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Response to Saviolo (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:24 PM

5. well, sure, i suppose SOME people are calling for a legislative solution

a legislative solution could certainly run afoul of the first amendment, or it could be carefully limited so as to avoid that problem.

or the solution could be a non-legislative one.

comics can be blunt instruments, and in this case this important distinction is lost; it just goes directly from talking about blame to asserting that it's destroying the first amendment.

also, the nra is first and foremost an industry lobby, so of course they're going to say whatever is in the interest of gun manufacturers. beyond that, i'm sure they would argue that gun rights are in the constitution, whereas video game rights are not. perhaps this is counter-intuitive from a policy perspective, but not from a constitutional one, at least if you buy the nra/scalia interpretation of the second amendment.

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