Re: violence...

Cynthia (
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 09:14:26 -0700

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:

> Which is why giving citizens the ability to carry their own guns is so
> important. There is no surer or swifter, certain or consistent
> punishment than to be shot by your victim at the scene of the crime. Its
> the only death penalty that works.

I believe that in the majority of cases where the intended victim is armed, the criminal successfully flees.

If you want to insure consistent punishment, I think camera technology superior. Cameras can record criminals in the act during all types of crimes (the victem need not be present). You don't have problems with victims being caught unaware (even armed cops get killed sometimes) or the problem that women tend to have of being too afraid to use a weapon. You don't have to send out the paramedics and waste space in emergency rooms. You don't have to try to figure out what happened after the fact. And your ex-girl friend can't tear her dress, shoot you, and then claim you attempted to rape her.