[GUNS] Why not have an EXI-GUNS list?

Brian D Williams (talon57@well.com)
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 13:27:37 -0700 (PDT)


From: Mike Linksvayer <ml@justintime.com>

>How about something a little broader? If the goal is simply
>to get flamefests off the list, a separate exi-politics list
>could help. The problem isn't guns, it's the politics of
>guns, and the politics of property, of race, etc.

>If the goal is to only get gun-related flamefests off the
>list and perhaps engender some good discussion of other
>defense technologies and strategies, exi-defense would
>be a good candidate.

>In any case, I'm skeptical that creation of another list
>will do much to get rid of flamefests on this list. There
>are already many other places to discuss politics and guns.
>However, both sides feel a need to address opposing
>arguments wherever they appear. Someone will make
>statements about guns on this list again, and the opposing
>side will attempt to address those statements on this
>list, lest some lurker get the wrong impression and think
>there is no opposition. The only change will be that
>pressure to stop will consist of "I'm sick of this, go to
>the guns/politics list" rather than today's "I'm sick of
>this, go someplace else".

Yes but the arguments would be removed from this list, which is what everyone seems to want.

For my part, if an EXI-GUNS list is created I will not post anything about guns here, as long as once warned any violator is expunged from the list.

I am not interested in discussing guns on this list at all, but will not allow the anti-gun meme to propagate unchecked. In other words I wouldn't be a member of the EXI-GUNS list.

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