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Old January 21st, 2013, 07:50 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Ok, I'll bite...

The obvious problem with that argument.. is that as by definition criminals are people who break the laws. So why have ANY laws at all.

Thefts are only committed by people who break laws about stealing, so why make stealing against the law. Honest people don't need the laws and criminals ignore them anyway. So why not abolish the lot and have a completely arachistic society?


Even Moses, had the 10 commandments.. how few do you think that a modern country can manage with?
Once again, the point is missed... the crimes committed with the guns are already against the law. Simply making a law against the tools used is pointless. Of course stealing should be illegal. I never said that crimes should not have corresponding laws. But just because stealing is illegal, we shouldn't make owning a crowbar illegal. Many people use them for purposes other than crime, just like guns.

Is the fog starting to lift a little?
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