Trevor Stone (flwyd) wrote,
Trevor Stone
flwyd

Liberty and Death Sticks

I'm sympathetic to a lot of libertarian arguments, but I've always felt put off by the prominent position in which American libertarians place firearms. I just thought of a punchy way to express why it bothers me.

You're not at liberty as long as someone's pointing a gun at your head.

Libertarians tend to focus on unchecked power in government hands. But I'm worried about unchecked power in anyone's hands, particularly if I don't trust their trigger reflexes.

(Previous thinking about libertarian gun arguments.)

This entry was originally posted at http://flwyd.dreamwidth.org/373794.html – comment over there.

Tags: gun, libertarian, liberty
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