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

Grant Sparks (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 16:01:44 +1000

From: Michael Lorrey <>
>the 7:2 margin among American respondants does
>heavily weight toward the original statement, that more subscribers on
>average own guns than the general population

Why do USA-only statistics give heavier weight to statements concerning
extropian-subscribers ?
As the extropian list is obviously made up of both USA and international
subscribers, surely the heaviest weight should be given to figures that include
both USA and international data.
I thought you were linking the extropian *mindset* to *gun-ownership*.

If the question is the link between extropian *mind-set* and gun ownership in
the *USA* then you may aswell use the international figures as you can remove me
from the "anti" and put me into the "pro-gun" column. I don't believe in gun
ownership for myself in my country, but would certainly own one if I was in the
You might find that the other two non-USA anti-gun owners would also change
their vote if you asked them how they'd feel living without a gun in the states.
Its a different question altogether than the one that was originally asked.

Grant Sparks