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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mayhem on Mother's Day

There is an old joke that "gun control" means hitting your target.

Well, gun control seems to be in short supply in New Orleans. A young man fired into a crowd at a Mother's Day parade there and injured 19 people. They mention, as if to emphasize it, that two of the people injured are children. I am not sure why that is important. It's not like he intentionally aimed for them... I suspect he had a target, or targets, in mind when he opened fire and it wasn't a child, or children. I would be, if I was in charge of the investigation, questioning all the victims over the age of 16 (gotta start somewhere). One of them is probably the target of the shooter's wrath. Perhaps that is how police got a name for the shooter.

Here's some additional information on the suspected shooter:

Police also said in a statement that Scott was previously arrested for Illegal Carrying of a Weapon, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Resisting an Officer, Contraband to Jail, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon While in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Heroin.

Seems like the laws in place didn't deter or control much.

I have said before that the only way to minimize the number of such incidents is to make possession of a firearm illegal and to confiscate all existing weapons. And that is next to impossible to do. First, we'd have to repeal the Second Amendment and, second, we'd have to find all the existing illegally owned firearms. If we could do the latter, we wouldn't need to do the former.

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