To mod otherwise because the mod dislikes something, or finds it "offensive", is a form of self-delusion, an effort to censor with the approval of his or her own conscience.
Although it's sad that some people would rather try to censor my 1st amendment rights than come up with a useful alternative, I'm not even slightly surprised. I've had this same debate with friends who are rabidly anti-gun and the answer is always the same - blame the tool, not the user. It's really sad, if we could just get the mentally ill the help they need and stop treating mental illness like something that shouldn't be talked about there would be so many people that could benefit. Not just people who are looking to commit violent acts, but millions of others who's quality of life has been ruined by a mental illness and are too afraid to get the help they need because of the ridiculous stigma attached to it.
And this is what prevents serious gun legislation in the US: Too many people talking about something they know nothing about.
Exactly, and that is also why so many gun folks are so completely opposed to any new gun laws - most of the people making those laws couldn't tell the difference between a Ruger 10/22 that is painted black and a fully automatic M16. Ironically these are the same people who scream and shout about men making laws about abortion.
MSDOS is not dead, it just smells that way. -- Henry Spencer