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Re: Are booby-trapped computers legal?

At 03:38 PM 9/6/95 -0400, [email protected] wrote:

>People who go round drawing parallels to gun ownership and cryptography 
>ownership are simply playing into the governments hands. 
Which of our rights would you have us surrender so as to not play into the
government's hands?

>Cryptography has net  benefits to society. 
You would have a hard time proving that cryptography has more, or
different "net benefits to society" than gun ownership does.

>Most advocates of gun ownership tend to convince me of 
>little more than they are a danger to society. Regardless of their case
they are 
>the biggest argument for gun control, and therfore poor advocates of their 
Statists say the same thing about crypto-advocates.  Talking about 
keeping secrets, and discussing which methods are uncrackable
by the government is not what a statist wants to hear - and neither
is talk about the real reason behind the 2nd Amendment.