[GUNS] Re: Are guns extropian?

Harvey Newstrom (harv@gate.net)
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 19:13:42 -0400

Mark Shepard <mns@pobox.com> Fri, 10 Jul 1998 11:50:44 -0700 said:
>Standard disclaimer: I'm new to the list, I'm not intended to be
>inflamatory, feel free to enlighten me, etc.
>I agree guns aren't particularly "extropian," but I find it difficult
>to reply without turning this into a off-topic discussion of

Actually, I think you hit the nail on the head. I think the entire question of whether guns are extropian or not is really a precursor to another more important question:

Are guns on-topic for the Extropians List?

Those who claim guns are pro-Extropian would probably say that guns are on-topic for this list. Those of us who think guns are useful tools, but not particularly Extropian would probably say they are off-topic.

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