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Tue, Sep. 8th, 2009, 02:40 am
WTF of the day

a movie about a man living in the midst of tel-aviv, who has (at least) 32 wives and 89 children and the authorities are unable to do anything about it.

W.T.F?!

Wed, Sep. 9th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
talash

I do not find it helpful in cases of protection and rights to look at anything other than individuals.

then let's agree to disagree.

Here it's ok to own as many cars as you like, the restrictions are on driving

actually, afaik, it varies by state too; in any case you are going to have a difficulty buying a new car if you don't have a license (and i dare you to prove me wrong on that empirically).

and anyway, yeah-- the assumption with a car is that if you buy it, you probably need to drive it. same with guns: you buy it, you probably need or might sometime need to fire it (although i'm perfectly fine with people buying a gun to be used purely as a decoration, providing its firing mechanism will be disabled), for which you will need a license. So yeah, I think it is very logical to check that someone has such a license when the potentially dangerous item is sold.


Wed, Sep. 9th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
mme_n_b

Actually, I was never asked for my license when purchasing cars. However, I'm fine with your probable use assumption, and agree to restrict gun ownership to those who've proven themselves to be responsible by obtaining a license. As long as they are able to carry it, buy any kind of gun they want, and generally use it as they see fit as long as they cause no harm to others.

Wed, Sep. 9th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
talash

As long as they are able to carry it, buy any kind of gun they want, and generally use it as they see fit as long as they cause no harm to others.

http://talash.livejournal.com/390531.html?thread=638339#t638339