The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Found this video via gunrights4us called "The Largest Street Gang in America". It's disturbing, but on topic and very good.
Are you sure that's from a work of fiction?
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?
Ahh, the wonderful Terry Pratchett. If you haven't read his Discworld books you've been missing something special. Nightwatch being especially libertarian leaning.
Read the book. :)
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.
I know opinions will differ, but I personally consider Night Watch to be Pratchett's best work to date.