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Re: Militias

Jun 07, 1997 11:14 PM
by Tom Robertson

On Sat, 7 Jun 1997 23:21:23 -0400 (EDT) M K Ramadoss <>

>At 08:39 PM 6/7/97 -0400, Dr. A.M.Bain wrote:

>>In message <>, >>

>>>I agree, of course, that there so-called "militias" of all types
>>>...some racist, some thugs, ...but the vast majority are good.

>>Good for what???  Here in the UK all handguns are now illegal except
>>.22, and they are about to go.  Any other kind of gun needs a
>>licence, they are hard to get, and storage is strictly controlled.
>>We don't miss them.  The police are occasionally armed for special
>>duties in the public interest.  That's enough.

>Here in Texas, USA, last year they passed a law permitting citizens to
>carry concealed weapons.

I've heard that Switzerland is a very safe place to live, since everyone
is forced to have guns.  Maybe England has succeeded in keeping almost
everyone from having guns, which would have the same result, but the most
insecure combination is typified by the United States, where there are
too many criminals with guns and too much gun control, and where the
worst crime statistics are where there is the most gun control, whereas
those cities which have followed Switzerland's example have very low
crime rates.

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