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Re: Crypto-law etc



> From: Chuck McManis <[email protected]>
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Crypto-law etc
> Date: Wednesday, September 17, 1997 2:35 PM
 
> The longer I follow the crypto "debate" the more I begin to
> understand what must have been the real intent behind the
> 2nd amendment of the constitution.
> 
> If the White House can get crypto code defined in the true
> legal sense (that is backed up by case law) as a munition,
> do US citizens then have a constitutional right to "bear" it?

Sure.  We get the same right to bear it as we have to own rocket
launchers, machine guns, or flame throwers--none.  The second 
amendment hasn't protected our right to possess those things, 
which pretty clearly fall into the realm of its direct intentions--why
would it protect our right to use crypto, which isn't even that clear
cut?  
 
> Just curious,
> --Chuck

--John Kelsey, [email protected]