The problem isn’t tools, it’s terror

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July 17, 2016
William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  
Posted in Commentary

"'Our rifle is only a tool,' Private Joker notes in Gustav Hasford's The Short-Timers (adapted to film as Full Metal Jacket). 'It is a hard heart that kills.' Focusing on tools misses the point entirely: When they choose to attack, terrorists will buy, beg, borrow, steal or make the tools to do so (the Tsarnaevs used pressure cookers, nails, gunpowder from fireworks and remote detonators made from toy car controllers). Terrorists don't obey laws or conform to regulations. If they did, they wouldn't be terrorists." (07/15/16)  


  • dL

    well, the problem is with the tools, too. If the state terrorist gangs were only armed w/ kitchen knives, i wouldn’t worry about them all that much.

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