Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Dec 28 2001 - 22:20:42 MST

Kai Becker wrote:
> Am Freitag, 28. Dezember 2001 15:54 schrieb Brian D Williams:
> > If you don't wish to own guns don't, but you do not have the right
> > to tell me how I may chose to defend myself.
> Just to clarify this: My fears are that people go nuts. And people with
> guns can do more bad things than people without.

Utterly false.

> Once again: I am terrible afraid when I know that people around have
> weapons. I am more afraid of any "law abiding citizen" who carries a gun,
> than I am otherwise afraid of falling victim to a violent crime. (Running
> amok woth a gun is a violent crime...)

Exactly why do you have such a low opinion of people around here
that you expect them to "run amok" with or without guns? Also,
I assure you that many people on here are quite capable of
designing weapons far more lethal than mere guns if they were of
a mind to "run amok".

> My feeling is that everyone who thinks he must carry a gun is so fearful
> and so near to the brink of paranoia that he is a high risk of eventually
> going nuts.

My feeling is that you are suffering from a singular lack of
imagination on this point.

- samantha

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