What Kind of People We Are
bobsheridan at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 17 23:40:59 PDT 2007
I give up on farmers having guns. So far as I know, the people
committing massacres aren't farmers. They're high school and college
boys and people taking anti-depressants (supposedly). People want to
protect themselves with guns? Fine. Against whom? Known people who
are threatening or potential assailants? College dorm students want
or need guns? Since when?
I still say there's a lot of evading the point going on here.
On Apr 17, 2007, at 10:59 PM, Volokh, Eugene wrote:
> I don't get this. If farmers are allowed to have guns "as long
> as they keep them on the farm," then the farmer who wants to embark
> on a
> mass murder spree can just take the gun with him off the farm and
> to his
> chosen scene of the crime. I say again: Prohibiting something
> mean stopping it, especially when the target of the prohibition is
> willing to violate prohibitions against murder.
> The only way to keep the farmer from taking the gun with him to
> the scene of the crime is to prohibit guns altogether, confiscating
> 200+ million weapons that are out there. And that would mean that
> and his family wouldn't be able to defend themselves, on the farm or
> Robert Sheridan writes:
>> Well, Scott, I don't see too many farmers going on rampages
>> in colleges, high schools, post offices, or against
>> presidents and rock stars, so you're off the hook there.
>> They can have all the anti- varmint weapons that they need,
>> in my view, as long as they keep them on the farm or out in
>> the woods or the range. Fair enough? Oh, yes, and a
>> personal protection firearm for the wife and kids to keep
>> around the farmhouse and over the mantle, sorta like Daniel Boone
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