Gun Ban press release

I'm in favor of a statement. We can talk about the Pink Pistols, and
how armed gays don't get bashed. We can talk about not wanting to
disarm San Franciscans so that only police or people in the "red
states" own guns. We can talk about how the police are seen in some
neighborhoods as an occupying force, their tendency to engage in
unnecessary shootings that go unprosecuted; their slow response times
and failure to prioritize going after real crime. We can talk about how
Mao said that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, and ask
whether San Franciscans want people in red states to be armed to defend
themselves while people in blue states have to rely on government for
their protection. I don't think many people will confuse these
arguments as coming from Republicans or the NRA.

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

Thank you to Richard Newell for this press release. I would love to
hear from LPSF Activists on what role, if any, the LPSF as a group
may have in stating its opposition to this gun ban (or perhaps there
is no consensus against this ban, thus no opinion to be stated as a
group). I am not suggesting joining the legal challenges that Mike
Denny and his second amendment groups are spearheading; I am simply
suggesting a statement.

Marcy

--- In lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Newell"
<richard@n...> wrote:

Check this out...

Gay Libertarians oppose San Francisco gun ban
http://www.lp.org/lpnews/0503/outright.html

For now, it's also linked to from the LP's home page. (www.lp.org)

Rich

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At-Large Rep., Executive Committee, Libertarian Party of California
Vice-Chair, Outright Libertarians of the San Francisco Bay Area
richard@n...
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Good points, Starchild. What about formulating a press release during
our 15 minutes of activity at the next meeting?

Marcy

--- In lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com, Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>
wrote:

  I'm in favor of a statement. We can talk about the Pink

Pistols, and

how armed gays don't get bashed. We can talk about not wanting to
disarm San Franciscans so that only police or people in the "red
states" own guns. We can talk about how the police are seen in some
neighborhoods as an occupying force, their tendency to engage in
unnecessary shootings that go unprosecuted; their slow response

times

and failure to prioritize going after real crime. We can talk about

how

Mao said that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, and

ask

whether San Franciscans want people in red states to be armed to

defend

themselves while people in blue states have to rely on government

for

their protection. I don't think many people will confuse these
arguments as coming from Republicans or the NRA.

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

> Thank you to Richard Newell for this press release. I would love

to

> hear from LPSF Activists on what role, if any, the LPSF as a group
> may have in stating its opposition to this gun ban (or perhaps

there

> is no consensus against this ban, thus no opinion to be stated as

a

> group). I am not suggesting joining the legal challenges that Mike
> Denny and his second amendment groups are spearheading; I am

simply

> suggesting a statement.
>
> Marcy
>
> --- In lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Newell"
> <richard@n...> wrote:
>> Check this out...
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>> Gay Libertarians oppose San Francisco gun ban
>> http://www.lp.org/lpnews/0503/outright.html
>>
>> For now, it's also linked to from the LP's home page.

(www.lp.org)

>>
>> Rich
>>
>> ===============================================
>> G. Richard Newell
>> At-Large Rep., Executive Committee, Libertarian Party of

California

>> Vice-Chair, Outright Libertarians of the San Francisco Bay Area
>> richard@n...
>> +1 (408) 882-4785
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