Breitbart reports a group of anti war protesters are calling for banning all weapons.
Considering the vast range of potential weapons and the vast range of things that can be used as weapons I suspect they have been raiding Moonbeam Brown’ fairy dust stash.
The original deadly weapon was a hand, which can be used as a bludgeon or to strangle a victim. Rocks, Cain’s weapon of choice, were second, and using sinew to hold a pointed stone in the cleft of a stick increased the potential lethality of an individual by many times.
Of course, the fairy dust folk could say they were only talking about nuclear weapons. President Ronald Reagan put his finger on that problem when he said “Trust but verify.”
It would be easy to trust the NORK’s – but effective verification is not possible. Nor is it possible to verify any other contry’s scrapping nuclear weapons. Nor is it particularly desirable to do so.
Since the first proto-human balled up his fist and hit one of his or her fellows it has been “Hit me, get hit.” This tit for tat relationship continues to this day, where the polich is described as MAD, Mutually Assured Destruction. “Nuke my country, and get nuked ten times as much.”
MAD has been the peacekeeper for thousands of years. Here in the real world, the safest socities are the most heavily armed, a fact of life that is easy to prove.
Banning weapons insures that only those who will abuse those weapons have them. And that is not by any means a good thing.