[internetworkers] OT: In Florida, shoot first, ask questions later
shea at sheatisdale.com
Tue Apr 26 14:30:48 EDT 2005
I owe Tanner an apology. He sent me his reply off list and I should not
have responded to the list.
- Shea Tisdale
Every generation has an obligation to improve the world.
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> bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Shea Tisdale
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 2:13 PM
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> Subject: RE: [internetworkers] OT: In Florida, shoot first, ask questions
> Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> > That's a bad analogy, Shea. Speech can't kill people, while guns can.
> > You can take back what you say, but if someone is killed, it can't
> > be undone. That, to me, says that guns, by their very nature,
> > should be much more regulated. The reasons for the 2nd
> > amendment have long since vanished and I for one would
> > much rather have guns disappear that have more of them
> > around.
> Actually it's a perfect analogy. Speech, in the right (or wrong) hands,
> a far more powerful weapon than any firearm. All things have consequences
> and a single speech can result in consequences far worse than many people
> can imagine. Nations have been moved to war on the breath of a speech and
> sometimes those wars aren't even just.
> Oh, and Michael those people that pointed their guns at you and shot at
> house weren't gun rights advocates. They were criminals. There is a big
> difference - they don't care what the law says so your argument about the
> law is moot as they don't respect it to begin with.
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