Logicus Wrote:
Feb 17, 2013 6:29 PM
The chief error that the “PC” Police Chief James made was to define the term "offensive weapon” too narrowly. He implied that a gun is an “offensive weapon” because it is designed to cause injury or potential death, or to intimidate someone with the prospect of these outcomes. (It would be amusing to have him define a defensive “weapon.”) He did not consider the situation in which a weapon could be used – either to initiate an attack or to deter or stop one – until he started talking about why police officers have guns. Then he had a dilemma. He either had to admit that citizens could also use a gun defensively to “face any oppositions” (that is, to defend themselves against attack by violent criminals) or let stand the impression that