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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:35 PM

8. For some of us, it is simply a matter of freedom of association. Why would others carry guns unless

they think there's a possibility that they will need them? Are they a fashion accessory? A status symbol? A political statement?

No if it weren't for what guns do, no one would be carrying them for these other possible reasons either. So, I can assume that if I am in the presence of people who are carrying guns, they are doing so because there is some threat. My rights to freedom of association allow me to CHOOSE those with whom I associate. If I choose not to associate with persons who are under so much threat that they are carrying guns in my presence, that is my rightful choice. If you interfere with my right to this kind of self-determination by preventing the exercise of my right by hiding some essentially determinative factor, e.g. the possibility of violence proven by the necessity of weapons, then you are claiming a PRIVILEGE over my rights which you did not seek from me in any way shape or form, because the whole point of CC is to be secret, nor did you offer me compensation for whatever risk I might have chosen if you had allowed me to decide for myself.

CC claims a secret privilege that it does not grant to others, self-determination, and it claims that privilege by means of threat of the most ultimate violence there is. That pretty much fits my definition of fascism.

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