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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.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Want To Stop the Gun Violence?

Here's what can be done to end gun violence. It is very simple:

1. Repeal the 2nd Amendment.

2. Confiscate all existing guns in the country.

Yes, I know... fat chance.

But it is the only possible way. And no liberal is proposing it. Of course, the criminals will still have guns because they will not give them up willingly. And, I suspect not all gun owners will either. What will happen is that most gun owners will refuse to disarm because the government wants them to. Possibly because the government wants them to.

I write this because the president is on the TV calling for legislation to curtail gun violence. And taking potshots at the Republicans in Congress because they will not pass the gun laws he wants. So why doesn't he just push for a repeal of the 2nd Amendment? Because he knows that will never happen, just as every liberal anti-gun advocate knows it too.

Yet none of them are even trying to do it. Cowards.


Tom Sightings said...

I agree with you on a lot of things, but not this. Well. I do agree the only way to stop all gun violence is to repeal and confiscate, and that it's not gonna happen. My solution is to license all gun owners, register all guns, and require owners to buy liability insurance on the guns so if they hurt someone they can pay the medical bills. Just like we do with another dangerous but useful item in our lives -- the automobile. Other than the fact that it, too, will probably never happen, what's wrong with that? Sure, criminals will still have guns, just like some people drive without a license or insurance; but by making owners be responsible, I think it would significantly cut down on gun violence.

Douglas said...

Yes, Tom, it would "significantly cut down on gun violence." But the premise is to end it, not reduce it. A number of measures could reduce it; return to the days where people could be committed to psychiatric care involuntarily would help reduce it. Do we want that? It's trade-offs that societies establish that create problems.