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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 08:44 AM

14. Not to be contrary but...

...'gun-control', in the sense of regulation and laws, has always been fabrication. The idea of control in a society of free people is an oxymoron. I've said many times that control is a myth. Apart what science makes possible, the only real people control is self-control.

The best and most beneficial government based crime prevention efforts are those which empower the individual and remove barriers to freedom and equality.

Violence is not caused by a tool. It's a stupid idea to blame a baseball bat for bludgeoning or to think that a ban will help. Bludgeoning is illegal. Assault is illegal. Murder is illegal. Is there anyone out there that doesn't laugh at that concept of "double-secret probation" in the movie Animal House?

Once you've become enamored with the idea that "the good people" (meaning those that agree with you) can somehow stop "the bad people" from doing bad things and "make them good", you're into a rabbit hole while huffing glue with Harry Potter's wand in your pocket.

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