Wed, 07 Apr 1999 17:34:01 +0200

It appears as if Michael S. Lorrey <> wrote: |
|If you want to take this off list, I'm sure it would be appreciated by many
+ others on the list. We just finished a rather big debate on this topic and
+ many are shell shocked. Attempting to reignite the issue when its been
+ pretty well concluded that the 2nd amendment is in line with extropian
+ philosphy seems to be rather non productive and merely the sign of one who
+ wishes to be inflammatory.

No problem, not interested in the 2nd amendment per se.

Just pointing out that (a) one cannot overthrow a government which has nuclear capability with puny guns, (b) the use of weapons in urban survival combat does not appear to be purpose of the 2nd amendment, and (c) the 2nd amendment would seem to refer to a militia and not to individuals as such.

And thus the peace broke out.