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A firearm question for you Lefties

#1 Jan 10 2013 at 4:28 PM Rating: Default
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Smasharoo wrote:
"People don't need pies that are 9 feet across and served at 2700 degrees, why don't we ban that specific sort of pie?"

Edit: To which my response would be "yes, let's ban those sorts of pies".


Why? Assuming no one wants a pie that's 9 feet across and served at 2700 degrees, then there's no reason to ban them. But on the off chance that someone might want such a pie, the government should have no reason at all to restrict their right to one. I'll point out that there is no current ban on 9 foot wide pies served at 2700 degrees on the books. Therefore, such pies are legal to own right now.


In a free society we start with everything being legal, and only make illegal as few things necessary to maximize the liberty of those within the society. Whether someone needs something is irrelevant. I don't need pick fuzzy bunny slippers (regular slippers work just fine at keeping my feet warm, right), so why not ban those? The answer is that a government which does that is an authoritarian one, and is actively infringing the rights of its citizens.
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