have guns, even
if their training is only minimal. Last time I checked, rapists didn't go
out of their way to avoid minors. But they probably do prefer to avoid guns.

Ellis Wyatt
"the only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he
takes my measure anew each time he sees me, whilst
all the rest go on with their old measurements and
expect them to fit me."
                      --G. B. Shaw

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