NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 16:14:48 -0600
From: Barry Lennox
Subject: Re: MICROWAVE DETECTOR FOR CONCEALED FIREARMS.
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 11:17:02 +1300
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On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 15:58:08 +0000, John Woodgate
>I read in sci.electronics.design that Barry Lennox
> wrote (in firstname.lastname@example.org>) about 'MICROWAVE DETECTOR FOR CONCEALED FIREARMS.', on
>Sun, 12 Jan 2003:
>>"Hope" and "reasonably" are the key words, very sadly misplaced.
>We hope, in Britain, that the population is reasonably safe from guns
>held by our own police and armed services. The situation is certainly
>different in other countries.
The problem is that the future is hard to see. A couple of examples
come to mind.
I toured around Yugoslavia in 1977, and it seemed a very friendly
contented laidback sort of place. The nearest thing to mayhem was some
of the local idiot drivers.
I dare say there are thousands of those friendly folk who hoped that
they were reasonably safe from their police and military weapons, now
lying in mass graves with their brains blown out.
Back in 1981, while studying for an international affairs exam, we
examined a number of potential hot areas in Latin America, the
Malvinas/Falklands long-standing dispute got a mention in passing, but
the considered opinion of all the experts was " It will never come to
anything" The rest is history, about 12 months later you and the
Argies were murdering the hell out of each other!!
Britain may be different now, but who knows. It would be a brave
commentator that gives a money-back warranty!