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Thread #10923   Message #78367
Posted By: hank
14-May-99 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: Senate knuckles under to the NRA
Subject: RE: Senate knuckles under to the NRA

right, Roger.

I've said before that there is a solution to all crime, but I don't want to live in the world of 1984, harrison Bergeron, Animole Farm, or any of the other books that detail the down side of this.

Yes there is danger now, but is the alternative really better? Do you really want to live in a world where your songs are controlled? I've already learned that those in athority have little idea of what the truth is, nor do they care about me, they just enjoy the power they have. I'd rather take my chances with rare events like the Colorado one then live in a world where there are enough police to enforce every silly law.

School shootings are rare. For that matter random murders are rare (unless you belive that drunk drivers are planed murders, and there are arguements for beliveing that) Cars kill more people then guns. Guns are not solely for killing, as those people who enjoy target practice will atest to. The worst case of students killing anouther happend in the 1940s when some few students blew up their school killing 300. They used the gas coming into the school ment for heat.