Sunday, February 25, 2007

TX: Intruders shot during home invasion: "Dallas police continued Thursday to investigate a home invasion and robbery that led to the shooting of two suspects. Three people were in an apartment in the 6800 block of Skillman Street around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, when two men entered, police said. One of the apartment occupants handed a handgun to another occupant, who shot the two intruders. Both suspects were taken to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. One of the suspects, Roy Anthony Saldana, 20, was listed in serious condition. The two men were face charges of aggravated robbery, police said."

Pilot program: Repeal all gun laws for 5 years: "Given the successes of those states issuing concealed carry permits to citizens, I suggest a nationwide pilot program: the repeal of all anti-gun laws -- all 22,000 of them -- for a period of five years. This includes a moratorium on all new gun laws for five years, and suspension of all court cases pending for weapons charges with the exception of violent crimes involving a gun. Owning a certain rifle is considerably different from holding up a liquor store with a gun. The object is, of course, to demonstrate the truth and genius of the sovereignty of the law-abiding, and to give trial to the second amendment's ageless place in our society. ... Understand, members of Congress, that we do not take the law into our own hands -- we are the law. Nothing could recognize that better than repealing all gun laws."

Gang violence: What would libertarians do?: "People who ask 'what should we, as a society, do' about a given problem always conclude that we need more laws, policies and programs as if we did not have enough already. America has more social programs than any other country on the planet. Insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results. We drive ourselves crazy enacting more and more laws, policies and programs while the problems we attempt to solve get worse and worse."

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