Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 03 Apr 1999 11:45:51 -0500

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> >> But an argument I raised previously when I argued that Zed and his
> >> varmint gun would be useless against tanks and mortars, but if we gave
> >> every Tom, Dick and Zed their own tanks and mortars that it would be a
> >> sad day for the corner convenience stores.
> > Hardly. Quite the opposite in fact, since Storekeeper Joe would have his
> > own tank, mortar and machine gun emplacements if he so chose to, or he
> > had an insurance policy with a security agency which did so. People are
> > the most polite and respectful of property when there are arms present.
> > This is vouched for the high levels of property crime in europe and us
> > cities compared to rural areas.
> No need to go to Europe to confirm that: just look at the LA riots.
> The only stores in untouched were those Korean-owned shops who had
> armed owners outside to keep the looters at a distance.

Yes, the dissapointing thing was that the LA cops arrested more Korean shop owners for shooting people than actual rioters who killed people.

   Michael Lorrey, President
                        Lorrey Systems
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