[ExI] ccp struggles

Stuart LaForge avant at sollegro.com
Wed Apr 15 01:02:09 UTC 2020

Quoting Stathis Papaioannou:

> If a policeman tries to arrest you for something that you think is
> unconstitutional, you don?t have the right to shoot him, or even threaten
> to shoot him. You will likely be punished if you shoot him or threaten to
> shoot him even if it is subsequently agreed in court (in a case separate
> from your criminal trial) that the policeman was acting on laws that were
> unconstitutional.

An armed American might not have the explicit right to shoot a  
policeman for violating his constitutional rights, but he certainly  
does have the option to do so. That option alone might prevent the  
policeman from barging into that American's home to see if he has  
anything he might want to take, demand free room and board from him,  
or otherwise excessively abuse police powers. Both the American  
citizen and the policeman have to deal with the consequences of their  
actions. By being armed, you can make sure those consequences are  
evident to the policeman. Armed citizenry keep the police honest.

Ever since Australians gave up their gun rights, the government can  
now just arrest their journalists and treat them like criminals, if  
they write or say the wrong thing. Can you imagine if Trump had that  
power here in America?


Stuart LaForge

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