Re: [guns] 'smart' guns
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 09:44:08 -0700 (PDT)

Harvey Newstrom [] wrote:
>This is one of those fuzzy areas again, where we need to look at both sides
>of the issue.

Indeed. And putting these kind of stupid limitations on guns will kill people. If a human can't make a valid decision as to whether or not they should shoot someone, a stupid chip in a gun certainly can't.

>To do this, however, you are asking for the
>right to shoot other people based on your judgement while you are drinking.

You know, I've never, ever seen more Uzis and M-16s in one place than in Israeli bars. Somehow they seem to survive OK drinking alcohol while carrying fully-automatic military weapons, whereas in many parts of America you would go to jail for carrying any gun into a bar; one can only assume that Israelis trust each other a lot more than Americans do.