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Old November 21, 2012, 09:37 PM   #31
Spats McGee
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Originally Posted by dbooksta
No: This is true only if opponents and proponents share the same utility function. I believe that's unlikely, and the preamble to this thread asked it to be assumed for the purposes of discussion.
Wait a minute. You "asked it to be assumed for the purposes of discussion," but then your response is:
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Originally Posted by dbooksta
No: This is true only if opponents and proponents share the same utility function.
If you've asked "for X to be true for purposes of discussion," you can't very well complain if my statement is true "only if X is true."

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding utility function, but I'd be curious as to the basis for your belief. My belief is that I want to own guns, and that the anti-gun folks want me not to be able to.

I would be glad to have some of the NFA items return to an unregulated state. However, I see no practical way that "trading" magazine capacities away will achieve that.
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