Re: [guns] 'smart' guns

Joe E. Dees (
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 14:01:55 -0500

Date sent:      	Thu, 10 Jun 1999 09:44:08 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        	Re: [guns] 'smart' guns
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> 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.
That's true enough; the limitations should be placed on who is permitted to own guns (adults who are neither mentally incompetent nor convicted of violent crimes).
> >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.
If the feel the desire to kill someone, there are plenty of Palestinians handy.
> Mark