29 January 2008

No Star Trek Phasers Yet, But . . .

"For the Second Amendment, the results could be double-edged. If the Glock and SIG Sauer handguns of today were replaced by nonlethal stun guns, bans that covered these new weapons would be much harder to sustain under the Second Amendment. What would drive the push for gun control in the absence of bullet-ridden bodies? Legal rationales that may have seemed reasonable to deal with lethal firearms will seem embarrassingly unconvincing when applied to the nonlethal weapons of the future."

An interesting examination at Law.com on whether technology would change the way people look at self defense tools.

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