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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    I don't consider bomb recipes on the internet free speech anymore than I do sending ricin through the mail.



    Whatever happened to common sense?

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I don't consider bomb recipes on the internet free speech anymore than I do sending ricin through the mail.



    Whatever happened to common sense?
    Sending ricin in the mail could be assault, if not attempted murder. Creating a bomb that doesn't hurt another person or destroy another's property is nothing near a crime.

    Try a new strawman.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Sending ricin in the mail could be assault, if not attempted murder. Creating a bomb that doesn't hurt another person or destroy another's property is nothing near a crime.

    Try a new strawman.
    "Could"? A bomb "could" be an assault, too. Using your logic: creating ricin from a recipe off the internet that doesn't hurt another person or destroy another's property is nothing near a crime either.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    "Could"? A bomb "could" be an assault, too. Using your logic: creating ricin from a recipe off the internet that doesn't hurt another person or destroy another's property is nothing near a crime either.
    And you'd be right. If you jam a ton of ricin into an envelope and mail it to the middle of the ocean, I wouldn't see a crime taking place.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    And you'd be right. If you jam a ton of ricin into an envelope and mail it to the middle of the ocean, I wouldn't see a crime taking place.
    Says the guy who voted for the party of the flag burning amendment.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Says the guy who voted for the party of the flag burning amendment.
    Pathetic.

    I'm guessing that you're a Democrat? That's the party of Robert Byrd. Guess that makes you a racist, huh?

    Racist.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

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    Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech? Moot, Gipper, knock it off immediately.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I don't consider bomb recipes on the internet free speech anymore than I do sending ricin through the mail.

    Whatever happened to common sense?
    Since when is it "common sense" to give an authoritarian government more power?

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    The cat is already out of the bag. If instructions were banned in the USA they could still be found on websites in other countries and in books. Enforcing the ban would violate our free speech and privacy rights. Besides, if you can legally buy a gun capable of killing hundreds of people in a few minutes, why bother trying to ban bomb instructions?

    However, I have no problem with restrictions on the most dangerous bomb making materials that have few other uses.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Since when is it "common sense" to give an authoritarian government more power?
    I dunno, why do you hate your own country?

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