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Satoshi Kanazawa arguing that the US militia should have access to nuclear warheads, or is he playing devil's advocate? Dangerous game either way.

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  1. Heh, I just got done saying how I'm through with Kanazawa, but I thought it was pretty clear he was making a reductio ad absurdum argument against the Second Amendment. Sherkat made a similar point not that long ago, that the Second Amendment is pretty freakin' unambiguous, and that if we were really serious about adhering to the written law, we would have to eliminate all legislation relating to gun control, or control of any type of weapon; or we would have to repeal the Second Amendment. I don't see any flaw in this logic, only the plain pragmatic objection that of course we are not going to actually repeal it any time soon, and we need to regulate guns, say nothing of nuclear arsenals... so we're just going to look the other way and pretend the Second Amendment says something other than what it plainly states.

    That's how I interpreted Kanazawa's remarks. At least I hope that's what he meant!

  2. Agreed, it's pretty clear. My remark about it being a dangerous game is just that Kanazawa has previously said really absurd things, as you are well aware of.


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