In Which I Disagree with Instapundit
I disagree with this post:
I recommend banning phased plasma rifles in the 40-watt range. No one needs more than 25 watts for home defense.On the one hand, banning nonexistent weaponry is a useful tactic for stopping idiotic legislation. On the other hand, someday there might be devices that can be legitimately called “phased plasma rifles.” Remember: Phasers don't disintegrate people, people disintegrate people.
Addendum: Banning something impossible does not always keep the Safety Nazis away.