Thursday, February 14, 2008

Guns don't kill astronauts--astronauts kill astronauts

A Florida TV station is reporting that the crew on the International Space Station (ISS) has access to a gun. While some might question the wisdom of putting a gun in a confined, high-stress, pressurized environment, it could actually come in handy in any number of situations, such as deterrring home invasions, warding off Muslim extremists, protecting the crew from the Vice President, or defeating rogue computers.

The statistics bear this out. To date, the ISS has the planet's lowest crime rate. A well-armed space crew will keep it that way.