[lit-ideas] Re: Didn't I tell you so?

  • From: "Lawrence Helm" <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 16:15:56 -0700

Are you inveighing against the invention of the gun?   I recall reading that
when the English long-bow was invented; several argued that war was probably
at an end because it was too dangerous and costly to go up against an army
armed with such a formidable.   I suppose philosophers have always discussed
such things, but on the practical level if your enemy has one and may very
well use it on you, you'd be foolish not to get one too, if you could -
whatever it is.  





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Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Didn't I tell you so?


"The inner cities are full of people who need to defend themselves.  Guns
make it possible."


Or rather, guns make it necessary.

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