RE: Attn: Max More - Another Virulent Outbreak of the Me Macho Have Gun Meme

From: Joe Dees (
Date: Thu Jul 12 2001 - 14:54:24 MDT

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) >Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 02:15:37 -0500
> Herb Martin <HerbM@LearnQuick.Com> extropians@extropy.orgReply-To:
>> Another Virulent Outbreak of the Me Macho Have Gun Meme
>No. That is a -- poor -- assumption on your part.
>It is an outbreak of the SELF-PROTECTION and FREEDOM genes
>and memes.
>I believe in the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the same sense
>that I believe in the rights to Freedom of Speech, Religion --
>and freedom FROM the Religions of others -- Equality of all
>humans (races, sex, religion, etc) under the law.
>I believe in being armed in the same way that I believe in
>wearing a SEAT BELT, locking my doors, carrying a first aid
>kit, flashlight and a spare tire -- and today a cell phone.
>For everytime you need the firearm you will need the cellphone
>1000 times and let me assure you if you USE the firearm you will
>almost certainly NEED the phone to call 1) the police, 2) your
>If anything, the responsibility of keeping arms has made me ACT
>less macho. Although I have never been into acting macho
>particularly -- in any case.
>I encourage my daughters to shoot for building skill and fun,
>and to carry their pepper spray and cellphones wherever they
Take your religious fervour where it belongs - on exi-freedom - and preach to the choir there. Max More has stated that this topic is inappropriate for this list, as it does not deal in any way, shape, form or fashion with either transhumanism or envisioned futures.
>Herb Martin, MCT, MCSD, MCSE
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