Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 11:27:31 -0800 (PST) wrote:
>> Bad example. The Jews were disarmed by law, before they started being
>> rounded up and exterminated. Kind of like my "all left handed people are
>> now slaves" example.
> Yeah I know it was, but still I hope you got my point. Like I said,
> I know we can't
> just get rid of guns all together, but my point was, none of that would
> have been
> possible if the gun didn't even exist.

This is, of course, nonsense; the Nazis could have done just about as
well with crossbows and swords if guns didn't exist. I'm also under the
impression that most of those murdered in Rwanda were killed with machetes
or blunt objects, and the Old Testament records plenty of examples of
peoples wiped out with similar weapons.

> I don't like to see gun owners saying there's nothing wrong with
> guns, because
> there is, end of story.

There is nothing wrong with guns, end of story. There are some things
wrong with the way people use objects to maim and murder. An old
acquaintance once claimed that he'd worked out twenty-three ways to
kill someone with a teapot; does that mean there's something wrong
with teapots? Or with murderers?