Re: Are guns extropian?

Hara Ra (
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 23:44:20 -0700

At 05:53 PM 7/22/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Hara Ra wrote:
>> I don't believe in the history of public health that snipers were used for
>> any purpose. It's a lot simpler to change the building code and tear down
>> and destroy sources of disease. And I don't find many snipers at my local
>> restaurants either.

>Mike Lorrey:
>HA HA! I've got you on this one!!!! During the Spanish Flu epidemic of the
>the only community in North America that had absolutely no cases of this
flu did
>so by enacting a policy of posting guards at the edge of town with orders to
>shoot anyone from the outside who refused to turn away. This was a small
>community in Alaska.
>Too bad I didn't make a bet with you on this....I'm too nice.

The exception does not prove the general case.

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