Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!

Kyle L. Webb (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 23:02:10 -0700 (MST)

Kathryn Aegis:
> Anton Sherwood:
> >Congratulate me: for $300, I've become an even greater threat to public
> >order! Brought home a Russian SKS (guerrilla rifle) today.
> I fully support your right to spend your money in any manner you
> choose, but think about what you are asking us to congratulate you
> for: the same $300 could have bought one year of a cryonics contract
> and the insurance to cover it. Or $300 worth of stock in an advanced
> technology startup. Or $300 to Extropy Institute or other worthy
> scientific organization.

I'm somehow reminded of the passage in the christian bible where Christ's feet
were rubbed down with an expensive ointment, and he was criticized because
the money "should" have been used for the poor (insert whatever cause you want).

I've always had the weird idea that "Dammit, I wanted to do it" was about the
best justification. ;-)

Congats Anton! It makes you happy, so go out to the range and have a bang up
time with it.

Kyle L. Webb Dept. of Physics + Astronomy University of New Mexico
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