Re: Guns and Slaves

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 01 Jun 1999 11:21:26 -0400

Joshua Clingenpeel wrote:

> 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.

This works only if a) the government has no guns, and b) nobody else on the planet has or knows how to make guns.

You can't but a genie back in a bottle.

Mike Lorrey