Re: Re: Fear of Guns Vs. Fear of No Guns

Charlie Stross (
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 13:40:05 +0100

On Mon, Jun 07, 1999 at 05:37:33PM -0400, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > A big part of the problem is that some parents are not fit to supervise.
> On this, I think we can all agree.

"You know how dumb somebody with an IQ of 100 is? Half the population are dumber than _that_." (Origin of quote unremembered.)

> There will always be unfit parents, so I do not think personal
> responsibility is enough in all cases. However, I don't want the government
> to take over, especially where there are responsible parents. I don't think
> either side of the gun debate has workable answers, and I don't have any
> either.

Oh good, an agnostic!

Despised by atheists and god-botherers alike: nevertheless if everybody started out from that viewpoint we might see more light than heat being generated on this list.