[hackerspaces] Firearms in Hackerspaces?

Tim Krabec tkrabec at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 21:53:11 CET 2013

Showing people your gun may not be hacking, but if you've done some
gunsmithing or possibly made attachment or holster or some Rails, or
something else that is hacking.

would it be more likely in your opinion, that a person would go crazy and
shoot everyone in the space, or that some one would actively try to rob the

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM, Al Billings <albill at openbuddha.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Al
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Tim Krabec
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