Convenience stores sometimes get robbed. That’s wrong.
But suppose lobbyists for the convenience store industry got congress to pass legislation that would authorize the stores to:
- Keep assault weapons under the counters;
- Use them at will under a “shoot first, ask questions later” policy; and
- Exempt them from responsibility for using deadly force if they could say, “he/she looked suspicious to me!”
That is the equivalent of what the backers of SOPA / PIPA are attempting to do.
But don’t stop there.
(And now, back to our regularly-scheduled programming…)