(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

Chris P rasputin_ at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 18 11:13:06 PDT 2009

> >> But how can this be? It is basically illegal to own a weapon in San
> >> Francisco.
> >> How old are you, man?
> > I'm 34. why?
> That's a surprise.
> > and legal, illegal. meh. it's obviously pretty easy for people to get
> > guns if they want one.
> So why do you want to pass laws against them? It would be terribly
> inconvenient for me and a lot of other people. You don't like me or
> something? You got beef? I owe you money?
> If you acknowledge that the laws are meaningless, why insist upon having
> them?
> .

The existence of a law (in the sense of a law of ours, not a law of nature) does not prohibit the possibility of a thing, it introduces the expectation of certain consequences if its violation should be caught.

Glad I could help you clear up this ambiguity with a very difficult to understand word.

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