RE: Guns and Slaves

Joshua Clingenpeel (
Fri, 28 May 1999 14:36:00 -0700

No, a person who shouldn't have a gun gets quickly dead. A free man is not free
unless armed.

Mike Lorrey

Wrong as well. A person without a gun is free in a society where no one else has guns, nor the will to do harm to others. We're looking for a Utopian Ideal here, right? If a man has a gun and intends to be free, he will only be free by himself, as he has singular power. In order for coexistence - and ultimately Utopia - to be reached, we must be free together. Freedom is the ability to walk down the street and, not only be able to not worry about getting shot, but not worry about having to shoot someone else.

Pope Arhat Al-Hazred Mateed XXIII