Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 10:51:17 -0800 (PST)

> 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.

If you detect any anger in my replies, it is because those who
fight /against/ weapons have far more blood on their hands than
those who advocate them, and their insufferable arrogance and
faux compassion grows thin after years of solid proof that
private ownership of guns /reduces/ violent crime. After 10
years of relaxed concealed carry laws in Florida and other states,
we now have hard statistics on that. Maybe decades ago one could
have argued that guns were "designed only to kill and maim
humans" or were "instruments of destruction" or that "senseless
human waste" was caused by the weapons rather than by the laws
against them; but after the long experience of years and hard
numbers, such rhetoric today is hollow. Even if one is careful
to stop short of advocating laws, sentiments like that contribute
to attitudes that make such bloody laws popular, despite their
proven miserable failure.

It is beyond my comprehension as a compassionate human being to
understand how the disarmers can live with themselves after the
suffering they have caused, and continue to advocate disarming
new generations of victims.

And I find it particularly ironic that such a strong advocate
of women's rights should disdain the very technology that made
equality for women possible.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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