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From: nick at virus-l.demon.co.uk (Nick FitzGerald)
Subject: Show me the Virrii!

doyle043@....edu to "Schmehl, Paul L" to John.Airey@...b.org.uk:

[restructured to fix top-posting-itis]

> > >   Saying Windows is to blame for the mess that we're in is 
> > > like saying the gun is what causes a murder and not the 
> >  >person that pulled the trigger.
> >
> > Well, there's a boatload of people in the world that apparently believe
> > guns cause murders, isn't there?  At least judging by the number of
> > countries that have outlawed the ownership of them....
> 
> Wrong thinking is still wrong thinking

So, so true, including yours...

And, any morons that think all thinking nations with advanced 
democracies _severely_ limit or outright ban personal ownership of 
firearms because they believe it will _prevent_ firearm-related crime 
should go take a few basic reading and logic lessons.  Well-enforced 
criminalization of (most) firearm ownership clearly reduces the threat 
to the population as a whole and all but eliminates the far from 
insignificant rate of "stupid gun accidents" that such backward 
countries as the United States suffer from.  Why anyone would believe 
that "better gun education" might better improve that situation than 
enforced criminalization is beyond the ken of intelligent thought.

Anyway, this whole sub-thread is entirely misplaced.  I think you were 
all looking for the newsgroup: 

  alt.silly.arguments.based.on.chronically.flawed.analogies

Please -- anyone with an urge to further respond to "viruses are/are 
not like guns" debates -- take them somewhere else as they are all very 
old and have been shown, ad nauseum, to be very bogus.


Regards,

Nick FitzGerald


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