1996-03-09 - Re: hammers, crowbars and remailers & Leahy

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From: Mutant Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <199603090236.VAA01595@bb.hks.net>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-03-09 06:33:15 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 9 Mar 1996 14:33:15 +0800

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From: Mutant Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 1996 14:33:15 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: hammers, crowbars and remailers & Leahy
Message-ID: <199603090236.VAA01595@bb.hks.net>
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Jean-Francois Avon (JFA Technologies, QC, Canada) wrote:

> What is the difference between an small hardware store owner
> selling a hammer and a crowbar to a guy that will commit burglary and
> a remailer owner providing services to , say, the same burglar
> who wants to sell his stolen goods.[..]

Be wary.  There are people who believe gun or ammo manufacturers (and
even knife manufacturers) should be held responsible for criminal use
of their products.  Bartenders or party hosts are already responsible
when one of their patrons or guests gets too drunk (though the connection
with knowing that the person is wasted is a bit clearer there.)

The people who support such liabilities think there is a clear connection
and it isn't very good.

You may as well argue about religion or how many angels can fit on the
head of a pin with such people.  They go by emotional arguments, in many
cases because they've a personal connection as or with a victim of some
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