Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Must Have Guns

I think this has been proposed in a couple of places:
A tiny town in western Pennsylvania could ask all of its residents to own guns, if a proposal under consideration on Wednesday wins approval from local officials.

I don't know much about guns myself, and as a result they scare me a bit. But I can see the argument for having most people carry them. The rate of occurrence of many crimes would drop significantly if criminals had to worry about the victim having a gun. In some ways, then, society would be safer. On the other hand, there would be a lot more accidental and intentional shootings. So, I'd like to see some place give it a try, but I don't really want to be around when they do.

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