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Guns & logic II

| Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Mike Seate said during a telephone conversation with Mike Stollenwerk about firearms, he (Seate) asked Mr. Stollenwerk if "he was carrying a gun because he hoped to or expected to shoot someone someday." Mr. Seate then said that "the phone suddenly went dead."

Well, no wonder. If any of us were having a conversation with someone who suddenly asked a question that inane, we'd probably conclude that we were really speaking with a blithering idiot and we'd terminate the conversation as well.

For future columns, Seate might want to consider the following subject choices and interview questions:

  • Interview a Muslim and ask if he hopes to become a suicide bomber someday

  • Interview a teenage black male and ask if he hopes to become a drug dealer and shoot people someday

  • Interview a Jewish person and ask if he hopes to kill all Palestinians someday

  • etc., etc.

Actually, Seate probably doesn't need any suggestions. He seems to have enough prejudices on his own.

Bruce Taszarek Eighty Four

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