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  •  Easy (0+ / 0-)

    Ownership of a weapon in this case is not inherently illegal, nor is manufacturing your own. That makes it completely different from child pornography. You need no federal firearms license to legally make your own gun. You only need a license to sell them.

    It's a rather simple matter to make possession and distribution of such files illegal.
    Perhaps you should take this knowledge to the recording and movie industries. I'm sure they would pay you millions for a simple matter that would end the distribution of illegally distributed music and movies.

    Making something "illegal" is a long way from "stopping it from happening". Making it illegal and being unable to enforce it just generates contempt for the law, as the brazenly open torrent sites demonstrate.

    •  Nothing is "inheriently illegal". (0+ / 0-)

      Including child pornography.

      I don't even know what it would mean for something to be "inheriently illegal".

      And nobody has claimed that making child pornography illegal has somehow magically stopped it from being produced and distributed.

      You are arguing against straw men of your own creation.

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