Friday, April 4, 2014

The "Honor System" is the Foundation

Saw this post on, and it points out the NYT realizing the fundamental problem with the enforcement of gun laws (or any prohibition for that matter) - that it relies on people to follow the honor system, something criminals cannot be bothered by.

My Take: The NYT is not known to be friendly to RKBA, but this core concept of criminal compliance is fundamental to our criticisms on prohibition, whether gun control or the drug war. Criminals don't follow the laws, and therefore no law written will stop a criminal intent on violating even graver laws such as the prohibition on murder (or suicide). Put another way, if you're intent on killing someone, a gun law won't get in your way. For the NYT to connect the dots does represent some good penetration of this idea out into the mainstream.

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