1997-06-14 - Re: Do reporters have special rights the rest of us don’t have?

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 3f9d980e9164061fbd7fb8eb99ce976e372704280cc4d6db34f34349797e5edf
Message ID: <19970613201551.40314@bywater.songbird.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-14 03:36:00 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 11:36:00 +0800

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 11:36:00 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Do reporters have special rights the rest of us don't have?
In-Reply-To: <v03102806afc72cece4f0@[]>
Message-ID: <19970613201551.40314@bywater.songbird.com>
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On Fri, Jun 13, 1997 at 07:10:35PM -0700, Tim May wrote:
> At 12:36 PM -0700 6/13/97, Robert Hettinga wrote:
> >Awwww, Caaa'monnn.
> >
> >You mean they can license handguns, but not reporters???
> Indeed, it is strange. What part of "Congress shall make no law" do they
> not understand?

The second amendment does not include that phrase.  The first 
amendment does.  Perhaps they understand it a great deal better than 

                            Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 

                           Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free
State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be

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