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Comment Re:May you (Score 1) 290 290

If citizens of countries other than France pass laws that deal with this problem, then all is well and good - and you should be working to convince them to do so.

Why should other countries, the citizens of which have decided that free speech is more important, be affected by that, though?

Comment Re: So much stupid (Score 1) 100 100

here in my country the number one reason criminals kill cops is not to avoid arrest: it's to steal the cop's guns

In US, a criminal wouldn't do it because there's no point. If you want to steal a gun, just break into a random house while the owners aren't there, you have basically a 1 out of 3 chance that it'll have at least one.

Comment Re:Ever heard of the Stasi prosecuting KGB? (Score 1) 100 100

By 1989, Soviets and their client states definitely had desktop PCs and associated devices, including hard drives. Mostly copies of Western tech of a few years before then, so we're talking about 5Mb hard drives here, but still. In fact, GDR was the one Warsaw Pact country where most of that stuff was made for use by the others - look up "VEB Robotron". And of all places to actually get them, I would imagine that Stasi would be the first on the list.

Comment Does not follow (Score 1) 211 211

Premiums will necessarily drop? What planet do you live on where prices go DOWN? With the great exception of the computer industry, prices are almost always sticky to the upside. Seriously insurance companies would not be so foolish as to price themselves out of the market.

Comment Re:Misleading headline (Score 1) 1167 1167

Generally speaking, self-defense is specifically listed as a valid reason in laws pertaining to negligent or reckless discharge of firearms. But you'd need to prove that you specifically fired in self-defense, and show that the direction of the shot etc was conductive to that claim. Following Joe Biden's suggestion and discharging a shotgun in the air to scare off the intruder would likely get you charged, for example.

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