(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

John Watkins john.watkins04 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 07:24:14 PDT 2009

I guess I'm a moderate conservative or libertarian on the issue.  I think
the Second Amendment creates an individual right and that that individual
right clearly isn't meant to cover every conceivable form of weapon.  The
proper balancing of those two might vary from state to state (or within
metropolitan areas) depending on the needs of the populace, but always
within those obvious boundaries.

Besides, banning handguns, a common proposal, doesn't seem workable to me.
We banned drugs, and that hasn't worked out too well.

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Adam Thornton <adam at io.com> wrote:

>  On Mar 17, 2009, at 5:36 AM, brunians at brunians.org wrote:
> Wolfe's readers are a diverse, and an international bunch, and I for one
> am curious to hear the views of the various literate and intelligent
> readers who frequent this list upon this subject, here in the early 21st
> century, some 90 years into the international disarm-the-citizens campaign
> that began after WWI.
> I myself am pretty much a Second Amendment fundamentalist.  Guns are
> extraordinarily useful tools for putting holes in things a long way away.
>  Like all powerful tools, they can cause great and unintended harm if
> misused or used carelessly.  Making the tool unavailable to responsible
> adults is not the solution to that problem.  There's something about power
> and responsibility and werearachnids to be said here.
> Adam
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