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Re: Shooting in Colorado, just another day in Yugoslavia-Revenge of

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Thu, 22 Apr 1999 19:41:42 EDT

In a message dated 4/21/99 10:07:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
artistlps writes:

> If you outlaw guns it will not stop criminals from getting guns. We already
have lots of laws, we just need to enforce them.
Yes, people kill people, but guns sure make it a heck of a lot easier.

Yes, if guns are outlawed, it won't stop criminals from getting them.

However, I am certain that parents of some of those students at Columbine
High owned guns. Those guns did not prevent the horrbile situation on

This notion of the "criminals," like they are all just waiting out there for
us to disarm ourselves, seems a little strange to me. Most victims of
homicide know the person who kills them. Most violent crime is not random.
The situation in Littleton fits that profile. These kids knew each other,
and the two who committed the murders had a purpose