Comment: This is why I am a long-run optimist...

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This is why I am a long-run optimist...

We are reaching a point where technology is advancing so rapidly, politicians and their laws cannot hope to keep pace...

RIGHT NOW, anyone who wants to print up a working lower receiver (the only part of a gun that is currently regulated) can do so. Forget background checks, forget registration, forget "mental competency tests." If someone -- anyone -- wants a gun, they will have one.

The genie is out of the bottle. The question is... how to we want to deal with him?

This reality pushes all debate to the very crux of the issue: do we want liberty, or do we want prison? There's really no middle ground left. Will we learn to trust in liberty, or cower in fear and demand absolute totalitarianism?

I am hopeful that when faced between a choice of liberty vs. despotic statism, the answer will be clear enough...