During a discussion the other day, a gun control advocate was making her case for banning assault weapons.
“Why does anybody need an assault weapon anyway?”
As I started thinking about it, I realized proponents of the government doing this or that often use the “need” argument to brush aside those who oppose government action.
Nobody “needs” an assault weapon, so we should have no problem with the government banning them.
Nobody “needs” to fly, so we shouldn’t complain about a TSA agent groping us in the airport. Just take the bus!
Rich people don’t “need” all that money, so they shouldn’t protest a tax increase.
If you don’t have anything to hide, you don’t “need” to worry about government searching or prying into your private life.
If you’re not a terrorist, you don’t “need” to worry about NDAA indefinite detention.Details