Quote of the day—Solomon Friedman

Responsible citizens do not cease to act responsibly merely due to the presence of tools.

Solomon Friedman
November 15, 2011
Testimony at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (Canada).

[You would think this statement is blindly obvious but beliefs to the contrary have been around for centuries and persist to this today in the form of “gun control”.—Joe]

3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Solomon Friedman

  1. When your core belief is “Guns are bad, mmmkay!” then the belief that possession of guns causes bad behavior is sure to follow, and almost necessary to follow. This is also why anti-gunners commonly think that anyone in possession of guns will misbehave. I try not to endow my inanimate objects with such control over me.

    In the belief that one should never tell children not to stick beans up their noses unless one wishes that to happen, I suggest we spread the rumor to anti gunners that they are correct, inanimate objects can influence their owners. Then we add that certain firearms are particularly virtuous, not evil, benefitting from the virtue of their users. An AR-15, for example, is virtuous because its cousin the M-16 is used by the virtuous US military. Ditto for the Baretta M9 clones, the 1911s, and so on. And revolvers are virtuous because police used to use them. Glocks and other semiauto pistols are virtuous because police use them today. Black powder firearms are virtuous due to association with the American revolution.

    It gets a bit harder when virtue needs to be ascribed to AKs and Makarovs, but we’ll come up with something. The anti’s should not be that hard to befuddle.

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