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Re: [Rollei] OT: Emerson (2nd Amendment) decision
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] OT: Emerson (2nd Amendment) decision
- From: Jerry Lehrer <jerryleh >
- Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 16:29:33 -0800
- References: <B8017941.15C92%bob > <009101c16049$ed9923c0$228a7bd5@mark>
Comments by Europeans about American gun culture is
about equal to an American asserting that all European
beer must be made to taste like Budweisser (or as my
father called it "bad-wasser").
mark blackman wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marc James Small" <msmall >
> Hoodlums rarely purchase their guns legally, Mark. As the old saw runs,
> "if guns are illegal, only outlaws will have guns".
> Now, if the hoodlum doesn't know whether or not you are packing, then this
> might cause him to pass you and yours by.
> True, but it is still unusual for criminals to carry firearms here (although
> they could well be armed). At the end of the day, I suppose it's what you
> are used to. For example, the idea that 5 children die per week (equivalent
> to one per week here) is statistically irrelevant and therefore, presumably
> acceptable, would not be received so lightly here, yet I note it drew no
> It would seem that sufficient people in the US don't trust their fellow
> citizens to run a democratic Government that they accept the high death rate
> as the price to be paid in order to be ready to start an armed insurrection.