Re: Are guns extropian? (Yes they are)

Max M (
Mon, 13 Jul 1998 08:52:38 +0200

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From: den Otter <>

>maxm wrote:

>> Who "we" has an image problem?
>We Europeans.

>> And who thinks we have this image problem?
>Freedom-loving Americans on this list (yeah, yeah, sounds like some
>bs propaganda, but they *do* love freedom, which includes the right
>to keep and bear arms, and they *are* Americans -- hence freedom-
>loving Americans).

Well from my point of view it is them who has an image problem. That was one of the main reasons that I made the post.

> Well taking this argument to the extreme we ought to give everybody their
>> own little private nuke. Then we will really understand how to handle
>> problems.

>The point is that it is rather strange that people who deeply dislike
>guns because they're "dangerous killing machines", think so positively
>of the future, which will deliver powerful tools of (mass) destruction
>into the hands of more people than ever before.

Well thats pretty simple. Guns in the hands of the criminal and the weak minded is a problem now. Hence it should be adressed now. The other _possible_ threats wil have to be dealed with when they become a real.

Unless there are direct comments to me I will stop answering to the gun debate. Apparantly that is the only way to improve the S/N ratio in that regard.


Max M Rasmussen
New Media Director