Originally Posted by mlyonsd
If you made committing a crime with a gun a capital offense, what do you think the ratio of innocent people not killed in violent acts versus innocent people convicted and put to death would be?
I have no idea, probably pretty big ratio.
Originally Posted by Douchemaster General
I don't think they could have envisioned lots of these things, either.
But this wasn't a cruise missile. It wasn't laser guided. It wasn't a beam shot down from an orbiting satellite. It was merely a simple explosive device. I'm sure some asshole could have put some nails and buckshot in a metal container, filled it with powder and lit a fuse to it back in the late 1700s.
And I can't imagine that if somebody had blown up a bomb in that spot in Boston back then, that our founding fathers or anybody else would be terribly worried about the rights of the ****ing perpetrators.
Ok but if people built bombs back then and they didn't put that in the Constitution to not protect them then what is the problem you have? Obviously they felt protecting people's rights was very important.