Re: More Green Party

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 13:42:12 MDT wrote:
> In a message dated 6/30/00 9:23:48 AM Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > Here's one for the testosterone fueled... Of you guys that actually carry
> > guns, how many of you have ever had to use them in any kind of self-defense
> > situation? I realise the dead guys can't put their hands up, so we'll have
> > to live with a skewed result.
> Never, not even close, although once when I was handling a case that involved
> some rather unsavory characters implicated in some fairly nasty business, I
> thought it a real possibility. But bear in mind Spike's comment about my
> size compared to the average wookie. Perhaps people just choose not to mess
> with me for other reasons ... too scary-looking ...

It's that legal pad you carry. The fear of lawsuits is greater than fear of

According to Kleck, guns are used defensively 2.5 million times a year, meaning
that the average person will see on defensive gun use, where the gun is at least
brandished. Then you also need to consider the fact that you even have a gun, or
live in an area that is known to be populated by lots of gun carrying people, as
a sort of defensive use, because criminals automatically avoid such people or

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