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Agreed. I don't mind saying I'm wrong on that; I admit I have a typical American bias. I would say that HN is probably much more libertarian-leaning than the average US citizen but probably not enough to warrant my claim of a majority (of HN users). Can I claim my point is still valid though (re: guns as tools)? :-)



Well, like I said, I agree with the rest of your comment.

BUT - I think that technology is an amplifier - it makes things easier, quicker and more powerful than before.

Sometimes, building tools that amplify certain behaviours isn't neutral.

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