OT: Americans love their guns

Asun Friere afriere at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Sep 10 07:15:37 CEST 2003

"Al Kirke" <alkirke1 at comcast.net> wrote in message news:<vCu7b.201587$2x.57934 at rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att.net>...
> "Nick Vargish" <nav+posts at bandersnatch.org> wrote in message
> news:m3k78j6v5e.fsf at tanelorn.bandersnatch.org...
> > Steve Lamb <grey at despair.dmiyu.org> writes:
> >
> > >     Do this simple test.  Get an egg timer (or any other timing device).
> > > Now set it to 4, maybe 5 minutes.  Now lock yourself in the closet.
> >
> > Counter-test: Imagine your seven-year-old son finding your gun and
> > shooting and killing your five-year-old daughter while you're working
> > in your study.
> Impossible.  The son had been taught safe gun handling on
> the pistol range w/ a .22 starting at aged five, and would
> come and tell you that firearm had not been safely stored.
> Al

Why is it impossible for someone who has been taught safe gun handling
to shoot and kill someone else?  Do they use aversion therapy or

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