[ExI] More deaths from COVID-19 than Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 05:59:35 UTC 2020

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 9:08 AM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

>  So for example it would be constitutional to make individual ownership of
> anything more advanced than a revolver or a bolt action rifle illegal, as
> those things would still be more advanced than the original intent of the
> framers of the Constitution, when they wrote that document they were
> thinking about single shot flintlock pistols and muzzle loading muskets.

### No, John, the Framers were not stupid. They thought about weapons
dangerous enough to deter a rogue government but not dangerous enough to
allow minor criminals to destroy the society. The precise type of weapon
that meets above criteria changes in time and space but the idea of the
Equalizer is persistent.

When Leonidas said "Molon labe!" he meant a sharp stick and a long knife.
When we say "Molon labe!" we mean AR-15. When the Moon Confederacy defies
the Terran Hegemony, they will talk about gigawatt lasers and grey goo.

Molon labe, John.

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