[hackerspaces] Firearms in Hackerspaces?

Al Billings albill at openbuddha.com
Mon Jan 14 21:49:12 CET 2013

On Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM, David Powell wrote:
> 1) Some people simply like guns. Showing them off to other gun enthusiast is not dangerous when they are not loaded and the people are sane.

Feel free to play with them at home with your friends. Showing guns to folks isn't "hacking" and we're talking about hackerspaces.
> 2) For protection because hackers are typically a little nuts. I have yet to meet a hacker who does not have a personality flaw. Who's to say someone won't get pissed and come shoot up the place one day. Have an armed police officer in the space makes you feel a little more secure.

 Seriously? If you're so afraid of your peers that you need a gun, reconsider membership.

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