Re: Government's war against it citizens

Arjen Kamphuis (
Sun, 24 Aug 1997 22:31:24 +0200

At 11:58 24-08-97 -0400, you wrote:
>Government sharpshooter "was aiming at the other guy" and missed...hitting
>and killing instead mother with infant in arms. Charged with involuntary

// snip a lot of really bad stuff //

>What are we gonna do?

I'll just give you the left-wing, Dutch pinko view on this stuff and if you
want to flame me to crisp ... that is your right as a free entity.
Maybe it would be worthwhile to try to break the armrace between a number
of citizens and American law-enforcement agencies.
If everybody can (and does) own guns, policing becomes dangerous as hell,
cops want bigger guns and more of them, and they will use them more often.
In Holland NOBODY get's to own a gun unless there are special circumstances.
our murder-rate is about 15 (fifteen!!) times as low as the US (per capita).
Now, there could also be other reasons for this but IM(very)HO the private
ownership of (hundreds?)of millions of handguns, shotguns and such has
something to do with it. I onze read somewhere that between 1965 and 1975
more than 500.000 US citizens where shot in the US (10 for every American
killed in 'nam).
For their sake, please consider a society without (to much) guns and a
governement that you at least trust a little bit.
Seems to work out more or less here ...

If the US governement is as F*%$#-up as you seem to believe (I woulnd't
know, being on this side of the atlantic), why not get a new one? Last time
I heard the US was a democracy.

Mick, in spite of the fact that I don't always agree with you, I find you
down-to-earth remarks very refreshing (and fun!).

Asbetos-nuke-proof flame shield - engaged ;-)
Arjen Kampuis
Utrecht - Holland

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