On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:44:45 PM UTC-5, Stephen Paul King wrote:
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>  On 1/30/2013 12:41 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
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> On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:09:49 AM UTC-5, rclough wrote: 
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>> What is the least powerful means of controlling gun violence ?
>> By legal means, as if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
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>  Just like if you outlaw biological weapons, then only outlaws will have 
> biological weapons. That's pretty much the idea of making things illegal.
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>> What is the most powerful means ?
>> By restablishing moral values in our homes, in our schools and in the 
>> media.
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> Moral values cannot be re-established by decree, only imitated voluntarily 
> by example.
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>     Morals flow from the individual mind. The collective has no morals.
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Agreed, but I would add that the although the collective has no morals 
itself, it is only through social interaction which morals are meaningfully 
defined. Without a social context, morals are only solipsistic oscillations 
of temperament.

Craig
 

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> Onward!
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> Stephen
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