Date sent: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 09:44:08 -0700 (PDT) From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [guns] 'smart' guns Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Harvey Newstrom [email@example.com] 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.