Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Two great reads

The Armed Canadian is hitting 'em out of the park! He's got two posts up that are sure to pique your interest.

The first is;
The Protest You'll Never See
Quite simply: Imagine 10,000 law-abiding gun owners marching on the National Mall with rifles on their shoulders and carrying signs demanding the repeal of some existing gun law felt (and rightly so) to be Unconstitutional.

The idea is civil disobedience for gun owners, and he goes into why it's interesting to think about, but not necessarily the best course of action. It's an interesting dive into what if territory, and is worth your time and thought.

The second is;
A "Reasonable Restriction" on Shouting Fire
Wherein he recounts a heated discussion of rights vs "greater good" that he had with is future mother-in-law.
Sparring about rights with a Government and History Teacher: Bad Idea.

He gets into some great analogies for 1st and 2nd amendment restrictions based on the "restriction" that you are not allowed to shout "fire" in a crowded theater. A great discussion, that both sides can benefit from. (plus you can gather some great ammo for future arguments heated debates)

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