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Why is the Possession of Anything a Crime?

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January 3rd, 2013
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by Eric Blair

Why is the possession of anything a crime in a free society? Ā It is the antithesis of freedom to stop people from merely having something.

Simply possessing something causes no harm to anyone. ItĀ is a victimless crime. Therefore, a crime should only be if the item in possession is misused in a way that harms others.

As the gun control debate rages on, Congress has introduced theĀ most restrictive gun law ever, banning the sale and possession of most semi-automatic weapons.

So what are we to make of the approaching “war on guns”? Ā If history is an indicator, the prohibition of guns will likely cause more violence, not less. Ā In other words, it will have the exact opposite effect as its stated purpose of reducing gun violence.

Drug possession remains illegal on the notion that the state has a moral obligation to protect people from themselves. Again, this is a victimless crime and a clear violation of individual freedom.

Additionally, some argue that society is better off with drugs prohibited. Yet that argument is getting tougher and tougher to make given the collateral damage to society caused by the drug war itself.

And, pragmatically, prohibition laws have never reduced the supply of the banned items. It didn’t reduce alcohol in the 1930′s, it hasn’t reduced drugs, and it hasn’t reduced prostitution.

If there is demand for something in society, there will always be a supply no matter what the cost may be. All prohibition does is to criminalize the peaceful behavior of possession.

So can politicians be stupid enough to believe that by criminalizing guns they’ll actually remove them from society? Ā Perhaps they are, but maybe there’s another motivation at work here.

Criminalizing guns in society will give the government a monopoly on firepower. Those who naively believe that government is a force for good applaud the idea. But what if those who control the government are tyrants? Only tyrants want to criminalize behavior that they themselves would still be allowed to engage in.

Criminalizing guns will also justify increasing the police state and will serve to fill prisons with more warm bodies who are only guilty of possessing a tool.

Finally, can it be that the powers that beĀ wantĀ to create more violence? Because that is exactly what will happen if they ban and attempt to confiscate a large majority of personal firearms. Surely they know this, so maybe they welcome it for some diabolical reason.

The prohibition of guns has the potential to be far more destructive to society than the war on drugs. It will create a black market that will make drug gangs look like pussycats. In this black market, both the buyers and the sellers will be armed.

Combating gun possession will not be as easy as arresting medical marijuana patients. It will assuredly be a very bloody endeavor if the government seeks to take people’s lethal possessions for no cause.

Criminalizing possession of guns is akin to prosecuting pre-crimes because of the potentiality of victims without an actual offense ever taking place.

If we’re not careful possessing ideas will soon be a crime as well.Ā Indeed, ideas scare the powers that be the most. Ā And as they’re losing the battle of ideas, they will naturally seek a monopoly on force.

Since guns may be the last line of defense for the idea of freedom, gun possession must never be criminalized.

Read more articles byĀ Eric Blair here.

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  • Wolf

    We have these fuckers outgunned and outnumbered on the ground. We also have insiders that will turn on the powers that be and sabotage them internally. Things will not be pleasant, but it’s not our fault either. Live free or die.

    • SKIP

      Please allow me to modify the Live Free or Die with Live Free or Start Killing those who would deny me that right.

  • ncjoe

    Agreeds. Why can’t I legally posses an operational nuclear warhead. WAH! My rights are being trampled by tyrants!

    • Lutz

      In case you don’t know, comparing a nuclear warhead to a firearm is absolutely stupid!

    • Lorin Partain

      Because, a nuclear warhead has no defensive use, only governments bent of world domination, like ours, have any use for such weapons. Defense of liberty might include a lot of weapons not currently allowed, however defense is the goal, and a nuclear warhead does not fit that description. Next time think before resorting to sarcasm.

    • Phil Kaminski

      You couldn’t even afford the carrying case for a nuclear weapon, as they are custom made for each weapon and cost a few hundred thousand apiece, much less, an actual weapon. Chump!

    • SKIP

      And WHY not! Our taxes helped develope them and anyway, who says none of us have any nukes? One simply does not waste a nuke on a welfare line or such.

  • sixpack

    Our “just us” system was initially created to punish wrongful acts against a VICTIM—now, it has been bloated to punish, well, everything else. The advent of “inchoate” (victimless) crimes into the legal dictionary destroyed the entire justice system, and it has snowballed from there, where it stops, nobody knows…

  • Locus

    MUST READ. GO FETCH Peter McWilliams’ “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You DO”

    The book
    http://www.bushforpresidentofiraq.com/aint.pdf

    About the author
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_mcwilliams

    Do it without copyright guilt or remorse. It was the now-deceased author’s wish that his books be made available on the Internet, for free. He put them there himself. I don’t know who is now running the websites trying to flaunt links to paper versions but they are doing society a disservice, like trying to regulate the words of one Dr Martin Luther King.

    Peter McWilliams was a gentle man and amazing author who developed a life-threatening medical condition, after going through many pharma remedies he discovered (late in life!) that only medicinal use of marijuana could help fight the nausea he experienced. But because he was an outspoken proponent of civil liberties he was targeted, hounded, literally to DEATH, by the DEA.

    ‘Aint Nobodys Business’ is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive and witty look at the rise of ‘victimless’ crimes in America, and how their enforcement has ultimately degraded quality of life and fueled corruption, intolerance and outright impoliteness.

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