Re: Are guns extropian?

Ben Hill (
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 14:04:18 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 10 Jul 1998, Scott Badger wrote:

> Bradley Felton <> wrote:
> >I think you've got this backwards. If everyone were armed, your "APD"
> >types would promptly get removed from the gene pool when they went nuts,
> >eliminating the problem at its source.
> Yes, that's another approach. We could just kill all the APDs when they
> misbehave! It seems like the crux of our differences lies in that you see
> the criminal as a bad person and I see the criminal as a sick person.

I'm concerned about who decides the sick from the healthy, for instance Trent Lot considers homosexuals "sick" but a many people do not share his views, but Mr. Lot is in a position of some power and he can influence the content of laws to enforce his view of illness or at least stop bills from even coming up for debate. Or how about the lying, backstabbing, and general unethical behavior that occurs at many levels of corporations and goverments. I consider some of that behavior to be "sick", but I can't directly influence laws or decide who goes onto the committe that writes the report on who is considered "sick" or healthy.

Ben Hill