11 November 2010

Quote of the Day

"Capabilities, not intentions.
If you deny a government, however benign, the capability to perform an action you no longer have to worry about its intentions changing.
Given that gun registration in practice doesn’t appear to have actually achieved any proposed compelling government interest in public safety what then is the reason for allowing a registry which has the capability of being misused?
The burden of justifying the thing is on the proponant of a registry not the critic. Not “what harm” but rather “what good”?"

Matthew Carberry in comments to Volohk.

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