You think a national gun ban would create a barrier to importation of guns to the US? We can't keep drugs out, what makes you think guns are any different?
That's such archaic thinking. Congress abdicated their duties to the bureaucracy long ago. Three letter agencies have their own rulebooks which hold the same weight as a law passed by congress. CIA, FBI, IRS, DEA, ATF, DHS, FDA, Departments of Education, Agriculture, you name it. Those bureaucracies can do just about whatever they want without congressional oversight. If they go overboard? There's a momentary outcry, some sacrificial lamb gets fired, everybody forgets about it in short order, and the march toward totalitarianism continues on unabated.
More laws are passed in this country than any person can keep up with. I'd have to dig it up, but there was some research done on the number of laws the average American breaks every day without doing anything truly "wrong" and doesn't even realize it.
Wow. Are you saying that for any statement which is not immutable, you include the word currently?
Get the fuck over yourself, Mr. Pedantic.
For now. Technology continues to get cheaper and easier to use.
Where did say anything resembling what you're claiming?
30,000 people a year? Pfffft...
Hitler, Stalin, Mao. They killed people by the tens of millions.
You want to save lives? Disarm governments. Not citizens.
The difference is that gun manufacturing is a highly regulated and controlled industry in the US. If you want to start a company to make guns and sell them, there's a whole lot of red tape to go through. Home manufacturing sidesteps the legal issues.
Regulation to big corporations is like the briar patch to Brer Rabbit.
"Oh no Mr Government! Don't pass any more regulations!"
Oh look, one of the biggest players exempted from toy safety laws that they wanted implemented. Of course, small companies need to spend a fortune to comply.
Do you believe easily treatable conditions would cost as much as they do in a libertarian society with no government enforced monopolies, compared to what we have right now in a world run by drug patents and with the AMA artificially limiting the number of doctors we have?
Wanna know how I can tell that you don't actually know any real estate agents?
Wait, I thought the best thing about the iPad was all the innovative apps. That means the public - not Apple - told us what the iPad was for.
Compiling is DRM? Stallman might be onto something...
You don't believe it because you're a simpleton who has never actually dealt with sales tax. If you believing that just saying the word "software" will easily solve the problem, you might as well substitute the words "magic" or "god" or any other make believe solution to life's complex problems.
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