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  •  It affects cost-benefit analysis (3+ / 0-)
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    oldpunk, theatre goon, Quicklund

    I have a right to buy fancy socks without having any need and without justifying them to anyone.

    However, since I don't have a need, the social cost of making them harder for me to own would be low.

    If there were a big social benefit to banning fancy socks, then there'd be a utilitarian argument for doing so.

    If I needed fancy socks to put food on the table or protect my livestock, the calculation would be different.

    •  Understood, but must this issue be "utilitarian"? (3+ / 0-)
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      oldpunk, Robobagpiper, theatre goon

      Isn't that where we get into trouble and such heated debates?

      If we accept the fact that the RKBA's is an unalienable individual right, then the reason is immaterial.

      Unless the focus moves to LEO and military and even then the limits have to be the same, equally applied.

      The fact that there are White Papers revealing the arguments that drones can be used against US citizens on US soil makes me jealous.  If they can have all the high tech toys, why can't we?

      I've always believed we should have as many guns and bullets, plus one than our government has.  Keeps the power structure where it should be, with the people.

      But I'm stubborn like that.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:20:10 PM PST

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