[hackerspaces] Firearms in Hackerspaces?
sfxman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 21:33:30 CET 2013
I was addressing Pete's equivocation of guns with other tools. A gun is a
tool for ending lives. Why is it insane to be afraid of having that
dangerous, single-use tool at a hackerspace?
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:30 PM, Phillip Rhodes
<motley.crue.fan at gmail.com>wrote:
> If that were true, then how could anyone ever use a drill press, band
> saw, lathe, etc.
> I think having a healthy-respect for tools is one thing, but being
> *afraid* of them is quite
> something else. But maybe we're just debating semantics?
> At any rate, all tools can be dangerous and deserve to be used with care
> the proper precautions. In that regard, how is a pistol any different
> from a band-saw?
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:24 PM, Michel Gallant <sfxman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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>
> >> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Pete Prodoehl <raster at gmail.com>
> >> >
> >> > 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
> >> > 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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