Les Schaffer schaffer at
Sat May 19 16:29:19 MDT 2001

[Subject: BOUNCE marxism at    Non-member submission from
 ["snnoonan" <snnoonan at>]]

Calling for gun control in a capitalist society with a capitalist
state is a liberal fantasy. The application of a "war on guns" would
have exactly the same effect of the "war on drugs". Non-whites, the
poor and the working class would bear the brunt of the police
harrasment, arrest and incarceration for firearms possession.  Gun
control would only criminalize and incarcerate another million plus
working class people. Also, given the number of firearms already on
the streets and the ease with which guns and munitions could be
smuggled a "war on guns" would also create another avenue for
organized crime to prey on the poor.

Under a socialist state gun control would be an entirely different
matter.  But as things stand now in the U.S. gun control is a
distraction from the real causes of crime and a cover for
strengthening and expanding the already massive police state faced by
the poorest and most exploited.

Sean Noonan

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