JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2009/10/quote-of-day-law-enforcement-edition.html (7 comments)

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jsid-1255104162-613299  CAshane at Fri, 09 Oct 2009 16:02:42 +0000

Found this video via gunrights4us called "The Largest Street Gang in America". It's disturbing, but on topic and very good.

jsid-1255120966-613342  karrde at Fri, 09 Oct 2009 20:42:46 +0000

Are you sure that's from a work of fiction?

jsid-1255124803-613349  Lyle at Fri, 09 Oct 2009 21:46:43 +0000

Nice story, but though more people are beginning to understand, we still seem to be clinging to some odd anti-gun fantasies;
"...most of the arrests had been for possessing weaponry after dark..."

Uh, wouldn’t people conceal their illegal weapons, and wouldn't darkness make detection that much more difficult? Or would all these people be carrying openly after ban? Or am I missing the fact that the story had some remote detection technology that could see a gun under someone’s clothing?

jsid-1255145420-613357  rws at Sat, 10 Oct 2009 03:30:20 +0000

Ahh, the wonderful Terry Pratchett. If you haven't read his Discworld books you've been missing something special. Nightwatch being especially libertarian leaning.

jsid-1255194530-613381  Unix-Jedi at Sat, 10 Oct 2009 17:08:50 +0000


Read the book. :)

jsid-1255207348-613397  LabRat at Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:42:28 +0000

Lyle- within the context of the novel, and established long before that passage, being out after curfew is itself a crime and the arrests for weapons are being made after a search.

jsid-1255538437-613606  GrumpyOldFart at Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:40:37 +0000

I know opinions will differ, but I personally consider Night Watch to be Pratchett's best work to date.

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