Re: Possible Swine Flu Pandemic
- From: "Freckles" <freckles@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 09:45:29 -0500
"Alan S" <loralgtweightandcarbs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Fri, 01 May 2009 13:30:00 +1200, Quentin Grady
On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 22:44:52 -0700, "Julie Bove"
Or of course, they could shoot them as soon as they walk in
I'm not sure that is a responsible thing to say. OK, I know you are
joking but ... While hand guns are rare in Australia and NZ they are
common in the US and so are people inclined to use them.
It worked in England in the time of the Black plague and during the
shaking sickness to kill off all strangers. Those were deadly and
villagers improved their chances markedly but killing anyone who came
from an infected area. Killing of rats and not buying clothes
discarded by those who died of the plague would have worked.
'twas meant in jest Quentin, and I'm sure no-one reading
here would take it seriously.
But then, in this crazy world which includes people who
believe they have a right and a need to own guns to kill
their neighbours with, I suppose anything is possible.
Sorry to inform you but, we in the U.S. are not crazy, and the right to own
guns is written into our Constitution.
I own several weapons including two rifles, one 22 Marlin for varmint
hunting and one 300 Savage for larger game. I also own a 45 automatic for
personal and home protection. I, and no one I know, has ever shot any human
Here in Texas, and in a number of other States, we can legally carry
concealed handguns as long as we have taken a course in using them.
There is even one State where it is mandatory to own a gun. In that State
crime has been greatly reduced.
I was taught to shoot as a boy and when I went into the Army I qualified as
an expert rifleman.
Finally, most of the people I know own at least one pistol or rifle.
Since I left the RAAF 25 years ago I can only recall meeting
two people who I knew owned hand guns - or any guns. One was
a competitor in the Commonwealth Games target pistol events
and the other was a serious collector who had a storage
setup that Fort Knox would have envied.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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