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No one is complaining that they should have the "right" not to be offended.
So the State, having decided that murder is illegal, resorts to murder as "punishment". That is hypocrisy of the highest order.
Not that I'm advocating the death penalty, but that's a bad argument. It's quite illegal for me to put a gun to your head, drag you off to a tiny room, and hold you captive for decades (even if you murdered my family). If I do that to you, the State is sure as hell going to be doing that to me.
There are plenty of laws on the books designed to prevent government agencies from using taxpayer resources on misinforming the public.
If we ever started enforcing such laws the government would collapse.
I'm not even going to cite the near zero chance to actually get caught because the sentence for armed robbery of a bank is already at 10 years around here and the chance to get caught is near 100%. Still, people do it. Why? Because that's not on their list when they commit that crime.
Clearance rate for bank robbery is on the high side, but 100%? Try closer to 60. Bank robberies happen often because when you're desperate, those odds become acceptable. Not to mention the odds for a level headed pro vs. detoxing junkie on getting caught. I've met a bank robber before. He did get caught on 1 job but had been successful many times. Put a lot of thought and planning into it, was white and even had some college education. The police would certainly like to make people think youd never get away with it, but unless you screw up bad it's 50/50 for a reward of up to 1000s.
Oh, and guess what the vast majority of PATRIOT Act powers are used for, and what the 'anti-terrorism' grant dollars buy... the largest category is by far drug crimes, with terrorism coming in dead last. Law enforcement was foaming at the mouth over all the post-9/11 authority, but it sure as hell wasn't because it helped them fight terrorism- it let them make even more money, through grants and forfeitures, and superior-pleasing arrests, by fighting more drug crimes.
**And it was not 'ended' or 'reformed' by Holder, worst case of wholesale swallowing of media spin ever; it merely made it a requirement to only forfeit under federal law if you make it a joint investigation, makes it no harder to forfeit under state law, or for the feds on their own, or really at all since all it takes is putting a feds name on the paper to say it's joint)
That's the objection to 3D printing... it cuts out all the middlemen.
You are not the world police.
We've decided we are. What are you going to do about it?