[FoRK] Re: FoRK Digest, Vol 42, Issue 21

Kevin Elliott <K-Elliott at wiu.edu> on Tue Apr 24 10:47:03 PDT 2007

At 21:42 -0400  on  4/23/07, Sebastian Hassinger wrote:
>Guns are fuel that increase the bodycounts of our inevitable moments
>of ape aggression. Hand out sticks to everyone and outlaw guns. Ook.

The one problem with this is that guns have a trait completely unique 
among all the personal weapons man has created in human history.  An 
individuals deadliness is not related to either his physical strength 
and/or the huge amount of training he's received.  How dangerous you 
are with a sword/mace/club/etc.  is purely a question of strength and 
training.  And with very few exceptions strength is more important 
than training.

We have a names for places where the strong make the rules, and it's 
not heaven.
Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud.
After a while, you realize the pig is enjoying it.
Kevin Elliott   <mailto:kelliott at mac.com>
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