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Sunday, January 13, 2013

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.


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