Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!

Kathryn Aegis (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 16:38:49 +0000

Max M:
> What is interresting and extropian about a boy bragging about his big
> gun?
Greg Burch:
>The "interesting" part is the "extropians-mail-list-as-social-gathering"
>thing, Max.

First, I would like to see some hard numbers before I would believe
that gun ownership is any higher among Extropians than among other
members of the population. Secondly, I would like you to explain
how the celebration of accountrements of destruction, however well
designed, as a social function of a group devoted to human evolution,
intellectual development and life extension.

If you detect a strain of anger in this post, it comes from too many
years spent cleaning up the senseless human waste wreaked by weapons.
How anyone can look in the eyes of someone crippled and maimed by one
of these tools and then joyously proclaim ownership of one is simply
beyond my limited intellectual capacity.

Kathryn Aegis