Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
Curt Howland <Howland@priss.com> writes:
> Non-sequiter. Mere "gun use" is in no way anti-social. I can use a
> fire-extinguisher to crush someone's skull in, the largest mass
> murder in American history was perpetrated with airplanes. Neither of
> these acts reflects upon fire-extinguishers or airplanes, or the
> people who own or use them daily.
> Even more important, guns, fire-extinguishers and airplanes do not
> have "behavior", they are inanimate objects entirely subjet to the
> will of the individual wielding them. This is an important
> distinction often lost in the emotionally heated debate over
The same is true for drugs and other controlled substances. Would you
vote making them freely available?