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Constitutional fundamentalism updated for the modern times

2013-01-02 16:58:34.957008-08 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

New York Times: Paper That Put Gun Permit Map Online Hires Armed Guards

“When these laws were conceived, there was no social media, there was no Google maps,” he said.

The irony, it keeps folding back on itself.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-02 18:42:24.359129-08 by: meuon [edit history]

I assume:

The first reminds me that most of that informatation is actually worthless, unless you are the government. The second reminds me to be reasonably polite to just about anyone/everyone. Especially to the crazy little old lady with the Dan Wesson .44mag in her purse.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-02 19:59:46.471567-08 by: Dan Lyke

I think those are both good assumptions.

And to be clear, I tend to be in the "violence is a socioeconomic issue, gun violence is a side-effect of that, solve the root problem" sort of person. And that it's stupid that we as a society throw up our hands and panic at a Sandy Hook type of incident when the death toll is happening all the time with automobile related deaths.

I'm just amused by the way people seem to be stumbling over themselves to say stupid revealing shit.