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Damn, Frank. You are a postin' fool.

The ultimate irony would be if the left are succesful on outlawing fire-arms and are left to fight the revolution with sticks, rocks, and a handful of gumption. I wonder what would have happened had Stalin faced a sit-in.

Posted by josh at December 12, 2005 08:32 PM

"(The TNR link is, I believe, subscription only, unfortunately.)"

Bugmenot.com

As you know, I hold Berman in nearly as high a regard, although I had slightly more mixed feelings about his France essay, and, of course, there's no one who writes without flaws.

Posted by Gary Farber at December 13, 2005 12:55 AM

**The ultimate irony would be if the left are succesful on outlawing fire-arms and are left to fight the revolution with sticks, rocks, and a handful of gumption.**

Because a few thousand people with .45s and hunting rifles would surely be a match to America's armed forces-sarcastically.

I don't think all guns should be outlawed, but "protecting ourselves from the government" is the worst possible excuse for keeping them legal.

A much better one would be "shooting deer is fun".

Posted by Tim at December 15, 2005 01:45 AM

I disagree Tim. It's the only reason I find completely convincing and was the reasoning of the founding fathers. It increases the cost of oppression significantly.

I don't mind the shooting deer is fun argument either.

Posted by josh at December 16, 2005 01:44 AM