Date: Dec 16, 2012 12:46 PM
Author: GS Chandy
Subject: Re: Would effective gun control laws be 'unacceptable social<br> engineering'?
Robert Hansen (RH) posted Dec 16, 2012 3:25 PM:
> On Dec 15, 2012, at 8:42 PM, GS Chandy
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Why not simply ban ALL private ownership of
> firearms? What purpose do they serve in a lawful
> world (apart from profits for their manufacturers and
> Maybe your barn is lawful but the world is certainly
> Bob Hansen
Such carefully 'selective quotation' is quite typical of the falsehoods propagated by RH. My original asked:
>> I wonder: Would effective gun control laws be
>> considered to be "unacceptable social engineering"?
>> [I for one would wonder why Japan even allows the
>> possession of ANY firearms at all (shotguns and such
>> even under its severely restrictive laws). Why not
>> simply ban ALL private ownership of firearms? What
>> purpose do they serve in a lawful world (apart from
>> profits for their manufacturers and dealers)?
>> [Why not work towards creating a world that is
>> generally law-abiding instead of generally lawless,
>> which seems to be the case today. Ah yes, would that
>> be considered to be 'social engineering' by some?]
I strongly recommend that RH (if he is 'scientifically inclined' as he touts himself to be) should take the small trouble to read one or a few of the MANY sound references available dealing with the matter of "How to Quote" - e.g.:
- -- http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_quoting.html
- -- https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/citingreferences/tutorial/quotation2.html
(There are some MMMMMillions of links available).
("Still Shoveling Away!")