Re: Guns [was Re: property Rights]

Michael S. Lorrey (
Thu, 27 May 1999 22:59:23 -0400

"Joe E. Dees" wrote:

> There has to be a central recordkeeping resource to ascertain
> whether or not a prospective gun purchaser is underage, mentally
> deficient and/or deranged, a spouse and/or child abuser, or a
> violent criminal, as well as penalties for breaking such laws, and
> enforcement of the penalties; otherwise they would be useless
> scraps of paper.

The Insta-check system is such a system. However, the FBI and ATF is using this system to keep records like a registration system, which is against both law and the constitution. I don't mind insta-check that much, so long as my record of purchase gets deleted. NOTE: The feds have not prosecuted one person since the Insta-check system was instituted for illegal attempted purchase of a firearm. Its been working for a year now. Paper tigers, anyone?

> As far as anarchy goes, postulated that you have
> a society of people with private property in close proximity with
> limited resources, and your goal is to maximize the freedoms of all,
> then your standard is that all people who are capable of assuming
> responsibility for the free exercise of their choices should have all
> freedoms that all others do, and in the cases of inevitable conflict,
> these should be resolved by equal and proportional compromise.
> Right away, you need an executive or enforcement branch to keep
> bullies from illicitly imposing their wills on others, a judicial branch
> to decide what is equal and proportional in each specific case, and
> a legislative to both set general standards for the judiciary to
> interpret in specific cases, and to enact refinements and additions
> so that the laws may evolve with changing circumstances. You will
> nweed a core document, or constitution, which clearly enumerates
> the inalienable rights to which all citizens are to be entitled,
> including minorities, and you need to allow the people at large to
> monitor the fairness and competency of those holding the positions
> whose responsibility it is to legislate, enforce and judge, and to
> expel and replace them at will; a popular vote.

Not at all. There is absolutely no reason all of these functions cannot be satisfied under the insurance/PPA/PPL model for a libertarian/free market anarchy society. Those that wish to live in no-right-to-carry communities can do so, and their PPA will enforce that wish under their standard contracts. I suggest you research this area before you baldly state that only a government can do this.

Mike Lorrey