The Caffeinated Penguin

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A different tack (for me anyway) on gun rights

Posted By on March 27, 2006

(crossposted to )

So, I'm thinking of taking a different tack on the gun debate. Rather than harping on the second amendment, I'm thinking of taking a “moral high ground” approach, as follows:

(1) Defending oneself from being a victim of crime is a fundamental human right,

(2) Given (1) (which I would think few people can dispute), then removing, limiting, or otherwise restricting the means by which an individual exercises that right represents a fundamental human rights violation.

(3) Therefore it follows that a vast majority of world governments, and indeed the UN itself is culpable in being a large human rights abuser.

Opinions on this approach?


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