From: Dave Long (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Dec 14 2000 - 14:07:30 PST
> Without bandying around any stats, I think we might be able to agree that
> for every honorable 'gun-owner' there are probably several people we would
> rather didnt have guns in our company. Be it criminals, unstable people, the
> insane, intoxicated, desperate or whatever.
Sorry, can't agree with that. My personal experience agrees
with Mr. Stoddard's: for every soldier-of-fortune-wannabe nut,
there are several perfectly reasonable gun owners/users. The
worst situation I have been in involving a firearm was at a
public (unmastered) range, where some idiot allowed his bored
daughter to point a rifle crossrange.
Am I mistaken in believing that even though Mr. Coar doesn't
have a problem with cell phone saturday night specials, most
gun owners would?
> I think we also might be able to
> agree that a number of people get killed that wouldnt get killed if they
> lived in a society with an intollerance of guns.
I can agree with this statement, but I would also agree that a
number of people get killed that wouldn't if they lived in a
society with an intolerance of automobiles.
"Computers let you make mistakes faster than any
other invention, with the possible exception of
handguns and tequila"
(Adam and Rohit laughed at my AMPS phone, little realizing
the additional stopping power of a .45 cell phone :-)
Seriously, though -- that AMPS phone was far better for
connectivity and reception in rural areas (even in urban
areas Pac Bell usually requires a few redials over the
course of a long call), and battery life is the only real
advantage my digital has now. If I were asked to pay for
these lousy MTM minutes, it'd be back to analog for me...
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