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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Gore's speech re civil liberty
    Date: 11/25/2003 4:41:00 AM  

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>i'm sorry, i forgot, remind me again how many guns were used in the
>combinedattacks of sept 11th? or the wtc attack of 93? or the OK city

None. But we're now in the grips of the pre-emptive administration, and guns
*have* been used to mow down whole schools, there has been talk among the
terrorists about the ease of getting guns here (so that puts it right on the
board), and if the DC snipers don't qualify as a form of terrorism then I don't
know what does. So yes, it is an issue.

But to the point in general that you raise... here's some comedy for you. When
the administration put out the list of things you can't carry onto an airplane,
they made sure that things like nail clippers were included (even though
nobody's used them yet in a hijacking) and left ON cigarette lighters, which
WERE used by the "shoe bomber," after pressure was placed by the tobacco
industry...which kinda makes you wonder where the administration's real
concerns are, doesn't it?


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