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Response to Eko (Reply #84)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 08:21 PM

85. Please reread the OP

Laws do not prevent crime. If they did, people wouldn't be murdered.

Bad things that are worthy of punishment are made illegal. The purpose of the law is to serve as criteria for conviction. Secondarily it serves as a guide for behavior. Of those who kill, I suggest that most do what they can to not be caught; some have a suicide endgame planned. I admit there is a really small percentage who may think to themselves, 'I really want to kill my rat bastard mother-in-law but, since it's illegal, I won't.'

I believe most of us are normal folks who wouldn't just go into a rage and head for tower with a sniper rifle. We would make good allies. OTOH, if just want to brand folks who are okay with owning an AR as enemies, not to be trusted... Why should we help you?

I brought up Dahmer and Mengele as illustrations of the pointless pursuit of trying to find ways to prevent crime rather than just empowering honest folks with knowledge and the ability to just do the right thing today.

Bans make enemies. As Machiavelli said, "When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred."

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