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Would genuinely like to hear from a pro gun NRA type.
Not sure I qualify but I think you would think I do so here goes:
Where do you draw the line between what is and isn't a firearm? Does the 2nd Amendment allow (in your mind at least) a citizen to have a rocket launcher or a laser gun?
Cannon were not mentioned in the 2nd Amendment. Rockets were not mentioned and they were around (if relatively ineffective) when it was drafted as well. That would mean a rocket launcher would not be considered a firearm. As for a laser, the only ones that actually work as weapons are of cannon size so I would put it in that category. We have also decided that fully automatic weapons fit into the 'bigger than a firearm' category and their ownership should be restricted though they are a grey area so ownership restrictions are likewise grey. Calibers above a certain size also fit into the 'cannon' category.
What are you going to do when the technology of simple side arms develops to the point where you an take out a room full of people by pressing a trigger and letting you gun do all the aiming etc..?
Call it an IED, claymore mine or hand grenade. The comparison is obvious. The EU (and even UK) has had more problems with such weapons than the US and it only stopped when attitudes changed. If we ban such a thing and it is widely desired I expect we will be about as successful at preventing it from being sold as we are at stopping illegal drugs unless we too manage attitudes and expectations around it.
I too would love that but the problem is it would require a terrific amount of data entry and modeling for a small return. At best we'll end up with Ikea instructions and most stuff will still include poorly translated Chinese.
They didn't. They said an arguably political paper "played a role in the prosecution" . They don't consider the paper political or they don't consider it the whole motivation. It's a short paper, probably worth reading so you can make up your own mind how wrong they were.
>Law is a great thing until you realize you're on the wrong side of the line, at the wrong moment in time
Ever download something copywritten, participate in a fantasy football league or shower naked in Florida....criminal? If so it sounds like you were carrying a gun during the commission of a crime so the penalties are strengthened (ok not with the showering perhaps).
Law has progressed to the point where if you piss off a DA he can find something to charge you with. You are always on the wrong side when they want you to be.
Hey let's push the state into exempting out of state companies so we can get the exemption too. Oh crap, we just screwed it up for everyone and wasted millions in legal fees for a ruling that will get us nothing. Who could have ever guessed California would take the money grab option?
Welcome to life as a small business. I hope you're good at finding work for your robot.
V2.0, no doubt destined for Kickstarter momentarily courtesy of some local hacker, would probably have onboard storage for your data to deal with just such a concern.
No point, a market couldn't possibly compete with the illegal firmware you'll be able to download off of Pirate Bay.
If the information in any laptop (or desktop) could be worth tens of thousands in fines we might just see an increase in health care thefts and blackmail. Cheaper to pay to get the laptop back than to pay the fine if the data goes public.
Will they be happy if I send them 300 copies of Planetside2? There's a lot of shooting in that one.