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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 08:44 PM
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33. Falsely pretending that people pretend that is false, yes
But nobody suggests that gun owners will never cross the line, or that a person who bought a gun legally is somehow incapable of using it illegally in the future.

What is being said is that existence of criminals, and/or the potential that every person has of becoming a criminal, are not in and of themselves valid justifications for restricting rights and limiting freedoms.

There is no false division: criminals are a problem, people who are not criminals are not a problem, passing laws to restrict the second group merely because they have the potential to migrate to the first group would be a very big problem indeed (notice I didn't mention gun laws in this paragraph).
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