An Excellent Post

Fellow Arizona blogger Jackalope Pursuivant commented on my post about the six people beaten and stabbed to death in Florida last month. My point was that a “gun control” strategy aimed at disarming citizens was obviously wrong – obvious to the point of suspicion. Dan commented that he had answered my somewhat rhetorical question in an earlier post of his own, and he was right. It’s a damned good post – read all the links – and the quotation he cites is most appropriate:

If you once agree that despotism is a convenient tool for arresting the rise in heinous crimes, you give the government an interest in heinous crimes increasing. It will be careless in its surveillance in order to force you to give it unlimited powers. – Benjamin Constant, Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments

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