[hackerspaces] Firearms in Hackerspaces?

Michel Gallant sfxman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 21:24:39 CET 2013

Being afraid of tools that can rip your fingers off isn't insane, it's
healthy. You are insane to claim otherwise.

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Mark Atwood <me at mark.atwood.name> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Pete Prodoehl <raster at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Here's a quick question for US-based hacker/makerspaces... Do you have a
> firearms ban at your space, and if so, what are some of the reasons behind
> the decision?
> We don't have a rule at our space.  Our space is a member-oriented
> space, no "general public" except as guests of members or as visitors
> to specific private events.
> If such a rule was proposed, I would argue strongly against it.  If
> someone is a legal owner/carrier of a firearm, if we can't trust them
> with their gun, we can't trust them with all the tools *either*.
> More generally, if someone in a makerspace is "afraid" of guns, that's
> insane.  They should be afraid of all the other tools too.
> ..m
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