Gun Owner/Extropians census (was:Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!)

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 05:22:59 -0500

Kathryn Aegis wrote:
> 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

OK, Then, so far, including myself, I've counted four gun owners just in
responses to the original post, and including Anton. We can do a little
census right here.

All subscribers to the list, please respond as to whether you own a gun.
Of course, privacy rights would allow anyone to not respond, for fear of
being labelled a gun toting nut by the more politically sensitive here,
or if their local jurisdiction puts a crimp on the subscriber publicly
acknowledging ownership (a human rights violation if ever I have seen
one). You may also contact me privately by email if you wish.

			Michael Lorrey
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