Message from discussion Racism kills? (was Re: ** DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE HERITAGE FRONT **)
From: r...@atronx.ocunix.on.ca (Russell McOrmond)
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1993 22:50:32 EST
Subject: Re: Racism kills? (was Re: ** DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE HERITAGE FRONT **)
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Stephen Watson (wat...@sce.carleton.ca) wrote:
: The basic purpose of a gun is TO KILL SOMETHING. Maybe it's just animals,
: maybe w.r.t people you hope you only have to use it as a threat, but the
: fact remains the essential nature of a gun is *to be lethal*.
I'm glad someone followed what I was saying. Then again, not to
be 'picky', but all the amusing responses that showed that they didn't
know what I was saying said '.com .edu, .gov or .us' in their
As a tool, a Gun's purpose is to kill something, which was my point.
I cannot 'collect nuclear missiles', so I don't see the validity of
collecting guns. As far as hunting for 'sport' is concerned, I'm
obviously not in favour of that (Yes, I do eat Chicken and fish, so
I'm not saying that no animals die to feed myself.)
Do I believe that police officers should have Guns? Sure. Do I believe
that professional 'food preparers' should have guns (Not that they need
them)? Sure. Do I believe that an average joe walking down the
street should casually treat a gun just like they treat a hammer or
any other 'tool' that can have multiple purposes? Definetely not.
It may be more of the attitude that is created when guns become such
common place items that I disagree with.
(BTW: Before you start to spew your 'the government should not step
in and take away my right to do whatever the hell I please' (A standard
U.S. comment), please consider the FACT that absolute rights do not
exist, and one persons rights always take away from someone else's rights)
: I think if we shipped all Homo Sapiens into space the animals would be
: much happier :-)
: | Steve Watson a.k.a. wat...@sce.carleton.ca === Carleton University, Ontario |
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